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Aurea legenda maior beati Francisci

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 15th century, Author Saint Bonaventure (about 1217–1274), Author Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian, 1182–1226), Printer Filippo Giunta (Italian, 1450–1517)

Place of Publication: Florence, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 1091; Proctor/Isaac 13345; Sander 1165; Kristeller, Florentine, 68


Overall: 16.1 x 11.3 x 2 cm (6 5/16 x 4 7/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with two woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1509) Octavo; 98 leaves; half gilt-stamped brown calf, paste-paper boards.

Illustration of stigmatization of St. Francis on title (repeated verso).

Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1509


Old library stamp on title and colophon leaves (from Bologna?); Davis & Orioli, England (Cat. 37?), from whom purchased by Anna C. Hoyt; given by her to MFA, October 1923.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Anna C. Hoyt