Naples, Italy, between 1350 and 1375.
Three-quarter maroon morocco by Marguerite Duprez Lahey.
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1916.
138 leaves (2 columns, 46 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 356 x 252 mm
Offered to J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) by Léon Gruel in late 1912; purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) from Voynich in 1916.
Ms. lives of 72 Fathers of the Church and anchorites; written and decorated in Naples, Italy, in the third quarter of the 14th century.
Compiled from various sources to include Jerome, Athanasius of Alexandria, and Rufinus Tyrannius--Cf. PML files.
Decoration: 273 ink and colored wash drawings.
Artist: related to the work of Roberto d'Oderisio, to whom it has been attributed.
Italian textura (littera bononiensis)