Llull, Ramon, 1232?-1316.
Liber de homine [manuscript].
Philosophical and theological considerations of the nature of human beings.
Title from incipit (f. 4r), attribution from explicit (f. 82v).
Incipit: Deus ad laudem tuam et ob tuum honorem. Incipimus hunc librum de homine (f. 4r).
Explicit: Per magistrum Raymundum Luli de dicta civitate Maioricarum. Laus domino nostro Iesu Christo, et beatae Marie virgini matri dei, beato Michaeli archangelo, beato Marco Evangeliste, beato Yeronimo, beato Fantino, totique celesti curiae triumphanti. Deo gratias.
Foliation: Paper, 83; [iii], [1-80]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 24 long lines; ruled in lead.
Script: Written in a humanistic script by a single hand.
Decoration: Rubricated headings, chapter numbers, and capital strokes; red initials with simple black ornamentation, some with grotesque faces (for example, f. 33r, 37r), at the beginning of each chapter.
Binding: Oak boards; two leather straps with metal clasps, one detached and stored with manuscript.
Origin: Written in Italy in the 15th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Formerly owned by the Monastery of St. Antonius, Venice (Ms. 41) (f. 82v.); formerly owned by Julius de Cardelinis (f. i recto).
Sold by William H. Allen, 1923.
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 2 (Ms. Latin 5).
UPenn Ms. Codex 828
Also available in microfilm (Microfilm 170), Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
Philosophy -- Early works to 1800.
Theology -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century.
Cardelinis, Julius de, former owner.
Monastero di S. Antonio (Venice, Italy).