Auction 15.11.2006

Christie's
15 November 2006, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 15.11.2006

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ACCOUNT ROLL -- England, 14th Century. Manuscript on vellum, a compotus...

ACCOUNT ROLL -- England, 14th Century. Manuscript on vellum, a compotus roll of John Vans, servant to Robert Darcy, for the manor of Stalyngburgh [Stallingborough, Lincolnshire], for the half year ending at Michaelmas, 16 Edward II [1322], in Latin, in an English cursive documentary script, recto

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours...

CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [central France, last quarter of 15th century] 155 x 114mm. Full-page architectural frame in liquid gold with two musicians and angels set within niches, with four lines of text and 3-line initial

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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FLIGHT INTO EGYPT, by Jean Colombe, miniature on a leaf from a Book of...

FLIGHT INTO EGYPT, by Jean Colombe, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Bourges, c.1480] 123 x 90mm (leaf), 100 x 69mm (miniature excluding border). Joseph, shown in rear view, leads the ass carrying the Virgin and Child in front of an extensive landscape with

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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VIRGIN OF HUMILITY WITH CHRISTCHILD AND ANGELS, miniature on a leaf from a...

VIRGIN OF HUMILITY WITH CHRISTCHILD AND ANGELS, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Bruges, c.1480-1490] 182 x 123mm. The miniature with the Virgin seated on the ground in front of a parade tent with the Christchild on her lap reaching towards two

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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HANNIBAL DEFEATING THE ROMANS AT THE FOOT OF MONT ALBAN, miniature from the...

HANNIBAL DEFEATING THE ROMANS AT THE FOOT OF MONT ALBAN, miniature from the Romuléon , in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [eastern France, c.1490] 133 x 93mm. An arch-topped miniature showing two groups of mounted soldiers, those in the foreground led by ?Hannibal, riding into a skirmish

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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CRUCIFIXION WITH THE VIRGIN AND JOHN THE EVANGELIST, miniature on a leaf...

CRUCIFIXION WITH THE VIRGIN AND JOHN THE EVANGELIST, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Angers, 1455-1460] 157 x 111mm (leaf), 73 x 51mm (miniature). Arch-topped miniature of the Crucifixion with the Virgin and the Evangelist standing beneath the Cross in a

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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MONKEY, SQUIRREL AND BUTTERFLY, in a full-page border, and LANDSCAPE WITH...

MONKEY, SQUIRREL AND BUTTERFLY, in a full-page border, and LANDSCAPE WITH SKULLS AND BONE, in an historiated initial, leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Ferrara, c.1460] 157 x 125mm. Full-page border with scrolling tendrils with golden disks and fantastic flowerheads and

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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PRESENTATION IN THE TEMPLE, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours...

PRESENTATION IN THE TEMPLE, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1500] 140 x110mm. Full-page renaissance architectural frame with cordelier and cherubs in camaïeu d'or containing four-lines of text on a fictive scroll below the miniature with a central

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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LAST SUPPER, historiated initial S cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT...

LAST SUPPER, historiated initial S cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM [Paris, early 16th century] 173 x 135mm overall. Christ and His disciples seated around a table in a colonnaded loggia, four onlookers in the foreground seated on a bench either side of the blue initial staves

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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SAINT AUGUSTINE BLESSING, in an historiated initial P cut from an...

SAINT AUGUSTINE BLESSING, in an historiated initial P cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM [northeastern Italy, c.1480s] 166 x 155mm. A ground of burnished gold around an initial with staves formed by a blue marble column, two leafy cornucopias and pink and green foliage, in the

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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HESKETH OF RUFFORD, Robert (ca 1570-1620). A collection of partly autograph...

HESKETH OF RUFFORD, Robert (ca 1570-1620). A collection of partly autograph (?) manuscript transcripts of documents, probably compiled in connection with his appointment as High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1600, and notes on genealogical and historical matters, written in brown ink mostly in an

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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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. 1390] 148 x 108mm. 174 leaves: vii + 1 8, 2 4, 3 8, 4 4, 5-12 8, 13 2, 14-21 8, 22 4, 23 8, 24 1(of 2, ii cancelled blank), COMPLETE, 15 lines written in black ink in a gothic bookhand between two verticals

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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PSEUDO-JOACHIM DE FIORE. Vaticinia Pontificum , in Latin, ILLUSTRATED...

PSEUDO-JOACHIM DE FIORE. Vaticinia Pontificum , in Latin, ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM Rhodes, 1421 220 x 160mm. 16 leaves: 1 8, 2 8, COMPLETE, written in brown ink in single column in a small gothic bookhand, one rubric in red (f.8v), two-line initials alternately red and blue, THIRTY LARGE

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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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, c.1420s] 135 x100mm. i+212+i leaves: 1 6, 2 6 + 1(added blank), 3 9(i inserted singleton), 4 9(ii inserted singleton), 5 8, 6 9(i inserted singleton), 7 9(vi inserted singleton), 8 8, 9 9(iv inserted singleton), 10

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Bruges, c.1465] 196 x 144mm. i(former pastedown) + 115 + ii(former pastedown) leaves, with modern paper interleaving throughout, collation of vellum leaves only: 1 6, 2 8, 3 4(of 8, lacking ii/vii and iii/iv), 4 6, 5 1 0, 6

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £18,000 - £25,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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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, 1455-60] 183 x 120mm. i + 147 leaves: 1 6, 2 6, 3 1 2, 4 1 1(i & vii inserted singletons and xi a singleton with text), 5 7(i inserted singleton), 6 8(of 10, lacking 2 leaves between ii and iii), 7 8, 8 3, 9 7(iii a

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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PSALTER OF THE VIRGIN, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Lower...

