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Bod-Inc: A-318

Antoninus Florentinus

Confessionale: Defecerunt scrutantes scrutinio. Explicit: ‘Acquisitionem vitae aeternae.’


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Antoninus Florentinus: [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘  “[D]efecerunt scrutantes scrutinio” [Ps 63,7], ait psalmista. Scrutantes aliorum peccata sunt confessores . . .’ See A‑316.

[a1v] Antoninus Florentinus: ‘Libellus de audientia confessionum.’ [Also known as Confessionale: Defecerunt scrutantes scrutinio.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uantum igitur ad primum, ut habeas auctoritatem audiendi confessiones . . .’ See A‑316; also Orlandi 315 no. (A) 7.


Imprint: [Venice: Adam de Ambergau], 1472. 4°.

Remarks: Pr, GW, IGI and Orlandi assign to [Milan: Antonius Zarotus]; GW and IGI give the format as folio.


Collation: [a–g10 h12 i–l10 m8].


ISTC: ia00792000

GW: GW 2086;

Hain: HC, Addenda *1172;

Goff: Goff A‑792;

BMC: BMC VII 1134;

Proctor: Pr 5770;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑568; CIBN A‑438; IGI 620; Sheppard 3322.

LCN: 14267119


Copy number: A-318(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century Italian half red morocco, for Boutourlin(?); a greek-key tool on the spine; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 248 × 177 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 239 × 164 mm.

Occasional contemporary marginal notes.

Three- and six-line initials are supplied in blue. One three-line initial ‘I' on [a4v], and three paragraph marks on [c4v –5r], are all supplied in brown (faded red?) ink.

Provenance: Georgius Antonius Vespucius (c.1434-1514). Given by him to Florence, Dominicans, S. Marco in June 1499; inscription on [a1r]: ‘Liber conventus Sancti Marci de Florentia ordinis predicatorum h[abitus] a fratre Georgio Antonio Vespucio filio nat[ivo] 1499 Junio' (for the inscription cf. A. C. de la Mare, The Handwriting of Italian Humanists, vol. 1, fasc. 1 (Oxford, 1973), 126, no. 16); this incunable does not appear in the list of Ullman and Stadter 39, nor has it been found in the catalogue printed by Ullman and Stadter, 125-267. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); not found in 1805 catalogue; shelfmark no. 41; see Catalogue (1831), p. 6; sale (1840), II no. 160. Purchased for £0. 12. 0; see Books Purchased (1841), 15.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 4.51.

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