Auction 18.12.2003

Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 18.12.2003

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BIBLE, Latin. [Mainz: Johann Gutenberg and Fust, 1455].

BIBLE, Latin. [Mainz: Johann Gutenberg and Fust, 1455]. Royal 2 o (387 x 282 mm). Single leaf from vol. II, fol. 217 containing the end of the Gospel of St. Marcus and beginning of the Gospel of St. Lucas. 42 lines, double column. Type: 1:140G. 2 four-line (prologue) initials in red and blue with

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, Psalms, Polyglot. -- Psalterium Hebraeum, Graecum, Arabicum...

BIBLE, Psalms, Polyglot. -- Psalterium Hebraeum, Graecum, Arabicum, & Chaldaeum, cum tribus latinis interpretationibus & glossa. Edited by Agostino Giustiniani (1470-1536). [Genoa]: Pietro Paulo Porro in the house of Nicolò Giustiniani Paulo, November 1516. Imperial 4 o (308 x 227 mm). 200 leaves

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, New Testament, Greek and Latin. Novum Instrumentum omne, diligenter...

BIBLE, New Testament, Greek and Latin. Novum Instrumentum omne, diligenter ab Erasmo Roterdamo recognitum & emendatum. Basel: Johann Froben, 1516. Two parts in one, 2 o (315 x 208 mm). Printed in Greek and Roman type, double column. 3 pages with woodcut borders by Urs Graf, numerous woodcut

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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GREGORY IX, Pope (ca 1147-1241). Decretales. Paris: T. Kerver and J. Petit...

GREGORY IX, Pope (ca 1147-1241). Decretales. Paris: T. Kerver and J. Petit, 1518. 4 o (222 x 164 mm). Printed in red and black in double-columns, Kerver's device on title and U4, large woodcut illustration on *4v, numerous woodcut initials. Modern calf. Provenance : Cambridge, Library of the

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, Complutensian Polyglot. Novum testamentum grece & latine in academia...

BIBLE, Complutensian Polyglot. Novum testamentum grece & latine in academia complutensi nouiter impressum. Edited by Diego Lopez Suñiga, and others. Alcalá de Henares: Arnald Guillén de Brocar, for Cardinal Francisco Ximenes de Cisneros, 10 January 1514 [published not before March 1520 (date of

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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HIPPOCRATES (ca 460 - ca 370 B.C., attributed to). Omnia opera , in Greek...

HIPPOCRATES (ca 460 - ca 370 B.C., attributed to). Omnia opera , in Greek. Edited by Gianfrancesco Torresani (ca 1482 - after 1557). Venice: Andrea Torresani at the Aldine Press, May 1526. Aldine 2 o (300 x 213 mm). Printer's woodcut device on title A1r [Fletcher f6] and and FF10v [Fletcher f4

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, Latin. Biblia, cum concordantiis Veteris et Novi Testamenti. Lyon...

BIBLE, Latin. Biblia, cum concordantiis Veteris et Novi Testamenti. Lyon: Mareschal, 1527. 2 o (329 x 228 mm). Title printed in red and black within woodcut border, numerous woodcut illustrations, a few full-page in text. Contemporary blind tooled pigskin over wooden boards (upper joint cracked

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, Hebrew and Latin. Hebraica Biblia latina planeque nova Sebast...

BIBLE, Hebrew and Latin. Hebraica Biblia latina planeque nova Sebast. Munsteri tralatione, post omneis omnium hactenus ubiuis gentium aeditiones euulgata, & quoad fieri potuit, hebraicae ueritati conformata: adiectis insuper e Rabinorum comentariis annotationibus... Basel: Michael Isingrin and

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, English. [ The Byble which is all the holy Scripture: in which are...

BIBLE, English. [ The Byble which is all the holy Scripture: in which are contayned the Olde and Newe Testament truly and purely translated into Englysh. Translated by Thomas Matthew. ?Antwerp: M. Crom for London: R. Grafton and E. Whitchruch, 1537]. 2 o (324 x 226 mm). Gothic letter in double

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, English. [ The Byble in Englyshe, that is to saye the content of all...

