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Ways of Prayer and Meditations Facsimile Edition

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The Ways of Prayer and Meditations is a compendium of Christian devotional and hagiographical texts assembled in Spain by several scribes over the course of decades in the fifteenth century. Many of the texts concern Saint Dominic, and the manual known as his Nine Ways of Prayer is illustrated by ten miniatures, most showing the saint in the recommended postures for prayer before a crucifix. The book's diminutive size and devotional content suggest its possible early use as a girdle book (a book worn hanging from one's belt).

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Ways of Prayer and Meditations": Modi orandi sancti dominici. Die Gebets- und Andachtsgesten des Hl. Dominicus facsimile edition, published by Belser Verlag, 1995

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Manuscript book description compiled by Antonio Lenzo.
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Modi orandi sancti dominici. Die Gebets- und Andachtsgesten des Hl. Dominicus

Zurich: Belser Verlag, 1995

  • Commentary (German) by Boyle, Leonard E.; Schmitt, Jean-Claude; Blum, Wilhelm; Wetzel, Christoph
  • Limited Edition: 900 copies
  • This is a partial facsimile of the original document, Ways of Prayer and Meditations: the facsimile might represent only a part, or doesn't attempt to replicate the format, or doesn't imitate the look-and-feel of the original document.

This facsimile edition reproduces only ff. 5r-15v of the original document, inlcuding the Novem modus orandi sancti Dominici (ff. 5r-13r) and selections from the Life of Dominic (ff. 13v-15r).


The binding reproduces a girdle book.

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