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Bonaventure, Saint, Cardinal, ca. 1217-1274. Spurious and doubtful works, Stimulus amoris, [14--].
In Middle English and Latin.
1 vol. (198 l.) ; 30 cm. x 21 cm.
The manuscript contains a Middle English version of the Pseudo-Bonaventuran Stimulus
amoris (The Prickynge of Love), attributed in the MS to Walter Hilton, as well as
the anonymous work The Chastising of God's Children (also attributed to Hilton in
the MS). Written on parchment in Anglicana formata script in the South-East Midlands
region during the first half of the fifteenth century.
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, Ltd. on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn
Colophon on f. 74v: "Thus endith the tretis yclepid the pricke of love the wheche
was made of a hye clerke & a devout doctor of divinite yclepid Boneaventure of the
ordre of freris menoris, & after ward he was a cardinal of Rome & yclepid dominus
Albanensus, and sithin the same tretis was translat out of latyn in to englyshe by
the travaile & diligence of a religious persone maister Walter Hilton chanoun & governor
of the house of Thurgarton."
Incipit on f. 75r: "Here bigynnyth the kalender of this book now folwing the wheche
book was made of a discrete & a reverent clerke & a chanoun ycleipd maister Walter
Hilton governour of the hous of Thurgarton biside Newerk in the diosise of Yoorke
and he sente the same book unto a religious woman lyvyng solitarie clepying the same
book chastising of goddis childrin."
Inscription on f. 53r: Henry Richardson.
Inscription on f. 136v: Thomas Shorte.
Binding: Modern quarter binding on wooden boards.
Stimulus Amoris. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare
Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Hilton, Walter, d. 1396.
Devotional literature -- Early works to 1800.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.