England, probably London or Canterbury, 1310-1320.
Early 17th-century English gold-tooled brown morocco.
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
171 leaves (1 column, 20 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 324 x 220 mm
Richard of Canterbury; William Cayser, seventeenth century; London, Sotheby's, July 27, 1907, lot 432; Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London; C.W. Dyson Perrins; his sale, London, Sotheby's, Dec. 9, 1958, lot 11; 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. psalter, use of St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, England (calendar, litany); written and illuminated in England, probably St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, ca. 1310-1320.
Decoration: 14 historiated initials with marginal extenders, some incorporating grotesques; 1 marginal historiation, numerous decorated initials.
Artist: Master of Queen Mary's Psalter.