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.
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch (catalog 1396, number 31), 2010. Accession 2010-177.
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.