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Vaderboec (second Dutch translation of the Vitae patrum); in Middle Dutch, manuscript on paper

Vaderboec (second Dutch translation of the Vitae patrum); in Middle Dutch, manuscript on paper

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Vaderboec (second Dutch translation of the Vitae patrum); in Middle Dutch, manuscript on paper

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RARE DUTCH TRANSLATION OF A TEXT IMPORTANT TO THE RELIGIOUS REFORMERS KNOWN AS THE DEVOTIO MODERNA. In Middle Dutch, manuscript on paper, Southern part of the Northern Netherlands, probably Limbourg, c. 1475-1500. Dimensions 207 x 140 mm., 188 folios, written in a littera hybrida by one hand, skillful and vary attractive penwork initials. BINDING: CONTEMPORARY, wooden boards covered with brown leather, blind-tooled with double and triple fillets, two brass clasps. TEXT: This neatly written codex includes the second Dutch translation of a compilation of early Christian hagiographic texts, presenting the lives of third- and fourth-century hermits as examples worthy of imitation. Appearing high on the list of recommended reading for the Devotio Moderna, the Vaderboec in this translation that originated not far from the heartland of the Modern Devotion is nevertheless very rare. PROVENANCE: Copied in the Northern Netherlands, probably Limbourg, c. 1475-1500; later owned by brother Conrad Melis of Roermond (a city in northern Limbourg, the Netherlands), who presented it to the Benedictine monastery of St. Vitus in Mönchengladbach in 1688 (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany); owned in the late 1960s by Mr. P. Mullaert in Ghent, Belgium (listed in Bernard Lambert, Bibliotheca hieronymiana manuscripta); later belonged to Joost R. Ritman (b. 1941). CONDITION: in good general condition, lacking 2 leaves with text, both covers worn, both catches missing, upper hinge weak, quire iii (ff. 19–28) nearly loose, ff. 23 and 24 entirely loose, tear of c. 7 cm. in f. 90, some unobtrusive stains. Full description and images available. (TM 539)

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TM 539
Title
Vaderboec (second Dutch translation of the Vitae patrum); in Middle Dutch, manuscript on paper
Book condition
second hand - Good
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Publisher
Southern part of the Northern Netherlands, probably Limbourg, c. 1475-1500
Keywords
Dutch manuscript, manuscript in dutch, middle dutch, 15th century dutch manuscript, hagiography, hagiographic texts, devotio moderna, modern devotion, Vaderboec, Vitae Patrum, rare manuscript, Netherlands, northern Netherlands, Limbourg, 15th century, fif
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Les Enluminures was founded in Paris in 1991 by Dr. Sandra Hindman in association with the Chicago-based business, and it has opened a gallery in New York in May 2012. Specializing in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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