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Bod-Inc: J-057

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 Mccccxcvi Finita circa festum ascensionis domini. 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 quam 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: Strasbourg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], c.12 May 1496. Folio.

Remarks: The colophon reads ‘circa' 12 May.


Collation: 1 2 a–z A–E8.6 F–I6.8 K–M6 N8.

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


ISTC: ij00133000

Hain: C 6467;

Goff: Goff J‑133;

BMC: BMC I 146;

Proctor: Pr 630;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑102; Oates 238; Rhodes 990; Seyboldt no. 87; Sheppard 499.

LCN: 14496728


Copy number: J-057(1)

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; two clasps and catches lost. On both covers intersecting double fillets form a frame within which are merrythoughts containing a fleuron; double fillets form an inner rectangle which is divided by further double fillets into triangular compartments. At the intersection of each set of fillets is a small flower-petal stamp. At the front is a small binding fragment, perhaps from a printed single-sheet indulgence; other strips are apparently from a manuscript written in a very small hand, the text not legible now.

Size: 296 × 212 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 193 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations, including comments on the text.

On a1r a six–line initial ‘A' is supplied in interlocked red and blue; other two- to four-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks supplied in red or blue; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Inscription in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand on the front pastedown: ‘Constat 16 th[aler?] [ ] vom pfarrer zu Kunbstorf(?)', possibly Kuntsdorf, a hamlet near Teublitz, Bavaria. Schäftlarn, Bavaria, Premonstratensians, SS. Dionysius and Iuliana; inscription on 11r: ‘Sum bibliothecæ monasterii Schëftlariensis'. Albert Cohn; Catalogue 159, no. 328. Purchased from Cohn, 26 Apr. 1884, for 12 Marks; see Library Bills.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q inf. 1.12.

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