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0291 Cathay and the Way Thither : vol.1
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cut ill the old Italian style, purporting to be the Vera B. Odorici Effigies, in theHistoria Seraphicae Religions of Petrus Rodulphius.1 And Gabelli is said to have published a print of the " very old image of the Beatus preaching to the Indians and other barbarians, which is found in the church of S. Udalric at Villanuova."~ This would seem to be different from the work of Pilacorte. Gabelli's works will be noted below ; but I have not succeeded in finding any of them, nor do I know which has this engraving.

Some of the Franciscan authors assert that Odoric, besides his itinerary, left behind him various sermons and epistles,3 but if so, no one seems to know anything about them. Wadding, in the Annales Minorur, also repeatedly quotes as the work of Odoric a chronicle extending from the beginning of the world to the death of Pope John XXII ;4 forgetting, it would seem, that the pope survived the saint three years. Indeed, the notion that the work was written by Odoric seems to have been altogether unfounded. This chronicle is the manuscript cited in the account of Jordanus' as Liber de 1Ftatibus, formerly at Rome, but now in the Bibl. Impériale at Paris. From it Wadding derived the interesting letters of Montecorvino, Jordanus, and Andrew Bishop of Zaiton, which are given in the present collection : Sbaralea considers that the real author of the book was probably another Minorite, John of Udine, otherwise of Mortiliano, who died in Friuli in 1363, and who wrote a work called Pantheon, supposed to be lost.'

Very recently another work has been published in Germany as Odoric's,7 on the authority of the closing paragraph of the manuscript from which it is printed : " I.stud scripsit Frater Odoricus de

1 Venice, 1586, p. 125.

2 Acta Sanctorum, 1. C.

3 Acta Sanctorum, 1. C.

4 See Annales Minoru,, tom. vi and vii, passim.

5 See Preface to English Jordanus, p. v.

6 In the work cited above (at p. 5), p. 443.

7 See Peregrinatores Medii Ævi Quatuor, Lipsix, J. C. Heinrichs, 1864; edited by J. C. Latuent, and containing Itineraries in the Holy Land by Burchardus de Mte. Sion, Ricold of Monte Croce, this Pseudo-

Odoric, and Wilbrand of Oldenburg.