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Bod-Inc: B-290

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'.

t4r Hieronymus: ‘Alius prologus' [to I–II Par].’ Pref. no. 2; preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronimi in librum Dabreiamin, qui est Paralipomenon'. Slight variations in the incipit of the first preface to I–II Par.

t4v [I–II Par.]

y6r [OrMan.]

y6v [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface; II Esr entitled ‘Liber Neemie'.

z8v [III–IV Esr.] III Esr entitled ‘II Esr' and IV Esr ‘III Esr' in this edition.

[rum]1r [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

18r [Iob.] ‘Alius prologus in Iob'. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by an ‘argumentum' and Iob.

32r [Ps (G).] ‘Liber hymnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.

G1r ‘Prologus' [to Prv]. Pref. no. 4, preceded by ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi presbyteri ad Chromatium et Heliodorum episcopos de libris Salomonis'.

G1v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

G1v [Prv.]

H1r Hieronymus: [Ecl.] ‘Prologus . . . in librum Ecclesiasten'.’ Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.

H4r [Ct.]

H5v ‘Prologus in librum Sapientie'. Pref. no. 7.

H5v [Sap–Is.] Is preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

N5v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio in Hieremiam prophetam'.’ Pref. no. 8.

N6r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9; preceded by ‘Prologus'.

N6r [Ier–Lam.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

Q5v [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch prophete'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.

Q8r [Ez–Dn.]

U3r ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

U3v ‘Prologus in librum Osee prophete'. Pref. no. 12.

U3v [Os.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

U5v ‘Prologus in Johel prophetam'. Pref. no. 13.

U6r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15.

U6r [Ioel.] Preceded by ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 14).

U7r ‘Prologus in Amos prophetam'. Pref. no. 17.

U7r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18.

U7r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

U7v [Am.]

X1v ‘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.

X1v [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

X2r ‘Prologus in Jonam prophetam'. Pref. no. 21.

X2r [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

X3r ‘Prologus in Micheam prophetam'. Pref. no. 23.

X3r [Mi.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

X4v ‘Prologus in Naum prophetam'. Pref. no. 24.

X5r [Na.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

X5v ‘Prologus in Abacuch prophetam'. Pref. no. 25.

X6r [Hab.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

X7r ‘Prologus in Sophoniam prophetam'. Pref. no. 26.

X7r [So]. Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

X8r ‘Prologus in Aggeum prophetam'. Pref. no. 27.

X8r [Agg.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

Y1r ‘Prologus in Zachariam prophetam'. Pref. no. 28.

Y1r [Za.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

Y4r ‘Prologus in Malachiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 29.

Y4v [Mal.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

Y5v Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'.’ Pref. no. 31.

Y5v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 32, followed by I–II Mcc.

bb3v ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quattuor euangelistas'.

bb4r ‘Prologus in Mattheum'. Pref. no. 35.

bb4r ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Mattheum'. Pref. no. 34.

bb4v ‘Registrum in euangelium Matthei'.

bb5v [Mt.]

dd2r Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in euangelium secundum Marcum'.’ Pref. no. 36.

dd2r ‘Registrum in euangelium Marci'.

dd2v [Mc.]

ee2v Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'.’ Pref. no. 37.

ee3r ‘Breuiarium in Lucam'.

ee4r [Lc.]

gg2r ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38.

gg2r ‘Registrum in euangelium Johannis'.

gg3r [Io.]

hh5r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.’

hh5v ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.

hh6r [Rm.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

ii3r ‘Prologus in primam epistolam ad Chorinthios'. Pref. no. 40.

ii3r [I Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

ii8r ‘Prologus in secundam epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 41.

ii8v [II Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

kk3v [Gal–Hbr.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

mm2v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'.’ Pref. no. 42.

mm2v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43, followed by Act.

nn8v ‘Prologus in septem epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44.

nn8v [Iac–Iud.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

oo7r [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus in Apocalypsim beati Johannis apostoli'.’ Pref. no. 49.

oo7v [Apc.] ‘Alius prologus in Apocalypsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by an ‘argumentum' and Apc.

pp6r ‘Biblia quem retinet sequitur [nunc] metricus ordo'. Pref. 61c, the same text as in the edition [Basel: Johann Amerbach], 1479 (GW 4236; Bod-inc. B‑270).

pp6r [Poem in praise of the book.] Pref. no. 60.

pp6r [Date ‘M.CCCC.LXXXV'].

pp6v [Capitulare lectionum et evangeliorum.] Pref. no. 57.

qq6v [Verse.] Pref. no. 62.


Imprint: [Basel: Michael Wenssler], 1485. Folio.

Remarks: As ascribed by Sack, Freiburg; Sheppard ascribes to [Strasbourg: Printer of the 1483 ‘Vitas Patrum'].


Collation: a10 b–z [et] [con] [rum] 1-38 4 510 G–Z aa–pp8 qq6.


ISTC: ib00580700

GW: GW 4257;

Hain: HC 3092;

Proctor: Pr 424;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑452; Sack, Freiburg, 636-7; Sheppard 345.


Copy number: B-290(1)

Wanting the blank leaf 510.

Binding: Sixteenth-century(?) parchment over wooden boards, with remains of two metal clasps.

Size: 310 × 215 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 295 × 206 mm.

Some early marginal notes.

Principal initials are supplied in interlocked red and green with some pen-flourishing; other initials are supplied in red or green.

Provenance: Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851), Catalogue (1847), no. 1331. Purchased for £5. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1847), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Z 1.3.

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