England, probaby Essex, between 1150 and 1199.
12th century doeskin over boards, with pink leather thong and metal clasp, under a natural-color doeskin chemise with ample flaps and with edging of pink doeskin.
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
97 leaves (1 column, 26 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 232 x 160 mm
Abbey of St. Osyth, Essex; William Joly, 16th cent.; Bentley Lionel John, Third Baron Tollemache, Helmington Hall, Stowmarket, Stuffolk; his sale, London, Sotheby's, June 6, 1961, lot 1; purchased there by Maggs Brothers, Ltd., London for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Ms. written and illuminated in England, probably in Essex, in the second half of the 12th century.
Decoration: 3 illuminated interlace initials, one with the figure of a warrior.
gothica textualis primitiva.