BIBLE, English. [ The Byble in Englyshe, that is to saye the content of all the holy scrypture, bothe of ye olde and newe testament... Revised by Miles Coverdale from Matthew's Bible for Thomas Cromwell. Paris and London: Francois Regnault, Richard Grafton and Edward Whitchurch, 1539]. 5 parts in 2

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, Latin. Biblia Hebrae, Chaldae, Graeca & Latina, nomina... Paris...

BIBLE, Latin. Biblia Hebrae, Chaldae, Graeca & Latina, nomina... Paris: Robert Estienne, 1540-39-38. 4 parts in one volume, 2 o (432 x 290 mm). Numerous woodcut illustrations, some full page and large woodcut initials ALL COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. (Some worming at beginning and end, title and

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, German. Biblia: das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft: Deudsch Auffs...

BIBLE, German. Biblia: das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft: Deudsch Auffs New zugericht. Wittenberg: Hans Lufft, 1541. 2 parts in one volume, 2 o (341 x 236 mm). Titles within woodcut border, numerous woodcut illustrations, a few full-page. (Lacks both last blank leaves, some leaves with mostly

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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HERMAN V. von Wied, Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1552). A simple and religious...

HERMAN V. von Wied, Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1552). A simple and religious consultatio of us Herman by the grace of God Archbishop of Colone and Prince Electoure &c ... by what meanes a Christian reformation, and founded in Gods worde, of doctrine, administratio of devine sacramentes, of ceremonies

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, English. [ The first (and seconde) tome or volume of the Paraphrase...

BIBLE, English. [ The first (and seconde) tome or volume of the Paraphrase of Erasmus upon the newe testamente. London: Edward Whitechurche, 1548-1549]. 2 volumes, 2 o (280 x 185 mm). Gothic type. Engraved title border. (Lacks title to first volume.) 19th-century calf, spines with gilt lettered red

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, New Testament, Greek. Novum testamentum. Edited by Robert Estienne...

BIBLE, New Testament, Greek. Novum testamentum. Edited by Robert Estienne. Paris: Robert Estienne, 12 October 1549. 2 volumes, 16 o (123 x 74 mm). Greek type. Ruled in red throughout. Printer's device B3 on both titles, device 7 on zz6v. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials. (zz5 torn and

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, English. The new Testament in Englishe after the greeke translation...

BIBLE, English. The new Testament in Englishe after the greeke translation anne xed wyth the translation of Erasmus in Latin. Wherunto is added a Kalendar... London: Thomas Gaultier for J[ohn] C[awood], 1550. 8 o (174 x 105 mm). Printed in double columns. (Title supplied in facsimile, lacks 3

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, New Testament, Greek. Novum Iesu Christi D.N. Testamentum . Edited...

BIBLE, New Testament, Greek. Novum Iesu Christi D.N. Testamentum . Edited by Robert Estienne. Paris: Robert Estienne, 1550. 2 parts in one volume, 2 o (342 x 219 mm). Greek type by Claude Garamont in three sizes, Estienne's woodcut basilisk device on titles (Schreiber B1) and last leaf (Schreiber

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, New Testament, Greek. Novum Iesu Christi D.N. Testamentum . Edited...

BIBLE, New Testament, Greek. Novum Iesu Christi D.N. Testamentum . Edited by Robert Estienne. Paris: Robert Estienne, 1550. 2 parts in one volume, 2 o (324 x 212 mm). Greek type by Claude Garamont in three sizes, Estienne's woodcut basilisk device on titles (Schreiber B1) and last leaf (Schreiber

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Boke of Common Prayer, and administracion of the...

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Boke of Common Prayer, and administracion of the Sacramentes, and other rites and Ceremontes in the Churche of Englande. London: Edward Whytchurche, 1552. 2 o (281 x 185 mm). Gothic type. Title printed in red and black with woodcut border, numerous woodcut initials

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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CATECHISM. Catechismus brevis christianae disciplinae summam continens...

CATECHISM. Catechismus brevis christianae disciplinae summam continens, omnibus ludimagistris authoritate regia commendatus. London: R. Wolfium, 1553. 8 o (139 x 92 mm). Printer's device on colophon, woodcut initials. (Some minor marginal worming, small blank corner of title torn away.) 19th-century

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, New Testament, Syriac. Kethabha dh-Ewangeliyon Kaddisha... Liber...

