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Bod-Inc: B-254

Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

a1v Romerus, Blasius: [Prefatory letter addressed to] Thomas Taqui [seeking the latter's support.] Incipit: ‘[N]obili uiro Thome Taqui, Blasius professione Populeti monachus . . .’

a1v Taqui, Thomas: [Reply to Romerus's letter.] Incipit: ‘[A]rdue religionis uiro Blasio Romero Populeti monacho, Thomas Taqui salutem. Tanto me impetu epistole tue . . .’

a2r Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to Paulinus]. Pref. no. 1.

a3r [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 variations in the incipit of the first preface to I–II Par.

n1v [I–II Par.]

p2v [OrMan.]

p3r [I–II Esr.] II Esr is entitled ‘Neemias'.

p10v [III–IV Esr.] III Esr is here entitled ‘II Esr', and IV Esr ‘III Esr'.

r4r [Tb–Est.]

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

s6v [Iob–Ps.] Iob preceded by ‘argumentum'. Ps (G) preceded by the first of Jerome's prologues only.

y1r ‘Prologus' [to Prv]. Pref. no. 4; preceded by ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi presbiteri ad Chromatium et Heliodorum episcopos, de libris Salomonis'.

y1v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

y1v [Prv.]

y8r ‘Prologus' [to Ecl]. Preface no. 6.

y8v [Ecl–Ct.]

z2r ‘Prologus' [to Sap]. Pref. no. 7, followed by Sap–Is, the latter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

z2r [Sap–Is]. Is preceded by ‘argumentum'.

bb7r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Ier.] Pref. no. 8, followed by Jerome's Prologue.

bb7r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9.

bb7v [Ier.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

dd5v [Introduction to Lam.] Incipit: ‘[E]t factum est postquam in captiuitate . . .’

dd6r [Lam.]

dd7v ‘Prefatio' [to Bar]. Pref. no. 10, followed by Bar–Dn.

dd7v [Bar–Dn].

gg6r ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; Preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

gg6r ‘Prologus' [to Os]. Pref. no. 12.

gg6v [Os.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

gg8v ‘Prologus' [to Ioel]. Pref. no. 13.

hh1r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15.

hh1r [Ioel]; preceded by ‘argumentum' (Pref. no. 14).

hh2r ‘Prologus' [to Am]. Pref. no. 17.

hh2r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18.

hh2r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

hh2v [Am.]

hh4r ‘Prologus' [to Abd]. Pref. no. 20.

hh4v [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

hh4v ‘Prologus' [to Ion]. Pref. no. 21.

hh5v [Ion.] Preceded by ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 22).

hh5v ‘Prologus' [to Mi]. Pref. no. 23.

hh5v [Mi.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

hh7r ‘Prologus' [to Na]. Pref. no. 24.

hh7r [Na.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

hh7v ‘Prologus' [to Hab]. Pref. no. 25.

hh8r [Hab.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

hh9r ‘Prologus' [to So]. Pref. no. 26.

hh9r [So.] Preceded by ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 27).

hh10r ‘Prologus' [to Agg].

hh10r [Agg.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

hh10v ‘Prologus' [to Za]. Pref. no. 28.

ii1r [Za.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

ii3v ‘Prologus' [to Mal]. Pref. no. 29.

ii4r [Mal.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

ii4v Hieronymus: ‘Prologus' [to Mcc]. Pref. no. 31.

ii5r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 32.

ii5r [I–II Mcc.]

ll7r ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quatuor Euangelia'.

ll7v ‘Prologus' [to Mt]. Pref. no. 35.

ll8r [Mt.] Preceded by ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 34).

mm2v ‘Prologus' [to Mc]. Pref. no. 36.

mm2v [Mc.]

mm9r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Lc]. Pref. no. 37.

mm9r [Lc.] Verses 1-4 here called ‘Prohemium'.

nn10r ‘Prologus' [to Io]. Pref. no. 38.

nn10v [Io.]

nn11r ‘Prologus' [to Rm]. Pref. no. 39; preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronymi in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

nn11v [Rm.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

pp3v ‘Prologus' [to I Cor]. Pref. no. 40.

pp3v [I Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

pp7v ‘Prologus' [to II Cor]. Pref. no. 41.

pp7v [II Cor–Hbr]. Each letter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

rr2r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Act]. Pref. no. 42.

rr2v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43.

rr2v [Act.]

ss5v ‘Prologus' [to Canonical Epistles]. Pref. no. 44, followed by ‘argumentum'.

ss5v [Iac–Iud.] Each letter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

tt2v [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus' [to Apc]. Pref. no. 49.

tt3r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 50.

tt3r [Apc.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

tt8v [Langton, Stephen]: ‘Interpretationes hebraicorum nominum'. Pref. no. 65.


Imprint: Naples: Mathias Moravus [and Biagio Romero], 1476. Folio.


Collation: a–e10 f8 g10 h i8 k–m m n–r10 s t8 u10 x8 y z [et] aa–ee10 ff gg8 hh10 ii–ll lm8 mm–qq10 rr–uu8 xx10 yy 2z8.


ISTC: ib00545000

GW: GW 4220;

Hain: HC 3059; C 1019;

Goff: Goff B‑545;

BMC: BMC VI 862;

Proctor: Pr 6696;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑422; CIBN B‑380; Copinger, Incunabula Biblica, 31; Darlow–Moule 910; Fava–Bresciano 110; Oates 2513-14; Rhodes 348; Sheppard 5431.

LCN: 13908199


Copy number: B-254(1)

Wanting a1, [et]10, and hh4.7.

Leaf uu1 misbound fourth in the gathering.

Binding: Seventeenth-century English calf. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of the upper cover; on both covers double fillets form a border; two sets of vertical double fillets separate a narrow and a wide rectangle; a small flower tool in each corner; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Front board nearly detached.

Size: 322 × 218 × 85 mm.

Size of leaf: 317 × 204 mm.

On2 z8v and the recto and verso of the following rear endleaf, tables, in red and black ink, in a fifteenth/early sixteenth-century hand, giving the order of the books of the Bible, and the names of some Medieval commentators for each book. Some marginal notes in Gn, in a seventeenth-century hand. Some notes in English. Occasional pointing hands and underlining in black ink.

Partial rubrication only: in Gn some initials and verse numbers are supplied in red. Chapter numbers added in upper margins in black ink.

Provenance: Margaret, Lady Capell (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on2 z7v, apparently in the hand of Roger Philpot: ‘Istum librum habemus ex dono m[at]r[on]e mee Margarete Capell, uxoris Willelmi Capell, Armigeri, filie Thome Arundell militis'. Roger Philpot (fl. 1497-1501); signature on2 z7v. Edward Bernard (1638-1697); Wanley's list, p. 1, no. 92. Among the books purchased in 1697 from Bernard's widow.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: I 3. 5 Th.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M 2.2.

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