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Bod-Inc: A-316

Antoninus Florentinus

Confessionale: Defecerunt scrutantes scrutinio. Explicit: ‘Articulo mortis tuae.’


Analysis of Content

[a1r] ‘Rubrice.’

[a4r] Antoninus Florentinus: ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘  “[D]efecerunt scrutantes scrutinio” [Ps 63,7], ait psalmista. Scrutantes aliorum peccata sunt confessores . . .’ See Bloomfield 1501.

[a4v] Antoninus Florentinus: ‘De instructione seu directione simplicium confessorum.' ‘Summa confessionum seu interrogatorium pro simplicibus confessoribus.’ [Also known as Confessionale: Defecerunt scrutantes scrutinio.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uantum igitur ad primum, vt habeas auctoritatem audiendi confessiones . . .’ See Bloomfield 1501; Kaeppeli I 92-6 no. 256; Orlandi 314 no. (A) 2-3. On the two versions of the Confessionale: Defecerunt, see Hieronymus Wilms, ‘Das Confessionale “Defecerunt” des hl. Antonin', Divus Thomas, 24 (1946), 99-108.

[s3v] Johannes Chrysostomus(?): Sermo de penitentia. Incipit: ‘[P]rouida mente et profundo cogitatu cognosci debent duo rerum distincta negocia . . .’ See Bloomfield 4301 who ascribes to ‘Johannes Chrysostomus(?).’


Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1470]. 4°.


Collation: [a b–s8].


ISTC: ia00787000, ia00788000

GW: GW 2081 (a), 2082 (b);

Hain: C 490 (a), HC *1162, C 491 (b);

Goff: Goff A‑787 (a), A‑788 (b);

BMC: BMC I 182 (a), I 183 (b);

Proctor: Pr 822 (a), 819 = 821 (b);

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑566 (a); CIBN A‑416 (a), A‑417 (b); Oates 303-5 (a), 301 (b); Sheppard 613 (a, b); Voulliéme, Köln, 122 (a), 123 = 124 (b).

LCN: 14267067


Copy number: A-316(1)

A copy made up of fragments of two editions: gathering [a] comes from GW 2081, and gatherings [b–s] from GW 2082.

Wanting the blank leaf [s8].

Binding: Nineteenth-century French gold-tooled brown morocco; marbled pastedown; gilt-edged leaves; parchment endleaves; bound by R. G. Simier; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 220 × 157 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 210 × 142 mm.

Marginal note marks.

One- to four-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; underlining and capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Acquired by 1835; Catalogus (1843), I 94; the shelfmark would suggest c.1831; probably Antoine Augustin Renouard (1765-1853); sale (1830), lot 162; purchased at the Renouard sale for £2. 2. 0: see Library Bills (1829-32), nos 190-1, and Books Purchased (1830), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q inf. 1.17.

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