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Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

[*]1r Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus the priest [ep. 53]. ‘Prologus in Bibliam'. Pref. no. 1.

[*]3r [Gn–II Par.]

q9r [OrMan.]

q9v [I–II Esr.]

r8r [III–IV Esr.]

s3r [Tb–Est.] Est preceded by ‘argumentum'.

s6r ‘Prologus' [to Iob]. Preceded by ‘Prologus . . . in Job'.

s6r [Iob–Ps (G)]. Iob preceded by ‘argumentum'. Ps (G) preceded by the first of Jerome's prologues only.

x6v [Prv.]

y6r ‘Prologus' [to Ecl]. Pref. no. 6.

y6r [Ecl–Ct.] Ct preceded by ‘argumentum'.

y10v ‘Prologus' [to Sap]. Pref. no. 7.

y10v [Sap–Ier.] Is preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[F3v] [Lam.] What in other editions is the introduction (`[E]t factum est postquam in captiuitate . . .') is here at the end of the last chapter of Ier.

[F5v] ‘Prologus' [to Bar]. Pref. no. 10.

[F5v] [Bar–Dn].

2H3r ‘Prologus' [to Os]. Pref. no. 12. Preceded by ‘Prologus sancti Jeronimi presbiteri in libros xii prophetarum'.

2H3v [Os.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

2H5v ‘Prologus' [to Ioel]. Pref. no. 13.

2H6r ‘Alius prologus'.

2H6r [Ioel.]

2H7r ‘Prologus' [to Am]. Pref. no. 17.

2H6v [Am.] Preceded by ‘argumentum', which in other editions is entitled ‘Alius prologus'.

[I1r] ‘Prologus' [to Abd]. Pref. no. 20

[I1v] [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[I2r] ‘Prologus' [to Ion]. Pref. no. 21.

[I2r] [Ion.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[I2v] ‘Prologus' [to Mi]. Pref. no. 23.

[I3r] [Mi.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[I4v] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus' [to Na]. Pref. no. 24.

[I4v] [Na.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[I5r] ‘Prologus' [to Hab]. Pref. no. 25.

[I5v] [Hab.] Preceded by two ‘argumenta'.

[I6v] ‘Prologus' [to So]. Pref. no. 26.

[I6v] ‘Alius prologus'. Incipit: ‘[I]osias regem Iudem, cuius . . .’

[K1r] [So.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[K1v] ‘Prologus' [to Agg].

[K2r] [Agg.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[K2v] ‘Prologus' [to Za]. Pref. no. 28.

[K3r] [Za.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[K5v] ‘Prologus' [to Mal]. Pref. no. 29.

[K6r] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 30.

[K6r] [Mal.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[L1r] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus' [to Mcc]. Pref. no. 32.

[L1r] [I–II Mcc.]

[N1v] ‘Prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Prephatio sancti Hyeronimi presbiteri in libros quatuor Euangeliorum', known also as ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quatuor Euangelia'.

[N2r] ‘Mystica declaratio facierum quatuor euangelistarum'. [Known in other editions as ‘Prologus' [to Mt]).] Pref. no. 35; preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[N2v] [Mt.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[O4r] ‘Prologus' [to Mc]. Pref. no. 36.

[N4r] [Mc.]

[P1v] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus' [to Lc]. Pref. no. 37.

[P1v] [Lc.] Verses 1-4 here called ‘Alius prologus'.

[Q4r] ‘Prologus' [to Io]. Pref. no. 38.

[Q4r] [Io.]

[R4r] ‘Prologus' [to Rm]. Pref. no. 39; preceded by ‘Prologus beati Hieronimi presbiteri in epistolas Pauli'.

[R4v] [Rm–I Cor.] Each letter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

F5v ‘Prologus' [to II Cor]. Pref. no. 41.

F6r [II Cor–Hbr]. Each letter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[S7r] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus' [to Act]. Incipit: ‘[L]ucas euangelista apostolorum actus . . .’

[S7r] [Act.]

[T9r] ‘Prologus' [to Canonical Epistles]. Pref. no. 44.

[T9r] [Iac–Iud]. Each letter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[V3r] Hieronymus [pseudo-; Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus' [to Apc]. Pref. no. 49.

[V3v] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 50.

[V3v] [Apc.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[V9r] [Colophon.]

[X1r] [Langton, Stephen]: ‘Interpretationes hebraicorum nominum'. Pref. no. 65.


Imprint: [Vicenza]: Leonardus Achates de Basilea, 10 May 1476. Folio.


Collation: [*4] a–i10 k6 l-r [2-shaped r] ſ10 s8 t u6 v8 x–z10 [A10 B–D8 E–H10] 2H8 [I K6 L8 M10+1 N–Q10 R8] F G8 [S10 T12 V–Y10 Z14].

Remarks: Collation as GW. BMC collates ‘ . . . x–z10 [et]10 A–C8 D–G10 H8 I K6 L8 M10+1 A–D10 E–G8 H10 I12 K–O10 P12+1’. Sheppard collates as BMC ‘ . . . M10+1 AA–DD10 EE–GG8 HH10 II12 KK–MM10 NN12’.

Leaves: 491 leaves (GW); 490 leaves (BMC).


ISTC: ib00549000

GW: GW 4224;

Hain: HC 3060;

Goff: Goff B‑549;

BMC: BMC VII 1031;

Proctor: Pr 7122;

Others: Copinger, Incunabula Biblica, 26; Darlow–Moule 910; Oates 2667-8; Quentin 80; Sheppard 5885.

LCN: 13908215


Copy number: B-258(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [V10].

Bound in the following order: Interpretationes nominum Hebraicorum, Gn–Sir, Mt–II Pt, So–II Mcc, Is–Hab, I Io–Apc. The blank leaf [*1] is bound at the end of the gathering.

Binding: Parchment; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 300 × 210 × 100 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 192 mm.

Early marginal notes.

On [*2r] a fifteen-line Italian (Vicenza?) initial ‘F' is supplied in pink and yellow on a blue ground, decorated with foliate extensions in blue, red, and green, edged with white, extending into the gutter and the margins, against a background of gold, edged with black and grey, and a gold dot in the guttering. On a3r a seventeen-line Italian initial ‘I' is supplied in red, green, blue, and grey, edged with white, and decorated with foliate extensions in the same colours, edged with white and with gold dots, against a background of blue and gold, edged in black and grey. See Pächt and Alexander II, 113 no. pr. 111. Other initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 43: ‘a very indifferent copy'; purchased for £0. 19. 0; see Books Purchased (1821), 2 and the annotated sale catalogue.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M 2.5.

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