- Summer part only. Lacks 4 leaves: π1 and 2 (incipit and table of contents), a8 (textleaf) and D8 (final blank); w. a photogr. facsimile of the lacking printed lvs. loosely inserted. First 9 lvs. inner margin strengthened w. tape; (sl.) stained/ (finger)soiled (occas. moulded) almost throughout, mainly affecting margins; 3 sm. old annots. in pen and ink. Binding sl. worn/ rubbed.
= ILC 1308; IDL 2582; Copinger 6509; Campbell 1756; Goff J140; GW 14088; Proctor 8919; Polain 2217 (only this part); BMC IX, 33 (only this part). On Leeu: NNBW VI, p.918ff; on printer's mark: Holtrop, p.74f (pl. 68, 3b); Haebler, type I. The second Dutch edition by Leeu, "a page-for-page reprint of the edition of 10 May, 1478, with the addition of fourteen leaves, quires C, D, containing five supplementary lives" (BMC). The first part, the wijnter stuc, was published 10 February 1480. Very rare, only 5 copies sold at auction on the continent since 1950. Dutch translation of the Legenda aurea (Golden Legend) compiled by the Italian chronicler Jacobus de Voragine (±1230-1298), archbishop of Genoa. This collection of saints' lives and church feasts is arranged as readings (legenda) for the church year, divided (in this transl.) into a winter (Advent to Ascension) and summer part (Pentecost to Advent). The work was immensely popular in Medieval Europe encouraging translations into i.a. French, Italian, English and Dutch. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCV.