Accession number: 
MS M.711
Weingarten, Germany, ca. 1225-1250.
Original red deerskin over boards, bound in silver set with cabuchon crystals; on upper cover silver repoussé plaque depicting the Coronation of the Virgin, Evangelist symbols in medallions at the four corners; platform under the feet of Christ and the Virgin is inscribed "Hainricus Sacrista" and the monk is depicted below; 2 metal brocade bands with silver clasps in the shape of eagles; silver filigree border with set gems; both upper and lower covers tooled.
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943), 1926.
147 leaves, (1 column, 22 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 242 x 172 mm
Commissioned by Hainricus sacristan, a monk at Weingarten Abbey (represented on the cover and in 4 miniatures); included on list of Weingarten Treasury manuscripts in 1753; sent to the abbey of St. Peter's, Salzburg for safekeeping in 1796; requisitioned by Frederick Wilhelm of Orange Nassau in 1805 and sent to Fulda; removed from Fulda by the French town-major Niboyet in 1806; purchased by Thomas William Coke, later 1st Earl of Leicester, through Delehante and H. Phillips in 1818; given the shelfmark Holkham Hall Ms 36; purchased by J.P. Morgan Jr. 1(1867-1943) from the Third Earl of Leicester in 1926.

Ms. gradual, sequentiary, and sacramentary, use of Weingarten Abbey; written and illuminated in Weingarten, Germany, ca. 1225-1250.
It has been suggested that Hainricus sacristan was also the illuminator, but there is no documentary evidence. The artist and the illumination are discussed in the commentary volume to the Berthold Sacramentary facsimile, Das Berthold-Sakramentar, eds. F. Heinzer and H. U. Rudolf, Graz, 1999, p. 162.
Decoration: 5 full-page miniatures, 2 illuminated text pages, 24 calendar medallions, 35 historiated initials.
M.711 is unfinished.
Textiles: protective curtains over some of the initials and miniatures.
Manuscript contains emroidered repairs.
Musical notation: no staves, neumes throughout the gradual and sequentiary parts.