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Legenda aurea, portion of chapters 26-27 : manuscript fragment.

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Author/Creator:
Jacobus, de Voragine, approximately 1229-1298
Language:
Latin.
Earliest possible date:
1250
Latest possible date:
1299
Imprint:
Germany or Flanders : circa 1250-1299.
Format:
  • Book
  • 1 leaf.
Note:
Double columns of 42 lines written in a gothic script in dark brown ink, ruled lightly with ink. Capital strokes in red. Large initial "j" (Johannes elemosinarius) in red and green. Recovered from a binding.
Source:
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch (catalog 1396, number 31), 2010. Accession 2010-177.
Note:
From a large and early manuscript of the Legenda aurea. Compiled around 1260 and originally entitled Legenda sanctorum, the work is a collection of the legendary lives of the greater saints of the medieval church. This leaf contains parts of the lives of Saints Basil and John the Almsgiver.
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