Analysis of Content
[a2r] Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Epistola sancti Iheronimi ad Paulinum presbiterum de omnibus diuine historie libris'. Pref. no. 1.
[a5v] [Gn–II Par.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[B5v] [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[C9v] [III–IV Esr.]
[G1r] [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[I1r] [Iob.] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by Iob.
[K4v] [Ps (G).] ‘Liber ymnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.
[P3r] [Ecl.] [`Prologus', supplied by the rubricator.] Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.
[aa5v] [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.
[hh3v] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31, followed by I–II Mcc.
[mm1v] [Mt.] ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Matheum'. Pref. no. 34; preceded by Jerome's prologue and followed by Mt.
[nn8v] [Mc.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.
[oo9v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.
[qq8v] [Io.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.
[ss2v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.
[ss3r] ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.
[ss3v] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum' (referred to as ‘prologus' in the case of I–II Cor and Gal).
[yy1v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.
[zz10r] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.
[AA8r] ‘Prologus beati Iohannis in Apocalipsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc. Preface ascribed to Hieronymus in this edition.
Imprint: [Cologne: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, c.1475]. Folio.
Collation: [a–h10 i8 k–n10 o8 p–v10 x8+1 y z A–C10 D E8 F6 G–Z aa bb10 cc dd8 ee–ii10 kk ll6 mm–zz AA10 BB8].
GW: GW 4214;
Hain: HC 3039;
Goff: Goff B‑539;
Proctor: Pr 1173;
Others: CIBN B‑378; Hillard 375; Oates 659-60; Rhodes 346; Sheppard 883; Voulliéme, Köln, 249.
Copy number: B-249(1)
Bound in two volumes (Gn–Ps; Prv–Apc).
Wanting [q10] and the blank leaf [BB8].
Binding: Both volumes bound uniformly in contemporary German (Dülmen?), blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, remains of two clasps; remains of corner-pieces on the second volume only; bosses lost; tawed leather index tabs. On both covers double fillets form a double frame; the inner rectangle is divided by double fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments. In the compartments two different stamps: a round eagle and a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis; within the outer frame a blind-tooled scroll with the inscription: ‘Ihesus', four stamps with the symbols of the evangelists in each corner, a round flower stamp, and an octagonal lamb-and-flag stamp; for the stamps see Weale–Taylor pl. vii, nos 4, 5 and also no. 95; see also Goldschmidt I 249.
Size: 320 × 225 × 105 and 312 × 230 × 90 mm.
Size of leaf: 308 × 217 mm.
Manuscript catchwords. Table of contents on [O1r] in an early hand.
Principal initials are supplied in blue or red with pen-flourishing in red or violet with infill in green; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; red headings, capital strokes, and underlining.
Provenance: Hermann Proninck (fl. 1484); bequeathed the book to a convent; on [a1v] and on [O1v] the inscription: ‘Anno domini Mcccclxxxiiij decimo die mensis Januarij obijt dominus Hermannus Pronynck vicarius et magister fabrice ecclesie Mon[asterii] qui dedit et legauit hunc librum conuentui [name deleted] [ordinis] [ ]. Orate fideliter pro anima eiusdem et omnium suorum.' Old shelfmarks ‘A.20' and ‘A.21' on front pastedowns. Weddern, near Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Carthusians, Castrimaria/ Castrum Beatae Mariae; inscriptions: ‘Liber [Carthusiensium Mariecastri prope Dulmaniam?]' on parchment endleaf of vol. 1 and front pastedown of vol. 2 deleted. Joseph Niesert (1766-1841); inscription dated 1819; see sale (1843), lots 28, 29, bought by Thomas Rodd, according to a note by Bandinel in the Bodleian copy of the sale catalogue. Purchased for £10. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1844), 6.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Bib. Lat. 1466.c.1,2.
SHELFMARK: Auct. V 3.2,3.
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