Auction 11.07.2002

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 11.07.2002

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THREE HISTORIATED INITIALS, on two leaves from a Bible with the Prologues...

THREE HISTORIATED INITIALS, on two leaves from a Bible with the Prologues attributed to St Jerome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1250] 195 x 140 mm. 37 lines written in a gothic bookhand in brown ink in two columns between two verticals and above 37 horizontals ruled in brown

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, miniature from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED...

ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, miniature from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Troyes or Paris, c.1415-20] 115 x 113mm (overall). An arch-topped miniature with St John seated underneath a red canopy writing on a scroll that hangs over a gilt lectern; his Evangelist symbol, an enormous

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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FOUR SINGLE LEAVES AND TWO BIFOLIA from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED...

FOUR SINGLE LEAVES AND TWO BIFOLIA from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1450] 193 x 138. Sixteen lines written in black ink in a gothic bookhand between two verticals and 17 horizontals ruled in red, justification 100 x 65mm, rubrics in gold, text capitals touched yellow

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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THE VIRGIN AND CHILD, historiated initial A, cut from a Choirbook on vellum...

THE VIRGIN AND CHILD, historiated initial A, cut from a Choirbook on vellum [Lombardy, c.1450] approx. 108 x 97mm. Staves of green patterned with yellow mock-kufic lettering, with the Virgin at half-length with the Child in a glory of gold rays on a red ground (slightly rubbed and some oxidisation

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £1,600 - £2,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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NATIVITY, in a letter H cut from an Antiphonal, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON...

NATIVITY, in a letter H cut from an Antiphonal, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [?Tuscany, c.1460] 222 x 251mm visible in frame. The initial for the antiphon for vespers on Christmas Day Hodie Christus natus est , on a ground of burnished gold with staves of pink patterned with darker pink and

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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TWO LEAVES FROM A BOOK OF HOURS, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

TWO LEAVES FROM A BOOK OF HOURS, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1500] 157 x 108mm. 25 lines written in brown ink in a lettre bâtarde between two verticals and 26 horizontals ruled in red, justification: 109 x 62mm, rubrics in red, text capitals touched yellow, one- and two-line

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,600 - £2,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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POPE CLEMENT VII ASPERGING THE CONGREGATION BEFORE MASS, miniature with...

POPE CLEMENT VII ASPERGING THE CONGREGATION BEFORE MASS, miniature with borders forming a framed montage, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Rome, c.1523] Central montage with four border strips around a miniature 310 x 245mm, within a carved gilt frame with four further border strips applied 500 x

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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PTOLOMAIC PAPYRUS. Document in Greek, including a petition to Patroclus, a...

PTOLOMAIC PAPYRUS. Document in Greek, including a petition to Patroclus, a Ptolomaic administrative official in Bousiris in Middle Egypt, [late 3rd Century BCE], ON PAPYRUS, three fragments, approximately 158 x 60mm, 212 x 92mm and 160 x 96mm , framed and glazed. The fragmentary nature of the papyri

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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GREGORY IX ( Pope , 1227-1241). Secretarial document, a papal bull of...

GREGORY IX ( Pope , 1227-1241). Secretarial document, a papal bull of indulgence addressed to the faithful in the provinces of Sens and Rheims, Perugia, 6 February 1235, the word 'Gregorius' with foliate decorations and flourishes, some decoration to four other capitals, medieval endorsements on

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,500

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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THE SIEGE OF SAINT-DENIS IN THE HUNDRED YEARS' WAR.

THE SIEGE OF SAINT-DENIS IN THE HUNDRED YEARS' WAR. Three documents on vellum including: SCALES, Thomas de, 7th Lord (1399?-1460). Muster Roll of Scales' company for the siege of Saint-Denis, Garges, 15 August 1435, written in French in brown ink on vellum on 2 membranes (stitched together), 1,020 x

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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GOSPEL OF ST LUKE, glossed, in Latin, MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

GOSPEL OF ST LUKE, glossed, in Latin, MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [northern France, mid-12th century] 230 x 163mm. 83 leaves: 1 7 (of 8, lacking iii), 2-10 8 , 11 4 , quire numbers on final versos of gatherings vii and x, 23 lines of biblical text and up to 50 lines of gloss written in brown ink in a

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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PETER COMESTOR (d. c.1178). Historia Scholastica , in Latin, ILLUMINATED...

PETER COMESTOR (d. c.1178). Historia Scholastica , in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [England, c.1200] 315 x 210mm. 165 leaves: 1 7 (of 8, lacking i), 2-5 8 , 6 7 (of 8, lacking vi), 7 9 , 8-20 8 , 21 7 (of 8, lacking viii), with roman quire numbers on final versos of several gatherings

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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LEONTIUS, Bishop of Neapolis (7th century). Life of St John the Almsgiver...

LEONTIUS, Bishop of Neapolis (7th century). Life of St John the Almsgiver : GERALD OF FRACHET (d.1281). Vitae Fratum Ordinis Predicatorum , in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [Castile, probably Seville, c.1280-90] 150 x 117mm. 132 leaves: 1 1 4 , 2 1 6 , 3 1 5 (of 16, lacking i), 4 1 8 , 5-7

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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BIBLE with the Prologues attributed to St Jerome and the Interpretation of...

BIBLE with the Prologues attributed to St Jerome and the Interpretation of Hebrew names, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, 1260s] 235 x 165 mm, 454 leaves: 1-4 20 , 5 22 , 6-18 20 , 19-20 2 4 , 21 20 , 22 22 , 23 2 , COMPLETE, signature marks with a symbol and the letters a-k

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £45,000 - £60,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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JOHANNES NICOLETTUS DE IMOLA (c.1372-1436). Lectura in librum secundum...

