France, between 1225 and 1250.
16th-century dark-brown morocco gilt, with arms of Philip II of Spain.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1905.
638 leaves (2 columns, 46 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 120 x 80 mm
18th-century bookplate with vase of flowers bearing initials DTP (probably Rev. David T. Powell, who purchased M.87 in 1800 and sold it in 1848); priced 196 florins by an 18th-century Dutch bookseller; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Edouard Rahir in 1905; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. Bible; written and illuminated in France, ca. 1225-1250.
Decoration: 1 large historiated Genesis initial on fol. 4v; smaller historiated and decorated initials throughout.