Psalter

Record ID: 
77025
Accession number: 
MS M.102
Title: 
Psalter
Created: 
England, possibly London, late 13th century.
Binding: 
Was in brown morocco by Bedford; rebound in the 19th century in oak boards backed with pigskin by Douglas Cockerell at the Doves Press, London; enclosed in maroon morocco case lettered: The Windmill Psalter - English Ms. on vellum, c. 1280.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
167 leaves (1 column, 19 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 320 x 215 mm
Provenance: 
Bought ca. 1860 by H.H. Gibbs, 1st Baron Aldenham; sold (July 6, 1896) to William Morris; 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. 19; 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 England, possibly London, ca. 1280-1300.
Decoration: a full-page framed Beatus initial (fol. 1v) filled with the Tree of Jesse, a half-page calligraphic letter E with a windmill and human figures painted upon it (fol. 2); 9 large historiated initials, outline human figures in penwork used as line fillers.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: