Biblia: Novum Testamentum
Analysis of Content
a2r [Preface.] Incipit: ‘Conclamant omnes quemlibet fidelem qui se litteras nosse profitetur . . .
a2r ‘Epistola beati Hieronimi ad Damasum Papam in quattuor Euangelia'.
a3v [Mt.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.
d1r ‘Prologus' [to Mc]. Pref. no. 36.
e8v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Lc]. Pref. no. 37.
f1r [Lc.] Verses 1-4 here called ‘Prohemium'.
i2v ‘Prologus' [to Io]. Pref. no. 38.
l7r ‘Prologus' [to Rm]. Pref. no. 39, preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronimi in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.
l8r [Rm–Hbr.] Each letter preceded by ‘argumentum', which, in some cases, is entitled ‘Prologus'.
s5r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Act]. Pref. no. 42.
x6r ‘Prologus' [to Canonical Epistles]. Pref. no. 44.
x6v [Iac–Iud.] Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.
z1v ‘Prologus [to Apc].’ Pref. no. 50. Preface ascribed to Hieronymus in this edition.
aa6r Haymo, Episcopus Halberstatensis: ‘Prologus'. PL CXVIII 817-20.
aa6r Haymo, Episcopus Halberstatensis: De Christianarum rerum memoria. [Also known as Historiae sacrae epitome.] PL CXVIII 819-74. Epitome of Eusebius, Historia ecclesiastica.
ee4v [Explicit, giving details of the history of the work]. Incipit: ‘Explicit Haymo de Christianarum rerum memoria, qui quod Eusebius prolixe facunde tamen . . .’
Imprint: [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, after 1476]. 4°.
Remarks: Dated as HPT.
Collation: a10 b–z aa–cc8 dd ee6.
Remarks: Leaf a2 unsigned, a3 signed a2, a4 a3, etc.
Types: Type: Only dated use of type 79 G [P.5].
Hain: HC 8410 = C 5769;
BMC: BMC IX 157;
Proctor: Pr 6780;
Others: Campbell–Kronenberg 1645; HPT II 501; ILC 397; Polain 1844; Sheppard 7143.
Copy number: B-313(1)
Wanting the blank leaf a1.
Without the unsigned gathering of four leaves containing a table of rubrics (as Polain).
Binding: Nineteenth-century English brown morocco, with gilt-edged leaves, stamped with the monogram and motto (`Deus alit me') on the upper cover, and arms on the lower cover (on a fess sable between three ravens as many crescents, in chief a spear head), of Revd T. Williams; see Denis Woodfield, An Ordinary of British Armorial Bookbindings in the Clements Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 1958), 45. Bound by Charles Lewis (1786-1836); label on front endleaf, ‘Bound by C. Lewis. Duke St., St James'.
Size: 216 × 146 × 37 mm.
Size of leaf: 208 × 138 mm.
On a2r a five-line initial ‘B' is supplied in red, with pen-work infill and decoration in reserved white and green, and with foliate extensions into the margins and guttering in red and green. Other initials are supplied in red, occasionally with red pen-work infill. Paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capital strokes and underlining in red.
Provenance: Note of ownership(?) on a2r; washed out. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843); book-plate with handwritten shelfmark ‘R.e.5': see Lee, Royal Bookplates, 40-1 no. 23; not identified in sale catalogue. Revd Theodore Williams (1785-1875); binding stamps, as above; not identified in sale catalogue. Purchased for £2. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1844), 46.
SHELFMARK: Auct. M inf. 1.6.
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