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Detailed record for Royal 11 D IX

Author Gratian, glossed by Bartholomew of Brescia
Title Decretum, with the glossa ordinaria
Origin France, Central or S.
Date Last quarter of the 13th, or 1st quarter of the 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 39 miniatures in colours and gold, at the beginning of each causa, and parts I and II (distinctio 1 and De consecratione) (ff. 6, 90, 112, 130v, 138, 140v, 143, 146, 152, 155v, 158, 161v, 173, 183v, 188, 191, 195, 207v, 210v, 212v, 213v, 216, 218, 226, 248, 259v, 263, 269v, 270, 279, 282v, 284, 288, 290v, 302v, 334, 335, 341, 342). Puzzle initials in red and blue with red and blue pen-flourishing, at the beginning of major gloss divisions. Initials in blue with red pen-flourishing, or in red with blue pen-flourishing.
Dimensions in mm 425 x 260 (270 x 160)
Official foliation ff. i + 371 (+ 3 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end, and 1 unfoliated medieval parchment flyleaf attached to a modern paper flyleaf at the beginning; ff. i, 2-5, 370 are medieval parchment flyleaves, f. 371 is a medieval parchment flyleaf attached to a modern paper flyleaf)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1995.
Provenance Added lectures: on causa ii, qu. I, cap. 19, beginning 'Lecturus sum capitulum 'Si peccaverit quod a Gratiano'; on causa xxiii, qu. Iv, cap. 22-23, beginning 'Lecturus sum cap. 'Nabugodonosor quod est insertum'; and a sermon on Genesis 12: 2, beginning 'Benedicam tibi', early 14th century (ff. 2-3).
Added sermon on Psalm 70, 17, beginning 'In nomine patris...Deus docuisti me', early 14-th century (f. 269r-v).
Added note entitled 'Discordancia canonistarum et theologorum', early 14th century (f. 269v).
Added discussion of a case of the martyrdom of Thomas of Canterbury, 14th century (f. 370v).
Thomas Aylysbyry, archdeacon of St Albans in 1336: inscribed 'Iste liber est de speciali p[ro]visione fr[atr]is Thome de Aylesberi monachi monasterii / s[anc]ti Albani doctoris dec[re]to[rum] ad usu[m] perpetu[um] monasterii predicti' (f. 5v]; another book given by him to St. Albans is 10 E VIII.
Roger of Salisbury, given by him to the Benedictine abbey of St Albans in 1336: inscribed, 'Anno d[omi]ni mill[es]simo trescentesimo t[re]cesimo sexto mag[iste]r. Roger[u]s de Sar[esburia] sacre theologie / p[ro]fessor dedit hunc libru[m] deo et eccl[es]ie s[anc]ti Albani. Quem qui ab eadem eccl[es]ia / alienaverit vel titulu[m] fraudulent[er] delev[er]it indignati[on]em dei et b[eat]i. Albani se / nov[er]it incursurum. Anima d[ic]ti mag[i]s[tr]I Rog[er]I et omnium b[e]n[e]facto[rum] p[re]dicte eccl[es]ie / requiescant in pace amen', 14th century (f. 5v).
Inscribed 'Iohannes Waytt of Sudbere...', 15th century (f. 4v).
The Old Royal Library (the English Royal Library): Westminster inventory number 'no. 1380' (f. 6), acquired by the Upper Library at Westminster after the inventory of 1542; probably in the catalogue of 1666, Royal Appendix 71, ff. 9, 9v, or 10; and in the 1698 catalogue of the library of St Jamesís Palace (see [Edward Bernard], Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae (Oxford: Sheldonian, '1697', but 1698?), no. 8373, or 8386).
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Notes Catchwords and bifolium signatures; lemmas underlined in ink and yellow; instructions for a display script in the lower margins.
Select bibliography George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and Kingís Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), I, p. 358.

Stephan Kuttner, Repertorium der Kanonistik, 1140-1234: Prodromus corporis glossarum (Citta` del Vaticano, 1937), p. 106.

Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books, ed. by N. R. Ker, 2nd edn, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks, 3 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1964), p. 167.

Roger E. Reynolds, 'The Isidorian Epistula ad Leudefredum: An Early Medieval Epitome of the Clerical Duties', Medieval Studies, 41 (1976), 252-330 (p. 303).

English Benedictine Libraries: The Shorter Catalogues, ed. by R. Sharpe and others, Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 4 (London: British Library, 1996), p. 558.

The Libraries of King Henry VIII, ed. by J. P. Carley, Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 7 (London: The British Library, 2000), H2.1380.
Last revised: 22 September 2009


Images
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King dictating the law

f. 6
King dictating the law
King dictating the law

f. 6
King dictating the law
Boy received into a monastery

f. 90
Boy received into a monastery
 
Boy received into a monastery

f. 90
Boy received into a monastery
Accused bishop

f. 112
Accused bishop
Layman accusing a bishop

f. 138
Layman accusing a bishop
 
Layman accusing a bishop

f. 138
Layman accusing a bishop
Accused bishop

f. 140v
Accused bishop
Bishop and two lay accusers

f. 143
Bishop and two lay accusers
 
Bishop before the pope

f. 146
Bishop before the pope
Dying bishop

f. 152
Dying bishop
Bishop ordaining clerics

f. 155v
Bishop ordaining clerics
 
Bishop and laymen

f. 158
Bishop and laymen
Two bishops before a judge

f. 161v
Two bishops before a judge
Dying clerk making a will

f. 173
Dying clerk making a will
 
Layman attending a mass

f. 183v
Layman attending a mass
Bishop and litigants

f. 188
Bishop and litigants
Bishop and pleaders

f. 191
Bishop and pleaders
 
Institution of a monk

f. 195
Institution of a monk
Sick clerk proposing to become a monk

f. 207v
Sick clerk proposing to become a monk
Bishop and monks

f. 210v
Bishop and monks
 
Two clerks before a bishop

f. 212v
Two clerks before a bishop
Novice returning to the world

f. 213v
Novice returning to the world
Clerk and bishop before a secular judge

f. 216
Clerk and bishop before a secular judge
 
Bishop and a clerk before a bishop

f. 218
Bishop and a clerk before a bishop
Bishops and laymen before the pope

f. 226
Bishops and laymen before the pope
Bishop excommunicating priests

f. 248
Bishop excommunicating priests
 
Bishop, pope, and king

f. 259v
Bishop, pope, and king
Bishop excommunicating a priest

f. 263
Bishop excommunicating a priest
Matrimonial litigants

f. 269v
Matrimonial litigants
 
Matrimonial litigants

f. 270
Matrimonial litigants
Monk enthroned

f. 279
Monk enthroned
Matrimonial litigants

f. 282v
Matrimonial litigants
 
Judge separating husband and wife

f. 284
Judge separating husband and wife
Marriage

f. 288
Marriage
Marriage

f. 290v
Marriage
 
Matrimonial litigants

f. 302
Matrimonial litigants
Pilgrim reclaiming his wife

f. 334
Pilgrim reclaiming his wife
Matrimonial litigants

f. 335
Matrimonial litigants
 
Man and woman at a feast

f. 341
Man and woman at a feast


f. 342
Two priests

f. 342v
Two priests
 

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