Manuale Augustini

Record ID: 
77074
Accession number: 
MS M.154
Title: 
Manuale Augustini
Created: 
Italy, 1462.
Binding: 
French 16th- or 17th-century limp vellum with gold tooling.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
53 leaves (1 column, 19 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 170 x 120 mm
Provenance: 
Arms of first owner on fol. 1: barry of seven or and azure, on each azure bar a crown of the first; on verso of second flyleaf an inscription (17th-century): Done fu present et apartient ... a Louis Chardin; owned in 1748 by Charles-Adrien Picard; the Marquis de Migieu in 1753 (inscription inside back cover); his catalogue (1760, no. 157); William Morris; purchased from Morris's estate in 1897 by Richard Bennett; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 99; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. Manuale Augustini; written and illuminated in Italy in 1462; colophon reads: Expl. manuale beati Augustini Deo gratias 1462.
The attribution of the Manuale to Augustine is not accepted by scholarship.
Decoration: 1 full white vine-stem (bianchi girari) border surrounding text on fol. 1, a shield with arms of first owner; illuminated initials throughout.

Script: 
Roman letters
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
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