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[a1v] [Table of contents.] ‘Locus librorum numerus dinoscitur ordo'.
[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.
[q10v] [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[r9v] [III–IV Esr.]
[t5r] [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[v9r] [Iob.] ‘Prologus secundus' [in librum Iob]. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by Iob.
[x8v] [Ps (G).] ‘Liber ÿmnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.
[B8v] [Ecl.] ‘Prologus in ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.
[H10r] [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.
[N3v] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31, followed by I–II Mcc.
[Q1v] [Mt.] ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Matheum'. Pref. no. 34; preceded by Jerome's prologue and followed by Mt.
[R4r] [Mc.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.
[S2r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.
[T6r] [Io.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.
[X1r] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.
[X1v] ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.
[X1v] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum', referred to as ‘prologus' in the case of I–II Cor and Gal.
[Z7v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.
[aa9v] [Iac–Iud.] ‘Prologus in epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.
[bb5r] [Apc.] ‘Prologus beati Iohannis in Apocalipsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc.
[cc1r] Menardus Monachus: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus de Ysenaco. Pref. no. 56.
[cc4v] ‘Tabula canonum'.
Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 14 Apr. 1480. Folio.
Collation: [a12 b–y10 z A6 B–N10 O P6 Q–S10 T V8 X–Z aa bb10 cc6].
GW: GW 4243;
Hain: HC *3076;
Goff: Goff B‑568;
BMC: BMC II 418;
Proctor: Pr 1995;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑439; Hillard 386; Sheppard 1458.
Copy number: B-277(1)
Binding: German blind-tooled pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, dated 1615; with two metal clasps, one of which is partly lost. On both covers fillets form five concentric frames; the inner rectangle is divided by vertical fillets into four compartments. In the compartments two rolls: crocketed cresting and a foliate ornament; within the frames three different Renaissance rolls and the rolls from the central compartment.
Size: 408 × 287 × 120 mm.
Size of leaf: 381 × 252 mm.
Marginal notes and corrections in early hands.
On [a2r] an initial is supplied in interlocked blue and red with mayflowers and pen-flourishing in red; dotting in the margins. Principal initials are supplied in blue with pen-flourishing in red; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.
Provenance: Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Capuchins, BVM and S. Franciscus; partially deleted inscription on [a1r]: ‘Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum Hildesiens[ium]'. Solley, anonymous sale (1831), lot 344. Purchased for £3. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1831), 2, and Library Bills (1829-32), no. 252.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. Y 4.1.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Y 3.4.
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