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MS. Lat. th. d. 22

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

Franciscan constitutions; southern France, late 13th century


Constitutions of the Franciscan General Chapel of 1292
Rubric: Constitutiones generales fratrum minorum
Language(s): Latin
Decrees of Franciscan General Chapters 1260–1282

Cf. A.G. Little, Engl. Hist. Rev. XIII (1898), pp.703–8, Arch. Francisc. Hist. VII (1914), pp.676–82.

Language(s): Latin
Franciscan constitions relating to the province of France
Rubric: Constitutiones provinciales ad certos titulos redacte

Pr. from this MS. by A.G. Little, Engl. Hist. Rev. XVII (1902), 512–8, Arch. Francisc. Hist. VII (1914), 449–53

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: capitulum generale
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 46 leaves numbered 1–43, 46–48
Dimensions (leaf): 230 × 160 mm.
Dimensions (written): 130 × 80 mm.


1(10) – 4(10), 5(8) (wants 4, 5) catchwords


23 long lines


Fleuronée initials. (P&A i. list p. 72)

Red initials, a few flourished in black, the rest plain.

Accompanying Material

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.


Origin: 13th century, end ; French, South

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.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.