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On the Sins of Pride and Sloth

William Perault (Guillaume Peyraut), Summa de virtutibus et vitiis. Three folios on vellum. Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1280: 332 mm x 238 mm (justification 241 mm x 158 mm). Double column, 38 lines in a very accomplished hand. Ruled in plummet; very black and legible ink. Some annotations, corrections, and insertions. Decoration: alternating red and blue pilcrows. Text: Two from the section on pride (De superbia): 1. Book II, part 1, capp. 7-8; Book II, part 1, capp. 10-12 and part 2, cap. 1. A third from the section on Accidia. Condition: excellent. Large and handsome leaves. One does not commonly encounter so fine a manuscript from a presumably monastic text. Given the date, the manuscript may have been written in William’s lifetime.

Price: 1250 ea.