North central Italy, 1256.
Half-niger morocco sided with French woodblock paper by Marguerite Duprez Lahey.
256 leaves (1 column), bound : vellum, ill. ; 370 x 235 mm
Commissioned in 1256 for the Monastery of S. Matteo de Caleis (S. Matteo del Monte Caio) in the Diocese of Parma near Trivignano by the prior Gregorius; Arnold Mettler-Specker of St. Gall; his sale (Mensing-F. Mülller catalogue, Amsterdam, Nov. 22, 1929, lot 8); (Mensing-F. Müller catalogue, Amsterdam, Apr. 5, 1935, lot. 4); purchased at Mensing Sale (London, Sotheby's, Dec. 16, 1936, lot 243).