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Beinecke MS 1162
England, [ca. 1400-1450]
Johannes, de Caulibus, 14th cent, Meditationes vitae Christi.
94 + iv. l. : parchment ; 220 x 160 mm.
Material is open for research.
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.
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.
Anotations: 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
Layout: laid out in double columns, ruled in plummet.
Script: written in a single cursive gothic bookhand.
Decoration: numerous two-line initials in blue and red.
Binding: modern brown calf over contemporary wooden boards (leaving original lacing
Johannes de Caulibus, Meditationes vitae Christi. General Collection, Beinecke Rare
Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Jesus Christ -- Meditations.
Jesus Christ -- Meditations -- Early works to 1800.
Johannes, de Caulibus, 14th cent.
Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Devotional literature -- Early works to 1800.
Devotional literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- England -- 15th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.