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Bod-Inc: B-339

Biblia [Italian]


Analysis of Content

Part I.

[a1v] ‘Tabula dei libri de tuto il testamtento uechio'.

[a7r] [Gn–Ps (G)] [Italian]. As in La Bibbia volgare, ed. Negroni. II Esr here entitled ‘Neemias', III Esr II Esr. The translation is in part anonymous, and in part by Niccolò Malerbi: see Darlow–Moule 5575 and Barbieri, Le bibbie italiane, I 192-4.

Part II.

[2a2r] [Prv–II Mcc] [Italian]. As in La Bibbia volgare, ed. Negroni.

Part III.

[y1r] Hieronymus: [Prologue to New Testament, addressed to] Damasus, Pont. Max. As in La Bibbia volgare, ed. Negroni.

[y1v] [Mt–Apc] [Italian]. As in La Bibbia volgare, ed. Negroni. Lc 1,1-4 entitled here ‘il secondo prologo'. In this edition, Act follows, rather than precedes, the Canonical Epistles.

[M5v] [Colophon.]

[M6r] ‘Tabula de Testamento Nouo'.


Imprint: [Venice: Adam de Ambergau], 1 Oct. 1471. Folio.


Collation: Part I: [a–i10 k8 l6 m–p10 q r8 s–z A–H10 I K8]; part II: [a10+1 b–i10 k–m8 n–v10 x12]; part III: [y10 z A8 B C10 D8 E–G10 H8 I K10 L8 M6].

Remarks: Collation as GW. BMC collates part I: [[*] a–h10 i8 k6 l–o10 p q8 r-z aa–gg10 hh ii8]; part II: [[**2] A–I10 K–M8 N–V10 X12 AA10 BB CC8 DD EE10 FF8 GG–II10 KK8 LL MM10 NN8 OO6].


ISTC: ib00639000

GW: GW 4321 (Pt.1 Anm.);

Hain: HC *3148;

Goff: Goff B‑639;

BMC: BMC V 188;

Proctor: Pr 4146;

Others: Barbieri, Le Bibbie italiane, I 191-6, no. 2; BSB‑Ink B‑496; Darlow–Moule 5575; Essling 131; Rhodes 372; Sander 985; Sheppard 3319-20.

LCN: 14003370


Copy number: B-339(1)

Wanting [2 a1].

Bound in three volumes. The prologue of Jerome to the New Testament has the incipit: ‘Qui comincia il prologo de ſan Hieronymo ſopra il teſtamento nouo. [A]l beatiſſimo papa Damaſo . . .' This incipit is not in the BL copy or in the second Bodleian copy. Cropped single leaf ([a1]) from a copy of Marcus Tullius Cicero, De officiis, etc. Venice: Vindelinus de Spira, 13 Aug. 1470 (C‑311(1)) bound between [I10] and [K1].

Binding: Eighteenth-century English, gold-tooled russia, with gold-tooled spine and gilt-edged leaves, probably bound for Thomas Coke between 1718 and perhaps 1728. On both covers triple fillets form frames, in which are two rolls of gold-tooled dentelle: see Rogers 256 and 261. On both covers is the armorial stamp of Coke of Holkham, impaling Tufton: see Cyril Davenport, English Heraldic Book Stamps (London, 1909), 122. Vols 2 and 3 each have a back parchment endleaf. Upper board of vol. 1 almost detached.

Size: Vol. 1: 422 × 286 × 85 mm; vol. 2: 422 × 288 × 65 mm; vol. 3: 422 × 292 × 44 mm.

Size of leaf: 410 × 265 mm.

Early marginal notes.

Occasional initials are supplied in black ink, with vine-scroll decoration.

Provenance: Cristofalo de Pelegrin (fifteenth century); inscription on the verso of the parchment endleaf in vol. 2: ‘Questo libro fu de mes' Cristofalo de Pelegrin [ ]'. Holkham Hall, Norfolk, Earls of Leicester. Purchased in 1953.

SHELFMARK: Holk. b.1-3.

Copy number: B-339(2)

New Testament (vol. 3) only.

Headings of gatherings [I–M] cropped.

Binding: Rough paper boards, with a back parchment endleaf. Cropped.

Size: 384 × 256 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 377 × 237 mm.

The margins of the Apocalypse are filled with a manuscript Italian commentary, written in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand, which is continued on the recto of the parchment endleaf, and attributed by Barbieri 191-2, to Federico Renoldo da Venezia.

On [y2r] a contemporary Venetian six-line epigraphic initial ‘Q' is supplied in blue, touched with white, on a gold ground, edged in black with floral decoration in brown ink, and inhabited by an angel, dressed in white with purple-pink wings, touched with red and grey, holding a scroll. Other epigrapic initials are supplied in red or blue. Paragraph marks are supplied in red. Capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Acquired between 1847 and c.1892; not found in Catalogus (1843), with Appendix.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. M [ ].

SHELFMARK: N.T. Ital. 1471 c.1.

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