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Bod-Inc: J-061

Jacobus de Voragine

Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. Short version, with the life of S. Claudius.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Table of contents according to the annual cycle.] ‘De festiuitatibus que eueniunt infra tempus deuiacionis'.

[a3r] ‘Prologus ostendens modum reperiendi materias contentas in diuersis locis huius voluminis'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam sicut dicit Ysidorus in libro De summo bono ad conuersationem et correctionem . . .’

[a2r] [Subject index.] Incipit: ‘[A]bscondita diuinitus manifestantur. Legenda octoagesima secunda capitulo B. In principio . . .’

[b1r] 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–clv, clxxxiii, clvi–clxxxii.

[z3v] ‘Explicit Legenda aurea siue Lombardica historia Iacobi de Voragine episcopi ianuensis'.

[z3v] ‘De sancto Claudio'. Incipit: ‘[C]laudius ex nobili Salmensium principium seu palatinorum genealogia ortum duxit . . .’ Explicit: sancto suo magnificans . . .seculorum. Amen’


Imprint: Geneva: Adam Steinschaber, 25 Oct. 1480. Folio.


Collation: [a10 b–y8 z6].

Types: Types: 120 G, 76 G. Capital spaces.

Leaves: 184 leaves; 2 columns.

Line number: 56 lines ([b1r]).

Type area: Type area: 213 ×147 mm ([b1r]).


ISTC: ij00175500

Hain: C 6422;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: Besson CCXII; BSB‑Ink I‑78; Lőkkös, Genève, 10; Pellechet MS. 6478 (6455); Seyboldt no. 30; Sheppard 6768-9.

LCN: 14438694


Copy number: J-061(1)

Wanting sheet [a1.10].

Binding: Eighteenth-century French calf; each cover is decorated with triple fillets in blind; gold-tooled spine with floral stamps in framed compartments; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 298 × 218 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 204 mm.

Early marginal annotations, including material to be noted, ‘nota' marks, pointing hands, and underlining in the text in black ink. ‘De sancto Andrea' and ‘De sancto Nicolao' have been added to the table of contents.

Two- to six-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Petrus de Fita, Augustinian canon, Bordeaux (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on [z6v]: 'Ad vsum fratris Petri de Fita ordinis sancti Augustini conuentus Burdigale filius castri Andrute diocesis Bazaten[sis]'. Johannes [ ] (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on [z6r]: ‘Fratri Johannis [ ]'. Gerard Thomin (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on [z6r]: ‘Pertinet fratri G[erar]do Thominus sacre theologie bacalar. conuentus Aurilhiaci'. Raymundus Fortis (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on [z6r]: ‘Pertinet fratri Raymundo Forti sacre theologie [ ] Emi pro iii ffis burdigal[ ]'. Louis César de la Baume le Blanc, duc de La Vallière (1708-1780); sale, pt. 1, vol. 3 (1783), lot 4700; note on the verso of the front endleaf; number in the lower left-hand corner of the recto of the back endleaf, added by Crevenna. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); purchased at the Vallière sale for for [ ] 8. 19; sale (1789), part III lot 5944, according to the annotated catalogue marked down to Scholle for Fl. 8. Engelbert-Karl Arenberg, 10th Duke of Arenberg (1899-1974); note [by David Rogers] on the verso of the front endleaf; running number on label on the spine: ‘143[4?]'. Purchased in 1961 from August Laube, out of the Gordon Duff Fund; see ‘Notable Accessions: Printed Books', BLR 7,1 (1962), 55, and printed label on the verso of the front endleaf.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. FS1.1480.1.

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