Analysis of Content
[a1r] Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. Pref. no. 1.
[a3v] [Gn–II Par.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[s2r] [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[t2r] [III–IV Esr.] [Numbered II and III by the rubricator.]
[v8r] [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[y2r] [Iob.] ‘Prologus secundus' [in librum Iob]. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by Iob.
[y12r] [Ps (G).] [`Liber hymnorum vel soliloquiorum', supplied by the rubricator.] Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.
[B9v] [Ecl.] [`Prologus in ecclesiastes', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.
[I6v] [Bar.] [`Prefatio in librum Baruch').] Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.
[O2r] Hieronymus: [`Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 31, followed by I–II Mcc.
[Q4r] [Mt.] [`Argumentum in ewangelium secundum Matheum', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 34; preceded by Jerome's prologue and followed by Mt.
[R6v] [Mc.] [`Prologus in ewangelium secundum Marcum', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.
[S4v] Hieronymus: [`Prefatio . . . in ewangelium secundum Lucam', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.
[T7v] [Io.] [`Prologus in ewangelium secundum Iohannem', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.
[V7v] Hieronymus: [`Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli', supplied by the rubricator.]
[V8r] [`Prologus specialis ad Romanos', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 39.
[V8v] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.
[Z1v] Hieronymus: [`Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.
[aa4v] [Iac–Iud.] [`Prologus in epistolas canonicas', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.
[aa10v] [Apc.] [`Prologus beati Iohannes in Apocalipsis', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc.
Imprint: [Strasbourg: Heinrich Eggestein, not after 1468]. Folio.
Collation: [a–k10 l m12 n–x10 y z A12 B–G10 H12 I8+1 K L10 M12 N10+1 O–T10 V X12 Y10 Z12 aa10 bb8].
GW: GW 4206;
Hain: HC 3036;
Goff: Goff B‑531;
BMC: BMC I 66;
Proctor: Pr 256;
Others: CIBN B‑366; Hillard 371; Oates 107 (I only); Sheppard 169-71.
LCN: 14003316, 14003379
Copy number: B-241(1)
Bound in two volumes (Gn–Ps and Prv–Apc).
Wanting the blank leaves [A12] and [bb7-8].
Binding: Eighteenth-century, English (London) blue morocco, c.1790, by Heinrich Walther, with his ticket; bound for the Bodleian Library; on both covers single fillets form a border; single gilt fillets on edges of boards; Greek key-pattern roll on turn-ins; gilt edges; sewn onto six double cords; on the cords a line of dots; between each set, a Greek frieze roll; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.
Size: 413 × 300 × 60 and 412 × 305 × 60 mm.
Size of leaf: 395 × 285 mm.
In both volumes contemporary manuscript signatures and guide-letters.
In vol. 1, a border on [a1r]: three foliate staffs in gold, with leaves and flowers in dark blue, dark red, and green, in the inner, upper, and outer margins; two staffs arranged crosswise in the lower margin. An initial on [a1r] is supplied in burnished gold, the gilt with punch-dotting, with dark blue infill and within a red frame. Border on [a4r]: two foliate staffs in the upper and lower margins, connected with a broader bar in burnished gold, the gilt with punch-dotting, with edging in red and blue. Some principal initials are supplied in gold and colours with foliate extensions. Headings are supplied in red, initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; red capital strokes and underlining. In volume two, principal initials are supplied in red, dark blue, or green with reserved white decoration and floral infill, with pen-flourishing in red. Headings, initials, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: Vol. 2: Ulrich Zell (fifteenth century). Ahlen, North Rhine-Westphalia, diocese of Münster, Augustinian Nuns, S. Maria Rosa; on a strip of parchment pasted on an endleaf at the end of volume two: ‘Vniuersis et singulis hoc scriptum inspecturis constat honorabilem virum Vlricum Zeel, impressorie artis magistrum, presentem bibliam, sermones Jacobi voraginis de tempore et sanctis, summam Pisanelle promptuariumque exemplorum sanctis contulisse virginibus in oppido Alen degentibus, ut suas annuatim Deo omnipotenti fundant preces pro eius anima et suorum parentum. Et promotoris horum librorum nomine Johannis Teydinchoff natione Alensis, confratris domus fratrum Coloniensis, collatoris horum voluminum, voluntas fuit vltima quod prescripta permanerent in loco non alienando quomodo'; inscription on [B10r]: ‘Libri Cœnobij Ahle' St Maria Rosa'; this appears not to refer to vol. 1 of the present set, which is decorated differently. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); sale (1789), lot 69, described as bound ‘en carton'; in annotated catalogue marked down to P[iet] d[en] H[engst], the auctioneer, for Fl. 75. Fl. 75 corresponded to £6. 10. 6, according to the exchange rate used by Thomas Payne at the sale; the item was purchased for £25. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 1, and Notitia (1795), 3.
SHELFMARK: Auct. M 1.8,9.
Copy number: B-241(2)
Part I (Gn–Ps) only.
Bound with B‑240; see there for details of binding and provenance.
Size of leaf: 380 × 272 mm.
Occasional early marginal notes.
Principal initials are supplied in red with pen-flourishing in green and other colours and drawings of grotesque faces; other initials, headings, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.
SHELFMARK: Auct. M 2.13(1).
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