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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 177: Jacobus de Cessolis OP, Liber de moribus hominum et officiis nobilium ac popularium super ludo scaccorum. Miscellany of Moral, Devotional, Theological, Historical and Medical Tracts.

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Title:
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 177: Jacobus de Cessolis OP, Liber de moribus hominum et officiis nobilium ac popularium super ludo scaccorum. Miscellany of Moral, Devotional, Theological, Historical and Medical Tracts.
Alternate Title:
Iac. de Cessolis. Miscellanea
Language:
Latin
Extent:
ff. 1 + 191
Approximate Date:
[ca. 1400 - 1499]
Collection:
Parker Manuscripts
Description:
CCCC MS 177 is a miscellany of over fifty moral and other tracts copied in the second half of the fifteenth century. The material ranges from the pseudo-Senecan Formula uitae honestae, now commonly attributed to Martin of Braga (c. 515-80), a group of Aesop's Fables, poems once attributed to Walter Map (c. 1140-1210 such as Disputatio inter cor et oculum, and a Latin translation of Abu al-Malik ibn Ali al-Ala Ibn Zuhr's De regimine sanitatis. Walter Map's Epistola Valerii ad Rufinum ne uxorem ducat is accompanied in this manuscript by a Commentary on the Epistola by John Ridewall OFM (d. after 1340). It has been conjectured that this manuscript was once in the possession of the historian John Bale (1495-1563), from whom it may have passed to Parker, but this is not certainly established.