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Bod-Inc: B-280

Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

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

a4v [Gn–IV Rg.] Most books preceded by Jerome's preface; Ios also preceded by ‘argumentum'.

q5r Hieronymus: ‘Alius prologus' [to I–II Par]. Pref. no. 2; preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronimi in librum Dabreiamin, qui est Paralipomenon'; with slight variation in the incipit of the first preface to I–II Par.

q5v [I–II Par.]

t1v [OrMan.]

t1v [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface. II Esr entitled ‘Liber Neemie'.

v2r [III–IV Esr.] III Esr entitled ‘II Esr' and IV Esr ‘III Esr' in this edition.

x9r [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

A4v [Iob.] ‘Alius prologus in Iob'. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by an ‘argumentum' and Iob.

B5r [Ps (G).] ‘Liber hymnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.

E1r ‘Prologus' [to Prv]. Pref. no. 4; preceded by ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi presbyteri ad Chromatium et Heliodorum episcopos de libris Salomonis'.

E1v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

E1v [Prv.]

E10v Hieronymus: [Ecl.] ‘Prologus . . . in librum Ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.

F4r [Ct.]

F5v ‘Prologus in librum Sapientie.’ Pref. no. 7.

F5v [Sap–Is.] Is preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

K10r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio in Hieremiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 8.

K10v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9; preceded by ‘Prologus'.

K10v [Ier–Lam.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

N6r [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch prophete'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.

N8v [Ez–Dn.]

Q8v ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

Q9r ‘Prologus in librum Osee prophete.’ Pref. no. 12.

Q9r [Os.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

R2r ‘Prologus in Johel prophetam'. Pref. no. 13.

R2r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15.

R2v [Ioel.] Preceded by ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 14).

R3v ‘Prologus in Amos prophetam'. Pref. no. 17.

R3v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18.

R4r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

R4r [Am.]

R6v ‘Prologus in Abdiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 20. The passage beginning ‘[H]ebrei hunc dicunt esse . . .' is not headed ‘Alius prologus', but forms part of this prologue.

R6v [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

R7r ‘Prologus in Jonam prophetam'. Pref. no. 21.

R7r [Ion.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

R8r ‘Prologus in Micham prophetam'. Pref. no. 23.

R8r [Mi.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

R10r ‘Prologus in Naum prophetam'. Pref. no. 24.

R10r [Na.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S1r ‘Prologus in Abachuc prophetam'. Pref. no. 25.

S1v [Hab.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S2v ‘Prologus in Sophoniam prophetam'. Pref. no. 26.

S3r [So]. Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S3v ‘Prologus in Aggeum prophetam'. Pref. no. 27.

S4r [Agg.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S5r ‘Prologus in Zachariam prophetam'. Pref. no. 28.

S5r [Za.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S8v ‘Prologus in Malachiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 29.

S9r [Mal.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S10r Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31.

S10r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 32; followed by I–II Mcc.

X1v ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quattuor euangelistas'.

X2r ‘Prologus in Mattheum'. Pref. no. 35.

X2r ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Mattheum'. Pref. no. 34.

X2v ‘Registrum in euangelium Matthei'.

X3r [Mt.]

Y6r Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36.

Y6v ‘Registrum in euangelium Marci'.

Y7r [Mc.]

15r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37.

15v ‘Registrum in Lucam'.

16v [Lc.] Verses 1-4 here called ‘Prohemium'.

210v ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38.

210v ‘Registrum in euangelium Johannis'.

31r [Io.]

41v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

42r ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.

42v [Rm.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

47v ‘Prologus in primam epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 40.

47v [I Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

52v ‘Prologus in secundam epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 41.

53r [II Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

56v [Gal–Hbr.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

71r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42.

71v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43, followed by Act.

85r ‘Prologus in septem epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44.

85v [Iac–Iud.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

91v [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus in Apocalypsim beati Johannis apostoli'. Pref. no. 49.

92r [Apc.] ‘Alius prologus in Apocalypsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by an ‘argumentum' and Apc.

98v ‘Biblia quem retinet sequitur nunc metricus ordo'. Pref. no. 61a; with a number of variants from the edition [Basel: Johann Amerbach], 1479 (GW 4236; Bod-inc B‑270). 14 hexameters.

98v [Poem in praise of the book.] Pref. no. 60.

98v [Date ‘M.CCCC.LXXXI'].

101r [Capitulare lectionum et evangeliorum.] Pref. no. 57.

108r [Verse.] Pref. no. 62.

111r [Langton, Stephen]: ‘Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum'. Pref. no. 65.


Imprint: [Basel: Johann Amerbach], 1481. Folio.


Collation: a–y A–T10 V12 X Y10 1-810 9 108 1110 12 1312.


ISTC: ib00571000

GW: GW 4246;

Hain: HC *3081 = HC 3083;

Goff: Goff B‑571;


Proctor: Pr 7560;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑443; Hillard 388; Oates 2767; Sack, Freiburg, 629; Sheppard 2409.

LCN: 13908284


Copy number: B-280(1)

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and 1312.

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; bosses, corner-pieces, and two clasps lost; fillets form a double frame close to the edges of the boards; red edges; parchment index tabs with printed initials of books.

Size: 297 × 210 × 115 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 187 mm.

A few early marginal notes.

On a2r an initial is supplied in red with floral infill in brown and yellow, on a green ground within a blue frame; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Wolfgang Eiller (fl. 1619); on 108v woodcut armorial book-plate with printed inscription: ‘Wolffgangvs Eiller, Häbacensis Bauarus, Vicarius Chori Passaviensis, & Canonicus Matticensis. M.DC.XIX' beneath and ‘Spes mea Christus' above. Altötting, Conventual Franciscans, S. Anna; inscription on a2r: ‘Ad PP. Franciscanos Veteris Öttingæ Cella IV'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Duplum' on front endleaf. London, British Museum; acquired in 1867; on 1311v red stamp ‘7 OC 67'; shelfmarks: ‘3834.c', ‘3021.e.9' and ‘IB.37265'; stamp and duplicate stamp. On 1311v red stamp ‘7 OC 67'. Transferred to the Bodleian in Oct. 1913; see ‘List of Duplicate Incunabula' (Library Records c. 1054), no. 9, with A. W. Pollard's note describing the item as a ‘Munich duplicate'.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. GS2.1481.1.

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