Ms. canon law commentary; written and illuminated in Bologna, Italy, ca. 1360.
Texts: Novella super III-V decretalium (fols.1-24); Novella super VI decretalium (fols. 25-50).
Both texts - Johannes Andreae's Novella on Books III-V of the Decretales of Gregory IX and his Novella on the Liber sextus of Boniface VIII - are incomplete, lacking frontispieces and sections of text.
The frontispiece leaves to Book IV and V of M.747 are located in the following libraries: frontispiece to Book IV - Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, MS B-22,225 - see Gary Vikan, ed., Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975, no.l5, pp. 50-52; figs. 15a and 15b; for the Cambridge leaf see fig. 15c.; frontispiece to Book V - Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, MS 331 - see Francis Wormald and Phyllis M. Giles, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Additional Illuminated Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1982, vol. 1, pp. 320-321.
Decoration: 69 historiated initials.
Artist: Niccolò da Bologna (Niccolò di Giacomo).