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Ms. Codex 33 - Gerson, Jean, 1363-1429 - Libellus de speculativa mistice theologie
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 33 - Gerson, Jean, 1363-1429 - Libellus de speculativa mistice theologie
Gerson, Jean, 1363-1429.
Libellus de speculativa mistice theologie [manuscript] / a magistro Io. de Gersono.
[France, between 1400 and 1450]
Physical description:
82 leaves : parchment ; 151 x 109 (105 x 72) mm. bound to 153 x 112 mm.
Contains the text of Gerson's De mystica theologia speculativa (pp. 1-68), De mystica theologia practica (pp. 69-111), and De passionibus animae (pp. 113-156). There is a short bibliographical appendix, Annotacio doctorum aliquorum qui de contemplacione loquti sunt (pp. 111-112). Also contains Pierre D'Ailly's De districtione in nocturnis pollutionibus, in an abridged form (pp. 162-163).
Ms. codex.
Title from f. 1r.
Collation: i, I⁴, II-III⁵, IV³, V⁵, VI⁵(+2), VII⁵, VIII-IX⁴, i.
Pagination: Parchment, ii + 164 + ii; 1-115 (even numbers supplied), [116-164]; 16th-century arabic pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners. Contemporary roman numerals appear on f. 35 and f. 62.
Layout: Written in 28 long lines.
Script: Written in a gothic bookhand. The D'Ailly text is written by a different scribe than the Gerson texts.
Decoration: Headings and initials in red. Some initial spaces blank.
Binding: Limp vellum, 20th century.
Origin: Written in France in the first half of the 15th century, perhaps ca. 1420.
This manuscript is of particular interest because it appears to date from Gerson's lifetime and because the text of the Gerson works differs somewhat from that of the printed versions edited in the 1960's.
A detailed historical and textual discussion of this manuscript, written in May 1991 by Prof. Marvin Colker, Dept. of Classics at the University of Virginia, is on file in the Library.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 33
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 33
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