Dieta salutis a beato Bonaventura ultimate emendatum ac noviter parisius impressum.[bound with]Sermo[n]es Quattuor novisimorum perutiles et nec[ess]arii...Cologne: Cornelis de Zierikzee, 1500-1505.

Bonaventura, Saint, pseudo. [Guillaume de Lavicea or Lanicea] et al.

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Paris: Jean Petit, 1504, 17 April. Guilielmus de Lavicea Franciscan (d.1310) is the actual author of the Dieta Salutis a popular and influential treatise on virtues and vices. The work “contains a great number of comparisons [such as a lustful man is like a stupid merchant who gives a precious thing for a contemptible price... or to a crow, to a foolish warrior, to a horse, and to a ship...] it is one of the most prominent features of the work. Although the number of extended compsrisons or analogies that Guillaume ‘de }Lavicea’ uses is oerhaps rather exceptional, the trechnique was well established...” [The preaching of the friars: sermons diffused from Paris before 1300 By D. L. D'Avray, 1985.]The Pseudo-Bonaventura, or Pseudo-Bonaventure is the name given to the authors of a number of medieval devotional works which were believed at the time to be the work of Saint Bonaventure: "It would almost seem as if 'Bonaventura' came to be regarded as a convenient label for a certain type of text, rather than an assertion of authorship". Since it is clear a number of actual authors are involved, the term "Pseudo-Bonaventuran" is often used. The Sermones quattuor are divided into the four final stages of life: death, judgment, heaven, and hell. They are attributed to St. Bonaventura but are not by him.

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