New Testament

Record ID: 
112352
Accession number: 
MS M.362
Title: 
New Testament
Created: 
England, between 1400 and 1450.
Binding: 
Dark blue morocco gilt, stamped J. Mackenzie inside end paper.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
Description: 
257 leaves (2 columns, 32 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 160 x 110 mm
Provenance: 
Owned (1584-1609) by Richard Gerardie, parson of Stockport; William Trendler (1659, name and date on fol. 7); Ffalkner family (1662-1676); Susanna Ffalkner (1664-1687) who married (1662) William Hart, rector of Walpool (Norfolk); William Sanders (signature on fol. 173) and Thomas Sanders (1685, name and date on fol. 191v); Sotheby's sale (London, Dec. 21, 1885, no. 1009) to Quaritch; Lord Amherst of Hackney (catalogue, 1906, p. 63 no. 3); his sale (London, Sotheby's, Mar. 27, 1909, p. 173, lot no. 896) to Quaritch; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Quaritch in 1909; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. Bible (New Testament only); calendar for East Anglia; written and illuminated in England at the beginning of the 15th century.
The Wycliffe translation as revised by John Purvey and others.
Decoration: blue, rose, and gold bars springing from illuminated initials, often forming a border around the text, and interspersed with sprays and rosettes.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Middle English
Century: 
Classification: