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Bod-Inc: E-040

Eusebius Caesariensis

Chronicon (ed. Erhard Ratdolt).


Analysis of Content

[*2r] ‘Tabula huius operis'.

[*12r] C. J. L. H. [I.e. Santritter, Johannes Lucilius: Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Ne vagus in totum ferreris sepe libellum | Historiam querens et noua gesta virum'; 3 elegiac distichs.

a2r [Exhortation to the scribe.] PG XIX 325-6.

a2r Hieronymus: [Introductory letter, addressed to] Vincentius and Galienus [i.e. Gennadius]. ‘Praefatio'. See E‑039.

a3v Eusebius: ‘Eusebii interpretata praefatio'. Translated by Hieronymus. ed. Helm I 7-19.

a6r [Eusebius pseudo-(?)]: ‘Exordium libri.’ PL XXVII 61-76.

b2v [Eusebius pseudo-(?)]: ‘Reges gentium diuersarum'. Eusebius, Chronicorum liber prior, ed. Schoene, Appendix I, 25-35, ending with the list of Roman emperors, which is preceded by a list of consuls not included by Schoene.

b6r [Santritter, Johannes Lucilius(?): Supplement to the preceding chronology.] Incipit: ‘Item lucidissima veritate secundum Alphunsum regem Castelle . . .’

b6v Eusebius Caesariensis: Chronicon. Translated by Hieronymus. Edited by Erhard Ratdolt, according to the colophon: ‘Erhardus Ratdolt . . . plurimis vndique comparatis exemplaribus Eusebii libros chronicos ac reliquas in hoc volumine de temporibus additiones . . . impressit'. See E‑039.

n1r Hieronymus: [Continuation of Chronicon.] ed. Helm I 231-49, finishing imperfectly.

n5v Prosper Tiro Aquitanus: [Continuation of Chronicon to AD 448.] See E‑039.

o3r [Note by the editor stating that he has edited Palmerius's work so as to eliminate material which duplicates the preceding works; identical with the note occurring in the previous item.] Incipit: ‘Quae sequuntur ex Matthaei Palmerii Florentini uiri quidem diligentissime libro de temporibus ad verbum transumpta sunt . . .’

o3v Palmerius Florentinus, Matthaeus: [Continuation of Chronicon to 1448.] Incipit: ‘449. Euticiana heresis Constantinopoli exoritur . . .’

u1r Palmerius Pisanus, Matthias: ‘Opusculum de temporibus suis’ [Continuation of Chronicon to 1481.] Incipit: ‘Franciscus Sfortie filius Medioluanum . . .’

x9v Santritter, Johannes Lucilius: [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Perlege quisquis ades vultu quecunque benigno | Hoc etiam falsi si quod habebit opus'; 3 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 13 Sept. 1483. 4°.


Collation: [*12] a–v8 x10.


ISTC: ie00117000

GW: GW 9433;

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *6717;

Goff: Goff E‑117;

BMC: BMC V 287;

Proctor: Pr 4390;

Others: BSB‑Ink E‑109; Hillard 779; Oates 1755; Redgrave 36; Rhodes 744; Sack, Freiburg, 1375; Sheppard 3677-8.

LCN: 14864496


Copy number: E-040(1)

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and x10.

Gathering [*] is bound after gathering a.

Binding: Late eighteenth-century English black morocco; bound by H. Walther for the Bodleian Library, c.1791, both covers blind-tooled with a finial tool and a floral tool; a Greek frieze on the turn-ins; marbled pastedowns, gilt-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. For similar bindings see BB‑6 and BB‑7.

Size: 222 × 173 × 34 mm.

Size of leaf: 211 × 157 mm.

Marginal annotations. Early manuscript foliation (14-169), later foliation (1-13), both supplied in black ink.

Provenance: Possibly Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), II, no. 2494; sale (1789), lot 7395, according to annotated catalogue marked down for £0. 12. 6; this might then be the copy offered for sale by J. Edwards, one of the auctioneers of the Pinelli Sale in his Catalogue of a Select Collection of Ancient and Modern Books (London, 1790), no. 23, priced at £3. 3. 0; possibly bought with a rebate by the Bodleian; for an analogous case see Bessarion (B‑235(1)); purchased for £2. 2. 0: see Books Purchased (1791), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. K 3.20.

Copy number: E-040(2)

Wanting the blank leaf [*1].

The sheets of gathering c are bound in the following order: 3,4,1,2. The red-printed text of p1r and p8v has changed places with that of p7r and p2v respectively.

Binding: Nineteenth-century quarter dark blue morocco over marbled paper boards; gilt-edged leaves.

Size: 235 × 178 × 28 mm.

Size of leaf: 227 × 163 mm.

Some early marginal annotations and some pointing hands. Early manuscript foliation (1-169) in black ink.

Provenance: Unidentified fifteenth/sixteenth-century inscription on a2r: ‘Librarie collegii maioris liber'. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 1260. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. E 1.11.

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