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      Sale 2457 | Lot 193
      Price Realized: $28,750With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2457 Lot 193

        HUGO DE FOLIETO [i. e., HUGUES DE FOUILLOY]. De claustro animae. manuscript in latin on vellum, written in gothic script in brownish-black ink with initials and headings in red, 28-29 lines, 2 columns, recto and verso. [132] leaves, complete (quires 1-16 in 8, 17 in 4, including final blank). 274x185 mm, old cloth-backed marbled boards with handwritten lettering piece, worn; intermittent marginal soiling, several leaves trimmed in margins not affecting text, scattered holes of varying sizes in vellum avoided by scribe, slit in blank lower margin of leaf 32, stains in margins of leaves 50-52 and 75-76. Early Dominican ownership inscription on verso of last leaf; later 19th-century auction catalogue cutting mounted on front pastedown; stamp of St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, New York (Rev. Patrick Brady bequest, 1894) on recto of first leaf. Italy, 14th century

        Estimate $3,000 - 5,000

        Allegorical treatise by an 12th-century French Augustinian cleric using the cloister as a metaphor for the soul. Contents: 1r-25v, Book 1; 25v-26r, prologue to Book 2; 26r-52r, Book 2; 52r-53r, prologue to Book 3; 53r-88r, Book 3; 88r-89r, prologue to Book 4; 89r-130r, Book 4; 130r-131v, unidentified text, beginning "et fit transitus de iudea ad gentes" and ending "reliquentur ergo alveus ab aqua" etc.; 132, blank.

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $28,750