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Bod-Inc: B-252

Biblia Latina


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] [OrMan.]

[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.

[C1r] [Prv.]

[C9r] [Ecl.] ‘Prologus in ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.

[D2r] [Ct–Lam.]

[K6r] [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.

[K9r] [Ez–Mal.]

[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].


ISTC: ib00543000

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.

LCN: 13911152


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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