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Bod-Inc: E-044

Eusebius Caesariensis

Historia ecclesiastica.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] Schallus, Johannes: [Letter addressed to] Fredericus I Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua. Incipit: ‘[F]uerunt multi, cristianissime princeps, priscis nouisque temporibus . . .’ Explicit: nec habitura est te clariorem

[a3r] [Table of contents.]

[b1r] Rufinus, [Tyrannius]: ‘Prologus'. See E‑041.

[b1v] ‘Capitula'. ed. Schwartz and Mommsen, I 3-5, but with the last two chapters listed as one. ‘Capitula' listed before each chapter.

[b2r] Eusebius Caesariensis: Historia ecclesiastica (books 1-9). Translated by Tyrannius Rufinus. ed. Schwartz and Mommsen, I 7-507, II 511-903.

[s5v] [Rufinus, Tyrannius: Prologue.] ed. Schwartz and Mommsen, II 957.

[s5v] ‘Capitula'. ed. Schwartz and Mommsen, II 957-9.

[s6r] Eusebius Caesariensis [pseudo-; Rufinus, Tyrannius]: Historia ecclesiastica (books 10-11). ed. Schwartz and Mommsen, II 960-1040.

[y7v] [Verse.] Incipit: ‘[T]ranstulit Ausonias istud Rufinus ad aures | Eusebii clarum Caesariensis opus'; 5 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Mantua: Johannes Schallus, [not before 15] July 1479. Folio.


Collation: [a–s8 t–y6.8].


ISTC: ie00127000

GW: GW 9437;

Hain: HC *6711;

Goff: Goff E‑127;


Proctor: Pr 6908;

Others: BSB‑Ink E‑112; Hillard 784; Oates 2590-1; Rhodes 748; Sack, Freiburg, 1377; Sheppard 5632.

LCN: 14386755


Copy number: E-044(1)

Wanting [a1.8], [a2], and the blank leaf [y8].

Binding: Parchment over paper boards; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 270 × 196 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 265 × 185 mm.

Early marginal notes, pointing hands, and ‘nota' marks.

Early manuscript running headlines (book numbers) and foliation supplied in black ink.

Provenance: Marcial Moydicho. Kotor (Cattaro), Dalmatia, Dominicans; inscription on [b1r]: ‘Conuentus sancti Nicolai de Catharo ex libris fratris Marcialis Moydicho'. Martin Joseph Routh (1755-1854). Presented in 1820: inscription on front pastedown: ‘Presented by Dr. Routh, Pres. Magd. Coll. 1820'.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 3.16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 2.11.

Copy number: E-044(2)

Binding: Eighteenth-century dark blue morocco, with onlay of red, green, and brown leather, all gold-tooled, and with gold-tooled spine and turn-ins, over pasteboard; gilt-edged leaves, yellow silk pastedowns and endleaves; bound in Paris by Pierre-Joseph Bisiaux before 1798: binder's label on verso of front yellow silk endleaf. See Nixon, Broxbourne, no. 97.

Size: 306 × 210 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 299 × 195 mm.

Early marginal notes, some washed out. Faded manuscript title on [a1r].

Provenance: Erased ownership inscription on [a1r], partly legible under ultraviolet light: ‘Zum Johannis [ ] ex Bischoffs[ ]ge [ ] anno domini 1624'. Circular stamp on [a1r]. Laurence Currie (1867-1934); armorial book-plate. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from Maggs Brothers Ltd in 1954, for £67. 10. 0, with receipt dated 31 Dec. 1953; accession no. ‘R 1210'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 8.11.

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