Book of hours
England, ca. 1390.
English 19th-century green morocco; lettered: Horae B. Virginis Sec. Usum Sarum. Ms. Saec. XIV.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
56 leaves (1 column, 19 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 150 x 110 mm
J.A. Jackson, ca. 1750 ("Cod. CXXXI", Catalogus librorum, Livorno, 1756, p. 647, no. 131); his library sold to the duc de La Vallière; discarded in one of the latter's duplicate sales (e.g. Paris, 1767, nos. 261-277); J.C.J, ca. 1850; given in 1885 by Mary Ann Bagnall to her daughter Mary Willett; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Sarum; written and illuminated in England, ca. 1390.
Decoration: three pages with floriated borders.