|Creator:||Peter Lombard, Bishop of Paris, ca. 1100-1160|
[between 1450 and 1500]
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Copied by three hands: A copied ff. IIr-IIIv (the first section of art. 1) and ff. 1r-184v (Books 1 and 2 of art. 2) in Gothica Semihybrida Libraria; B copied f. IVr-v (the second section of art. 1) in Gothica Semihybrida Currens; C copied ff. 185r-355v (Books 3 and 4 of art. 2) in a narrower and more rapid Semihybrida Libraria with Bastarda features.
Collation impossible due to the tight binding. Most quires appear to contain twelve leaves. Horizontal catchwords at right, mostly lost at the trimming of the codex (see e.g. ff. 130v and 142v).
There is no decoration in art. 1 (a 3-line initial was provided on f. IIr). In art. 2 red headings, underlining of authorities and stroking of majuscules; 2-line plain initials, sometimes with long marginal extensions, in red or green in; similar 3-line plain initials at the beginning of each Distinctio in Books 3 and 4 (scribe C); The Prologue (f. 1r) and Book 2 open with a flourished littera duplex in the same colours (c. 6 lines). Books 1 and 3 open with a plain initial, respectively 3 and 5 lines; the opening of Book 4 has no special initial. The decoration is missing in some series of pages, such as ff. 162v-166v and 174v-177v.
Binding: Original, red-dyed pigskin over non-bevelled heavy wooden boards; the covers are blind-tooled with frames of thick and thin fillets and floral tools; on both covers the binder's name "Gassner" is stamped in a scroll. Five small brass bosses on each cover. Remnants of two brass clasps, attached to the rear cover, with engraved catches on the front cover. Spine with four raised bands. Yellow edges.
MS 116 in the collection of Bernard M. Rosenthal, Berkeley, California. Purchased from him on the Edwin J. Beinecke Fund.
Manuscript on paper of Petrus Lombardus (c. 1095-1160), Libri sententiarum. With Capitula.
ff. i + xii + 358 + i : paper ; 280 x 210 mm.
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