Lot 13
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Jacobus de Voragine

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Description

  • Jacobus de Voragine
  • [Legenda aureum sanctorum] Leben der Heiligen, Sommertheil. Augsburg: Günther Zainer, 27 April 1472
  • Paper
Royal folio (364 x 258mm.), 207 leaves (of 211), [110 28 310 48+1 510 68+1 710 86+1 810 96 11-1810.8 1910 208+1 2110 226+1 2310 246], double column, 50 lines, gothic type, 10-line hand-coloured woodcut initial with leafy marginal extensions on 1/2, 126 (of 127) hand-coloured woodcuts, one at start of each life, manuscript index in pencil (late nineteenth or early twentieth century) on front flyleaf, nineteenth-century boards, lacking 1/1 (table), 24/3 (start of Life of St Wendel) and two blank leaves 24/5-6, occasional staining, a few marginal tears (just touching text on 9/10-10/1 and 23/9-10), last few leaves worn, boards worn

Provenance

manuscript note at foot of first leaf dated 18 October 1691 and on 1/7 dated 1692

Literature

BMC ii 317; Schäfer 180; both parts: Goff J156; HC 9968; GW M11402; BSB-Ink H-9; Schreiber 4298

Catalogue Note

The first German edition of the Golden Legend, with the first book illustrations produced in Augsburg. This is the second volume only; the first volume (Wintertheil) was published by Zainer in October 1471. The woodcuts, by the so-called Bämler-Master (see Schäfer, p.379), were subsequently used in Zainer's Latin edition of c.1474 (Fairfax Murray, German 431). For another work from Zainer's press, see lot 17.
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