Cambridge, University Library (GB): Inc.3.A.2.3
AuthorJacobus de Voragine
TitleLegenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia
Imprint[Strassburg : Heinrich Eggestein, not after 1471]
Keywordsliterature devotional; liturgy
Description of Copy
Holding InstitutionCambridge, University Library (GB)
NoteTitle from explicit on leaf [G5] recto.
The Karlsruhe copy has a purchase inscription dated April 1472. Rhodes describes additional printing in red on leaf [b1a].
Text in two columns.
Spaces left blank for initials.
Signatures: [a²; b¹⁰ c¹⁰⁺¹ (+c6*:Cu[m] [ergo] iam xv. dieb[us] a[n]te pascha[m] ecc[lesi]a[m] b[ea]ti st[ephana]e · freque[n]tantes") d-i¹⁰ k¹⁰⁺¹ (+k8*: unde cum iudei ad capiendum [christu]m pergerent) l-q¹⁰ r⁸ (+r6*: Sed quia multa adulteria in hijs uigi=/lijs fiebant; r8 [blank ?] cancelled) s¹⁰⁺¹ (+s7*: cur no[n] velit incorruptam a putredinis seruare fetore) t-z¹⁰ A-F¹⁰ G⁶]
Additional single leaves [k8*] and [r6*] consisting of one column of text on recto only.
[Table of rubrics], [a1]r-[a2]r; [printer's register], [a2]v; Jacobus de Voragine. Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia, [b1]r-[G5]r, including prologue, [b1].
BM 15th cent., I, 71
BN cat. des incun., J-61
BSB-Ink, I-64 (with digital facsimile)
GW, M11299 (with digital facsimile)
Leaves [e1]-[e2] and their conjoints [e9]-[e10] transposed by binder; additional leaf [k8*] in the life of S. Jacobus misbound after leaf [i7] in the life of S. Ambrosius; leaf [o5] or [o6] is a cancel; additional leaf [s7*] misbound before [s7].
Wanting first conjoint leaves [a1]-[a2] (table of contents) and last blank leaf [G6].
 leaves ;
Original item identifier in source database: 5533353
PlaceCambridge (Geonames Id: 2653941)
NoteStamp ' ConfreÌrie de St. Jean l'EÌvang[eliste] / Non nobis domine' in red on leaves [b1] recto and [G7] recto, probably the stamp of an unidentified French branch of the Hospitallers of St John the Evangelist, France, 18th or 19th century. Marked 'N9' on upper pastedown and 'No. 11 [crossed away and substituted by 14]' and '6' on verso of second lower free endpaper, all in pencil. Bought at Sotheby's, 17 December 1894, lot 806.
Binding noteParchment over pasteboards, France, 18th century; bookblock edges painted blue, 16th [?] century.
Decoration NoteLarge initial with reserved and pen-flourished decoration in red on leaf [b1] recto, initials, some with reserved decoration, rubrics and highlighting of printed capitals in red throughout, all supplied by hand, France, Strasbourg [?], 1470s [?].
Manuscript notesA few marginal manuscript notes in cursive hands, late 15th century. A manuscript table of contents in two columns in cursive hand on recto and verso of first upper free endpaper, France, 18th [?] century.
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
Last Edit2017-04-30 12:00:00