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Bod-Inc: B-263

Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Epistola sancti Iheronimi ad Paulinum presbiterum de omnibus diuine historie libris'. Pref. no. 1.

[a5v] [Gn–II Par.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

[B5v] [OrMan.]

[B5v] [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

[C9v] [III–IV Esr.]

[G1r] [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

[I1r] [Iob.] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by Iob.

[L1v] [Ps (G).] ‘Liber ymnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.

[P2r] [Prv.]

[Q3r] [Ecl.] ‘Prologus' [in ecclesiasten]. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.

[Q7r] [Ct–Lam.]

[bb5v] [Bar.] ‘Prefacio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.

[bb9v] [Ez–Mal.]

[ii3v] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in liberos(!) Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31, followed by I–II Mcc.

[nn1v] [Mt.] ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Matheum'. Pref. no. 34; preceded by Jerome's prologue and followed by Mt.

[oo8v] [Mc.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.

[pp9v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.

[rr8v] [Io.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.

[tt2v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

[tt3r] ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.

[tt3v] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum', referred to as ‘prologus' in the case of I–II Cor and Gal.

[zz1v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.

[AA10r] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

[BB8r] ‘Prologus beati Iohannis in Apocalipsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc. Preface ascribed to Hieronymus in this edition.


Imprint: [Cologne: Nicolaus Götz, after 1480]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by CIBN; Sheppard and GW date [c.1477-8].


Collation: [a–h10 i8 k–n10 o8 p–z A–C10 D E8 F6 G H10 I8 K6 L M8 N10 O8 P–Z10 aa–cc10 dd ee8 ff–kk10 ll mm6 nn–zz AA BB10 CC8].


ISTC: ib00554000

GW: GW 4229;

Hain: HC *3046;

Goff: Goff B‑554;

Proctor: Pr 1118;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑427; CIBN B‑400; Oates 601; Sack, Freiburg, 623; Sheppard 853; Voulliéme, Köln, 251.

LCN: 13909796


Copy number: B-263(1)

Bound in two volumes (Gn–Ps; Prv–Apc).

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [x1].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 300 × 220 × 72 and 300 × 220 × 80 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 207 mm.

On paper slip pasted on the front pastedown, two lists of ten mandata of biblical books. On the verso of an endleaf at the beginning of volume 1, a fifteenth-century hand wrote a ‘Prologus quidem in bibliam primus', incipit: ‘He omnia liber vite e quo . . . Secundum quod dicit beatus . . .' Copious marginal notes in gathering [a] and in the Gospels; a few throughout; some in German. After [G3] is bound in a paper slip with notes in a fifteenth-century hand. Manuscript note by Kloß. Bibliographical note by W. A. Copinger in volume two.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining in gatherings [a], [P], and [nn]-[rr] only.

Provenance: On a paper slip pasted on the nineteenth-century front pastedown, ‘Iste liber primus biblie et s[ecundus? ad idem?] preter inligationem eorum 36 constat albis monete Coloniensis [quibus] Colonie emi anno 1478'. Probably Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854). Purchased for £31. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1826), 3.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. Z 2.1,2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Z 1.1,2.

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