France, Beauvais or Paris, 1275-1299.
19th-century dark brown tooled morocco over wooden boards with 2 clasps; lettered: Psalterium Davidis.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1902.
164 leaves (1 column, 21 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 230 x 160 mm
W. Bragge Collection (Leeds exhibition, 1868, no. 562); his sale (London, 1876, no. 368) to S. Addington; his sale (London, 1886, no. 462) to Ellis; sold (June 10, 1888) by Ellis to C. Fairfax Murray; Charles Butler; William Morris (1834-1896; purchased from Butler, probably before 1894); Richard Bennett (1844-1900; purchased from Morris's estate, 1897); Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 23; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. psalter; written and illuminated in Beauvais or Paris, France, last quarter of 13th century.
Decoration: 8 historiated initials.