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Bod-Inc: J-033

Jacobus de Voragine

Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. Different from although not unlike J‑032 but, according to the colophon ‘ex diuersis libris in unum collecte'.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] [Subject index.] ‘Tabula alphabetica'. Incipit: ‘Incipit registrum siue directorium per quod facillime quisque reperire potest vitam cuiusque sancti in hoc libro contentam . . .’ The title is expressed in the running heading.

a1r ‘Prefatio'. ed. Graesse, 1-2.

a1r Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos i–iii (ending imperfectly), iv–xiv (variant ending), xv–xvi (ending imperfectly), xvii–xlvii, xlix–li, lii (ending imperfectly), liii–lxi, lxiii, lxv, lxvii–lxviii, lxx, lxxii (with slightly variant ending), lxxiii–cvi (ending imperfectly), cvii–cxix (part only), cxx (with variant ending), cxxi–cxxxi, cxxxiv–cxxxvii (ending imperfectly), cxxxii, cxxxix, cxxxiii, cxl–clxv (ending imperfectly), clxvi–clxvii, clxix– clxxii (ending imperfectly, with a ‘Dubitatio'), clxxiii–clxxxii.

E8v ‘Explicit Legenda aurea compilata per clarissimum ac religiosum virum Jacobum de Voragine episcopum Januensem'.


Imprint: Cologne: [Ulrich Zell], 1483. Folio.


Collation: [*6] a–e8 f10 g–z A–S8 T6 V10 X–Z aa–kk8 ll6.


ISTC: ij00108000

Hain: C 6434;

Goff: Goff J‑108;

BMC: BMC I 197;

Proctor: Pr 905;

Others: CIBN J‑86; Oates 409; Pellechet, ‘Voragine', no. 24; Rhodes 981; Seyboldt no. 46; Sheppard 706; Voulliéme, Köln, 623.

LCN: 14499899


Copy number: J-033(1)

Wanting gatherings F–ll, containing the additional legends; cf. H‑128.

Sheet f5.6 is misbound after e4; gathering E is misbound in the following order: E1, 4, 2, 3, 6, 7, 5, 8.

Binding: English blind-tooled calf, c.1800, bound for Gough. Both covers are decorated with an ornamental roll, the same as the one used on Gough Missals 131 [J‑059].

Size: 291 × 214 × 41 mm.

Size of leaf: 284 × 205 mm.

Some early annotations, ‘nota' marks, also irregular signatures in black ink up to and including gathering h. Some pen-trials and scribbles.

Two- to six–line initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Cambridge, Jesus College, 1700; mutilated book-plate on [*1r]; see Howe, Book Plates, 33290; former shelfmarks: L H 14, M H 22, F E 22, Δ Δ 37, the first three cancelled. Richard Gough (1735-1809). Bequeathed in 1809.

SHELFMARK: Gough Missals 195.

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