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Bod-Inc: A-451

Ars Moriendi

Ars moriendi ‘Cum de praesentis exilii miseria mortis transitus’ [Italian] L'arte del ben morire.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Capranica, Dominicus [pseudo-: Preface.] Incipit: ‘[C]oncio sia cosa che della miseria del presente exilio intransito della morte . . .’ See DBI XIV 147-52, s. v ‘Capranica, Domenico', at 152.

a2v Capranica, Dominicus [pseudo-]: ‘L'arte del ben morire. Cioè ingratia didio'. [Also known as Ars moriendi]. Incipit: ‘Concio sia cosa che di tutte le cose terribili . . .’

d7v [Colophon, ascribing authorship to the ‘Cardinale di Fermo' and dating the composition to 1452.]

d8r ‘Laude didio et della Vergine Maria.’ Incipit: ‘Io sono la uita de Christiani fedeli | Che gli conduco a gli superni cieli'; 29 lines of rhythmic verse.


Imprint: Florence: Francesco di Dino, 8 Aug. 1487. 4°.


Collation: a–d8.

Remarks: Leaf a3 is signed aii.


ISTC: ia01106000

GW: GW 2624;

Goff: Goff A‑1106;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: O'Connor, Art of Dying, 157; Sheppard 5089.

LCN: 13980177


Copy number: A-451(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century brown pasteboards.

Size: 213 × 145 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 134 mm.

Provenance: Giuseppe Alberto Martini (1870-1944); armorial stamp on a1r and d8v; bought for Fr 50 from his Catalogue 8 (1901), no. 52; see Library Bills, 23 Jan. 1901 ‘Capranica.’

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. I9.1487.2.

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