Codices. Hagiographies. Poems. Manuscripts, Italian -- 15th century. Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Poem in eight-line stanzas about Saint Justo, a knight who after accusing Fortuna of causing great misfortune but learning about the transience of worldly goods, devotes himself to spiritual virtues and becomes a saint.
Ms. codex. Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch). Incipit: Signori e done azoche per fortune / Nisuno de nui se meta a desperare / ... (f. 1r). Explicit: Ad amar la pouerta a seruir a Dio / Al uostro onor chonpito el chantar mio / Finis amen laus Deo (f. 56v). Foliation: Paper, 60 + i (modern paper); [1-60]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Layout: Written in 16 long lines; ruled in lead. Script: Written in a humanistic book script by a single hand. Watermark: Similar to Briquet, Balance, 2501 (Udine, 1450; Treviso, 1464-1465). Binding: Modern boards. Origin: Written in Italy in the 15th century (Zacour-Hirsch); the dialect of the text suggests an origin in northern Italy. The printed edition of this work, produced from the Venice, 1490 edition, differs considerably from this manuscript. The printed edition can be found in Lommatzsch, Erhard. Beiträge zur älteren italienischen Volksdichtung (Berlin, 1950-1951).
Sold by La Medicea (cat. 51, no. 167), 1957.
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 97 (Ms. Italian 28). Lommatzsch, Erhard. Beiträge zur älteren italienischen Volksdichtung : Untersuchungen und Texte (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1950-1951).