Jacobus de Theramo
Consolatio peccatorum, seu Processus Belial.
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Jacobus de Theramo: ‘Compendium perbreve Consolatio peccatorum nuncupatum, et apud nonnullos Belial vocitatum.’ Incipit: ‘[U]niuersis cristifidelibus atque ortodoxe sancte matris ecclesie fidei cultoribus. Hoc breue compendium inspecturis . . .’ Explicit: consolatus ad vitam perhennem ad quam perducat ipse deus in secula seculorum. Amen. See VL IV 441-7.
Imprint: [Augsburg]: Johann Schüssler, 2 July 1472. Folio.
Collation: [a–i10 k8 l m10].
Hain: C 5791;
Goff: Goff J‑64;
BMC: BMC II 329;
Proctor: Pr 1597;
Others: BSB‑Ink I‑51; CIBN J‑45; Oates 895-6; Sack, Freiburg, 1968; Sheppard 1186.
Copy number: J-018(1)
Binding: Eighteenth-century English (c.1790) gold-tooled calf, bound for the Bodleian; the gold stamp of the Bodleian on both covers, yellow-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and green silk book-mark.
Size: 317 × 212 × 25 mm.
Size of leaf: 307 × 204 mm.
Some marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a contemporary German hand.
On [a1r] a four-line initial ‘U' is supplied in green with red pen-work decoration around the edges and in the area defined by the letter. Other initials, paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, and capital strokes are supplied in red.
Provenance: Würzburg, Bavaria, Dominicans, S. Paulus apostolus; inscription in the lower margin of [a1r]: ‘Sum ex bibl: ff. predicatorum Herbipoli'. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); sale (1789), part III, lot 5043: lot number on [m7v]; in the annotated catalogue marked down to van den Bergh for Fl. 2, the equivalent of £0. 3. 6, according to the exchange rate used by Thomas Payne at this sale. Purchased for £1. 16. 0; see Books Purchased 1790, 3.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 2.1.
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