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Liber de laudibus Beate Marie Virginis

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Book on the praise of the blessed Virgin Mary

 

The Liber de laudibus Beate Virginis Marie (from here on called LBV) has 142 chapters and consists of three parts. A prologue and a table of contents precede the LBV. The prologue opens with the words “Quoniam de gestis beatissime Virginis Dei genitricis admodum pauca in euangelica reperiuntur historia…”. Vincent explains here his intentions regarding the LBV. He wants to compile a work about the Virgin Mary based on quotations from authentic Christian authors, which the faithful can use instead of apocryphal literature about her. The LBV can give them a solid foundation for their devotion to the Virgin.

 

The incipit of the text itself reads: "Si Deum ore prophetico iubemur in sanctis suis laudare...". The explicit is either “...ut in eternum psallat tota substantia mea. Amen. Explicit”, or “...nec littera nec dabit etas."

 

The first part of the LBV (chapters 1-129) is a eulogy to the many qualities of Mary: from her purity and virginity and obedience to God's will to her humility and modesty and role as Mediatrix, to name but a few. The praise has the format of a narrative that outlines the life of Mary from the biblical prophecies predicting her birth through her birth and childhood, the annunciation by the angel Gabriel, the immaculate conception and the virgin birth of Jesus, to the life of Mary after Christ's death and her assumption. The entire account which deals with all relevant passages from the Old and New Testaments, is a thorough compilation of long and short quotations from homilies, sermons, letters and Bible commentaries by patristic and medieval Latin authors. The author most frequently referred to in this part is Bernard of Clairvaux, followed by Augustine of Hippo, the Glossa Ordinaria, Jerome, Peter Chrysologus and several other ecclesiastical authors. Which writings Vincent is quoting here, and whether it concerns direct or indirect quotations, is something that further analysis will have to show. This compilation seems to reflect what Vincent promised in his prologue: a work about the Virgin Mary based on authentic Christian sources.

The second, much shorter part (chapters 130-137) presents the Marian legends about Theophilus the Penitent and Basil the Great and a series of miracles performed by Mary. It contains extensive quotations from Gregory of Tours and, also, from Fulbert of Chartres, Hugh of Fleury and Hugh of Cluny. But also Jerome, Amphilochius of Iconium and Gregory the Great are mentioned as sources.

The third and shortest part (chapters 138-142) consists of exhortations to all the faithful to praise the Virgin and prayers to the Virgin and Jesus. Anselm of Canterbury is the principal source here; the references also mention Jerome, Bernard of Clairvaux and the Venerable Bede. LBV's prose text concludes with a verse quotation from Peter Comestor, a ten-line poem on the Virgin Mary. This quotation has led to confusion about the authorship of the LBV.

In connection with the LBV, Vincent wrote a panegyric to the apostle and evangelist John to promote devotion to the man Christ entrusted the Virgin (“sacre Virginis paranimphus”). The De laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste may thus be considered a companion text to the LBV.  

 

Source: Voorbij, J.B. The Praises of the Virgin Mary and John the Evangelist by Vincent of Beauvais. New evidence on manuscripts and incunable editions of De laudibus beate Virginis Marie and De laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste, in Vincent of Beauvais Newsletter 44, pp. 4-6).

List of surviving manuscripts

Key

 

I - Additional information on the speculum text as present in the manuscript, or on other texts present in the manuscript, or on material damage; D - Date of the manuscript; P - Country, region or place of production; if available, information on the scribe(s) of the manuscript; O - Medieval and pre-modern owners of the manuscript; L - Hyperlink to digital facsimiles of the manuscript; R - Reference to manuscripts listed in other parts of the inventory, with which this manuscript at the time of its production constituted a set of volumes. Manuscripts that have been collected into a set by a single medieval collector (library) within several decades, are indicated with cf.

56 surviving manuscripts of the Liber de laudibus beate Marie Virginis are known today; two further manuscripts are lost.

  • Amiens, Bibliothèque municipale, Fonds Lescalopier, 7, ff. 1-53r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: last third of 13th century.

    • P:

    • O:

    • L: Digital images as well as a monochrome facsimile (microfilm) are available for consultation in the Bibliothèque virtuelle des manuscrits médiévaux of the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes at Paris.

  • Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek, II.1.4°.9, ff. 203ra-251va

    • I: The text belongs to the second part of a composite manuscript consisting of 3 parts, dating to the 13th and 14th centuries. It also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 2nd half of 13th century.

    • P: France.

    • O: Iste liber est ... fratris Iohannis de Lyra (fol. 203r); Füssen, cl. St. Mang O.S.B.

  • Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität, A.XI.1, ff. 250v-308v

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent’s Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste and his theological treatise Liber gratie. The ms. was used as a source to the Basel 1481 incunabulum edition by Amerbach, possibly in combination with ms. Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität, B.VIII.31.

    • D: Ca. 1450.

    • P:

    • O: A monastery at Basel.

  • Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität, B.VIII.31, ff. 1r-64r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent’s Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste and two of his political works, the De eruditione filiorum nobilium and the Epistola consolatoria ad Ludovicum regem de morte filii. The ms. was possibly used as a source to the Basel 1481 incunabulum edition by Amerbach, in combination with ms. Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität, A.XI.1.

    • D: Early 14th century.

    • P:

    • O: Dominicans at Basel.

  • Bologna, Biblioteca Universitaria, 1768, ff. 1r-123r

    • D: 14th century.

    • P:

    • O:

  • Bonn, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, S 361, ff. 11r-49v

    • I: The text belongs to the second part of a composite ms. consisting of nine parts dating to the 2nd half of 15th century.

    • D: last third of 15th century.

    • P: Western Germany (Niederwerth).

    • O: cl. Niederwerth, St. Maria Magdalena Can.Reg.S.Aug.; in 1821 incorporated into the University library.

    • L: A few digital images are available.

  • Bruges, Stadsbibliotheek, 86, ff. 1-64v

    • I: The text belongs to the first section of a composite manuscript consisting of 4 parts, dating to the 14th and 15th centuries. It also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 14th-15th century.

    • P:

    • O: cl. Ten Duinen O.Cist.

    • L: Digital facsimile.

  • Brussels, Bibliothèque royale, 1878-1889, ff. 2-61v

    • I: The text belongs to the second part of a composite ms. The codex consists of at least three parts dating to the 2nd half of the 14th and early 15th centuries.

    • D: 2nd half of 14th century.

    • P: Southern Netherlands?

    • O: cl. Korssendonk Can.Reg.S.Aug. (Windesheim Congregation), near Turnhout (fol. 1v: Iste liber pertinet monasterio de Korssendonck).

  • Brussels, Bibliothèque royale, II.950, ff. 118-179

    • I: Second part of a composite manuscript. The first part, dating to the 14th century, once belonged to cl. Cambron O.Cist.

    • D: 1410 (fol. 179r: Iste liber de laudibus gloriose Dei genitricis Marie fuit scriptus in monasterio septem fontium Ordinis Sancti Augustini anno dominice incarnationis millesimo quadringentesimo et decimo. Sed et meditationes beati Augustini que subsequuntur fuerunt scripte in eodem anno et in eodem monasterio et ab eodem scriptore.

    • P: Northern Netherlands (Windesheim).

    • O: cl. Windesheim, Can.Reg.S.Aug. (Windesheim Congregation), near Zwolle ?; Th. Phillips, Middle Hill; in 1888 acquired by the Royal Library.

  • Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, 240, ff. 2v-230r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 13th century.

    • P:

    • O:

  • Cologne, Historisches Archiv der Stadt, W* 29, ff. 2r-91v

    • D: 2nd half of 15th century.

    • P: Western Germany (Cologne, Kreuzherren).

    • O: Cologne, Can.Reg.S.Aug. Fratrum a Vita Communi (fol. 1r: Liber domus presbiterorum tzo Widenbach apud sanctum Panthaleonem in Colonia).

    • L: Digital facsimile.

  • Douai, Bibliothèque municipale, 355, ff. 122r-165r

    • D: 14th century (after 1392).

    • P:

    • O: Guillaume Chrètien, abbott of cl. Marchiennes O.S.B.; afterwards incorporated into the library of cl. Marchiennes OSB.

    • L: Digital images are available for consultation in the Bibliothèque virtuelle des manuscrits médiévaux of the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes at Paris.

  • Douai, Bibliothèque municipale, 387, ff. 444r-478v (?)

    • D: last quarter of 13th century.

    • P:

    • O: cl. Saint-Sauveur d'Anchin O.S.B. (on the first flyleaf: Ex bibliotheca Aquicinctensi).

  • Edinburgh, University Library, 21, ff. 1r-118r

    • D: 13th century.

    • P: Northern France or England.

    • O: f. 118v: Richardus Barton Kal. Oct. 1628 (probably Richard Bradshaigh [alias Barton] S.J. (1601/1602-1669), successively rector of the English colleges at Liege and Saint-Omer); Jacobus Charlemont Anno Domini 1741 (James Caulfeild, 4th Viscount and 1st Earl of Charlemont (1728-99).

