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Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

a1r Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Prologus in Bibliam'. Pref. no. 1.

a3r [Gn–IV Rg.] Ios preceded by ‘argumentum'.

m10r ‘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.

m10v [I–II Par.]

p1v [OrMan.]

p1v [I–II Esr.]

q5v [III–IV Esr.]

r3v [Tb–Est.]

s5v ‘Alius prologus' [to Iob]. Pref. no. 3; preceded by ‘Prologus in Iob'.

s6r [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'.

56r [Introduction to Lam.] Incipit: ‘[E]t factum est postquam in captiuitate . . .’

56r [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 [Ioel]; preceded by ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 14).

86r ‘Prologus' [to Am]. Pref. no. 17.

86r ‘Alius prologus'. Incipit: ‘[S]ic Amos propheta pastor . . .’

86r ‘Argumentum'. Pref. no. 18; in other editions called ‘Alius prologus', and printed before the prologue, which, in this edition, precedes it.

86v [Am.]

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

88r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 20.

88v [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

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

89r [Ion.] Preceded by ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 22).

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]. Pref. no. 27.

92v [Agg.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

93r ‘Prologus' [to Za]. Pref. no. 28.

93r [Za.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

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

95r [Mal.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

96r Hieronymus: ‘Prologus' [to Mcc]. Pref. no. 31.

96r [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'.

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

122v [Mc.]

129r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Lc]. Incipit: ‘[L]ukas Syrus natione Antiocens . . .’

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

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

1310v [Io.]

148v ‘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 ‘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: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1480. Folio and 4°.

Remarks: Format of gatherings: a–o folio; p mixed folio and 4°; q 4°; r–s mixed; t-y 4°; 1-2 mixed; 3 folio; 4-10 mixed; 11 folio; 12-14 mixed; 15-18 folio; A–C mixed; D folio. C. F. Bühler, ‘Chainlines versus Imposition in Incunabula', Studies in Bibliography, 23 (1970), 141-5 implies 4° and 8°, but BMC also records this edition as folio and 4°; see, in addition, Paul Needham, ‘Aldus Manutius's Paper Stocks: The Evidence of Two Uncut Books', Princeton University Library Chronicle, 55 (1994), 287-307, at 291-2.


Collation: a–h10 i–l12 m–s10 t v12 x y 1-610 7-1012 11-1310 1412 15-1710 18 A–D12.


ISTC: ib00566000

GW: GW 4241;

Hain: HC *3078;

Goff: Goff B‑566;

BMC: BMC V 195;

Proctor: Pr 4177;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑437; Copinger, Incunabula Biblica, 46; Darlow–Moule 913; Oates 1674; Sheppard 3356.

LCN: 13908366


Copy number: B-275(1)

Wanting the blank leaf D12.

Binding: Eighteenth-century English calf, c.1790; bound for the Bodleian Library; single fillets form a border on both covers; on the spine six compartments defined by single gilt fillets; edges yellow; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 255 × 185 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 245 × 164 mm.

Marginal notes, some in an early hand in red ink.

On a1r a fifteen-line initial ‘F' is supplied in reserved white, within a red pen-work border, decorated with stylized Maiblumen and with extensions into the guttering. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Venice, Benedictines; inscription on D11v: ‘Iste liber est monachorum congregationis S. Justine de Padua deputatus in S. Georgii Maioris Venetiarum. 773'. Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); Morelli (1787), I no. 132; sale (1789), lot 5041. Purchased through Peter Elmsley for £1. 10. 0; see the annotated sale catalogue and Books Purchased (1789), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M 2.12.

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