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[Miscellany of religious verse and prose] [manuscript].

Publication:
[Siena?, 1400-1599]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
54 leaves : paper ; 212 x 143 mm. bound to 219 x 143 mm.
Subjects:
Catherine, of Siena, Saint, 1347-1380.
Jesus Christ -- In literature.
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- in literature.
Catholic Church -- Doctrines.
Devotional literature, Italian.
Italian literature -- Early works to 1800.
Italian poetry -- Early works to 1800.
Spirituality -- Catholic Church.
Form/Genre:
Anthologies.
Codices.
Poems.
Prayers.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Language:
Italian, with one prayer in Latin.
Summary:
Collection of religious verse and some prose.
Contents:
1. f.2r-6r: Visione contemplativa [21 eight-line stanzas] (incipit: Questa si chiama una visione contemplativa la quale visione fu mostrata a uno grande procettore et cosi co lui che cosi vidde la ricopio poi in rima).
2. f.6v-7r: Untitled poem (perhaps a continuation of the previous, in a different hand) [35 lines] (incipit: Pero ti[m?]pito che tumiri spondi / ...).
3. f.8r-8v: Oratione (incipit: Qui addomanda la gratia de la quale tu ai desiderio davere, Per la quale oratione te singularmente prego come certa cosa ...).
4. f.8v-9v: Oratione della Vergine Maria (incipit: Ad voi signor mio Yesu Christo ...)
5. f.12r: [Fragment of?] two seven-line verses.
6. f.12r-13v: La laude del corpo di Christo [one two-line and eleven six-line stanzas] (incipit: Ogniuno adori in questo pan sagrato ...).
7. f.13v-14v: La laude di santa Caterina da Siena [one four-line and seven five-line stanzas] (incipit: Qual vergine a dio sia tanto acietta ...).
8. f.14v-17r: La laude del venardi santo [eight eight-line stanzas], followed by another untitled poem [one two-line and nine six-line stanzas].
9. f.17r-18v: Laude del vano parlare.
10. f.18v-19v: Laude di santo Ansano martire.
11. f.19v-22v: Laude [pestilence in Siena].
12. f.32r-33v: Prayers.
13. f.34r-36r: Thirty three-line poems (incipit: Ave pastor al sommo grado dengnio ...).
14. f.37r-40r: Francesco Petrarca. Oratione optima a nostra dona di misere [Canz. 366].
15. f.41r-v: Prayer in Latin.
16. f.43r-44r: Historical data regarding Florence, 1186-1327.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, i (modern paper) + 54 + i (modern paper); [1-54]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Script: Written in cursive script by different hands.
Decoration: Red or blue initials, some with ornamentation (f. 12r, 37r); rubricated headings.
Binding: Modern boards.
Origin: Written in Siena in the 15th and 16th centuries (Zacour-Hirsch).
Various stains and smudges.
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Jacques Rosenthal, 1959.
Cited in:
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. 107 (Ms. Italian 73).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 315
Contains:
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374. Rime. Selections.
Oratione optima a nostra dona di misere.
OCLC:
155964357
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