BIBLE, New Testament, Syriac. Kethabha dh-Ewangeliyon Kaddisha... Liber sacrosancti evangelii de Jesu Christo domino & deo nostro, relique hoc codice comprehensa pagina proxima indicabit. Vienna: Michael Cymbermann, 1555. 4 o (195 x 140 mm). Title printed in red and black, some chapter headings

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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ENGLAND. -- CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Articles to be enquyred in the Visitation...

ENGLAND. -- CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Articles to be enquyred in the Visitation, in the fyrste yeare of...Elizabeth... London: Richard Jugge and John Cawood, 1559. Small 4 o (179 x 137 mm). Title within woodcut border. (Lacks final blank?.) Modern half calf (some rubbing to joints). Provenance : George

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Boke of Common Prayer, and administration of the...

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Boke of Common Prayer, and administration of the Sacramentes, & other Rites & Ceremonies in the Chruch of England. London: Richard Jugge and John Cawood, 1560. 8 o (191 x 139 mm). Title within woodcut border, calendar printed in red and black. 17th-century red silk velvet

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, English. [ The bible in Englishe, that is to saye, the contentes of...

BIBLE, English. [ The bible in Englishe, that is to saye, the contentes of al the holy Scripture both of the olde and newe Testament... London: Richard Harrison, 1562]. 2 o (314 x 212 mm). Full page woodcut illustration, title of New Testament with woodcut border, numerous woodcut illustrations and

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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IGNATIUS, Saint, of Loyola (1491-1556). Exercitia spiritualia: R. admodumin...

IGNATIUS, Saint, of Loyola (1491-1556). Exercitia spiritualia: R. admodumin Christo patre nostro... Vienna: Collegium Societatis, 1563. 12 o (126 x 66 mm). Woodcut Jesuit device on title and colophon page, woodcut illustration and numerous woodcut initials. (Circular portion of title cut away and

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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CATECHISM -- NOWELL, Alexander (1645-1672). Catechismus siue prima...

CATECHISM -- NOWELL, Alexander (1645-1672). Catechismus siue prima disciplinaque pietatis christianae. London: Wolf, 1570. 4 o. Later limp vellum; morocco pull-off case. Provenance : George Clifford Thomas (bookplate); Philadelphia Divinity School (bookplate). STC 18701a. NOWELL. Christianae

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, English. The holie Bible. London: R. Jugge, 1572.

BIBLE, English. The holie Bible. London: R. Jugge, 1572. 2 o (411 x 267 mm). Black letter, double-column. Double-page woodcut map, woodcut illustrations and woodcut initials. (Title repaired, several mostly preliminary leaves remargined, light browning and staining.) Late 19th-century purple morocco

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, New Testament, English. The New Testament of Iesus Christ...

BIBLE, New Testament, English. The New Testament of Iesus Christ, Translated Faithfully into English. Translated from Latin into English by Gregory Martin, under the supervision of William Allen and Richard Brostow. Rheims: John Fogny, 1582. 4 o (202 x 155 mm). Title within woodcut border, woodcut

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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BIBLE, Hebrew. Via sancta... sive Biblia Sacra eleganti et maiuscula...

BIBLE, Hebrew. Via sancta... sive Biblia Sacra eleganti et maiuscula characterum forma, qua ad facilem sanctae linguae & scripturae intelligentiam, nouo compendio, primo statim intuitu, literae radicales & seruiles, deficientes & quiescentes: situ & colore discernuntur. Edited by Elias Hutter

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 18 Dec 2003

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STAPLETON, Thomas (1535-1598). Tres Thomae seu de S. Thomae Apostoli rebus...

STAPLETON, Thomas (1535-1598). Tres Thomae seu de S. Thomae Apostoli rebus gestis, de S. Thoma Archiepiscopo Cantuariensi & Martyre. D. Thomae Mori Angliae quondam Cancellarii vita. Douai: Bogardi, 1588. 3 parts in one volume, 8 o (156 x 103 mm). Engraved portrait of More on verso of a1. (Margins of

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 18 Dec 2003