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Biblia Latina


Analysis of Content

[*1r] ‘Sanctus Hieronimus interpres biblie'. Incipit: ‘Simachus atque Theodotion vel septuaginta | Addo aquilam et quorum nomina lata patent'; 4 elegaic distichs.

[*2r] Brunus, Gabriel: Tabula alphabetica. Revised version. Pref. no. 52.

[*6r] ‘Ad diuinarum litterarum verarumque diuitiarum amatores exhortatio'. Pref. no. 64.

[*6r] ‘Librorum ordo'. Pref. no. 61b.

[*6v] ‘Summarium'. Incipit: ‘Librorum totius Sacre Scripture in Biblia conprehense . . .’

a1r Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Paulinum presbyterum de omnibus diuine historie libris'. Pref. no. 1.

a3r [Gn–IV Rg.] Most books preceded by Jerome's preface; Ios also preceded by an ‘argumentum'; chapters preceded by ‘C.S.' throughout (casus summarii).

aa3r 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.

aa3r [I–II Par.]

ee3r [OrMan.]

ee3r [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

ff6r [III–IV Esr.]

hh8v [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

kk6r [Iob.] ‘Alius prologus in Iob secundum hebraicum'. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by an ‘argumentum' and Iob.

mm1v [Ps (G).] ‘Liber hymnorum soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.

pp2r ‘Prologus' [to Prv]. Pref. no. 4; preceded by ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi presbyteri ad Chromatium et Heliodorum episcopos de libris Salomonis'.

pp2v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

pp2v [Prv.]

qq4v Hieronymus: [Ecl.] ‘Prologus . . . in librum Ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.

qq7v [Ct.]

qq8v ‘Prologus in librum Sapientie'. Pref. no. 7.

qq8v [Sap–Is.] Is preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

yy2r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio in Hieremiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 8.

yy2r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9. Preceded by ‘Prologus'.

yy2r [Ier–Lam.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

B4v [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch prophete'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.

B7r [Ez–Dn.]

F2v ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

F2v ‘Prologus in librum Osee prophete'. Pref. no. 12.

F2v [Os.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

F5v ‘Prologus in Johel prophetam'. Pref. no. 13.

F5v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15.

F5v ‘Item alius prologus'. Pref. no. 16.

F5v [Ioel.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum' (pref. no. 14).

F6v ‘Prologus in Amos prophetam'. Pref. no. 17.

F6v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 18.

G1r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

G1r [Am.]

G3r ‘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.

G3r [Abd.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

G3v ‘Prologus in Jonam prophetam'. Pref. no. 21.

G3v [Abd.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

G4v ‘Prologus in Micheam prophetam'. Pref. no. 23.

G4v [Mi.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

G6r ‘Prologus in Naum prophetam'. Pref. no. 24.

G6v [Na.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

G7r ‘Prologus in Abacuc prophetam'. Pref. no. 25.

G7v [Hab.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

G8v ‘Prologus in Sophoniam prophetam'. Pref. no. 26.

G8v [So]. Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

H1v ‘Prologus in Aggeum prophetam'. Pref. no. 27.

H1v [Agg.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

H2r ‘Prologus in Zachariam prophetam'. Pref. no. 28.

H2v [Za.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

H5v ‘Prologus in Malachiam prophetam'. Pref. no. 29.

H5v [Mal.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

H6v Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31.

H6v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 32, followed by I–II Mcc.

L6v ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quattuor euangelistas'.

L7r ‘Prologus in Mattheum'. Pref. no. 35.

L7r ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Mattheum'. Pref. no. 34.

L7r [Mt.]

N3r Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36.

N3r [Mc.]

O2v Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37.

O2v [Lc.]

P7r ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38.

P7r [Io.]

Q8v Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

R1r ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.

R1r [Rm.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

R6r ‘Prologus in epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 40.

R6r [I Cor.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

S3r ‘Prologus in secundam epistolam ad Corinthios'. Pref. no. 41.

S3r [II Cor.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

S6r [Gal–Hbr.] Each letter is preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

V4r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42.

V4r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43, followed by Act.

X7v ‘Prologus in septem epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44.

X8r [Iac–Iud.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

Y5v [Gilbertus Pictaviensis]: ‘Prologus in Apocalypsim beati Johannis apostoli'. Pref. no. 49.

Y5v [Apc.] ‘Alius prologus in Apocalypsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by an ‘argumentum' and Apc.

Z5v [Colophon.]

2a1r [Langton, Stephen]: ‘Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum'. Pref. no. 65.


Imprint: Strasbourg: [Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger], 26 Apr. 1497. Folio.


Collation: [*8] a–z aa–gg6 hh–kk8 ll6 mm8 nn–pp6 qq8 rr6 ss8 tt6 vv xx8 yy6 zz8 A6 B C8 D6 E8 F6 G8 H I6 K–X8 Y Z6 2a b10. The first gathering is numbered but not signed.

Illustrations: On [*1r] a woodcut depicting Jerome.


ISTC: ib00600000

GW: GW 4277;

Hain: HC *3122; R 837;

Goff: Goff B‑600;

BMC: BMC I 111;

Proctor: Pr 479;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑476; Hillard 398; Sack, Freiburg, 654; Schramm XX p. 22; Schreiber V 3471; Sheppard 386-7.

LCN: 13909624


Copy number: B-308(1)

Binding: Sixteenth-century German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; two clasps lost. On both covers fillets form two concentric frames. In the inner rectangle an ornamental centre-piece and corner-pieces; in the frames a floral roll and a cresting roll.

Size: 310 × 225 × 95 mm.

Size of leaf: 296 × 196 mm.

Copious early marginal notes in Latin.

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

Provenance: Purchased, together with five other editions of the Bible, for £12. 3. 6; see Books Purchased (1841), 5.

SHELFMARK: Bib. Lat. 1497 c.1.

Copy number: B-308(2)

Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled sheep.

Size: 307 × 225 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 295 × 199 mm.

Early marginal notes in various hands.

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

Provenance: Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘C.e.11': see Lee, Royal Bookplates, 40-1 no. 23; sale, pt I, lot 929. Purchased for £1. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1844), 6.

SHELFMARK: Bib. Lat. 1497 c.2.

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