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, rubrics.


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).


    A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 17

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.