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MS 216: Fragment of Summary of the Decretals of Gregory IX, 13th century

Identifier: MS 216


This is a fragment (12 folios) of a summary of the Decretals of Gregory IX, a collection of jurisprudence of Catholic canon law. It was compiled by Spanish Dominican friar Raymond of Penyafort, under the orders of pope Gregory IX. Contains 1 folio of Book I and 11 of Book III (Title xxxiv, De voti redemptione, to Title xli, De celebratione missarum).
Writing Well written with blue and red filigree initials.


  • 13th century


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


12 folios.

Custodial History

An English or French manuscript.

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland’s catalogue: Fragment.

Previous reference

Laing 499d.

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum

Binding: Unbound, in leather case.


22.22 cm x 14.60 cm


Foliation and number of lines to a page: ff. 12, in double columns, 40 lines to a page.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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