England, perhaps Canterbury, ca. 1180.
Tan pigskin by J.P. Gray and Son, Cambridge, 1917.
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
136 leaves (1 column, 22 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 253 x 173 mm
Possibly Ely, thirteenth century; "Alice H.," late fifteenth or sixteenth century; Maggs Brothers Ltd., London; Sir Sydney Cockerell; his sale, London, Sotheby's, Apr. 3, 1957, lot 3; 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. psalter, written and illuminated in England, perhaps Canterbury, ca. 1180.
A leaf removed from the codex by Cockerell and given to his secretary is in the collection of Dr. Lucy Freeman Sandler, New York (London, Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., cat. 1036, no. 63)--Cf. Twenty-first report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986.
Decoration: numerous illuminated initials, many with anthropomorphic, zoomorphic or grotesque decoration, 6 marginal grotesques.