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Bod-Inc: J-051

Jacobus de Voragine

Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. With texts relating to Marian feasts as J‑041; legends as J‑043, but different additional legends at the end.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Lombardica hystoria.’

a1v ‘Incipit tabula super legendas sanctorum secundum ordinem alphabeti collecta. Et primo premittitur prologus qui ostendit modum reperiendi materias contentas in diuersis locis huius voluminis'. ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam sicut dicit Isidorus in libro De summo bono ad conuersationem et correctionem . . .’

a1v [Subject index.] ‘Registrum alphabeticum'. Incipit: ‘[A]bscondita diuinitus manifestantur. Legenda lxxxii capitulo B. In principio . . .’ The title is expressed in the running heading.

b6v ‘Prologus'. ed. Graesse, 1-2.

b7r ‘Capitula'. ‘De festiuitatibus que occurrunt infra tempus renouationis'.

c1r Jacobus de Voragine: Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. ed. Graesse, nos i–xlvii, xlix–li, liii–lxiii, lxv, lxvii–lxx, lxxii–lxxxiv, lxxxvi, lxxxv, lxxxvii–xciv, xcvi, xcv (with additional section on the name), xcvii–cxxxi, cxxxiv–cxxxviii, cxxxii, cxxxix, cxxxiii, cxl–clxxxii.

DD1v ‘Explicit Legenda Lombardica Jacobi de Voragine episcopi Januensis'.

DD2r ‘Sequuntur quedam legende a quibusdam aliis superaddite'. ed. Graesse, nos clxxxiii, cxcv.

DD3r Bonifacius IX, Pont. Max.: ‘Tenor bulle per Bonifacium Papam ix transmisse ad diuersas mundi partes super festo visitationis beate Marie virginis ad Elizabeth'. Bulla ‘Superni benignitas conditoris' [9 Nov. 1389]. MBR 4, 602-4.

DD4v Beda: Sermo. Incipit: ‘Beata dei genitrix virgo semper Maria templum domini sacrarum . . .’

DD6r [Additional legends.] ed. Graesse, nos cxciii–cxciv, clxxxiv–clxxxv.

EE3r Paulus II, Pont. Max.: ‘De festo presentationis Marie virginis ad templum in Hierusalem'. Bulla ‘Rationi congruit et conuenit' [16 Sept. 1464]. Incipit: ‘[P]aulus episcopus seruus seruorum dei ad futuram rei memoriam. Rationi congruit et conuenit honestati vt ea que . . .’

EE3v Paulus II, Pont. Max.: ‘Bulla indulgentiarum prefati festi' [21 Jan. 1464]. Incipit: ‘Paulus episcopus seruus seruorum dei . . . Ad id maxime versatur nostra intentio vt . . .’

EE4r Adolphus, Archiepiscopus Mogonciacensis: ‘Institutio huius festi' [30 Aug. 1468]. Incipit: ‘Adolfus dei gratia sancte Maguntine sedis archiepiscopus . . . rei memoriam. Ex specialis deuotionis affectu quam ad inclitam propugnatricem . . .’ [Additional legends.] ed. Graesse, nos clxxxvi, clxxxix (part), cxc, lxxi, cxcvi–cxcvii, cxcix, cc, ccii–ccvii, ccx, ccxi, ccxiv.


Imprint: Ulm: Conrad Dinckmut, 1488. Folio.


Collation: a b8 c–z A–Z AA–FF8 GG10.


ISTC: ij00121000

Hain: C 6449;

Goff: Goff J‑121;

BMC: BMC II 536;

Proctor: Pr 2570;

Others: Amelung, Frühdruck, I 118; BSB‑Ink I‑91; CIBN J‑94; Pellechet, ‘Voragine', no. 45; Seyboldt no. 65; Sheppard 1849.

LCN: 14499885


Copy number: J-051(1)

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with a central boss, four corner-pieces, two catches, and one clasp lost. On both covers triple fillets form an outer frame within which is a scroll stamp and a small round rosette stamp. Triple fillets form an inner rectangle which is divided by further triple fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments each containg the rosette stamp. The spine is decorated with the rosette stamp, and at the head are the remains of a manuscript label; the number ‘133' is painted in red at the tail.

Size: 290 × 200 × 120 mm.

Size of leaf: 273 × 190 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations, including corrections to the text, and underlining in the text in black ink.

Three- to five-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in red; paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining supplied in red as far as gathering A.

Provenance: Thierhaupten, Bavaria, Benedictines, SS. Petrus et Paulus; inscription on a1r: ‘Thierhaupten'. Albert Cohn; catalogue 159, no. 323. Purchased from Cohn, 26 Apr. 1884, for 22 Marks; see Library Bills; pencil note by Madan on a1r.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q inf. 1.7.

Copy number: J-051(2)

Leaf GG10 mutilated.

Binding: Contemporary German (Kyriß workshop no. 36?) blind-tooled half pigskin over wooden boards, with one metal clasp and two metal catches. On both covers triple fillets form a rectangle which is divided by further triple fillets into rectangular compartments, containing a large rosette stamp (perhaps Kyriß pl. 81, no. 7) and a lozenge-shaped holy face stamp (perhaps Kyriß pl. 81, no. 6), both stamps attributed to the Benedictines of Wiblingen (Kyriß workshop no. 36). The corners of the upper cover are damaged.

Size: 288 × 205 × 100 mm.

Size of leaf: 275 × 190 mm.

The rear pastedown is a sheet, with one leaf signed H, from an illustrated printed (sixteenth-century(?)) edition of Guilelmus Parisiensis, Postilla super Epistolas et Evangelia.

Early notes on the front pastedown; occasional early marginal annotations.

Provenance: Adam Harsch (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on front pastedown: ‘Sum Adami Harsch. Deus protector meus'. Revd Sir William Henry Cope (1811-1892), 12th Bt; anonymous engraved armorial book-plate, with motto: ‘Aequo adeste animo': see Howe, Book Plates, 6824; sale, London: Puttick & Simpson, 27 July 1893, lot 1050. Thomas Baker (fl. 1877-1904); ticket on the front pastedown. Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855-1932); name in pencil on the front pastedown. Donated or bequeathed by Toynbee.

SHELFMARK: Toynbee 1109.

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