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Jacobus de Voragine

Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. Deventer version.

 

Analysis of Content

a2r ‘Prefatio'. ed. Graesse, 1-2.

a2v Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos i–iii (ending imperfectly), iv–xiv (ending imperfectly).

e7v Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Legenda aurea. ‘Vita Pauli primi heremite'. Incipit: ‘[D]e Pauli primi heremite principio et fine ego Iheronimus . . .’ Explicit: tunica vestitus est

f1v Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos xvii–xix (with extra introductory section on the name), xx.

f4r Athanasius [pseudo-]: ‘Vita sancti Anthoni'. Incipit: ‘[A]nthonius religiosi(!) nobilibusque parentibus ab Egipto . . .’ Explicit: hec Athanasius quieuit autem anno vite

f7r Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos xxii–xxiii.

g1r Ambrosius [pseudo-]: ‘Passio sanctissime Agnetis'. Incipit: ‘[S]eruus Cristi Ambrosius virginibus sacris diem festum . . .’ Explicit: palmam acquirant. Hec Ambrosius

g4r Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos xxv–xxvi (with additional section on the name), xxvii–xxxvii (ending imperfectly and with variations).

i8v [Legenda aurea: additional legends: BVM.] Incipit: ‘[T]emporibus beati Bonifacii pape qui vt in ecclesiasticis historiis . . .’ Explicit: regnat in secula. Amen

k1v [Legenda aurea: additional legends: BVM.] Incipit: ‘Contigit autem post multa tempora circa hoc idem . . .’ Explicit: pertinaciter impugnasse

k2r Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos xxxviii–xxxix, xli–xlvii, xlix–li (ending imperfectly), liii–liv, lvi–lviii (ending imperfectly), lix–lxi, lxiii (beginning imperfectly, sections 1-2, the rest and ending not found in ed. Graesse), lxv, lxvii–lxx, lxxii (with slightly variant ending), lxxiii–lxxxi (ending imperfectly), lxxxii–lxxxiii (beginning and ending imperfectly).

s2r Legenda aurea. ‘Vita sancte Marine'. Incipit: ‘[E]rat quidam secularis habens filiam vnicam qui commendans eam . . .’ Explicit: nominis sui obiit autem xiiii kal iulii

s2v Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos lxxxv–xcv (with additional section on the name), xcvi–c (ending imperfectly), ci–cii (beginning and ending imperfectly), ciii–civ (both with additional sections on the name), cv–cvi (with additional section on the name, and ending imperfectly), cvii.

z2r ‘De sancto Ludgero episcopo Monasteriensi'. Incipit: ‘[B]eatus Ludgerus ex patre Thyagrimo matre vero Katburga ortus est . . .’

z3v Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos cviii–cxix (part only), cxx (with slightly variant ending), cxxi–cxxvi, cxxviii–cxxxi, cxxxiv–cxxxv.

gg2v Legenda aurea. ‘Vita sanctorum Prothi et Iacincti, Philippi et Claudie, Eugenie et Basillei'. Incipit: ‘[I]mperator Commodus Philippum illustrissimum virum Romanum . . .’ Explicit: in pace migrauerunt

gg6r Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos cxxxvii (sections 1-6 only), cxxxii, cxxxix.

hh1v Legenda aurea. ‘Historia beatissimi Lamberti'. Incipit: ‘[G]loriosus vir Lambertus oppido Traiectensi ex nobilissimis parentibus . . .’ Explicit: modulatione resonabant

hh3v Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos cxl–cxlv.

ii7v Legenda aurea. ‘Vita beati Iheronimi'. Incipit: ‘[G]loriosus Iheronimus patre Eusebio genitus est . . .’ Explicit: ab omnibus vocitetur

kk3v Legenda aurea. ‘Vita sancti Remigii'. Incipit: ‘[P]ost vindictam scelerum quae a domino facta est . . .’ Explicit: extitit sancto Remigio

k6v Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos cxlviii–cxlix.

ll4r Legenda aurea. ‘Vita sancte Pelagie'. Incipit: ‘[C]um quadam vice venerabilis Anthiochene ciuitatis episcopus . . .’ Explicit: benedictus in secula

ll6v Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos clii–clvi (ending imperfectly).

mm6v Legenda aurea. ‘De sanctis Crisanto et Daria'. Incipit: ‘[C]olemius vir illustrissimus Alexandrine vrbis primus Romam . . .’ Explicit: gloriam peruenerunt

nn1r Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos clviii–clix, clxi (with additional section on name), clxii–clxiv, clxvi–clxvii, clxix–clxx (ending imperfectly), clxxi–clxxii (ending imperfectly), clxxiv, clxxxii.

rr4v [Table of contents of additional legends.] ‘Iste legende que hic sequuntur non habentur in Hystoria Lombardica sed addite sunt ex aliis legendis et libris videlicet..’

rr5r [Additional legends.] ed. Graesse, nos ccii (with variations), clxxxix (part), clxxxiv (with variations).

ss1v ‘De sancto Pontiano'. Incipit: ‘[S]anctus Poncianus passus est in ciuitate . . . [B]eati Pontii pater quondam senator vrbis Rome . . .’

ss3v ‘De sancta Prisca'. Incipit: ‘[B]eata Prisca ciuis Romana clarissimis parentibus orta . . .’

ss3v ‘De sancta Brigida'. Incipit: ‘[B]eata Brigida sicut legitur in Speculo hystoriali . . .’

ss5r [Additional legends.] ed. Graesse, no. ccx, with variations.

ss6r ‘De sancta Gertrude'. Incipit: ‘[S]erenissime virginis Ghertrudis genitor erat Pipinus vir . . .’

ss8v ‘De sancto Quirino'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uinto loco a beato Petro apostolo sedit Alexander . . .’

tt1v ‘De sancto Erasmo episcopo'. Incipit: ‘[C]um in Antiochia Dyocleciani decretum contra Christianos . . .’

tt3r ‘De decem milibus martirum'. Incipit: ‘[C]um quedam gentes scilicet Gadareni . . .’

tt4r ‘De sancto Materno'. Incipit: ‘[P]ost decessum beati Valerii sanctus Maternus . . .’

tt5r ‘De sancto Johanne Crisostomo'. ed. Graesse, no. cxxxviii.

tt7r ‘De duobus Ewaldis'. Incipit: ‘[T]empore Pippini regis Francorum erant duo sacerdotes de Anglia . . .’

tt7v ‘De sancto Gereone cum sociis suis'. Incipit: ‘[D]yoclecianus cum Maximianum contra Gallias . . .’

tt8v ‘De sanctis Crispino et Crispiniano'. Incipit: ‘[V]euiente(!) Christianorum persecucione sub Dyocleciano . . .’

vv1r ‘De sancto Seuerino'. Incipit: ‘[B]eatus Seuerinus apud Burdegalim in Vasconia existens . . .’

vv2v ‘De sancto Cuniberto'. Incipit: ‘[B]eatus Cunibertus de luminaribus illis maximis . . .’

vv3v ‘De sancto Maximino'. Incipit: ‘[M]aximinus ex Aquitanea Pictauiensis vrbis indigena . . .’

vv4r ‘De sancto Thoma de Aquino'. Incipit: ‘[B]eatus Thomas de Aquino ordinis fratrum predicatorum doctor . . .’

vv5v ‘De sancta Elizabeh(!)'. Incipit: ‘[E]lizabeth illustris regis Ungarie filia nobilis genere . . .’ ed. Graesse, no. clxviii; explicit: ‘ . . .gloria illustrauit.’

xx3r ‘De sancto Odulpho'. Incipit: ‘[T]emporibus Lodouici piissimi augusti erat quidam . . .’

xx5v [Additional legends.] ed. Graesse, nos ccviii, ccvii, ccxi.

xx7v ‘Vita sancti Eligii'. Incipit: ‘[E]ligius in territorio Lemonice vrbis fuit oriundus . . .’ Explicit: recreuisse videbantur

yy1r ‘Hystoria Eufrosine'. Incipit: ‘[F]uit vir quidam in Alexandria Panfucius nomine . . .’ Explicit: spiritu in sempiterna secula. Amen

yy4v ‘Vita sancte Genouese'. Incipit: ‘[A]nno Marciani sexto Genouesa virgo Parisiensis multa . . .’ Explicit: tertio nonas Ianuarii

yy6r ‘Passio sancti Policarpi'. Incipit: ‘[I]n tempore illo sub Aurelio vero et Antonino filio . . .’ Explicit: consummati sunt

yy8r ‘Vita sancte Helene'. Incipit: ‘[H]elena mater Constantini imperatoris filia fuit regis Britanie . . .’ Explicit: secula seculorum. Amen

zz1r ‘Passio sancte Appollonie'. Incipit: ‘[T]empore Iuliani imperatoris fuit vir quidam nobilis . . .’ Explicit: patris sui sepeliuit

zz1v ‘Passio sanctarum Perpetue et Felicitatis'. Incipit: ‘[F]acta persecutione Cristianorum sub Valeriano et Galieno . . .’ Explicit: in secula seculorum. Amen

zz3r Ambrosius: De virginibus [excerpt]. ‘De virgine quadam Anthiochena'. ed. Graesse, no. lxii (ending imperfectly); PL XVI 187-232, at 212-16

zz4r ‘De sancta Walburga'. Incipit: ‘[W]alburga virgo ex Anglia ducens originem fratres habuit . . .’ Explicit: in secula seculorum. Amen

zz5r ‘Passio sanctorum Alexandri, Euencii et Theodoli'. Incipit: ‘[D]esidente Aureliano cum de ceteris interrogatio fieret . . .’ Explicit: in secula seculorum. Amen

Imprint

Imprint: Deventer: Richard Pafraet, 1479. Folio.

Collation

Collation: a–z aa–zz8.

References

ISTC: ij00093900

Hain: CR 6419;

BMC: BMC IX 41;

Proctor: Pr 8946;

Others: Campbell (II) 1752a; HPT II 405; ILC 1305; Oates 3241; Seyboldt no. 27; Sheppard 6915.

LCN: 14438674

Copies

Copy number: J-034(1)

Wanting the blank leaves a1 and zz8.

Pafraet's first issue. On nn2r parts of the text are damaged, and have been supplied in manuscript in a fifteenth-century hand.

Binding: Nineteenth-century English blind-tooled calf, bound for the Bodleian. Upper cover loose.

Size: 297 × 207 × 63 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 191 mm.

Manuscript table of contents in a fifteenth-century hand on the two front endleaves, numbering the legends and referring to folio numbers; foliation in the same hand. Early marginal annotations in several hands, including occasional corrections to the text, ‘nota' marks, pointing hands, and underlining in the text in black ink; on i5r a note on forecasting the weather from the day of the purification of the Virgin; on ii4r four lines of mnemonic verse on precious stones entitled: ‘Sunt novem nomina lapidum videlicet'; on ii7r 11 hexameters entitled ‘De numero celorum versus', incipit: ‘Pleni sunt celi reserandi corde fideli'; on nn2 part of the text has been erased, leaving the paper damaged; the damage was repaired and text was supplied before the book was rubricated and ruled.

On a2r a southern Netherlandish seven-line initial ‘U' is supplied in pink decorated with grey on a gold ground edged in black; foliate decoration within the body of the letter in red, blue, and white; the text is edged on three sides in gold and pink; a full foliate and floral border containing two birds and a hybrid of a lion and a monkey is supplied in gold, red, blue, pink, green, grey, and black. On a2v a six–line initial ‘A' is supplied in interlocked red and blue within a border of red and blue pen-work, with the body of the letter decorated with red pen-work, and red pen-work extensions into the margin; other two- to six–line initials are supplied in red, blue, or interlocked red and blue; on tt8v the letter ‘R' has been supplied and misspelt ‘[ ]euiente', which should read ‘veniente'; other letters have also been erroneously supplied; paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue; foliation is supplied in red; capitals touched with yellow wash. Throughout the volume each column of text is enclosed within a single red rule.

Provenance: John, Alice, and Joan Lamkyn (fifteenth/sixteenth century). John Burnell (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on the verso of the back endleaf (parchment): ‘Jesus mercy lady helpe. Of yowre charyte praye for the sowlles of John Lamkyn Alyce and Johan his wyffs whiche sometyme owght thys booke. And for ther fathers and mothers sowllys'. Added in another hand: ‘John Burnells sowlle and all Crysten sowlls. Amen'. Not found in Selden catalogues; not in Hyde, Catalogus (1674); in Fysher, Catalogus (1738), II 652, with the shelfmark J 1. 19 Th. Seld.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: J 1. 19 Th. Seld.; B 6. 19 Th. Seld.

SHELFMARK: S. Seld. d.3.


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