Dysart Memorial Collection of Rare Books and Manuscripts - Item 16
Jacobus de Voragine, c. 1230-1298. [Legenda aurea. Leben der Heyligen. Summertheyl] [Augsburg. Johannes Bämler, 1477]
An illustrated edition of one of the most popular religious works of the Middle Ages, The Golden Legend, a collection of the legendary lives of well-known saints by the thirteenth-century Italian chronicler Jacobus de Voragine.
This edition is the work of the Augsburg printer Johannes Bämler. The type is Gothic. There are one hundred and twenty-three colored woodcuts. The volume is rubricated and bears the rubricator's date "1481. Laus Deo" above the colophon.