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Bod-Inc: B-307

Biblia Latina (ed. Petrusevangelus de Monte Ulmi and Gregorius Britannicus).


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

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

A9v [First colophon, dated 29 Dec. 1496].

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

A10v ‘Modi intelligendi sacram scripturam'. Includes verse ‘Littera gesta docet'. See pref. nos 54-5

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

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

t6r ‘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.

t6v [I–II Par.]

aa7v [OrMan.]

aa8r [I–II Esr.] II Esr here entitled ‘Neemias'.

cc1v [III–IV Esr.]

ee2r [Tb–Est.]

ff8r ‘Alius prologus' [to Iob]. Pref. no. 3; preceded by ‘Prologus in Iob'.

ff8v [Iob–Ps (G)]. Iob preceded by an ‘argumentum'. Ps (G) preceded by the first of Jerome's prologues only.

ll2v ‘Prologus' [to Prv]. Pref. no. 4; preceded by ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi presbiteri ad Chromatium et Heliodorum episcopos, de libris Salomonis'.

ll3r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

ll3r [Prv.]

mm3v ‘Prologus' [to Ecl]. Pref. no. 6.

mm3v [Ecl–Ct.]

mm8r ‘Prologus' [to Sap]. Pref. no. 7.

mm8v [Sap–Is.] Is preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

rr10r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Ier]. Pref. no. 8.

rr10v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9. Preceded by Jerome's ‘Prologus'.

rr10v [Ier–Lam.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

xx1v ‘Prefatio' [to Bar]. Pref. no. 10.

xx1v [Bar–Dn.]

[et et]8r ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

[et et]8v ‘Prologus' [to Os]. Pref. no. 12.

[et et]8v [Os.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

[con con]3v ‘Prologus' [to Ioel]. Pref. no. 13.

[con con]3v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15.

[con con]3v [Ioel.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 14).

[con con]4v ‘Prologus' [to Am]. Pref. no. 17.

[con con]5r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18; in other editions entitled ‘Argumentum'.

[con con]5r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

[con con]5r [Am.]

[con con]7r ‘Prologus' [to Abd]. Pref. no. 20.

[con con]7v [Abd.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

[con con]8r ‘Prologus' [to Ion]. Pref. no. 21.

[con con]8r [Abd.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

[con con]8v ‘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.

2A7v [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.

E2v [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 preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

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

O2r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43.

O2r [Act.]

P7v ‘Prologus' [to Canonical Epistles]. Pref. no. 44.

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

Q5v [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus' [to Apc]. Pref. no. 49.

Q6r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 50.

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

Q12v [Extended second colophon, in honour of the book, naming Petrusevangelus de Monte Ulmi and Gregorius Britannicus as editors, and dated 7 Sept. 1496]. Incipit: ‘Laus, honor et sempiterna gloria deo patri omnipotenti . . .’ On the date in this colophon see BMC VII 978.

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


Imprint: Brescia: Angelus and Jacobus Britannicus, 29 Dec. 1496. 8°.

Remarks: Sheppard records as 4° and 8°.


Collation: A10 a–x aa–qq8 rr10 ss–zz [et et] [con con] 2A–P8 Q12 1-48 510.


ISTC: ib00599000

GW: GW 4276;

Hain: HC *3119;

Goff: Goff B‑599;


Proctor: Pr 6993;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑475; Copinger, Incunabula Biblica, 106; Darlow–Moule 914; Quentin 83; Rhodes 357; Sheppard 5789; Veneziani, Brescia, 119.

LCN: 13909722


Copy number: B-307(1)

Wanting gathering1 A and leaves 59-10, the last being blank.

Binding: Parchment, with details of imprint on spine in black ink.

Size: 165 × 125 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 159 × 112 mm.

Provenance: Deleted inscription on a1r, now unread. Antonius Todeschinus (sixteenth/seventeenth century); cancelled inscription on 58v. Joseph Niesert (1766-1841), 1809; inscription on a1r; label bearing sale number on spine. Purchased at his sale for £1. 0. 0: see sale catalogue (1843), lot 2735, and Books Purchased (1843), 6.

SHELFMARK: Bib. Lat. 1496 f.1.

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