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Ms. Codex 1620 - Faucher, Denis, 1487-1562 - [Poems on monastic life]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 1620 - Faucher, Denis, 1487-1562 - [Poems on monastic life]
Author:
Faucher, Denis, 1487-1562.
Title:
[Poems on monastic life] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy, after 1524]
Physical description:
134 leaves (16 manuscript) : paper, col. ill. ; 147 x 96 (109 x 69) mm. bound to 149 x 109 mm.
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:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, 16 manuscript leaves; [1-8] (at beginning of volume), [9-16] (at end of volume), modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 17-20 long lines or lines of verse, with the first line of text above the line; frame-ruled in lead.
Script: Written in a humanistic script, with the last poem written in a humanistic cursive or italic script (f. 16v).
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.
Binding: 17th- or 18th-century morocco, gilt spine.
Origin: Written in Italy (Zacour-Hirsch) after 1524, the date of the printed edition; probably between 1530 and 1550 (Zacour-Hirsch).
Printed edition is cataloged separately under the title Speculum perfectionis vene[rabilis] Fr[ater] Henrici Hierp ...
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1620
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1620
 
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