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Bod-Inc: A-336

Antoninus Florentinus

Confessionale: Omnis mortalium cura [or] Specchio di coscienza. Explicit: ‘lo puo seguire.’


Analysis of Content

a1r Antoninus Florentinus: [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘  “[O]mnis mortalium cura, quam multiplicium studiorum labor exercet, diuerso quidem calle procedit . . .” [Boethius, Cons. Phil. III 2,2]; Dice sancto Seuerino nel libro della philosophica consolatione, che tutta la cura de mortali . . .’ See Bloomfield 3668.

a2v Antoninus Florentinus: ‘Spechio di conscientia.’ [Also known as Confessionale: Omnis mortalium cura]. Incipit: ‘[Q]uanto alla prima dico che si uuole schifare il peccato . . . se non e dispensato dal papa et la donna se uuole lo puo seguire’ Incomplete at the end; see Kaeppeli I 96-8 no. 257; Orlandi 311 no. 13.

r6v [List of contents.]


Imprint: Florence: Don Ippolito, for Giovanni di Nato, 24 Feb. 1479/80. 8°.


Collation: a–i l–r8.

Remarks: Leaf h5 signed hiiii.


ISTC: ia00850000

GW: GW 2154;

Hain: HCR 1224;

Goff: Goff A‑850;

BMC: BMC VI 632;

Proctor: Pr 6133;

Others: CIBN A‑444; Sheppard 5086.

LCN: 14267818


Copy number: A-336(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century Italian(?) parchment; gold-tooled spine.

Size: 213 × 148 × 26 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 140 mm.

Divisions into syntactic units marked in black ink.

On a1r a five-line initial is supplied in blue, with red pen-flourishing into the margins. One two- and one three-line initials are supplied in red, each with foliate infill, and with pen-flourished extensions into the margins, all in black ink; the decoration of the three-line initial on a2v is lightly coloured in yellow. Capital strokes in yellow, occasionally in red.

Provenance: Unidentified coat of arms, gules, in chief a duck [sable?]. Alessandro, Count Mortara (†1855); see Alessandro Mortara, Biblioteca Italica (1852), 6, where the book is described as a quarto. Purchased in 1852 from Count Mortara.

SHELFMARK: Mortara 827.

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