Meditationes in Passionem Jesu Christi
Analysis of Content
a1r [Arrivabenus, Petrus?]: Meditationes in Passionem Jesu Christi. ‘Prohemium'. Incipit: ‘[F]ideli cuique anime in via Dei . . .’ On the ascription of the authorship to Arrivabenus, the author of an Italian translation of this work, see D. E. Rhodes, ‘A Bibliography of Mantua: II. 1507-1521', Bibliofilia, 58 (1956), 161-75, at 162-3 and C. Cenci, ‘Fr. Pietro Arrivabene de Canneto e la sua attività letteraria', Archivum Franciscanum Historicum, 62 (1969), 115-95, at 125-6.
Imprint: [Milan: Leonardus Pachel, c.1488]. 8°.
Collation: a–g8 h4.
Hain: HCR 10989; C 2664;
Goff: Goff M‑430;
BMC: BMC VI 777;
Proctor: Pr 5979;
Others: BSB‑Ink A‑757; CIBN M‑272; Hillard 1365; Oates 2301; Sheppard 5018.
Copy number: M-172(1)
2. Thomas à Kempis, Imitatio Christi. Milan: Leonardus Pachel, July 1488 (T‑106).
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century Italian quarter red morocco for Boutourlin; marbled pastedowns and red and white silk bookmark. ‘M' printed on a rectangular blue label at the head of the spine.
Size: 160 × 115 × 20 mm.
Size of leaf: 153 × 105 mm.
Occasional marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early hand.
On a1r a very faded Italian initial ‘F' is supplied in gold within a square purple ground with floral and foliate extensions into the margin and gold dots.
Provenance: Ferrara, Benedictines(?), S. Michael; erased inscription in a humanist hand on g4r: ‘Iste liber(?) est [ ] [ ] Archangelij Ferrarien'. Another, unread inscription on h1r. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark nos 400-1 (‘Meditationes'); see Catalogue (1831); purchased at his sale for £1; see sale catalogue (1841), part III lot 114, and Books Purchased (1842), 21.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 6.61(1).
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