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Treatise in Defense of Christianity

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Treatise in defense of Christianity with 63 folios (ff.). ff. 1 - 2: Table of chapter headings IN NOMINE DOMINI NOSTRI IESU XPISTI ET GLORIOSE VIRGINIS M[ARIAE] CQ [?] in comenca la tavola del libro ordinato per lo Reverendo signor Ep[iscop]o per la gratia de dio de la Cita de Iahen del Regno...

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Effaced 17th-century inscription in upper margin of f. 1 recto; 17th-century additions and marginalia throughout.


Unidentified snake watermark on paper.


By 1871, Conte Eugenio Minutoli Tegrini, Lucca, Italy [see note 1]. About 1912, possibly T. De Marinis, Florence, Italy [see note 2]. By 1913, Dr. Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA [see note 3]; 1917, gift of Dr. Denman Waldo Ross. (Accession date: February 15, 1917) NOTES: [1] See Catalogue, Conte Eugenio Minutoli Tegrini Collection, 1871, p. 32, n. 169. [2] Ricci, Seymour de. "Census of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada," vol. I (New York, 1935-40), p. 945. [3] From 1913 until it was accessioned, this manuscript was on loan to the MFA from Dr. Denman Waldo Ross.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Spanish, Medieval (Gothic), mid-15th century

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Overall (page dimensions): 29.5 x 21.2 cm (11 5/8 x 8 3/8 in.)

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Tempera, ink, and pencil (modern) with gold leaf on paper




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts