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Bod-Inc: B-261

Biblia Latina


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] [OrMan.]

[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.

[B1r] [Prv.]

[B8v] [Ecl.] ‘Prologus in ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.

[C1v] [Ct–Lam.]

[H10r] [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.

[I2v] [Ez–Mal.]

[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].


ISTC: ib00552000

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.

Copy number: B-261(2)

Fragment of 25 leaves: X9,8,7,6, V7, Y1-4, Z7,6, X1, V2,6, X5,4,3,2,10, Z5,4, Y7-10.

SHELFMARK: Inc. b. G97.1(8).

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