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DIRECTIONS FOR PRIESTS
Germany, s. XVex
Bound after Antoninus Florentinus, Confessionale (Strasbourg: Martin Flach, 1488); GW 2128; and after Johannes Moesch, Tractatus de horis canonicis dicendis (Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 1489); Hain 11534.
1. ff. 2-7 [f. 1r-v, ruled, but blank]: [S]i contingit quod sacerdos ante consecracionem vel post consecracionem moritur aut sensibus alienatur…Respondet S[anctus?] T[homas?] Quod si hoc ante consecracionem contingat tunc non oportet quod oficium [sic] misse per alium compleatur…Inter omnia enim opera meritoria missa est primatum, hec gregorius et tantum de hiis dubiis. [5 verses:] Per deum dicat cum patrem prespiter oratSi spiritus alius eiusdem dicere debes. [f. 7v, ruled, but blank]
Ten doubts on the celebration of the Mass under difficult circumstances, usually answered by “S.T.,” and occasionally by “Sanctus Thomas,” Landolfus, Augustine or Gregory; followed by verses on how prayers end, Walther, Initia 13935.
2. ff. 8-12: [S]ciendum est quod penitenciarum alia publica alia solempnis alia privata. Publica est cum alicui iniungitur peregrinacio cum baculo cubitali…hec est abusio ut ibi litiges ubi peccatum te ipsum accusaberis. [f. 12v, blank]
List of sins for which absolution must be obtained from a bishop or from the pope.
3. ff. 13-20: [M]ateria baptismi debet esse pura de aqua de flumine fonte sew putio vel de mari…Si alias vere penitet sacerdos potest eam absolvere. [ff. 20v-22v, ruled, but blank]
Instructions for a priest on the form and matter of baptism, communion and confession, and procedures if something should go wrong in the administration of these sacraments.
4. ff. 23-24: De novo sacerdote sermo, [V]as electionis est michi iste ut predicet [sic] nomen meum coram regibus et principibus, Act. ix. Licet hec verba dicta sunt ad ananiam possunt tunc dici…qui sic incipit, Ite ostendite vos sacerdotibus. 5. f. 24v: Honorabilis domine Thoma hiis literis certiorem vos reddo qualis in causa in qua consultum me habuiste tale do vobis responsum quando cum queritur utrum filii duorum compatrum per quorum neutrum deventum est ad compaternitatem possunt contrahere matrimonium prout est in casu vestro. Respondetur quod sic…quod non possunt contrahere ut supra dixi et cetera. Ex yarst<?> xvii die mensis Iulii 1489. Erasmus hagawer [?] decretoris doctor.
Letter concerning matrimony between persons related by compaternity.
Paper (Ochsenkopf similar to Piccard XI, 303, Bolzano and Rattenberg, 1487, 1488), ff. 24; 197 × 132 (ca. 175 × 95) mm. 1-212. 30-39 long lines, frame ruled in lead. Written in a running hybrida script. Space reserved for 3- and 2-line initials; 1-line initials in the text slashed in red; underscoring in red. Bound, s. XV/XVI, in German quarter leather over wooden boards; remains of a fore edge clasp closing bottom to top; pastedowns removed; reinforcement strips around the spine from a twelfth century missal, with neumes. On the spine, a paper label, “<?> 175”; label removed from the front cover. Written in Germany at the end of the fifteenth century as a complement to the printed texts with which it was bound. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington from A. S. W. Rosenbach in February 1925.
Secundo folio: aut ab integris
Bibliography: Mead, nn. 420 and 1049.
Abbreviations
GW
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke (1925- )
Hain
L. F. T. Hain, Repertorium bibliographicum (Stuttgart etc. 1826-38)
Mead
H. R. Mead, Incunabula in the Huntington Library (San Marino 1937)
; the manuscripts bound with incunables are not mentioned
Piccard
G. Piccard, Die Wasserzeichenkartei Piccard im Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart (Stuttgart 1961- )
Walther, Initia
H. Walther, Initia carminum ac versuum medii aevi posterioris latinorum. Carmina medii aevi posterioris latina 1 (Göttingen 1959)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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