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Biblia Latina cum glossa ordinaria


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Volume 1.

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘Ad intelligentiam ordinis et signorum huius sacrosancti libri sciendum est . . .’

a2r Gadolus, Bernardinus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Tedeschini-Piccolomini, Cardinal of Siena. Incipit: ‘[S]unt complures animi, colendissime pater, quibus vehementissime concupiui . . .’ Dated Venice, 28 Jan. 1495.

a2r [Gadolus, Bernardinus]: ‘De libris Biblie canonicis et non canonicis'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia sunt multi qui ex eo . . .’ Karlfried Froehlich, ‘The Printed Gloss', in Froehlich and Gibson, Biblia latina cum glossa ordinaria, pp. xvi–xvii, at p. xvii gives incipit as ‘Quoniam plerique', as in PL CXIII 19-24.

a2v [Gadolus, Bernardinus(?)]: ‘Translatores Biblie'. The editor of this edition was Bernardinus Gadolus, as mentioned in the letter above to the Cardinal of Siena and in the colophon. According to the printing privilege granted to Paganinus de Paganinis on 20 Sept. 1492 Eusebius [Osornus] Spagnolus and Secundus Contarenus acted as co-editors; see Fulin no. 9. Pref. no. 53.

a3r Nicolaus de Lyra: ‘Prologus primus'. PL CXIII 25-30. See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 5829 and Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 159.

a3v Nicolaus de Lyra: ‘Prologus secundus'. PL CXIII 29-34. See Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 159.

a4r Guilelmus Brito: ‘Expositio . . . super epistolas Sancti Hieronymi'. Incipit: ‘  “[F]rater Ambrosius,” etc. Ad euidentiam huius epistole quam scribit Hieronymus ad Paulinum presbyterum . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 2824.

a4v Guilelmus Brito: [Postils on prologue of Hieronymus.] Incipit: ‘  “[F]rater Ambrosius”, etc. Istam litteram inueni in epistolis Hieronymi . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 2824.

a4v Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus the priest [ep. 53]. ‘Prologus in Bibliam'. Pref. no. 1.

b4r [Prologue to Pentateuch.] ‘Prefatio . . . in Pentateuchum'.

b4r Guilelmus Brito: ‘Expositio . . . in prologum . . . in Pentateuchum'. Edited by Bernardinus Gadolus. Incipit: ‘  “[D]esiderii mei”. Istam epistolam scripsit Hieronymus . . .’ See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 2825.

b6r [Walafrid Strabo pseudo-: Glossa ordinaria: marginalis. Gn–Apc]. PL CXIII 61-1316, CXIV 10-752. See Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 1178.1-36.

c1r Nicolaus de Lyra: [Postilla litteralis. Gn–Apc]. Incipit: ‘  “[I]n principio”. Omissis diuissionibus curiosis, accipio illam que magis . . .’ On the printed editions of Nicolaus' Postils, see Gosselin; also Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 157-75. On Nicolaus' use of Rashi, see Herman Hailperin, Rashi and the Christian Scholars (Pittsburgh, 1963), esp. 137-246. Commentary surrounds text in each book.

c1r [Gn–IV Rg.] Ios preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

c1r [Anselmus Laudunensis pseudo-: Glossa ordinaria: interlinearis. Gn–Apc]. Incipit: ‘Temporis, vel ante cetera, vel in filio suo . . .’

[et et]5v ‘Alius prologus' [to I–II Par]. Preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronymi in librum Dabreiamin, qui est Paralypomenon'. Slight variation in the incipit of the first preface to I–II Par.

[et et]7r [I–II Par.]

ccc4v [OrMan.]

ccc6r [I–II Esr.] II Esr entitled ‘Neemias' in this edition.

fff4r [III–IV Esr.] III Esr entitled ‘II Esr' in this edition.

hhh1v [Tb–Est.]

Volume 2.

lll1r ‘Primus prologus' [to Iob]. [Also known as Alius prologus.] Pref. no. 3, unusually followed, rather than preceded, by ‘Prologus in Job'.

lll3r [Iob–Ps (G)]. Iob preceded by an ‘argumentum'. Ps (G) preceded by the first of Jerome's prologues only.

