Germany, perhaps Swabia, between 1175 and 1199.
French 17th-century brown leather, gilt tooled with an oval design in center of both covers; fleurs-de-lis in the corners; in brown leather cse.
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1919.
15 leaves (1 column, 20 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 222 x 163 mm
Louis Phélypeaux II, comte de Pontchartrain (1643-1727), (bookplate); not traced in his sale (Paris, 1747); Rev. Walter Sneyd of Bagington Rectory, Coventry; his sale (London, Sotheby's, Dec. 16, 1903, lot 659); purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) from Leon Gruel in 1919.