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Bod-Inc: B-257

Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

a2r Hieronymus: [Letter 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 variations in the incipit of the first preface to I–II Par.

n1v [I–II Par.]

p2v [OrMan.]

p2v [I–II Esr.] II Esr here entitled ‘Neemia'.

q1r [III–IV Esr.] III Esr here entitled ‘II Esr' and IV Esr ‘III Esr'.

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 ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi presbiteri ad Chromatium et Heliodorum episcopos, de libris Salomonis'.

x1r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

x1v [Prv.]

x8v ‘Prologus' [to Ecl]. Pref. no. 6.

x8v [Ecl–Ct.]

y2v ‘Prologus' [to Sap]. Pref. no. 7.

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

37v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Ier.]’ Pref. no. 8.

37v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9. Preceded by ‘Prologus'.

37v [Ier.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

56r [Introduction to Lam.] Incipit: ‘[E]t factum est postquam in captiuitate . . .’

56r [Lam.]

58r ‘Prefatio' [to Bar]. Pref. no. 10.

58r [Bar–Dn.]

82r ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

82v ‘Prologus' [to Os]. Pref. no. 12.

82v [Os.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

85r ‘Prologus' [to Ioel]. Pref. no. 13.

85r ‘Alius prologus'.’ Pref. no. 15.

85r [Ioel.]

86r ‘Prologus' [to Am]. Pref. no. 17.

86r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18; in other editions called ‘argumentum'.

86r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

86v [Am.]

88r ‘Prologus' [to Abd]. Pref. no. 20.

88v [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

88v ‘Prologus' [to Ion]. Pref. no. 21.

89r [Ion.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

89v ‘Prologus' [to Mi]. Pref. no. 23.

89v [Mi.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

811r ‘Prologus' [to Na]. Pref. no. 24.

811r [Na.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

812r ‘Prologus' [to Hab]. Pref. no. 25.

812v [Hab.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

91r ‘Prologus' [to So]. Pref. no. 26.

91r [So.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

92r ‘Prologus' [to Agg]. Pref. no. 27.

92v [Agg.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

93r ‘Prologus' [to Za]. Pref. no. 28.

93r [Za.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

95v ‘Prologus' [to Mal]. Pref. no. 29.

96r [Mal.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

97r Hieronymus: ‘Prologus' [to Mcc].’ Pref. no. 31.

97r ‘Alius prologus'. Incipit: ‘[M]achabeorum librum licet non habeantur . . .’

97r [I–II Mcc.]

111v ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quatuor Euangelia'.

111v ‘Prologus' [to Mt]. Pref. no. 35.

112r [Mt.] Preceded by ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 34).

122v ‘Prologus' [to Mc]. Pref. no. 36.

122v [Mc.]

129r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Lc].’ Pref. no. 37.

129r [Lc.] Verses 1-4 here called ‘Prohemium'.

1310r ‘Prologus' [to Io]. Pref. no. 38.

1310v [Io.]

149r ‘Prologus' [to Rm]. Pref. no. 39; preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronymi in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

149v [Rm.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

151v ‘Prologus' [to I Cor]. Pref. no. 40.

151v [I Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

155v ‘Prologus' [to II Cor]. Pref. no. 41.

156r [II Cor–Hbr]. Each letter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

1610v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Act].’ Pref. no. 42.

1610v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43.

171r [Act.]

182r ‘Prologus' [to Canonical Epistles]. Pref. no. 44.

182r [Iac–Iud.] Each letter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

187r [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus' [to Apc].’ Pref. no. 49.

187v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 50.

187v [Apc.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

1812v [Colophon.]

A1r [Langton, Stephen]: ‘Interpretationes hebraicorum nominum'.’ Pref. no. 65.


Imprint: Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn and Nicolaus de Frankfordia, 1476. Folio.


Collation: a–h10 i–l12 m–s10 t v12 x y 1-610 7-1012 11-1310 1412 15-1710 1812 A10 B C12.


ISTC: ib00548000

GW: GW 4223;

Hain: HC 3063;

Goff: Goff B‑548;

BMC: BMC V 193;

Proctor: Pr 4165;

Others: Copinger, Incunabula Biblica, 27; Darlow–Moule 910; Oates 1662; Quentin 79; Rhodes 349; Sheppard 3342.

LCN: 13908280


Copy number: B-257(1)

Gatherings v and x are bound between those signed 1 and 2.

Binding: Eighteenth-century French mottled calf, possibly by Richard Weir for Justin, comte MacCarthy Reagh, given the Toulouse provenance, with gold-tooled spine with a flower and thistle tool in a lozenge made up of minute circles, crosses, and rosettes; on the turn-ins a roll of thistles; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 290 × 208 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 281 × 192 mm.

Pointing hands and some marginal notes in black ink. Manuscript foliation in black ink. On a1r a manuscript verse, in Italian, in an early hand, giving advice for avoiding the plague; incipit: ‘Al male percusivo e pestilente'. On a1v a table in a seventeenth-century hand, listing the books of the Bible with the number of the folio where they begin.

On a2r a thirteen-line initial ‘F' and on a4v a sixteen-line initial ‘I', are both supplied in blue, with infill, decoration, and extensions into the margins, in red. Other initials are supplied in red, some with reserved white decoration, some being decorated with yellow infill. Some capital strokes in red, other capitals touched with yellow wash. Inscription on 187v in same yellow colour as decorative infill of capitals: ‘Finita est ista bibia miniandi per uenerabilem uirum dominum Stephanum de Pir[ ]s archiepresbyterum de Uignola et per me dominum Gulielmum de Marachys rectorem sancti Christofori pentrio(?) 1479 die xxi maii'.

Provenance: Toulouse, Minims, S. Rochus; inscription on a2r: ‘Bibliothecæ Minimospondanæ conuentus sancti Rochi ad Tolosam'. ‘No. 48', on a2r. Justin, comte MacCarthy Reagh (1744-1811); note inside the upper cover; see Catalogue (1815), lot 69. Purchased for £3. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1817), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M 2.4.

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