Libellus de modo confitendi
Netherlands, ca. 1486.
Bequest of Curt F. Bühler, 1985.
206 leaves (1 column, 21 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 193 x 97 mm
Purchased by Curt F. Bühler at Sotheby's (London, 6 February, 1933, lot 75).
Ms. textual miscellany; written and decorated in the Netherlands shortly after Jan. 28, 1486.
Texts: Modus confitendi (fol. 1-54v.); Antonius de Butrio, Speculum de confessione (fol. 55-135); Johannes Nider, Manuale confessorum (fol. 135v-174); Ars moriendi, incomplete (fol. 175-206v).
The scribe copied the first tract, including the colophon, with printer's name and date, from Gerard Leeu's Antwerp edition of Jan. 28, 1486 (Campbell, Annales 1130). He wrote Octava die Januarii in mistake for vicesima octava. See Bühler, 1940, p. 66
Decoration: numerous filigree initials.