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Title: Het Boecxken vander passien
Subtitle: Van handschrift naar druk in geestelijke kringen
Author(s): SCHEEPSMA, Wybren
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 49 Issue: 2 Date: 2007
The Boecxken vander passien by Alijt Bake was composed in the monastery of Galilea at Ghent, in or before 1446. There are a number of surviving manuscript witnesses to the text, but from 1514 on six printed editions of the Boecxken appeared. One manuscript survives that was copied from one of these print editions. The contents of the Boecxken resurface in the printed compilation tract Bruygoms Mantelken by Frans Vervoort (1554). This Friar Minor from Mechelen employed a manuscript of Bake's original work, rather than a printed edition. The case of the Boecxken demonstrates that the transition from manuscript to print within the realm of religious literature was certainly not a sudden one.