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

MS. Add. B. 62

Summary Catalogue no.: 29181


Cistercian Ordinances to 1288, with additions to 1301


(fol. 5)
Carta Caritatis
(fol. 9)
Rubric: Ordinatio Clementis pape iiii super reformatione ordinis
(fol. 67v)
Colophon: Expliciunt Diffiniciones capituli generalis conpilate mºccºlxxxviii

In several hands. Fols. 68–80v contain additions from 1289 to 1301 written in more cursive hands than those of the preceding text, each addition being dated at the top of the page.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 80 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 180 × 133 mm.
Dimensions (written): 135–40 × 95–102 mm.


1 col, 27 lines.

Fols. 68–80: 15–17 lines.


Coloured initials.



Blind-stamped leather, late 16th century, rebacked.


Origin: 1288–1300 ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Cistercian abbey of Chiaravalle de Bagnolo, dioc. Milan: 'Sum Monasterii Clareuallis', fol. 1, 17th cent.

Fol. iii: 'Nota che questo libro delle Diffinitioni dell'Ordine e del Monastero di Chiaraualle di Milano; il quale deuo restituire al prossimi Capitolo 1641'.

Bought at the William Bragge sale, Nov. 1880 (lot 1363) for £3.

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts; and the Summary Catalogue (1905).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.