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.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1910.
159 leaves (2 columns, 39 lines), bound : vellum ; 210 x 140 mm
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).
Ms. Bible (New Testament only), written in England at the end of the 14th century.
John Purvey's version of Wycliffe's translation.