Life of St. Benedict
St. Florian, Austria, early 14th cent.
Formerly in brown stamped morocco by Gruel; rebound in 1940 by Marguerite Duprez Lahey in 1/2 black morocco.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
11 leaves, bound : vellum, ill. ; 130 x 94 mm
Sold 1895 by J. Rosenthal of Munich to Gruel in Paris; purchased by Richard Bennett in 1895; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 103; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. poetic life of Saint Benedict; written and illuminated at the Abbey of St. Florian (Augustinian Monastery of Canons Regular), Austria, in the early 14th century.
With Latin titles; in leonine hexameters; manuscript is incomplete.
Decoration: 21 full-page miniatures in grisaille (out of a possible 120 miniatures), picturing 42 episodes in the life of Benedict.