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“A feather in the plumage of a great eagle”

15th century imperial standard of the Catholic Spanish monarchy

15th century imperial standard of the Catholic Spanish monarchy

Posted for: Darren Poley, Theology / Outreach Librarian

The Augustinian Historical Institute (AHI) collection often attracts the eye of scholars interested in religious history, St. Augustine and the Augustinian Order specifically. Recently however a scholar of Spanish and Hispanic Studies was able to find a work by a seventeenth-century friar Agustín Osorio on a fifteenth-century Spanish Augustinian Saint John of Sahagun in the AHI, which is subsequently now available to scholars via the Digital Library@Villanova University. The work is: Historia de la vida y milagros del padre S. Ioan de Santo Facvndo, comunmente dicho de Sahagun de la Orden de S. Agustín. Barcelona: Empreta de Gabriel Graells, 1604.

There are two main branches of Augustinians. The body of clerics who loosely followed the rule of St. Augustine (Canons Regular of Saint Augustine) and the monastic, and eventually mendicant religious order that resulted from the Grand Union of 1256 (Order of the Hermit Friars of Saint Augustine). For a brief overview of religious orders in Spain, including the Augustinians, see: Medieval Iberia: An Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2003) pages 701-702.

All indications that Osorio was the latter and a member of the order of hermits and friars that is today the Order of Saint Augustine (O.S.A.) was confirmed by consulting works in the AHI:
Alphabetum Augustinianum : Matriti 1644 by Tomás de Herrera (1585-1654), et al. (Roma : Pubblicazioni Agostiniane, 1990) p. 52.
Ensayo de una biblioteca ibero-americana de la Orden de San Agustin by Gregorio de Santiago Vela (Madrid: Impr. del Asilo de huérfanos del S. C. de Jesús, 1913) vol. 4, pp. 202-205.
Agustinos españoles escritores de María by Rafael Lazcano (Guadarrama, Madrid: Editorial Revista Agustiniana, 2005) pp. 225-226.

Villanova University graduate student of Hispanic cultural studies, and instructor of Spanish Ian J. Gates, who has produced a paper which has been submitted for publication and a related research fellowship proposal (The Catholic and Imperial Eagle: Symbol of the Iberian Elite’s Legitimacy), says as a result of the discovery in the AHI, and Falvey’s digitizing of the 1604 work of Fray Osorio on San Juan of Sahagun, “Osorio portrays St. John of Sahagun as a feather in the plumage of a great eagle, the animal which was widely known to be the base of the royal Spanish coat of aims.”

See: http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:425067


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Katholischer Katechismus

Posted for: Darren Poley, Theology / Outreach Librarian

A digital donation from our newest partner, The German Society of Pennsylvania

Katholischer Katechismus (1860)

Katholischer Katechismus (1860)

In all Catholic dioceses of the United States, January 5th is a day to commemorate Saint John Neumann. Interestingly he was a German immigrant to the U.S., bishop of Philadelphia, and an especially important figure in American Catholic history. In the Fall of 2015 The German Society of Pennsylvania founded in 1764, the oldest organization in the United States dedicated to fostering understanding about German and German-American contributions to U.S. history and culture, became a digital partner with Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library. Among the items loaned by GSP’s library to Falvey for digital preservation was a German edition of the Catholic Catechism which St. John Neumann wrote. Extant copies published before the American Civil War of this text used for religious education within the German Catholic community are relatively rare.

See:

https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:438256


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#ColorOurCollections coloring books

Although today is the last *official* day of #ColorOurCollections, we’ll wait until next week to post our round-up. You can do some coloring over the weekend if you’ve been too busy during the week!

We now have 3 coloring books for you to choose from:

Comfort Year-Round

The Bosun And The Bob-Tailed Comet

Weird & Wonderful Animals

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Remember to tweet us a photo of your masterpiece(s) including @VillanovaDigLib and #ColorOurCollections in your tweet text. And don’t forget to check out the hashtag #ColorOurCollections on Twitter to see all the great artwork that people have done!

Happy coloring! :)


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eBook available: Motor Matt on the Wing

Motor Stories #24This week’s Project Gutenberg release, built by applying the efforts of Distributed Proofreaders to images from our Digital Library, is Motor Stories #24: Motor Matt on the Wing; or, Flying for Fame and Fortune. While Motor Matt already took to the air by dirigible in several earlier stories, this adventure marks his first encounter with powered flight, a technology that was still quite new at the time of the tale’s writing. As in some other volumes of this series, the mix of familiar dime novel tropes and archetypes with then-cutting-edge technology (occasionally discussed in some technical detail) produces an interesting snapshot of some of the dramatic transitions that occurred in the early years of the 20th century.

The book also includes the conclusion of the “Tricked By Two” story begun in the previous issue along with some brief animal-themed filler articles. The full text may be read online or downloaded through Project Gutenberg.


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Available for proofreading: The Man, by Elbert Hubbard

Front cover (selection), The man : a story of to-day : with facts, fancies and faults peculiarly its own

Front cover (selection), The man : a story of to-day : with facts, fancies and faults peculiarly its own

A few weeks ago, one of our Content Roundups highlighted The Man, a book recently digitized from our Hubbard Collection. This first (pseudonymously-published) novel of Elbert Hubbard happens to have been published by J. S. Ogilvie in the same paper-covered series as White Dandy, one of our earlier eBook releases. The unusual nature of this novel, and the coincidence of its relationship with material from our dime novel collection, made it inevitable that we would submit this to Distributed Proofreaders so that it too can have a home on Project Gutenberg.

If you would like to help turn this forgotten book into a new electronic edition, you can read our earlier blog post for information on the proofreading process, then join in the work at the project page.


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Content Roundup – First Week – February 2016

Front cover, The sacrifice of Thomas Ashe / by Sean O'Cathasaigh

Front cover, The sacrifice of Thomas Ashe / by Sean O’Cathasaigh

This week as the snow melts, find a number of newly digitized newspaper issues and journal articles available. As well, the work as important work the sacrifice of Thomas Ashe by Sean O’Casey appears from the Joseph McGarrity Collection.

American Catholic Historical Society

p. 240, the Rev.  John Joseph Fedigan, O.S.A,, Historical Picture Gallery. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Volume XIX

p. 240, the Rev. John Joseph Fedigan, O.S.A,, Historical Picture Gallery. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Volume XIX

Records (Volume 19: 22 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:443160]

Catholica

Newspapers

Catholic Standard & Times

"The Bat", selection p. 7, The Catholic Standard and Times, v. 27, no. 6, Saturday, December 17, 1921

“The Bat”, selection p. 7, The Catholic Standard and Times, v. 27, no. 6, Saturday, December 17, 1921

1920 (4 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:429913]

1921 (8 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445028]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature Collection

Fiction

Foiled by fate : being the conclusion of In the house of fear / by Old Sleuth
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:440904]

Periodicals

[1], p. , The Girls' companion, v. VIII, no. 22, May 29, 1909

[1], p. , The Girls’ companion, v. VIII, no. 22, May 29, 1909

The Girls’ Companion (collection created, 7 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:445440]

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)

[1] p., Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 8, February 19, 1916

[1] p., Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 8, February 19, 1916

[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:441219]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:443926]

German Society of Pennsylvania

p. [245], Viereck's the American weekly, v. VIII, no. 16, May 22, 1918

p. [245], Viereck’s the American weekly, v. VIII, no. 16, May 22, 1918

Viereck’s the American weekly (27 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:443954]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Books

The sacrifice of Thomas Ashe / by Sean O’Cathasaigh
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445001]

Image Collection

Coloring Book version, The Bosun And The Bob-Tailed Comet
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Record/vudl:445022]

Philadelphia Ceili Group


Festivals

Newly Composed Tunes (9 parts added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445551]

Villanova Digital Collection

Falvey Memorial Library

Doodle, February 3, 2016

Doodle, February 3, 2016

Daily Doodles (2016: 12 images added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:444148]


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#ColorOurCollections

This week we’re celebrating some of the cool stuff in our collections by creating coloring books for you to enjoy!

For today, we’ve got a coloring book version of Jack B. Yeats’s The Bosun And The Bob-Tailed Comet (1905). We’d love to see what you color, so tweet an image of your masterpiece and include @VillanovaDigLib and #ColorOurCollections in your tweet text. Stay tuned for more coloring opportunities later this week!

Illustration from "The Bosun And The Bob-Tailed Comet" by Jack B. Yeats.

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and the Biodiversity Heritage Library came up with the (brilliant!) idea for #ColorOurCollections and you can find lots of cool stuff to color from Special Collections libraries around the world by browsing the hashtag on Twitter! NYAM will also be featuring some of the #ColorOurCollections treasures on their blog.

