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Jacobus, de Voragine, approximately 1229-1298.

[The golden legend].

Additional Title(s):

Legenda aurea. English

Westmynster [London, England] : Wynkyn de Worde, 8 Jan. 1498.
Physical Description:
448 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
BX4654 .J32 1498+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
British Art Center copy is the one described in the Grolier Club catalog & is imperfect: 443 of 448 leaves. Leaves Aa1, [Hh]1, K3-6, C4, N4-8, O1-2, dd6 (with the colophon) are wanting. Signature f is missigned i, iii, iv, v.
This copy has life of St. Thomas à Becket on folios Clxxiii-Clxxiiii (x2-x3) unmutilated.
Occasional marginal notes in 16th c. hand; see esp. the comments on the miracles attributed to Becket (fols. Clxxiii-Clxxiiii).
Bound in 18th-century vellum-covered boards, backed with calf; edges trimmed and stained red.
Translated by William Caxton.
Fourth edition.
Includes feasts of the church, stories from the Bible, & legends of the saints.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 24876
Grolier Club. Fifty-five books printed before 1525 (1968), 23
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, J-151
Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum, 6475
Duff, E.G. Fifteenth century English books, 411
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).
Subject Terms:
Baptist College, Bristol. Library -- Bookplate.
Bible stories, English.
Church year.
Gifford, Andrew, 1700-1784 -- Bookplate.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Thomas, à Becket, Saint, 1118?-1170.
Worde, Wynkyn de, d. 1534? -- Printer.
Woodcuts -- 1498.
Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492.

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