Auction 23.11.1994

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 23.11.1994

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SAINT JOHN ON PATMOS, small miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours...

SAINT JOHN ON PATMOS, small miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [Bruges? circa 1500] Leaf approx.115 x 70mm, 9-line miniature, the saint in a rocky landscape holding a book, text 20 lines in brown ink in a bâtarda, within three-quarter border of naturalistic

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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THE HOLY TRINITY, VIRGIN AND CHILD AND ST.GEORGE KILLING THE DRAGON. Three...

THE HOLY TRINITY, VIRGIN AND CHILD AND ST.GEORGE KILLING THE DRAGON. Three initials cut from various illuminated manuscript choir books on vellum. [Italy or Spain, 16th century] Initials D,A and N. Cuttings from 150x155mm to 257x250mm, painted in gold and colours (very rubbed) Included with the lot

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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THE TRINITY, MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS AND THE RAISING OF LAZARUS. 3...

THE TRINITY, MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS AND THE RAISING OF LAZARUS. 3 Miniatures from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Ghent or Bruges, ca.1480]Each approximately 110x75mm, in arched compartments with full border of naturalistic branches and fruit on blue or grey ground, one with

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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KING DAVID IN WATER, historiated initial 'S' on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED...

KING DAVID IN WATER, historiated initial 'S' on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BREVIARY ON VELLUM [Bologna, beginning of the 15th century] Leaf 367 x 260mmm, initial pink on burnished gold ground (60x60mm), David, body colour against a blue sky, in green wavy water, with brightly

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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CHRIST THE REDEEMER, historiated initial 'D' on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED...

CHRIST THE REDEEMER, historiated initial 'D' on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BREVIARY ON VELLUM [Bologna, beginning of the 15th century] Leaf 268 x 262mm, initial pink on burnished gold ground (62x61mm), Christ, half-length, in red and green robe, body colour, with raised hand

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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DAVID PLAYING THE HARP, LOOKING UP TO GOD, historiated initial 'B' on a...

DAVID PLAYING THE HARP, LOOKING UP TO GOD, historiated initial 'B' on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BREVIARY ON VELLUM [Bologna, beginning of the 15th century] Leaf 365 x 260mm, initial pink on burnished gold ground (57x55mm), a bearded David playing the lute in lower half of the

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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THE PROPHET OBADIAH, historiated initial 'V', on a leaf from a large...

THE PROPHET OBADIAH, historiated initial 'V', on a leaf from a large ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT BIBLE ON VELLUM [Southern Germany, mid-15th century] Cutting approximately 28 x 21mm, six-line initial, grey on gold ground, the prophet standing, holding a book, an altar behind, with extension of gold and

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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THREE VERY LARGE INITIALS, 'D', 'I', 'C', on leaves from an ILLUMINATED...

THREE VERY LARGE INITIALS, 'D', 'I', 'C', on leaves from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Northern Italy, circa 1500] Leaves 485 x 345mm, initials (112x110, 125x72, 105x105mm), depicting green, blue and purple painted leaves on burnished gold ground, with brightly coloured floral

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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THE ASCENSION, PENTECOST, INITIAL 'P', 3 huge initials and another, on 4...

THE ASCENSION, PENTECOST, INITIAL 'P', 3 huge initials and another, on 4 leaves from an ENORMOUS ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Spain, early 16th century] Leaves approximately 820 x 590mm. (1) The Ascension, initial 'I' (255x238mm), Christ ascending from a hill, the Virgin and Apostles

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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SAINTS STEPHEN AND JOHN THE EVANGELIST. 2 huge initials on 2 leaves from an...

SAINTS STEPHEN AND JOHN THE EVANGELIST. 2 huge initials on 2 leaves from an ENORMOUS ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Spain, early 16th century] Leaves approximately 865 x 590mm. (1) St.Stephen, within a foliate pink initial 'L' on gold-patterned brown ground (250x192mm), the saint

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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ENORMOUS INITIAL 'O', on a leaf from a very large ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT...

