A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Ital. e. 19

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession): no full description available

Physical Description

Composite
Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: i (15th-century parchment) + 48 + i (15th-century parchment)
Dimensions (leaf): 195 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 160-5 × 90 mm.
Foliation: The main text leaves foliated in 18th/19th-century ink, 1-47; the remaining leaves numbered in modern pencil: i and 48-9.

Layout

19-20 lines

Hand(s)

Humanistic italic script.

Binding

Plain parchment over thin pasteboards; two ties at the fore-edge lacking; the spine inscribed in 19th-century ink from top to bottom 'INDVLGENTIA DELLA PORTIVNCVLA. MS. del Sec. XVI'; the pastedowns and conjoint flyleaves made from two whole leaves of an early 15th-century copy of Cicero written in a fine humanistic hand.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Inscribed 'No. 369.' 18th/19th century (fol. i verso).

J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-1889).

Presented by him to the Plymouth Proprietary Library, as recorded on a printed paper label, inscribed 'No.. 36.' and 'C1. .12.', another paper label is inscribed 'Glass Case | B. [crossed through and altered to J.] (cf. MS. Lat. misc. e. 127).

Sold by the Library at Sotheby's, 11 July 1978, lot 28, bought by Quaritch on behalf of the Bodleian.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.

MS. Ital. e. 19 - Part 1

Contents

Dell' Indulgenza della Portiuncula

An account of the manner in which St. Francis obtained an Indulgence of the Portiuncula (the little chapel of St. Mary of the Angels, near Assisi) from Pope Honorius III in 1216, giving remission of sins to all who should visit the Portiuncula on any 2 August, the day of its consecration after St. Francis restored it. The text is taken from the Franciscan Bartolomeo de Rinonichi da Pisa's De conformitate vitae B. Francisci ad vitam Domine Iesu, officially approved by the Order in 1399.

Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 15th century, first half; added receipt dated 1555 ; Italian

MS. Ital. e. 19 - Part 2

Contents

(flyleaves)
Cicero , Somnium Scipionis (K. Ziegler, ed., De Republica (Leipzig, 1964), 133-5 and 135-6.)
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Hand(s)

Probably written by Giovanni Aretino.

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; Italian