Analysis of Content
[a2r] Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Epistola sancti Jeronimi ad Paulinum presbiterum de omnibus diuine historie libris'. Pref. no. 1.
[a5v] [Gn–Rt.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[mm8r] [Mc.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.
[nn8v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.
[pp7r] [Io.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.
[rr1r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.
[rr1v] [`Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'.] Pref. no. 39.
[rr2r] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum', referred to as ‘prologus' in the case of I–II Cor and Gal.
[vv9v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.
[yy7r] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.
[zz6v] ‘Prologus beati Iohannis in Apocalipsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc. Preface ascribed to Hieronymus in this edition.
Imprint: [Cologne]: Nicolaus Götz, [c.1478]. Folio.
Remarks: As dated by CIBN; Sheppard and GW date [c.1478-80].
Collation: [a–m10 n o8 p–v10 x8 y z10 A–D10 E8 F10 G8 H6 I8 K L10 M N6 O–R10 S6 T–Z aa10 bb8 cc10 dd8 ee ff10 gg8 hh–rr10 ss8 tt–xx10 yy zz AA8].
GW: GW 4235;
Hain: HC *3042;
Goff: Goff B‑560;
BMC: BMC I 239;
Proctor: Pr 1117;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑432; CIBN B‑390; Oates 600; Sheppard 857-8; Voulliéme, Köln, 253.
Copy number: B-269(1)
Bound in two volumes (Gn–Rt; Mt–Apc).
Wanting the blank leaf [a1] and leaf [b1], gatherings [p]–[kk] (I Sm–II Mcc), the blank leaf [ll1]; and leaves [zz7-8] and [AA5-8]. Leaves [a4-5], [c2], [k1], [l9] and [rr10] are mutilated, the missing text being supplied in sixteenth-century hands. Several leaves mutilated or damaged.
By an error of imposition, the text on [tt5v] and [tt6v] has changed places.
Binding: Paper boards.
Size: 275 × 215 × 32 and 270 × 215 × 30 mm.
Size of leaf: 265 × 190–5 mm.
Early marginal notes. Notes concerning the error of imposition on [tt5r/v] and [tt6r/v].
Principal initials are supplied in red with some pen-flourishing, including grotesque faces; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance: Sayn near Koblenz, Premonstratensians, BVM; an endpaper pasted over the armorial book-plate on the front pastedown of vol. 1, see Leiningen-Westerburg 302 and Warnecke no. 1853; inscription on front endleaf of volume 1: ‘Fratres nostri, ut videtur, his bibliis usi sunt in choro, pro recitandis inde lectionibus, saltem circa annum 1500: quia paulo post, alia forma breviarii, est introducta: vide divisionem lectionum in libris Regum, et simul breviaria illius temporis. in hac spactura deest cap. 13. et 14 Genesis: si tibi vacat, inscribas.' Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; see sale (1835), lot 697. Purchased for £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 5.
SHELFMARK: Bib. Lat. 1476 d.1,2.
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