Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI

Ms. Codex 1620 Poems on monastic life

Title

Poems on monastic life

Authors

Call number

Ms. Codex 1620
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Language

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

Origin

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

Summary

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

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.

Support

Paper

Binding

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

Layout

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

    Script

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