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Saints' Lives and a few other devout texts

Saints' Lives and a few other devout texts

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Date: 1462.
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Script: Copied by one hand in Humanistica Textualis.
Headings in red, sometimes missing. Blue plain 3-line initials (Capitalis) with guide-letters, half inset; missing on p. 198. On the opening page white vinestem left margin border with incorporated 7-line initial, and white vinestem lower border with wreath in which a coat of arms is missing (a later hand, who made also a few notes elsewhere in the manuscript, has written in the blank space "Ipsa est antiquitas").
Binding: Nineteenth century. De luxe brown leather binding over cardboard, the covers decorated with gold- and blind-tooled frames; flat gold-tooled spine, with gold-tooled inscriptions: “LEGGENDE / DI SANTI / TESTO DI LINGUA / DEL / BUON SECOLO” and “TRASCRITTO / NEL / 1462”. Brownish marbled endleaves.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment (goatskin) of a 1) Ps.-Marcellus, Gesta Petri et Pauli. 2) Ps.-Bernardus Claraevallensis (Ps.-Anselmus Cantuariensis), Sermo de miseria humana. 3) Guigo II Carthusianus (d. 1188, Ps.-Augustinus Hipponensis), Epistola de vita contemplativa (Scala claustralium). 4) Italian version of Dan. 13:1-64. 5) Passio Ciryci et Iulittae. 6) Passio sanctae Caeciliae. 7) Passio sanctae Eugeniae. 8) Vita sanctae Theodorae. 9) Passio sanctae Theodosiae. 10) Passio sanctae Felicitatis cum septem filiis. 11) Passio sanctae Reparatae. 12) Passio sanctae Agathae. 13) Passio sanctae Luciae. 14) Passio sanctae Agnetis. 15) Passio sanctae Domitillae. 16) Vita sanctae Thaidos. 17) Passio sanctorum Simplicii, Faustini et Beatricis. 18) Vita sanctae Margaritae. 19) Vita sanctae Mariae Aegyptiacae. 20) Passio sanctae Ursulae et sociarum. 21) Vita sanctae Mariae Magdalenae, followed by three miracles performed by the saint.
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ff. iv + 123 + ii : parchment ; 250 x 165 mm.
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Object ID: 11003279
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