BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
Beinecke MS 4 (olim Z109.7) Italy, s. XV^^ex
St. Antoninus, Confessionale
ff. 1r-120v Incipit confessionale fratri[s erased] Antonini de
florentia Ad omnes. Defecerunt scrutantes scrutinio ait...Si percussit
aliquem praedicatorum vel iniecit manus temerarias.// [ends abruptly at
quire twelve; catchwords: vel violentis]
The text does not correspond closely to any of those listed in
GKW, v. 2, nos. 2080-2140.
Paper (watermarks: unidentified bull's head), ff. ii (fragments of
14th-century liturgical manuscript used as pastedown and flyleaf i,
with modern paper for ii) + 120 + i (fragments from same 14th century
manuscript used as back fly-leaf and pastedown), 154 x 103 (95 x 69)
mm. Written in 23 long lines; horizontal lines ruled in ink, vertical
in lead, full across; prickings along upper and lower edges.
I-XII^^10. Catchwords, surrounded by four symmetrically arranged
flourishes, in center of lower margin.
Text written by one person in humanistic script; numerous marginal
and interlinear notes in a slightly later hand.
Many ornamental capitals of various sizes, 9- to 3-line, in red
and blue with purple penwork, mark each section of text; some with pale
shades of yellow, peach, and purple as background. Rubrics (except
toward end); red, blue, and yellow paragraph marks.
Binding: s. xv^^ex. Original sewing on three tawed, slit straps,
kermes pink, laced through tunnels in the thickness of wooden boards
into rectangular channels on their outer face. Twisted, tawed cores of
plain, wound endbands laid in grooves. All supports pegged and gypsum
[?] used to fill in around them. Spine lined with brown calf, wanting
except under endband tie-downs. Covered in brown calf, blind-tooled
with a rope interlace panel border. Corner turn-in tongues. Two catches
on lower board, stubs of straps on upper. Boards worm-eaten and
detached and most of the cover wanting. Minor repairs to endleaves and
headband made ca. 1976.
Written in Italy at the end of the 15th century; early provenance
unknown. Gift of James Hosmer Penniman, 1921.
secundo folio: soluas tu
Bibliography: De Ricci, v. 1, p. 162, no. 4.
Barbara A. Shailor