Li cantici del B. Iacopone da Todi, e sua vita, con li discorsi del padre Gio. Battista Modio, et in questa nostra impressione aggiontovi alcuni cantici di esso Beato, cavati da un manoscritto antico, non più stampati

Autore: JACOPONE DA TODI (Jacopo Benedetti, 1230-1306)-MODIO, Giovanni Battista (fl. mid 16th cent.)

Tipografo: Lazzaro Scoriggio

Dati tipografici: Napoli, 1615

8vo (148x92 mm). [4], 300, [16] pp. Collation: [π]² A-T8 V6. Woodcut vignette on title page. Italic and roman types. Roman and italic types. Text of the poems printed in two columns. 19th-century half calf gilt, marbled endleaves, red sprinkled edges. Upper margin cut short, small worm track to the outer lower corner of a few leaves not affecting the text, damp stain to the lower margin towards the end of the volume, some browning.

Rare Naples edition, dedicated by the printer Scoriggio to the Congregation of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin, of Jacopone da Todi's famous religious poems, first published in Florence in 1490. The present edition is a reprint of the 1558 Rome edition, the fourth overall but the first to contain Modio's commentary and life of Jacopone. A Franciscan friar, Jacopone was a powerful voice of the religious movement of the late 13th century. His is also the author of the celebrated and many times set-to-music Latin poem Stabat Mater. Giovanni Battista Modio was a Calabrian follower of St. Filippo Neri. His life of Jacopone is addressed to Caterina de Ricci (1522-1590), at the time a nun in the monastery of S. Vincent at Prato. She was canonized in 1746 by Pope Benedict XIV.

Italian Union Catalogue, IT\ICCU\BVEE\036430.