(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.
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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