Material Evidence
in Incunabula

Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Nationale Bibliotheek van Nederland (NL): KW 169 A 17

ISTC No.ij00090000
AuthorJacobus de Voragine
TitleLegenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia
ImprintNuremberg : Anton Koberger, 11 Aug. 1478
Format
Languagelat
SubjectHagiography
Keywordsliterature devotional; liturgy
Periodmedieval

Description of Copy

Copy Id02101824
Holding InstitutionKoninklijke Bibliotheek - Nationale Bibliotheek van Nederland (NL)
ShelfmarkKW 169 A 17
NoteRecord created by Ruben Celani
Physical DescriptionFirst and last quire ([*] and [H]) are not bound, but loose at the beginning and at the end of the book. Quire [f] has the first bifolio ([f1|f8]) duplicated, being so of 10 folios.
Transfer of ink on the back of both boards, suggesting a former reuse of sheets (in quarto or in octavo, probably in parchment, carrying text in a gothic handwriting and rubrication) as endleaves or pastedowns.
Size of leaves403 × 272 mm
Copy FeaturesComplete
Copy Features - NotePencil notes on [*1 r]: 'I A 7' ; former and current shelfmark from the KB. Pencil number on [*1 v]: 12.
Support material (book)Paper
Watermark1
Other Identifier250594528 (Royal Library Den Haag)

Provenance 1478 - 1500

Time period1478 - 1500
Provenance nameAnonymous , 1451-1500 [Person; Binder] (Unknown)
Anonymous , 1451-1500 [Person; Illuminator] (Unknown)
Provenance TypeBinding
Decoration
Method of acquisitionConsignment
Binding noteCalfskin over wooden boards, blind-tooling and five bosses on both boards, remaining of two clasps on the fore-edges.
Binding date15th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialWood
Cover materialLeather
FurnitureYes
Binding statusOriginal binding (not significantly altered)
TitlingNone
ToolingBlind
EdgesUncoloured
Writing on edgesNone
GaufferedNo
Decoration NoteIlluminated initial on [a1 r], showing a friar while writing a book (probably Jacobus de Voragine himself).
IlluminationsYes
RubricationYes
Pen initialsYes
Rubrication noteLarge initials (often with pen work), paragraph signs, capital strokes and notes (15th century handwriting, mainly prayers Mary) in red.
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand

Provenance 1451 - 1550

Time period1451 - 1550
Provenance nameAnonymous, 1451-1550 [Person; Annotator] (Unknown)
Provenance TypeManuscript Notes
Method of acquisitionunknown
Manuscript notesSome annotations on [*1 r], partially unreadable, in two late 15th-early 16th century gothic script. Sporadic annotations throughout the book, in one or two contemporary handwritings.
Ms. notes (frequency)Occasional
Location in BookThroughout
CorrectionsYes
Extraction of keywordsYes
Reading marks (underlining and pointing hands)Yes
Personal NotesYes
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand

Provenance 1551 - 1650

Time period1551 - 1650
Provenance nameAnonymous, 1551-1650 [Person; Annotator] (Unknown)
Provenance TypeManuscript Notes
Method of acquisitionunknown
Manuscript notesSome annotations on [*1 r] and throughout the book in a 16th-17th century handwriting.
Ms. notes (frequency)Occasional
Location in BookThroughout
Extraction of keywordsYes
Reading marks (underlining and pointing hands)Yes
Personal NotesYes
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand

Provenance 1724 - 1804

PlaceDen Haag (Geonames Id: 2747373)
Areae-ne
Time period1724 - 1804
Provenance nameVisser, Jacob, 1724-1804 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Lawyer, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeManuscript Notes
Documentary Evidence
NoteThis book is mentioned in the list of incunabula acquired by the KB in 1809 from the collection of Jacob Visser, see inc. 116 in: Catalogus der verzameling van […] wijlen den heer Mr. J. Visser […] voor de Koninklijke Bibliotheek […] aangekocht en overgenomen. [Den Haag, ca. 1809-1810] (Manuscript. The Hague, KB, KW 77 K 27).
Date of evidence1809
Method of acquisitionunknown
Manuscript notesVisser's notes on [*1 r], shortly describing the edition.
Personal NotesYes
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Documentary source

Provenance 1809 -

PlaceDen Haag (Geonames Id: 2747373)
Areae-ne
Time period1809 -
Provenance nameKoninklijke Bibliotheek - Nationale Bibliotheek van Nederland, 1798- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (Library, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeStamp
Shelfmark
Documentary Evidence
NoteAcquired in 1809 from the collection of Jacob Visser, see inc. 116 in: Catalogus der verzameling van […] wijlen den heer Mr. J. Visser […] voor de Koninklijke Bibliotheek […] aangekocht en overgenomen [The Hague, ca. 1809-1810] (Manuscript. The Hague, KB, 77 K 27).
Date of evidence1809
Method of acquisitionPurchase
StampsStamp of KB, used between 1861-1867. See: https://www.kb.nl/sites/default/files/150e9.jpg
Historic ShelfmarkII 274
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Documentary source

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered complete
Last Edit2020-09-07 11:01:39

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Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Nationale Bibliotheek van Nederland (NL): KW 169 A 17

ISTC No.ij00090000
AuthorJacobus de Voragine
TitleLegenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia
ImprintNuremberg : Anton Koberger, 11 Aug. 1478
Format
Languagelat
SubjectHagiography
Keywordsliterature devotional; liturgy
Periodmedieval

Description of Copy

Copy Id02101824
Holding InstitutionKoninklijke Bibliotheek - Nationale Bibliotheek van Nederland (NL)
ShelfmarkKW 169 A 17
NoteRecord created by Ruben Celani
Physical DescriptionFirst and last quire ([*] and [H]) are not bound, but loose at the beginning and at the end of the book. Quire [f] has the first bifolio ([f1|f8]) duplicated, being so of 10 folios.
Transfer of ink on the back of both boards, suggesting a former reuse of sheets (in quarto or in octavo, probably in parchment, carrying text in a gothic handwriting and rubrication) as endleaves or pastedowns.
Size of leaves403 × 272 mm
Copy FeaturesComplete
Copy Features - NotePencil notes on [*1 r]: 'I A 7' ; former and current shelfmark from the KB. Pencil number on [*1 v]: 12.
Support material (book)Paper
Watermark1
Other Identifier250594528 (Royal Library Den Haag)

Provenance 1478 - 1500

Time period1478 - 1500
Provenance nameAnonymous , 1451-1500 [Person; Binder] (Unknown)
Anonymous , 1451-1500 [Person; Illuminator] (Unknown)
Provenance TypeBinding
Decoration
Method of acquisitionConsignment
Binding noteCalfskin over wooden boards, blind-tooling and five bosses on both boards, remaining of two clasps on the fore-edges.
Binding date15th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialWood
Cover materialLeather
FurnitureYes
Binding statusOriginal binding (not significantly altered)
TitlingNone
ToolingBlind
EdgesUncoloured
Writing on edgesNone
GaufferedNo
Decoration NoteIlluminated initial on [a1 r], showing a friar while writing a book (probably Jacobus de Voragine himself).
IlluminationsYes
RubricationYes
Pen initialsYes
Rubrication noteLarge initials (often with pen work), paragraph signs, capital strokes and notes (15th century handwriting, mainly prayers Mary) in red.
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand

Provenance 1451 - 1550

Time period1451 - 1550
Provenance nameAnonymous, 1451-1550 [Person; Annotator] (Unknown)
Provenance TypeManuscript Notes
Method of acquisitionunknown
Manuscript notesSome annotations on [*1 r], partially unreadable, in two late 15th-early 16th century gothic script. Sporadic annotations throughout the book, in one or two contemporary handwritings.
Ms. notes (frequency)Occasional
Location in BookThroughout
CorrectionsYes
Extraction of keywordsYes
Reading marks (underlining and pointing hands)Yes
Personal NotesYes
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand

Provenance 1551 - 1650

Time period1551 - 1650
Provenance nameAnonymous, 1551-1650 [Person; Annotator] (Unknown)
Provenance TypeManuscript Notes
Method of acquisitionunknown
Manuscript notesSome annotations on [*1 r] and throughout the book in a 16th-17th century handwriting.
Ms. notes (frequency)Occasional
Location in BookThroughout
Extraction of keywordsYes
Reading marks (underlining and pointing hands)Yes
Personal NotesYes
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand

Provenance 1724 - 1804

PlaceDen Haag (Geonames Id: 2747373)
Areae-ne
Time period1724 - 1804
Provenance nameVisser, Jacob, 1724-1804 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Lawyer, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeManuscript Notes
Documentary Evidence
NoteThis book is mentioned in the list of incunabula acquired by the KB in 1809 from the collection of Jacob Visser, see inc. 116 in: Catalogus der verzameling van […] wijlen den heer Mr. J. Visser […] voor de Koninklijke Bibliotheek […] aangekocht en overgenomen. [Den Haag, ca. 1809-1810] (Manuscript. The Hague, KB, KW 77 K 27).
Date of evidence1809
Method of acquisitionunknown
Manuscript notesVisser's notes on [*1 r], shortly describing the edition.
Personal NotesYes
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Documentary source

Provenance 1809 -

PlaceDen Haag (Geonames Id: 2747373)
Areae-ne
Time period1809 -
Provenance nameKoninklijke Bibliotheek - Nationale Bibliotheek van Nederland, 1798- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (Library, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeStamp
Shelfmark
Documentary Evidence
NoteAcquired in 1809 from the collection of Jacob Visser, see inc. 116 in: Catalogus der verzameling van […] wijlen den heer Mr. J. Visser […] voor de Koninklijke Bibliotheek […] aangekocht en overgenomen [The Hague, ca. 1809-1810] (Manuscript. The Hague, KB, 77 K 27).
Date of evidence1809
Method of acquisitionPurchase
StampsStamp of KB, used between 1861-1867. See: https://www.kb.nl/sites/default/files/150e9.jpg
Historic ShelfmarkII 274
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Documentary source

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered complete
Last Edit2020-09-07 11:01:39