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Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

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

a4v [Gn–IV Rg.] Most books preceded by Jerome's preface; Ios also preceded by ‘argumentum'.

q5r Hieronymus: ‘Alius prologus' [to I–II Par]. Pref. no. 2; preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronimi in librum Dabreiamin, qui est Paralipomenon'. Slight variations in the incipit of the first preface to I–II Par.

q5v [I–II Par.]

t1v [OrMan.]

t1v [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface. II Esr entitled ‘Liber Neemie'.

v2r [III–IV Esr.] III Esr entitled ‘II Esr' and IV Esr ‘III Esr' in this edition.

x9r [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

A4v [Iob.] ‘Alius prologus in Iob'. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by an ‘argumentum' and Iob.

B5r [Ps (G).] ‘Liber hymnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.

E1r ‘Prologus' [to Prv]. Pref. no. 4; preceded by ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi presbyteri ad Chromatium et Heliodorum episcopos de libris Salomonis'.

E1v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

E1v [Prv.]

E10v Hieronymus: [Ecl.] ‘Prologus . . . in librum Ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.

F4r [Ct.]

F5v ‘Prologus in librum Sapientie.’ Pref. no. 7.

F5v [Sap–Is.] Is preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

K10r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio in Hieremiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 8.

K10v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9; preceded by ‘Prologus'.

K10v [Ier–Lam.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

N6r [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch prophete'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.

N8v [Ez–Dn.]

Q8v ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

Q9r ‘Prologus in librum Osee prophete.’ Pref. no. 12.

Q9r [Os.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

R2r ‘Prologus in Johel prophetam'. Pref. no. 13.

R2r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15.

R2v ‘Argumentum'. Pref. no. 14.

R2v [Ioel.]

R3v ‘Prologus in Amos prophetam'. Pref. no. 17.

R3v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18.

R4r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

R4r [Am.]

R6v ‘Prologus in Abdiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 20. The passage beginning ‘[H]ebrei hunc dicunt esse . . .' is not headed ‘Alius prologus', but forms part of this prologue.

R6v [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

R7r ‘Prologus in Jonam prophetam'. Pref. no. 21.

R7r [Ion.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

R8r ‘Prologus in Micheam prophetam'. Pref. no. 23.

R8r [Mi.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

R10r ‘Prologus in Naum prophetam'. Pref. no. 24.

R10r [Na.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S1r ‘Prologus in Abacuch prophetam'. Pref. no. 25.

S1v [Hab.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S2v ‘Prologus in Sophoniam prophetam'. Pref. no. 26.

S3r [So]. Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S3v ‘Prologus in Aggeum prophetam'. Pref. no. 27.

S4r [Agg.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S5r ‘Prologus in Zachariam prophetam'. Pref. no. 28.

S5r [Za.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S8v ‘Prologus in Malachiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 29.

S9r [Mal.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S10r Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31.

S10r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 32, followed by I–II Mcc.

X1v ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quattuor euangelistas'.

X2r ‘Prologus in Mattheum'. Pref. no. 35.

X2r ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Mattheum'. Pref. no. 34.

X2v ‘Registrum in euangelium Matthei'.

X3r [Mt.]

Y6r Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36.

Y6v ‘Registrum in euangelium Marci'.

Y7r [Mc.]

15r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37.

15v ‘Breuiarium in Lucam'.

16v [Lc.] Verses 1-4 here called ‘Prohemium'.

210v ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38.

210v ‘Registrum in euangelium Johannis'.

31r [Io.]

41v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

42r ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.

42v [Rm.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

47v ‘Prologus in primam epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 40.

47v [I Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

52v ‘Prologus in secundam epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 41.

53r [II Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

56v [Gal–Hbr.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

71r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42.

71v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43, followed by Act.

85r ‘Prologus in septem epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by ‘argumentum'.

85v [Iac–Iud.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

91v [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus in Apocalypsim beati Johannis apostoli'. Pref. no. 49.

92r [Apc.] ‘Alius prologus in Apocalypsin'. Pref. no. 50, followed by an ‘argumentum' and Apc.

98v ‘Biblia quem retinet sequitur [nunc] metricus ordo'. 12 hexameters; Pref. no. 61c.

98v [Poem in praise of the book.] Pref. no. 60.

98v [Date ‘M.CCCC.LXXIX'].

101r [Capitulare lectionum et evangeliorum.] Pref. no. 57.

108r [Verse.] Pref. no. 62.


Imprint: [Basel: Johann Amerbach], 1479. Folio.


Collation: a–y A–T10 U12 X 1-810 9 108.


ISTC: ib00561000

GW: GW 4236;

Hain: HC *3075;

Goff: Goff B‑561;


Proctor: Pr 7557;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑433; Hillard 383; Oates 2766; Sack, Freiburg, 627; Sheppard 2407.

LCN: 13909787


Copy number: B-270(1)

Sheppard notes: ‘Without the Interpretationes hebraicorum nominum'; this text is, however, not part of this ed. (see note at the end of the volume). Sheets 22.9 and 23.8 have changed places in binding.

Binding: Contemporary German/Austrian blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, two clasps lost. On the upper cover fillets form a triple frame; the inner rectangle is divided by fillets into vertical compartments. In the compartments and within the outer frame, a palm-leaf stamp; within the central frame, a large rosette stamp. On the lower cover fillets form a triple frame; the inner rectangle is divided by fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments. In the compartments a small flower stamp; within the middle frame, a palm-leaf stamp; within the outer frame, a large rosette stamp alternating with the small flower stamp. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 313 × 220 × 140 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 208 mm.

Reinforcing strips from a fifteenth- or early sixteenth-century German document on parchment, issued by Jörig Löb confirming the purchase of land in Asch.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red underlining.

Provenance: Hall in Tyrol, Jesuits; on a1v: ‘Societ. Jesu Halæ', on a2r: ‘Coll. Soc. Jesu Halæ'. Old number ‘14' on a2r. Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli I, no. 131 and sale (1789), lot 5040. Purchased for £1. 8. 0; the annotated sale catalogue gives no name of purchaser, but the same price as Books Purchased (1789), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M 2.11.

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