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¶ Sherbrooke missal (c. 1320) [MS]

October 5, 2017

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Sherbrooke missal.

Illuminated manuscript. England, c. 1320. 330 leaves.

When Sydney Cockerell was cataloguing Morris’s library, he recorded in his diary, 3 March 1894: “Struggled nearly all day with the beautiful Sherbrooke Missal.”

Provenance: Thomas Sherbrooke. — Henry Sherbrooke. — Quaritch catalogue, 1 December 1891, no. 779. — Quaritch catalogue, December 1893, no. 26 (£200). — Morris (purchased from Quaritch). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 903 (sold to Yates Thomson for £350). — Henry Yates Thompson. — Sotheby, 23 March 1920, lot 39 (sold to Hugh Baker for £860). — Hugh Baker. — Margaret S. Davies. — National Library of Wales (NLW MS 15536E) [donated by Margaret S. Davies, 1951].

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_3075).

Digital version: National Library of Wales.

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National Library of Wales


Sotheby 1898:

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¶ Tiptoft missal (c. 1320) [MS]

September 6, 2017

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Tiptoft missal.

Illuminated manuscript. England, perhaps Cambridge, c. 1320. 360 leaves.

Morris took an intense interest in this lavishly ornamented manuscript. Sydney Cockerell recorded in his diary, 9 May 1895, that Morris was examining it at Kelmscott House and noted that it has “an illuminated border to every page.” On 13 June Cockerell went to the British Museum “to look up Tiptoft pedigree.”

Provenance: John Fitz-Roger Clavering and his wife Hawse Tiptoft. — Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort. — Sotheby, 13 May 1895 (sold to Morris). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.107).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1386, no. 107. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 8. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_14314).

Images: Morgan Library.

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Morgan Library

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