Jacobus de Voragine
Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. Venetian version with the lives of S. Guilelmus and S. Bernardinus.
Analysis of Content
a2r ‘Prologus'. ed. Graesse, 1-2.
a2r Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos i–iii (ending imperfectly), lvii (ending imperfectly, chs 1-6 only), iv–xiv (ending imperfectly), xv–xvii (ending imperfectly), xviii–xlvii, xlix–lvi, lviii–lxix (ending imperfectly, chs 1-8 only), lx–lxv, lxvii–lxx, lxxii–cvi (ending imperfectly), cvii–cxiii (ending imperfectly), cxiv–cxxxi, cxxxiv–cxxxviii, cxxxii, cxxxix, cxxxiii, cxl–clxvii, clxix–clxxxii.
z4r [Additional legends.] ed. Graesse, nos clxviii, clxxxiii–clxxxviii.
[et6r] ‘De sancto Gulielmo'. Incipit: ‘[T]empore illo quo diuine placuit pietati anglorum gentem . . .’
t6v [Additional legends.] ed. Graesse, nos cxc (with variant incipit), lxxi, cxcvi–ccxii.
[rum4v] ‘De sancto Bernardino'. Incipit: ‘[I]n ciuitate inclyta senarum que ciuitas est uirginis nuncupata . . .’ Explicit: horis xxii. In celo autem . . .semper laus amen
Imprint: Venice: Christophorus Arnoldus, [not after 6 May] 1478. Folio.
Collation: a–h10 i8 K k10 L l8 M4 m10 n8 o–t10 v x8 y10 z [et] [con] [rum]8 [*]2.
Remarks: Leaf a2 signed a1, a3 a2, etc.
Hain: C 6415 = 6470;
Goff: Goff J‑89;
BMC: BMC V 206;
Proctor: Pr 4216;
Others: BSB‑Ink I‑69; CIBN J‑67; Oates 1688; Pellechet, ‘Voragine', no. 8; Seyboldt no. 19; Sheppard 3386.
Copy number: J-036(1)
Wanting the blank leaf a1, and [*2] containing the register.
Leaves a2 and [*1] are mounted. Leaf a9 is bound after i8.
Binding: Eighteenth-century red morocco, each cover decorated with triple gold fillets; gold-tooled spine; yellow-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; green silk bookmark; bound by Weir for comte MacCarthy Reagh.
Size: 283 × 200 × 47 mm.
Size of leaf: 276 × 182 mm.
Bibliographical notes by Douce on the recto of the front endleaf.
Two- to eight-line initials are supplied in red, blue, or interlocked red and blue; paragraph marks supplied in red or blue. The text is enclosed within single red rules (by Mrs Weir). Chapter numbers are supplied in black ink at the beginning of many of the legends.
Provenance: Justin, comte MacCarthy Reagh (1744-1811); sale (18 May 1789), lot 1043. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate; purchased at the MacCarthy sale for £0. 15. 0, with Douce noted as the purchaser in his copy of the catalogue. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 201.
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