De regimine principum.
Original 15th-century wooden boards and doeskin, lined with fragments of a 14th-century Bohemian document of ownership on vellum, labled: CIIII - Egidis de regi pncpn; in red morocco case lettered: Aegidius Colonna - Re Regimine Principum - German manuscript c. 1412.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1903.
261 leaves (1 column, 33 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 300 x 220 mm
According to colophon, manuscript was written for Megister Johannis de Jermer, Rector scholarum in Ponte; John E. Kerr Collection (catalogue, 1903, p. 7, no. 3); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Kerr Collection in 1903; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. written and decorated in Brüx, Germany (now Most, Czech Republic), in 1412.
Scribe: Petrus de Luckalb (Luckaw?), who signed the colophon on fol. 260v-261.
Decoration: red and blue penwork initials, some with penwork flourishes.