Paris, France, between 1227-1234.
16th-century brown, stamped leather, ca. 1500; in brown morocco case lettered: The Apocalypse: Illuminated Manuscript - 13th Century.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1906.
8 leaves, bound : vellum, ill. ; 375 x 262 mm
Executed in France, ca. 1227-1234 for Blanche of Castille and her son St. Louis, possibly as a gift to the Cathedral of Toledo, where the main portion of the manuscript now is; M.240 was removed from the Toledo portion by ca. 1400; binding dates from ca. 1500; François de la Majorie, Seigneur des Granges et de la Majorie (on fol. 1 his name and arms: d'azur à la bande d'or, borne in 1593 when he married Anne de Turenne); a member of the Anton family (18th century); inherited in 1838 by Alois de Chievres (1828-1904); Vicomte George Marie Louis de Hillerum (1842-1892), son-in-law of Alois de Chievres; Otto Weiner, Bourdariat; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Ludovic Badin in Paris July 9, 1906; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. written and illuminated in Paris, France, between 1227 and 1234.
Decoration: 8 full-page miniatures, all but one with 8 roundels each.
Title on case: Apocalypse, illuminated manuscript