Sixth Book of Papal Letters
Liber Sextus Decretalium
Author of text Pope Boniface VIII (about 1234–1303)
Place of Manufacture: Europe, Germany
Overall (page dimensions): 36.7 x 26.4 cm (14 7/16 x 10 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink and pencil (modern) on parchment
Not On View
The Sixth Book of Papal Letters of Pope Boniface VIII, each page with with two columns of 50 text lines in Latin. Bounding lines light plummet, margins doubled and full-length to all edges; writing lines, in light plummet, do not cross intercolumnar space, prickings preserved in upper and lower margins for bounding lines, in outer margin for writing lines.
Written in a German bâtarde script in black ink with red rubrics. Red heading reads “Liber sextus Titulus XLVIIus.”
Nineteenth-century pencil notation in lower left margin of f. 2v reads "Liber sextus MS circ. 1420."
By 1913, Dr. Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 1917, gift of Dr. Denman Waldo Ross. (Accession date: February 15, 1917)
 From 1913 until it was accessioned, this manuscript was on loan to the MFA from Dr. Denman Waldo Ross.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection