Breviary

Record ID: 
77219
Accession number: 
MS M.329
Title: 
Breviary
Created: 
Devonshire, England, 1325-1330.
Binding: 
English 17th-century brown calf in brown morocco case lettered: Sarum Breviary - West Anglican, XIV cent.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
296 leaves (2 columns, 36 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 150 x 100 mm
Provenance: 
Possibly Church of St. Eustace at Tavistock; Richard Sterne (1596-1683), Archbishop of York (signature Rrd Eb. on verso of paper flyleaf); calendar obits including members of the Meoles, de Courtney (Earls of Devon), le Pyl, Pervyd, Antron, and Upchulle families; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. breviary for the use of Sarum, calendar for western England; written and illuminated in Devonshire, England (possibly for the Church of St. Eustace at Tavistock), ca. 1325-1330.
Decoration: 15 historiated initials, marginal grotesques and genre scenes executed in multicolored penwork at the bottom of nearly every page.

Script: 
compressed textura
Language: 
Latin
Classification: