Dark brown leather over old boards, stamped on the corners IBE and on the back IC; marks of the old clasps on the sides; binding may be 17th century.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
275 leaves (1 column, 38 lines), bound : vellum ; 290 x 200 mm
Congreve family; the Earl of Ashburnham (appendix, no. 124); his sale (London, 1899, no. 172) to Quaritch (catalogue 193, Oct. 1899, no. 61); Lawrence W. Hodson sale (London, 1906, no. 117) to Quaritch; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Quaritch in Feb. 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. Canterbury tales; written in England ca. 1450-1460.
Initials ROE scribbled on fol. 232.
written in an English cursive