The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark B.14.10
Manuscript Title Vaconius de Vacuna, Disputacio an pontifex possit dispensare ut frater accipiat uxorem fratris
Alternative Title Dead Brother's Wife
James Number 296
Date Cent. xvi. [c.1530]
Century 16th
Physical Description

23 lines to a page. Well written in italic hand with a neat piece of ornament at the beginning.

Provenance Given by Nevile.

At the end in a hand not that of the scribe, but contemporary: Ita, ut superius per me conclusum est iuris esse arbitror et propterea manu propria subscripsi Ego Vaconius de Vacuna Ll. interpres ac publiqe legens Illmi ac Rmi Carlis Ursini subditus et eius gratia impresentiarum familiaris. cuius authoritate fretus haec palam ausus sum edere. Salua semper S. R. E. determinatione . cui me subijcio. This is no doubt the author's autograph.

Donor Neville [Nevile], Thomas (c. 1548–1615), College Head and Dean of Canterbury
Size (cm) 23.5 x 17
Folio 23 ff. written.
Binding Italian stamped leather with gold tooling, and on each side lettered CONS . PRO . REGE ĀGLIAE.
Material Paper
Language Latin
IIIF Manifest URL
Online Since 09/07/2015


Title (xvii) on fly-leaf:
Disputacio an Pontifex possit dispensare ut frater accipiat uxorem fratris. A Vaconio de Vacunia.
Inc. Magna est profecto veritatis vis, quae licet fictionibus simulationibus seu quauis re aliqua obruatur.


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