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Bod-Inc: B-267

Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

a2r Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Prologus in Bibliam'. Pref. no. 1.

a4r [Gn–IV Rg.] Ios preceded by ‘argumentum'.

n1r ‘Alius prologus' [to I–II Par]. Pref. no. 2; preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronymi in librum Dabreiamin, qui est Paralypomenon'. Slight variations in the incipit of the first preface to I–II Par.

n1v [I–II Par.]

p2v [OrMan.]

p2v [I–II Esr.] II Esr here entitled ‘Neemias'.

q1r [III–IV Esr.] III Esr here entitled ‘II Esr', IV Esr ‘III Esr'.

r3v [Tb–Est.]

s6v ‘Alius prologus' [to Iob]. Pref. no. 3; preceded by ‘Prologus in Iob'.

s7r [Iob–Ps (G)]. Iob preceded by ‘argumentum'. Ps (G) preceded by the first of Jerome's prologues only.

x1r ‘Prologus' [to Prv]. Pref. no. 4; preceded by ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi presbiteri ad Chromatium et Heliodorum episcopos, de libris Salomonis'.

x1r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

x1v [Prv.]

x8v ‘Prologus' [to Ecl]. Pref. no. 6.

x8v [Ecl–Ct.]

y2v ‘Prologus' [to Sap]. Pref. no. 7.

y2v [Sap–Is.] Is preceded by ‘argumentum'.

37v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Ier.] Pref. no. 8.

37v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9; preceded by ‘Prologus'.

37v [Ier.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

36r [Introduction to Lam.] Incipit: ‘[E]t factum est postquam in captiuitate . . .’

36r [Lam.]

58r ‘Prefatio' [to Bar]. Pref. no. 10.

58r [Bar–Dn.]

82r ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

82v ‘Prologus' [to Os]. Pref. no. 12.

82v [Os.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

85r ‘Prologus' [to Ioel]. Pref. no. 13.

85r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15.

85r ‘Argumentum'. Pref. no. 14.

85r [Ioel.]

86r ‘Prologus' [to Am]. Pref. no. 17.

86r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18; in other editions called ‘Argumentum'.

86r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

86v [Am.]

88r ‘Prologus' [to Abd]. Pref. no. 20.

88v [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

88v ‘Prologus' [to Ion]. Pref. no. 21.

89r [Ion.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

89v ‘Prologus' [to Mi]. Pref. no. 23.

89v [Mi.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

811r ‘Prologus' [to Na]. Pref. no. 24.

811r [Na.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

812r ‘Prologus' [to Hab]. Pref. no. 25.

812v [Hab.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

91r ‘Prologus' [to So]. Pref. no. 26.

91r [So.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

92r ‘Prologus' [to Agg].

92v [Agg.] Preceded by ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 27).

93r ‘Prologus' [to Za]. Pref. no. 28.

93r [Za.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

95v ‘Prologus' [to Mal]. Pref. no. 29.

96r [Mal.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

97r Hieronymus: ‘Prologus' [to Mcc]. Pref. no. 31.

97r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 32.

97r [I–II Mcc.]

111v ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quatuor Euangelia'.

111v ‘Prologus' [to Mt]. Pref. no. 35.

112r [Mt.] Preceded by ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 34).

122v ‘Prologus' [to Mc]. Pref. no. 36.

122v [Mc.]

129r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Lc]. Pref. no. 37.

129r [Lc.] Verses 1-4 here called ‘Prohemium'.

1310r ‘Prologus' [to Io]. Pref. no. 38.

1310v [Io.]

149r ‘Prologus' [to Rm]. Pref. no. 39; preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronymi in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

149v [Rm.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

151v ‘Prologus' [to I Cor]. Pref. no. 40.

151v [I Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

155v ‘Prologus' [to II Cor]. Pref. no. 41.

156r [II Cor–Hbr]. Each letter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

1610v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Act]. Pref. no. 42.

1610v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43.

171r [Act.]

182r ‘Prologus' [to Canonical Epistles]. Pref. no. 44, followed by an ‘argumentum'.

182r [Iac–Iud.] Each letter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

187r [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus' [to Apc]. Pref. no. 49.

187v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 50.

187v [Apc.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

1812v [Colophon.]

A1r [Langton, Stephen]: ‘Interpretationes hebraicorum nominum'. Pref. no. 65.


Imprint: Venice: Leonardus Wild, for Nicolaus de Frankfordia, [July] 1478. Folio.


Collation: a–h10 i–l12 m–s10 t v12 x y 1-610 7-1012 11-1310 1412 15-1710 1812 A10 B C12.


ISTC: ib00558000

GW: GW 4233;

Hain: HC 3067;

Goff: Goff B‑558;

BMC: BMC V 264;

Proctor: Pr 4456;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑430; Darlow–Moule 910; Quentin 79; Rhodes 352; Sack, Freiburg, 624; Sheppard 3599.

LCN: 13909850


Copy number: B-267(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with one metal clasp and remains of the second; five bosses lost on each cover; rebacked, but partly re-using old spine. ‘Cologne style'. On both covers triple fillets form a double frame; within the outer frame stamps of the symbols of the Evangelists, one at each corner, and a lozenge-shaped dragon stamp; within the middle frame a circular floral stamp, a circular dragon stamp, and a Crucifixion stamp (similar to Schwenke–Schunke 81 no. 9). Inner rectangle formed by triple fillets and divided by triple fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, with both dragon stamps, a circular lamb-and-flag stamp, a Virgin-and-Child stamp; and a lozenge-shaped stamp with two lions(?). Most of stamps very worn.

Size: 310 × 220 × 87 mm.

Size of leaf: 296 × 199 mm.

Parchment pastedowns from a fifteenth-century manuscript, containing an unidentified legal commentary.

Some marginal annotations.

On a2r a 15-line initial ‘F' is supplied in interlocked red and blue, with purple pen-work infill and extensions into the margins in purple, decorated with yellow and red. On a4v an 18-line initial ‘I' is supplied in interlocked red and blue, with purple pen-work and extensions into the margins and yellow decoration. Initials, at beginning of individual books or prologues, are supplied in red or blue, often with reserved white decoration, with red or purple pen-work infill, extensions into the margins, and yellow or green decoration. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Steinfeld in der Eifel, Premonstratensian convent of S. Maria and S. Potentinus; cancelled fifteenth/sixteenth-century inscription on a2r: ‘Liber ecclesie sancte Marie sanctique Potentini in Steynuelt'. Purchased, with four other Bibles, for £12. 3. 6; see Books Purchased (1841), 5.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Bibl. Lat. 1478 c.1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. V 3.8.

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