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Antoninus Florentinus (1398-1459)
Confessionale: Defecerunt scrutantes scrutinio... Add: Titulus de restitutionibus; Conclusiones et decisiones in foro conscientiae; Versus decem praeceptorum ac septem peccatorum mortalium
Venice : Petrus de Quarengiis, Bergomensis, for Lucantonio Giunta, 21 Nov. 1499. Bound in contemporary reversed vellum from a Medieval manuscript. Imprint from colophon (leaf z3v) which reads: Explicit vtilissima [con]fessio[n]alis su[m]mula cu[m] tractatu[m] de Restit[uti]o[n]ibus ... Reuerendissimi b[ea]ti Antonini archiepiscopi florentini ... Impressu[m] p[er] Petrum Jo. de q[ua]rengijs Bergome[n]se[m]. die. 15. febrarij.1499. Octavo a-y8 z6 Gothic type 13:69G and 17:98G. Text in Latin on 2 columns, Gothic type, 33 lines. A large woodcut at colophon, representing a blessing angel. ¶In this book Antoninus deals with the authority, science and doctrine of confessor and illustrates all the methods to question the penitent soul. Antoninus, explains the the powers of the confessor, the seven deadly sins (the initial of each of the seven sins capitals ordered by their importance: Superbia, Avaritia, Luxuria, Ira, Gluttony, Invidia and Accidia (pride, avarice, lust, anger, gluttony, envy and laziness) (book 2, section 2), the manner of interrogating people of different social and professional status (including butchers, bakers, musicians, jewellers, physicians and pharmacists, book 2, section 3), together with absolution and imposition of penance. There are three versions of the Confessionalia which are distinguished by their incipits, the first one (GW 2075- 2079) "Curam illius habe" which is in Italian and sometimes known as "Medicina dell'anima", and the second "Omnis mortalium cura" or "Specchio di coscienza", again in Italian, to which various … [Click Below for Full Description]
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