Instructions for a nun and the Passion according to St. John
[between 1450 and 1500]
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Script: Copied by one hand in Gothica Cursiva Libraria/Currens.
Watermark: Crowned Lily, var. Briquet 7252 (mostly 1468-1477).
Written in campo aperto in one column, 20-23 lines.
Headings and stroking of majuscules in red.
Binding: Nineteenth century. Blue mottled paper over cardboard.
Manuscript on paper containing 1) Instructions for a nun, addressed as "ma devote fille", by a priest, containing extensive Latin quotations, followed by their French translations, from the Bible, St. Augustine, St. Bernard, Cesarius of Arles, St. Gregory the Great, Isidore of Seville, St. Jerome, St. John Chrysostom, Macrobius, Origen, Richard of St. Victor ("ung docteur nommé Richart"), Seneca, Thomas Aquinas. 2) The Passion according to the Gospel of St. John, as read in the office of Good Friday (Jn. 18:1-40; 19:1-42), to be read when a nun is dying, in French translation.
ff. ii + 24 + ii : paper ; 135 x 95 mm.
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