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] [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.
[Q3r] [Ecl.] ‘Prologus' [in ecclesiasten]. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.
[bb5v] [Bar.] ‘Prefacio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.
[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].
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.
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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