Foreign News: Luttrell Psalter

Not all poets' wives are pressed for money. Recently when Mrs. Alfred Noyes decided to lay her hands on an extra £30.000 ($150,000) or so, she knew exactly how to touch the money. She would sell an old manuscript left her by her grandfather. For years it had been displayed on loan at the British museum.

John Pierpont Morgan presently went to see Mrs. Noyes's heirloom: the famed Luttrell Psalter, an exquisitely illuminated manuscript psalmbook made in East Anglia about 1340 for rich Sir Geoffrey Luttrell. Reverently the financier turned the crackly pages, gravely...

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