Analysis of Content
[a2r] Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Epistola sancti Hieronimi ad Paulinum presbiterum de omnibus diuine historie libris'. Pref. no. 1.
[a4v] [Gn–II Par.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[q10v] [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[r9v] [III–IV Esr.]
[t5v] [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[v9r] [Iob.] ‘Prologus secundus' [in librum Iob]. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by Iob.
[x8v] [Ps (G).] ‘Liber ÿmnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.
[B8v] [Ecl.] ‘Prologus in ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.
[H10r] [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.
[N3v] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31, followed by I–II Mcc.
[Q1v] [Mt.] ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Matheum'. Pref. no. 34; preceded by Jerome's prologue and followed by Mt.
[R4r] [Mc.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.
[S2r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.
[T6r] [Io.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.
[X1r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.
[X1v] ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.
[X1v] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum' (referred to as ‘prologus' in the case of I and II Cor and Gal).
[Z7v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.
[aa9v] [Iac–Iud.] ‘Prologus in epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an argumentum.
[bb5r] [Apc.] ‘Prologus beati Iohannis in Apocalipsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc.
[bb10v] [Colophon, with a note on the ‘Tabula canonum'.]
[cc1r] Menardus Monachus: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus de Ysenaco. Pref. no. 56.
[cc4v] ‘Tabula canonum'.
Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 30 July 1477. Folio.
Collation: [a12 b–y10 z A6 B–N10 O P6 Q–S10 T V8 X–Z aa bb10 cc6].
GW: GW 4227;
Hain: HC *3065;
Goff: Goff B‑552;
BMC: BMC II 414;
Proctor: Pr 1980;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑425; Oates 986-7; Rhodes 350; Sack, Freiburg, 619-20; Sheppard 1440.
LCN: 13908260, 13956988
Copy number: B-261(1)
Wanting the blank leaf [a1] and gathering [cc] (the epistle of Menardus etc.).
Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; on both covers a floral roll forms a border, within which are triple fillets. Within the second fillet a cresting roll with a small floral tool; another floral tool in the corners; single fillets form a double frame; within the outer is the cresting roll decorated with the small floral roll; marbled pastedowns and gauffered edges.
Size: 378 × 285 × 110 mm.
Size of leaf: 360 × 260 mm.
A few sixteenth/seventeenth-century marginal notes.
Major initials are supplied in blue or red with decoration in several colours and pen-flourishing extending into the margins; minor initials, running headings, and paragraph marks are supplied alternately in red and blue, with Cologne style reserved white floral decoration; occasionally, red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: Horstmar, diocese of Münster, Jesuits; on [a2r] an inscription: ‘Missionis Horstmarie So[cieta]tis Jesu'. Purchased for £3. 6. 6; see Books Purchased (1826), 3.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Y 3.2.
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