Analysis of Content
[a1r] Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. Pref. no. 1.
[a3r] [Gn–II Par.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[q6r] [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[r4v] [III–IV Esr.]
[s8v] [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[v1v] [Iob.] [`Prologus 2us’, supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by Iob.
[v10r] [Ps (G).] [`Liber ympnorum', supplied by the rubricator.] Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.
[2a8v] [Ecl.] [`Prologus', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.
[2g9v] [Bar.] [`Prefacio in librum Baruch', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.
[2m2r] Hieronymus: [`Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 31, followed by I–II Mcc.
[2o1r] [Mt.] [`Argumentum in ewangelium Mathei', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 34; preceded by Jerome's prologue and followed by Mt.
[2p2r] [Mc.] [`Prologus in ewangelium secundum Marcum', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.
[2p9r] Hieronymus: [`Prefacio . . . in ewangelium secundum Lucam', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.
[2r1r] [Io.] [`Prologus in ewangelium secundum Iohannem', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.
[2r9v] Hieronymus: [`Prefatio in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli ad Romanos', supplied by the rubricator.]
[2r10r] [`Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 39.
[2r10v] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum' (referred to as ‘prologus' in the case of Rm, I and II Cor and Gal).
[2v4r] Hieronymus: [`Prefacio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.
[2x5v] [Iac–Iud.] [`Prologus in epistolas canonicas', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.
[2y3r] [Apc.] [`Prologus in Appocalipsim', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc.
Imprint: [Basel: Berthold Ruppel and Bernhard Richel, not after 1474]. Folio.
Remarks: As dated by GW; CIBN dates [c.1472/3]. The copy in the Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif. has the date of rubrication 1474.
Collation: [a–y 2a–v10 x y8].
Types: Type: The second part (Prv–Apc) is printed with Richel's type 119.
Illustrations: Woodcut initials in the second part.
GW: GW 4213;
Hain: H *3038 = 3044;
Goff: Goff B‑538;
BMC: BMC III 714 & 736;
Proctor: Pr 7447 & 7531;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑416; CIBN B‑370; Sheppard 2296 & 2362.
Copy number: B-248(1)
Bound in two volumes (Gn–Ps; Prv–Apc).
Binding: Contemporary German (Ingolstadt: Kyriß workshop no. 45, Johann Grellin) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with remains of two metal fastenings; corner-pieces and central bosses lost. On the upper cover of volume 1, a metal V (for Vetus), on volume 2, N (for Novum). Shelfmark labels on both covers. On both covers of volume 1, fillets form a triple frame; the inner rectangle is divided by double fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments. In the compartments a large round rosette stamp, a palm-leaf stamp, a lozenge-shaped floral stamp, a stamp with two intersecting arches, and a scroll with the inscription: ‘I. Grellin'. Within the middle frame, quatrofoils, four acorns and two flowers; within the outer frame, the palm-leaf, rosette stamps, and the scroll. Additional stamps on volume 2: a small round stamp with a stag, lozenge-shaped stamps with a double-headed eagle and a standing figure, and a set of four evangelists. For the stamps see Kyriß pl. 93, nos 1-3, 5-9.
Size: 400 × 300 × 90 and 400 × 295 × 85 mm.
Size of leaf: 384 × 286 mm.
Copious marginal notes and some German glosses by various early hands, one of which has added ‘C[asus] S[ummarii]' mainly in the lower margins of several books in volume 1; see also the edition from Ulm: Johann Zainer, 29 Jan. 1480 (B‑276).
On [a2r] and [v10r] an initial and a floral border are supplied in several colours and gold. Woodcut initials in part II painted in various colours. Other initials, headings, chapter numbers are supplied uniformly in both volumes in red; paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: Johannes Schert (†1517); inscription on back pastedown of volume 2: ‘Ego Johannes Schert de Geylndorff [tunc temporis inserted] d[iui]norum cooperator in Dinckelspuhl Emi Totum Corpus Biblie Anno Domini 1476 citra fest' Michaelis archangeli pro quatuor flor[enis] reynens' et quartale flor[eni] pro inligatura vij lib', facit libra 30 denarii'. On front pastedown of volume 2, ‘Iste liber per' (no more written). Augsburg; erased and mostly unread inscription on [a1r] of volume 1, ending in ‘Auguste Vindel[icorum]'. Purchased from Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Catalogue (1830), no. 427, for £10; see Books Purchased (1830), 3.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. Z 1.3,4.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Z 2.3,4.
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