Tours, France, ca. 800-834.
English 19th-century maroon morocco tooled with a gold-star pattern; by Clyde; in marbled slipcase.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
238 leaves (1 column, 21 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 290 x 200 mm
Bernardus de Gutonibus (or Gatonibus), early owner, ca. 1400; San Lorenzo el Real del Escorial; Earl of Ashburnham (purchased from Libri); H. Yates Thompson; his sale (London, Sotheby's, May 14, 1902, no. 14) to Quaritch; Quaritch catalogue 217 (1902), no. 5; 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. 5; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. Gospel book; written and illuminated in France, in the monastery of St. Martin, Tours, between 800 and 834.
Begun under the Abbot Alcuin and completed under the the Abbot Fidugisus (Fredegis of Tours)--Cf. PML files.
Decoration: 12 decorated canon tables, 8 incipits in gold on purple bands or purple on gold bands.
rustic, uncial, half uncial, and Tours minuscule