Bestiary and Fiore de virtu, in Italian

Date:
Middle 15th century
Reference:
MS.132
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Description

Bestiary and Fiore de virtu. Folios 8, 9, 19, and the end of the second work are wanting. Written in a somewhat difficult current hand: headings in red. Ilustrated with 83 crude water-colour drawings of animals.

Contents

1. ff. 1r-36v Bestiary

f. 1r Delli singniori tutte le chose li quali gli uomini del mondo sanno e possono sapere ... f. 36v ... cogli altri eletti de esso nostro singnore iddio lo quale chol suo figluolo e chollo spirito santo vive e rengne per infinite secula sechulorum Amen. Deo Gratias.

2. ff. 36v-61v Fiore de virtu, incomplete

f. 36v Ho fatto chome cholui chi e in uno grandisimo prato di fiori elegi tutti li piu belli per fare una girlanda e pero voglio the questo mio picholo lavoro abi nome fiore di virtu. A]more binivolenzia e dilicazione ... f. 61v ... la terza sia intesso quando luomo giace chon una sua parente ...

Publication/Creation

Middle 15th century

Physical description

1 volume 58 [61 ]ff. 17th cent. boards. The last leaf is damaged.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1908.

Finding aids

Catalogue description modified in 2014. For original description, see S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

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  • 21256