Analysis of Content
[a1r] Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Epistola sancti Hieronimi ad Paulinum presbiterum de omnibus diuine historie libris'. Pref. no. 1.
[a4r] [Gn–II Par.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[s4r] [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[t3v] [III–IV Esr.]
[v9v] [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[y3v] [Iob.] [`Secundus 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'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.
[C9r] [Ecl.] ‘Prologus in ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.
[K6r] [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.
[P2r] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31, followed by I–II Mcc.
[R1v] [Mt.] ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Matheum'. Pref. no. 34; preceded by Jerome's prologue and followed by Mt.
[S3v] [Mc.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.
[T1r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.
[V4v] [Io.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.
[X4r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.
[X4v] ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Roma[nos].’ Pref. no. 39.
[X5r] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum' (referred to as ‘prologus' in the case of I and II Cor and Gal).
[aa2r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.
[bb5r] [Iac–Iud.] ‘Prologus in epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.
[cc1r] [Apc.] ‘Prologus beati Iohannis in Apocalipsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc.
Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 16 Nov. 1475. Folio.
Collation: [a–h10 i k8 l–z10 A B8 C–P10 Q12 R–Z aa bb10 cc8].
GW: GW 4218;
Hain: HC *3056;
Goff: Goff B‑543;
BMC: BMC II 413;
Proctor: Pr 1970;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑420; CIBN B‑373; Hillard 376; Oates 980-1; Sack, Freiburg, 615; Sheppard 1430.
Copy number: B-252(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [cc8].
Binding: Eighteenth-century English binding for Lord Harley; gold-tooled red morocco; marbled pastedowns.
Size: 412 × 295 × 97 mm.
Size of leaf: 400 × 272 mm.
Occasional sixteenth-century marginal notes.
On [a1r] an eight-line initial is supplied in red, black, grey, and green; a painted circle in grey between the two columns. Other initials and headings are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining; the text surrounded by double rules.
Provenance: Edward, Lord Harley, later 2nd Earl of Oxford (1689-1741); upper corner of the endleaf cut off; perhaps the copy listed in London, BL, MS. Harley 3886, fol. 22; bought by Thomas Osborne; see Catalogus Bibliothecae Harleianae, I no. 41. Purchased for £8. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1826), 3.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Y 3.1.
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