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Ms. Codex 637 - Montalembert, Adrien de - La merveilleuse histoire de l'esprit qui depuis n'agueres cest apparu au monastere des religieuses de Saint Pierre de Lyon : Laqu'elle est pleine de grande admiration comme l'on pourra voir par la lecture du present liure 1528
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Other: Ms. Codex 637 - Montalembert, Adrien de - La merveilleuse histoire de l'esprit qui depuis n'agueres cest apparu au monastere des religieuses de Saint Pierre de Lyon : Laqu'elle est pleine de grande admiration comme l'on pourra voir par la lecture du present liure 1528
Author:
Montalembert, Adrien de.
Title:
La merveilleuse histoire de l'esprit qui depuis n'agueres cest apparu au monastere des religieuses de Saint Pierre de Lyon [manuscript] : Laqu'elle est pleine de grande admiration comme l'on pourra voir par la lecture du present liure 1528.
Origin:
Lyon, 1712.
Physical description:
52 leaves : paper, ill. ; 191 x 142 (140 x 105) mm. bound to 196 x 150 mm.
Summary:
18th-century manuscript copy of a work published in 1528 with an additional (unpublished?) work by the same author dated 1525. Describes apparitions, the torment of young religious by devils and exorcism in the abbey. Also includes an inventory of the sacristy of the Abbey de St. Pierre de Lyon dated 24 September 1503. The second work describes apparitions of sister Alix de Tessieu to members of the religious community. Manuscript leaf with prayers for vespers and lauds in Latin pasted inside front cover.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from illustrated title page (f. 1r); Titles for second work from title page (f. 37r), and caption title (f. 38r). Attribution from colophon (f. 34v) and from the introduction to the second work (f.38r-39v)). Date for the second work, 1525, (f. 39r).
Pagination: Paper, ii (contemporary paper) + 54 + ii (contemporary paper); [ii], 1-66, [viii], 1-27, [i], contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners; [1-52], modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. References in this record are to modern foliation.
Script: Written in a cursive script, with the first work in the hand of Eholin Vautier and the second work in a different hand.
Decoration: Title pages illustrated with pen and ink borders (f. 1r, 37r); pen and ink design (f. 37v).
Binding: 18th-century calf.
Origin: Written in Lyon in 1712 (f. 34v).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 637
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 637
 
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