England, ca. 1430.
English 17th-century sheepskin with arms of Ralph Sheldon (1623-1684) of Weston Park, Warwickshire on both covers: a fess between 3 birds (strongly resembling dodos), in red morocco case.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
271 leaves (2 columns, 36 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 240 x 160 mm
Owned by the antiquary and collector Ralph Sheldon (1623-1681); owned in 1820 by William Barnes or Burnes, of Redland, near Bristol, and (ca. 1850) by G. Bansley; Rev. John Fuller Russell sale (London, June 26, 1855, I, no. 405) to Quaritch; Quaritch catalogue 369 (1886), no. 35683; catalogue 93 (1888), no. 1001; catalogue 18 (1891), no. 781; catalogue 138 (1893), no. 97; catalogue 149 (1895), no. 44; bought May 5,1896 by 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. 9; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. missal; calendar for Sarum use; written and illuminated in England, ca. 1430.
Decoration: 1 full-page miniature, 11 historiated initials.