Bologna, Italy, ca. 1270.
Late 18th- or early 19th-century gold-tooled red morocco by Bradel l'Ainé.
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
2 v. (228, 328 leaves) (2 columns, 48 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 378 x 260 mm
Richard Barton; Denstone College (Staffordshire); their sale, London, Sotheby's, Dec. 19, 1955, lot 58; purchased there by Arthur Rau, Paris for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Ms. bible, written and illuminated in Bologna, Italy, ca. 1270.
Decoration: 106 historiated initials, 81 elaborate borders with figures, animals, and grotesques.
Artist: Miniatore of Sant'Alessio in Bigiano (Maestro di Sant'Alessio in Bigiano) and workshop.