The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark B.15.1
Manuscript Title Jacobus de Voragine, The Golden Legend
Alternative Title Legenda Aurea
James Number 338
Century 14th
Physical Description Double columns of 46 lines. Well written. An excellent red and white initial on f.1 of text.
Provenance Given by ?

From Winchester. On f.1 of text lower margin, is (xv early) Iste liber est ecclesie Sancti Swythuni Wyntonie ex dono Domini Roberti Cramborne. On the top of the first leaf is (xvii) Leonard Chamberlaine.

Second Folio stelle
Religious House Winchester, Hampshire, Benedictine Cathedral Priory
Size (cm) 38 x 24.5
Folio 328 + 6 ff.
Material Parchment
Language Latin
Collation a8 (wants 1, 2) || 112-412 58 68 712-2812 (rest gone).
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1. f.i A table of matters in a later hand, beginning imperfectly in letter C. The first heading is
Corpus christi apparens in forma digiti
It goes down to
Christoforus (X).

2. f.ivb Prologue
Uniuersum hoc tempus.
-usque ad aduentum domini.

3. f.ivb Capitula with late foliation added

4. f.1 Text. De aduentu domini
Aduentus domini per IIIIor septimanas.
Ends imperfectly f.327b in the life of S. Saturninus, which follows S. Katherine
Fuit etiam et alius satur /
In the Table this life is omitted. S. Katherine is followed by
De S. Iacobo interciso.
De tempore.
De S. pastore abbate.
barlaam et iosaphat
preciosissimo sanguine [D. N. I. C. added].


Ker, N. R., Medieval Libraries of Great Britain, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks 3, 2nd edn (London, 1964)

Luxford, J. M., The Art and Architecture of English Benedictine Monasteries, 1300 - 1540 : a Patronage History, Studies in the History of Medieval Religion 12 (Woodbridge, 2005)

Reams, S. L., The Second Nun's Prologue and Tale, Sources and Analogues of The Canterbury Tales 1 (Cambridge, 2002)p. 491-527

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