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The book of Franciscan saints by Cornelius Thielmans, 1610: a question of title

Anna E. C. Simoni

Abstract

ON 31 August 1974 the British Library received as part of the Van Stuwe donation the gift of a book in small quarto entitled Cort Verhael van het Leven der Heijlighen van 5[.] Franciscus Oirden Met Haer Levende Figuren Wt Diuersche schyvers [sic] genomen Deur Den E. P. Broeder Cornelius Thielmans Guardiaen vander Minderbroederen binnen Tshartogenbosch[.} Met gratie ende Priuilegie, Gedruckt Tshertogenhosch, By Jan Scheffers An" M.D.CVI. [Short narration of the lives of the saints of the Order of St Francis together with their living portraits, drawn from various historians by the Revd Father, Brother Cornelius Thielmans, Guardian of the Friars Minor at 's-Hertogenbosch. With hcence and privilege. Printed at 's-Hertogenbosch, By Jan Scheffer, 1606]. The mutilated remnants of the original printed text of this title-page, set within an engraved architectural border, have been clumsily repaired in manuscript. The rest of the book is in good condition.

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