On the scribe: they were possibly copyist monks, commissioned by a cathedral college, where canonical laws were studied.
About his authorship: We believe that these are the Decretals of Gregory IX, commissioned to Raimundo de Peñafort by the Pope.
About the text: A sheet handwritten in both sides, in 3 colours. The initials are blue and red.
Its structure: 4 column text. The central area is framed with a text with larger letters. And two columns to gloss the central text.
Script: later Carolingian minuscule, pre-Gothic, Iberian area of influence.
Subject matter: academic, university, canon law. It could be the Decretales of Gregory IX, promulgated by this Pope in 1234.
About the manuscript: The manuscript belonged to a lost medieval codex. We think it’s a loose sheet, used as cover for a very later book of the 16th century (post-incunable) and that’s why it has survived. Proof of this is the trace of natural glue on the edges (shown in the photo).
Date of writing: late 13th century-early 14th century. In the dynasty of the crown of Aragon between the reign of James I the Conqueror and Peter IV the Ceremonious.
Origin: Northern Spain, area of political influence of the Crown of Aragon.
Conservation: Deficient, it has suffered a bookworm attack, different holes along the sheet.
Note for the buyer: Please, this manuscript is unique. It’s weak. It requires good storage conditions: to be kept out of sunlight or moisture, good ventilation, away from any possible damage.
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Raimundo de Peñafort
- Book Title
- late Carolingian manuscript
- Publication year oldest item
- Publication year youngest item
- single sheet
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Single page