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Bod-Inc: B-340

Biblia [Czech] Bible Pražská


Analysis of Content

a2r Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. cf. Pref. no. 1.

a6v [Gn–II Par.]

z2v [OrMan.]

z3r [I–II Esr.] II Esr called book of Nehemiah in this edition.

A5r [III Esr.] III Esr entitled II Esr in this edition.

B2v [Tb–II Mcc.]

aa1r Hieronymus: [Prologue to the Four Gospels.] cf. Pref. no. 33.

aa1v [Mt–Io.]

ff3r [Rm–Hbr.]

ii8r [Act–Apc].

mm8v [Colophon.]

[*1r] [Index of readings from epistles and gospels for Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays].

[*7r] [Index of readings from epistles and gospels for saints' days].


Imprint: Prague: [Printer of the 1488 Bible (Johann Kamp?)] for Johann Pytlik, Johann? Severin, Johann von Störchen, and Matthias vom weissen Löwen, Aug. 1488. Folio.


Collation: a–g10 h8 i–z A10 B8 C–Z AA BB10 CC8 aa–ll10 mm [*8].

Remarks: Gathering [*] numbered but not signed.


ISTC: ib00620000

GW: GW 4323;

Hain: HC 3161;

Goff: Goff B‑620;


Proctor: Pr 9468;

Others: M. Bošnjak, A Study of Slavic Incunabula (Zagreb, 1968), 8; BSB‑Ink B‑501; CIBN B‑455; Sheppard 2582.


Copy number: B-340(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Leaves a2-4 are mounted and cropped; leaf c10 is bound before b10, and in its place a duplicate leaf from a shorter copy has been inserted.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled diced russia; marbled pastedowns and edges.

Size: 314 × 223 × 102 mm.

Size of leaf: 302 × 190 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations.

On a2r a nine-line initial ‘B' is supplied in blue with red pen-work decoration; other two- to nine-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in red, blue or interlocked red and blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes and underlining supplied in red.

Provenance: Jaroméř, Bohemia, monastery of S. Laurentius; inscription on a5r in a sixteenth-century hand: ‘Conventus D. V. Laureti Jaromeritzii'. Laurentius Xaverius Menhart (fl. 1674). Jacobus Franciscus Chizerowsky(?) (fl. 1674); inscription on a6v: ‘Dono acceptus à Domino Laurentio Xaverio Menhart Cive Trebiczense 1674. Ex libris P. Jacobi Francisci Chizerowsky(?)' capel. Trebiczen.’ Purchased for £17. 10. 0, from Asher & Co.; see letter from Albert Cohn for Asher & Co., to Bandinel, in Library Bills (1851-5), no. 328; the invoice in Library Bills (1856-8), no. 84, item 1; also Macray 361 and Books Purchased (1856), 9.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Bib. Boh. 1488 c.1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. V 3.14.

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