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Bod-Inc: B-299

Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

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

a4r [Gn–IV Rg.] Most books preceded by Jerome's preface; Ios also preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

q8r 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.

q8r [I–II Par.]

s5v [OrMan.]

s6r [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

t7v [III–IV Esr.]

x6v [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

z4r [Iob.] ‘Alius prologus in Iob'. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by an ‘argumentum' and Iob.

[et]4r [Ps (G).] ‘Liber hymnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.

A1r ‘Prologus' [to Prv]. Pref. no. 4; preceded by ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi presbyteri ad Chromatium et Heliodorum episcopos de libris Salomonis'.

A1r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

A1v [Prv.]

A8r Hieronymus: [Ecl.] ‘Prologus . . . in librum Ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.

B3r [Ct.]

B4r ‘Prologus in librum Sapientie'. Pref. no. 7.

B4r [Sap–Is.] Is preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

F5v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio in Hieremiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 8.

F5v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9; preceded by ‘Prologus'.

F5v [Ier–Lam.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

I2r [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch prophete'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.

I4v [Ez–Dn.]

M3r ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

M3r ‘Prologus in librum Osee prophete'. Pref. no. 12.

M3r [Os.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

M5v ‘Prologus in Johel prophetam'. Pref. no. 13.

M5v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15.

M5v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 16.

M5v [Ioel.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'. Pref. no. 14.

M6v ‘Prologus in Amos prophetam'. Pref. no. 17.

M6v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18.

M6v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

N1r [Am.]

N2v ‘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.

N2v [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

N3r ‘Prologus in Jonam prophetam'. Pref. no. 21.

N3r [Abd.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

N4r ‘Prologus in Micheam prophetam'. Pref. no. 23.

N4r [Mi.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

N5r ‘Prologus in Naum prophetam'. Pref. no. 24.

N5v [Na.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

N6r ‘Prologus in Abachuc prophetam'. Pref. no. 25.

N6v [Hab.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

N7r ‘Prologus in Sophoniam prophetam'. Pref. no. 26.

N7v [So]. Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

N8r ‘Prologus in Aggeum prophetam'. Pref. no. 27.

N8v [Agg.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

O1r ‘Prologus in Zachariam prophetam'. Pref. no. 28.

O1r [Za.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

O3v ‘Prologus in Malachiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 29.

O4r [Mal.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

O4v Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31.

O4v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 32, followed by I–II Mcc.

Q8r ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quattuor euangelistas'.

Q8v ‘Prologus in Mattheum'. Pref. no. 35.

Q8v ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Mattheum'. Pref. no. 34.

R1r ‘Registrum in euangelium Matthei'.

R1v [Mt.]

S5r Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36.

S5v ‘Registrum in euangelium Marci'.

S6r [Mc.]

T6r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37.

T6r ‘Registrum in Lucam'.

T6v [Lc.]

X5v ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38.

X5v ‘Registrum in euangelium Johannis'.

X6r [Io.]

Y6r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

Y6v ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.

Z1r ‘Capitulatio siue registrum epistole Pauli ad Rhomanos'. Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Z1r [Rm.]

Z5r ‘Prologus in epistolam primam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 40.

Z5v ‘Capitulatio epistole ad Corinthios'. Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Z5v [I Cor.]

Aa3v ‘Prologus in secundam epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 41.

Aa4r ‘Capitulatio epistole secunde ad Corinthios'. Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Aa4r [II Cor.]

Aa6v ‘Capitulatio epistole ad Galathas'. Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Aa7r [Gal.]

Aa8r ‘Capitulatio epistole ad Ephesios'. Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Aa8r [Eph.]

Bb1v [Phil–Phlm.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Cc1v ‘Registrum epistole ad Hebreos'. Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Cc2r [Hbr.]

Cc5r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42.

Cc5r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43.

Cc5v ‘Registrum in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 43, followed by Act.

Ee4v ‘Prologus in septem epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by ‘argumentum'.

Ee4v [Iac–Iud.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Ff1v [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus in Apocalypsim beati Johannis apostoli'. Pref. no. 49.

Ff2r [Apc.] ‘Alius prologus in Apocalypsim'. Pref. no. 50.

Ff2r ‘Capitulatio in librum Apocalypsis'. Preceded by an ‘argumentum' and followed by Apc.

Ff7v [Colophon.]

Ff8r ‘Translatores seu interpretes Biblie'. Pref. no. 53.

Ff8v ‘Quatuor sunt modi seu regule exponendi Sacram Scripturam'. Pref. no. 54.

Gg1r [Capitulare lectionum et evangeliorum.] Pref. no. 57.

Gg6v [Verse.] Pref. no. 62.

2a2r [Langton, Stephen]: ‘Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum'. Pref. no. 65.


Imprint: Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, 9 Jan. 1491. Folio.


Collation: a–h8 i6 k–m8 n6 o8 p6 q8 r6 ſ8 s6 t8 u6 x8 y6 z8 [et]6 [con] A–G8 H6 I–L8 M6 N O8 P6 Q8 R–U6 X8 Y Z6 Aa8 Bb–Dd6 Ee–Ff8 Gg6 2a6 b c8.


ISTC: ib00591000

GW: GW 4268;

Hain: HC *3111;

Goff: Goff B‑591;


Proctor: Pr 7679;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑465; Sack, Freiburg, 645; Sheppard 2482.

LCN: 13907558


Copy number: B-299(1)

Without the marginalia on a2 and a7; see GW Anm.

Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf; single gilt fillets form a frame; gilt fillets on the spine; marbled edges and marbled pastedowns; endleaves watermarked with a unicorn rampant and an orb in a boat, with the inscription: ‘PARMET'; countermark ‘E' with a crown on its side.

Size: 308 × 220 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 295 × 196 mm.

Early marginal notes, occasionally cropped. On a1r verses added in a fifteenth-century hand: ‘Biblia quem retinet sequitur sic metricus ordo. | Generat Exodus Leui. Numer[i] quoque Deutro.; | Iosue, Iudicum, Ruth, Reges et Paralipon'.

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

Provenance: Joseph Niesert (1766-1841); inscription dated 1817; see sale (1843), lot 33. Purchased for £1. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1843), 6.

SHELFMARK: Bib. Lat. 1491 c.3.

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