Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 423 (V.4.7)
Title: Tractatvs de Crimine Laesae Maiestatis
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Petri Sallate, Tractatvs de Crimine Laesae Maiestatis.
Pierre Sallate's Treatise on High Treason (Lèse-Majesté): (Incomplete.)
Begins (1, 7 recto line 1): perfecte cognitionis . paragraph mark [rubricated] Ideo tractaturus de crimine
Ends (14, 7 verso lines 28-31): et insufficientissimo Reserare condonauit | paragraph mark [blue] Cui sit Laus honor virtus et gloria | per infinita seculorum secula Amen | paragraph mark [blue] Ihesus maria | paragraph mark [red] Explicit deo gracias
Remarks: On 1, 1 recto in an XVIII. Cent. hand is written the number of folios, excluding those before the title page 119. Under this in an XVI. Cent. hand (and erased): initium delictorum que spreta.
On 1, 3 recto in a late XVII. Cent. hand: Collegii Paris. Soc. JESV. Under this in an XVIII. Cent. hand: TRACTATVS | DE CRIMINE LESAE | MAIESTATIS | PER PETRVM SALLATE consiliarium in | parlamenti curia Karolo Septimo Rege Francie. | creatum vide in fine Praefacionis aut epilogi | ANNO M.IVc.LX. Vertically along the inner margin of 1, 4 recto is the following inscription in an XVIII. Cent. hand: Paraphé au desir de L'arrest du 5. juillet 1763 | Mesnil.
1, 4 recto contains an eight-lined elegiac poem, in a nearly contemporary hand, beginning: Fratris Iohannis oliuerij in christianissimum | francorum Regem Carolum octauum | Epitaphium | Quisquis amas fastus et opes et stemmata Regum | Excipe virtutem Gloria fluxa perijt. Possibly an early effusion of Jean Olivier, who died 1540, Bishop of Anger. The rest of this page, after one line space, and twelve lines of the next, are filled with abbreviated notes in the same hand as above.
On 1, 4 verso and 1, 7 recto in an XVIII. Cent. hand is the same autograph: Goupil. (Query: Might this be Guillaume-François-Charles Goupil de Préfeln (1727-1801), deputy, politician and judge, who defended (July 15, 1791) the sacrosanct character of Louis' kingship?) The inner sheet of the first quire is gone, involving the loss of the author's preface. Probably removed for its illumination. In 14, 6 verso line 2, the author dates the composition of this work from the trial of the Duc D'Alençon (1409-76) with his accomplices in the town of Vendome in 1456. In 14, 7 verso lines 9-10, he gives his name, etc.: Ego petrus sallate vtriusque iuris doctor | in alma famosissimaque vniuersitate aureliana. 14, 8 recto-15 1 verso contain a hurriedly written index (in the same hand).
Charles VII. (1403-1461) ascended the throne in 1422.
Charles VIII. (1470-1498) ascended the throne in 1483.
[Formerly S.4.12]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 10½ x 7½, ff. 121, originally ff. 124, well written in a notarial hand, in single cols. of 31 lines, each 7 3/8 x 4 3/4, ruled and margined with red ink, no signatures (cropped), traces of contemporary foliation (cropped), catchwords (mostly cropped), illuminated initials with gestures, red and blue initials, capitals following these initials and also initials of sentences throughout touched with gamboge, beginnings of paragraphs, etc., engrossed (by way of rubrics), paragraph marks alternately red and blue, few marginalia, much cropped, clean and well preserved, except for the loss of the preface, fol. sec. (septimo) perfecte cognitionis. Late Cent. XV.
Binding: Millboards, covered spattered calf, gilt-tooled edges and panelled back, saffron edges, title (gilt) on crimson and dark green morocco shields: CRIMEN | LAESAE | MAJEST | M.S. | 1460. | Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 348.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 347-348.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Jean Olivier d. 1540
Bishop of Anger.
author: Pierre Sallate
provenance: Guillaume Francois Charles Goupil de Préfeln 1727-1801
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