Golden Legend, vol. 3

by Jacobus de Voragine

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The Golden Legend, an extensive collection of saints’ biographies, became one of the best-selling books of the late medieval period. By the 15th century, editions of Voragine’s Golden Legend were available in every major European language. This seven-volume edition, published in 1900, is F. S. Ellis’ modern update of a 1483 Middle English translation. The third volume contains brief biographies of St. Valentine, St. Patrick, and St. Ambrose among more than fifty others.

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