Austria, ca. 1420.
19th-century dark red morocco.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
61 leaves (2 columns, 48 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 308 x 211 mm
Count Ambrosius of Virmont, Bretzenheim, and Nersen (1684-1744), his bookplate; no. 499/b; Henry White sale (London, Apr. 1902, no. 1128) to Quaritch; Richard Bennett; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 114; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. Biblical history; written and illuminated in Austria, ca. 1420.
Texts: Compilatio historiarum totius Bibliae et historiarum scholasticarum (fol. 1-36v); Gobelinus Persona, Cosmidromium (fol. 36v-61).
Decoration: 12 large and 15 small pen-and-ink drawings in medallions, lightly tinted in pink and yellow wash.