Italy, possibly Naples, ca. 1461.
Dark blue levant morocco by W.H. Smith and Son, Ltd.; edges gilt and gauffered.
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
224 leaves (1 column, 20 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 200 x 137 mm
George Templeton Strong; his sale, New York, Bangs and Co., Nov. 4, 1878, lot 1309; Lathrop C. Harper, Inc., New York; Eric G. Millar; his sale, London, Sotheby's, June 15, 1959, lot 189; purchased there by Maggs Brothers Ltd., London for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited int the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Ms. Biblical psalter; written and illuminated in Italy, possibly Naples, ca. 1461; colophon on fol. 26 has date of translation: Jan. 20, 1461.
Ms. translation of the Psalter for a person whose Christian name was Appilo; dedicatory epistle is followed by the psalms; each psalm is preceded by the first verse in Latin and followed by a commentary in Italian; the works ends with Italian translations of the Te Deum and the Athanasian Creed--Cf. PML files.
Decoration: 150 large and 173 smaller illuminated initals with interlace decoration.
In Italian and Latin;