Rome, Italy, 1520.
Formerly in purple morocco super extra, lined with brown leather, gold tooled in the Grolier style, gilt edges, by Charles Lewis, now in 20th-century vellum.
Gift of the Heineman Foundation, 1977.
19 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 396 x 266 mm
Made for Pope Leo X (papacy: 1513-1521); George Hibbert (his sale, London, Evans, 7 May 1829, twenty-third day's sale, lot 4791); Duke of Hamilton Collection, (Hamilton Palace Library, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland); sold privately in 1883 with the Hamilton Collection to the Royal Museum of Berlin (The Hamilton Palace Libraries, Catalogue of the Collection of Manuscripts from Hamilton Palace, London, Sotheby's, 1882, no. 531, p. 91); sold by the Royal Museum of Berlin in 1887; Frédéric Spitzer (1850-1890); Édouard Kann sale, Paris, Hôtel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Nov. 14, 1930, lot 107; the Dannie and Hettie Heineman Collection, deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library in 1962.
Ms. pontifical for the use of Pope Leo X; written and illuminated in Rome, Italy; dated 1520 on fol. 1v.
Decoration: 1 large miniature, 29 historiated initials, 2 historiated borders, 17 borders with emblems or arms.
Artist: Attavante degli Attavanti.
See also collation in a linked document under Detailed descriptions.