141 leaves : paper ; 295 x 205 (275 x 160) mm bound to 305 x 210 mm
An exhaustive official report of the Fourth Provincial Council of Mexico. The council was presided over by archbishop (later cardinal) Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana, one of colonial Mexico's leading developers of ecclesiastical law. This report contains a substantial amount of theological discourse and draws heavily on Church history. Many of the suggested reforms and decisions of the council are set in the practical context of the ministry to the Indians of Mexico.
Ms. codex. Title supplied by cataloger. Layout: Written in 23 long lines. Script: Written in a single, very neat hand. Binding: Contemporary calf, ornate gilt-tooled cover and spine. Colored endpapers. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 302.
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Phillips, T. Cat ms. 21283.
Manuscript was once in the collection of Sir Thomas Phillips (his no. 21283); number "33014" written on one of front flyleaves.