PSALTER OF THE VIRGIN, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Lower Rhineland, c.1490] 120 x 90mm. 100 leaves: 1-8 8, 9 4, 10-13 8, COMPLETE, 15 lines written in a gothic bookhand between two paired verticals and 16 horizontals ruled in red, 1st and 3rd, 14th and 16th across margins

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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PRAYERBOOK, in Dutch, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

PRAYERBOOK, in Dutch, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM Stein, near Gouda, dated 1537 134 x 95mm. i paper + 180 + i paper leaves: 1 7(of 8, lacking ii), 2-8 8, 9 7(of 8, lacking vii), 10-17 8, 18 7(of 8, lacking iii), 19-21 8, 22 1(of 2, lacking ii), 23 6, 24 7(of 8, viii cancelled blank), 16 lines

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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CARTA EXECUTORIA DE HIDALGUIA, issued by Philip II, King of Spain, in...

CARTA EXECUTORIA DE HIDALGUIA, issued by Philip II, King of Spain, in favour of Donna Guiomar de Alarcon Ulloa, in Spanish, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Granada, 1 July 1593] 301 x 211mm. i + 45 leaves + ii (blank): 1 2, 2 1 2, 3-4 1 6, 34 lines written in a neat round bookhand in black and

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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MARCELLO DE ROTIS. Libro delle cose più notabili spettanti àme MANUSCRIPT...

MARCELLO DE ROTIS. Libro delle cose più notabili spettanti àme MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER Rome 1611-1737 153 x 105mm. 84 pages, plus blanks, written in brown ink (some browning). CONTEMPORARY GOLD-TOOLED CALF, upper cover with medallion of Christ on the cross, lower cover with medallion of the Madonna and

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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AWDÄ NÄGÄST, or The Circle of the King, and other divinatory texts, in...

AWDÄ NÄGÄST, or The Circle of the King, and other divinatory texts, in Ge'ez and Amharic, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Ethiopia, late 18th and early 19th century] 182 x 135mm. 1 1 2, 2 7(of 8, vi excised), 3 1 0, 4 5(of 6, v excised), 5 1 0, 6-9 8, 10 1 0, 11 1 0, 12 8, 13 8, 14 1 0, with 4

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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TWO ETHIOPIC MAGIC SCROLLS, in Ge'ez, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

TWO ETHIOPIC MAGIC SCROLLS, in Ge'ez, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Ethiopia, mid- and late 19th-century] The first, approximately 1870 x 190mm. 3 membranes, text written in black and red ink in two and three columns in a neat traditional hand, with three illustrations: Guardian angel; Seal of

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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CRUCIFIXION, miniature on a leaf from a Gospels, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON...

CRUCIFIXION, miniature on a leaf from a Gospels, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [eastern Mediterranean, 12th century and ?France first half of 20th century] 215 x 170mm. Christ on the Cross with the Virgin and St John the Evangelist in a quatrefoil at the centre of a patterned carpet-page, the

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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ST AUGUSTINE, La Cité de Dieu , in French and Latin, a leaf with two...

ST AUGUSTINE, La Cité de Dieu , in French and Latin, a leaf with two miniatures, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [?France, 19th century] 330 x 245mm (visible area). On the 'recto' a full-page compartmentalised miniature with ivy-leaf sprays in burnished gold into the margins and a running heading

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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BYRON, George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron (1788-1824). Autograph letter signed...

BYRON, George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron (1788-1824). Autograph letter signed to Mr [James] Cawthorn, Lisbon, 15 July 1809, one page, 4to (small paper loss from tear touching two words in fifth line, dust-stained), mounted on the inner side of a paper wrapper enclosing a manuscript copy of Sir Walter

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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CHARLES II (1630-1685), King of England, Scotland and Ireland . Autograph...

CHARLES II (1630-1685), King of England, Scotland and Ireland . Autograph letter signed (with cipher representing ?'CR') to his Chancellor, Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, n.p., 'friday afternoone' [1660s], one page, 4to , integral autograph address leaf ('For the Chancelor'), (strengthening to

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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CHINA -- Père Jean-François FOUCQUET (1663-1741, Jesuit missionary...

CHINA -- Père Jean-François FOUCQUET (1663-1741, Jesuit missionary). Autograph inventory of his library of Chinese books, inscribed on the first page 'Liste des livres chinois apportés sur le vaisseau nommé Le Prince de conty' and, in a different hand, 'Par le P[ére] Fouquet [sic]', n.p. [Canton or

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Two autograph postcards signed ('Papa') to...

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Two autograph postcards signed ('Papa') to his elder son, Hans Albert, postmarked Berlin and Zurich, 30 November 1915 and 15 April 1916, the first REPROVING HIS SON FOR HIS 'UNAFFECTIONATE TONE': 'I see from the unfriendliness of this long delayed letter that a visit

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed ('Albert') to his...

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed ('Albert') to his first wife, Mileva, n.d., 12 March [1918], 3 pages, 4to , on a bifolium. EINSTEIN'S FORMAL REQUEST FOR A DIVORCE. Einstein excuses his delay in writing, which has been due to an overload of work on various manuscripts, but he

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Nov 2006

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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Three autograph postcards signed ('Papa') to...

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Three autograph postcards signed ('Papa') to his elder son, Hans Albert, Goettingen and n.p. [Berlin], 30 March 1916 -- 12 October 1918, writing initially from Goettingen looking forward to going for a tour with his son, though a later card from Berlin reports that he

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 Nov 2006