Italy (?): mid-16th century.
1-126 leaves ruled in red including final pastedown, conjoint; 22 lines per page including line for catchword on every page; written in a 16th-century humanistic book hand, verso of final leaf of text with Society of Jesus logo drawn in gold ink; blank spaces on 9 leaves, presumably left for illumination. 1 vols. c. 147×107 mm. Beautiful Manuscript Prayer Book. Modern sheep, with clasps. Fine Item #303269
The first part of the text, through 74r, corresponds to the 1562 edition of a compilation of prayers known as PRECATIONES CHRISTIANAE, compiled by Johann Faber, the Catholic theologian, primarily from Pseudo-Augustine's MEDITATIONES and his SOLILOQUIA, Gregory of Nazianzus, and other Church fathers; the second part (after fol. 74v) is a selection of prayers with no clearly identifiable source — although much is taken from Augustine's MEDITATIONES — and the manuscript ends with a Litany.
A remarkable well-preserved and beautifully written manuscript in a clear Italian humanist hand.
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