I2v ‘Prologus' [to Prv]. Pref. no. 4; preceded by ‘Epistola sancti Hieronymi presbiteri ad Chromatium et Heliodorum episcopos, de libris Salomonis'.

I2v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 5.

I3r [Prv.]

M5r ‘Prologus' [to Ecl]. Pref. no. 6.

M5r [Ecl–Ct.]

P2v ‘Prologus' [to Sap]. Pref. no. 7.

P2v [Sap–Sir.]

Volume 3.

Z2r [Is.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

II3v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Ier]. Pref. no. 8.

II4r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 9. Preceded by ‘Prologus' .

II4v [Ier.] Preceded by ‘argumentum'.

PP7r [Introduction to Lam.] Incipit: ‘[E]t factum est postquam in captiuitate . . .

PP7r [Lam.]

RR7r ‘Prefatio' [to Bar]. Pref. no. 10.

RR7r [Bar–Dn.]

FFF7v ‘Alius prologus' [to Twelve Prophets]. Pref. no. 11; preceded by ‘Prologus in librum duodecim prophetarum'.

FFF7v ‘Prologus' [to Os]. Pref. no. 12.

FFF8r [Os.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

HHH5r ‘Prologus' [to Ioel]. Pref. no. 13.

HHH5v ‘Item prologus'. Pref. no. 14.

HHH5r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 15.

HHH5r [Ioel.]

III2r ‘Prologus' [to Am]. Pref. no. 17.

III2r ‘Ex epistola Sancti Hieronymi ad Paulinum'. [Also known as Alius prologus.] Pref. no. 18; in other editions called ‘Alius prologus' or ‘Argumentum', and printed before the prologue, which, in this edition, precedes it.

III2v ‘Item prologus'. Pref. no. 19.

III3v [Am.]

KKK2v ‘Prologus' [to Abd]. Pref. no. 20. The passage beginning ‘[H]ebrei hunc dicunt esse . . .' is not headed ‘Alius prologus', but forms part of this prologue.

KKK3v [Abd.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

KKK5r ‘Prologus' [to Ion]. Pref. no. 21.

KKK5v [Ion.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

KKK8r ‘Prologus' [to Mi]. Pref. no. 23.

KKK8r [Mi.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

LLL5v ‘Prologus' [to Na]. Pref. no. 24.

LLL6r ‘Alius prologus'. Incipit: ‘[S]ciendum quoniam Niniue in nostra lingua . . .’

LLL6r [Na.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

MMM1r ‘Prologus' [to Hab]. Pref. no. 25.

MMM2r [Hab.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

MMM5v ‘Prologus' [to So]. Pref. no. 26.

MMM6r [So.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

NNN1r ‘Prologus' [to Agg]. Pref. no. 27.

NNN1v [Agg.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

NNN4r ‘Prologus' [to Za]. Pref. no. 28.

NNN4v [Za.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

OOO8r ‘Prologus' [to Mal]. Pref. no. 29.

OOO8v [Mal.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

PPP3v Hieronymus: ‘Prologus' [to Mcc]. Pref. no. 31.

PPP4r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 32.

PPP4v [I–II Mcc.]

Volume 4.

UUU2r ‘Alius prologus' [to Four Evangelists]. Pref. no. 33; preceded by ‘Epistola beati Hieronymi ad Damasum Papam in quatuor Euangelistas'.

UUU2v ‘Prologus' [to Mt]. Pref. no. 34.

UUU3r ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 35.

UUU3v [Mt.]

45v Hieronymus: ‘Prologus' [to Mc]. Pref. no. 36.

47r [Mc.]

76r Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Lc]. Pref. no. 37.

77r [Lc.] Verses 1-4 here called ‘Proemium'.

134v ‘Prologus' [to Io]. Pref. no. 38.

135v [Io.]

191r ‘Prologus' [to Rm]. Pref. no. 39, preceded by ‘Prefatio sancti Hieronymi in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.

192r [Rm.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

218v ‘Prologus' [to I Cor]. Pref. no. 40.

218v [I Cor.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

246v ‘Prologus' [to II Cor]. Pref. no. 41.

247r [II Cor–Hbr]. Each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

344v Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio' [to Act]. Pref. no. 42.

344v ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 43.

345r [Act.]

387r ‘Prologus' [to Canonical Epistles]. Pref. no. 44.

387r Hieronymus: [Prologue to Iac.] Pref. no. 45.

387v [Iac.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

394v Hieronymus: [Prologue to I–II Pt]. Pref. no. 46.

395r [I–II Pt.] Each letter is preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

405v Hieronymus: [Prologue to I–III Io]. Pref. no. 47.

406r [I–III Io.] Each letter is preceded by an ‘argumentum', with those for II and III Io each being entitled ‘prologus'.

414v [Prologue to Iud.] Pref. no. 48.

415r [Iud.] Preceded by an ‘argumentum'.

417r Gilbertus Pictaviensis: ‘Prefatio' [to Apc]. Pref. no. 49.

417v ‘Prologus'. Pref. no. 50. Preface ascribed to Hieronymus in this edition.

418r Hieronymus: ‘Ex epistola sancti Hieronymi ad Paulinum'. Pref. no. 51.

418r [Apc.]

447r Nicolaus de Lyra: ‘Pulcherrime questiones Judaicam perfidiam in catholica fide improbantes'. [Also known as Contra perfidiam Judaeorum and Probatio adventus Christi.] See Labrosse, ‘Œuvres', 177-82, who lists other alternative titles on 177.

448r ‘Probatio incarnationis diuine persone'. Incipit: ‘[S]ecundum principale est probandum . . .’

4410r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Venice: Paganinus de Paganinis, 18 Apr. 1495. Folio.


Collation: a8 b6 c–z [et] [con] [rum] aa–dd8 ee ff6 gg–rr8 ſſ–vv6 xx–zz [et et] [con con] [rum rum] aaa-ppp8 qqq rrr6 sss–zzz [et et et] [con con con] [rum rum rum] A–U8 X Y6 Z AA–ZZ AAA–SSS8 TTT10 UUU–ZZZ8 1-438 4410.

Illustrations: 54 woodcuts.


ISTC: ib00608000

GW: GW 4283;

Hain: HC *3174; C 1035;

Goff: Goff B‑608;

BMC: BMC V 458;

Proctor: Pr 5170;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑473; Essling 137; Froehlich, ‘Printed Gloss', in Froehlich and Gibson, Biblia latina cum glossa ordinaria, pp. xvi–xvii; Gosselin 42; Oates 2028-9; Rhodes 360; Sack, Freiburg, 657; Sander 994; Sheppard 4268.

LCN: 13909013


Copy number: B-315(1)

Bound in four volumes.

Binding: Sixteenth-century German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with bevelled edges; two clasps lost on each volume. On both covers of each volume, fillets form an outer frame in which is a cresting roll. Within this, triple fillets form three further frames, in each a floral roll. The inner rectangle is decorated at each corner with a fleuron, and in the centre with a large ornamental stamp. Sixteenth-century(?) printed labels on spines of each volume. Tawed leather index tab in vol. 1.

Size: Vol. 1: 360 × 260 × 90 mm; vol. 2: 352 × 257 × 65 mm; vol. 3: 360 × 260 × 70 mm; vol. 4: 360 × 260 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 340 × 235 mm.

Occasional marginal annotations. In vol. 4, between 52 and 53, a seventeenth/eighteenth-century manuscript about Lyra's commentary.

Initials are supplied in red or blue or interlocked red and blue, some with extensions into the margins. Paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Polling, diocese of Augsburg, Bavaria, Augustinian Canons, SS. Jacobus, Salvator and S. Crux; book-plate: see Warnecke 1598; inscription, in a seventeenth/eighteenth-century(?) hand, on a1r of vol. 1: ‘Monasterii S. Saluatoris et S. Crucis in Polling', repeated on lll1r of vol. 2, Z1r of vol. 3, and UU1r of vol. 4. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' on front endleaves of each volume, also shelfmarks ‘A S III 33-55i'-‘A S III 36-55i'. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, possibly in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q inf. 2.6-9.

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