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La Mistica Theologia del Divino Amore, a treatise on divine love by a Carthusian monk, in Italian [Italy (probably Tuscany)], 1442
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La Mistica Theologia del Divino Amore, a treatise on divine love by a Carthusian monk, in Italian [Italy (probably Tuscany)], 1442
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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La Mistica Theologia del Divino Amore, a treatise on divine love by a Carthusian monk, in Italian [Italy (probably Tuscany)], 1442
c.221x143mm, paper, 80 leaves, COMPLETE, collation: i10, ii-vi12, vii12-2 (last two blanks cancelled), catchwords, 24-34 lines, c.160x95mm, a few decorated initials in red ink, spaces left blank with small guide-letters, some discoloration of paper due to the use of an acidic ink, lower edge of first leaf partially frayed and torn, modern vellum binding
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PROVENANCE

(1) Written in 1442 (dated colophon, f.80v), probably in Tuscany. (2) Sold in our rooms, 9 July 1973, lot 36, to: (3) Comites Latentes Collection, Geneva, MS 111 (yellow sticker): (4) Sold in our rooms, 1 Dec. 1998, lot 87, thence by descent.

TEXT

The text is attributed to an unnamed Carthusian monk by the scribe in the dated colophon 'Finissce la mistica theologia del divino amore tracta in questo modo da uno venerabile maestro frate dell ordine di Certosa... 1442 del mese dottobre'. (f.80v). The treatise is an adaptation of works by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, the early 6th-century Greek mystic. It is divided in 139 chapters (misnumbered by the scribe after 49), beginning 'Le vie de Sion piangono ...' and ending '... ci conduca dio el quale vive e regna in secula seculorum, Amen'.

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