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Bridwell MS 34 [Apologia]
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Apologia, f. 1r.

Author: Marsilio Ficino.
Title:
Apologia Marsilij Ficini pro multis florentinis ab antichristo Hieronimo Ferrariense, hypocritar[um] summo deceptis :ad collegiu[m] Cardinalium.
Origin: [Italy: 1498].
Description: Manuscript on paper. 4 leaves. 20.6 x 14.4 cm. Single column 32 lines. Textblock: 18.3 x 11 cm.
Binding: Unbound.
Comments: Copied in cursive humanist script in brown ink on paper. Not an autograph.
Decoration: None.
Provenance: (1) Mario Ferrara (1897-). (2) Purchased by Bridwell Library, 1980.
Bibliography:
Girolamo Savonarola. Piety, Prophecy and Politics in Renaissance Florence. Curated by Donald Weinstein. Edited by Donald Weinstein and Valerie Hotchkiss (Dallas: Bridwell Library, 1994), pp. 40-42, cat. 40 (with photo).

Luigi Passerini, "Apologia de Marsilio Ficino contro Savonarola," Giornale storico degli archivi toscani che si pubblica dalla soprintendenza generale agli archivi toscani 3, (1859): 113-115.

Paul Oskar Kristeller,  Supplementum ficinianum Marsilii Ficini opuscula inedita et dispersa primum collegit et ex fontibus plerumque manuscriptis editit auspiciis Regiae scholea normalis superioris pisanae Paulus Oscarius Kristeller. Accedunt indices codicum, editionum, operum Ficini nec non documenta quadam et testimonia ad eundem pertinentia,  (Florence: Olschki, 1937), vol. 1,p. cxli, vol 2., pp. 76-79.

Volkhard Wels, A Manuscript of Marsilio Ficino's "Apologia contra Savonarolam" from the Collections at Bridwell Library.  Ed. by Volkhard Wels and Valerie Hotchkiss (Dallas, TX: Bridwell Library, 2005).
 

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