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The 'Legenda Aurea' or 'Lombardica Historia' of Jacobus de Voragine, Written about 1320-1340 in England

MS. Barlow 12
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

The 'Legenda Aurea' or 'Lombardica Historia' of Jacobus de Voragine written throughout in one hand, and with marginal corrections, in a court-hand of about 1320-40, with:

  1. Prol. beg. 'Vniuersum tempus' (fol. 1), and table of 180 capitula (ib.)
  2. Text beg. 'Aduentus domini' (fol. 2)
  3. Colophon: 'Libro completo dictamine vero repleto Sanctorum domine, michi confer amene' (fol. 111)
  4. Following the colophon is a moral story, headed 'cronica', in a court-hand of about 1400, of two choristers at Hereford, friar Thomas de Hales ('Halys') and friar Adam de Madeley, beg. 'In collacionibus minorum contingit'


  • Creation: Written about 1320-1340 in England


112 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Barlow 12

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 6421

Custodial History

On the inner front cover is 'Liber Thome de Breyntone' and on the last folio 'Constat Thome de Breyntone', in a hand of about 1400.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in double columns. Binding, blind-tooled brown leather on bevelled boards, with roll-produced borders, probably London work of about A.D. 1600.


12 4/5 × 8 1/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom