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Bod-Inc: B-291

Biblia Latina


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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'.

s3v 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.

s4r [I–II Par.]

x4r [OrMan.]

x4v [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface; II Esr entitled ‘Liber Neemie'.

y6r [III–IV Esr.] III Esr entitled ‘II Esr' and IV Esr ‘III Esr' in this edition.

aa6r [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

cc4r [Iob.] ‘Alius prologus in Iob'. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by an ‘argumentum' and Iob.

A6r [Ps (G).] ‘Liber hymnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.

D4r ‘Prologus' [to Prv]. Pref. no. 4; preceded by ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi presbyteri ad Chromatium et Heliodorum episcopos de libris Salomonis'.

D4r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

D4v [Prv.]

E4v Hieronymus: [Ecl.] ‘Prologus . . . in librum Ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.

E7v [Ct.]

F1r ‘Prologus in librum Sapientie.’ Pref. no. 7.

F1v [Sap–Is.] Is preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

L2v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio in Hieremiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 8.

L3r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9; preceded by ‘Prologus'.

L3r [Ier–Lam.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

O2v [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch prophete.’ Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.

O5r [Ez–Dn.]

R8v ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

S1r ‘Prologus in librum Osee prophete.’ Pref. no. 12.

S1r [Os.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S4r ‘Prologus in Johel prophetam'. Pref. no. 13.

S4r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15.

S4r [Ioel.] Preceded by ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 14).

S5r ‘Prologus in Amos prophetam'. Pref. no. 17.

S5v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18.

S5v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

S5v [Am.]

S7v ‘Prologus in Abdiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 20. Here, the passage beginning ‘[H]ebrei hunc dicunt esse . . .' is not headed ‘Alius prologus', but forms part of this prologue.

S8r [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S8r ‘Prologus in Jonam prophetam'. Pref. no. 21.

S8v [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

T1r ‘Prologus in Micheam prophetam'. Pref. no. 23.

T1v [Mi.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

T3r ‘Prologus in Naum prophetam'. Pref. no. 24.

T3r [Na.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

T4r ‘Prologus in Abachuc prophetam'. Pref. no. 25.

T4v [Hab.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

T5v ‘Prologus in Sophoniam prophetam'. Pref. no. 26.

T5v [So]. Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

T6v ‘Prologus in Aggeum prophetam'. Pref. no. 27.

T7r [Agg.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

T7v ‘Prologus in Zachariam prophetam'. Pref. no. 28.

T8r [Za.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

U3r ‘Prologus in Malachiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 29.

U3v [Mal.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

U4v Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31.

U4v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 32, followed by I–II Mcc.

Z1v ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quattuor euangelistas'.

Z2r ‘Prologus in Mattheum'. Pref. no. 36.

Z2r ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Mattheum'. Pref. no. 34.

Z2v ‘Registrum in euangelium Matthei'.

Z3r [Mt.]

Aa7v Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36.

Aa7v ‘Registrum in euangelium Marci'.

Aa8r [Mc.]

Bb8r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37.

Bb8v ‘Registrum in Lucam'.

Cc1v [Lc.] Verses 1-4 here called ‘Prohemium'.

Dd7r ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38.

Dd7v ‘Registrum in euangelium Johannis'.

Dd8r [Io.]

Ff2r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

Ff2v ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.

Ff3r [Rm.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

Ff8v ‘Prologus in primam epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 40.

Ff8v [I Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

Gg5v ‘Prologus in secundam epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 41.

Gg6r [II Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

Hh1v [Gal–Hbr.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Ii7v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42.

Ii8r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43, followed by Act.

Ll5v ‘Prologus in septem epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by ‘argumentum'.

Ll6r [Iac–Iud.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Mm4r [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus in Apocalipsim beati Johannis apostoli'. Pref. no. 49.

Mm4v [Apc.] ‘Alius prologus in Apocalypsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by an ‘argumentum' and Apc.

Mm10v ‘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).

Mm10v [Poem in praise of the book.] Pref. no. 60.

Mm10v [Date ‘M.CCCC.LXXXVI'].

Nn1r [Capitulare lectionum et evangeliorum.] Pref. no. 57.

Nn8r [Verse.] Pref. no. 62.

ij1r [Langton, Stephen]: ‘Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum'. Pref. no. 65.


Imprint: [Basel: Johann Amerbach], 1486. Folio.


Collation: a b10 c–h8 i10 k8 l6 m–z aa–cc A B8 C10 D–Z Aa–Ll8 Mm10 Nn ij [2 38 410].


ISTC: ib00581000

GW: GW 4258;

Hain: HC *3094;

Goff: Goff B‑581;


Proctor: Pr 7571;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑455; Oates 2772; Rhodes 354; Sack, Freiburg, 638-9; Sheppard 2422.

LCN: 13910462


Copy number: B-291(1)

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and [410] and leaves [23-6] of the ‘Interpretationes'.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 320 × 240 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 304 × 207 mm.

Early marginal notes, some German glosses.

Principal initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue or in red or blue with pen-flourishing; other initials and paragraph marks supplied alternately in red and blue.

Provenance: Johannes Widman (fl. 1654); on a2r an inscription: ‘Adscribor Libris M. Johannis Widmanni Feurbaccensis Donatione Nobilissimæ Matronæ dominæ Annæ de Weiler nata(!) à Helwell Vid. Beysingæ. Mea, Jesus, Vita Vera, Fide. anno: 654(!)'. Purchased for £3. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1841), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M inf. 2.4.

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