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Bod-Inc: E-053

Eusebius Cremonensis

Epistola de morte Hieronymi, et al.


Analysis of Content

Part I.

[a1r] Eusebius Cremonensis [pseudo-]: Epistola de morte Hieronymi, [addressed to] Damasus, Bishop of Porto, and Theodosius, senator. Schriften Johanns von Neumarkt, ed. Joseph Klapper, Vom Mittelalter zur Reformation. Forschungen zur Geschichte der deutschen Bildung, 7/2 (Berlin, 1932), 10-241; PL XXII 239-82. See Lambert III B 642-3, no. 903; VL III 1233-8.

Part II.

[2a1r] Augustinus [pseudo-]: Epistola de magnificentiis Hieronymi, [addressed to] Cyrillus, Bishop of Jerusalem. ed. Klapper 241-88; PL XXII 281-9.

[2b2r] Cyrillus [pseudo-]: Epistola de miraculis Hieronymi, [addressed to] Augustinus. ed. Klapper 292-512; PL XXII 289-326.

[g3r] Hieronymus [pseudo-; Ambrosius pseudo-; Nicetas Remesianensis(?)]: Epistola ad Susannam lapsam. [Also known as De lapsu virginis consecratae. Letter addressed to] Susanna. PL XVI 367-84, but with variant incipit (as above) noted on 367 note (a), and variations throughout; Incerti auctoris De lapsu Susannae, ed. E. Cazzaniga (Turin, 1948), 1-31, with variations throughout; see CPL 651, and CPPM II 3580.

[h3r] Hieronymus: Epistola ad Heliodorum [Ep. XIV]. [Letter addressed to] Heliodorus. ed. I. Hilberg, CSEL 54 (1890), 44-62; PL XXII 547-55.


Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1470]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by GW; Sheppard dates [not before 1470].


Collation: Part I: [a–e8 f6+1]; part II: [2a–h8].


ISTC: ih00238000

GW: GW 9446 (I), 2949 (II);

Hain: H [not C] *6719 (incl. H *8568);

Goff: Goff H‑238;

BMC: BMC I 189, I 188;

Proctor: Pr 868, 862;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑912 (II), E‑120 (I); Oates 366-7, 360; Sheppard 656, 650-1; Voulliéme, Köln, 403, 187.

LCN: 13887894


Copy number: E-053(1)

The singleton [f7] has been hooked round gathering [f], leaving a stub before [f1].

Binding: Mottled brown paper boards.

Size: 204 × 138 × 21 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 131 mm.

Two- to four-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 16. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 55.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 6.1.

Copy number: E-053(2)

Part II only.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century brown paper boards. Paper label on spine giving names of authors and brief title.

Size: 210 × 148 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 210 × 145 mm.

Early marginal annotations, mainly corrections, also corrections within the text in black ink, pointing hands, and ‘nota' marks. Some early signatures in lower margin. Foliation in black ink: 101-64. Manuscript table of contents on verso of front endleaf in an eighteenth-century(?) hand.

On [2 a1r] a four-line initial ‘G' is supplied in blue, with red pen-work decoration, and extensions into the margin; on [2 b1r] a four-line initial ‘V', and on [g3r] a four-line initial ‘P', are both supplied in red, with blue pen-work decoration, and extensions into the margin. Other two- and three-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes and underlining in red. Running headings are supplied in black ink in the letters to Susanna and to Heliodorus.

Provenance: Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 7 (1835), lot 494(2), the complete lot being sold for £0. 14. 0; circular white label on spine: ‘494/3'. Purchased for £0. 8. 6: see Books Purchased (1835), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 6.8.

Copy number: E-053(3)

Part I only. The singleton [f7] has been hooked round gathering [f], leaving a stub before [f1].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; marbled paper boards; probably bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 215 × 152 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 209 × 147 mm.

Partial rubrication: initials are supplied in red, and capital strokes and underlining in red in gatherings [a] and [b] and on leaf [c1r] only.

Provenance: Marks of an inscription, treated with chemical reagent and now illegible, in the lower margin of [d7r]. Oxford, Bodleian Library; former shelfmark; stamp in the lower margin of [a1r]; probably the copy purchased for £0. 3. 6; see Books Purchased (1841), 14; possibly the copy sold in Catalogue of a Valuable Collection of Rare, Curious & Interesting Books, being Purchase-duplictates of the Bodleian Library . . . (London: Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 3 Aug. 1870), lot 324, marked down in the Bodleian's annotated copy of the sale catalogue for £0. 4. 0, although the binding is there described as being ‘calf gilt'. John Vertue, 1st Roman Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth (1826-1900); armorial book-plate pasted upside down on the back pastedown. Stonyhurst College; presented by Vertue in 1894, as part of a gift of incunables and Aldines; shelfmark ‘B V 7 | 5' on a small, square paper label at the tail of the upper cover; sale, Early Printed Books from Stonyhurst College (London: Sotheby's, 18 June 2003), lot 60. Purchased through the German Friends of the Bodleian in 2003 for £3380; see ledger (2002/3), no. 626.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. 7Q 6.1.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. G3.7.

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