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Rules and Constitutions of the Confraternity of St. Peter Martyr, Valladolid, written in 1558

MS. Douce 130
Held at the Weston Library

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'Comiença la Regia y Constituciones de la confradia y congregaçion y confrades de ... Sant Pedro martir' at Madrid, preceded at fol. iv by a list of the rules, and followed by a confirmation of them dated Feb. 20, 1559, and signed by P (edro Gasca) bp. of Palentia, and Pedro de Oviedo.

On fol. iv is also a certificate of delivery to the Inquisitors on April 21, 1745. At fols. viv, ixv are full-page miniatures of St. Peter martyr and of the Cross, both finely executed and with elaborate borders. On foll, vii-viii are four borders and miniatures of the Evangelists writing, at the head of Capitula from the Gospels. The date 1558 is on fols. iv, viiiv. The modern writer of an account of the MS. on fol. i suggests that the paintings are by 'Diego de Arroya, miniature painter to Philip the second at Madrid.'.


  • Creation: written in 1558


21 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Spanish; Castilian


MS. Douce 130

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21704

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On parchment, illuminated, binding: black stamped leather, with brass bosses and clasp, contemporary, re-backed


10 1/4 × 7 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom