MS. Lat. th. d. 22
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Franciscan constitutions; southern France, late 13th century
Cf. A.G. Little, Engl. Hist. Rev. XIII (1898), pp.703–8, Arch. Francisc. Hist. VII (1914), pp.676–82.
Pr. from this MS. by A.G. Little, Engl. Hist. Rev. XVII (1902), 512–8, Arch. Francisc. Hist. VII (1914), 449–53
23 long lines
Fleuronée initials. (P&A i. list p. 72)
Red initials, a few flourished in black, the rest plain.
The binding is a papal indult granted to a number of clergy and laity in the dioceses of Reims and Laon, allowing them the choice of their own confessors, the use of portable altars and other privileges. It has the signature S. Comen. (Scaramutia de Trivultio, bp. of Como 1508–1518, cf. B. Katterbach, Studi e Testi 5.2 (1931), p.67) The name of the abbreviator is Blos., i.e. Blosius Palladius.
Provenance and Acquisition
Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792–1872), MS. 9479 (a trace of this number, '9[...]' survives on a characteristic Phillipps printed paper label on the spine), his sale, Sotheby's 17 May 1897 and three days following, lot 207 (inscribed 'Phillipps MSS | 207', fol. 1r), bought by Tregaskis for £1 1s.; bought from Tregaskis by A. G. Little in 1898, and given by him to the Bodleian in 1940.
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.