Anton Koberger Legenda Aurea 1478

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Book Title

The Legenda Aurea or The Golden Legend

Volume

N/A

Edition

N/A

Country of Origin

Germany

City of Origin

Nuremberg

Date

1478

Printer

Anton Koberger

Language

Latin

Script and/or Type

Gothic

Number of Lines

50

Width of Leaf

255 mm

Height of Leaf

325 mm

References

Goff J-90, Oates 991, Proctor 1987, Not in Hain

Description

This is an incunabula leaf from "The Legenda Aurea" or The Golden Legend by Jacobus de Voragine. Created in 1260 it was originally titled 'Legenda Sanctorum' (Readings on the Saints) and acquired the sub-title 'History of the Lombards'. It's compiler was born Jacopo in the town of Varazze on the Genoese Riviera in 1230, entered the Dominican Order in 1244 and became Archbishop of Genoa in 1292. The Legenda was compiled from some 130 sources quoted or referred to from the second to the thirteenth centuries. This was foremost a religious work with Jacobus concentrating on 'salvation history' revealed in God's agents & instruments, the saints and falls into five sections based on the ecclesiastical year. This work does not philosophize or theologize but instead accumulates narratives. The Legenda was so popular that in the late Middle Ages the only book more widely read was the Bible. This leaf measures 325 x 255 mm. and contains fifty lines of gothic Latin script in double columns on paper. Near the bottom of the right hand column is a four-line red versal "A". Anton Koberger printed it in Nuremberg in 1478. Verso: contains fifty lines of gothic script in double columns with slight rubricating. (Goff J-90, Oates 991, Proctor 1987, Not in Hain) The condition of this leaf is less than Fine [F] due to several small spider bores.

Medium

Paper

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