Analysis of Content
[a2r] 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.
[p4r] [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[q2r] [III Esr.] [q6v] ends with the incipit of IV Esr, but the two following leaves have been cut out.
[q7r] [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[r10v] [Iob.] ‘Prologus secundus'. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by Iob.
[t1r] [Ps (G).] ‘Liber himnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.
[x7v] [Ecl.] ‘Prologus in Ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.
[x10r] [Ct–Lam.] Sap is preceded by Pref. no. 7.
[D4v] [Bar.] ‘Prefacio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.
[H4v] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31, followed by I–II Mcc.
[K1r] [Mt.] ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Matheum'. Pref. no. 34; preceded by Jerome's prologue and followed by Mt.
[L5r] [Mc.] ‘Prologus in euangelum(!) secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.
[M1r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.
[N1v] [Io.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.
[O1r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.
[O1r] ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.
[O1v] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum' (referred to as ‘prologus' in the case of Rm, I and II Cor, and Col).
[Q3r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.
[R6v] [Iac–Iud.] ‘Prologus in epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an argumentum.
[S1r] [Apc.] ‘Prologus in Apocalipsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc.
[S6r] Menardus Monachus: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus de Ysenaco. Pref. no. 56.
[S9v] [In summarium Biblie ad lectorem.] Pref. no. 63.
Imprint: [Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt and Andreas Frisner], 1476. Folio.
Collation: [a10 b10+2 c d10 e12 f g10 h8 i–p10 q10-2 r10 s8 t–z A–E10 F8 G H10 I8+1 K6 L M10 N8 O P10 Q6+1 R S8+2 T–Y8 Z10]. The second insert in gathering [b] is half a leaf only. Gathering [q] originally consisted of ten leaves, but two leaves have been cut out after [q6].
GW: GW 4221;
Hain: HC *3062;
Goff: Goff B‑546;
BMC: BMC II 408;
Proctor: Pr 2203;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑423; Oates 1068; Sack, Freiburg, 617-18; Sheppard 1414-15.
Copy number: B-255(1)
Wanting [S7, 8, 10] and gatherings [T]–[Z] (`Interpretationes Hebraicorum nominum').
The incipit on [a2r] printed in black.
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century gold-tooled diced russia; on both covers double fillets form a double frame; within the outer frame an acorn and flower roll; within the inner a dentelle roll; marbled pastedowns.
Size: 413 × 290 × 110 mm.
Size of leaf: 388 × 253 mm.
Manuscript table of contents with German glosses in an early hand on [a1r]. Early marginal notes in various hands, occasional glosses in German ([a8r]) and Hebrew ([L4v]). On [L2v] an excerpt from Guilelmus Parisiensis, Postilla. List of the books of the Old Testament in a nineteenth-century hand on endleaf at the end of the volume.
Woodcut depicting ‘Sanctus Hieronymus' writing pasted onto [a1v]. Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red foliation, capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: Wiblingen, Württemberg, Benedictines, S. Martinus; on [a2r] an inscription: ‘Monasterij Wiblingen'. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 281.
Copy number: B-255(2)
Bound in two volumes; Gn–II Mcc; Mt–Apc. The second part bound with A‑223(2); see there for details of binding and provenance.
Size of leaf: 397 × 272 mm.
Without gatherings [T]–[Z] (Interpretationes Hebraicorum nominum).
The incipit of IV Esr on [q6v] and the date ‘1476' on [S9v] erased.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Y 3.7,8(1).
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