Happy coloring! :)


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John Waldeby Uncovered

Posted for:  Darren Poley, Theology / Outreach Librarian

York Minster

York Minster

 

John Waldeby, O.S.A. was an Oxford-educated medieval English Augustinian friar well-known for his preaching. “There are many gaps in our knowledge of the career of John Waldeby” (Hackett 35), but many of his sermons were published in his own day. Father John Rotelle, O.S.A. who was the director of the Augustinian Press until his death in 2002 had a transcription made of Waldeby’s fourteenth-century collection of Sunday sermons, Novum Opus Dominicale, preserved in manuscripts of the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Bodley 687 and Laud misc. 77). This work of Waldeby has been called a reference book and is thought to have been composed in the Augustinian priory library, York, England in the 1360s. For a description of the Bodleian manuscripts see: Margaret J. Morrin, “John Waldeby, O.S.A. (ca. 1315-1372), Preacher” Analecta Augustiniana 35 (1972), 75-76. The transcription commissioned by Rotelle was bound and added to the collection of the Augustinian Historical Institute (AHI). There are several works in the AHI which describe Augustinian John Waldeby, but to have a typed transcription of some of his most important sermons is a boon, because Waldeby’s life and works have continued to be a trove for scholarship. It is for this reason that a digital copy of this transcription has been added to the Digital Library@Villanova University.

See: http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:442466

Suggested Further Reading:

Akae, Yuichi. A mendicant sermon collection from composition to reception: the Novum opus dominicale of John Waldeby, OESA. Sermo, vol. 7. Turnhout: Brepols, 2015.

Emden, A. B. “Waldeby, John de” pages 1957-1958 in A Biographical Register of the
University of Oxford to A.D. 1500, vol. III. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959.

Gwynn, Aubrey, S.J. “John Waldeby of York” pages 114-123 in The English Austin Friars
in the Time of Wyclif. London: Oxford University Press, 1940.

Hackett, Benedict, O.S.A. “John Waldeby” pages 35-48 in William Flete, O.S.A., and
Catherine of Siena: Masters of Fourteenth Century Spirituality. Edited by John E. Rotelle, O.S.A., The Augustinian Series, vol. 15. Villanova, PA: Augustinian Press, 1992.

Morrin, Margaret J. John Waldeby, O.S.A., c.1315 – c. 1372: English Augustinian Preacher
and Writer. Studia Augustiniana Historica, 2. Rome: Analecta Augustiniana, 1975.

Ossinger, Joannes Felix. “Waldebius Joannes” pages 959-960 in Bibliotheca Augustiniana:
historica, critica, et chronologica. Turin: Bottega D’Erasmo, 1963.

Roth, Francis, O.S.A. “John Waldeby” pages 400-404 in The English Austin Friars 1249
1538: I. History. Cassiciacum: Studies in St. Augustine and the Augustinian
Order, vol. VI (American Series). New York: Augustinian Historical Institute, 1966.

Wenzel, Siegfried. “John Waldeby (WA)” pages 40-44 in Latin sermon collections from
later Medieval England : orthodox preaching in the age of Wyclif. Cambridge Studies
in Medieval Literature, 53. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2005.


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Content Roundup – Last Week – January 2016

Front cover, Forging the links : being the sequel to Old Ironsides' long trail

Front cover, Forging the links : being the sequel to Old Ironsides’ long trail

With the January Blizzard of 2016 hitting last weekend, see the few titles that have been added in this snowy week!

American Catholic Historical Society

Records

Volume 19 (1 article added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:443160]

Volume 20 (25 articles added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:442360]

Volume 22 (20 articles added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:441543]

Contributions from Augustinian Theologians and Scholars

Novum opus dominicale
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:442466]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Forging the links : being the sequel to Old Ironsides’ long trail / by “Old Sleuth.”
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:440866]

Periodicals

[12-13] p.

[12-13] p.

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added, Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 6, February 5, 1916)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:440354]


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eBook available: Motor Matt’s Prize

Motor Matt's PrizeAnother Motor Stories adventure has been added to Project Gutenberg this week thanks to images from our Digital Library and the labor of the Distributed Proofreaders project. In the twenty-third adventure, Motor Matt’s Prize; or, The Pluck that Wins, Motor Matt helps a friend enter a motor boat race and encounters the usual mix of danger and treachery. The volume also contains the first half of an adventure story called “Tricked by Two,” and some short filler material, including a piece about Julius Neubronner‘s pigeon photography.

The entire book may be read online or downloaded through Project Gutenberg.


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