London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
MATTHAEUS DE CRACOVIA (c.1345-1410). De modo confitendi et puritate conscientiae. Paris, [Jean Barbier] for Denis Roce [c.1505].
Chancery 8° (136 x 94mm). Gothic type, full-page printer's device on title, woodcut initials, some deckle edges preserved. (2 wormholes, light marginal dampstaining.) Modern red velvet.
This work is often attributed to Thomas Aquinas or Bonaventura. Although variously dated by Goff, Aquilon, Sheppard, Shaw has dated it to 1505 on type assigned to Barbier (cf. IISTC). Pellechet 959; Goff T-309 (one copy only).
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