Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1470.
18th-century brown calf with the Bateman crest; lettered: Horae B.V.M. secundum usum Angliae - Ms. sec. XV.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
151 leaves (1 column, 20 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 180 x 130 mm
Collection of Vice-Admiral Lord Mark Robert Kerr (1776-1840); bookplate of Thomas Bateman of Middleton Hall; his sale (London, 1893, no. 909) to Quaritch; bought Apr. 28, 1896 by Richard Bennett; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 79; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Sarum (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in Belgium, ca. 1470.
Decoration: 24 full-page miniatures.
Latin and English