Jacobus de Voragine
Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. With life of S. Gilbertus.
Analysis of Content
[a1r] Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos i–xiv (ending imperfectly), xv–xvii (ending imperfectly), xviii–xxviii, xxx–xxxi, xxxiv (beginning imperfectly), xxxv–xxxvi (ending imperfectly), xxxii–xxxiv (beginning only, with the end of xxxvi), xxxvii–xlvii, xlix–lx (sections 1-8 only), lxi–lxv, lxvii–xciv (without additional section on the name), xcv–cxxxi, cxxxiv–cxxxviii, cxxxii, cxxxix, cxxxiii, cxl–clxxxii.
[Q6r] [Additional legends.] ed. Graesse, nos clxxxiii–clxxxviii.
[R5r] ‘De sancto Gelberto'. Incipit: ‘Tempore illo quo diuine placuit pietati Anglorum gentem de malis suis corrigere et sue seruitutis . . .’ Explicit: spiritu viuit et regnat
[R5v] [Additional legends.] ed. Graesse, nos lxii, cxc (with variant beginning).
Imprint: [Augsburg: Günther Zainer, c.1475]. Folio.
Remarks: BSB‑Ink dates [not after 1475].
Collation: [*2 a–z A–Q10 R8].
Types: Type: 95R.
Leaves: 400 leaves, 1 column.
Line number: 43 lines, with running folio numbers ([a2r]).
Type area: Type area: 205 (210) ×115 mm ([a2r]).
Illustrations: 138 woodcuts: see Schramm; the individual plates are listed in BSB‑Ink.
Hain: C 6387;
Goff: Goff J‑84;
Proctor: Pr 1559;
Others: BSB‑Ink I‑66; Pellechet, ‘Voragine', no. 83 bis; Schramm II pp. 16 and 24; Schreiber V 4326; Seyboldt no. 10; Sheppard 1158.
Copy number: J-028(1)
Wanting [*1-2], [a1], and [t9].
Leaf [R7] repaired, [R8] backed; other leaves in gatherings [R] and [Q] mounted.
Binding: Half red morocco, with red paper, over old wooden boards, the spine lettered in gilt, and decorated with gilt fillets; two clasps and catches lost.
Size: 298 × 297 × 94 mm.
Size of leaf: 284 × 198 mm.
Occasional early marginal annotations, ‘nota' marks, pointing hands, and underlining in the text in black ink. Prologue and beginning of the first legend are supplied in manuscript on the recto and verso of the front endleaf in a seventeenth-century(?) hand, in place of the missing printed text; see Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda aurea, ps 1-2, and 3-4.
Partial rubrication in gatherings [v–B] only: some three-line initials are supplied in red; printed initials coloured in red; capital strokes in red. Some woodcuts coloured in various shades of red, and yellow and brown.
Provenance: Cancelled inscription on [a2r]: ‘Bibliotheca [ ]'. Luigi Celotti (c.1768-c.1846); sale (1819), perhaps lot 641. Purchased by Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp and manuscript note on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Apr. 1819 [Celottis] sale by Sotheby £1. 6. 0'; perhaps the item listed in Catalogue, 7 (1835), lot 6759, sold for £0. 1. 0. Not found in Books Purchased (1835). Acquired between 1835 and 1847; see Catalogus (1843), Appendix, 970.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 4.29.
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