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Statutes of St. Mary Hospital, Florence, written in about A.D. 1600 in Venice (?)

MS. Bowyer 4
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

'... Magni & præexcellentis Hospitalis titulo Sanctæ Mariæ Nouę in vrbe Florentina, principium ordo et Institutio ...', consisting almost entirely of the statutes of the hospital.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1600 in Venice (?)


32 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Bowyer 4

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 22083

Custodial History

There is a bookplate bearing a blackamoor holding a palm branch in his right hand (17th cent. ?). Bought by 'George Bowyer, Temple', probably in 1834.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1842.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in a green baize cover, binding: binding is leaf of a 14th cent. folio Latin antiphonary


9 1/2 × 6 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom