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Bod-Inc: R-148

Rufinus, Tyrannius

Expositio in symbolum apostolorum.


Analysis of Content

a1r Hieronymus [pseudo-; Rufinus, Tyrannius]: Expositio in symbolum apostolorum. Tyrannius Rufinus, Opera, ed. Simonetti, 127-82. On the use of London, British Library, MS. Sloane 1579 as printer's copy, see A. C. de la Mare and L. Hellinga, ‘The First Book Printed in Oxford: The Expositio in symbolum apostolorum’, Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 7 (1978), 184-244; on p. 231 the assertion that this edition is a ‘Ps-Jerome commentary' unrelated to Rufinus is not correct. Ford, ‘Author's Autograph', no. 18. See also R‑147.


Imprint: Oxford: [Printer of the Expositio in symbolum apostolorum], 17 Dec. ‘1468' [1478]. 4°.

Remarks: Duff and STC identify the printer as [Theodorus Rood], BMC as [Printer of Rufinus]. The printed date ‘1468' is erroneous: see BMC.


Collation: a–d8 e10.


ISTC: ir00352000

Hain: HC 8579;

Goff: Goff R‑352;


Proctor: Pr 9743;

Others: CIBN R‑227; Duff 234; Oates 4159; Rhodes 918; Sheppard 7475-6; STC 21443.

LCN: 14027079


Copy number: R-148(1)

Wanting the blank leaf e10.

This copy is not the one said to be previously bound with Auct. 7Q 7.24: see Duke Humfrey's Library, no. 111; see also N‑070 for further discussion.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind- and gold-tooled russia, with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 195 × 135 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 188 × 128 mm.

Some marginal notes, mostly extracting key words, in an English sixteenth-century hand that added the following note on a6r, below a note of ownership cropped away: ‘ . . . teste Gulielmo Wrighto Anno domini 1582'. Marginal notes in Barlow's hand, including, at the beginning and the end, a note stating that the work is by Rufinus. Also, on the last two leaves, a number of bibliographical references to texts seen by Barlow, with the shelfmarks of those to be found in the Bodleian.

Provenance: William Juxon (1582-1663); see following note. Thomas Barlow (1607-1691); inscription on the verso of the front endleaf: ‘Liber T. Barlow Coll. Reg. Oxon. Socii, ex dono . . . Gul. Juxon Episcopi Londinensis, et summi olim Angliae Thesaurari. Julij xxxi M.DC.LVII'; see Printing and Publishing at Oxford: The Growth of a Learned Press 1478-1978 [Exhibition at the Bodleian Library] (Oxford, 1978), no. 1; Bequeathed in 1691.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: A 19. 6 Linc. (cf. ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 150r); Auct. 1Q 6.12; Auct. R sup. 13.

SHELFMARK: Arch. G e.8.

Copy number: R-148(2)

Bound with A‑168(4); see there for details of binding.

A fragment consisting of ten leaves: a2,7,8, b4, c1,3, and e3,6-8, removed from the binding of 4° E 1 Med. (Gilbertus Anglicus, Compendium medicine. (Lyons: Jacques Sacon, for Vincent de Portunaire, 1510)).

Provenance: 4° E 1 Med. was acquired by 1738; see Fysher, Catalogus, I 497.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. R sup. 9(1).

SHELFMARK: Arch. G e.7(1).

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