Prague, Czech Republic, ca. 1410.
17th-century Bohemian red leather over 15th-century wooden boards, rebacked; corners with 17th-century silver plaques with figures of the four Evangelists in repoussé, their names in Slavonic letters; silversmith's mark XK on the edges of two corners similar to that of a Prague goldsmith of ca. 1649 (Rosenberg, no. 9334), in center an oval plaque of Christ in Majesty; in brown 1/2 morocco box case; binding perhaps made in Prague.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
429 leaves (1 column, 41-43 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 230 x 160 mm
Johann Czencke (16th-century signature inside upper cover on base of what appears to be drawing of a monstrance, with initial T at its center); what appears to be a list of books is written down lefthand side of inside front cover; library press mark pasted on spine center: MSS Q.1; library shelfmark written inside front cover in dark brown ink: U.IV.44; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Georges Hoentschel, Mar. 14, 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. written and illuminated in Prague, ca. 1410.
Texts: Genesis through Psalms; followed by interpretations on fol. 397-429v.
Scribe: several scribes, one named Solamen (his signature on fol. 429v).
Decoration: 11 historiated initials.
Artists: two Bohemian artists.