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Legende sanctorum quas compilavit frater Iacobus Ianuensis natione de ordine fratrum predicatorum (Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1478) .

The "Golden Legend" (Legenda aurea) of Iacobus de Voragine (Varezze), O.P. (ca. 1228-1298), is the most famous collection of saints' lives in the later Middle Ages. The work became the standard source for the iconography of the saints. The edition of the work contained in this volume was printed by Johann Zainer in Ulm, who printed many other Dominican works (see catalogue n° 20), especially by Albert the Great. The book has printed initials throughout, which is rather rare in this early period. A rubricator has added paraphs and running headlines indicating the number of the legend as given in the table of contents at the beginning of the book. On the last verso (fol. 418vb) the rubricator signs his name and gives a date in red: Frater Erasmus 1509 Rector philocalus. The book contains an alphabetical topical index at the end.

References: off J-91; Kaeppeli no 2154; Masin 86-87 no 47.

Catalogue No. 18
Call Number: Rare Books BX 4654 .J159L 1478      Catalog Record

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