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Poems on monastic life Ms. Codex 1620
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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Abstract

Preface on holiness in nuns and poems attributed to Denis (Dionysus) Faucher on religious life precede a printed edition of Hendrik Herp's Speculum perfectionis (Venice: Sabio, 1524). The printed material ends with a woodcut of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, and the following manuscript material begins with a hymn to Saint Catherine (f. 9r-10r), followed by additional poems on religious life. Most of the poems by Faucher are a addressed to a nun in the scholasticate (period following novitiate), except for one addressed to Antonius Rorincus (f. 8v).

Physical Description

Support: paper; Extent: 134 leaves (16 manuscript) : 147 x 96 (109 x 69) mm. bound to 149 x 109 mm; Foliation: Paper, 16 manuscript leaves; [1-8] (at beginning of volume), [9-16] (at end of volume), modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.

Layout

Written in 17-20 long lines or lines of verse, with the first line of text above the line; frame-ruled in lead.

Script

Written in a humanistic script, with the last poem written in a humanistic cursive or italic script (f. 16v).

Decoration

Full-page illumination of a nun on the cross above a 4-line verse titled Ad scholasticam (f. 1r) and an illumination of a skull surrounded by bones and flowers (f. 3r), both surrounded by text passages on scrolls; rubrication in red; paragraph marks in red or blue and 1- or 2-line initials in red or blue.

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Notes

Ms. codex.

Title supplied by cataloger.

Printed edition is cataloged separately under the title Speculum perfectionis vene[rabilis] Fr[ater] Henrici Hierp ...

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

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Keywords
Hybrid book
16th century
Illumination
Paper
Italy
Italian
Literature -- Poetry
Christian
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Place of Origin

Italy

Date

Written in Italy (Zacour-Hirsch) after 1524, the date of the printed edition; probably between 1530 and 1550 (Zacour-Hirsch).

Binding

17th- or 18th-century morocco, gilt spine.

Language

Latin, with the final poem in Italian (f. 16v)

Provenance

Possible ownership inscriptions on first printed leaf: F. Franciscus pradice [?]; Ballesdens.

Sold by Lathrop C. Harper (New York), 1962.

Transferred from Culture Class collection, University of Pennsylvania, 2012.

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Place of Origin

Italy

Date

Written in Italy (Zacour-Hirsch) after 1524, the date of the printed edition; probably between 1530 and 1550 (Zacour-Hirsch).

Language

Latin, with the final poem in Italian (f. 16v)

Provenance

Possible ownership inscriptions on first printed leaf: F. Franciscus pradice [?]; Ballesdens.

Sold by Lathrop C. Harper

Transferred from Culture Class collection, University of Pennsylvania, 2012.

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

Preface on holiness in nuns and poems attributed to Denis (Dionysus) Faucher on religious life precede a printed edition of Hendrik Herp's Speculum perfectionis (Venice: Sabio, 1524). The printed material ends with a woodcut of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, and the following manuscript material begins with a hymn to Saint Catherine (f. 9r-10r), followed by additional poems on religious life. Most of the poems by Faucher are a addressed to a nun in the scholasticate (period following novitiate), except for one addressed to Antonius Rorincus (f. 8v).

Notes

Ms. codex.

Title supplied by cataloger.

Printed edition is cataloged separately under the title Speculum perfectionis vene[rabilis] Fr[ater] Henrici Hierp ...

Script note

Written in a humanistic script, with the last poem written in a humanistic cursive or italic script (f. 16v).

Decoration Note

Full-page illumination of a nun on the cross above a 4-line verse titled Ad scholasticam (f. 1r) and an illumination of a skull surrounded by bones and flowers (f. 3r), both surrounded by text passages on scrolls; rubrication in red; paragraph marks in red or blue and 1- or 2-line initials in red or blue.

For a full list of Decorations in this manuscript please see the Content and Decorations section by clicking on the [i] button in the top left corner of the image viewer above.

References
Binding Images

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Spine

Keywords

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Hybrid book
16th century
Paper
Italy
Italian
Literature -- Poetry
Christian
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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