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Statutes of Pisa, written in the 15th cent. at Pisa

MS. Bowyer 2
Held at the Weston Library


  1. (fol. 1) '... Liber Constitutionum Pisane ciuitatis', with later notes, lists of rubrics and (fol. 68v) additions
  2. (fol. 73) '... Constituta vsus Pisane ciuitatis', the laws of the Curia Usus, first made in A.D. 1242, with supplements and additions written later
  3. (fol. 149) 'Breue Curie Arbitrorum Pisane ciuitatis', constitutions, written in a different hand, perhaps of the second half of the 15th cent.: at fol. 157 the quality of the paper changes: and at fol. 163 follow some miscellaneous constitutions, some dated 1318-1409.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent. at Pisa


172 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Conditions Governing Access

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MS. Bowyer 2

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 22081

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Custodial History

'Est domini Francisci de Franchis', early 16th cent., obliterated: 'Philippi Bonauenturij ex donatione facta a d[omino ?] Petro Rouezzano causidico Pisano', 16th cent.: 'Cassianus Put[eanus?] Vercellensis ... emit Florentie anno 1611 die 19 Nouembris à bibliopola Sermartellio ...' for 5 Florentine pounds.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1838.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 1/4 × 9 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom