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Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

A1v Brunus, Gabriel: ‘Tabula alphabetica'. Pref. no. 52.

A10r ‘Translatores Biblie'. Pref. no. 53.

A10v ‘Modi intelligendi sacram scripturam'. Pref. no. 54.

a1r Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Prologus in Bibliam'. Pref. no. 1.

a3v [Gn–IV Rg.] Ios preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

t5r ‘Alius prologus' [to I–II Par]. Pref. no. 2; preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronymi in librum Dabreiamin, qui est Paralypomenon'. Slight variation in the incipit of the first preface to I–II Par.

t5v [I–II Par.]

y6r [OrMan.]

y6v [I–II Esr.] II Esr here entitled ‘Neemias'.

z8v [III–IV Esr.]

bb8v [Tb–Est.]

dd6v ‘Alius prologus' [to Iob]. Pref. no. 3; preceded by ‘Prologus in Iob'.

dd-[7]r [Iob–Ps (G)]. Iob preceded by ‘argumentum'. Ps (G) preceded by the first of Jerome's prologues only.

ii1r ‘Prologus' [to Prv]. Pref. no. 4; preceded by ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi presbiteri ad Chromatium et Heliodorum episcopos, de libris Salomonis'.

ii1v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

ii1v [Prv.]

kk2r ‘Prologus' [to Ecl]. Pref. no. 6.

kk2r [Ecl–Ct.]

kk6v ‘Prologus' [to Sap]. Pref. no. 7.

kk6v [Sap–Is.] Is preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

pp8r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Ier]. Pref. no. 8.

pp8v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9; preceded by ‘Prologus'.

pp8v [Ier–Lam.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

ss8v ‘Prefatio' [to Bar]. Pref. no. 10.

ss8v [Bar–Dn.]

yy8r ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

yy8v ‘Prologus' [to Os]. Pref. no. 12.

yy8v [Os.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

zz3v ‘Prologus' [to Ioel]. Pref. no. 13.

zz3v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15.

zz3v [Ioel.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 14).

zz4v ‘Prologus' [to Am]. Pref. no. 17.

zz5r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18; in other editions entitled ‘argumentum'.

zz5r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

zz5r [Am.]

zz7r ‘Prologus' [to Abd]. Pref. no. 20.

zz7v [Abd.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

zz8r ‘Prologus' [to Ion]. Pref. no. 21.

zz8r [Abd.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

zz8v ‘Prologus' [to Mi]. Pref. no. 23.

2A1r [Mi.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

2A2v ‘Prologus' [to Na]. Pref. no. 24.

2A2v [Na.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

2A3v ‘Prologus' [to Hab]. Pref. no. 25.

2A4r [Hab.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

2A5r ‘Prologus' [to So]. Pref. no. 26.

2A5r [So.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

2A6r ‘Prologus' [to Agg]. Pref. no. 27.

2A6v [Agg.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

2A7r ‘Prologus' [to Za]. Pref. no. 28.

2A7r [Za.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

B2v ‘Prologus' [to Mal]. Pref. no. 29.

B2v [Mal.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

B3v Hieronymus: ‘Prologus' [to Mcc]. Pref. no. 31.

B3v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 32.

B4r [I–II Mcc.]

E1v ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quatuor Euangelia'.

E2r ‘Prologus' [to Mt]. Pref. no. 35.

E2r [Mt.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 34).

F6v ‘Prologus' [to Mc]. Pref. no. 36.

F6v [Mc.]

G6v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Lc]. Pref. no. 37.

G6v [Lc.] Verses 1-4 here called ‘Prohemium'.

I3v ‘Prologus' [to Io]. Pref. no. 38.

I4r [Io.]

K6r ‘Prologus' [to Rm]. Pref. no. 39; preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronymi in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

K6v [Rm.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

L3v ‘Prologus' [to I Cor]. Pref. no. 40.

L3v [I Cor.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

L8v ‘Prologus' [to II Cor]. Pref. no. 41.

M1r [II Cor.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

M4r [Gal–Hbr.] Each letter is preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

O2r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Act]. Pref. no. 42.

O2r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43.

O2r [Act.]

P7r ‘Prologus' [to Canonical Epistles]. Pref. no. 44.

P7v [Iac–Iud.] Each letter is preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Q5r [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus' [to Apc]. Pref. no. 49.

Q5v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 50.

Q6r [Apc.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Q12r [Extended colophon, in honour of the book, and naming Petrusevangelus de Monte Ulmi as editor]. Incipit: ‘Laus, honor et sempiterna gloria summo deo patri omnipotenti . . .’

11r [Langton, Stephen]: ‘Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum'. Pref. no. 65.


Imprint: Venice: Hieronymus de Paganinis, 7 Sept. 1492. 8°.


Collation: A10 a–z aa–zz 2A–P8 Q12 1-48 510.


ISTC: ib00594000

GW: GW 4271;

Hain: HC *3114 = H 3112 = 3113;

Goff: Goff B‑594;

BMC: BMC V 456;

Proctor: Pr 5464;

Others: Copinger, Incunabula Biblica, 95; Darlow–Moule 6087; Quentin 83; Sheppard 4257-9.

LCN: 13909659


Copy number: B-302(1)

For this copy see Coates–Jensen 248-9, no. 9. Bound in two volumes. The ‘Interpretationes nominum Hebraicorum' are bound at the end of vol. 1.

Binding: English sixteenth-century calf over boards with metal catches; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on the upper cover of each volume; rebacked. On both covers triple fillets form an outer frame, and an inner one in which is a floral roll (Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xl, roll no. 624). On the upper cover the inner rectangle contains the Bodleian Library stamp, on the lower, four small fleurs-de-lys (Ker, Pastedowns, pl. xiii, ornament 47), forming a lozenge.

Size: Both volumes: 172 × 120 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: Both volumes: 164 × 107 mm.

In both volumes, parchment pastedowns from a fourteenth/fifteenth-century theological manuscript, perhaps containing sermons: see Ker, Pastedowns, 825b.

Marginal notes, some in the hand of George London (see below). Also in London's hand, on 510r of vol. 1: ‘Si tibi deficiunt medici, medici tibi fiant | Hec tua mens leta requies bona dieta'. Also on verso of back endleaf, again in London's hand: ‘He desyereth you in your iiii | sermondes that you shall | with gode grace make at brayls(?) | to [ ]che | prayer for the dead | prayer to Saynte | worshippynge of images | and that priests shall live chast'. On the back endleaf of vol. 2, a faulty elegiac distich in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand: ‘Quisquis amat dictis absentum rodere vitam | Homo mensam indignam noverit esse sibi'; with an English translation: ‘He <Whoosoe ever> doth love with hys wordis, to reprove <reprehende> the lyew of those thatt bee absent he ys not worthy att any honest mannis table to bee present. Let hym know that att thys table he ys not worthy to bee present.' On endleaves of both volumes, copious notes relating to passages of the Bible, in an unidentified sixteenth/seventeenth-century(?) hand, which also provided marginal annotations; both in the margins and in the endnotes are references to Domingo de Soto, De natura et gratia, which first appeared in Paris in 1549.

Initials and occasional paragraph marks are supplied in red. Occasional capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Thomas Warren (sixteenth century); signature on1 A1r of vol. 1, and on the front endleaf of vol. 2. The identification of owners with an Oxford background is supported by the evidence of the binding. George London [Lund] (1503-post 1560); inscription on 510r of vol. 1: ‘Ad Georgium Lundu[m] attinet iste liber'. Acquired by 1602: see James, ‘Catalogus' (1602), fol. 27v; James, Catalogus (1605), 21.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: 8° B 13 Th.; 8° B 14 Th.

SHELFMARK: Auct. M inf. 1.14,15.

Copy number: B-302(2)

Wanting gathering1 A, containing title-leaf and table, also ff3.6 and qq8.

Owing to an error of imposition of the inner forme of gathering pp, the text appears in the order: pp1r,3v,4r,2v,3r,1v,2r,4v,5r,7v,8r,6v,7r,5v,6r,8v.

Binding: Early sixteenth-century, English blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with remains of metal catch; rebacked. On the upper cover triple fillets form a double frame. In the inner rectangle, a panel stamp of the Tudor rose, surrounded by a garland, inscribed: ‘Hec rosa virtutis de celo missa sereno Eternum florens regia sceptra feret', and supported on each side by an angel; in the upper left-hand corner is the sun, a shield with a cross and stars in the upper right-hand corner, the moon, a shield bearing the arms of the City of London, and stars. Below, the binder's mark and initials ‘HI': see Oldham, Blind Panels, 34-5 and pl. xxxix, RO 15, and Weale R 108. On the lower cover panel stamp of an escutcheon bearing quarterly 1 and 4 the arms of France, and 2 and 3 the arms of England, ensigned with a royal crown, and supported by a dragon and a greyhound; in the upper left-hand corner, is the sun, a shield with a cross and stars, in the head right-hand corner, the moon, a shield bearing the arms of the City of London, and stars. Below, the initials ‘HI': see Oldham, Blind Panels, 25 and pl. xxi, HE 24; Weale R 107, and G. D. Hobson, Blind-stamped Panels in the English Book-trade, c.1485-1555, Supplement to The Bibliographical Society's Transactions, 17 (London, 1944), 39. The lower cover detached.

Size: 177 × 125 × 67 mm.

Size of leaf: 166 × 108 mm.

Copious early marginal notes, some in English. Also pen-trials.

On a1r an 11-line initial ‘F' is supplied in blue, with reserved white decoration; other initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: Given the early marginal notes in English and the date of the binding, the book has presumably been in England since the early years of the sixteenth century. Purchased for £1. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1851), 8.

SHELFMARK: Bib. Lat. 1492 f.1.

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