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Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Prologus in Bibliam'. Pref. no. 1.

[a4r] [Gn–IV Rg.] Ios preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[n1r] ‘Alius prologus' [to I–II Par]. Pref. no. 2; preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronymi in librum Dabreiamin, qui est Paralypomenon'. Slight variation in the incipit of the first preface to I–II Par.

[n1v] [I–II Par.]

[p2v] [OrMan.]

[p2v] [I–II Esr.] II Esr entitled ‘Neemias' in this edition.

[q6r] [III–IV Esr.] III Esr entitled ‘II Esr' and IV Esr ‘III Esr' in this edition.

[r4v] [Tb–Est.]

[s6v] ‘Alius prologus' [to Iob]. Pref. no. 3; preceded by ‘Prologus in Iob'.

[s7r] [Iob–Ps (G).] Iob preceded by ‘argumentum'. Ps (G) preceded by the first of Jerome's prologues only.

[x1r] ‘Prologus' [to Prv]. Pref. no. 4; preceded by Jerome's preface.

[x1r] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

[x1v] [Prv.]

[x8v] ‘Prologus' [to Ecl]. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl–Ct.

[x8v] [Ecl–Ct].

[y2v] ‘Prologus' [to Sap]. Pref. no. 7.

[y2v] [Sap–Is.] Is preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[B7v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Ier.] Pref. no. 8.

[B7v] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9; preceded by ‘Prologus'.

[B7v] [Ier.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[D6r] [Introduction to Lam.] Incipit: ‘[E]t factum est postquam in captiuitate . . .’

[D6r] [Lam.]

[D8r] ‘Prefatio' [to Bar]. Pref. no. 10, followed by Bar–Dn.

[D8r] [Bar–Dn].

[G2r] ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

[G2v] ‘Prologus' [to Os]. Pref. no. 12, followed by an ‘argumentum' and Os.

[G2v] [Os.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[G5r] ‘Prologus' [to Ioel]. Pref. no. 13.

[G5r] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15, followed by argumentum (Pref. no. 14), and Ioel.

[G5r] [Ioel], preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[G6r] ‘Prologus' [to Am]. Pref. no. 17.

[G6r] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18; in other editions, called ‘argumentum'.

[G6r] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

[G6v] [Am.]

[G8r] ‘Prologus' [to Abd]. Pref. no. 20.

[G8v] [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[G8v] ‘Prologus' [to Ion]. Pref. no. 21.

[G9r] [Ion.] Preceded by ‘argumentum' (Pref. no. 22).

[G9v] ‘Prologus' [to Mi]. Pref. no. 23, followed by ‘argumentum' and Mi.

[G9v] [Mi.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[G11r] ‘Prologus' [to Na]. Pref. no. 24, followed by ‘argumentum' and Na.

[G11r] [Na.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[G12r] ‘Prologus' [to Hab]. Pref. no. 25.

[G12v] [Hab.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[H1r] ‘Prologus' [to So]. Pref. no. 26, followed by ‘argumentum' and So.

[H1r] [So.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[H2r] ‘Prologus' [to Agg]. Pref. no. 27.

[H2v] [Agg.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[H3r] ‘Prologus' [to Za]. Pref. no. 28, followed by ‘argumentum' and Za.

[H3r] [Za.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[H5v] ‘Prologus' [to Mal]. Pref. no. 29.

[H6r] [Mal.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[H7r] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus' [to Mcc]. Pref. no. 31.

[H7r] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 32, followed by I–II Mcc.

[H7r] [I–II Mcc].

[K1v] ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quatuor Euangelia'.

[K1v] ‘Prologus' [to Mt]. Pref. no. 35.

[K2r] [Mt.] Preceded by ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 34).

[L2v] ‘Prologus' [to Mc]. Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.

[L2v] [Mc.]

[L9r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Lc]. Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.

[L9r] [Lc.]

[M10r] ‘Prologus' [to Io]. Pref. no. 38.

[M10v] [Io.]

[N9r] ‘Prologus' [to Rm]. Pref. no. 39; preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronymi in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

[N9v] [Rm.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[O1v] ‘Prologus' [to I Cor]. Pref. no. 40.

[O1v] [I Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[O5v] ‘Prologus' [to II Cor]. Pref. no. 41.

[O6r] [II Cor–Hbr]. Each letter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[P10v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Act]. Pref. no. 42.

[P10v] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43.

[Q1r] [Act.]

[R2r] ‘Prologus' [to Canonical Epistles]. Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[R7r] [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus' [to Apc]. Pref. no. 49.

[R7v] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 50.

[R8r] [Apc.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[R12v] [Colophon.]

[S1r] [Langton, Stephen]: ‘Interpretationes hebraicorum nominum'. Pref. no. 65.


Imprint: Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn and Nicolaus de Frankfordia, 1475. Folio.


Collation: [a–h10 i–l12 m–s10 t v12 x–z A–E10 F–I12 K–M10 N12 O–Q10 R12 S10 T12 V10+1].


ISTC: ib00541000

GW: GW 4216;

Hain: HC *3054;

Goff: Goff B‑541;

BMC: BMC V 193;

Proctor: Pr 4163;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑419; CIBN B‑377; Copinger, Incunabula Biblica, 24; Darlow–Moule 910; Quentin 79; Sheppard 3338.

LCN: 13911170


Copy number: B-251(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1], and [a2], the place of which has been taken by a manuscript facsimile.

Leaf [V11] mounted.

Binding: English calf, c.1790, bound for the Bodleian Library; on both covers single gilt fillets form a border; single gilt fillets on edges of boards; Greek key-pattern roll on turn-ins; marbled pastedowns, gilt-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers; according to Morelli, the previous binding was French.

Size: 285 × 210 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 275 × 185 mm.

Some early marginal notes. Note on [a3r] presumably refers to Paulus (Paulinus), first bishop of Tivoli, c.366.

On [a2r] a fourteen-line initial ‘F' is supplied in reserved white, with red pen-work infill and decoration and extensions into the margin. Other initials are supplied in red or blue, some having pen-work infill and decoration in the other colour, with extensions into the margins. Paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), I no. 128; sale (1789), lot 5037. Purchased for £5. 7. 0; the annotated sale catalogue gives no name of purchaser, but the same price as Books Purchased (1789), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M 2.1.

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