Only two copies are known to exist of this Valencian incunabula both in Spain.
In the words of Konrad Haebler in 1903, "This book is the source of so many bibliographic errors that it is difficult to believe. It is said to have been printed in 1498, in 1494 and in 1489 but a meticulous study of the existing copies together with the different descriptions published about them by scholars and book-lovers, have shown that there was no more than a single edition of this book, published in 1499", (Bibliografía Ibérica del siglo XV, n. 569).
Saint Catherine devoted herself to the Reformation and it was her confessor, Raimundo de Capua, who initiated the reformation of the Preachers' Order. Saint Catherine of Sienna obviously played an important part in the history of Spanish spirituality, as the history of the editions of her works and her biography so magnificently show with marvellous examples from the printing works of Arnao Guillen de Brocar in Alcalá de Henares and thanks to the patronage of Cardinal Cisneros who was particularly fond of this eminent figure of female religious spirituality, who has also been studied in relation with Savonarola.
Vita D. Catherinae de Senis by Saint Anthony of Florence was translated by Miquel Pereç and appears together with Cobles by Narcis Vinyoles.
A typically Valencian item.
We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "La Vida de Sancta Catherina de Sena - Cobles en Lahor dela Gloriosa Sancta Catherina de Sena": La Vida de Sancta Catherina de Sena. Cobles en Lahor dela Gloriosa Sancta Catherina de Sena facsimile edition, published by Vicent Garcia Editores, 1998Request Info / Price