Bruges, Belgium, 1255-ca. 1256.
Oak boards and stamped pigskin, 2 clasps, by Douglas Cockerell.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
165 leaves (1 column, 22 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 235 x 165 mm
Perhaps made for the Convent of the Poor Clares in Bruges (Abbaye des Clarisses); Henry Gee Barnard Collection (1817); William Morris (purchased from Ellis & Elvey Oct. 2, 1895); 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. 26 ; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. psalter for Franciscan use; written and illuminated in Bruges, Belgium, 1255-ca. 1256.
Decoration: 10 full-page miniatures, 9 historiated initials, 12 calendar illustrations.
Artist: Eerst Groep, Bruges.