Manuscript on paper containing 1) Augustinus Hipponensis (St. Augustine, 354-430),
Regula (Informatio regularis, Praeceptum). 2) Admonitions in German to conventuals
on points not expressly contained in the Constitutions (cfr. art. 4): about sins,
obedience to the superior, spiritual life, etc. 3) Precisions about the Constitutions
contained in art. 4: only the commissary of the archbishop of Cologne, the director
of the convent or the visitators are allowed to alter the statutes on certain points.
4) Constitutions of the convent of St. Maria zum Weiher near Cologne (Sancta Maria
ad Piscinam), excerpted, with adaptations, from the Constitutions of the Windesheim
Congregation and the old statutes of the said convent, and promulgated by Theodericus
archbishop of Cologne (Dietrich von Mörs, 1414-1463).
Krämer, Handschriftenerbe, p. 455: among the 10 surviving manuscripts mentioned is
a Liber statutorum 1450, sold by Antiquariat Venator, Köln, auction no. 42 (27 febr.-2
March 1975), lot 6, which is probably the present manuscript.
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch on the Edwin J. Beinecke Fund.
Script: Copied by one hand in Gothica Cursiva Libraria.
Headings in red; instructions for the rubricator along the lower edge of the pages,
mostly lost at the trimming of the manuscript. Red paragraph marks, underlining and
heightening of the majuscules. Plain red initials of various sizes with interior reserved
Binding: Early plain limp parchment register binding with flap.
Constitutions of the Convent of St. Maria zum Weiler near Cologne. General Collection,
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Monasticism and religious orders.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Germany -- 15th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.