English 19th-century red morocco gilt; white moiré doublures with stamped gilt edge; old lettering on fore-edge: Hilarii Pieta. Eps.
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1928.
267 leaves (1 column, 33 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 240 x 160 mm
Arms of the first owner (Bonadies family of Lombardy): argent on a lion gules holding a sword proper a bend azure charged with 3 stars argent; surmounted by a wreathed casque supporting a red demi-lion holding a sword, flanked by the letters B, R.(?), and T.; purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) from Mrs. Robert Townsend in 1928 and given to the Pierpont Morgan Library.
Manuscript patristic miscellany; written and illuminated in northern Italy, in a Carthusian monastery, in the second half of the 15th century.
Decoration: 19 illuminated initials with marginal ornament; Bonadies arms on fol. 1r.