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Bod-Inc: B-293

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'. Slight variations 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 starting ‘[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 [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

R8r ‘Prologus in Micheam 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.

2a1v ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quattuor euangelistas'.

2a2r ‘Prologus in Mattheum'. Pref. no. 35.

2a2r ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Mattheum'. Pref. no. 34.

2a2v ‘Registrum in euangelium Matthei'.

2a3r [Mt.]

2b6r Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36.

2b6v ‘Registrum in euangelium Marci'.

2b7r [Mc.]

2c5r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37.

2c5v ‘Registrum in Lucam'.

2c6v [Lc.] Verses 1-4 here called ‘Prohemium'.

2d10v ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38.

2d10v ‘Registrum in euangelium Johannis'.

2e1r [Io.]

2f1v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

2f2r ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.

2f2v [Rm.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

2f7v ‘Prologus in primam epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 40.

2f7v [I Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

2g2v ‘Prologus in secundam epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 41.

2g3r [II Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

2g6v [Gal–Hbr.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

2i1r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42.

2i1v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43, followed by Act.

2k5r ‘Prologus in septem epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by ‘argumentum'.

2k5v [Iac–Iud.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

2l1v [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus in Apocalypsim beati Johannis apostoli'. Pref. no. 49.

2l2r [Apc.] ‘Alius prologus in Apocalypsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by an ‘argumentum' and Apc.

2l8v ‘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).

2l8v [Poem in praise of the book.] Pref. no. 60.

2l8v [Date ‘M.CCCC.LXXXVI'].

2m1r [Capitulare lectionum et evangeliorum.] Pref. no. 57.

2m8r [Verse.] Pref. no. 62.


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Johann Prüss], 1486. Folio.


Collation: a–y A–T10 U12 2a–k10 l m8.


ISTC: ib00583000

GW: GW 4260;

Hain: HC *3095;

Goff: Goff B‑583;

BMC: BMC I 119;

Proctor: Pr 518;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑457; Oates 206; Sack, Freiburg, 641; Sheppard 410.

LCN: 13907457


Copy number: B-293(1)

Bound in two volumes (Gn–Ps; Prv–Apc).

Binding: Bound uniformly in contemporary German (Hildesheim, St Godehard; Schwenke–Schunke–Rabenau 120) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two metal clasps on each volume, one of which on volume 1 is partly lost; leather index tabs; rebacked. On both covers triple fillets form a frame; the inner rectangle is divided by double fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments. In the compartments six different lozenge-shaped stamps: a small and a larger eagle, a fleur-de-lis, a pair of facing lions and a floral ornament. In the frame, five round stamps: stamps lettered ‘ihs' and ‘mar' (Schwenke–Schunke 282 no. 119 and 287 no. 242: Hildesheim, Godehard), a Virgin and Child (Schwenke–Schunke 198 no. 30: Hildesheim, Godehard), emblems of the Passion (arma Christi; Schwenke–Schunke 81 no. 19: Hildesheim, Godehard) and a lamb and flag (Schwenke–Schunke 154 no. 78: Hildesheim, Godehard). Additional stamps on volume 2 are round symbols of the Evangelists and a lozenge-shaped stamp with a heart.

Size: 330 × 225 × 65 and 322 × 225 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 312 × 211 mm.

Parchment pastedowns in vol. 2.

Early marginal notes. On front pastedown of vol. 2, ‘No. 8311.’

On a5r a 15-line initial is supplied in blue with white highlighting within a frame of red and gold; a floral border in the outer margin supplied in blue, red, and green. On E1r a floral border is supplied in brown and green. Principal initials are supplied in blue with pen-flourishing in red and green and occasionally in red with pen-flourishing in violet. Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Inscription on a2r: ‘F. Rolfers(?) 1824'. Purchased from Abraham Asher & Co. for £3. 3. 0: see Library Bills (1856-8), no. 84, item 2; Books Purchased (1856), 8.

SHELFMARK: Bib. Lat. 1486 c.1,2.

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