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||Venice : Christophorus Arnoldus, [Before 6 May], 1478
, 265 l.; the first leaf (blank) wanting ; fo 28.4 cm.
Brit. Mus. Cat. (XV cent.) V, p.206 (IB.19993).
The oldest complete European book in the National Library is this edition of Jacobus de Voragine's 'Legenda aureau' printed at Venice in 1478.
The Library's De Vesci copy is re-cased and fully bound in leather with five raised bands and speckled edges. Has jester foolscap watermark on first leaf, red and blue illuminated letters. On 1a and 2a are inscribed: "Knapton; and, Jo. Tuam".
||Christian saints -- Early works to 1800.
The golden legend.
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