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Tractatus de purgatorio: MS 8-1955

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Titles

Tractatus de purgatorio

Maker(s)

Bernardino of Siena (Author)

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Paper (watermark up to fol. 87 Briquet no. 3540), i original paper flyleaf + 113 fols. + i original paper flyleaf, 215 x 145 mm (132 x 90) mm, 32-35 lines, ruled in plummet and brown ink, leaf signatures, catchwords

BINDING: Fifteenth century, blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, sewn on three supports, two metal clasps on leather straps with catches on lower cover, early paper title-label on upper cover: Tractatus beatorum Augustini et bernardini, spine re-backed and one metal clasp restored in 1955.

CONTENTS
fol. i recto List of contents
fols. 1r-31v Bernardino of Siena, Tractatus de purgatorio
fols. 32r-38v Augustine, Ad Cyrillum (PL 22, 281-9; BHL 3867)
fols. 39r¬-50v Extracts from anonymous text, Tractatus de Interiori domo seu de Conscientia Aedificanda (PL 184, 509-32), here ascribed to St Bernard
fols. 50v-66v Meditationes piissimae de cognitione humanae conditionis (PL 184, 485-508), here ascribed to St Bernard
fols. 66v-72v Pseudo-Augustine, Speculum peccatoris (PL 40, 983-92), here ascribed to St Augustine
fols. 72v-78v Pseudo-Bede, De meditatione passionis Christi (PL 94, 561-68), here ascribed to St Bernard
fols. 79r-84r Beneficia que deus contulit nature humane
fols. 87r-113v Robert Grossteste, Testamenta XII Filiorum Patriarche

ORNAMENTATION: One ornamental initial with penwork flourishing (fol. 1r); red initials [5 ll.], either plain or using voided foliate motifs, for new texts; red initials [2 ll.] for lesser divisions; red line-fillers; red paraph marks; ink guide letters; cadels.

Notes

History note: Sotheby’s, London, 6 December 1954, lot 22; presented by T.S. Blakeney in 1955.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Presented (1955) by Blakeney, T. S.

Dating

Fifteenth century, fourth quarter
Circa 1475 CE - Circa 1499 1499 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: voluntate seu
  • Secundo folio

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 8-1955
Primary reference Number: 176629
Project ID: 3563
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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