Laudes Beatae Mariae Virginis

William Morris, 1834-96, printer designer


29.4 x 21.4 cm.

Beckwith, Victorian Bibliomania catalogue no. 11

Source: Laudes Beatae Mariae Virginis by Stephen Langton (d. 1228), p. 3.

Collection: Boston Athenaeum from the income of the fund given by John Bromfield.

William Morris's printed illuminated transcription of an early thirteenth-century English Psalter, written as poems of praise to St. Mary the Virgin, includes four pages from Luke's Gospel and concludes with a Te Deum. Today the original Psalter, which Morris once owned, is known as the Reading Abbey Psalter and is in the Pierpont Morgan Library (Needham, 35). [Continued below]

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