|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionBibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - Lausanne
Manuscript TitleHenry Suso, Horologium Sapientiae, Francesco Petrarca, De Vita Solitaria
CaptionParchment and paper · 117 ff. · 25 x 18.5 cm · 1st part: Italy; 2nd part: France or Switzerland · 1st part: end of the 14th-beginning of the 15th century (palimpsest 13th century); 2nd part: 15th century
Manuscript SummaryThis codex contains two different texts, both incomplete, in a single 19th century binding. One of these is Henry Suso’s Horologium Sapientiae (1-66), a text that was written in Constance and that was in wide use during the late Middle Ages. The other is Petrarch's De Vita Solitaria (67-116). The first is a parchment manuscript of Italian origin that can be dated to the late 14th or early 15th century; it is written by a single hand in a semi-cursive Gothic script in two columns. What makes this manuscript special is that it was written on a parchment palimpsest that originally contained legal texts written in the 13th century. The second part, by another hand and of French or Swiss origin, contains a text by Petrarch written in a bastarda script in two columns, dated to the 15th century. Both texts contain pen-flourish initials and are interspersed with manicules.
Standard descriptionNotice d'Adeline Favre, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne, 2017, adaptée par Marina Bernasconi Reusser, e-codices.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-bcul-V1765 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-bcul-V1765)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttps://e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/bcul-V1765/manifest.json
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How to quoteLausanne, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - Lausanne, V 1765: Henry Suso, Horologium Sapientiae, Francesco Petrarca, De Vita Solitaria (https://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bcul/V1765).
Century14th century, 15th century
DecorationFully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Ornamental, Penwork
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