Dysart Memorial Collection Virtual Exhibition - Item 16
Jacobus de Voragine

Dysart Memorial Collection of Rare Books and Manuscripts - Item 16

Jacobus de Voragine, c. 1230-1298.  [Legenda aurea.  Leben der Heyligen.  Summertheyl]  [Augsburg.  Johannes Bämler, 1477]

An illustrated edition of one of the most popular religious works of the Middle Ages, The Golden Legend, a collection of the legendary lives of well-known saints by the thirteenth-century Italian chronicler Jacobus de Voragine.

This edition is the work of the Augsburg printer Johannes Bämler.  The type is Gothic.  There are one hundred and twenty-three colored woodcuts. The volume is rubricated and bears the rubricator's date "1481.  Laus Deo" above the colophon.

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