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Italian religious poems, written in the 15th century in Italy

MS. Add. A. 20
Held at the Weston Library

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Italian religious poems, with an index on fols. ii*-vi*:

  1. (fol. i) '... Laudes frat[r]is Jacobi de Tuderto', seventy-five in number: the first beg. 'Vita di Yhesu Cristo.'.
  2. (fol. lxxviij) 'Seruentese di frate Domenico Caualcha Pisano ...': the first of the five beg. 'Po chesso facto frate.'.
  3. (fol. lxxxix) 151 religious poems (Laudi), 132 of which are anonymous, the rest by 'Jacopo (di Messer Bertoldo) da Monte Pulciano' (fols. clxv, clxvi, clxix), Cristofano del Pera (fol. clxxv), Pace di Vanni (15 poems: fol. cxcii): at fol. ccv is a poem on an apparition of 1399: a leaf or two is wanting at the end.


  • Creation: written in the 15th century in Italy


211 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian


MS. Add. A. 20

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 24758.

Custodial History

In 1820 owned by 'A. W.' (possibly S. W. or W. A. or W. S.) (monogram on fol. ii*).

Catalogue of the ... collection of Splendid Manuscripts ... formed by M. Guglielmo Libri 1859 no. 865*.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/4 × 6 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom