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Cambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US): WKR 1.3.3

ISTC No.ij00096000
AuthorJacobus de Voragine
TitleLegenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia
ImprintCologne : Conrad Winters, de Homborch, 1480
Format
Languagelat
SubjectHagiography
Keywordsliterature devotional; liturgy
Periodmedieval

Description of Copy

Copy Id02011235
Holding InstitutionCambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US)
CollectionRichardson Collection
ShelfmarkWKR 1.3.3
NoteRecord created by John Lancaster.
Physical DescriptionBlank first leaf not present. Last leaf torn, mounted, not affecting text.
Size of leaves268 × 204 mm
SourceWalsh 398

Provenance 1481 - 1500

Areae-gx
Time period1481 - 1500
Provenance TypeDecoration
Rubrication noteInitials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes added in red. Most initials in gatherings a-q have been washed out and redrawn by the same rubricator responsible for the remaining signatures. (15th century?)
Manuscript notesA few contemporary ms. corrections in text.
Ms. notes (frequency)Occasional
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered uncertain

Provenance 1501 - 1810

PlaceWeddern (Geonames Id: 2813483)
Areae-gx
Time period1501 - 1810
Provenance nameH. G. <bookbinder> [Person; Binder] (Male, Clergy, Religious)
Weddern, Carthusians, OCart, 1476 - 1804 [Corporate body; Former Owner] (Religious institution, Religious)
Provenance TypeInscription
NoteInscription on front flyleaf: “p[ro] [con]ue[n]tu in wedder[en?]”; binding done at the monastery.
Binding note16th-century blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (rebacked), bound by the Carthusians at Wedderen, near Dülmen, Westphalia, displaying many of the stamps described by Goldschmidt, no. 165 and plate CV, but without the one of the Virgin and Child flanked by the letters “m l”; in the lower panel of the front cover are two heart-shaped stamps containing the letters “H” and “G,” in Goldschmidt’s opinion the initials of the monk who bound the volume; for a full-page color illustration of a similar binding, see pt. 2 of the Sotheby sale catalogue of George Dunn’s library, February 1914, no. 697; and for another Dülmen binding in the Harvard collection, see Walsh 430 (Goff R-164).
Binding date16th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialWood
Cover materialLeather
FurnitureYes
Binding statusOriginal binding (repaired)
TitlingNone
ToolingBlind
EdgesUncoloured
Writing on edgesNone
GaufferedNo
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain

Provenance 1901 - 1920

PlaceLondon
Areae-uk-en
Time period1901 - 1920
Provenance nameCrawshaw, Edward <F.R.G.S.>, - 1922 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NoteBookplate of E. Crawshaw on front pastedown (no. 533 in the Sotheby sale catalogue of his library, December 1920).
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain

Provenance 1921 - 1930

PlaceNew York (Geonames Id: 5128581)
Arean-us-ny
Time period1921 - 1930
Provenance nameMartini, Giuseppe / Joseph <Lugano bookseller>, 1870 - 1944 [Person; Bookseller] (Male, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeManuscript Notes
NotePencil collation note of Joseph Martini on front pastdown; clipped bookseller’s catalogue description mounted on front free endpaper has Richardson’s ms. note: “Martini. Mar. 1929”.
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain

Provenance 1929 - 1951

PlaceBoston (Geonames Id: 4930956)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1929 - 1951
Provenance nameRichardson, William King, 1859 - 1951 [Person; Donor] (Male, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Note1951 - Bequest of William King Richardson to Harvard. His note on bookseller's catalogue description: "Martini. Mar. 1929".
Method of acquisitionPurchase
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain

Provenance 1951 -

PlaceCambridge (Geonames Id: 4931972)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1951 -
Provenance nameHarvard College Library, 1636- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Note1951 - Bequest of William King Richardson.
Method of acquisitionBequest
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered complete
Last Edit2018-03-08 06:29:07

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Cambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US): WKR 1.3.3

ISTC No.ij00096000
AuthorJacobus de Voragine
TitleLegenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia
ImprintCologne : Conrad Winters, de Homborch, 1480
Format
Languagelat
SubjectHagiography
Keywordsliterature devotional; liturgy
Periodmedieval

Description of Copy

Copy Id02011235
Holding InstitutionCambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US)
CollectionRichardson Collection
ShelfmarkWKR 1.3.3
NoteRecord created by John Lancaster.
Physical DescriptionBlank first leaf not present. Last leaf torn, mounted, not affecting text.
Size of leaves268 × 204 mm
SourceWalsh 398

Provenance 1481 - 1500

Areae-gx
Time period1481 - 1500
Provenance TypeDecoration
Rubrication noteInitials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes added in red. Most initials in gatherings a-q have been washed out and redrawn by the same rubricator responsible for the remaining signatures. (15th century?)
Manuscript notesA few contemporary ms. corrections in text.
Ms. notes (frequency)Occasional
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered uncertain

Provenance 1501 - 1810

PlaceWeddern (Geonames Id: 2813483)
Areae-gx
Time period1501 - 1810
Provenance nameH. G. <bookbinder> [Person; Binder] (Male, Clergy, Religious)
Weddern, Carthusians, OCart, 1476 - 1804 [Corporate body; Former Owner] (Religious institution, Religious)
Provenance TypeInscription
NoteInscription on front flyleaf: “p[ro] [con]ue[n]tu in wedder[en?]”; binding done at the monastery.
Binding note16th-century blind-stamped calf over wooden boards (rebacked), bound by the Carthusians at Wedderen, near Dülmen, Westphalia, displaying many of the stamps described by Goldschmidt, no. 165 and plate CV, but without the one of the Virgin and Child flanked by the letters “m l”; in the lower panel of the front cover are two heart-shaped stamps containing the letters “H” and “G,” in Goldschmidt’s opinion the initials of the monk who bound the volume; for a full-page color illustration of a similar binding, see pt. 2 of the Sotheby sale catalogue of George Dunn’s library, February 1914, no. 697; and for another Dülmen binding in the Harvard collection, see Walsh 430 (Goff R-164).
Binding date16th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialWood
Cover materialLeather
FurnitureYes
Binding statusOriginal binding (repaired)
TitlingNone
ToolingBlind
EdgesUncoloured
Writing on edgesNone
GaufferedNo
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain

Provenance 1901 - 1920

PlaceLondon
Areae-uk-en
Time period1901 - 1920
Provenance nameCrawshaw, Edward <F.R.G.S.>, - 1922 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NoteBookplate of E. Crawshaw on front pastedown (no. 533 in the Sotheby sale catalogue of his library, December 1920).
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain

Provenance 1921 - 1930

PlaceNew York (Geonames Id: 5128581)
Arean-us-ny
Time period1921 - 1930
Provenance nameMartini, Giuseppe / Joseph <Lugano bookseller>, 1870 - 1944 [Person; Bookseller] (Male, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeManuscript Notes
NotePencil collation note of Joseph Martini on front pastdown; clipped bookseller’s catalogue description mounted on front free endpaper has Richardson’s ms. note: “Martini. Mar. 1929”.
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain

Provenance 1929 - 1951

PlaceBoston (Geonames Id: 4930956)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1929 - 1951
Provenance nameRichardson, William King, 1859 - 1951 [Person; Donor] (Male, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Note1951 - Bequest of William King Richardson to Harvard. His note on bookseller's catalogue description: "Martini. Mar. 1929".
Method of acquisitionPurchase
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain

Provenance 1951 -

PlaceCambridge (Geonames Id: 4931972)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1951 -
Provenance nameHarvard College Library, 1636- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Note1951 - Bequest of William King Richardson.
Method of acquisitionBequest
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered complete
Last Edit2018-03-08 06:29:07