ENORMOUS INITIAL 'O', on a leaf from a very large ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Spain, early 16th century] Leaf 873 x 595mm, initial of scrolling pink foliage on gold-patterned brown ground (245x225mm), containing two pink roses on green stems, with floral and foliate extension the

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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THE SPANISH FORGER. TWO LARGE ILLUMINATED MINIATURES ON A CUTTING FROM A...

THE SPANISH FORGER. TWO LARGE ILLUMINATED MINIATURES ON A CUTTING FROM A MANUSCRIPT CHOIR-BOOK ON VELLUM (1) A courtly couple talking to a shepherdess holding a lamb, a shepherd playing the bagpipes, sheep grazing in front of a cottage in a fenced green field with trees, at back a castle on top of a

Lot #: 11 A

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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BIBLE, in Latin, with calendar, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BIBLE, in Latin, with calendar, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris or Northern France, circa 1250-1270] 178 X 117mm, 596 leaves, (lacking apparently 2 leaves, ff.4 and 5, else complete), Collation is difficult as the volume is tightly bound, but seems to be 1 2 4 2 1 6 3 2 4 etc. Double column

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Coutances, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Normandy, Coutances?, circa 1440] 164x117mm, 160 leaves, COMPLETE, collation: 1 1 2 2 1 0 3-7 8 8 6 9 8 + 1 10-16 8 17 8 + 3 18-19 8 , with catchwords. 13 lines, ruled in red, justification 87x63mm, written in dark brown

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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GOSPEL LECTIONARY, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

GOSPEL LECTIONARY, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Southern Germany, Regensburg or Augsburg, circa 1480] 260 x 185mm, 82 leaves, COMPLETE, including final 6 blank leaves, Collation: 1-9 8 (1/1 and 9/4-8 blank), 14/15 lines, justification 135 or 142x90mm, written in brown ink in a large

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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PRIERES CHRESTIENNES, CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. Paris, C.Gilbert, 1664

PRIERES CHRESTIENNES, CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. Paris, C.Gilbert, 1664 75 x 47mm, 32 leaves, including initial blank and two blank leaves at end, 13 lines, written in light brown ink in a very elegant italic script, headings in roman, partly in red, 8 large initials in gold or red, with

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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VENICE: LIBRO DELL ACQUE. MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER. [Venice, circa 1610

VENICE: LIBRO DELL ACQUE. MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER. [Venice, circa 1610] 2°, 415 x 285mm, written in brown ink in a fine current bookhand by one scribe, ruled throughout, sepia-and-wash title and 73 leaves, including 6 DOUBLE PAGE MAPS IN WATERCOLOURS, with 12 additional blank leaves. [Watermarks very

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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CHARLES V (Holy Roman Emperor, 1519-1556, King of Spain from 1516). Two...

CHARLES V (Holy Roman Emperor, 1519-1556, King of Spain from 1516). Two letters signed ('Carolus') to Antoniotto Adorno, Doge of Venice, the first, Valladolid, 4 February 1523, in Latin , referring to French ambitions in Italy, announcing that he has sent the lawyer Wolfgang Prantner to Switzerland

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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CHARLES I, King of England (1625-1649) -- ' An Inventory of the King's...

CHARLES I, King of England (1625-1649) -- ' An Inventory of the King's Goods and Furniture sold by the Rebels 1649 ', manuscript in brown ink, in an early 18th century hand, approximately 313 pages, folio (315 x 200mm) , (on leaves numbered 31-215), approximately 70 blanks, contemporary vellum

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832). Die Leiden des jungen Werther...

GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832). Die Leiden des jungen Werther. Neue Ausgabe von dem Dichter selbst eingeleitet . Leipzig: Weygandsche Buchhandlung, 1825. WITH AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT DEDICATION TO FRIEDRICH DE LA MOTTE FOUQUÉ "Herrn Baron la Motte Fouqué zu Erneuerung freundlich theilnehmenden

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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GOETHE, Ottilie von (1796-1872). Collection of 51 autograph letters, mainly...

