Vitae et regulae SS. Francisci de Assissi et Dominici.

Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
[France?], [between 1300 and 1400]
Description
25 leaves : parchment ; 210 x 134 (175 x 117) mm bound to 219 x 142 mm.

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Rare books genre
Contains
Summary note
Collection of Franciscan and Dominican texts.
Notes
  • Incipit: [Uita sancti Francisci] "Adsit principio diuina potencia nostro. Incipit uita sancti Francisci de ipsius conuersatione in habitu seculari. [U]ir erat in ciuitate Assisii, Franciscus nomine, cuius memoria in benedictione est..." -- [Miracles] "Incipiunt quedam miracula ipsius post mortem ostensa de sanctis stigmatibus. [F]rater quidam de ordine minorum officio predicator..." -- [Vita sancti Dominici] . "Incipit prologus in vita sancti Dominici primi patris ordinis fratrum predicatorum..." -- [Florilegium] "Unde ortum fuit quod salue dicatur post complectus et de eius efficacia..."
  • Explicit: [Uita sancti Francisci] "... ad omnia promissionem habens vite qui nunc est et future." -- [Miracles] "... per merita serui sui Francisci ad laudem et gloriam vnius dei et trini qui uiuit et regnat in secula seculorum. Amen." -- [Vita sancti Dominici] "... et spiritu sancto uiuit et regnat deus per omnia secula seculorum." -- [Florilegium] "... ita imperiam leticiam in eius conversione."
  • Ms. composite codex.
  • Title from spine.
  • Collation: Parchment ; fol. ii (modern parchment) + 25 + ii (modern parchment) ; catchwords ; modern foliation in pencil.
  • Layout: 44 long lines per page ; ruled.
  • Origin: Probably in France at Soissons or its vicinity about 1250-1260.
Binding note
Modern binding. England (?), early 20th century. The textblock is sewn on five bands laced into pasteboard covered in yellowish brown pigskin.
Language note
Latin;
Script
Cursiva libraria
Contents
  • 1.2r-26v: Uita sancti Francisci. Chapters 1–3, 5, 7–8, 12:1–9 (incomplete), 13:1,10 (incomplete), 14–15 of Legenda maior S. Francisci.
  • 2.12r-14r: [Miracles from Legenda maior S. Francisci]. The text consists of miracles 1:3–4; 2:1, 4; 3: 2, 6; 5:1, 2; 9:3–4; 10:3, 4. (6–9).
  • 3.14r-20r: Vita sancti Dominici. The text lacks chapters 40, 44, 47-60 and includes appendices 1-9.
  • 4. 20r-25r: [Florilegium of excerpts from unidentified lives of saints]. Includes six excerpts about St. Dominic.
Provenance
Unknown early and intermediate provenance. Offered for sale by Myers and Company in 1925. Robert Garrett purchased the manuscript on 9 April 1925 from Ernest Dressel North, who had ordered it from the Myers catalogue. His gift to the Princeton University Library, 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift of Robert Garrett, 1942.
References
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 1, pages 153-154.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Place name(s)
France
Title from printed catalog
  • Franciscan and Dominican miscellany
OCLC
1097214184
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