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De Perseverantia Religionis by Maffeo Vegio

Identifier: MS 84/ff. 1r-166r


This part of the manuscript contains the text De Perseverantia Religionis by Maffeo Vegio (1407-1458), an Italian poet. This is one of his works in prose. This version of the text has seven books, while the printed versions only have six.
A title on f. 1r reads: Maphei Vegii de perseverantia liber incipit. Et primo de tranquillo statu religionis. The text starts on f. 1r with the following words: Cum graves sepe ut sit in rebus humanis sustinetur. And ends on f. 166r with the following words: quem polliciti sumus conserendum pastinandumque veniemus.
Writing This part of the manuscript is written in a clear sloping italic hand which grows smaller at the end. The vellum is very fine, and the hand is good, but many of the pages have suffered from damp and become almost illegible.
Illumination The book initials in Part 1 are burnished gold ornamented with vine-leaf pattern in blue, vermilion, and green, that at the beginning having a partial border of foliage, flowers, and gold-rayed discs. Chapter initials are plain red Roman capitals.


  • 15th century


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


166 folios

Foliation and number of lines to a page

ff. 166, 28 lines to a page.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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