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Bod-Inc: A-319

Antoninus Florentinus

Confessionale: Defecerunt scrutantes scrutinio. Explicit: ‘Causam efficientem usurarum.’


Analysis of Content

[a3r] Antoninus Florentinus: ‘Prologus.’ Incipit: ‘  “[D]efecerunt scrutantes scrutinio” [Ps 63,7], ait psalmista. Scrutantes aliorum peccata sunt confessores . . .’ See A‑316.

[a3v] Antoninus Florentinus: ‘De institutione seu directione simplitium confessorum.’ [Also known as Confessionale: Defecerunt scrutantes scrutinio.] Edited by Celestinus of S. Eusebius, Rome, as stated in the colophon. Incipit: ‘[Q]uantum igitur ad primum, ut habeas auctoritatem audiendi confessiones . . .’ See A‑316; also Orlandi 315 no. (A) 8.

[n6r] [Forms of absolution from excommunication.] Incipit: ‘Forma absolutionis ab excommunicatione minori hec est . . .’

[o10r] [Celestinus]: [Colophon, with a note on the editor.] Incipit: ‘Nescio quo plausu, ni quod superbiant ausu | Multi doctorum conscripta sepe bonorum'; 14 hexameters. BMC IV 37.


Imprint: Rome: Georgius Lauer, Feb. 1472. 4°.


Collation: [a12 b–g10 h–k8 l–o8.10].


ISTC: ia00789000

GW: GW 2087;

Hain: H *1174;

Goff: Goff A‑789;


Proctor: Pr 3410;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑569; CIBN A‑439; Sheppard 2730.

LCN: 14267006


Copy number: A-319(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Leaf [o10r]: ‘Sub quarto Sixto . . .'; in some copies ‘quinto.’

Binding: Eighteenth-century Italian gold-tooled red morocco. On both covers borders of fern-tips, a single fillet, and dentelle; garland on turn-ins; slashes and dots on edges of boards; marbled pastedowns; probably bound for Boutourlin; title in black ink on fore-edge.

Size: 245 × 173 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 233 × 160 mm.

Early marginal notes.

Some initials are supplied in black ink.

Provenance: Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate; shelfmark no. 40; see Catalogue (1831), p. 5; sale (1839), lot 275. Purchased for £1. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 4.48.

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