Canonization of St Leopold

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 103 MS HISPAN 1
  • Dates of Creation
      15th Century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 volume containing 119 leaves

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume on paper. Written in a gothic textualis rotunda in black ink with alternating red and purple paragraph marks, exept for the first quire which alternates red and blue. Large initial capitals throughout worked in red and purple(/blue) with ornate pen flourishes. Bound in calfskin with an embossed coat of arms in the centre of the front and rear covers, the edges of the text block have been gilded.

Containing a text [by J F de Pavinis?] concerning the canonization of St Leopold and and the foundation of the monastery of St Leopold at Neuberg. Title on the foredge reads: "Canonic. De S Leopoldo" and spine title reads "Fondatione Monasterii S Leopoldi Neuburgensis"

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Presented to University College London by the German government in 1912.

Other Finding Aids

Dorothy K Coveney, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College London' (London, 1935); N R Ker, 'Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries' (London and Oxford, 1969); handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper manuscript bound in brown calf, lettered on the back with the title of the text, and with gilded edges. Red or blue initials and paragraph marks. 21cm.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Custodial History

The manuscript belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), baronet, an antiquary and bibliophile whose collection included c60,000 manuscripts of various kinds, some relating to the administration of Swiss towns. Various manuscripts were sold after Sir Thomas's death, some to the German government, and were dispersed to several libraries. Formerly Phillipps MS 4435.

Location of Originals

A translation, probably of a Latin text printed c1484.