New Testament

Record ID: 
112337
Accession number: 
MS M.400
Title: 
New Testament
Created: 
England, 1380-1399.
Binding: 
19th century vellum over boards, gilt-tooled fleur-de-lis panel; blue morocco doublures; lettered: The Newe Testament - translated in to Englishe by John Wycliffe - Circa A.D. 1380.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1910.
Description: 
159 leaves (2 columns, 39 lines), bound : vellum ; 210 x 140 mm
Provenance: 
Said to have come down as an heirloom from Margaret Roper, daughter of Sir Thomas More; Rev. Thomas Roper; Henry Wilett sale (London, Christie's, July 5, 1905, lot 36) to Quaritch; sold (1906) by Quaritch to George C. Thomas, Philadelphia (catalogue, 1907, p. 23); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Mrs. G.C. Thomas in 1910; J.P. Morgan (1867-1913).
Notes: 

Ms. Bible (New Testament only), written in England at the end of the 14th century.
John Purvey's version of Wycliffe's translation.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Middle English
Century: 
Classification: