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Bod-Inc: B-276

Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

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

[a4v] [Gn–II Par.] Preceded by Jerome's preface; chapters preceded by Casus Summarii throughout (see the note on [C4v] and the colophon)

[r8v] [OrMan.]

[s1r] [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

[s8v] [III–IV Esr.]

[v5r] [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

[x8v] [Iob.] ‘Prologus secundus' [in librum Iob]. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by Iob.

[z1r] [Ps (G).] ‘Liber hymnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only. With a short title for each psalm.

[B3r] [Prv.]

[C2r] [Ecl.] ‘Prologus in Ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.

[C4v] [Ct–Lam.] Without ‘casus summarii' in Ct.

[I8v] [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.

[K2v] [Ez–Mal.]

[O5r] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31, followed by I–II Mcc.

[Q1r] [Mt.] ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Matheum'. Pref. no. 34; preceded by Jerome's prologue and followed by Mt.

[R5v] [Mc.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.

[S5r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.

[V2r] [Io.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.

[X4r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

[X4r] ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.

[X4v] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum', referred to as ‘prologus' in the case of I–II Cor and Gal).

[aa4v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.

[bb7r] [Iac–Iud.] ‘Prologus in epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

[cc4v] [Apc.] ‘Prologus beati Iohannis in Apocalipsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc.

[dd2v] [Colophon with note on the addition of summaries at the beginning of each chapter]. Incipit: ‘Anno a natiuitate domini Millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo quarto kalendas februarii . . .’

[dd2v] Menardus Monachus: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus de Ysenaco. Pref. no. 56.

[dd5v] ‘Tabula canonum'.

[ee1r] [Langton, Stephen]: ‘Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum'. Pref. no. 65.


Imprint: Ulm: Johann Zainer, 29 Jan. 1480. Folio.


Collation: [a10 b–k8 l10 m–z A–K8 L8+1 M–O8 P12 Q–Z aa–hh8]. Collation as GW, not as BMC.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials. On [a2r] historiated initial ‘F' depicting Jerome writing. On [a4r] a woodcut border. Psalms are numbered and some have prophetic interpretations.


ISTC: ib00567000

GW: GW 4242;

Hain: HC *3079;

Goff: Goff B‑567;

BMC: BMC II 526;

Proctor: Pr 2522;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑438; Oates 1159; Sack, Freiburg, 628; Schramm V p. 19; Schreiber V 3469; Sheppard 1817-18; Wegener, Zainer, 62.

LCN: 13908300


Copy number: B-276(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [dd8].

Gatherings [ee]–[hh] bound first.

Binding: Nineteenth-century elaborately blind-tooled russia over wooden boards; corners raised; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 390 × 285 × 100 mm.

Size of leaf: 382 × 252 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes. On [y8v] a list of the Septem Psalmi Paenitentiales written in a sixteenth-century hand (signed and dated ‘P. M. 1599').

Many of the woodcut initials, including the historiated one, painted; initials are supplied in red and occasionally blue; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Baumburg, Bavaria, Augustinian Canons, S. Margareta; on [ee1r] an inscription: ‘Monasterij Baumburg' in an eighteenth-century hand. Purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for Fl. 30, i.e. £3. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M 3.7.

Copy number: B-276(2)

Three initials cut away (at the beginning of Hbr, I Pt and I Io); missing text supplied in manuscript.

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Sixteenth-century blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with two metal clasps. On both covers triple fillets form five concentric frames; the inner rectangle is decorated with a large lozenge-shaped stamp and four corner-pieces. Within the frames four different rolls with Renaissance ornaments and two triangular stamps.

Size: 400 × 290 × 88 mm.

Size of leaf: 380 × 260 mm.

Sixteenth-century marginal notes and signatures. ‘Lit. G' written in pencil on endleaf.

Woodcut initials painted. Initials are supplied alternately in red and blue; red paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining.

Provenance: Petershausen, near Konstanz, Benedictines, S. Gregorius Magnus; on [a2r] a woodcut armorial stamp ‘Monasterii Petridomus'. ‘Dupl'. Joseph Niesert (1766-1841); on endleaf an inscription dated 1837; see sale (1843), lot 73. Purchased for £1. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1843), 6.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M 3.8.

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