Vatican Regesta 520

Page 696

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 11, 1455-1464. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1921.

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Vatican Regesta. Vol. DXX. (fn. 1)

[Gracie] Expectative in Francia.

4 Pius II.


  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern red leather label, with: ‘Pii ii. Expectat. To. i.,’ and on the bottom edge of the volume is the contemporary description: ‘i. Expec. var. Pii.’ There are 8 pp. of very brief Rubricelle, consisting of the names of the persons concerned and the numbers of the folios on which their bulls occur. These pages of Rubricelle are preceded by a leaf with the title: ‘Rubrice libri primi expectativarum in Francia registratarum apud me G. de Piccolomin(ibus) sanctissimi domini nostri pape secretarium,’ below which is again G. de Piccolomin(ibus). There are ff. i. to ccclxxvi. of text, at the end of the last being the usual ‘Gaspar Blondus.’ The volume belongs to the 4th year of Pius II, and consists of provisions and reservations etc. of benefices in France, with the exception of several bulls not concerning France, and therefore wrongly registered in this Register, the scribe's error being duly indicated in the margin of the Rubricelle by some such note as ‘Hic registrata propter inadvertentiam registrantis.’ For a fuller account of Reg. Vat. DXXDXXIII, the existence of which was made possible by the abolition of the Pragmatic Sanction, see Pierre Bourdon, LAbrogation de la Pragmatique et les Règles de la Chancellerie de Pie ii, in the Mèlanges d'Archèologie et dHistoire of the Ecole Francaise de Rome, vol. 28, 1908, pp. 207–221, especially pp. 220–221.]