Auction 25.11.1992

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 25.11.1992

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ST. DOMINIC RECEIVING HIS RULE, miniature on a leaf cut from an ILLUMINATED...

ST. DOMINIC RECEIVING HIS RULE, miniature on a leaf cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM [? Naples, c. 1320] 450 x 335mm., St. Dominic stands before the altar holding and indicating a book, he looks up to the hand of God blessing at the upper right, at a lower level seated friars

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL -- LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL 'B' ON A LEAF FROM...

SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL -- LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL 'B' ON A LEAF FROM AN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM [Bologna?, ca. 1300] Initial 128 x 115mm (leaf 501 x 356mm.). The saint standing wearing a mauve garment hemmed in green and a red cloak, holding a sceptre and a bowl, initial

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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THE MASTER OF S. MICHELE OF MURANO, YOUNG MALE SAINT ? ST. JOHN THE...

THE MASTER OF S. MICHELE OF MURANO, YOUNG MALE SAINT ? ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST - LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL CUT FROM AN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM [Veneto, c. 1440] 120 x 95mm. The young, blond saint has his arms crossed in adoration as he looks upwards to a blue nimbus in the upper

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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VIRGIN AND CHILD, ROUNDEL WITH FOLIAGE SPRAYS - BORDER CUT FROM AN...

VIRGIN AND CHILD, ROUNDEL WITH FOLIAGE SPRAYS - BORDER CUT FROM AN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [North-Eastern Italy, ?Venice, last quarter 15th century] 54 x 280mm. A central laurel wreath contains a half-length figure of the Virgin wearing a blue mantle lined with red, holding the naked Christ

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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MASTER OF MORGAN 85, PRESENTATION OF THE VIRGIN -- SCENE CUT FROM THE...

MASTER OF MORGAN 85, PRESENTATION OF THE VIRGIN -- SCENE CUT FROM THE BORDER OF AN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Tours or Rouen, c.1500] 125 x70mm. Joachim, shown in rear-view, stands in the foreground accompanied by a seated, white greyhound, in front of a flight of steps leading up to the

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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RESURRECTION OF CHRIST - LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL 'R' ON A LEAF FROM AN...

RESURRECTION OF CHRIST - LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL 'R' ON A LEAF FROM AN ILLUMINATED CHOIRBOOK MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Upper Rhine, c. 1510] 460 x 334mm. Christ, wearing a pink loincloth and holding a pink standard, steps out of his tomb on to the frame of the initial, two soldiers sleep at the sides

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £1,500 - £1,800

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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THE SPANISH FORGER, RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD -- LARGE HISTORIATED SCENE ON...

THE SPANISH FORGER, RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD -- LARGE HISTORIATED SCENE ON AN ILLUMINATED INITIAL 'D' CUT FROM A 16TH-CENTURY MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM 158 X 150MM. HALF-LENGTH FIGURES OF GOD THE FATHER AND TWO ANGELS SOUNDING THE LAST TRUMP ARE AGAINST A GREY-BLUE BACKGROUND OVERLOOKING 5 MEN

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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BIBLE WITH THE PROLOGUES ATTRIBUTED TO ST. JEROME, THE INTERPRETATION OF...

BIBLE WITH THE PROLOGUES ATTRIBUTED TO ST. JEROME, THE INTERPRETATION OF HEBREW NAMES, IN LATIN, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [Paris, mid-13th Century] 153 x 100mm., 586 leaves (of 588) [lacking opening folio and first folio of GENESIS each with historiated initial], 44 lines, double column

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Sens, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Northern France, c.1270] 122 x 93mm., 118 leaves and a medieval flyleaf, collation: 1 5 , 2-11 8 , 12 4 , 13-16 8 [lacking 1/3 and two cancelled blanks, 16/7 & 8], catchwords in cursiva throughout, 12 lines, ruled in black

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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PRAYERS AND DEVOTIONS, in Latin and German, MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Germany...

