Analysis of Content
[a2r] Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi ad Paulinum presbiterum de omnibus diuine historie libris'. Pref. no. 1.
[a5v] [Gn–II Par.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[B5v] [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[C9v] [III–IV Esr.]
[G1r] [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[I1r] [Iob.] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by Iob.
[K5r] [Ps (G).] ‘Liber ymnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.
[P3r] [Ecl.] ‘Prologus' [in ecclesiasten]. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.
[aa5v] [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.
[hh3v] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31, followed by I–II Mcc.
[mm1v] [Mt.] ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Matheum'. Pref. no. 34; preceded by Jerome's prologue and followed by Mt.
[nn8v] [Mc.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.
[oo9v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.
[qq8v] [Io.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Ioannem'. Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.
[ss2v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.
[ss3r] ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.
[ss3v] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum', referred to as ‘prologus' in the case of I–II Cor and Gal.
[yy1v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.
[zz10r] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.
[AA8r] ‘Prologus beati Ioannis in Apocalipsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc. Preface ascribed to Hieronymus in this edition.
Imprint: Cologne: [Successor of Nicolaus Götz(?)], 9 May 1480. Folio.
Remarks: As assigned by CIBN; Sheppard and GW assign to [Götz] alone.
Collation: [a–h10 i8 k–n10 o8 p–z A–C10 D E8 F6 G–Z aa bb10 cc dd8 ee–ii10 kk ll6 mm–zz AA10 BB8].
GW: GW 4244;
Hain: C 1025;
Goff: Goff B‑569;
Proctor: Pr 1113;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑440; CIBN B‑397; Oates 597; Sheppard 859; Voulliéme, Köln, 255.
Copy number: B-278(1)
Bound in two volumes (Gn–Ps; Prv–Apc).
Wanting the blank leaves [a1], [N10], [O1], and [BB8], and leaves [d1], [h3], [l10], [q10] and [N1-2].
Leaf [a2] mutilated (painted initial with pen-flourishing torn out).
Binding: Bound uniformly in sixteenth-century blind-tooled parchment over wooden boards, with two metal clasps on each volume. Stamped floral centre-piece on all covers.
Size: 270 × 200 × 75 and 270 × 200 × 77 mm.
Size of leaf: 256 × 179–183 mm.
Bibliographical note by W. A. Copinger on front endleaf.
Principal initials are supplied in blue and gold with reserved white decoration and pen-flourishing in red; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; red capital strokes and underlining.
Provenance and date of acquisition unknown; the shelfmark indicates a date of acquisition after 1883.
SHELFMARK: Bib. Lat. 1480 d.1,2.
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