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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. (P&A 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.