France, between 1225 and 1250.
19th century or earlier orange-pink plush, with leather label: Biblia sacra / French XIII cent., in tan slipcase.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1900.
510 leaves (2 columns, 52 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 170 x 110 mm
Owned (1813) by Manuel Abella; his sale (Saragosa, 1819) to Rafael José Crespo; bought (1829) by J.P.R; sold (1881) by Ellis and White to Theodore Irwin (Catalogue 1887, no. 163); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Irwin Collection in 1900; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. Bible; written and illuminated in France, ca. 1225-1250.
Decoration: 1 long historiated initial for the book of Genesis and a small rectangular miniature of the Crucifixion at base of left hand column, both on fol. 4, smaller historiated and decorated initials throughout.