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Bod-Inc: B-303

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'.

p7v 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.

p7v [I–II Par.]

s4r [OrMan.]

s4v [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface; II Esr entitled ‘Liber Neemie'.

t4r [III–IV Esr.] III Esr entitled ‘II Esr' and IV Esr ‘III Esr' in this edition.

x2r [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

y6r [Iob.] ‘Alius prologus in Iob'. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by an ‘argumentum' and Iob.

z6r [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.]

A7r Hieronymus: [Ecl.] ‘Prologus . . . in librum Ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.

B1v [Ct.]

F5v ‘Prologus in librum Sapientie.’ Pref. no. 7.

B2v [Sap–Is.] Is preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

F2r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio in Hieremiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 8.

F2v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9; preceded by ‘Prologus'.

F2v [Ier–Lam.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

I1v [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch prophete'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.

I3v [Ez–Dn.]

L3v ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

L3v ‘Prologus in librum Osee prophete'. Pref. no. 12.

L3v [Os.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

L6r ‘Prologus in Johel prophetam'. Pref. no. 13.

L6r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15.

L6r [Ioel.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 14).

L7r ‘Prologus in Amos prophetam'. Pref. no. 17.

L7r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18.

L7r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

L7r [Am.]

M1r ‘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.

M1r [Abd.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

M1r ‘Prologus in Jonam prophetam'. Pref. no. 21.

M1v [Abd.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

M2r ‘Prologus in Micheam prophetam'. Pref. no. 23.

M2r [Mi.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

M3v ‘Prologus in Naum prophetam'. Pref. no. 24.

M3v [Na.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

M4r ‘Prologus in Abachuc prophetam'. Pref. no. 25.

M4v [Hab.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

M5r ‘Prologus in Sophoniam prophetam'. Pref. no. 26.

M5v [So]. Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

M6r ‘Prologus in Aggeum prophetam'. Pref. no. 27.

M6r [Agg.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

M6v ‘Prologus in Zachariam prophetam'. Pref. no. 28.

M7r [Za.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

N1v ‘Prologus in Malachiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 29.

N1v [Mal.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

N2v Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31.

N2v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 32, followed by I–II Mcc.

P2v ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quattuor euangelistas'.

P3r ‘Prologus in Matheum'. Pref. no. 35.

P3v ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Matheum'. Pref. no. 34.

P3v ‘Registrum in euangelium Mathei'.

P4r [Mt.]

Q6v Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36.

Q6v ‘Registrum in euangelium Marci'.

Q7r [Mc.]

R5r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37.

R5v ‘Registrum in Lucam'.

R6v [Lc.] Verses 1-4 here called ‘Prohemium'.

S8v ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38.

T1r ‘Registrum in euangelium Johannis'.

T1v [Io.]

U1r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

U1v ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.

U2r [Rm.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

U6r ‘Prologus in primam epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 40.

U6r [I Cor.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

X2r ‘Prologus in secundam epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 41.

X2r [II Cor.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

X5r [Gal–Hbr.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Z1v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42.

Z1v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43, followed by Act.

Q’5r ‘Prologus in septem epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44.

Q’5r [Iac–Iud.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Q'’2r [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus in Apocalipsim beati Johannis apostoli'. Pref. no. 49.

Q'’2v [Apc.] ‘Alius prologus in Apocalipsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by an ‘argumentum' and Apc.

Q'’7v ‘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); in other editions 14 hexameters only.

Q'’7v [Poem in praise of the book.] Pref. no. 60.


Imprint: [Nuremberg: Caspar Hochfeder, not after 1493]. Folio.


Collation: a–z [et] [con] A–E8 F6 G8 H6 I8 Kk6 K–Z Q' Q'’8.


ISTC: ib00595000

GW: GW 4272;

Hain: HC *3048;

Goff: Goff B‑595;

BMC: BMC II 475;

Proctor: Pr 2301;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑470; Sheppard 1661-3.

LCN: 13909745


Copy number: B-303(1)

Binding: Sixteenth-century German (Augsburg: Friedrich Ziegler) blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; two clasps lost. On both covers fillets form a triple frame. The inner rectangle and outer frame are filled with crocketed cresting. In the inner frame a roll with portrait medallions and coats of arms, one of them lettered ‘F.Z.'; in the middle frame, a roll with four panels showing the crucifixion, the serpent of brass, Adam and Eve, and the resurrected Christ; for the rolls see Haebler, Rollen- und Plattenstempel I 510, nos 1, 2, and Weale–Taylor no. 184.

Size: 300 × 215 × 80 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 192 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes and German glosses. Note dated 1548 on U2r; numerous interlinear and marginal glosses on the following leaves.

On a2r a Nuremberg-style initial is supplied in azure on a burnished gold ground, the gilt with punch-dotting, the azure initial with foliate scrolling, within a segmented frame of red and pale green, and with a foliate extension into the inner margin including gold dotting; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Augsburg, Bavaria, Augustinian Canons, S. Georgius; on a1r an inscription: ‘S. Georgij Augustæ'; on a2r an inscription: ‘Bibliothecæ S: Georgij Augustæ'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; on front pastedown, ‘Dpl' and pencil number 3109n. Possibly the copy purchased for £0. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1852), 10.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Bib. Lat. 1478 d.1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. V 3.9.

Copy number: B-303(2)

Wanting a1 (the title-page).

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; bound for the Bodleian Library; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 300 × 210 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 196 mm.

On the front endleaf, notes on important church events between the years 213 and 1475 in a sixteenth/seventeenth-century hand. Occasional early marginal notes and a few longer excerpts.

On a2r an initial is supplied in red on a burnished gold ground, the gilt with punch-dotting, the red initial with foliate scrolling, within a segmented frame of blue and pale green; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; red capital strokes.

Provenance: Robert Johnson (sixteenth century); on t1v an inscription: ‘Robert Jhonson is the true owner of this Latin bible, witnes Jhon Williams with many other [ ]e[ ] Benedictus [ ]' in a sixteenth-century hand. Possibly the copy purchased for £0. 12. 6 (if not the one above); see Books Purchased (1852), 10.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: Bib. Lat. 1478 d.2; L.3.10 Jur.

SHELFMARK: Auct. V 3.10.

Copy number: B-303(3)

Wanting f4.5.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 300 × 215 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 197 mm.

A few early marginal notes.

On a1r in an early hand, six lines of AH 15,22, incipit: ‘Salue festa dies que volnera nostra coerces', also Walther, Initia, 17100. On Q'’7v a rubricator's signature ‘1496 .S.V'.

On a2r an initial is supplied in blue with some red; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue, some in interlocked red and blue; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Kirchdorf near Villingen, Bavaria; on a2r an inscription: ‘Co[mmun]it[at]i Cler[icorum] Saecu[larium] in co[mmun]e viv[entium] Kirchdorffij'. Joseph Niesert (1766-1841); inscription on a1r dated 1817; see sale (1843), lots 28-9; purchased by Thomas Rodd, according to a note by Bandinel in the Bodleian copy of the sale catalogue. Purchased for £1. 12. 6; see Books Purchased (1843), 6.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Bib. Lat. 1478 d.3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. V 3.11.

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