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Bod-Inc: A-273

Andreas de Escobar

Modus confitendi (cum orationibus ante et post missam).


Analysis of Content

A2r Andreas [de Escobar] Hispanus: Modus confitendi. Incipit: ‘[Q]voniam omni confitenti necessarium est hanc generalem confessionem dicere . . .’ Explicit: et participationi fidelium Christianorum restituere.’ Ends after the confession of sins against the Octo beatitudines.

A8r [Andreas de Escobar Hispanus(?): Formula of absolution.] Incipit: ‘Finita confessione dicat sacerdos: “Misereator(!) tui etc.” . . .’

A8v [Andreas de Escobar Hispanus(?)]: ‘Alia breuis et succincta peccatoris ad Deum confessio.’ Incipit: ‘Deus inestimabilis et eterne misericordie, Deus pietatis immense . . .’ See A. Wilmart, Precum libelli quattuor aevi Karolini (Rome 1940), 21-4, 56 no. 1, and 73-5 no. 4.


Imprint: [Paris]: Étienne Jehannot, for Claude Jaumar, [c.1496-8]. 8°.


Collation: A–E8.

Illustrations: Woodcut of the Crucifixion on A1r, 74 ×55 mm; the same woodcut appears on C7v of H‑167; for an illustration of it within printed floral borders, see Claudin II 242.


ISTC: ia00688000

GW: GW 1852;

Hain: C 4283;

Goff: Goff A‑688;

Proctor: Pr 8345;

Others: Sheppard 6482.

LCN: 14863033


Copy number: A-273(1)

Bound with:
1. Cyrillus, Speculum sapientiae. [Paris]: Georg Mittelhus, [c.1497] (C‑510(2));
3. Confessionale: Interrogationes et doctrinae. [Paris: Guy Marchant, c.1494] (C‑418);
4. Corona mystica Beatae Mariae Virginis. Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 6 Oct. 1492 (C‑464).

Wanting gatherings B–E.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century half calf for Douce; on the gold-tooled spine a floral stamp in four compartments.

Size: 133 × 96 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 128 × 93 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes.

Provenance: Phillip Shepard (sixteenth century); on a1v of item 1: ‘Phillip Shepard his boke and soe god send him god loke a mene a mene'. Thomas Clenburg (fl. 1586); on a1r of item 4 the inscription: ‘Libellus iste . . . pertinet domino Thome Clenburg olim abbati Sorensi 1586'; a copy of this edition was sold at Thomas Rawlinson's sale p. 9 (1727), lot 54. William Hamper (1776-1831); sale, 21 July 1831, lot 31, annotated by Douce in his copy of the catalogue (Mus. Bibl. III 8o 479(25)) 'Douce' in red ink. Francis Douce (1757-1834); purchased at Hamper's sale; stamp. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 4(2).

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