Psalter

Record ID: 
76977
Accession number: 
MS M.43
Title: 
Psalter
Created: 
Oxford, England, between 1212 and 1220
Binding: 
English 18th-century brown ooze leather, in red morocco solander case lettered: The Huntingfield Psalter - Southern England, ca. 1215.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
165 leaves (1 column, 20 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 315 x 230 mm
Provenance: 
Obituaries (13th century) of Lucia de Huntingfeld and of Rogerus de Huntingfeld; owned in the 16th century by the Brudenell family; Quaritch, catalogue (1890), no. 6; catalogue 103 (1890), no. 82; catalogue 118 (1891), no. 813; catalogue 138 (1893), no. 11; purchased by William Morris from Quaritch, May 2, 1895; Richard Bennett (purchased from Morris's estate, 1897); Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 16; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. psalter; written and illuminated in Oxford, England, ca. 1212-1220.
Decoration: 40 full-page miniatures with 92 scenes and a full-page Tree of Jesse; 2 large historiated initials, one page of embellished lettering.

Script: 
textualis prescissa
Language: 
Latin, Middle English, and French
Classification: