30 Apr '16, 8am

For sale: 14th c. ms of De dono timoris by Humbert of Romans, Dominicans' General in 1260's

HUMBERT OF ROMANS (c.1200-1277). De dono timoris , in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum [Italy, 14th century] The influential collection of exempla relating to ‘the gift of fear’, written by the former Master General of the Dominican Order (1254-1263), Humbert of Romans. PROVENANCE : (1) MAURICE BURRUS , no 30. Purchased from Arthur Lauria in 1950. CONTENT : Humbert of Romans, De dono timoris or Tractatus de habundantia exemplorum , ff.1-78. Intended to be used by preachers to illustrate their sermons, the approximately 300 moral examples were compiled by Humbert after his retirement to a Valencian convent following a long and successful career, during which he presided over the Order’s expansion in Europe and authored a number of works; De dono timoris proved popular throughout the medieval period and today over 80 manuscripts survive. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND CONDITI...

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