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Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department,  Lewis E 001
Description: ff. ii + 100 + iv - s.XIX brown morocco over pasteboard with black and gold tooling on outer and inner edges of covers by Townsend of Sheffield. - William Bragge, Birmingham, England (sold 7 June 1876); John Frederick Lewis, (1860-1932). - De Ricci, p. 2051, no. 4; Wolf, Descriptive Catalogue, pp. 1-3.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 8
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/LewisE001_4
Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 13th

Part 1: ff. 1-100
Description: - Parchment - 262 x 182 mm - 2 columns of 51 lines, lead point ruling.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City: Bologna ?
Assigned Date: s. XIIIexSearchable Date Range: 1285 - 1299
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Littera bononiensis
Figurative Decoration: 1 historiated initial; figured marginal decoration, including hybrids, animals, and fabliaux.
Other Decoration: decorated initials. 18 blank spaces of 8-24 lines occur between fols. 76r-82r (Leo of Naples, Historia de preliis Alexandri Magni) each preceding a new chapter, possibly reserved for column miniatures.
Notes: Latin
Acknowledgments: - We gratefully acknowledge the help of Jonathan J. G. Alexander in dating this manuscript.
Number of Texts: 8

Text 1: ff. 1r-5v
Author: Albertanus of Brescia
Title: De doctrina dicendi et tacendi (On the doctrine of speaking and keeping silent)
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Initio et medio ac fini mei tractatus adsit Gloria sancti spiritu. Quoniam in dicendo multi errant...
Explicit: Deum in super exora quo michi donavit predicta tibi narrare ut ad eterna gaudia nos faciat pervenire.
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f. 1r   Initial I with St. James the Less above a soldier
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Text 2: ff. 5v-22v
Author: Albertanus of Brescia
Title: Liber consolationis et consilii (The book of consolation and advice)
Title: In XPI nomine Incipiunt rubrica consolationis et consilii
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Quoniam multi sunt qui in adversitatibus et in tribulationibus
Explicit: Ite in pace et amplius nolite peccare et ita utraque pars cum gaudio et laetitia recesserunt.

Text 3: ff. 22v-57v
Author: Albertanus of Brescia
Title: De amore et dilectione Dei (On the love and favor of God)
Title: Incipit libri de amore et dilectione dei et proximi et aliarum rerum et de forma vite liber primus
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Initium mei tractus sit in nomine domini a quo cuncta bona procedunt
Explicit: Ad quo ille nos conducat sine fine vivit et regnat. Amen.
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ff. 28v-29r   Opening with Cupid shooting his arrow
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ff. 57r   Text page with a hybrid soldier attacking a snail
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Text 4: ff. 57v-59v
Author: Albertanus of Brescia
Title: Sermone inedito
Title: Hic est sermo quem Albertanus causidicus brixiensis composuit et edidit inter causidicos ianvensis et quosdam notarios super confirmatione vite illorum tempore domini manuelis de madio potestatis ianue currente m.cc.xliii ...
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Congregatio nostra sit in nomine domini a quo est omne datum optimum
Explicit: Habeamus ita in ore salem sapientie qui nobis proficiat at vitam eternam ad quam ille nos perducat qui sine fine vivit et regnat.

Text 5: ff. 59v-70v
Author: Albertanus of Brescia
Title: Sermones quattuor (Four sermons)
Title: Sermo factus super illuminatione et super spirituali et coporali rectione et que sunt necessaria in refectione. Rubrica.
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Orate deum fratres ut ministerio sue sanctitatis per me servum suum
Explicit: Cui vivitis in seculo omnes servite domino ut tuti sua dextera regnetus super ethera. Amen.
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f. 60r   Marginal drawing
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Text 6: ff. 73r-94v
Author: Leo of Naples
Title: Historia de preliis Alexandri Magni (History of the battles of Alexander the Great)
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Sapientissimi namque egiptii. Sientes mensuram terre
Explicit: Fabricavit civitates .xii. que actenus habitantur
Notes: An unidentified palimpsested text on fol. 72v is partially legible. 
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f. 73r   Text page
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ff. 78v-79r   Opening with incomplete decoration
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Text 7: ff. 94v-98r
Author: Prester John
Title: De ritu et moribus Indorum (On the rites and ways of the Indians)
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Epistola presbiteri iohannis missa ad amanouelem constantinopo litanum imperatorem
Explicit: Finita est epistola presbiteri iohannis deo gratias.
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f. 94v   Text page showing the beginning of Prester John's De ritu et moribus Indorum.
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Text 8: ff. 98v-99r
Title: Pseudo-Sibylline Prophecy
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Notavit sapientissiam sibilliam has proffecias in servis septas dicit libro prophetarum. Surget leo de stirpe regali habens cornua dio
Explicit: Regnavit lepardus et multum et in illo tempore preclamabitur pars aliquam tulum erit. Explicit secundum prophetia.
Notes: This text is discussed in O. Holder-Egger, "Italiensiche Prophetien des 13. Jahrhunderts. III," Neues Archiv fur aaltere Deutsche Gechichtskunde 33 (1908), pp. 96-197. 
Acknowledgments: We gratefully acknowledge the help of Dr. Anke Holdenreid for the identification of this text.
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ff. 98v-99r   Opening showing the text of a Pseudo-Sibylline prophecy
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