Psalter

Record ID: 
77022
Accession number: 
MS M.100
Title: 
Psalter
Created: 
England, possibly London, between 1290 and 1300.
Binding: 
According to a note in the hand of William Morris at the end, rebound in 1894 at the Doves Bindery in oak boards backed with brown leather, two clasps, in a brownish-green case.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
206 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 215 x 154 mm
Provenance: 
William de Vescy (1245-1297); obituary of John Giffarde (1348); owned in 1561 by the Cambridge antiquary Robert Hare; William Morris (purchased from Quaritch in 1892); 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. 18; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1838-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms psalter; calendar for London; written and illuminated in England, perhaps in the diocese of London, ca. 1290-1300.
Decoration: Beatus page with armorial decoration, 12 large decorated initials, 4 shields with arms: of William de Vescy (or, a cross sable), Clare, England, and Warrenne, on fol. 7.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Classification: