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Bod-Inc: B-335

Biblia: Vetus Testamentum [Dutch]


Analysis of Content

[a1r] ‘Dat prologus vander biblen des ouersetters te duytsche vten latine'. Incipit: ‘[O]nse here god voersiende die grote droecheit van deuotien . . .’

[a2r] [Gn–IV Rg.] Without the prologues to Gn, Ios, and I Sam.

[ee1r] Hieronymus: ‘Die prologe vander Machabeen boecken'. Incipit: ‘[T]we boeken der Machabeen beteikenen die striden . . .’ Followed by I–II Mcc.

[hh9r] [Colophon.]

[A1r] [I–II Par.] Without the prologue.

[E5r] [OrMan.]

[E5v] [I–II Esr.] Without Jerome's preface.

[F2v] [Tb–Est.] Tb preceded by Jerome's preface.

[I7r] [Iob.]

[L5v] [Prv–Sir.] Without Jerome's prefaces.

[R10r] [Is.] ‘[H]ier begint dat boec van Ysayas prophecie'. Incipit: ‘Die welke sine reden is so schone in hebreusche also Iheronimus seit . . .’ Followed by Is.

[X6v] [Ier–Lam.] Preceded by Jerome's prologue (`Prologhe op Iheremiam den propheet').

[CC1v] [Bar.] ‘Die voersprake van Baruchs boeck'. Incipit: ‘[D]ese boec, die Baruch ghenoemt wert . . .’ Followed by Bar.

[CC6v] [Ez.] Preceded by Jerome's prologue.

[HH1r] [Dn.] Without the prologue.

[KK1r] [Os–Mal.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.

[MM10r] [Colophon.]


Imprint: Delft: Jacob Jacobszoen van der Meer and Mauricius Yemantszoen, 10 Jan. 1477. Folio.

Remarks: In two parts.


Collation: Part I: [a–z aa bb10 cc6 dd6+1 ee–gg10 hh8+1]; part II: [A–Z AA–EE10 FF6 GG–II8 KK–MM10].


ISTC: ib00648000

Hain: HC 3160;

Goff: Goff B‑648;


Proctor: Pr 8862;

Others: Amelung, ‘Niederländische Inkunabeln', 63; Boekdrukkunst (1973), 117; Campbell 290; HPT II 399; ILC 396; Machiels, Arend de Keysere, B430; Oates 3335-6; Sheppard 6871.

LCN: 14002877


Copy number: B-335(1)

Bound in two volumes (Gn–IV Rg, Dn, I–II Mcc; I Par–Iob, Prv–Ez, Os–Mal). Omitting Psalms.

Wanting [y1-3] of vol. 1.

Leaf [y4] repaired. Dn ([HH–II8]) bound after IV Rg ([dd9]); see BMC note.

Binding: Eighteenth-century Dutch gold-tooled calf; vol. 1 rebacked.

Size: 275 × 203 × 55 and 300 × 220 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 268–291 × 190–201 mm.

Occasional sixteenth/seventeenth-century marginal notes in vol. 2. Old title-label of vol. 2 pasted on front endleaf.

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

Provenance: Berend Frederik Tijdeman (1784-1829)(?); sale (29 Oct. 1832), lot 11(?). Purchased by Heber(?) for £10. 10. 0, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber(?) (1773-1833); ‘Heber 1010?'; perhaps Catalogue, 1 (1834), lot 1010, sold for £6. 16. 6. Purchased for £5. 15. 6 according to Books Purchased (1833), 3.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: vol. 1: Vet. Test. Holland., Auct. Y 4.9; both vols: Bib. Dutch 1477 d.1,2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. V 3.6,7.

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