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One manuscript nominated for Medieval and Renaissance Women is this copy of the Rule of the Minorite Order of Sisters of St Clare, illuminated by Sibylla von Bondorff (Swabia, c. 1480): Add MS 15686, f. 32r

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Update: Here are my suggestions (all MS. Add.)

16950 – the great illuminated Seligenthal Graduale (OCist nuns) saec. XIII

11430 – the most important London MS. for the tradition of German religious women texts (saec. XVIII), only known copy of the letters of Heinrich von Nördlingen

15686 – this MS., illuminated by Sibilla von Bondorff (saec. XV), should be online like MS. Add. MS 15710 from the same book painter.

25089 – nice illuminated MS. (saec. XV), possibly the only known of a sister of a Nuremberg “Seelhaus”, see

18311 – MS. with the provenance Dillingen dominican nuns (saec. XVI), see

15102 – works of Hildegard von Bingen

Update 2023/03/28

According to

only Add. MS. 25089 wasn’t digitized.

“Steffen Voekel just ripped apart a 15th century missale a year or two ago and started parting out leaves on ebay”

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