Cologne, Germany, between 1250 and 1274.
19th-century brown morocco lettered: Psalterium Latinae - Ms. sec. XII, in tan cloth slip case.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
187 leaves (1 column, 19 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 160 x 120 mm
On inner cover, signature of "Th. Sonner"; on last leaf signature of an early owner: Jacobus Ro(?)linck (?); (perhaps Jacobus Rottkieken, 18th century); purchased by Richard Bennett in Germany in 1896 (?); Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 30; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. psalter-hours for the use of Cologne (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in Cologne, Germany, between 1250 and 1274.
Decoration: two full-page miniatures, three large historiated initials, 12 calendar illustrations with standing apostles; numerous illuminated initials.