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Bod-Inc: J-063

Jacobus de Voragine

Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia. With additional lives and the life of S. Claudius


Analysis of Content

aa1r [Title-page.] ‘Legenda aurea sanctorum'.

aa2r ‘Incipit tabula super legendas sanctorum secundum ordinem alphabeti collecta. Et primo premittitur prologus qui ostendit modum reperiendi materias contentas in diuersis locis huius voluminis'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam sicut dicit Ysidorus in libro De summo bono ad conuersationem et correctionem . . .’

aa2r [Subject index.] Incipit: ‘[A]bscondita diuinitus manifestantur. Legenda octuagesimasecunda capitulo B. In principio . . .’

bb4v ‘Prologus'. ed. Graesse, 1-2.

bb5r ‘Capitula'. ‘De festiuitatibus que eueniunt infra tempus renovationis'.

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.

F8r ‘Explicit Legenda aurea siue Lombardica hystoria Iacobi de Voragine ordinis predicatorum episcopi Ianuensis. Sequuntur quedam legende a quibusdam aliis superaddite'. ed. Graesse, nos clxxxiii, ccxvii–ccxviii, ccxiii–ccxvi, clxxxix (part only, beginning imperfectly, and with variations), cxc (with variant beginning).

H1r ‘De sancto Claudio’ Incipit: ‘[C]laudius ex nobili Salinentium principium seu palatinorum genealogia ortum . . .’ in secula seculorum. Amen

H4v [Additional legends.] ed. Graesse, no. ccii.


Imprint: [Lyons: Perrinus Lathomi, Bonifacius Johannis and Johannes de Villa Veteri], 18 Nov. 1494. 4°.


Collation: aa8 bb6 a–z A–G8 H6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ij00131500

Hain: C 6463;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: Hillard 1120; Oates 3228.5; Polain 2206; Seyboldt no. 82; not in Sheppard.


Copy number: J-063(1)

Binding: English seventeenth-century calf; rebacked.

Size: 250 × 172 × 61 mm.

Size of leaf: 241 × 162 mm.

On aa1v a note in a sixteenth-century hand mentioning Jerusalem. On bb6v a note in English about the author in a sixteenth-century hand. Early marginal annotations in several hands, including extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks, also scribbles, drawings (a bishop's mitre, a cross, faces, geometrical figures), and pen-trials.

Provenance: T. Dayly (sixteenth century); probably Thomas Dalley. Robert Feyld (sixteenth century); probably Robert Field († by June 1521); inscription on aa1r: ‘Liber magistri Roberti Feyld ex dono magistri T. Dayly vi[cario] de March[am]'. William White (1604-1678); note on the recto of the front endleaf, in his hand: ‘A 4to wanting in ye roome of this. Athertons pænitentiall in place of this'; the book here referred to is Nicholas Bernard, ‘The Penitent Death of a Woeful Sinner: Penitent Death of John Atherton late Bishop of Waterford in Ireland, who was executed at Dublin, 5 Dec. 1640' (Dublin: by the Society of Stationers, 1641) [Wing B2014]. Marlborough, Wiltshire, Vicar's Library, St Mary's; bequeathed by White in 1678 to the Mayor and Corporation of Marlborough for the use of successive vicars of St Mary's; former Marlborough shelfmarks on fore-edge: ‘458'; ‘22'. Deposited in the Bodleian in 1985.

SHELFMARK: Marl. O 19.

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