Lombardica hystoria.

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.

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Main Author: Jacobus, de Voragine, approximately 1229-1298 (Author)
Other Authors: Dinckmut, Konrad, active 1476-1496 (Printer)
Format: Book
Language:Latin
Published: [Ulm, Germany : Konrad Dinckmut, 1488]
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Physical Description:852 unnumbered pages ; 29 cm (folio)
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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.
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Summary: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.
Item Description:Imprint from colophon (leaf 2G10r): Expliciunt quorundam Sanctoru[m] legende adiuncte post Lombartica[m] hystoria[m], impresse in Vlm p[er] Conradu[m] Dinckmut, anno Mcccclxxxviii.
Signatures: a-z⁸ A-Z⁸ 2A-2F⁸ 2G¹⁰.
Two sizes of gothic type; 2 columns; 37 lines and headlines. Initial spaces. Headlines have the names of saints or feasts and the numbers of the legends.
Includes index (pages [3]-[27]).
Place of Publication:Germany -- Ulm.
Call Number:BX4654 .J33 1488
XX folio