PRAYERS AND DEVOTIONS, in Latin and German, MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Germany, mid-14th century] 110 x 72mm., 220 leaves including modern replacement title-leaf plus 2 medieval flyleaves, in 34 gatherings mostly of 8 [lacking at least 30 leaves], 12 lines ruled in brown, justification 54 x 27mm

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rouen, in Latin, Calendar in French, ILLUMINATED...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rouen, in Latin, Calendar in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Rouen, c.1460] 92 x 65mm. 172 leaves and a later painted title leaf tipped in on 17th- century flyleaf, apparently COMPLETE, 14 lines, ruled in red, justification 53 x 31mm., written in black ink in a

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £14,000 - £18,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Utrecht, in Dutch, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Utrecht, in Dutch, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Eastern Netherlands, possibly Arnhem, c. 1470] 145 x 102mm., 198 leaves, collation: 1-2 6 , 3-11 8 , 12 8 +1 , 13 8 , 14 3 , 15 4 , 16 6 , 17 8 +1 , 18 4 +1 , 19 12 , 20 4 , 21 1 4 , 22 8 +2 , 23-25 8 , 26 6 [lacking short

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Utrecht, in Dutch, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Utrecht, in Dutch, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Eastern Netherlands, c.1475] 135 x 100mm., 141 leaves and 4 medieval flyleaves, collation: 1 1 + 8 , 2-5 8 , 6 3 , 7-9 8 , 10 3 ,, 11-13 8 , 14 2 , 15-18 8 , 19 2 , 10 6 , 21 8 , miniature on inserted leaf 1/1 [lacking

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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BOOK OF HOURS, in Latin, Calendar in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BOOK OF HOURS, in Latin, Calendar in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Burgundy, c. 1490] 163 x 114mm., II + 115 leaves (of ?118, lacking 3 folios between 83 and 84 including one miniature), 21 lines, ruled in pink, justification 98 x 56mm., written in brown ink in a bâtarda, rubrics in red

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, some rubrics in French, ILLUMINATED...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, some rubrics in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [?Tours, 1500-1510] 170 x 120mm. 112 leaves, collation: 1 1 + 8 , 2-6 8 , 7 6 , 8 4 , 9 8 , 10 4 , 11 2 , 12-16 8 [lacking 9/1], 24 lines, ruled in red, justification 100 x 65mm., written in brown ink in a

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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ANTIPHONAL OF MARGUERITE DE BACONEL, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

ANTIPHONAL OF MARGUERITE DE BACONEL, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [South Flanders, 1539-42] 202 x 135mm., 178 leaves including 3 at the front and 3 at the end added by 1542, in addition to added paper leaves at end, COMPLETE, collation: 1 3 , 2-16 8 , 17 6 , 18-22 8 , 23 4 +1 , 24 4

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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SOUTH ENGLISH LEGENDARY, MANUSCRIPT IN ENGLISH ON VELLUM

SOUTH ENGLISH LEGENDARY, MANUSCRIPT IN ENGLISH ON VELLUM [Southern England c. 1310-1320] 182 x 157mm. Single leaf fragment, 28 lines (of 40), ruled in red, written in brown ink in an early regular Anglicana hand, rubrics in red, capital letters at beginning of lines touched in red, one red two-line

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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MISSALE, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

MISSALE, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Nice, dated 1442] 263 x 200mm. 155 + 2 added leaves and mediaeval flyleaves, (lacks one leaf), collation: 1 6 (+ inserted leaf with armorial) 2 6 3-5 8 6 s 8 +2 7-19 8 (lacks 8/2) 20 6 +1 (20/2 inserted, 20/6 blank), double column, 25 lines

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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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 [Rouen, c. 1445] 165 x 177mm., 138 leaves, including a final blank (due to rebinding impossible to collate, but lacking a number of leaves), 16/18 lines, ruled in red, justification 102 x 70mm., written in brown ink in a gothic

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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HOZIER, Pierre d' (1592-1660, genealogist, conseiller d'Etat ). Tables of...

HOZIER, Pierre d' (1592-1660, genealogist, conseiller d'Etat ). Tables of Consanguinity between Queen Marie de Médicis of France and her husband Henri IV; the Queen and Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II, and King Philip IV of Spain; and between the Queen and her son-in-law Charles I, King of England

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £35,000 - £40,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [probably Paris, c. 1415] 180 x 130mm., 202 leaves and medieval flyleaves, COMPLETE, COLLATION: 1 12 , 2-11 8 , 12 4 , 13 2 , 14-26 8 , 15 lines, ruled in red, justification 98 x 61mm., written in brown ink in a gothic textura

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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BOOK OF HOURS, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BOOK OF HOURS, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [?Paris, c. 1430] 225 x 165mm. 228 leaves (lacking one leaf of text). Collation: 1 12 , 2-10 8 , 11 6 , 12-25 8 , 26 6 , 27-28 8 (lacks 28/8), 29 6 (lacks blank f.6); ruled in red, justification 96 x 63mm., 12 lines, written in brown ink in a

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin [Florence, c.1500] 132 x 75mm., 203 leaves, COMPLETE. Collation 1 12 , 2-6 1 0 , 7 8 , 8 1 0 , 9 1 0 (-10 cancelled blank) 10 6 , 11 1 0 + 2 , 12-20 1 0 , 6 Miniatures on single leaves inserted before 2/1 10/1 13/1 18/3 19/1 19/9, 15 lines, justification: 75 x

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £50,000 - £70,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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LE NOBLE BLASON DES ARMES, in French, ILLUMINATED ARMORIAL MANUSCRIPT

LE NOBLE BLASON DES ARMES, in French, ILLUMINATED ARMORIAL MANUSCRIPT [Flanders, mid-16th century] 2° (280 x 195mm). 108 leaves (including 9 blank) up to 38 lines within a ruled text area 215 x 140mm., written in brown ink, large calligraphic and illuminated initials throughout, ILLUMINATED ARMORIAL

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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HORSEMANSHIP AND HORSE FURNITURE, MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER

HORSEMANSHIP AND HORSE FURNITURE, MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER [France or Italy, end of the 16th century] 2°, 297 x 200mm. 64 leaves [i.e. 128 pages], containing 2 pages of text at end and 123 FULL-PAGE PEN-AND-INK ILLUSTRATIONS, INCLUDING 13 OF HORSEMANSHIP. All the drawings are in a bistre ink, shaded and

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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VOIGTMANN, Caspar. Neues Artillerie Buch . [Gotha, 1680-83

VOIGTMANN, Caspar. Neues Artillerie Buch . [Gotha, 1680-83] 2° (318 X 190mm.) MANUSCRIPT on paper, 2 parts in one volume, 111 leaves including 12 large folding plates mostly on 3 sheets, 45 coloured and 7 other mostly full-page illustrations (7 leaves blank), original calf over paper boards, dated

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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MAP OF THE SEVEN MARSHLAND TOWNSHIPS, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, MANUSCRIPT ON...

MAP OF THE SEVEN MARSHLAND TOWNSHIPS, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [unsigned and undated, after 1581] Single sheet, verso blank, 690 x 830mm. Manuscript map on vellum of the Marshland district of the 'seven townships' between Wisbech and Kings Lynn, titled Descriptio illuis partis

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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APA SHENUTE: ON GILEAD (on Christian Behaviour), Sahidic Coptic Manuscript...

APA SHENUTE: ON GILEAD (on Christian Behaviour), Sahidic Coptic Manuscript on vellum [Fayoum, 715 Coptic Era, i.e. 998-999AD] Single leaf, maximum 255 x 210mm. (badly frayed and lower portion missing), double column, 30 lines remaining (of ? lines), written area ? x ca. 175mm, 36 lines on verso

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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ARMENIAN PRAYERBOOK [AOT 'AGIRK'], ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER

ARMENIAN PRAYERBOOK [AOT 'AGIRK'], ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER [Eastern Turkey, second half of the 16th century] 154 x 105mm., 218 leaves including 3 blanks + 4 twelfth century vellum leaves at beginning and end, signatures for first 9 quires, collation: 1-5 12 , 6 1 4 , 7 12 [8 omitted], 9 12

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 25 Nov 1992

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ETHIOPIC MAGIC SCROLLS - 2 manuscript scrolls on vellum, each written in...

ETHIOPIC MAGIC SCROLLS - 2 manuscript scrolls on vellum, each written in black or red ink in Ge'ez with three se'el and tälsäm drawings and geometric ornamentation, early 19th century. 1. Invocations, the large illustrations depict a guardian angel; two devils in a net and a geometric talismanic

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 25 Nov 1992