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Bod-Inc: A-315

Antoninus Florentinus

Confessionale [Italian]: Curam illius habe. Explicit: ‘Regnum celorum.’


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title and woodcut.]

a2r Antoninus Florentinus: ‘Prolago'. Incipit: ‘  “Quia tu scientiam repulisti et ego te repellam ne sacerdotio fungaris mihi” [Os 4,6]. Dice iddio pro lo propheta suo al sacerdote ignorante . . .’ See A‑314.

a4r Antoninus Florentinus: Curam illius habe. [Confessionale in Italian. Also known as Medicina dell'anima]. Incipit: ‘  “Curam illius habe”, Luce .x. [Lc 10,35]. Queste parole dixe il buono Sammaritano allo stabulario . . .’ See A‑314; also Orlandi 326 no. 5.

l3v ‘Forma absolutionis ab excommunicatione' [Latin and Italian]. Incipit: ‘Auctoritate domini nostri Iesu Christi et apostolorum eius Petri et Pauli et sancte Romane ecclesie ac domini nostri summi pontificis domini nostri N. pape iiii . . . Quello che diriza il guidicio del rectore dell'anime dopo il lume della gratia . . .’


Imprint: Florence: Lorenzo Morgiani and Johannes Petri, 23 May 1493. 4°.


Collation: a–i8 k6 l4.

Illustrations: Two woodcuts: on a1r Augustine writing; on l4v Augustine confessing a penitent; see BMC VI 682.


ISTC: ia00785000

GW: GW 2079;

Hain: HC 1214;

Goff: Goff A‑785;

BMC: BMC VI 682;

Proctor: Pr 6355;

Others: CIBN A‑414; Sander 427; Sheppard 5243.

LCN: 14423645


Copy number: A-315(1)

Bound with:
2. [Thomas à Kempis], Imitazione di Gesù Cristo. Florence: Antonio de Bartolommeo Miscomini, 1494 (T‑115);
3. Monte dell'orazione. Florence: Francesco Bonaccorsi, for Piero Pacini, 1496 (M‑313).

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) parchment, with sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 210 × 146 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 201 × 137 mm.

In all items many early marginal annotations in Italian and Latin and pointing hands, in brown and red ink, in an Italian hand. In the same hand early manuscript foliation: 1-185. On the verso of the front endleaf a list of contents in Italian, eighteenth/nineteenth-century, brown ink.

Woodcuts are coloured in red, brown, and green.

Provenance: Charles William Dyson Perrins (1864-1958); book-plates; see Catalogue Dyson Perrins, no. 68; sale (1946), lot 18; cost of purchase refunded later by C. W. Dyson Perrins; see BLR 2,26 (1947), 183 and Friends of the Bodleian, Report of the Second Annual General Meeting, 24 June 1947, 4.

SHELFMARK: Don. e.239(1).

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