Regula of St. Augustine and other works.

Accession number: 
MS M.490
Regula of St. Augustine and other works.
Italy, possibly Modena, Mar. 24, 1556.
Original Modenese brown morocco over boards; gilt-tooled, 2 clasps; stamp of the Augustinian nunnery of San Gimignano near Modena; on upper cover, d'Este arms: in a circle a shield with a charge keys in saltire, surmounted by a tiara, the letters A or RF between shield and cirlce.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1913.
82 leaves (2 columns, 38-39 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 290 x 200 mm
Probably commissioned for San Gimignano during the rule of Alfonso II d'Este (his arms on the binding); no. 742 in a 19th century collection (paper label pasted inside upper cover); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from A Sambon in Mar. 1913; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).

Ms. written and decorated in Italy, perhaps in or near Modena, and dated 1556 in the colophon on fol. 77v.
Texts: Regula S. Augustini, with exposition by Hugh of Saint-Victor (fol. 1-68); Quando la madre crare aliquam novam religiosam (fol. 68-73v); Quando la madre crare aliquam novam religiosam (fol. 73v-77); Septem opere principali de la penitentia (fol. 78-81); Modo de osservarsi in far professe le nostre sorelle converse (fol. 81v-82).
Scribe: Fra Jeronimo; colophon on fol. 77v reads: pregareti per me peccatore frate Ieremino scriptor da corte maggiore de lordine de francesco observante finita a 24 marco del 1556.
Decoration: penwork initials.

Latin and Italian