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Raymond, of Capua, 1330–1399

Here begynneth the lyf of Saint Katherin of Senis the Blessid Virgin.

Additional Title(s):

Lyf of Saint Katherin of Senis the Blessid Virgin

Life of Saint Katherine

Life of Saint Catherine

Legenda maior. English

Emprynted at Westemynster : By Wynkyn de Worde, [1492?]
Physical Description:
[192] p. ; 28 cm. (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
BX4700.C4 R313 1492+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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A translation of a Latin version of: Raymond of Capua. Vita di S. Catarina da Siena.
Title from incipit (leaf a1r).
Printer's name from colophon; publication date conjectured by STC.
"Here beginnen the reuelacio[n]s of Saynt Elysabeth the kynges doughter of hungarye,", caption title, p5v. It is a translation of the "Revelationes Sanctae Elizabethae Hungariae", sometimes attributed to Saint Elizabeth of Hungary or to Elizabeth of Toess, and misattributed to Jacobus Montanus (see Halkett & Laing (3rd ed., 1980), p. 94 and "The Library" 14 (March 1992), p. 1-11).
Colophon begins "Here enden the reuelacions of saynt Elysabeth the kynges doughter of hungarye ..." For a later issue see STC 24766.3.
Signatures: a⁸, b-p⁶, q⁴.
Woodcut initials.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 24766
Duff, E.G. Fifteenth century English books, 403
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, V-297
Grolier Club. Fifty-five books printed before 1525 (1968), 16
Selected exhibitions: "Fifty-five Books Printed before 1525: Representing the Works of England's First Printers, an Exhibition from the Collection of Paul Mellon" (Grolier Club, 17 January-3 March 1968).
BAC: British Art Center copy is imperfect: the bottom half ot he final leaf (including the printer's device) is lacking. Bound in 19th-century straight-grained morocco with the arms of the Duke of Buccleuch; gilt edges. "Formerly in the collection of Walter Francis Scott, fifth Duke of Buccleuch, seventh Duke of Queensberry (1806-1884) and sold at the sale of his books in 1889. From Sir Arthur Howard."--Grolier Club.
Subject Terms:
Buccleuch, Walter Francis Scott, Duke of, 1806-1884 -- Provenance.
Catherine, of Siena, Saint, 1347-1380.
Christian saints -- Italy -- Siena -- Biography.
Elizabeth, of Hungary, Saint, 1207-1231.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Armorial bindings (Binding)
Buccleuch, Charles William Henry Montagu Douglas Scott, Duke of, 1772 -1819 Binding.
Worde, Wynkyn de, -1534?, printer.
Elizabeth, of Hungary, Saint, 1207-1231, attributed name.
Elizabeth, of Toess, Saint, 1297-1338, attributed name.

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