2 manuscripts, (a) Book of Hours, with Hours of Virgin, Litany and Office of the Dead, 98mm. by 70mm., missing a gathering from Calendar, frontispiece after fol.6 (offset on 6r), single leaves from 12th, 14th and 22nd gatherings, and perhaps a gathering from end, collation: i6, ii9 (ix a singleton), iii-xi10, xii9 (i wanting), xiii10, xiv9 (ix wanting), xv-xix10, xx11 (xi a singleton), xxi8, single column, 15 lines in black ink, initials in red or blue, larger ones with penwork to contrast, ink flaking from some leaves, else good condition, mottled edges, late eighteenth- or early ninettenth-century leather over pasteboards, tooled with arms of Visconti quartered with those of the Insubres, the ancient founders of Milan, Italy, late fifteenth century; (b) treatise on the Seven Deadly Sins, in Italian, on 52 paper leaves (3 blank), 210mm. by 145mm., complete, collation: i-iii12, iv-v8, single column, 25 lines in light brown ink in a humanistic hand, small stains, else good condition, becoming loose in a contemporary limp vellum binding from an illuminated Italian fourteenth-century glossed lawbook (panel at front missing, repaired with paper), bookplates of 'Can. Angeli M(or)andini' and the politician, historian and bibliophile Attilio Monaco (1858-1932), Italy (perhaps Milan), sixteenth century
Item (b) contains an apparently unrecorded treatise on the Seven Deadly Sins, opening "J sette peccati che volgarmente son chiamati mortali da i Teologi son detti capitali ...", with chapters on Superbia or pride (fol.4r), Avaritia (25r), Luxuria (32v), Ira (37r), Gola or greed (40r), Invidia or envy (43r) and Accidia or sloth (45v).
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