Mauri, Francesco. Francisci Mauri Hispellatis Minoridae Francisciados libri XIII. Florentiae: Carolum Pectinarium, 1571.
The story of St. Francis of Assisi and his knights of poverty, the Franciscans written in verse.
St. Bonaventure, 1217-1274. Opuscolorum Theologicorum. 1611.
A seventeenth century edition of the theological works of the great Franciscan saint. Two volumes bound as one, recently rebound in the style of its time.
The volumes include many of Bonaventure’s theological treatises, sermons and meditations.
Papal Bull of Innocent IV. Document on Vellum. Rome, 20 June 1244.
Church document approving the Breviary of the Friars Minor.
Verso includes title and date in red and black letters.
Image of St. Francis by Bernard Naudin in Saint Francis d'Assisi; son oeuvre, son influence, 1226-1926. Paris: E. Droz, 1927.
Breviarium Franciscanum ad usum Provinciae Tusciae, scriptum certo ante 1450:
deest festum S. Bernardini Senensis, canonisati a 1450.
Manuscript breviary produced in Italy about the year 1425.
The provenance of this item indicates that the prayer book belonged to Franciscan communities in Tuscany during the lifetime of Saint Bernardine of Siena.
Leaf from 15th century northern German monastery. German Gothic script in black ink on vellum.
The first line exhibits a wonderful example of a flourished letter ascender. Text is from St. Bonaventure's Opera and possibly his sermons.