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Jacobus de Voragine

Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. With texts relating to Marian feasts as J‑041; legends as J‑043.

 

Analysis of Content

11r [Title-page.] ‘Lombardica historia que a plerisque Aurea legenda sanctorum appellatur.’

12r ‘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 . . .’

12r [Subject index.] ‘Tabula legendarum'. Incipit: ‘[A]bscondita diuinitus manifestantur. Legenda octuagesima secunda capitulo B. In principio . . .’ The title is expressed in the running heading.

25r ‘Prologus'. ed. Graesse, 1-2.

25v ‘Capitula'. ‘De festiuitatibus que occurrunt infra tempus renouationis'.

a1r 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.

H5r [First colophon.] ‘Explicit Legenda Lombardica Jacobi de Voragine ordinis predicatorum episcopi Januensis Impressa Argentine anno domini Mccccxcii. Sequuntur additiones'.

H5v ‘Sequuntur quedam legende a quibusdam aliis superaddite'. ed. Graesse, nos clxxxiii, cxcv.

H6r 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.

I1r Beda: Sermo. Incipit: ‘Beata dei genitrix virgo semper Maria templum domini sacrarum . . .’

I2r [Additional legends.] ed. Graesse, nos cxciii–cxciv, clxxxiv–clxxxv.

I4v Paulus II, Pont. Max.: ‘De festo presentationis Marie 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 . . .’

I5r Paulus II, Pont. Max.: ‘Bulla indulgentiarum prefati festi' [21 Jan. 1464]. Incipit: ‘Paulus episcopus seruus seruorum dei . . . Ad id maxime versatur nostra intentio vt . . .’

I5v Adolphus, Archiepiscopus Mogonciacensis: ‘Institutio huius festi' [30 Aug. 1468]. Incipit: ‘Adolphus dei gratia sancte Maguntine sedis archiepiscopus . . . rei memoriam. Ex specialis deuotionis affectu quarum ad inclitam propugnatricem . . .’

I5v ‘De eodem festo'. Incipit: ‘Que est illa puella mater et virgo semper Maria . . .’

I6v [Additional legends.] ed. Graesse, nos clxxxvi–clxxxix (part).

K3r Anselmus [S. pseudo-: Extracts from Tractatus de conceptione Mariae virginis.] PL CLIX 301-5.

K3v ‘Ex decreto concilii Basiliensis'. Incipit: ‘[S]acrosancta generalis synodus Basiliensis in spiritu sancto legitime congregata . . .Elucidantibus gratie diuine mysteria mercedem gloriosam repromisit . . .’

K4r [Additional legends.] ed. Graesse, nos clxxxix (part)–cxc, lii, lxiv, lxxi, cxcvi–ccxviii.

Imprint

Imprint: Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 9 Aug. 1492. Folio.

Collation

Collation: 18 26 a–z A–E8.6 F–I6.8 K–M6 N8.

Remarks: Leaf 11 is unsigned, 12 signed 11, etc.

References

ISTC: ij00129000

Hain: CR 6458;

Goff: Goff J‑129;

Proctor: Pr 624;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑97; CIBN J‑101; Pellechet, ‘Voragine', no. 51; Polain 2203; Rhodes 987; Seyboldt no. 75; Sheppard 485.

LCN: 14499965

Copies

Copy number: J-055(1)

Wanting the blank leaf N8.

Binding: The upper cover of contemporary German blind-tooled leather (Augsburg, Kyriß workshop no. 83) has been relaid on nineteenth-century calf, bound for the Bodleian Library; rebacked. On the upper cover fillets form a rectangle at the head of the cover containing the word ‘[lom]bardica'; triple fillets form an outer frame within which is a cresting and floral roll (Kyriß pl. 169, no. 1); further triple fillets form an inner frame, containing a small flower-petal stamp (Kyriß pl. 169, no. 6); in the inner rectangle are merrythoughts (Kyriß pl. 169, no. 5), each containing fleurons (Kyriß pl. 169, no. 8).

Size: 292 × 211 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 281 × 194 mm.

Marginal annotations, including some in pencil, and pointing hands. Rhyming couplet on 26v, written in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand: ‘Venite mares et femine | Ploremus cum Maria virgine'.

Two- to five-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, are supplied in red or blue; paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining supplied in red. The Raitenhaslach inscription is decorated in red and black ink, with underlining and capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Raitenhaslach, Bavaria, Cistercians, S. Pancras, from Georgius Wankhaus(?), ‘capellanus in Saldentall'; inscription on 11r: ‘Iste libellus est beate Marie virginis in Rayttenhaslach comparatus per fratrem Georgium Wankhaus(?) tempore quo fuit capellanus in Saldentall xvc iii' [the personal names and ‘capellanus' have been altered from the original inscription; the date is an addition]. Albert Cohn; Catalogue 159, either no. 326 or 327. Purchased from Cohn, 26 Apr. 1884, for 12 Marks; see Library Bills.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q inf. 1.10.


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