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Bod-Inc: E-046

Eusebius Caesariensis

Historia ecclesiastica.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [General title-page.]

[*2r] [Table of contents for Eusebius.]

[*4v] [Table of contents for Bede.]

a1r [Title-page: Eusebius.]

a2r Rufinus, [Tyrannius]: ‘Prologus'. See E‑041.

a2r Eusebius Caesariensis: Historia ecclesiastica (books 1-9). Translated by Tyrannius Rufinus. ed. Schwartz and Mommsen, I 7-507, II 519-903.

m5v Rufinus, [Tyrannius]: ‘Prologus'. ed. Schwartz and Mommsen, II 957.

m5v Eusebius Caesariensis [pseudo-; Rufinus, Tyrannius]: Historia ecclesiastica (books 10-11). ed. Schwartz and Mommsen, II 960-1040.

p1r Beda: ‘Prologus' [addressed to] Ceolwulf King of Northumbria. Beda, Ecclesiastical History of the English People, ed. Bertram Colgrave and R. A. B. Mynors (Oxford, 1969), 2-7. See CPL 1375.

p1v Beda: Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. Beda, Ecclesiastical History, ed. Colgrave and Mynors 14-560, ending midway through ch. xxiv.


Imprint: Strasbourg: [Georg Husner], 14 Mar. 1500. Folio.


Collation: [*6] a8 b–n6 o8 p–z A B6.

Remarks: Gathering [*] numbered but not signed.


ISTC: ie00129000

GW: GW 9439;

Hain: HC *6714; C 2356 (incl. 932);

Goff: Goff E‑129;

BMC: BMC I 162;

Proctor: Pr 747;

Others: BSB‑Ink E‑113; Oates 270; Rhodes 750; Sack, Freiburg, 1378-9; Sheppard 540-1.

LCN: 14386651, 14386803


Copy number: E-046(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß. Parchment index tabs.

Size: 290 × 218 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 281 × 192 mm.

Unidentified annotations (perhaps including title) on upper edge and on fore-edge.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label: see sale (1835), lot 1568. Purchased in 1835 for £1. 1. 0: see Books Purchased (1835), 10.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 2.9.

Copy number: E-046(2)

Bound with:
2. Paulus Orosius, Historiae adversus paganos, ed. Aeneas Vulpes. Venice: Octavianus Scotus, 30 July 1483 (O‑029(1)).

Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) calf, with gilt fleurons on the spine.

Size: 293 × 215 × 48 mm.

Size of leaf: 282 × 189 mm.

Early marginal notes, underlining in the text and pointing hands.

Provenance: T. Baxter (fl. 1570); signature on [*1r] of item 1: ‘T. Baxter, 1570'. Not in Fysher, Catalogus (1738); acquired before 1835; see Catalogus (1843), I 828, dated to 1514 due to a misinterpretation of the colophon. Item 2 belonged to John Mower († by Oct. 1489); inscription on a1r: ‘Codex Ioannis Moeer In theologia Bacall., Rectoris Sancti Benedicti'; it is doubtful if two parts were together before present binding.

SHELFMARK: L 3.13(1) Jur.

Copy number: E-046(3)

Not in Sheppard.

Wanting gatherings p–z A B.

Binding: Early sixteenth-century, Bohemian(?) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; brass centre-piece and four corner-pieces on each cover; two clasps lost; rebacked. On both covers fillets form triple intersecting concentric frames. Within the centre frame is a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp, a circular lion rampant stamp, a circular Virgin-and-Child stamp, four different ornamental octagonal stamps and, on the upper cover only, an oval foliate stamp and a small circular flower-petal stamp. On the upper cover the inner rectangle is divided by triple fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments decorated with the lion, fleur-de-lis, flower-petal, and octagonal stamps; on the lower cover triple fillets, decorated with a floral stamp, form a saltire; in the four triangular compartments, the lion stamp or the fleur-de-lis stamp.

Size: 297 × 210 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 205 mm.

Inside the upper cover and on [*1r] prayers in Latin in an early sixteenth-century hand, with incipit, ‘Domine non sum dignus, ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic uerbum et sanabitur anima mea . . .' Marginal annotations.

Provenance: Johannes ex Lapida Lhota ex Czaslaw (Čáslav, Bohemia, sixteenth century); inscription on [*1r]: ‘Liber domini Joannis ex Lapida Lhota dicti Boyaii alias ex Czaslaw. .1. 56'. Bratislava, Slovakia (Hungarian form: Pozsony), Chapter; washed inscription on [*1r] in a sixteenth-century hand: ‘V capituli Posonie l[i]b[er]'. Nicolaus Kolicsanis (sixteenth century); inscription on [*1r]: ‘Ex libris Nicolai Kolicsanis'. [ ] Hegg (fl. 1643); later supplemented with: ‘Olim modo Hegg ab an[n]o 1643'. Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased in 1929 for £4. 0. 0; accession no. ‘1265'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 78.2.

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