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Bod-Inc: J-219

Josephus, Flavius

Antiquitates judaicae, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Josephus, Flavius: Antiquitates judaicae. Incipit: ‘[H]ystoriam scribendis ponentibus non vnam nec eandem video eius studii causam sed multas existere . . .’ Explicit: aliud prohibemur. See J‑218.

[E10v] [Note on supplementary text, to be inserted on [E2v].] Incipit: ‘Require in libro .xx.c.iiii colupna.ii. vno spacio vbi est r̄ et ibi debent intrare sequentia que nouiter fuerunt inuenta in vno antiquissimo libro qui in libris aliis omnibus deficiunt.

[F1r] [Tabula totius libri Iudaice antiquitatis.]

[aa1r] Josephus, Flavius: De bello judaico. Incipit: ‘[Q]voniam bellum quod cum populo romano gessere iudei . . . [C]vm potentes Iudeorum inter se dissiderent . . .’ See J‑218.


Imprint: [Southern Netherlands: Printer of Flavius Josephus, not after 1475]. Folio.

Remarks: A copy is recorded with the rubricator's date 1475 (HPT, BMC IX). On the printer see HPT I.


Collation: [a–z A–D10 E12 F6 aa10 bb12 cc–nn10].


ISTC: ij00482000

Hain: HC 9449;

Goff: Goff J‑482;

BMC: BMC IX 208;

Proctor: Pr 226 = 8801;

Others: Amelung, ‘Niederländische Inkunabeln', 38; Campbell–Kronenberg 746a; CIBN J‑307; Claudin I 202; HPT I 30, II 480; ILC 1371; Rhodes 1040; Sheppard 7265.

LCN: 14485509


Copy number: J-219(1)

Leaf [a1] mounted. Wanting the leaves [o8] and [p7], also the blank leaves [t1-2], [nn10], and [E9-10]. [aa1] is made up. Gathering [F], the table of the Antiquitates, is bound with volume II, the De bello judaico.

Bound in two volumes.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, bound for the Bodleian; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 381 × 260 × 70 (first vol.) and 44 (second vol.) mm.

Size of leaf: 375 × 253 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and correcting the text, in a contemporary hand. Early manuscript running chapter numbers and foliation on the upper right-hand corner of the rectos. On [E2v] a note referring to the supplementary text printed on [E10v].

On [aa1r] an eight-line initial ‘Q' is supplied in red with foliate decoration in lighter and darker shades, on a green ground, also with foliate decoration in gradations of the same colour. The tail of the letter extends into the margin creating an interlaced border in red, blue, and gold. Some initials are supplied in red, some with reserved white decoration, with violet pen-work decoration extending into the margins. Other initials, a few with reserved white decoration, paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Purchased for £2. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1838), 16.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 1.11,12.

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