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Latin Prayer of a Penitent and a Eucharistic Prayer Attributed to Erasmus and Promulgated in 1535.
Conjoint bifolium on vellum (continuous text). Spain, ca. 1540: 116 x 83 mm (justification 88 x 53 mm). Single column, 26 lines. Undecorated. Text: the nearly complete prayer entitled Poenitentis and the complete prayer Sumpturi Corpus Dominicum as printed in Des. Erasmi Rot. Precationes (Oxford, 1704). These prayers probably did not form part of a larger compilation, since the Eucharistic prayers ends without running on. They were almost certainly copied from a printed source. One of the great humanists of the sixteenth century, Erasmus wrote these prayers the year before his death.