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Cambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US): Inc 278

ISTC No.ij00081000
AuthorJacobus de Voragine
TitleLegenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia
Imprint[Strassburg : Heinrich Eggestein, not after 1471]
Format
Languagelat
SubjectHagiography
Keywordsliterature devotional; liturgy
Periodmedieval

Description of Copy

Copy Id02007334
Holding InstitutionCambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US)
ShelfmarkInc 278
NoteA more precise collation than that given by BMC (including the 2-leaf table of rubrics at the front) is: [1²; 2¹⁰ 3¹⁰(7+1) 4-9¹⁰ 10¹⁰(8+1) 11-13¹⁰ 14¹⁰(±6) 15-16¹⁰ 17⁸(6+1;-8); 18¹⁰(±2;7+1) 19-29¹⁰ 30⁶; 30/6 blank]. Leaves 10/8+1 and 17/6+1 are half-size leaves consisting of 1 column of text on recto, with verso blank. These were machined as folio half-sheets, with the blank portion used as a binding stub (visible after 10/2 and 17/2).
Record created by John Lancaster.
Physical DescriptionLacks the 2-leaf table of rubrics at front and final blank leaf.
Size of leaves315 × 222 mm
SourceWalsh 90

Provenance 1471 - 1500

PlaceGermany?
Areae-gx
Time period1471 - 1500
Provenance TypeDecoration
Rubrication noteInitials, chapter titles, and capital strokes added in red; ms. incipits on 2/1r (= BMC [a]1r); half-leaf 17/6+1 has ms. chapter title on verso. -- Ms. quiring, partly trimmed away. (15th century)
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered uncertain

Provenance 1860 - 1912

PlaceRichmond (Geonames Id: 2639389)
Areae-uk-en
Time period1860 - 1912
Provenance nameHodgkin, John Eliot, 1829 - 1912 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, No characterisation/lay) Engineer
Shimmin, Hugh, - 1879 [Person; Binder] (Male, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeBinding
NoteHodgkin's ms. notes on a printed form with heading "Adnotatio" and his monogram on rear pastedown; also described in his "Rariora" (London, 1902), v. 2, pp. 92-93; no. 1561 in the catalogue of the Sotheby sale of his library, May 1914 (sold for £3-5-0 to P. Mordaunt Barnard [annotated copy of the catalogue at Harvard]).
Binding noteBound by Hugh Shimmin of Liverpool in 19th-century black morocco over bevelled boards, stamped in blind and gilt to a 16th-century design; Shimmin's stamp in blind on front turn-in. -- Rebacked, with additional repairs and other conservation work, in 1987 by Brown Conservators (typescript note mounted on rear free endpaper).
Binding date19th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialPaper
Cover materialLeather
Binding statusRebound
TitlingTooled
ToolingBlind and gold
EdgesUncoloured
Writing on edgesNone
GaufferedNo
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain

Provenance 1914 - 1915

PlaceTunbridge Wells (Geonames Id: 2639022)
Areae-uk-en
Time period1914 - 1915
Provenance nameBarnard, Percy Mordaunt (1868-1941), 1868 - 1941 [Person; Bookseller] (Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeManuscript Notes
Bibliographic Evidence
NoteMordaunt's ms. description of the volume mounted on front free endpaper, with price £10-0-0; he is also recorded as the purchaser of the volume at the sale of Hodgkin's library, May 1914 (annotated copy at Harvard), for £3-5-0.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Price3/5/0 pounds sterling
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Auction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1915 -

PlaceCambridge (Geonames Id: 4931972)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1915 -
Provenance nameHarvard Library, 1636- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NoteBought with the Charles Eliot Norton fund, accessioned 20 April 1915.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered complete
Last Edit2017-10-17 02:06:46

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Cambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US): Inc 278

ISTC No.ij00081000
AuthorJacobus de Voragine
TitleLegenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia
Imprint[Strassburg : Heinrich Eggestein, not after 1471]
Format
Languagelat
SubjectHagiography
Keywordsliterature devotional; liturgy
Periodmedieval

Description of Copy

Copy Id02007334
Holding InstitutionCambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US)
ShelfmarkInc 278
NoteA more precise collation than that given by BMC (including the 2-leaf table of rubrics at the front) is: [1²; 2¹⁰ 3¹⁰(7+1) 4-9¹⁰ 10¹⁰(8+1) 11-13¹⁰ 14¹⁰(±6) 15-16¹⁰ 17⁸(6+1;-8); 18¹⁰(±2;7+1) 19-29¹⁰ 30⁶; 30/6 blank]. Leaves 10/8+1 and 17/6+1 are half-size leaves consisting of 1 column of text on recto, with verso blank. These were machined as folio half-sheets, with the blank portion used as a binding stub (visible after 10/2 and 17/2).
Record created by John Lancaster.
Physical DescriptionLacks the 2-leaf table of rubrics at front and final blank leaf.
Size of leaves315 × 222 mm
SourceWalsh 90

Provenance 1471 - 1500

PlaceGermany?
Areae-gx
Time period1471 - 1500
Provenance TypeDecoration
Rubrication noteInitials, chapter titles, and capital strokes added in red; ms. incipits on 2/1r (= BMC [a]1r); half-leaf 17/6+1 has ms. chapter title on verso. -- Ms. quiring, partly trimmed away. (15th century)
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered uncertain

Provenance 1860 - 1912

PlaceRichmond (Geonames Id: 2639389)
Areae-uk-en
Time period1860 - 1912
Provenance nameHodgkin, John Eliot, 1829 - 1912 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, No characterisation/lay) Engineer
Shimmin, Hugh, - 1879 [Person; Binder] (Male, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeBinding
NoteHodgkin's ms. notes on a printed form with heading "Adnotatio" and his monogram on rear pastedown; also described in his "Rariora" (London, 1902), v. 2, pp. 92-93; no. 1561 in the catalogue of the Sotheby sale of his library, May 1914 (sold for £3-5-0 to P. Mordaunt Barnard [annotated copy of the catalogue at Harvard]).
Binding noteBound by Hugh Shimmin of Liverpool in 19th-century black morocco over bevelled boards, stamped in blind and gilt to a 16th-century design; Shimmin's stamp in blind on front turn-in. -- Rebacked, with additional repairs and other conservation work, in 1987 by Brown Conservators (typescript note mounted on rear free endpaper).
Binding date19th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialPaper
Cover materialLeather
Binding statusRebound
TitlingTooled
ToolingBlind and gold
EdgesUncoloured
Writing on edgesNone
GaufferedNo
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain

Provenance 1914 - 1915

PlaceTunbridge Wells (Geonames Id: 2639022)
Areae-uk-en
Time period1914 - 1915
Provenance nameBarnard, Percy Mordaunt (1868-1941), 1868 - 1941 [Person; Bookseller] (Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeManuscript Notes
Bibliographic Evidence
NoteMordaunt's ms. description of the volume mounted on front free endpaper, with price £10-0-0; he is also recorded as the purchaser of the volume at the sale of Hodgkin's library, May 1914 (annotated copy at Harvard), for £3-5-0.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Price3/5/0 pounds sterling
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Auction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1915 -

PlaceCambridge (Geonames Id: 4931972)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1915 -
Provenance nameHarvard Library, 1636- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NoteBought with the Charles Eliot Norton fund, accessioned 20 April 1915.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered complete
Last Edit2017-10-17 02:06:46