Dinckmut's edition of Jacopo de Voragine's hugely popular and influential Golden Legend, a collection of legendary lives of the saints. The work was first printed at Strassburg circa 1472-4 and went through close to 70 editions by the end of the 15th century.
[Ulm, Germany :
|Physical Description:||852 unnumbered pages ; 29 cm (folio)|
Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Inc. ; Purchase ; 20170421.
Early marginalia in Latin and German and other signs of reading in several locations throughout; early manicules in several locations throughout; face drawn in initial C on leaf B7v; wax on leaf 2G2r; item description from a Christie's sale, 12 July 2017, available in MS 466; bookseller's description from Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Inc., Narberth, Pennsylvania, available in MS 466 box 1 folder 126.
In a contemporary Ulm binding, bound by the Augustinians at the Wengenkloster; blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; outer rules around a border of repeated foliage stamps, an inner border of repeated rosettes and a central rectangle filled with repeated thistle tools; evidence of two fore-edge clasps; later manuscript spine title: Lampardica historia, Iacobvs de Vorgin[...]; manuscript binding waste visible between leaves a8v and b1r; more waste, but with no manuscript remnants, between leaves 2F8v and 2G1r.