Meditationes vitae Christi
- Meditationes vitae Christi
- Johannes, de Caulibus, 14th cent
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1400-1450]
- Publication Place
- Manuscript, on parchment, in a single cursive gothic bookhand, of this popular Latin devotional work on the life of Christ. Long attributed to St. Bonaventure, the work is now considered to be by the fourteenth-century Franciscan Johannes de Caulibus. This version, copied in England, contains the three "Canticle chapters" often omitted in later copies.
Annotations: numerous corrections and additions in a contemporary or near-contemporary hand, apparently the records of a collation of this copy of the text against another version.
Binding: modern brown calf over contemporary wooden boards (leaving original lacing paths visible).
Decoration: numerous two-line initials in blue and red.
Former owners include: John Enderby; Cuthbert Dale; Francis Dale; Rev. Matthew Snow; John Paget; Sir John Paget; Joseph Pope. Bergandal Collection of Medieval Manuscripts (Bergandal 27). Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, Ltd. (Sotheby's sale 2011 July 5, lot 88) on the Herman W. Liebert Book Fund, 2012.
Layout: laid out in double columns, ruled in plummet.
Script: written in a single cursive gothic bookhand.
- 94 + iv. l. : parchment ; 220 x 160 mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 1162
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
Jesus Christ--Biography--Meditations--Early works to 1800
Johannes,--de Caulibus,--14th cent
- Subject (Topic)
Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Devotional literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Devotional literature--Early works to 1800
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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- Johannes de Caulibus, Meditationes vitae Christi. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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