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].
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.
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 Sloane 772, fol. 26v [Smith's unpublished history of printing].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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