Literary

Record ID: 
77053
Accession number: 
MS M.124
Title: 
Literary
Created: 
England, ca. 1460.
Binding: 
Formerly in Russia leather by C. Lewis; rebound in oak boards and light brown morocco by Marguerite Duprez Lahey in 1922.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1903.
Description: 
185 leaves (2 columns, 49 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 420 x 290 mm
Provenance: 
Manuscript was executed for Sir John Cheyne (d. 1489), arms on fol. 1, 36v, and 185v; subsequent 16th-century owners: Helen Horsey, Simon Norwoys; sold Sept. 1841 by Thorpe to Dr. John Lee; bookplates of Sir William Lee and William Lee Antonie; Lee sale by Sotheby's (London, Nov. 8, 1888, no. 105) to Quaritch (Catalogue 217, July 1902, no. 4); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Quaritch in 1903 for £375; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. moralizing treatise; written and illuminated in England, ca. 1460.
Translated by John Lydgate.
Decoration: 3 full-page floral borders, each with painted coat of arms, numerous illuminated initials.
Artist: unknown; Kathleen Scott, in her Later Gothic manuscripts, 1390-1490, attributes the illumination to the border artist, or a close hand, of London, British Library Yates Thompson MS 47.

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
English
Century: 
Classification: