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Michael Robinson  •  Link

Jacobus, de Voragine, ca. 1229-1298.
[Legenda aurea. English]
[Colophon: Thus endeth the legende, named in latyn Lege[n]da aurea that is to saye in englysshe the golden legende. Finysshed the. xxvii. daye of August, the yere of our lord. M.CCCCC.xxvii. the. xix. yere of the regne of our souerayne lorde kynge Henry the eyght. Imprynted at London in Flete strete at the sygne of the sonne, by Wynkyn de Worde.]
[London : Printed by Wynkyn de Worde, 1527 (27 Aug.)]

fo., liiii; CCC.lxxxiiii leaves Signatures: A-F⁸ G⁶ a-z⁸ [et]⁸ [rum]⁸ [con]⁸ 2a-2y⁸: ill. (18 large& 32 smaller woodcuts) ;

STC (2nd ed.), 24880
PL 2040 incomplete copy, lacking leaves A1-3,7,8; yy6-8 defective.

A translation, probably by William Caxton, based in part on the French translation of Jean de Vignay. Other editions of Caxton's translation: printed Caxton 1483 (colophon dated November 20th); reprinted by de Worde, 1493 (May 20th), 1498, 1501 (extract: stories of Bible, Adam-Judith) , 1507, 1512, 1521 (30 [sic] February). Also re-printed, Julyan Notary, 1504,

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.