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[Dits moraux des philosophes]; Les commandemens de Seneque

Guillaume, de Tignonville, -1414 (translator); Courtecuisse, Jean, -1423 (translator); Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D. (attributed name)
Mubashshir ibn Fātik, Abū al-Wafāʼ, active 11th century; Martin, of Braga, Saint, approximately 515-579 or 580
Early works to 1800
French translation by Guillaume de Tignonville of the Latin translation of an 11th-century Arabic work containing aphorisms or maxims from genuine or spurious works of 22 philosophers and poets, including Hermetic maxims, followed by Jean Courtecuisse's French translation of a Latin work on the cardinal virtues by Martin of Braga but attributed to Seneca, printed in 1491.; 1. f.1r-93v: [Dits moraux des philosophes]; 2. f.93v-100r: Les commandemens de Seneque.
French, Middle (ca.1400-1600)
According to the 18th-century note (flyleaf v verso), signed "Muraire," the volume was sold "chez le Duc de la Valliere" in 1788 (Zacour-Hirsch).; Gift of Lessing J. Rosenwald, 1959.
Hermetic philosophers; Philosophy -- Quotations, maxims, etc. -- Early works to 1800; Philosophy; Cardinal virtues -- Early works to 1800; Cardinal virtues
Resource Type:
Codices; Aphorisms; Maxims; Manuscripts, French; Manuscripts, Medieval; Manuscripts, Renaissance
Physical Description:
100 leaves : parchment; 251 x 177 (175 x 115) mm bound to 262 x 189 mm
Ms. codex.; Title from 18th-century note (flyleaf v verso).; Foliation: Parchment, v (modern paper) + 100 + iii (modern paper); 1-100; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto, mostly trimmed away; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.; Layout: Written in 2 columns of 29 lines; ruled in lead.; Script: Written in bâtarde script.; Decoration: 4-line initials in blue and gold with red and blue filigree (f. 1r, 3r); paragraph marks and subsequent 2-line initials alternate between gold with blue filigree and blue with red filigree.; Binding: 19th-century stamped calf (Zacour-Hirsch).; Origin: Written in France in the 15th century (Zacour-Hirsch).; Middle French.
Physical Location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Manuscripts, Ms. Codex 941