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Bod-Inc: B-272

Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

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

a5r [Gn–IV Rg.] Ios preceded by ‘argumentum'.

n3v ‘Alius prologus' [to I–II Par]. Pref. no. 2; preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronymi in librum Dabreiamin, qui est Paralypomenon'. Slight variation in the incipit of the first preface to I–II Par.

n3v [I–II Par.]

p3v [OrMan.]

p3v [I–II Esr.] II Esr here also entitled ‘Neemias'.

q2v [III–IV Esr.] III Esr here entitled ‘II Esr', IV Esr ‘III Esr'.

r5r [Tb–Est.]

s7r ‘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.

x4r ‘Prologus' [to Prv]. Pref. no. 4; preceded by ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi presbiteri ad Chromatium et Heliodorum episcopos, de libris Salomonis'.

x4r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

x4r [Prv.]

x10v ‘Prologus' [to Ecl]. Pref. no. 6.

y1r [Ecl–Ct.]

y4v ‘Prologus' [to Sap]. Pref. no. 7.

y4v [Sap–Is.] Is preceded by ‘argumentum'.

[con]7v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Ier.] Pref. no. 8.

[con]8r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9; preceded by ‘Prologus'.

[con]8r [Ier.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

A5v [Introduction to Lam.] Incipit: ‘[E]t factum est postquam in captiuitate . . .’

A5v [Lam.]

A7r ‘Prefatio' [to Bar]. Pref. no. 10.

A7r [Bar–Dn.]

D2r ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

D2r ‘Prologus' [to Os]. Pref. no. 12.

D2v [Os.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

D4v ‘Prologus' [to Ioel]. Pref. no. 13.

D4v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15.

D4v ‘Argumentum' (pref. no. 14).

D4v [Ioel.]

D5v ‘Prologus' [to Am]. Pref. no. 17.

D5v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18; in other editions called ‘argumentum'.

D5v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

D6r [Am.]

D7v ‘Prologus' [to Abd]. Pref. no. 20.

D7v [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

D8r ‘Prologus' [to Ion]. Pref. no. 21.

D8r [Ion.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

D9r ‘Prologus' [to Mi]. Pref. no. 23.

D9r [Mi.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

D10r ‘Prologus' [to Na]. Pref. no. 24.

D10v [Na.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

E1r ‘Prologus' [to Hab]. Pref. no. 25.

E1v [Hab.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

E2r ‘Prologus' [to So]. Pref. no. 26.

E2v [So.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

E3r ‘Prologus' [to Agg]. Pref. no. 27.

E3v [Agg.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

E4r ‘Prologus' [to Za]. Pref. no. 28.

E4r [Za.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

E6v ‘Prologus' [to Mal]. Pref. no. 29.

E7r [Mal.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

E7v Hieronymus: ‘Prologus' [to Mcc]. Pref. no. 31.

E8r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 32.

E8r [I–II Mcc.]

H1v ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quatuor Euangelia'.

H1v ‘Prologus' [to Mt]. Pref. no. 35.

H2r [Mt.] Preceded by ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 34).

I2r ‘Prologus' [to Mc]. Pref. no. 36.

I2r [Mc.]

I8v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Lc]. Pref. no. 37.

I8v [Lc.] Verses 1-4 here called ‘Prohemium'.

K9v ‘Prologus' [to Io]. Pref. no. 38.

K9v [Io.]

L8r ‘Prologus' [to Rm]. Pref. no. 39; preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronymi in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

L8r [Rm.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

M2r ‘Prologus' [to I Cor]. Pref. no. 40.

M2v [I Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

M6v ‘Prologus' [to II Cor]. Pref. no. 41.

M6v [II Cor–Hbr]. Each letter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

O1r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Act]. Pref. no. 42.

O1r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43.

O1r [Act.]

P2r ‘Prologus' [to Canonical Epistles]. Pref. no. 44, followed by an ‘argumentum'.

P2r [Iac–Iud.] Each letter preceded by ‘argumentum'.

P7r [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus' [to Apc]. Pref. no. 49.

P7v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 50.

P7v [Apc.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

P12v [Colophon.]

Q1r [Langton, Stephen]: ‘Interpretationes hebraicorum nominum'. Pref. no. 65.


Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1479. Folio.


Collation: a–z [et] [con] [rum] A–E10 F6 G8 H–O10 P12 Q–S10 T U8.


ISTC: ib00563000

GW: GW 4238;

Hain: HC *3073;

Goff: Goff B‑563;

BMC: BMC V 180;

Proctor: Pr 4119;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑434; Copinger, Incunabula Biblica, 40; Darlow–Moule 6083; Lowry, Jenson, 249 no. 76; Quentin 79; Sheppard 3290.

LCN: 13908292


Copy number: B-272(1)

Wanting a1-4, U7.

Binding: Eighteenth-century tree calf; single gilt fillets form a border; gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Rebacked.

Size: 333 × 227 × 82 mm.

Size of leaf: 325 × 204 mm.

On a5r an 11-line Italian (Venice) initial ‘I' is supplied in red and pink on a gold ground, with foliate decoration in green and blue, and with pen-work extensions into the guttering in black ink, with gold dots; see Pächt and Alexander II, 111 no. pr. 89. Some initials, particularly at the beginnings of books or prologues, are supplied in red with purple pen-work infill and extensions into the margins, or blue with red pen-work infill and extensions into the margins. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Purchased for £2. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1799), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M 2.10.

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