Analysis of Content
[a1v] [Table of contents.] ‘Locus librorum numerus dinoscitur ordo'.
[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.]
[t4r] [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 hÿmnorum 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: ‘Prefatio . . . 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–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.
[cc1r] Menardus Monachus: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus de Ysenaco. Pref. no. 56.
[cc4v] ‘Tabula canonum'.
Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 14 Apr. 1478. Folio.
Collation: [a12 b–y10 z A6 B–N10 O P6 Q–S10 T V8 X–Z aa bb10 cc6].
GW: GW 4232;
Hain: HC *3068;
Goff: Goff B‑557;
BMC: BMC II 415;
Proctor: Pr 1984;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑429; Oates 988; Sheppard 1445.
Copy number: B-266(1)
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled half pigskin over wooden boards covered with leaves from a liturgical manuscript on parchment; two metal catches lost. Vertical impression of crocketed cresting. Letter ‘A' on the lower part of the spine. Green-edged leaves.
Size: 425 × 285 × 125 mm.
Size of leaf: 410 × 270 mm.
On [a2r] an initial is supplied in blue on burnished gold ground, the gilt with punch-dotting, the initial with foliate scrolling, within a segmented frame of red and pale green, and with foliate border extensions including gold dotting. Some principal initials are supplied in red with pen-flourishing in blue or in blue with pen-flourishing in red. Other initials are supplied in red and occasionally in blue; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: Würzburg, Bavaria, Conventual Franciscans, Inventio crucis/Sancta crux; on [a1r] a partially erased inscription: ‘Ad Bibliothecam Fratrum Minorum Conventualium S. Francisci Herbipol[ensis] 1673'; printed label on [a2r]. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label on rear pastedown, but not found in his sale catalogue. Purchased from Payne and Foss (1832), no. 113 for £3. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1832), 3 and Library Bills (1829-32), no. 428.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Y 3.3.
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