Verse Epitome of a Classic Penitential Manual [Adam, Magister (13th c.)]. [Penaforte, Raymond of [c.1175-c.1240]. Summula Sacramentorum Raymundi de Pennaforte Metrificata. Cologne: [Retro Minores (Martin von Werden?)], for Heinrich Quentell, 18 July 1500]. [i], 148,  ff. Collation: a-s6 t-v4 x-z6, aa-cc6, dd4. Leaf x2 (Fol. CXVII) lacking. Quarto (8" x 5-5/8"; 20.5 x 14cm). Nineteenth-century quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn. 46-line text in single column, printed manicules, capital spaces left blank. Moderate toning, occasional dampstaining, light soiling to preliminary and final leaves, first leaf beginning to detach, contemporary or early annotations to several leaves, three full pages of annotations to rear endleaves. $9,500. * Attibuted to Magister Adam (Adamus), a 13th-century Cistercian monk from Aldersbach, lower Bavaria, the Summula is an epitome in verse of Raymond of Penafort's authoritative Summa de Poenitentia et Matrimonio with commentary and interlinear glosses. More than a list of sins and suggested penances, this work discussed pertinent doctrinal and canon-law doctrines that pertained to the issue brought to the confessor. In this edition Adam's verse summary is accompanied by a detailed prose commentary on the Summa. It also contains the text of the Summa, along with Raymond's commentary on the trees of consanguinity and affinity, which indicated if couples were permitted to marry based on their degree of blood kinship. The ISTC locates 4 copies of this imprint in North America (Harvard, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley Law School, Yale). Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries A48. Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke 216.
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