Collation: Vol. I: [1¹⁴ 2¹⁰; 3-19¹⁰ 20¹² 21-36¹⁰ 37⁸]: 358 leaves, /1-2, /9-10, and /6-8 blank; Vol. II: [1¹⁴; 2¹² 3-25¹⁰ 26⁸ 27-45¹⁰ 46¹²]: 452 leaves, leaves /1-2 and /10-14 and /12 blank.
Colophon (Vol. II, leaf /11r): Finis secundi voluminis epistolarum beatissimi Hieronymi. Veritas vincit. .IA.RV.
Edited by Theodorus Lelius. Preliminary text: Aristeas, De lxx interpretibus (translated by Matthias Palmerius).
In two parts. On the ascription to Riessinger at Rome, see BMC IV ix-x. On J.L. Sharpe's view that this should be dated about 1466-67 see D.E. Rhodes in The Library, 6th series, 5 (1983), pp. 68-71, where a date of not after 1467 is suggested. Dated not after 1470 in Goff. Paul Needham, "Sixtus Riessinger's Edition of 'Epistolae Hieronymi' (GW 12420): circa (not after) 1470," La Bibliofilía 116 (2014): 17-43 argues conclusively for the not after 1470 dating.
Paper format: Median folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: Vol. I (PML 19001): 32.9 x 22.1 cm; Vol. II (PML 51241): 33.7 x 22.5 cm
PML copy missing 16 leaves: Vol. I, leaves /1-2 (blanks) and Vol. II, leaves /1-14. Vol. I formerly lacked leaves /10 and /2-10, which were replaced from another copy (leaves are narrower and with a yellow foredge). Vol. II, leaves /5-6 are misbound after leaf /2.
Printed in type 1:81R.
Single leaves were distributed to accompany copies of A Leaf from the letters of St. Jerome ... with an historical essay by Jeremy Duquesnay Adams and a bibliographical essay by John L. Sharpe III; edited by Bennett Gilbert (Los Angeles, London, 1981).
Title from ISTC.
Hand decoration: Vol. I: Rubrication unrealized. Vol. II: Contemporary Roman white vine illumination with gold initials, oxidized portrait of Jerome (leaf /1r); rubricated, alternating red and blue initials. Annotations: Vol. I: No marginal notations in text. Minimal foliation and foliation of tabula. Vol. II: Rubricator's incipit (leaf /1r); no marginal notations in text. Modern alpha-numeric quire signatures.