[Canticle of the Sun].
Bequest; Julia Parker Wightman; 1994.
10 leaves (1 column, 10 lines, + 6 blank flyleaves), bound : vellum, ill. ; 148 x 105 mm.
Philip C. Duschnes, New York; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from Duschnes in 1973; JPW 7538; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Ms. canticle of the sun; written and illuminated in England or the United States in 1949.
Decoration: 2 full pages written in burnished gold with gold floral tracery, 12 pages with colored borders incorporating birds, flowers, insects, and animals, incipits written in blue.
Scribe and illuminator: Violet Wilson (Colophon on fol. 10 reads: Transcribed & illuminated by Violet Wilson. 1949).
Binding: 20th-century blue morocco, gold tooled, upper cover stamped: The Canticle of the Sun / St. Francis of Assisi; in blue cloth case lined with green suede; gold-tooled leather spine, labeled: Canticle of the Sun. St. Francis. MS. Violet Wilson 1949, signed JPW 1974.