Lot 7
  • 7

Chaimis, Bartholomaeus de

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3,500 GBP
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  • Chaimis, Bartholomaeus de
  • Interrogatorium sive confessionale. [Nuremberg]: Friedrich Creussner, 27 March 1477
  • Paper
Chancery folio (288 x 207mm.), 111 leaves (of 112, without initial blank), [a-k10.8 l8 m6 n8], 36 lines, gothic type, 3- to 6-line initials supplied in red, red initial-strokes and underlining, modern vellum, occasional light staining, first leaf repaired in gutter, small stain on [a]4


Sale in these rooms, 3 December 1998, lot 226


Goff B156; H 2482; BMC ii 448; Bod-inc B-077; BSB-Ink C246; GW 6543

Catalogue Note

This is the fourth of about a dozen editions printed in the fifteenth century. Chaimis was a Milanese Franciscan (died 1496), and in this treatise on the confessional, he lists not just sins in general but specific questions relating to the sins of different people, whether they are children, married couples, priests, merchants, students, craftsmen, farmers, butchers or tavern keepers.