London, Great Britain, British Library, MS Royal Appendix 45-48
(Nicholas Ludford, Lady Masses)

Provenance: 1) Made perhaps as a gift from the composer Nicholas Ludford (b. c. 1485, d. 1557) for Henry VIII (b. 1491, d. 1547), King of England and Ireland, and his wife Catherine of Aragon (b. 1485, d. 1536) (married between 1509-1533), their coats of arms and badges stamped on the cover. 2) Included in the inventory of books in the Upper Library at Westminster in 1542 as 'Bookes of priksong masses foure' (i.e. Royal Appendix MSS 45-48) and inscribed with the Westminster library inventory number 'no. 99' (f. 1r). 3) presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal library.

Bindings:

c. 1525, London, Great Britain
brown leather over pasteboard
Decoration: Stamped on the front cover with the arms of Henry VIII supported by a dragon and a greyhound with two portcullises below and on the back with the arms of Henry VIII impaling those of Catherine of Aragon, supported by two angels and surmounted by a crown.
none edges
Endpapers: front and back
MS Royal Appendix 47

c. 1525, London, Great Britain
brown leather over pasteboard
Decoration: Stamped on the front cover with the arms of Henry VIII impaling those of Catherine of Aragon, supported by two angels and surmounted by a crown and on the backwith the arms of Henry VIII supported by a dragon and a greyhound with two portcullises below.
none edges
Endpapers: front and back
MS Royal Appendix 48

c. 1525, London, Great Britain
brown leather over pasteboard
Decoration: Stamped on the front cover with the arms of Henry VIII supported by a dragon and a greyhound, two angels flanking a Tudor rose and two portcullises, and on the back with the arms of Henry VIII impaling those of Catherine of Aragon, supported by two angels
none edges
Endpapers: front and back
MS Royal Appendix 45

c. 1525, London, Great Britain
brown leather over pasteboard
Decoration: Stamped on the front cover with the arms of Henry VIII impaling those of Catherine of Aragon, supported by two angels and surmounted by a crown and on the back with the arms of Henry VIII supported by a dragon and a greyhound with two portcullises below.
none edges
Endpapers: front and back
MS Royal Appendix 46