¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Legenda aurea (1527)

March 3, 2015

1527

Jacobus, de Voragine. Legenda aurea. London: printed by Wynkyn de Worde, 27 August 1527.

With Morris’s signature and address, followed by a note by Cockerell: “Morris acquired it from H. Sotheran & Co. of 140 Strand for £50, 21 July 1890, and immediately decided to print it at the Kelmscott Press, then about to be established. . . .” (For the Kelmscott Press Golden Legend, based on a translation thought to be by Caxton, see Bibliography, A7.)

Provenance: Frederick Perkins. — Sotheran. — Morris [purchased from Sotheran, 21 July 1890, for £50]. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1208 (sold to Tregaskis for £29). — Sydney Cockerell. — Cockerell sale, Sotheby, 10 December 1956, lot 114. — Newberry Library (Wing folio ZP 545 .W89).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (£20). — ESTC (S111988). — MS catalogue (2), no. 893, p. 80.

Digital version: EEBO.


Sotheby 1898: Image

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