Summarium de vitiis et virtutibus
- Summarium de vitiis et virtutibus
- Title (uniform):
Summa de poenitentia et matrimonio. Selections (1459?)||Raymond, of Peñafort, Saint, 1175?-1275. Summa de poenitentia et matrimonio
Imperfect: ten leaves only. The text has been previously attributed to Raymund de Sabunde (see Haraszti), but is attributed to Raymund of Peñafort in Bloomfield, "Incipits d'oeuvres relatives aux vertus et aux vices", Traditio 11 (1955) 359 n° 909. Samuel Gruber, who has studied Raymond de Sabunde, also doubts Haraszti's attribution (see correspondance in library file). These ten leaves were originally folios 156-165 of a larger codex, as yet unidentified.
- Raymond, of Peñafort, Saint, 1175?-1275
- Caracciolo, Bartolomeo, -1362
- Former owner:
- Guerrini, Joachim, -1918
- Leonard & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)--Italy
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts (Collection of Distinction)
Virtues--Early works to 1800
Vices--Early works to 1800
Latin literature, Medieval and modern--Early works to 1800
- 10 leaves : paper ; 293 x 255 (205 x 127) mm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
- Place of origin:
- Table of Contents:
1. fol. 1-4v: De Septem vitiis capitalibus Tractatus fratris raymundi de septem viriis capitalibus/Septem sunt principalia seu capitalia.../virtutem naturalem usque ad mortem.
2. fol. 4v-7v: De quatuor virtutibus cardinalibus Quatuor sunt virtutes cardinales sunt prudencia iusticia fortitudo et temperancia.../...superfluum nisi diminutum.
3. fol. 7v-8v: De septem beatitudibus Septem enim sunt beatitudines in corpore.../...duplici nos benedictione glorificet qui cum etc. Explicit.
4. fol. 8v-10v: [History of central Italy, unidentified but possibly Cronicum Siculum or Bartolomeo Caracciolo's Cronaca de Partenope, ch.56] Antequam regnam sicilie esset integratum.../...Karoli ducis calabrie primogeniti eiusdem Regis.
Bibliographic record created by BPL staff based in part on description by Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis.
Origin: Written in Italy in the fifteenth century; the inclusion of the final text concerning the history of central Italy suggests the manuscript originated in that region, although the paper stock is associated with Genoa in the north.
- Notes (ownership):
Provenance: Contents written by 18th-century cursive hand on fol. iii. BPL Bookplate of the Pierce Fund on the inside front cover, annotation fol. iiiv, embossed on fol. iii and 1.
- Notes (acquisition):
Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased at the sale of Joachim Guerrini on Oct. 8 1878 (Leonard & Co., Boston, lot no. 1160)
- Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
- Notes (citation):
Ricci, S. de. Census of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, I, 920
- Notes (object):
Secundo folio: Restat agere de accidia...
Collation: Paper with "D" watermark similar to Briquet 8122 (Genova 1411/12), fol. iii (two leaves of modern paper, third leaf early/contemporary paper) + 10 ; 1¹⁰ ; original roman foliation, CLVI-CLXV, lower left corner each verso and possibly effaced from lower right corner of each recto; 19th-century ink arabic foliation 1-10, upper right corner each recto.
Layout: One column, 40 lines. Bounding and writing lines in light plummet.
Script: Written in a humanistic cursive with ascenders on top line extending well into upper margin, in brown ink with brown rubrics.
Decoration: The first line of each text in an enlarged gothic bookhand. Sentence initials stroked red; 2- to 3-line red epigraphic capitals throughout, that on fol. 1 with brown filigree.
Binding: 19th-century green marbled boards, brown calf spine and corners, title gilt on spine: "Raimundi/ de septem/ vitiis." Dark salmon paper pastedowns and flyleaves, except for fol. ii and second-to-last flyleaf, which are onionskin paper, and fol. iii which is 18th century paper with a Maid of Holland watermark countermarked CWS, apparently a remnant flyleaf from an earlier binding.
- Notes (bibliography):
Bibliography: Zoltan Haraszti, "Medieval manuscripts in the Library," More Books III (1928): 63.
- Notes (language):
- Call #:
RARE BKS MS f Med.17
MS G.401.36 (no longer used)