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Vitae Sanctorum by Jean de Mailly

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Vitae Sanctorum by Jean de Mailly
15th century
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Extent and format
Vellum; ff. iv + 76 (stubs after fol. 62). Quarto. White leather, blind-tooled, with ties.
Scope and content
Preface and sixty-eight numbered lives of saints (originally sixty-nine, cf. list, fol. iv verso) by Jean de Mailly, OP; commenced early 15th century and continued (fol. 17) by a slightly later hand. A. Dondaine, 'Jean de Mailly et la Légende Dorée', Archives d'histoire dominicaine, 1 (1946), 53-102, lists twenty copies, but not this one; see Ker, MMBL, I (1969), 308-9. The lives (fols. 1-62v) are in the order of the church year beginning at 30 Nov. (Andrew) and ending imperfectly at 29 June (Peter); life 69, Paul, is missing. Followed (fols. 63-76) by sermons on the ferial gospels for four weeks in Lent. Penwork initials in red and blue, fol. 1.
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Archival history
Belonged, 15th century, to the Benedictine Abbey of St Maximinus, Trier ('Codex sci maximini' and pressmark 'N. 11', fol. iv verso; note, fol. 1). 'A.A.' (c. 1500), fol. iv. Signature of a ?German owner, fol. i