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[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)
[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.
[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.
[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.
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.
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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