Northern Italy, perhaps Bologna, between 1461 and 1479.
Brown morocco by Hayday; lettered: Missale Romanum.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
291 leaves (2 columns, 29 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 210 x 150 mm
Initials I.M.P. or A.M.P. surmounted by cardinal's hat on title page suggests that manuscript was executed for Cardinal Jacopo Ammanti Mensbona Piccolomini; William Bragge Collection (Leeds exhibition, 1868, no. 550); his sale (London, 1876, no. 238) to Quaritch; general catalogue 1875-1877, no. 18395; general catalogue 1880, no. 650; general catalogue, VI (1883) no. 11103; catalogue 369 (1886) no. 35745; catalogue 118 (1891), no. 460; catalogue 138 (1893), no. 55; sale by Sotheby's (London, July 3, 1899, no. 1661) to Pickering; no. 3028 in a London catalogue, ca. 1900; bought Jan. 31, 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. 10; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. missal for the use of Rome; written and illuminated in northern Italy, perhaps in Bologna, ca. 1461-1479.
Decoration: 1 full-page miniature, and 1 half-page miniature, both with broad floreated borders with a medallion at lower center; 1 large miniature with full border and lower center medallion with initials I.M.P. or A.M.P. surmounted by a cardinal's hat, on a shield, and 17 historiated initials.