MS. Lat. th. d. 23
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Franciscan documents. Italian, c. 1400.
The two Rules of St. Francis with papal and other expositions and commentaries including those of John Pecham (fol.25v), Bonaventura (fol.34), the Four Masters (fol.36v), and Peter John Olivi (fol.40v).
The exemplar was in some confusion, for cc.1–23 are on fol.88v–104 and the rest on fol.65v–88v.
Chapters from the Speculum perfectionis and other material.
Miscellaneous. The chief items are:
Added in a later hand of the 15th cent.
The MS. is fully described and the contents partly printed by A. G. Little Collectanea I (1914), British Soc. of Francisc studies V and Opuscules de Critique Historique XVIII (1914–1919) pp. 1–103.
36–45 long lines
Good border, initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 755)
Gold initials and partial border (fol.1), the rest flourished blue and red.
continental binding of 17th cent. speckled sheepskin, rebacked.
Provenance and Acquisition
S. Stefano, Fossanova, dioc. of Terracina (?) (see under Phillipps below)
Payne & Foss, 1848
Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792–1872) , MS. 12290, his sale, Sotheby's 6–9 June 1910 and three following days, lot 345, bought by Little for £20 10s. Described in the Phillipps catalogue as ‘Ex abb. S. Stephani de Nova Fossa’ (Fossa Nuova in the dioc. of Terracina), but without evidence for this ascription in the volume.
Given by A. G. Little , 1940.
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.