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Bod-Inc: B-078

Bartholomaeus de Chaimis



Analysis of Content

[a2r] Bartholomaeus de Chaimis: [Introduction to] Confessionale. ‘Interrogatorium'. Incipit: ‘[C]um ars artium sit regimen animarum, Extra. De etate et qualitate ‘Cum sit' . . .’ See B‑075.

[a3r] Bartholomaeus de Chaimis: Confessionale. ‘Interrogatorium'. Incipit: ‘[C]irca primum notandum quod non sacerdos etsi possit audire peccata confitentis in articulo mortis . . .’

[q7r] Anselmus [Cantuariensis pseudo-]: Interrogationes faciendae infirmo morienti. Incipit: ‘[P]rimo interrogari debet. Si credit omnia que sunt fidei Christiane et respondeat . . .’

[q7v] [Concluding verse.] Incipit: ‘Si quem peniteat scelerum culpamque fateri | Aures clauigeri presulis ante velit'; 11 elegiac distichs. See B‑075.


Imprint: Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 25 May 1478. 4°.


Collation: [a–m10 n–q8].


ISTC: ib00157000

GW: GW 6544;

Hain: HC *2483;

Goff: Goff B‑157;

BMC: BMC I 34;

Proctor: Pr 116;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑247; Sack, Freiburg, 978; Sheppard 79.

LCN: 14836961


Copy number: B-078(1)

Wanting the blank sheet [a1.10].

Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) English calf over pasteboards; on both covers blind fillets form a frame; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Shelfmark A 1. 10 Linc. on the fore-edge.

Size: 204 × 142 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 135 mm.

Early marginal notes and pen-trials. On [q8r] notes in two seventeenth-century hands on early editions printed by Peter Schoeffer and on Johannes Gutenberg.

Initials, paragraph marks and occasional chapter headings are supplied in red. Some capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Hamstall Ridware, church of St Michael, near Lichfield, Staffordshire; contemporary inscriptions on [a2r], [q7v], and [q8v]. Sir Anthony Fitzherbert (1470-1538); married, as his second wife, Matilda (†1521), daughter and joint heir of Richard Cotton, of Hamstall Ridware; inscription, in red, on [q8r] and, in black ink, on [q7v]. Bulley (fl. c.1600); ‘homo bulla Bulley 3s[hillings]' on [a2r]. Richard Smith (1590-1675). Thomas Barlow (1607-1691); received as gift from Smith; see London, British Library, MS. Sloane 772, fol. 26v [Smith's unpublished history of printing]. Bequeathed in 1691.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: A 1. 10 Linc.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.15.

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