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Bonifacius de Lupis, Founder's Will of the Hospital of Florence, extract

Bonifacius de Lupis
Early 15th century
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1. ff. 1r-13r Bonfacius de Lupis, Founder's Will of the Hospital at Florence, extract

Title: 'Ordinamenta et instituta egregii militis domini Bonifacii de Lupis, Marchionis Soraniae pro eius hospitale de Florentia'

Incipit: 'Cum ego Bonifacius de Lupis de Parma Soranie marchio huius hospitalis conditor...'

Explicit: '...uel omni alio iure quo melius ualere poterint. et hoc per yesum christum dominum nostrum. Amen'.

There are a few marginal annotations, in Latin and Italian, by various 15th cent. hands. The MS. is a copy of the relevant part of the Founder's Will relating to the Hospital at Florence, which was opened in 1387.


Early 15th century

Physical description

1 volume 15 ll. (last 2 bl.). folio. 231/2 X 20 cm. On vellum, original sheepskin binding over wooden boards, bosses and clasps wanting: rebacked. Parchment. Written in a clear gothic hand, 27 lines to a page. Illuminated initial with marginal floreations on the first leaf, and on the lower margin emblazoned coat of arms [unidentified]. 26 other initials painted in colours with ornamental marginal decorations.


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Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's 18/7/1919, Lot 86.

Location of duplicates

A digitised copy is held by the Wellcome Library as part of The Medieval manuscripts digitisation project.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


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