The 'Legenda Aurea' or 'Lombardica Historia' of Jacobus de Voragine, Written about 1320-1340 in England
MS. Barlow 12
Held at the Weston Library
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:
- Prol. beg. 'Vniuersum tempus' (fol. 1), and table of 180 capitula (ib.)
- Text beg. 'Aduentus domini' (fol. 2)
- Colophon: 'Libro completo dictamine vero repleto Sanctorum domine, michi confer amene' (fol. 111)
- 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'
- Written about 1320-1340 in England
Language of Materials
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
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.
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.