  • Freiburg im Breisgau, Universitätsbibliothek, 58, ff. 2r-102v

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 15th century (ca. 1475).

    • P: Southern Germany

    • O: cl. Tennenbach O.Cist. near Freiburg.

    • L: Digital facsimile.

  • Fribourg (Freiburg im Üchtland), Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire/Kantons- und Universitätsbibliothek, Ms. L 730, ff. 67r-150v

    • I: The text belongs to the third unit of a composite manuscript consisting of 4 units, dating to the 14th and early 15th centuries. This unit also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 14th/15th century.

    • P:

    • O: Gruyère, Archives du Clergé de Gruyères (before 1898); since 1900 in the Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire.

    • L: Digital facsimile.

  • Graz, Universitätsbibliothek, 1058, ff. 4r-83r

    • D: 15th century (before 1477).

    • P: Austria.

    • O: Jacobus de Kremsa O.P.; Egidius de Suben, priest and canon; Petrus Weinperger O.Carm.; (fol.83r: Hic fuit frater Jacobus de Kremsa ord. pred. Iste liber est Egidii de Suben presb. et can. et fr. Laurencius Ernsten dedit michi hunc librum et fui caplanus suus 1477 anno fr. Petrus Weinperger ord. carmelitarum); cl. Seckau Can. S.Aug. (f. 253r: Seckau number E. M. 29).

  • Kremsmünster, Stiftsbibliothek, CC 48, ff. 97r-140va

    • D: 2nd quarter of 15th century

    • P: Bohemia?

    • O:

  • Lambach, Stiftsbibliothek, CCL 74, ff. 4r-56v

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 15th century.

    • P:

    • O:

  • London, British Library, Add. 29984, ff. 60r-146v

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 15th century.

    • P: Germany.

    • O: Merijen Schuryngh (16th century owner's mark at fol. 32r).

  • London, British Library, Arundel 290, ff. 1r-97r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 2nd half of 13th century.

    • P: Northern France.

    • O:

    • L: A few digital images are available in the online Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts.

  • London, British Library, Royal 7.D.XXVI, ff. 28r-138r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D:

    • P:

    • O:

  • Metz, Bibliothèque-mediathèque, 369, ff. 173r-254v

    • I: The text is ascribed to Peter Damascenus.

    • D: early 16th century.

    • P:

    • O: Metz, cl. Saint-Clément O.S.B.

    • L: Digital facsimile in the Bibliothèque virtuelle des manuscrits médiévaux of the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes at Paris.

  • Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 6948, ff. 292v-351r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 1450-1451

    • P:

    • O: cl. Fürstenfeld O.Cist.

  • Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 7696, ff. 1r-90v

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 13th century.

    • P:

    • O: cl. Indersdorf Can. S.Aug.

  • New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Marston 285, ff. 1r-38r

    • I: The manuscript is composed of five distinct parts; it is unclear when the parts were joined together. The first part, ff. 1-44, contains the Liber de laudibus Beatae Mariae Virginis. It also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 2nd half of 14th century.

    • P: Italy.

    • O: Venice, cl. SS. Giovanni e Paolo O.P.; Baron C. A. de Cosson; Thomas E. Marston.

    • L: Digital facsimile.

  • Nürnberg, Stadtbibliothek, Cent. I.29, ff. 76r-102r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 1st half of 15th century.

    • P: Southern Germany (Nürnberg, Dominicans).

    • O: Dominicans at Nürnberg.

  • Pamplona, Cathedral Library, 2, ff. 284r-286r

    • I: Fragment: text of the Prologue and the first chapters ending Instat namque tempus quo iam tollatur opprobrium nec habeat vir quid causetur adversus feminam.

    • D: 2nd half of 15th century.

    • P: Spain (Salamanca).

    • O: Dominican house in Northern Spain?

  • Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, 755, ff. 1r-71r

    • I: The manuscript is composed of three parts. The first part, ff. 1-132, contains the Liber de laudibus Beatae Mariae Virginis; it was written in the 13th century but suffered loss of leaves afterwards; in the 15th this damage was mended by inserting leaves and filling the textual lacunas. The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 13th and 15th centuries.

    • P: France.

    • O: Paris, cl. St. Victor Can.S.Aug.

  • Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, 756, ff. 1r-88v

    • D: 13th century.

    • P: France.

    • O: Paris, Collège de Navarre (fol. 88 v: Pro libraria regalis collegii Navarre, de dono m[agistri] Alexandri, quondam janitoris ejusdem).

  • Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, 758, ff. 1r-141r

    • D: ca. 1300.

    • P: France

    • O: cl. Celestines of Notre-Dame, at Colombier (Vivarais).

  • Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, 946, ff. 35r-70v

    • I: The manuscript is composed of two parts. The first part contains the Liber de laudibus Beate Marie Virginis. It also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 13th century.

    • P: France.

    • O: Paris, cl. St. Victor Can.S.Aug.

  • Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, lat. 3698, ff. 1r-94r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 14th century.

    • P: France.

    • O: Narbonne ("oste de Saint F."); Card. Mazarin.

  • Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, lat. 7605, ff. 146r-177r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste and his De eruditione filiorum nobilium.

    • D: 14th century.

    • P: France.

    • O: Colbert.

  • Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, lat. 16056, ff. 69r-111r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: Ca. 1300.

    • P: France.

    • O: Paris, Sorbonne.

    • L: A monochrome facsimile (microfilm) is available for consultation in the Gallica database.

  • Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, lat. 16496, ff. 102r-126v

    • The ms. belongs to a collection of sermons and other material assembled for or by Jean d'Essonnes (lat. 16496-16499).

    • D: 13th century.

    • P:

    • O:

    • L: A monochrome facsimile (microfilm) is available for consultation in the Gallica database.

  • Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, lat. 18134, ff. 1r-91r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 13th century (1250-1275).

    • P:

    • O:

    • L: A monochrome facsimile (microfilm) is available for consultation in the Gallica database.

  • Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta, 1096, fols. 137r-140r

    • I: The manuscript also contains ps.-Vincent of Beauvais De fructibus penitentie, and books V and VI of the Speculum Doctrinale by Vincent of Beauvais.

    • D: Final quarter of 13th century.

    • P: Italy (Northern Lazio).

    • O: Leonardo Mansueti O.P., Master General of the Dominican Order (1474–1480); cl. Santa María sopra Minerva O.P. at Rome; cl. San Domenico O.P. at Perugia.

  • Prague, Knihovna Metropolitní Kapituli, A.CLVIII, ff. 83r-153v

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 14th century.

    • P:

    • O:

  • Reims, Bibliothèque municipale, 1397, ff. 1r-142r

    • D: 15th century (1412?).

    • P: France.

    • O: Reims, chapter library.

    • L: A monochrome facsimile (microfilm) is available for consultation in the Bibliothèque virtuelle des manuscrits médiévaux of the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes at Paris.

  • San Daniele del Friuli, Biblioteca civica Guarneriana, 83, ff. 1r-114v

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 15th century.

    • P:

    • O:

  • Siena, Biblioteca communale degli Intronati, 82r-141r

    • D: 1441 (fol. 46v: Scriptum per me Iohannem Minocci Senensem die XXI settembris 1441).

    • P: Italy (Siena)

    • O: Cristoforo, O.P. (fol. 251v: Iste liber est fratris Christofori Ordinis predicatorum in Sancto Dominico in Camporegi Senis); Giovanni Battista, O.P. (fol. 251v: modo est fratris Iohannis Baptiste eiusdem Ordinis); Siena, Convento di San Domenico, O.P.

  • Trier, Stadtbibliothek Weberbach, 597, ff. 1r-102r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 15th century.

    • P:

    • O: Trier, cl. S. Alban, O. Carth.; incorporated into the Stadtbibliothek in 1803.

  • Trier, Stadtbibliothek Weberbach, 725, ff. 1r-53r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: Early 16th century (after 1514).

    • P: Western Germany (Eberhardsklausen).

    • O: Trier region, cl. Eberhardsklausen, Can.Reg.S.Aug. (Windesheim Congregation).

  • Uppsala, Universitetsbiblioteket, C4, ff. 2v-20r

    • I: This is a composite manuscript consisting of 13 parts. The first part contains the Liber de laudibus beate Marie Virginis, of which the prologue and several chapters are omitted.

    • D: ca. 1350.

    • P:

    • O: cl. Vadstena, Bridgettine Order (O.Ss.S.).

    • L: Digital facsimile.

  • Uppsala, Universitetsbiblioteket, C 404, ff. 159r-159v

    • I: This is a composite manuscript consisting of 2 parts. The second part contains a fragment of the Liber de laudibus beate Marie Virginis.

    • D: ca. 1300.

    • P:

    • O: Acquired by the librarian Pehr Fabian Aurivillius (1756-1829) for the University library.

  • Utrecht, Universiteitsbibliotheek, 291 (Eccl. 423), ff. 113r-197v

    • I: The prologue is missing.

    • D: 15th century (ca. 1470).

    • P: Southern-Netherlands, Maastricht, by Jan de Test van Emmerik

    • O: Maastricht, Bogaardenklooster, O.F.M.; Maastricht, Gouvernementsgebouw (1794); Utrecht University library 1839.

    • L: Digital facsimile.

  • Utrecht, Universiteitsbibliotheek, 338 (EccL. 374), ff. 1r-96v

    • D: 15th century.

    • P:

    • O: Utrecht, Regulierenklooster, Can.Reg.S.Aug.; incorporated into the University library in about 1584.

    • L: Digital facsimile.

  • Utrecht, Universiteitsbibliotheek, 367 (EccL. 115), ff. 194r-288v

    • D: Second half of 15th century.

    • P: Netherlands.

    • O: One of the Utrecht chapters and cloisters; incorporated into the University library in about 1584.

    • L: Digital facsimile.

  • Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Borg. lat. 399, ff. 1r-89v

    • I: Ff. 90r-93r offer an index to the text.

    • D: 14th century.

    • P:

    • O:

  • Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Ottob. lat. 723, ff. 243r-297v

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 16th century.

    • P:

    • O:

  • Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reg. lat. 475, ff. IIr-v, 1r-71v

    • I: The prologue is missing.

    • D: Second half of 15th century.

    • P: France.

    • O: Jean Bourdelot († 1638); Pierre Michon-Bourdelot († 1685); Christina, Queen of Sweden 1632-1654 († 1689).

    • L: Digital facsimile.

  • Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. lat. 675, ff. 103r-140r
    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: 14th century.

    • P:

    • O:

    • L: Digital facsimile.

  • Worcester, Cathedral and Chapter Library, Q. 72, ff. 171r-208r

    • I: The ms. also contains Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste.

    • D: middle of 14th century.

    • P: England (Oxford?).

    • O: Worcester, cathedral priory St. Mary O.S.B.

  • Wroclaw, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, I.F.83, ff. 241r-303r

    • I: This is a composite manuscript, all parts being completed in 1458. The third part contains the Liber de laudibus beate Marie Virginis.

    • D: 15th century (1458).

    • P: Silesia (Explicit hoc opus. Finitum per fratrem Georgium Lange de Wernersdorf sub abbate Simone anno domini 1458).

    • O: cl. Sagan, Can.Reg.S.Aug.

  • Wroclaw, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, IV.Q.147, ff. 13r-111r

    • I: The text is preceded by an excerpt from Vincent's Speculum Historiale (Douai version), VII, 81-106, dealing with miracles by the Virgin Maria.

    • D: 15th century (1472).

    • P:

    • O:

Lost manuscripts

  • Königsberg, Universitätsbibliothek, 1194, ff. 44r-82v (early 14th century; donated after 1360 to the Franciscan convent at Wehlau, from where the ms. entered the library of the Teutonic order at Tapiau and hence the Königsberg University library; lost during the Second World War); the ms. also contained Vincent's Liber de laudibus sancti Johannis Evangeliste and De penitentia. Several photographs of the ms. have been recovered; see A. Kovács's contribution to the Vincent of Beauvais Newsletter 42 (2018), pp. 17-26.

  • Rome, Dominican Convent S. Maria sopra Minerva (before end of 15th century).

Editions before 1700

  • Cologne, Nikolaus Götz von Sletzstat, [ca. 1475]
    Liber de laudibus ac festis gloriose virginis matris Marie alias Marionale dictus per doctores eximeos editus et conpilatus.
    Digital facsimile of a copy kept by the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek at Darmstadt: Inc. IV 327.
    The text is incorrectly ascribed to Petrus Damascenus (f. 68v: Explicit Petrus Damasceni de laudibus gloriose virginis Marie).

  • Strasbourg, Printer of the Breviarium Ratisponense ("Georgius de Spira") [1479-1481/2]
    Liber de laudibus ac festis gloriose virginis matris Marie alias Marionale dictus per doctores eximeos editus et conpilatus.
    Digital facsimile of a complete copy kept by the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana at Vatican City: Inc. IV.413.
    The text is incorrectly ascribed to Petrus Damascenus (f. 229v: Explicit Petrus Damasceni de laudibus gloriose virginis Marie).

  • Basel, Johannes Amerbach, 1481
    Vincentius Bellovacensis Opuscula. Scilicet: libri de gratia: libri laudum Virginis gloriose: liber de sancto Johanne evangelista: liber de eruditione puerorum regalium: Liber consolatorius de morte amici.
    Digital facsimile of a copy kept by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek at Munich: 2 Inc.c.a. 1122.

Modern editions and translations

Latin text

Image: Amiens, Bibliothèque municipale, Fonds Lescalopier, 7, f° 2vo.

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