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Bod-Inc: M-157

Matthaeus de Cracovia

De modo confitendi et puritate conscientiae.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v [Table of contents.]

a2r Thomas Aquinas [pseudo-; Matthaeus de Cracovia]: De modo confitendi et puritate conscientiae. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam fundamentum et ianua virtutum . . .’ Explicit: gloria tua ad quam nos perducat ipse deus qui vivit . . .amen’ Often attributed to Thomas Aquinas or Bonaventura; see M‑153.

d3v [Colophon.]


Imprint: Paris: [n. pr.] for Denis Roce, [c.1497]. 8°.


Collation: a–c8 d4.

Types: Types: 62 G, text, headlines; 110 G, colophon; for these types see BMC VIII p. 228 and pl. xxxiiif.

Leaves: 28 leaves, the last blank.

Line number: 30 lines, plus headline (a3r).

Type area: Type area: 93 (100) ×64 mm (a3r).

Illustrations: For initials see BMC VIII p. 229.

Remarks: Leaf a1r: Title: ‘Cōfeſſionale ſeu libell[us] [per] optim[us] btī Thome de aqui | no de mō cōfitēdi [et] de puritate cōſciētie cuilibet con= | feſſori et confiteri volenti perutilis et neceſſarius.' | [Device of Denis Roce]; a1v: ‘Incipit tabula huius libri. | Confeſſio debet eſſe pura . . .'; a2r: ‘Confeſio debet eſſe pura. | [Q]Voniā fūdamētū [et] ianua tutū oīs | . . .'; b1r: ‘Sunt enī qui dicūt ī ɂfeſſiōe. vidi fieri . . .'; d3v, l. 14: Colophon: ‘¶Tractatus peroptimus de | confeſſione ſeu puritate cor= | diset mundicia mentis No= | uiter impreſſus Pariſii pro | Dyoniſio Roſſe commoran= | te in vico ſancti Iacobi ad in= | terſigniū diui Martini.'; d4 blank.


ISTC: im00372700

Goff: Goff T‑309;

Proctor: Pr 8469;

Others: Michelitsch 357; Sheppard 6565.

LCN: 14453741


Copy number: M-157(1)

Bound with:
1. Antoninus Florentinus, Confessionale. Paris: Jean Petit, 1507;
3. Johannes Nider, Manuale confessorum. Paris: Jean Petit, [c.1510];
4. Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo, Confessionale. Antwerp: Hendrik Eckert, 1507;
5. Johannes Nider, De morali lepra. Rouen: Raulin Gaultier, 1508;
6. Andreas de Escobar, Modus confitendi. [Paris:] Denis Roce, [c.1510];
7. Hieronymus Savonarola, Introductorium confessorum. [Paris]: for Jean Petit et al., 1510;
8. Libellus de modo penitendi et confitendi. Paris: Jean Petit, [c.1510].

Sheet a4.5 is bound as sheets 2 and 7.

Binding: Contemporary Flemish(?, as ascribed by David Rogers) blind-tooled calf; two clasps and catches lost. On both covers triple fillets form a border. Further intersecting triple fillets form the inner rectangle, which is divided by fillets into two compartments, each decorated with a foliate and animal panel and bearing round the edge the legend: ‘In nomine domn̄ qui fecit celum et terram. Adiutorium nostrum'. Rebacked, with seventeenth/eighteenth-century gold-tooled calf bearing the title: ‘Confessionalia | Nider lepra moralis' laid down over twentieth-century calf (unread initials and date ‘20.12.41' on the recto of the rear endleaf).

Size: 145 × 105 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 136 × 89 mm.

Pastedowns consist of two parchment leaves from a thirteenth-century breviary.

Early manuscript signatures, in red ink, partly visible.

Paragraph marks and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Stephanus Zevenharenus (sixteenth century); inscription on a1r of item 1: ‘Fratri Stephano Zeuenhareno ancillatur hic libellus'. It is followed, in two different sixteenth/seventeenth-century hands, by: ‘Modo Conuentui D[ ]ensi' and ‘anathema auferenti'. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce C 76(2).

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