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MS. Lat. th. c. 30

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda aurea

A fragment containing the Nativity, beg. incomplete (fol. 1): fuit a methodio potius mistice. (Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda Aurea, ed. Th. de Graesse, Leipzig, 1850, 40). Ends incomplete (fol. 1v): Nam dicit b. in eadem persona. A bifolium presumably is missing between fols.1 and 2. St. Anastasia (26 Dec.)

St. Anastasia (26 Dec.), beg. incomplete (fol. 2): ‘De sancta Anastasia’. Anastasia nobilissima. Ends (fol. 2v): annos domini CCLXXX. St. Stephen (26 Dec.) ‘de ethimologia nominis’

A bifolium presumably is missing between fols.1 and 2.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: A bifolium cut down.
Dimensions (leaf): 222 × 187 mm.
(fol. 1)
Dimensions (leaf): 222 × 134 mm.
(fol. 2)
Dimensions (written): 185 × 110 mm.


Ruled in pen


Fine historiated initials. From the workshop of the Master of the Queen Mary Psalter. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 541)

Historiated initials with partial ivy leaf borders on fols.2, ‘A’. St. Anastasia on a pyre with two executioners and a king looking on, and on fol.2v, ‘S’, St. Stephen stoned by two men.


Origin: 14th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Sir Sydney Cockerell, note in his hand dated 4 Sept. 1932

Quaritch cat. 841, 1963, no. 241

Mrs. Raymond Lister, Sotheby's 10 July 1967, lot 3

Bought and given by J. R. Abbey, 1967.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.