VORAGINE, J. de. Legenda. Opus Aureum quod Legenda Sanctorum vulgo nuncupatur, (…), & nõ mediocri diligentia fratris Claudii de Rota (...). (Lyon, N. Petit & H. Penet), 1535. (8), cxliiii lvs. W. title printed in red and black within woodcut dec. border w. woodcut printer's mark, num. woodcut initials and small charming text-ills. 4°. Cont. limp vellum w. overl. sides. (Vellum soiled, ties fail, small rep. to margin ti-p. and to last leaf, some marg. annot. in an old hand and on free endpapers, margins a bit stained/thumbed in places, a bit browned).This 'encyclopaedia of saints' is of lasting historical and iconographic importance, because many medieval sculptures, texts and paintings can only be understood with knowledge of this Legenda aurea. This edition not in Baudrier, Adams. - Rare, only 1 copy in NCC (Utrecht).
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