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Title: Liber Aureus Inscriptus Liber Conformitatum Vitae Beati, ac seraphici patris Francisci ad vitam Iesu Christi Domini nostri. Nunc denuo in lucem editus, atq: infinitis propemodum mendis correctus a Reverendo, ac doctissimo P. F. Jeremia Bucchio Utinensi sodali Franciscano Doctore Theologolaboriosis, ornatissimisq; lucubrationibus illustratus. Cui plane addita est perbrevis, & facilis historia omnium vivorum; qui samcotate, probitate, innocentia vitae, ac doctrina, eccleiasticisq; dignitatibus, in Franciscana Religion usq; ad nostra a haec tempora a excellurerunt. Accessit duplex rerum, & verboum, ac materierum toto operamemorabilium Index lucuple tissimus. Ad Illustris. atq; Amplissimum Sanctae Rom. Ecclesiae Cardinaem D. D. Hieronymum de Ruvere Ord. min Conventualium Protectorem vigilatissimum.
Description: Bonoiae, Apud Alexandrum Benatium. Facultate a Suepeioribus concessa. 1590. FIRST EDITION. Folio, 295 x 208 mms., pp [xviii], [660], 330 numbered leaves, engraved title-page, with engraved vignette, printed in double columns, woodcut vignettes at start of each book, contemporary annotation on lower margin of title-page contemporary sheepskin, a monastery binding, with ownership stamps on title-page, and ownership inscripiton on recto of front free end-paper, printer's colophon on verso of last leaf, spine gilt in compartments (but worn), with what looks like an early repair; lower front joint cracked. A well-used copy but still in good condition; ex-library. "This treatise describes the many ways in which the saintly conduct of St. Francis of Assisi (11821226) conformed to the life and teachings of Christ. The original manuscript of this work, presented to the Franciscan Order by the Franciscan friar Bartholomeus de Pisis in 1399, featured a full-page drawing of Christ crucified on the allegorical 'Tree of Conformity'.... In 1542 the Lutheran scholar Erasmus Albertus (ca. 15001543) intentionally misread the book's representation of St. Francis as a saintly reflection of Christ in order to ridicule the Franciscan Order for believing that St. Francis was the equal of Christ. For Catholic scholars, however, the book long remained a highly regarded compendium of Franciscan principles" (Perkins School of Theology). NiritBen-Aryeh Debby: The Cult of St Clare of Assisi in Early Modern Italy (2017).

Keywords: Christianity biography prose

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