MS. Ital. e. 19
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession): no full description available
Humanistic italic script.
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.
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.
MS. Ital. e. 19 - Part 1
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.