England, possibly Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, ca. 1200.
17th-century brown calf with escutcheon incorporating Tollemache arms (argent, a fret sable).
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
221 leaves (2 columns, 38 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 443 x 305 mm
Bentley Lionel John, Third Baron Tollemache, Helmingham Hall, Stowmarket, Suffolk; his sale, London, Sotheby's, May 16, 1955, lot 118; purchased there by Maggs Brothers Ltd., London 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. written and illuminated in England, perhaps Bury St. Edmunds, ca. 1200.
Text includes Genesis to Kings IV (2nd Kings); first volume of a three volume manuscript Bible.
Decoration: 1 illuminated initial, numerous elaborate penwork initials.