Ghent, Belgium, ca. 1475.
English 19th-century light brown morocco gilt, bound for Rev. Theodore Williams by Charles Lewis.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1911.
121 leaves (2 columns, 28 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 362 x 265 mm
Made for Margaret of York (1446-1503), wife (1468) of Charles the Bold, duc de Bourgogne; Prince Michel Petrovitch Galitzin (1764-ca. 1835) (catalogue, 1816, p. 9-10; sale, Paris, Mar. 3, 1825, lot 8) to Payne and Foss; sold by Longman to Rev. Theodore Williams (d. 1826); his sale (London, Stewart, Wheatley & Adlard, Piccadilly, Apr. 5, 1827, no. 114) to Philip Hurd (d. ca. 1832); his sale (London, R.H. Evans, Mar. 29, 1832, no. 170) to Payne; Philip Augustus Hanrott sale (London, R.H. Evans, July 15, 1833, I, no. 214) to John Wilks (1765?-1854); his sale (London, Sotheby's, Mar. 12, 1847, no. 417) to Joseph Lilly; Manuel John Johnson (1805-1859); his sale (London, Sotheby's, May 27, 1862, no. 29) to Joseph Lilly; Henry Huth Collection (1815-1878); (catalogue, 1880, p. 40-41); Alfred Henry Huth (1850-1910) sale (London, Sotheby's, Nov. 16, 1911, I, no. 232) to Quaritch; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Quaritch in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. written and illuminated in Ghent, Belgium, ca. 1475.
Scribe: David Aubert.
Decoration: 79 tinted grisaille miniatures.
Artist: an artist in the circle of the Master of Mary of Burgundy.