Title:Tractatus De Studiis Monasticis in Tres Partes Distribitus
Author:Mabillon, Joanne; Translated By Josepho Porta Astensi
Publisher:Andreae Poleti, Venice, 1705
Dust Jacket:None Issued
Andreae Poleti, 1705, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: None Issued, Second Latin
Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text is in Latin. This is the Second Latin edition published in 1705. Full vellum,  + 659 pages. Jean Mapillon (1632-1707), famous French Benedictine scholar and historiographer, is considered the founder of paleography and diplomatics. He became famous for his "De Re Diplomatica" where he gives a detailed history of the Latin script and demonstrates the way in which the handwriting of his day developed out of the capital Roman letters. Following universal acclaim for this work, he was invited to draw up a plan of studies for persons leading a monastic life. This worked first appeared in French in 1691, was translated into Latin in 1702 and in 1705 by Josepho Porta Astensi and was an enormous success. The first part sketches out a course of study for monks, the second part discusses the difficulties of deciphering ancient manuscripts, and the third part, provides a catalog of books recommended for a monastic library. Vellum is soiled and dried as is common, pulling away slightly from the boards; there is some very light scattered from foxing; otherwise the interior is clean with no writing or marks in the binding is sound. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 11 oz. Category: Religion; Latin Language; Books; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 006452.