Bible

Record ID: 
77098
Accession number: 
MS M.215
Title: 
Bible
Created: 
Italy, perhaps Lombardy, 1320.
Binding: 
English 19th-century dark blue morocco with gilt-tooled doublure, fine garland gauffered edge by I. Wright.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1906.
Description: 
505 leaves (2 columns, 50 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 400 x 270 mm
Provenance: 
Given (ca.1365) by Cardinal Niccolò Capocci to the Monastery of Monte Oliveto maggiore (see contemporaneous notes on vellum pasted to verso of front flyleaf); Comte Demetrius Boutourlin (Catalogue, 1831, p. 4 no. 36); his sale (Paris, 1839, I, no. 8) to Crozet; E.V. Utterson sale (London, 1852, no. 260) to Boone for the Earl of Ashburnham (Appendix, no. 2); his sale (London, 1899, no. 2) to Quaritch (catalogue 190, July 1899, no. 3); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Quaritch in 1906; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. bible; written and illuminated in Italy, perhaps in Lombardy, in 1320.
Scribe: Bartholomaeus of Pergamo; colophon on fol. 505v reads: Anno a navitate Domini melesimo ccc.xx De mense madij Ego magister bartholomaeus de pergamo complevi biliamistam. Ad honorem dei. Et beate Marie Virginis et totius curie celestis.
Decoration: 1 large, 74 small historiated initials, marginal drolleries.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: