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Detailed record for Yates Thompson 49

vol. 1, ff. 1-114v 
Author Jacobus de Voragine
Title The Golden Legend (La Légende Dorée)
 
vol. 2, ff. 1-126v 
Author Jacobus de Voragine
Title La légende dorée
 
Origin France, Central and N. W. (Paris and Rouen)
Date c. 1470
Language French
Script Gothic cursive
Artists One style related to the Coëtivy Master (quires 4-7, ff. 27-56, and quire 15, ff. 109-114), and two collaborators (quires 2-3, ff. 9-26).
A second style related to Rouen (quires 8-14, ff. 57-108).
Decoration 1st quire unfinished, spaces for large and small miniatures and initials; underdrawing for partial borders (ff. 1-8); in the quires 11-14, underdrawing for miniatures and some parts filled with colours; initials and borders executed (ff. 81-108). Numerous large and small miniatures and historiated initials, accompanied by partial foliate borders, in colours and gold. Large decorated initials, in colours and gold. Smaller and small initials in gold on red and blue grounds.
Dimensions in mm 442 x 315 (310 x 220) in three columns
Official foliation Vol. 1: ff. viii + 114 (2 paper and 2 parchment flyleaves at the beginning, and 2 parchment and 2 paper flyleaves at the end); Vol. 2: ff. viii + 126 (2 paper and 2 parchment flyleaves at the beginning, and 2 parchment and 2 paper flyleaves at the end)
Collation Vol. 1: i8 (ff. 1-8), ii10 (ff. 9-18), iii-v8 (ff. 19-42), vi6 (ff. 43-48), vii-x8 (ff. 49-80), xi6 (ff. 81-86), xii-xiii8 (ff. 87-102), xiv-xv6 (ff. 103-114).
Vol. 2: i-iii6 (ff. 1-18), iv-vi8 (ff. 19-42), vii6 (ff. 43-48), viii8 (ff. 49-56), ix6 (ff. 57-62), x8+1 (f. 70 is a singleton; ff. 63-71), xi-xii6 (ff. 72-83), xiii8 (ff. 84-91), xiv6 (ff. 92-97), xv8 (ff. 98-105), xvi8 (ff. 106-113), xvii6 (ff. 114-119), xviii8-1 (8th leaf excised, probably blank; ff. 120-126).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. French citron morocco, with monogram of the Comte de Lauraguais, c. 1800; marbled endpapers; gilt edges.
Provenance Provenance:
Château d'Anet: its library shelfmark(?) 'quarante vii' (vol. 1, f. 1) (see Pierre Gandoin, Catalogue des Manuscrits trouvéz après le décès de Madame la Princesse, dans son château royal d'Anet (Paris, 1724), nos 14 and 15 (p. 3)).

?Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas et comte de Lauraguais (b. 1733, d. 1824), peer of France and Lieutenant general of the French royal armies, book-collector: the catalogue of M. Benzon identifies his monogram on the four corners of the binding (volumes 1 and 2) (see Catalogue des livres rares et précieux: manuscrits et imprimés provenant de la bibliothèque de feu M. Benzon (Paris: Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1875), no. 51 (p. 19)).

Augustus Frederick (b. 1773, d. 1843), prince, duke of Sussex: his book-plate (inside upper cover of vols 1 and 2); see Thomas Joseph Pettigrew, Bibliotheca Sussexiana. A Descriptive Catalogue (1827), volume 1, part 1 (‘French Manuscripts’, no. 3, pp. cciii-cciv); his sale, 31 July 1844.

Ernst Leopold Schlesinger Benzon (b. 1821/22, d. 1873), German industrialist: on the first flyleaf of volume 1 is a pasted cutting (foliated f. vi) from his catalogue (Catalogue des livres rares et précieux: manuscrits et imprimés provenant de la bibliothèque de feu M. Benzon (Paris: Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1875), no. 51 (p. 19)).

Sir Thomas Brooke (b. 1830, d. 1908), of Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield: his book-plate (inside upper cover, volumes 1 and 2) and described in his catalogue (A Catalogue of the Manuscripts and Printed Books collected by Thomas Brooke, F. S. A., and preserved at Armitage Bridge House, near Huddersfield, 2 vols (London: Ellis & Elvey, 1891), II, p. 685).

J. J. Holdsworth and George Smith, of Messrs Ellis, booksellers: no. 79 in a cutting from their catalogue pasted on the 1st flyleaf of volume 1 (foliated f. vi); purchased by Yates Thompson.

Henry Yates Thompson (b. 1838, d. 1928), collector of illuminated manuscripts and newspaper proprietor: his book-plates inscribed '[MS] Vol. I [cf.] Vol. II / £see [i.e. £600] / [bought from] Ellis / July 1923' (inside upper cover, volumes 1 and 2).

Bequeathed to the British Museum in 1941 by Mrs Henry Yates Thompson.


Images

vol. 1, ff. 1-114v
Jacobus de Voragine The Golden Legend (La Légende Dorée)
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Stoning of Stephen

vol. 1, f. 16
Stoning of Stephen
Stoning of Stephen

vol. 1, f. 16
Stoning of Stephen
Conversion of Saul (Paul)

vol. 1, f. 44
Conversion of Saul (Paul)
 
Conversion of Saul (Paul)

vol. 1, f. 44
Conversion of Saul (Paul)
Juliana

vol. 1, f. 60
Juliana
Juliana

vol. 1, f. 60
Juliana
 
Text page

vol. 1, f. 75v
Text page
Anthony

vol. 1, f. 34v
Anthony
Text page

vol. 1. f. 88v
Text page
 

vol. 2, ff. 1-126v
Jacobus de Voragine La légende dorée
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Laurence

vol. 2, f. 39v
Laurence
Laurence

vol. 2, f. 39v
Laurence
Pope Felix, Simplicius and Faustina

vol. 2, f. 27v
Pope Felix, Simplicius and Faustina
 
Pope Felix

vol. 2, f. 27v
Pope Felix
Simplicius and Faustina

vol. 2, f. 27v
Simplicius and Faustina
Death of Alexien

vol. 2, f. 16
Death of Alexien
 
Death of Alexien

vol. 2, f. 16
Death of Alexien

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