Auction 13.06.2002

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 13.06.2002

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JEAN WAUQUELIN (fl.1428-1452). Chroniques de Hainaut , as abbreviated by...

JEAN WAUQUELIN (fl.1428-1452). Chroniques de Hainaut , as abbreviated by JEAN MANSEL (1400/1-1473/4) for his Fleur des Histoires , in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Flanders, probably Bruges, c.1475] 372 x 275mm. 144 leaves: apparently originally 1-13 8, 14 9(?ix a singleton), 15-17 8, 18

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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JAN DU QUESNE (fl.1466-79). Commentaires de Cesar and Cronique habregie...

JAN DU QUESNE (fl.1466-79). Commentaires de Cesar and Cronique habregie , in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Lille and Bruges, c.1480] 435 x 320mm. 326 leaves: 1-2 6, 3-15 8, 16 6, 17 5(of 6, vi cancelled blank), 18 8, 19-20 6, 21-33 8, 34 6(of 8, vii & viii cancelled blanks), 35 4, 36-42

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £300,000 - £400,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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MISSAL, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

MISSAL, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [eastern Flanders or Hainault, c.1520] 337 x 230mm. 189 leaves: 1-4 8, 5 7(of 8, lacking viii), 6 8, 7 7(of 8, lacking vii), 8-11 8, 12 7(of 8, lacking viii), 13-17 8, 18 7(of 8, lacking i), 19-23 8, 24 8 + 1, lacking a further leaf at end, likely

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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VIRGILIUS MARO, Publius (70-19 BCE). Eclogues, Georgics, Aeneid , in Latin...

VIRGILIUS MARO, Publius (70-19 BCE). Eclogues, Georgics, Aeneid , in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [?Rome and Florence, 1460s] 285 x 192mm. 218 leaves: 1-2 1 0, 8 8, 4-22 1 0, COMPLETE, remains of signature marks, letter followed by arabic numeral, in outer lower corners of some folios

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £500,000 - £800,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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BIBLE with Masorah, in Hebrew, MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BIBLE with Masorah, in Hebrew, MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM Ocaña, Spain, 1491 and Evora, Portugal, 1494 328 x 270mm. Two volumes bound in four: I, 270 leaves, 1 4, 2-34 8, 35 2(of 8, iii-viii opening vol.II); II, 182 leaves, 1 6(of 8, i and ii ending vol.I), 2-16 8, 17 6, 18-22 8, 23 6, 24 4; III, 184

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £200,000 - £300,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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BIBLIA PAUPERUM: Blockbook. Schreiber xylographic ed. VI. [Southern...

BIBLIA PAUPERUM: Blockbook. Schreiber xylographic ed. VI. [Southern Germany, from Netherlandish woodblocks, c.1464-65]. Chancery 2° (276 x 203mm). Collation: [1-20 2], 40 leaves of illustration and text signed a-v, .a.-.m., n/o, .p./.q., r/s, .t./.u., printed from 20 blocks, each bifolium printed on

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £300,000 - £400,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS (c.330-95). Historiae, libri XIV-XXVI . Edited by...

AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS (c.330-95). Historiae, libri XIV-XXVI . Edited by Angelus Sabinus. Rome: Georgius Sachsel and Bartholomaeus Golsch, 7 June 1474. Super-chancery 2° (303 x 222mm). Collation: [1-9 1 0 10 8 11-13 1 0 14 8] (1/1 blank, 1/2r editor's address to Ludovicus Donatus, bishop of Bergamo

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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ATHENAEUS of Naucratis (fl. c.200 A.D.). Deiphosophistae , in Greek. Edited...

ATHENAEUS of Naucratis (fl. c.200 A.D.). Deiphosophistae , in Greek. Edited by Marcus Musurus (c.1470-1517). Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andreas Torresanus, August 1514. Super-chancery 2° (327 x 211mm). 168 leaves, paginated. Aldine device (Fletcher f4) on first and last pages. Greek type 3bis:90

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £9,000 - £12,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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BALBUS, Johannes (O.P., d.1298). Catholicon . Mainz: [Peter Schoeffer...

BALBUS, Johannes (O.P., d.1298). Catholicon . Mainz: [Peter Schoeffer], 1460 [1469]. Royal 2° (385 x 270mm). Collation: [1-6 1 0 7 4]: grammar, 1r incipit (P) rosodia quedam pars grammatice nuncupatur. Partes siquidem grammatice sunt quattuor (contractions resolved); [8-19 1 0 20 4(4+1)]: dictionary

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £200,000 - £300,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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BIBLIA LATINA. Mainz: Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 14th August 1462.

BIBLIA LATINA. Mainz: Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 14th August 1462. 2 volumes, royal 2° (400 x 290mm). PRINTED ON VELLUM. Collation: volume I [1-7 1 0 8 1 0(+-4) 9-10 8 (Genesis-Ruth); 11-23 1 0 24-25 8 (Kings-Psalms, 25/8v Fust-Schoeffer device and date printed in red)]. Volume II [26 1

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £250,000 - £350,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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BIBLIA NEERLANDICA -- Old Testament, without Psalms but including the...

BIBLIA NEERLANDICA -- Old Testament, without Psalms but including the Apocrypha, in Dutch. Revision of an anonymous East-Flemish translation, dated 1360, from the Vulgate. Delft: Jacob Jacobszoon van der Meer and Mauricius Yemantszoon, 10th January 1477. 2 parts bound in one volume, chancery 2° (260

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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BIBLE, in French: La bible historiée . Edited by Jean de Rély...

BIBLE, in French: La bible historiée . Edited by Jean de Rély (c.1430-1499). Paris: Antoine Vérard, [between 8 May 1498 and 25 October 1499]. 2 volumes bound in 4, royal 2° (400 x 269mm). PRINTED ON VELLUM. Collation and contents: Volume I: A-B 6 a-z 8 \\i 8 aa-tt 8 uu 1 0 xx-zz 8 \\i\\i 8 \\j\\j 6

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £300,000 - £400,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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BIBLE, in Icelandic -- Biblia Pad Er, Öll Heilög Ritning, vtlögd a...

BIBLE, in Icelandic -- Biblia Pad Er, Öll Heilög Ritning, vtlögd a Norraenu. Med formalum Doct. Martini Lutheri . Edited and partly translated by Bishop Gudbrandur Thorláksson. Holum: Jone Jons, 1584. 3 parts in one, 2° (357 x 229mm). Printed in gothic letter, the Psalter and Proverbs x-xxxi in

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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BODONI, Giovanni Battista (1740-1813). Manuale tipografico . Parma: Presso...

BODONI, Giovanni Battista (1740-1813). Manuale tipografico . Parma: Presso la Vedova [Bodoni Press (Bodoni's widow and Luigi Orsi)], 1818. 2 volumes in one, 4° (310 x 216mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece by F. Rosaspina after A. Appiani, 3 folding sheets of music. Contemporary brown morocco

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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BOECE, Hector (c.1465 - c.1536). Scotorum Historiae . Paris: Jodocus Badius...

BOECE, Hector (c.1465 - c.1536). Scotorum Historiae . Paris: Jodocus Badius Ascensius, for the author, [not before 15 March 1527]. 2 parts in one volume, 2° (321 x 221mm). Full woodcut architectural border to both titles with Badé device at centre (Renouard, no. 2), first title printed in red and

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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BREYDENBACH, Bernhard von (d.1497). Peregrinatio in terram sanctam . Mainz...

BREYDENBACH, Bernhard von (d.1497). Peregrinatio in terram sanctam . Mainz: Erhard Reuwich [and perhaps Peter Schoeffer], 11 February 1486. Chancery 2° (288 x 199mm). Collation: [1 6 (1r blank) 2 6 3 2(+3 fold-out sheets) 4-5 2 6 2(+1 fold-out sheet) 7 2(+1 fold-out sheet, 2v blank) 8 2(+1 fold-out

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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CATHERINE OF SIENA (St., 1347-1380). The Orchard of Syon [ Dialogo...

CATHERINE OF SIENA (St., 1347-1380). The Orchard of Syon [ Dialogo ]. London: Wynkyn de Worde, 28 September 1519. PRINTED ON VELLUM, 2° (257 x 188mm). Collation: \Kp\k 8(4+1) a-z 6 \\i \\j \\g 6 A 6 B 4 (\Kp\k1r title with woodcut, \Kp\k1v full page woodcut of St. Catherine, \Kp\k2r prefatory letter

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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CATO, Dionysius (234-149 B.C., attributed to). Disticha de moribus , in...

CATO, Dionysius (234-149 B.C., attributed to). Disticha de moribus , in English and Latin. Translated from the French by William Caxton. With an anonymous paraphrase and commentary. [Westminster: William Caxton, (first quarter of) 1484]. Chancery 2° (271 x 178mm). Collation: \Kp\k 6 a-k 8 i 1 0

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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CHRISTINE DE PISAN (c.1364-c.1431). Faits d'armes et de chevalerie , in...

CHRISTINE DE PISAN (c.1364-c.1431). Faits d'armes et de chevalerie , in English: Fayt of armes and of chyualrye . Translated from French by William Caxton. [Westminster:] William Caxton, 14 July 1489. Chancery 2° (258 x 192mm). Collation: \Kp\k 2 A-R 8 S 6 (\Kp\k1r table of contents, \Kp\k2v blank

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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CHRONIQUES DE FRANCE -- Le premier [ ...second, tiers ] volume des grans...

CHRONIQUES DE FRANCE -- Le premier [ ...second, tiers ] volume des grans croniques de france . Paris: François Regnault and Guillaume Eustace, 1 October 1514. 3 volumes, 2° (319 x 205mm). Collation: I: ã 6 a-z 6 A-K 6 L 8. 212 leaves. II: AA 8 BB-XX 6 aaa-lll 6 mmm 4. 197 (of 198, without final

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106-43 B.C.). Opera . Edited by Alexander...

CICERO, Marcus Tullius (106-43 B.C.). Opera . Edited by Alexander Minutianus (c.1450-1522). Milan: Guillermus Le Signerre and brother (part I) [and ?Ambrosius de Caponago (parts II-IV)], for Alexander Minutianus, 1498-[after 15 October 1499]. 4 volumes, royal 2° (388 x 272mm). Collation: I: \Kp\k 6

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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CLAUDIANUS, Claudius (fl. 395-c.404). Opera . Edited by Barnabas Celsanus...

CLAUDIANUS, Claudius (fl. 395-c.404). Opera . Edited by Barnabas Celsanus (d.1502). Vicenza: Jacobus de Dusa, 27 May 1482. Chancery 2° (287 x 193mm). Collation: A-B 8 a-k 8 l 6 (A1 blank, A2r prefatory address by Celsanus to Bartolomeo Pagello, A2v life of Claudianus, A3r De raptu Proserpinae , a1r

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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DEMOSTHENES (c. 384-322 B.C.). Orationes , in Greek. - LIBANIUS (314-c.393...

DEMOSTHENES (c. 384-322 B.C.). Orationes , in Greek. - LIBANIUS (314-c.393, attributed to). Arguments . - Vita Demosthenis . - PLUTARCH. Vita Demosthenis . Edited by Aldus Manutius and Scipio Carteromachus. Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andreas Torresanus, November 1504. 2 parts in one volume, 2° (281

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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DIDYMUS of Alexendria (attributed to). [Homeric Scholia on the Iliad...

DIDYMUS of Alexendria (attributed to). [Homeric Scholia on the Iliad :] Homeri interpres pervetustus , in Greek. Edited by Janus Lascaris (1445-1535). Rome: [Vittore Carmelio and/or Zacharias Callierges] at the press of the Greek Gymnasium ('caballini montis gymnasium'), [not before 7 September

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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DION Chrysostomus (c. 40-after 111). Orationes LXXX , in Greek. Venice...

DION Chrysostomus (c. 40-after 111). Orationes LXXX , in Greek. Venice: Aldine press for Federico Torresano [1551]. 8° (163 x 100mm). Aldine dolphin-and-anchor device on title, woodcut ornamental initials. Sheet III folded inversely so that the leaf order is III2,1,4,3,6,5,,8,7. (Faint dampstain at

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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DURANDUS, Guillelmus (1237-96, O.P., Bishop of Mende). Rationale divinorum...

DURANDUS, Guillelmus (1237-96, O.P., Bishop of Mende). Rationale divinorum officiorum . Mainz: Johann Fust and Peter Schoeffer, 6th October 1459. Royal 2° (390 x 270mm). PRINTED ON VELLUM IN THREE COLOURS (text in black, initials in red and blue). Collation: [1-3 1 0 4 8 5-6 1 0 7 6(5+1) 8 2]: books

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £350,000 - £450,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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EPISTOLAE GRAECAE -- Epistolae diversorum philosophorum , in Greek. Edited...

EPISTOLAE GRAECAE -- Epistolae diversorum philosophorum , in Greek. Edited by Marcus Musurus (c.1470-1517). Venice: Aldus Manutius, [29] March 1499; [not before 17 April 1499]. 2 volumes, super-chancery 4° (204 x 152mm and 201 x 146mm). Collation: I: * 6 \ka\K-\kV\K 1 2 \kz\K 8 \kh\K 8 \kJ\K 1 0

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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ERASMUS, Desiderius (Rotterdam 1466, 1467 or 1469-1536 Basel). Adagiorum...

ERASMUS, Desiderius (Rotterdam 1466, 1467 or 1469-1536 Basel). Adagiorum chiliades quatuor, centuriaeque totidem. Quibus etiam quinta additur imperfecta . Edited by Gianfrancesco Torresani (1498?-1558). Venice: Aldine Press (Andrea Torresani and sons), September 1520. Aldine 2° (320 x 210mm

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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EUCLIDES (fl. c.300 B.C.). Elements , in Greek: \KEtoiceiwn\k . Edited by...

EUCLIDES (fl. c.300 B.C.). Elements , in Greek: \KEtoiceiwn\k . Edited by Simon Grynaeus (1493-1541) and with the commentary of Proclus (c.412-485). Basel: Johann Herwagen, September 1533. Woodcut publisher's device on title repeated on K4v. Woodcut border on \Ka\k1, woodcut diagrams in the text

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002

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EUSTATHIUS (Archbishop of Thessalonica, latter half of 12th century...

EUSTATHIUS (Archbishop of Thessalonica, latter half of 12th century). Commentarii in Homeri Iliadem et Odysseam , in Greek. Edited by Nicolaus Majoranus. Rome: Antonio Blado, 1542-50. 4 volumes, 2° (346 x 237mm). Roman, italic and two founts of Greek type. Blado device on titles of vols. I, III and

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 13 Jun 2002