StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS LAT/24
TitleBartholomew of Pisa Manuscript
Date15th century
DescriptionManuscript volume, 15th century, containing Bartholomew of Pisa's 'De Conformitate Vitae Sancti Francisci Ad Vitam Domini Jesu Christi' (On the conformity of the life of Saint Francis to the life of our Lord Jesus Christ) and lists of privileges etc granted to the Friars Minor (Franciscans), extracted from papal registers by Marcus Trevisanus, minister of the Roman province. The list is dated 1418 in the rubric on folio 313v.
Extent1 volume containing 315 leaves
AdminHistoryWritten in Italy, perhaps by Franciscus de Arimino.
CustodialHistoryThe manuscript belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), baronet, an antiquary and bibliophile whose collection included c60,000 manuscripts of various kinds. Various manuscripts were sold after Sir Thomas's death, some to the German government, and were dispersed to several libraries. This manuscript was purchased from the Phillipps collection by Dr Walter Seton in 1911. Formerly Phillipps MS 12783.
AcquisitionPurchased at the Seton sale at Sotheby's in 1927 and presented to University College London by the British Society of Franciscan Studies and others.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
FindingAidsList at University College London Special Collections; N R Ker, 'Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries' (London and Oxford, 1969).
PublnNoteFor an account of this manuscript, see Walter Seton, 'Two manuscripts of Bartholomew of Pisa's "De Conformitate" ', Archivum Franciscanum historicum, xvi (1923), pp 192-7.
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