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Jacobus, de Voragine. Legenda aurea [i.e., Golden Legend]. [London : Printed by Wynkyn de Worde, 1527]. Folio (28 cm; 11").  f. $250.00
This long-ago extracted portion of the Golden Legend is from the last edition that Wynkyn de Worde printed. This leaf (folio Clxxxv, i.e., 185) contains a page and a bit of the last portion of the "The lyfe of Saynt Eusebe," all of "The vii Machabies [i.e., Seven Maccabees]," and the beginning of "the feest of Saynt Peter ad Vincula at Lammes" (that is, The Feast of St. Peter in Chains, celebrated on 1 August). In the middle of last column of the verso of the leaf is => a thirteen-line woodcut of St. Peter with a book and a key (6 x 4.5 cm; 2.25" x 1.75"). The text is printed in gothic type, double-column format.
This work was originally written in Latin and this English translation was probably by => William Caxton himself, based in part on the French translation of Jean de Vignay.
Provenance: The Pacific School of Religion (properly released)..
STC (rev. ed.) 24880; ESTC S111988. Loosely laid into marbled wrappers. Some light staining and soil in margins; three pin-type wormholes in blank areas; remnants of two hinges present from previous mounting => Paper good and woodcut charming. (41596) Please RESHELVE This.
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