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"To the reader: Preface." In this preface Consalus Ponce de Leon addresses the Christian reader...

"In the the foreword to the reader, the editor, Consalus [Gonsalvo] Ponce de Leon, a Spanish theologian living at Rome, explains on p. [11] that he used for his edition of the Physiologus three manuscripts from Italian libraries (one lent by Cardinal Sirletus; a transcription made by a Sicilian friend from a manuscript in a library at Palermo; finally a '[exemplar] omnium emendatissimum' lent by the Jesuit father Franciscus Turrianus." - Voet, v. 2, p. 863.

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