De arte audiendi confessiones, et al.
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Gerson, Johannes: De arte audiendi confessiones. Gerson, Oeuvres, VIII no. 401, 10-17.
[a4v] Gerson, Johannes: De remediis contra recidivum peccati. Gerson, Oeuvres, VIII no. 406, 67-70.
[a6v] [Note about confessions and the confessor.] Incipit: ‘[P]reterea ille circumstancie que habentur per hunc versum . . .'; explicit:` . . .mora scientia etas.’
Imprint: [Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt, c.1470]. Folio.
GW: GW 10722;
Hain: HC *7659;
Goff: Goff G‑191;
BMC: BMC II 404;
Proctor: Pr 1952;
Others: BSB‑Ink G‑143; Oates 974; Sheppard 1385.
Copy number: G-091(1)
1. Isidorus Hispalensis, De summo bono. Nuremberg: [Johann Sensenschmidt, not after Apr. 1470] (I‑031(3));
3. Johannes Gerson, De trahendis ad Christum parvulis. Nuremberg: [Johann Sensenschmidt, c.1470] (G‑119);
4. Hugo de Novo Castro, De victoria Christi contra Antichristum. Nicolaus de Cusa, De ultimis diebus mundi. [Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt], 1471 (H‑227(2)).
Wanting [a7-8]: these last two leaves, containing on the rectos the text of [a1v] and [a2v] differently set up, have been cut away.
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; five metal bosses on each cover; two metal catches and clasps. On both covers triple fillets form intersecting concentric frames. Within the inner frame, on the upper cover is a fleuron and a rosette, and on the lower cover the rosette and a lozenge-shaped eagle stamp. Further triple fillets form an inner rectangle, divided by double fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments, on the upper cover each containing a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp, the eagle stamp, two small flower-petal stamps, of a small star stamp, and, on the lower, the fleur-de-lis stamp, the fleuron, or one of the small flower-petal stamps. Dyed leather index tabs. Remains of a manuscript label on the spine, and the scar of a manuscript label on the upper cover.
Size: 338 × 226 × 42 mm.
Size of leaf: 318 × 217 mm.
Impression of text left on both boards from twelfth-century German(?) manuscript leaves used as pastedowns.
Initials, some with reserved white decoration, paragraph marks, and running folio numbers are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red; all uniform throughout the volume.
Provenance: Hillersleben, Saxony, Benedictines, S. Laurentius; inscription on the recto of the front endleaf of item 1: ‘Liber sancti Laurentii martyris in Hildesleue ordinis sancti Benedicti prope Oram [i.e. the river Ohre] Halu'stad' [Halberstadt] Dyoceß'; the rest of the inscription is cancelled. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label on a slip of paper; sale (1835), lot 2183. Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1835), 15.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q inf. 2.1(2).
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