Analysis of Content
[a2r] Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Epistola sancti Hieronimi ad Paulinum presbiterum de omnibus diuine hystorie libris'. Pref. no. 1.
[a4r] [Gn–II Par.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[v4v] [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[x5r] [III–IV Esr.]
[z3v] [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[B1r] [Iob.] ‘Prologus secundus' [in librum Iob]. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by Iob.
[C1v] [Ps (G).] ‘Liber ymnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.
[F8r] [Ecl.] ‘Prologus in ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.
[O3r] [Bar.] ‘Prefacio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.
[T3v] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31, followed by I–II Mcc.
[Y2v] [Mt.] ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Matheum'. Pref. no. 34; preceded by Jerome's prologue and followed by Mt.
[Z4v] [Mc.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.
[aa4r] Hieronymus: ‘Preuatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.
[bb7v] [Io.] ANON ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.
[cc8v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.
[cc8v] ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Rom[anos].’ Pref. no. 39.
[cc9r] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum', referred to as ‘prologus' in the case of I–II Cor and Gal.
[ff8v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.
[hh4r] [Iac–Iud.] ‘Prologus in epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.
[ii1v] [Apc.] ‘Prologus beati Iohannis in Apocalipsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc.
[kk1r] [Langton, Stephen]: ‘Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum'. Pref. no. 65.
Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 31 Dec. 1482. Folio.
Collation: [a b8 c6 d8 e6 f–z A–D8 E6 F–T8 V X6 Y Z aa–hh8 ii6 kk10 ll mm12].
GW: GW 4250;
Hain: H *3084;
Goff: Goff B‑575;
BMC: BMC II 424;
Proctor: Pr 2027;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑446; Sheppard 1484.
Copy number: B-284(1)
Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [mm12].
Binding: Seventeenth-century German blind-tooled parchment; stamped centre-piece with the Crucifixion and two different corner-piece stamps on both covers.
Size: 318 × 225 × 110 mm.
Size of leaf: 303 × 202 mm.
On [a2r] an initial is supplied in azure on burnished gold ground, the gilt with punch-dotting, the azure initials with foliate scrolling, within segmented frames of red, pale green, and grey, and with foliate border extensions including gold dotting. Other initials are supplied in red or blue; red capital strokes.
Provenance: Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Capuchins, BVM and S. Franciscus; partially deleted inscription on [a2r]: ‘[Fratrum Minorum] Capucinorum Hildesiens[ium] catalogo inscriptus N. 24'. Purchased from Thomas Rodd for £1. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1830), 3 and Library Bills (1829-32), no. 153.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Z 2.3.
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