MS. Douce 372
Summary Catalogue no.: 21947
English translation of La Legende dorée, a French adaptation of Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda aurea
Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 901)
Provenance and Acquisition
London, Priory of St John the Baptist, of Augustinian canonesses in Holywell (Shoreditch): (fol. 163v) "[b]e hit remembryd that Iohn Burton [c]itizen and mercer of London past oute of this lyfe the xx day of Novembr' the yere of oure Lorde Mill' cccc lx and the yere of kynge Henry the sixte after the conquest xxxix and the said ... Legenda Sanctorum the seyde Kateryne to have hit and to occupye to hir owne use and at hir owne liberte durynge hur lyfe and ... evermore they to pray for the saide John Burton and Johane his wife and alle crystene soyles. And who that lettithe the execucion [of thi]s bequest be the lawe standeth". (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).
E. Trotter (s. xvii, fol. 8r). (MLGB3)
Cf. Horstmann, Altenglische Legenden, NF (1881) p. cxxx. (MLGB3)
Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.