Cambridge, University Library (GB)
AuthorJacobus de Voragine
TitleLegenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia
Imprint[Strassburg : Printer of the 1481 'Legenda Aurea'], 1482
Keywordsliterature devotional; liturgy
Description of Copy
Holding InstitutionCambridge, University Library (GB)
NoteTitle from caption at incipit on leaf [c1] recto.
Date of printing from colophon on leaf [Z10] recto, which reads in full: Lombardica hystoria explicit Anno d[omi]ni .M.cccclxxxii.
Text in two columns.
Spaces left blank for initials.
Signatures: [a-y⁸ z⁶ A-C⁸ D⁶ E-H⁸ I⁶ K-L⁸ M⁶ N-Y⁸ Z¹⁰]. Leaf [a1] blank.
[Table of contents in alphabetical order, with prologue], [a2]r-[b6]v; Jacobus de Voragine. Prologue, incipit "Jncipit p[ro]logus super legendas sanctorum : quas collegit in unum frater Jacobus Januensis ordinis fratrum praedicatorum", [b7]r; [Table of chapters], [b7v]-[b8]v; Jacobus de Voragine. Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia, [c1]r-[Z10]r; colophon, [Z10]r.
BM 15th cent., I, 97
BN cat. des incun., J-83
GW, M11296 (with digital facsimiles)
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Original item identifier in source database: 5548290
PlaceCambridge (Geonames ID: 2653941)
NoteInscribed '1483. Ad i[n]sta[n]cia[m] fr[atr]is vlric[i] villici d[e] augusta p[ro] tu[n]c [con]f[essoris]. [com]p[ar]at[us] e[st] lib[er] iste sic[ut] alii noue[m] de p[ropri]a el[emos]i[n]a [?] abs[que] [con]ue[n]t[us] da[m]pno. oret[ur] p[ro] eo et aliis b<enef>icis [?]' on lower pastedown, Germany, 1483, friar Ulrich of Augsburg unidentified. Inscribed 'Ad Biblioth[ecam] Fr[atru]m Min[orum] Conuent[ualium] S. Francisci Herbipoli' on leaf [a2] recto, i.e. the Conventual Franciscans, WuÌrzburg, Germany, 17th [?] century. John Couch Adams, Lowndean Professor of Astronomy, his bookplate on upper pastedown and shelfmark 'Adams.4.48.14' on leaf [a2] recto; his bequest to Cambridge University Library in 1892.
Binding noteBlind-tooled pigskin, coloured in brown, over wooden boards, sewn on three double-split alum-tawed skin spine bands, endbands of alum-tawed skin core and plaited sewing going through the spine leather, with two rectangular copper-alloy fastening catches secured by three copper-alloy nails at the fore-edge of upper board, two stubs of pigskin straps for fastening metal clasps [wanting] at the fore-edge of lower board, held in place by two small rectangular copper-alloy plaquettes, each secured by two copper-alloy nails, with round copper-alloy centre- and corner-bosses on both boards, attributable to a workshop named WuÌrzburg Dominikaner EinzelgaÌnger or Lamm (WuÌrttemberg), active in Baden-WuÌrttemberg or Bavaria, Germany, between 1473 and 1483 (EBDB w002695); blind-tooling includes a symbol of the Agnus Dei (EBDB s019936), a large 6-petal rosette (EBDB s019943), a very small rosette (EBDB s035470) and a unicorn (EBDB s019938). Manuscript titles 'Legenda sanctorum' in black ink on upper board, Germany, 16th [?] century, and on head spine compartment, Germany, 18th [?] century.
Decoration NoteInitials, paragraph marks and highlighting of printed capitals supplied in red by hand, France or Germany, 1480s.
Manuscript notesManuscript notes in cursive hand: 'Anno 1481 ve[n]it onorat[us] [?] f[rate]r uocat[us] d[e] frawen aurach q[ui] [?] id[em] extit[er]at [con]f[essor] [?] ad locu[m] istu[m] atoto [con]ue[n]tu soror[um] et ma[n]sit h[ic] i[n] quo t[em]p[o]r[e] [com]p[ar]ati su[n]t libri...' on lower pastedown, recording the acquisition of books in 1481 after the arrival of a friar from the Dominican convent of Frauenaurach, near Erlangen in Bavaria; 'Memorandu[m] q[uod] 1483 fuit pestis epidimie i[n] univ[er]sa t[er]ra alamanie' on upper pastedown, recording an outbreak of plague in Germany, which caused the death of a nun and a local chaplain died, whereas all other nuns from the same convent survived.
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
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