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'In nomine supercęlestis ... Dei Deiparęque Marię perpetuo virginis, Magni et pręcellentis Hospitalis titulo Sanctę Marię Novę in urbe Florentia principium ordo et institutio incipit'. These are the statutes of the Hospital of st. Mary the Virgin of Florence

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MS. Bodl. 488

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'In nomine supercęlestis ... Dei Deiparęque Marię perpetuo virginis, Magni et pręcellentis Hospitalis titulo Sanctę Marię Novę in urbe Florentia principium ordo et institutio incipit'. These are the statutes of the Hospital of st. Mary the Virgin of Florence (founded by Folcus de Portinariis in 1284) preceded by an address to Henry vii of England by Franciscus Portinarius the hereditary patron of the Hospital, from which we learn that the king had asked for a copy of the statutes at a time when he was himself about to found a similar institution.

The royal arms of England, with badges, are on the border at fol. 3, which is in part smeared and injured. This was no doubt the presentation copy for the king.

Dates

  • Written about A.D. 1500 in Florence

Extent

40 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 488, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. 488

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17887

Overview

'In nomine supercęlestis ... Dei Deiparęque Marię perpetuo virginis, Magni et pręcellentis Hospitalis titulo Sanctę Marię Novę in urbe Florentia principium ordo et institutio incipit'. These are the statutes of the Hospital of st. Mary the Virgin of Florence

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. II, no. 2068

Custodial History

Manuscript 33 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'THo: Allen. D.[ono] D.[edit],' in 1601.

Physical Facet

On parchment with fine illuminated borders (one with figures), capitals, etc.; binding, green velvet and red silk with gold ornament, English late 16th cent. work, but the velvet is probably part, of the original Italian binding of about 1500

Dimensions

8 5/8 × 5 7/8 in.
Title
'In nomine supercęlestis ... Dei Deiparęque Marię perpetuo virginis, Magni et pręcellentis Hospitalis titulo Sanctę Marię Novę in urbe Florentia principium ordo et institutio incipit'. These are the statutes of the Hospital of st. Mary the Virgin of Florence
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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