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|All Authors / Contributors:||
William Caxton; Jacobus, de Voragine; Ron King; Petrus, Comestor; Chimaera Press.; Press Collection (Library of Congress)
|Notes:||Not by Jacobus de Voragine, as claimed. An excerpt from William Caxton's Middle English translation of the Legenda aurea, specifically the first three-quarters of a section interpolated by Caxton (and nowhere included in Jacobus de Voragine's Latin original) titled: The lyf of Adam.
According to Sarah M. Horrall, writing in Medium aevum, LIII (1984), p. 92, Caxton's Lyf of Adam is largely taken from Petrus Comestor's Historia scholastica.
Limited ed. of 100 signed copies.
LC has copy no. 50.
Source: Purchase, June 28, 1990.
|Description:||54 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 31 cm|
|Other Titles:||Lyf of Adam|
|Responsibility:||by Jacobus a Voragine ; with nine relief prints by Ron King.|