GOETHE, Ottilie von (1796-1872). Collection of 51 autograph letters, mainly signed ('Ottilie von Goethe, Ottilie, Ihre alte Freundin Ottilie'), addressed to Samuel Naylor, Weimar, later Frankfurt, Leipzig and Vienna, 16/17 October 1830 to 23 April 1848, 195 pages, mostly 4to, some 8vo , most with

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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ISABELLA OF CASTILE (1451-1504, Queen of Spain 1474-1504). Letter signed...

ISABELLA OF CASTILE (1451-1504, Queen of Spain 1474-1504). Letter signed ('Yo la Reyna') to her accountant ('camarero') Sancho de Paredes, Santander, 14 July 1501 , ordering immediate payment of 1500 maravedis which is owing to the bookseller Salvador for three books and the binding of a missal for

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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LEAR, Edward (1812-1888). Seven autograph pen and ink drawings, each with a...

LEAR, Edward (1812-1888). Seven autograph pen and ink drawings, each with a four- or five-line limerick, FOUR UNPUBLISHED, comprising: "An old Man, who when little", "A young Lady of Harwich", An old Man at a Casement", "An old Person of Oude", "An old Person of Calais", "An old Man, whose

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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LICHNOWSKY, Mechtilde (1879-1958, poet and dramatist ). Der Freund der...

LICHNOWSKY, Mechtilde (1879-1958, poet and dramatist ). Der Freund der Kinder. Schauspiel in 5 Akten . ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DRAFT OF THE DRAMA. Written in a folio ledger (320 x 205mm), 149 pages, in ink, with many typescript interpolations, numerous corrections, alterations and deletions throughout

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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NAPOLEON I (Emperor of the French, 1805-1821). Document signed ('Napo...

NAPOLEON I (Emperor of the French, 1805-1821). Document signed ('Napo'), Vilna, 11 July 1812 , authorising a single voyage to trade with England of the French ship 'Emmanuel' from Dieppe, printed with manuscript insertions, one page, 2° (480 x 350mm) , countersigned by four officials, blind-stamped

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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NIGHTINGALE, Florence (1820-1910). Autograph letter signed to the Reverend...

NIGHTINGALE, Florence (1820-1910). Autograph letter signed to the Reverend Stephen Hawtrey, 35 South Street, Park Lane, 7 November [18]68 , sending the address of William Rathbone in Liverpool, answering questions about charity and the new Poor Law reform, 'I scarcely ever have known an instance of

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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SAND, George (i.e. Amantine-Aurore-Lucie DUPIN, baronne DUDEVANT...

SAND, George (i.e. Amantine-Aurore-Lucie DUPIN, baronne DUDEVANT, 1804-1876). Twenty watercolour landscapes, some heightened with touches of white, one inscribed lower right 'Aurore Dendrativit', circa 1860-1875, 80 x 168mm - 154 x 242mm , three drawings inscribed on the verso and first leaf of

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £35,000 - £45,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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SHAW, George Bernard (1865-1950). Autograph letter signed ('G. Bernard...

SHAW, George Bernard (1865-1950). Autograph letter signed ('G. Bernard Shaw') to Georgia Pearl Foster, 29 Fitzroy Square, London, W., 27 August 1895 , replying to her letter commenting on The Quintessence of Ibsenism , and expounding his views on 'the domestic' and 'the undomestic woman' and the

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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AGUILON, François d' (1567-1617). Opticorum libri sex, Philosophis iuxta ac...

AGUILON, François d' (1567-1617). Opticorum libri sex, Philosophis iuxta ac Mathematicis utiles . Antwerp: Plantin, 1613. 2° (348 x 230mm). Half title. Engraved title, six engraved vignettes by Theodor Galle after Rubens, numerous wood-cut diagrams, woodcut printer's device at end. (Some browning

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 23 Nov 1994

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BENSERADE, Isaac de (1613-1691)]. Le Triomphe de l'Amour, ballet, dance...

BENSERADE, Isaac de (1613-1691)]. Le Triomphe de l'Amour, ballet, dance devant Sa Majesté a S. Germain en Laye le 21 jour de Janvier 1681 . Paris: Christophe Ballard, 1681. Two parts in one volume, 4° (220 x 172mm). Engraved frontispiece by Daniel Marot, woodcut vignette on title, headpiece and

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 23 Nov 1994