Franciscan and Dominican miscellany.

Manuscript, Book
[France?] : [producer not identified], [between 1300 and 1400]
1 volume (ii, 25, iii leaves) : parchment ; 21 cm


  • Title from printed catalog.
  • Script: Cursiva libraria with a slightly backward slope, by one scribe, probably French. Corrections and additions in a slightly later Cursiva hand.
Binding note
England (?), early 20th century. The textblock is sewn on five bands laced into pasteboard covered in yellowish brown pigskin. Spine title written in brown ink: “Vitae et regulae SS. Francisci de Assissi et Dominici. Ms. c. 1200.”
  • 1.2r-26v: “Adsit principio diuina potencia nostro. Incipit uita sancti Francisci de ipsius conuersatione in habitu seculari. [U]ir erat in ciuitate Assisii, Franciscus nomine, cuius memoria in benedictione est....”
  • 2.12r-14r: “Incipiunt quedam miracula ipsius post mortem ostensa de sanctis stigmatibus. [F]rater quidam de ordine minorum officio predicator....”
  • 3.14r-20r: “Incipit prologus in vita sancti Dominici primi patris ordinis fratrum predicatorum...."
  • 4. 20r-25r: “Unde ortum fuit quod salue dicatur post complectus et de eius efficacia...."
Garrett MS. 76 is of unknown early and intermediate provenance. The manuscript was in the possession of the London booksellers Myers and Company and was offered in their Catalogue 246 (1925), no. 249, which described it as having been made “probably in France at Soissons or its vicinity about 1250-60.” Robert Garrett (1875-1961), of Baltimore, Maryland, Class of 1897, purchased the manuscript on 9 April 1925 from the New York antiquarian bookseller Ernest Dressel North, who had ordered it from the Myers catalogue. His gift to the Princeton University Library, 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift of Robert Garrett, 1942.
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 1, pages 153-154.
Cite as
Garrett MS. 76, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other title(s)
Vitae et regulae SS. Francisci de Assissi et Dominici
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