Analysis of Content
[a1r] Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Epistola sancti Jheronimi ad Paulinum presbiterum de omnibus diuine historie libris'. Pref. no. 1.
[a3v] [Gn–II Par.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[s4r] [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[t3v] [III–IV Esr.]
[v8v] [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[y3v] [Iob.] [`Alius prologus', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by Iob.
[z3v] [Ps (G).] [`Liber ymnorum vel soliloquiorum', supplied by the rubricator.] Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.
[2a1r] [Prv.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[2a9r] [Ecl.] Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.
[2h6r] [Bar.] ‘Prefacio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10, followed by Bar.
[2n2r] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31, followed by I–II Mcc.
[2p1v] [Mt.] ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Matheum'. Pref. no. 34; preceded by Jerome's prologue and followed by Mt.
[2q3v] [Mc.] [Prologus in euangelium secundum Marcum.] Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.
[2r1r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.
[2s4v] [Io.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.
[2t4r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.
[2t4v] ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.
[2t5r] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum' (referred to as ‘prologus' in the case of I and II Cor).
[2y2r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.
[2z5r] [Iac–Iud.] ‘Prologus in epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.
[2A1r] [Apc.] [`Prologus in Apokalipsim', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc.
Imprint: Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, ‘In vigilia Mathie' (i. e. 23 Feb.) 1472. Folio.
Remarks: For dating see CIBN and Hillard. See Needham, ‘The Text', 57.
Collation: [1a–h10 i k8 l–z10 A B8]; [2a–n10 o12 p–z10 2A6+1].
Remarks: Collation as GW; CIBN collates ‘[ . . . A6 (5+1)]'.
GW: GW 4211;
Hain: HC *3052;
Goff: Goff B‑536;
BMC: BMC I 28;
Proctor: Pr 98;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑415; CIBN B‑369; Hillard 374; IGI VI 1636-A; Oates 31; Sack, Freiburg, 614; Sheppard 52.
Copy number: B-246(1)
Bound in two volumes. On [2 h6r] the red-printed explicit of Lam is inverted.
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century English blind and gold-tooled blue morocco; on the turn-ins, double zig-zag line with circles in the triangular compartments; marbled pastedowns; gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 425 × 290 × 50 and 424 × 290 × 50 mm.
Size of leaf: 410 × 276 mm.
Early marginal notes concerning the reading of the Bible in church and refectory throughout the year, the divisions of the text being marked by handwritten letters in the margins.
On [2 o12v] a date of ‘1472' is supplied by the rubricator; on [2 q3v] a date of ‘72'; [2 A7r] a date of ‘1472°' and signed ‘J. G.'. On [1 a1r] a floral three-quarter border is supplied in red, green, and blue with some gold-dotting; garlands in upper and lower margins; a seven-line initial is supplied in gold on a blue background with pen-flourishing in white. On [1 a4r] floral three-quarter border is supplied in red, green, and blue with some gold-dotting; a crown in the centre of the upper margin; gold initial incorporated into the inner margin. Other initials, headings, and foliation are supplied in red. Some principal initials (see [1 t3v], [2 d5r], [2 l7r], and [2 l10v]) are supplied in colours at a later stage. On [2 d5r] the monogram ‘FAC' and date ‘1567' inserted in red initial, probably the signature of the second illuminator. From gathering [2 m], initials are supplied in gold and a different palette, with floral extensions into the margins; on [2 s4v] a historiated initial depicting a saint holding a chalice; on [2 t5r] a historiated initial depicting a saint holding a sword.
Provenance: B. M.; on [1 a6v]: ‘Ede, bibe, lude, epula, anima mea; post mortem non est voluptas. 1551. B. M. selten Rich'. Christophorus Prastinger (fl. 1551); on [1 b3r]: ‘Christophorus Prasttinger legit in hoc libro etiam', followed by several inscriptions of the name. Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823); armorial book-plate on front pastedown of each volume; sale (1824), lot 607. Purchased for £36. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1824), 3.
SHELFMARK: Auct. M 1.14,15.
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