De officiis

Record ID: 
77211
Accession number: 
MS G.65
Title: 
De officiis
Created: 
England, probaby Essex, between 1150 and 1199.
Binding: 
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.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
97 leaves (1 column, 26 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 232 x 160 mm
Provenance: 
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.
Notes: 

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.

Script: 
gothica textualis primitiva.
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: