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'Libro Da Santificacao: Nassimento'

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MS. Bodl. 855
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'Libro Da Santificacao: Nassimento: Penitencia: Vida: e Morte: Do Gloriosso Sao Joham. Baptista: Tradusido e Recupillado Dediuerssas Limguoas Em nosso uulgar Portugues: e Illustrado nos Lugares da scriptura Sagrada: & com outros Autores: Por Antonio Pireira: Natural e Visinho da Villa Destremos ...'. dedicated to don Fernao Mīz Mascarenhas, rector of the university of Coimbra: a Life of St. John the Baptist in two books (thirty-two chapters), with a prologue and (fol. 189) a table of contents dated 1591. The table, though an addition, is practically contemporary, and the notes and corrections may well be in the hand of the author.


  • Creation: Written late in the 16th century in Portugal


200 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Portuguese

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 855, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 855

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 17999


'Libro Da Santificacao: Nassimento'

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. II, no. 2616

Custodial History

Manuscript 265 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, in 1600. It is the first MS. recorded to have entered the Bodleian. Cr.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, stamped green calf with gold ornament, contemporary Portuguese work


8 3/8 × 6 in.

'Libro Da Santificacao: Nassimento'
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Weston Library
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