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Divae Catharinae Senensis Vita.

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Author/Creator:
Borghesi, Niccolò, 1432-1500.
Language:
Latin. In Latin, humanistic semi-cursive script.
Publication date:
1500
Imprint:
[Florence, 1500.]
Format:
  • Manuscript/Archive
  • 1 v. (94 leaves): vellum; 22 cm.
Citation:
Reported to: Bibliothèque Nationale pre-1600 manuscript census.
Summary:
This manuscript is the workng copy used by the Venetian printer Giovanni Tacuine for the first printed edition (1501) of SANCTAE CATHARINAE SENENSIS; it contains notations by the men who prepared it for printing.
Note:
Borghesi was a member of a Sienese patrician family, known from the 13th century. He claimed that St. Catherine was of his family, the Benincasa. He was active in Siena politics, taught poetry and rhetoric in the university, and wrote the biographies of several saints. He dedicated this work to Agostino Barbarigo, the 74th Doge of Venice.
Provenance:
Purchased, 1973.
Related Work:
The life of Saint Catherine.
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