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This item is a bound set of unpaginated, folio leaves taken from a longer work; it is only part of a book. The leaves are about 10.25 inches in height. The text by Bonaventure is a meditation on the life of Christ using an allegory of a tree and its fruits to denote various virtues. An English translation of this item’s title is “A Treatise of Saint Bonaventure which is Called the Tree of Life.” The title is usually spelled in Latin “Lignum Vitae.” These leaves are taken from the longer work Tractatus Sancti Bonauenture [Cologne, Germany: Bartholomaeus de Unkel, Johann Koelhoef, the Elder], 1484 -1485.
Bartholomaeus de Unkel, Johann Koelhoef, the Elder
Theology, Incunabula, Versals, Meditation, Allegory
Bonaventure, Saint Cardinal, "Tractatus Sancti Bonaventure qui Vocatur Lignum Vite" (1484). Special Collections Books. 2.