JOHANNES NICOLETTUS DE IMOLA (c.1372-1436). Lectura in librum secundum Decretalium , in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER [?Padua, 1431-1447] 2°, 424 x 287mm. 332 leaves (later foliation in ink omits f.11): 1-19 10 , 20-21 8 , 22-32 10 , 34 6 (of 10, vii-x cancelled blanks), COMPLETE, catchwords

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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MEDICAL HANDBOOK, in Latin, MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER

MEDICAL HANDBOOK, in Latin, MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER [southern Italy, 15th Century] 146 x 100mm. 41 leaves in a single gathering with f.38 an inserted singleton, written in a neat cursive hand of up to 28 lines, a few flourished capitals, 21 blank pages (minor stains and foxing). Contemporary wrapper

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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ST AUGUSTINE (354-430). Confessiones , De baptismo contra Donatistas , De...

ST AUGUSTINE (354-430). Confessiones , De baptismo contra Donatistas , De libero arbitrio voluntatis , De divinatione demonum and De diversis quaestionibus VII ad Simplicianum , in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER [southern Germany or Austria, late 15th century] 310 x 210mm. 204 leaves: 1-17 12

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Thérouanne, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Thérouanne, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Bruges, c.1440] 160 x 120mm, i + 197 + i leaves: 1 6 , 2 7 (vii a singleton), 3 3 (i a singleton), 4 9 (i a singleton), 5 12 (uncertain, perhaps i, vii, xi & xii singletons), 6-10 8 , 11 9 (viii a singleton), 12

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris c.1400 and ?eastern France 1450s] 204 x 145mm. iv + 122 + iii leaves: 1-2 8 , 3 8 (i a 15th-century replacement), 4-8 8 , 9 8 (i a 15th-century replacement), 10 8 , 11 8 (iii a 15th-century replacement), 12 8

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French , ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French , ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1460, with two gatherings French, c.1400] 111 x 82mm. iv + 230 + iv leaves (modern foliation includes ff.115bis, 118bis and 222bis): 1 12 , 2-13 8 , 14 7 (of 8, viii cancelled blank), 15-21 8 , 22 8 (f.174

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1465] 164 x 106mm. iv + 235 + i leaves: apparently COMPLETE, modern pencil foliation 1-233, missing a folio after 69 and numbering two leaves 80, followed here, 15 lines in black ink in a gothic bookhand

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [northern Italy, probably Ferrara, third quarter 15th century] 104 x 73 mm. 174 leaves, mostly in gatherings of eight, modern pencilled foliation skipping single leaves after ff.2, 112, 113 and 165, followed here, 12 lines

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Utrecht, in Dutch with some Latin rubrics...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Utrecht, in Dutch with some Latin rubrics, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Haarlem, c.1470] 160 x 113mm. ii paper + 74 leaves + ii paper: 1 7 (vii a singleton), 2 4 , 3-4 8 , 5 9 (i an inserted miniature), 6-8 8 , 9 7 (of 8, viii cancelled blank), 10 7 (i an inserted

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Poitiers, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Poitiers, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Poitiers, c.1470] 155 x 110mm. 136 leaves: 1-2 6 , 3 7 (of 8, lacking vii), 4 7 (of 8, lacking vii), 5 7 (of 8, lacking iv), 6 7 (of 8, lacking i), 7 8 , 8 7 (of 8, viii cancelled blank), 9 6 (of 8, lacking i and

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Bruges, 1470s] 102 x 78mm. 166 leaves: 1 6 , 2 8 , 3 8 (of 10, lacking tipped-in i and viii), 4 4 (of 8, lacking iv, vi-viii), 5 6 (of 8, lacking i & viii), 6-7 8 , 8 8 (of 9, lacking tipped in iii), 9 8 (of 9, lacking tipped-in

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Utrecht, in Dutch with some rubrics and incipits in...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Utrecht, in Dutch with some rubrics and incipits in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANSUCRIPT ON VELLUM [Diocese of Utrecht, ?Leiden, c.1485] 162 x 122mm. 147 leaves: 1-2 6 , 3-15 8 , 16 7 (of 8, lacking v), 17-19 8 , 19 lines written in a gothic bookhand in black ink between two verticals

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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THE BERBISEY HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED...

THE BERBISEY HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Burgundy, c.1485-90] 218 x 154mm. iii + 114 leaves: 1-2 6 , 4 7 (of 8, lacking i), 5 4 (of 8, lacking iii-vi), 6 5 (of 6, lacking iii), 7 7 (of 8, lacking i), 8 7 (of 8, lacking i), 9-17 8 , five of the lacking

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Utrecht, in Dutch with some incipits in Latin...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Utrecht, in Dutch with some incipits in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Diocese of Utrecht, 1490s] 191 x 140mm. ii + 81 + vi leaves: 1 8 , 2 9 (vi singleton with miniature, probably lacking an initial singleton with miniature), 3 1 1 (ii, v and vii singletons with

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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CARTA EXECUTORIA DE HIDALGUIA, issued by Philip IV of Spain, in favour of...

CARTA EXECUTORIA DE HIDALGUIA, issued by Philip IV of Spain, in favour of Pedro Gonzales Galindo y Origuela, in Spanish, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM Granada, 16 May 1623 313 x 216mm. 86 leaves: 1 5 (of 6, i paste-down), 2-11 8 , 12 1 (of 2, ii paste-down) COMPLETE, 34 lines written in a neat

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin, French and Middle English...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin, French and Middle English, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Rouen, 1430s] 192 x 140mm. 260 leaves: 1 12 , 2-14 8 , 15 7 (lacking iii), 16-32 8 , 33 1 , the lacking leaf probably with a miniature, 16 lines written in a gothic bookhand between two verticals and

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 11 Jul 2002