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Bod-Inc: P-406A

Poeniteas Cito

Summa poenitentiae [Latin and German].


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.] ‘Summa penitentie'.

A2r [Preface.] Incipit: ‘[B]onum anime preciosius est omnibus bonis . . .’

A3v [Guilelmus de Montibus: Poeniteas cito.] Incipit: ‘[P]eniteas cito peccator cum sit milerator(!) | Iudex. Et sunt hec quinque tenenda tibi'; verse. For references see P‑396.

A3v [German translation.] Incipit: ‘O Sunder peicht die Sunde dein | Wan unss der Richter wil genedig sein'; verse. See P. E. Weidenhiller, Untersuchungen zur deutschsprachigen katechetischen Literatur des späten Mittelalters, Münchener Texte und Untersuchungen zur deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters, 10 (Munich, 1965), 195-200.

A3v [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘Causa formalis huius libri ut dixi consistit in libri diuisione . . .’

E5r [Grosseteste, Robertus: Versus de decem mandatis.] Incipit: ‘Disce deum colere nomenque suum uenerare | Sabbata conserues habeas in honore parentes'; 5 lines of verse. Followed by a German translation and a commentary in Latin. S. H. Thomson, The Writings of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln 1235-1253 (Cambridge, 1940), 141; see Walther, Initia, 5844; Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 1467.

E5v [German translation.] Incipit: ‘Du solt eren zu aller Frist | der das ewig Leben geben ist'; 8 lines of verse.

E5v [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘In ista parte autor hortatur nos ad decem preceptorum observationem . . .’

E6r [Versus memoriales de septem sacramentis.] Incipit: ‘Abluo firmo cibo fleo copulor ordinor ungor'; 1 line of verse. Followed by a German translation and a commentary in Latin.

E6r [German translation.] Incipit: ‘Die syben Sacrament soltu merken gar eben | do durch nur alle muessen seligk leben'; 4 lines of verse.

E6v [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘In ista parte autor ostendit quod sunt septem sacramenta . . .’


Imprint: [Nuremberg: Peter Wagner, c.1490]. 4°.


Collation: A8 B–D6 E8.

Illustrations: Woodcut initial on A1r.


ISTC: is00860000

Hain: HC *15169;

Goff: Goff S‑860;

BMC: BMC II 464;

Proctor: Pr 2249;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑641; Sack, Freiburg, 2934; Sheppard 1625.

LCN: 14006883


Copy number: P-406A(1)

Wanting A1 and the blank E8.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled half red morocco over marbled pasteboards; sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 200 × 144 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 130 mm.

‘Summa Poenitentiae' on A2r and some marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a sixteenth-century German humanist hand in brown ink, also ‘nota' marks in the shape of treffoils and pointing hands; on A3v an inscription in sixteenth-century German, translating parts of the texts.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 90.

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