Liège, Belgium, ca. 1165-1180.
Previously in 17th-century brown morocco, gold stamped on spine with the arms of Abbot Maure van der Heyden [the spine, preserved in the internal folder, bears a small torn paper square pasted onto its lower panel with a stamped Y, corresponding to the Y on fol. 2 of the manuscript]; bound around 1926 by W.H. Smith & Son, Ltd. in olive-green Levant morocco for A. Chester Beatty; in a green morocco boxcase.
Purchased in part on the Belle da Costa Greene Fund, 1957.
247 leaves (1 column, 29-30 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 165 x 102 mm
Executed for the Abbey of St. Trond during or directly after the abbacy of Wincus van Stupel (1150-1180); late 17th-early 18th-century ownership inscription written on fol. 1: Liber monasterii Sanctii Trudonis; rebound for Abbot Maure van der Heyden (abbot 1690, d.1730; his arms surmounted by a mitre stamped on spine); a shelfmark T7 on fol. 1v and Y/5 on fol. 2; Sir Thomas Phillipps (Phillipps Collection MS 3535); purchased privately from the Phillipps Collection by A. Chester Beatty; his sale (London, Sotheby's, 9 May 1933, lot 41) to Quaritch; purchased from Quaritch by Eric. G. Millar in 1934; purchased from Quaritch with help from the Belle da Costa Greene Fund in 1957.