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Cambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US): Inc 2025

ISTC No.ij00103000
AuthorJacobus de Voragine
TitleLegenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia
ImprintNuremberg : Anton Koberger, 1 Oct. 1482
Format
Languagelat
SubjectHagiography
Keywordsliterature devotional; liturgy
Periodmedieval

Description of Copy

Copy Id02020032
Holding InstitutionCambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US)
ShelfmarkInc 2025
NoteRecord created by John Lancaster.
Copy HistoryOld shelfmarks in ink on blank [a]1r: "25. E. 11." (in upper left quadrant, set in from margins; each part lined through with two diagonal slashes); "19. A. 15." (in upper left corner; lined out with a scribble). [18th-19th century]
Pencil notes on blank [a]1r, probably booksellers': 1) within a circle, "fol." above "344", with a line separating them; 2) "D.r." then "Wf" followed by "13" over "10" (with a line separating them), followed by "859" (with a line over it). [19th century]
Size of leaves306 × 210 mm
Copy FeaturesIncomplete
Manuscript signatures
Copy Features - Note[a]1 and [t]1 slightly mutilated.
Support material (book)Paper
SourceWalsh 690

Provenance 1482 - 1500

Areae-gx
Time period1482 - 1500
Provenance TypeDecoration
Manuscript Notes
Binding noteQuires numbered in ms. at foot of first leaf, but mostly trimmed away. No other traces of earlier binding.
Decoration NoteLarge initial added in red and 2 shades of green on [a]2r. There is also a black leaf-and-vine decoration in the right half of the upper margin of the same leaf.
Ornamental lettersYes
RubricationYes
Pen initialsYes
Rubrication noteInitials elsewhere, paragraph marks, and capital strokes added in red. (15th century)
Manuscript notesA few, in the first few leaves only; some in red. Cross references within the volume written in brown at head or foot of several leaves.
Ms. notes (frequency)A few
Location in BookParts only
Extraction of keywordsYes
Structuring the textYes
Reading marks (underlining and pointing hands)Yes
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Provenance 1870 - 1908

PlacePhiladelphia (Geonames Id: 4560349)
Arean-us-pa
Time period1870 - 1908
Provenance nameBowie, Richard Ashhurst, 1836 - 1887 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Lawyer, No characterisation/lay)
Bowie, Richard Henry Bayard, 1868 - 1927 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Lawyer, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeBibliographic Evidence
NoteFrom the library of Richard Ashhurst Bowie. Inherited by his son, who sold the collection to Mrs. Brandegee.
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceLibrary catalogue

Provenance 1908 - 1908

PlaceBrookline (Geonames Id: 4931482)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1908 - 1908
Provenance nameBrandegee, Mary Bryant <Mrs.>, 1871 - 1956 [Person; Donor] (Female, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NotePurchased from R.H.B Bowie and given to Harvard, 1908.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Provenance 1908 -

PlaceCambridge (Geonames Id: 4931972)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1908 -
Provenance nameHarvard College Library, 1636- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (University, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NoteGift of Mrs. E. D. Brandegee, 9 November 1908, in memory of William Fletcher Weld.
Method of acquisitionDonation
Binding noteBound at Harvard in half modern brown morocco and marbled boards.
Binding date20th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialPaper
Cover materialMixed
Binding statusRebound
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered complete
Last Edit2017-10-08 01:34:56

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Cambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US): Inc 2025

ISTC No.ij00103000
AuthorJacobus de Voragine
TitleLegenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia
ImprintNuremberg : Anton Koberger, 1 Oct. 1482
Format
Languagelat
SubjectHagiography
Keywordsliterature devotional; liturgy
Periodmedieval

Description of Copy

Copy Id02020032
Holding InstitutionCambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US)
ShelfmarkInc 2025
NoteRecord created by John Lancaster.
Copy HistoryOld shelfmarks in ink on blank [a]1r: "25. E. 11." (in upper left quadrant, set in from margins; each part lined through with two diagonal slashes); "19. A. 15." (in upper left corner; lined out with a scribble). [18th-19th century]
Pencil notes on blank [a]1r, probably booksellers': 1) within a circle, "fol." above "344", with a line separating them; 2) "D.r." then "Wf" followed by "13" over "10" (with a line separating them), followed by "859" (with a line over it). [19th century]
Size of leaves306 × 210 mm
Copy FeaturesIncomplete
Manuscript signatures
Copy Features - Note[a]1 and [t]1 slightly mutilated.
Support material (book)Paper
SourceWalsh 690

Provenance 1482 - 1500

Areae-gx
Time period1482 - 1500
Provenance TypeDecoration
Manuscript Notes
Binding noteQuires numbered in ms. at foot of first leaf, but mostly trimmed away. No other traces of earlier binding.
Decoration NoteLarge initial added in red and 2 shades of green on [a]2r. There is also a black leaf-and-vine decoration in the right half of the upper margin of the same leaf.
Ornamental lettersYes
RubricationYes
Pen initialsYes
Rubrication noteInitials elsewhere, paragraph marks, and capital strokes added in red. (15th century)
Manuscript notesA few, in the first few leaves only; some in red. Cross references within the volume written in brown at head or foot of several leaves.
Ms. notes (frequency)A few
Location in BookParts only
Extraction of keywordsYes
Structuring the textYes
Reading marks (underlining and pointing hands)Yes
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Provenance 1870 - 1908

PlacePhiladelphia (Geonames Id: 4560349)
Arean-us-pa
Time period1870 - 1908
Provenance nameBowie, Richard Ashhurst, 1836 - 1887 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Lawyer, No characterisation/lay)
Bowie, Richard Henry Bayard, 1868 - 1927 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Lawyer, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeBibliographic Evidence
NoteFrom the library of Richard Ashhurst Bowie. Inherited by his son, who sold the collection to Mrs. Brandegee.
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceLibrary catalogue

Provenance 1908 - 1908

PlaceBrookline (Geonames Id: 4931482)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1908 - 1908
Provenance nameBrandegee, Mary Bryant <Mrs.>, 1871 - 1956 [Person; Donor] (Female, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NotePurchased from R.H.B Bowie and given to Harvard, 1908.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Provenance 1908 -

PlaceCambridge (Geonames Id: 4931972)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1908 -
Provenance nameHarvard College Library, 1636- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (University, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NoteGift of Mrs. E. D. Brandegee, 9 November 1908, in memory of William Fletcher Weld.
Method of acquisitionDonation
Binding noteBound at Harvard in half modern brown morocco and marbled boards.
Binding date20th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialPaper
Cover materialMixed
Binding statusRebound
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered complete
Last Edit2017-10-08 01:34:56