Some Suggested Research Sources for Papers on the Hand-Press Book Lab

Blades, William.  The Biography and Typography of William Caxton, England’s First Printer.  London: Trübner, 1882.  Print.  Special Collections.  Z232 .C38 B6 1882

Butler, Pierce.  Legenda Aurea: Légende dorée - Golden legend. A study of Caxton's Golden legend with special reference to its relations to the earlier English prose translation.  Baltimore: John Murphy, 1899.  Print.  270 J17Sb

De Voraigne, Jacobus.  Legenda aurea [The Golden Legend].  Trans. William Caxton.  Modernized spelling, F. S. Ellis (Temple Classics, 1900).  Digitized, Robert Blackmon.  Online at The Medieval Sourcebook:

Driver, Martha.  “The Illustrated de Worde: An Overview.”  Studies in Iconography 17 (1996) 394-403.  Print.  704.94 S933 

Jeremy, Mary.  “Caxton’s Golden Legend and Varagine’s Legenda Aurea.”  Speculum 21:2 (April 1946) 212-21.

Lerer, Seth.  “The Wiles of a Woodcut: Wynkyn de Worde and the Early Tudor Reader.”  The Huntington Library Quarterly 59:4 (1996) 381-403.

Moran, James.  Wynkyn de Worde, Father of Fleet Street.  3rd. Rev. Ed.  London: British Library, 2003.  Print.   070.5 W924Sm 2003

West, William N.  “Old News: Caxton, de Worde, and the Invention of the Edition.”  In Caxton’s Trace: Studies in the History of English Printing.  Notre Dame: U. of Notre Dame P., 2006.  241-74.  Print.  686.2 C38Sk 2006

Online sources useful for researching the Golden Legend hand-press book leaves:

Glasgow University Special Collections Department online exhibit with copious images of the William Caxton first edition of the Legend:  You can use it to compare Caxton's images with de Worde's, and Caxton's type font with the one you are looking at.  Remember that "smoking gun" evidence that disproves an edition is as valuable as evidence proving it.  Knowing what we do not have is crucial to proving what we do have.

David C. Lachman book dealer's web site advertising leaves from the Julian Notary (1512) and de Worde (1512), including folio/content/signature information:

GL editions online to speed your transcription work--just remember to copy exactly what your leaf says and not to absorb unconsciously any of their "modernizations" or outright substantive errors:  (Medieval Sourcebook--a fairly accurate, i.e., somewhat boring [without many amusing mistakes] edition)  (Christian Classics Ethereal Library--a somewhat more wacked out edition)