Regensburg, Germany, 1430-1440.
Original wooden boards and rough pigskin, with marks of clasps and bosses; in red morocco case stamped in gold "Bradstreet's" and lettered: Evangeliarum - German Manuscript c. 1400.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1902.
38 leaves (1 column, 12 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 260 x 200 mm
Possibly owned by a papal nuncio in the 16th century; inscription in a 16th century hand on fol. 1 reads: Dieses Buch gehört mir Georg ... Burger und Papal Nuns zu Regensburg; William Bragge sale (London, 1876, no. 159); bought by Richard Bennett, Feb. 14, 1898; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 6; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. evangeliary; written and illuminated in Regensburg, Germany, between 1430 and 1440.
The text of M.77 is unfinished. It lacks the Lections for the Conception and Nativity.
Decoration: 1 large miniature, 12 smaller square miniatures, 2 large floriated initials.
Artists: the Matthew Master and the Mark Master.