Auction 29.11.1995

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 29.11.1995

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ST. BONAVENTURA, ILLUMINATED INITIAL "B" ON VELLUM, possibly from a...

ST. BONAVENTURA, ILLUMINATED INITIAL "B" ON VELLUM, possibly from a choirbook. [Germany, Rhineland? second half of the 15th century] 180 x 150mm. The initial blue, decorated with lighter blue acorn leaves, on gold ground. The saint is wearing a red cloak over his Franciscan habit, seated at a desk

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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THE RESURRECTION. LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL 'R' cut from an ILLUMINATED...

THE RESURRECTION. LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL 'R' cut from an ILLUMINATED CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM [Southern Germany, Augsburg? ca. 1500] Initial 140 x 140 mm, on the recto of a portion of a leaf 240 x 325mm. Initial "R" made up of foliage and intertwined branches of trees of raised gold on pink scrolled

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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SIGISMUND I, Holy Roman Emperor (1411-1437). Grant permitting the City of...

SIGISMUND I, Holy Roman Emperor (1411-1437). Grant permitting the City of Nuremberg to receive the conveyance of various rights and property from the Markgraf Friedrich von Brandenburg, Burggraf of Nuremberg. Griechisch-Weissenburg, 31 October 1427 - With confirmation of receipt of the grant by

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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MACER FLORIDUS, DE VIRIBUS HERBARUM, in Latin, Herbal attributed to Odo de...

MACER FLORIDUS, DE VIRIBUS HERBARUM, in Latin, Herbal attributed to Odo de Meung, MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Germany, last quarter of the 12th century] 200 x 125mm, 22 leaves, collation: 1 10 2 12 . Written in a late Caroline minuscule, the second quire in a different hand and from another manuscript

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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PSALTER, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

PSALTER, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Northern France or Flanders, last quarter of the 13th century] 164 x 112mm, 196 leaves, COMPLETE. Collation: 1 16 2-5 12 6 10 +2 7 12 +1 8 12 9 10 10 16 11 14 +1 12 16 13-14 12 15 10 +4 . 18 lines, justification: 108 x 72mm, written in black ink

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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LITURGICAL PSALTER, noted, with Canticles and Litany, ILLUMINATED...

LITURGICAL PSALTER, noted, with Canticles and Litany, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Auxerre, ca.1350] 205 x 138mm, 128 leaves, COMPLETE. Collation: 1 6 2-11 12 12 2 30 lines, double column, justification: 152 x 86mm. Written in brown ink in a gothic liturgical bookhand, versal initials in red or

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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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 [Besançon, circa 1440] 203 x 147mm, 103 (of 104) leaves + 2 original medieval fly-leaves at the beginning, early vellum endleaves and paste-downs. Collation: 1-2 8 3 4 4-11 8 12 6 13 8 14 6 (lacking leaf 8/1). 18

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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BOOK OF HOURS, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BOOK OF HOURS, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Chartres?, ca.1470] 121 x 90mm, 157 leaves and original vellum fly-leaf, COMPLETE. Collation: 1-2 6 3-4 8 5 12 6 6 7-8 8 9 2 (9/2 blank) 10-15 8 16 6 17-18 8 19 2 20-21 8 22 4 (22/3 blank, without final blank 22/4). 13 lines, ruled in red

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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MISSAL, in English, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

MISSAL, in English, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Written in England c.1892] 177 x 142mm, 268 leaves, ruled in red, written in black ink in a gothic bookhand, rubrics in red, versals in gold or blue with penwork decoration, 3-line initials in colours on gold ground infilled with branchwork, 5

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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MINIATURE BOOK OF HOURS, in English, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM...

MINIATURE BOOK OF HOURS, in English, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [England, late 19th century] 60 x 41mm (2 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches). 92 leaves, 9 lines, justification: 60 x 40mm, ruled in black, written in a fine gothic script in black ink, rubrics in red and blue, versal and two-line initials in

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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MEGILLAT ESTHER, SCROLL OF ESTHER, in Hebrew, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON A...

MEGILLAT ESTHER, SCROLL OF ESTHER, in Hebrew, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON A VELLUM ROLL [Italy, second half of the 18th century] 170 x 1560mm, on 3 membranes attached end to end, 22 lines, in a small square Sephardic script, double column within ten rectangular compartments, each within an arabesque

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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PSALTER, WITH CANTICLES, in ge'ez, ILLUMINATED ETHIOPIAN MANUSCRIPT ON...

PSALTER, WITH CANTICLES, in ge'ez, ILLUMINATED ETHIOPIAN MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [Ethiopia 1918 AD] 243 x 178mm, 181 leaves, COMPLETE, collation: 1 10 2-3 8 4-7 10 8-9 12 10-11 10 12 8 13-16 10 17 12 18 12 -1 (18/11 blank, final blank lacking); 18-23 lines with pricking holes, written in black ink

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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COLLECTION OF HOMILIES OF ST.MICHAEL AND ST.GABRIEL, in ge'ez, ILLUMINATED...

COLLECTION OF HOMILIES OF ST.MICHAEL AND ST.GABRIEL, in ge'ez, ILLUMINATED ETHIOPIAN MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [Ethiopia, 1917-18 A.D.] 280 x 205mm, 224 leaves, apparently complete, collation: 1 2 (first blank cut away), 2-15 12 16 10 (f.16/10 presumably blank, cut away) 17-23 10 24 4 (with final

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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MOUNT ATHOS. A collection of twenty six paper icons of Mount Athos, mounted...

MOUNT ATHOS. A collection of twenty six paper icons of Mount Athos, mounted in an album, with 50 albumen photographs of the Holy Mountain (most rather faded), two newspaper cuttings and one cut signature, (some leaves slightly soiled, a few tears), bound in a late 19th-century oblong folio album

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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BIBLIA PAUPERUM. BLOCKBOOK (Schreiber xyl. ed. III). [Low Countries: ca. 1465

BIBLIA PAUPERUM. BLOCKBOOK (Schreiber xyl. ed. III). [Low Countries: ca. 1465] Chancery 2° (252/266 x 187/190mm without margins). COLLATION: [1-20 2 ], 40 leaves signed a-v, a - v . The sheets printed on the inner side only, in pale brown occasionally greyish water-based ink, by a rubbing process

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £250,000 - £350,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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ALCHABITIUS. Libellus isagogicus . Translated by Johannes Hispalensis...

ALCHABITIUS. Libellus isagogicus . Translated by Johannes Hispalensis. - Johannes de SAXONIA. In Alchabitium , edited by Bartholomaeus Alten. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, [before 4 November] 1485. Chancery 4° (194 x 148mm). Collation: aa-ll 8 mm 10 (aa1r blank, aa1v woodcut of an astrolabe, aa2r

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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ALEXANDER MAGNUS -- Historia Alexandri Magni . Translated by Leo...

ALEXANDER MAGNUS -- Historia Alexandri Magni . Translated by Leo Archipresbyter (fl. mid-10th century). Strassburg: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (Georg Husner)], 17 March 1489. Chancery 2° (269x194mm). Collation: a 8 b-f 6 (a1r title, a1v blank, a2r text, f5v colophon, f6 blank). 38

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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AMADIS DE GAULA. -- Le premier[-quartriesme] livre de Amadis de Gaule...

AMADIS DE GAULA. -- Le premier[-quartriesme] livre de Amadis de Gaule. Translated from Spanish by Nicolas de Herberay. Paris: Book I Estienne Groulleau, 1548 (colophon: Groulleau for himself, Ian Longis and Vincent Sertenas, 1548); book II for Groulleau, 1550 (colophon: printed by Pasquier le

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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ARNOLDI, Henricus (ca.1407-1487). De modo perveniendi ad veram Dei et...

ARNOLDI, Henricus (ca.1407-1487). De modo perveniendi ad veram Dei et proximi dilectionem . [Basel: Michael Wenssler, not after 1 December 1472]. Chancery half-sheet 4° (212 x 146mm). Collation: [1 10 2-5 8 6-7 10 8-15 8 ] (1/1 blank, 1/2r prologue, 1/3v tabula, 1/6r blank, 1/6v text, 15/8 blank

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius (St., 354-430). Sermones -- Sermones ad heremitas...

AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius (St., 354-430). Sermones -- Sermones ad heremitas; Sermones de verbis Domini; Sermones de verbis apostoli; Sermones in epistolam Johannis; Quinquaginta. With additions by Sebastian Brant. Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1494-95. Parts 1-5 (of 7), super-chancery 2° (309 x 217mm

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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BALBUS, Johannes (d.1298). Catholicon . [Strassburg: The R-printer type 2...

BALBUS, Johannes (d.1298). Catholicon . [Strassburg: The R-printer type 2 (Johann Mentelin and Adolf Rusch), ca. 1475]. Imperial 2° (476x333mm). Collation: [1-3 10 4 8 5 10 6-7 6 8 8 9-21 10 22 6 23-28 10 29 8 30-31 10 32 8 33 6 34-38 10 39-40 8 ] (1/1 blank, 1/2r summary preface, text, 40/8 blank

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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BARBERIIS, Philippus de (fl.1475-81). Discordantiae sanctorum doctorum...

BARBERIIS, Philippus de (fl.1475-81). Discordantiae sanctorum doctorum Hieronymi et Augustini. -Sybillarum et prophetarum de Christo vaticinia . -- PROBA FALCONIA. Cento vergilianus . -- ps-THOMAS AQUINAS. Praefatio super symbolum Athanasii (and other texts). [Rome: Georgius Teutonicus (Lauer?) and

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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pseudo-BERNARDUS CLARAVALLENSIS. Modus bene vivendi [Italian:] Sermoni...

pseudo-BERNARDUS CLARAVALLENSIS. Modus bene vivendi [Italian:] Sermoni Vulgari...necessarii alben uiuere . Florence: Lorenzo Morgiani and Johannes Petri, for Piero Pacini, 27 January 1495/6. Chancery 4° (206 x 133mm). Collation: π 4 a-p 8 (π1r title, woodcut, sermon by the translator, π3r tabula

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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BIBLE, in Latin. -- [ Biblia Sacra ]. Lyons: Sebastian Gryphius, 1542-1546.

BIBLE, in Latin. -- [ Biblia Sacra ]. Lyons: Sebastian Gryphius, 1542-1546. 5 volumes, 16° in 8s (123 x 78mm). Ruled in red throughout. Woodcut printer's device on title of the Pentateuch, Psalms and New Testament, woodcut illustrations in the New Testament. (Tear to lower blank margin of Q6 of the

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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BIBLE, Old Testament. Psalms, in Latin. -- Psalmi Davidis Vulgata editione...

BIBLE, Old Testament. Psalms, in Latin. -- Psalmi Davidis Vulgata editione with commentary by Gilbert Genebrard. Third edition. Paris: ex officina P. l'Huillier, [colophon: Petrus le Voirrier] 30 0ct. 1587 2° (395 x 252mm). Woodcut printer's device on title and last leaf, full-page woodcut of King

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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BIBLE, New Testament, Syriac (Peshitta version). [Kethabha dh-Ewangeliyon...

BIBLE, New Testament, Syriac (Peshitta version). [Kethabha dh-Ewangeliyon Kaddisha] Liber sacrosancti Evangelii de Jesu Christo Domino & Deo nostro. Edited by Johann Albrecht Widmanstädt. Vienna: Michael Zimmermann, 1555. 4° (203 x 140mm). Titles printed in red and black, some chapter headings

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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BINDING -- [ Venta de una Casa Calle de Santa Ysabel y de San Cosme y San...

BINDING -- [ Venta de una Casa Calle de Santa Ysabel y de San Cosme y San Damian a favor del excelentissimo señor Duque de Alburquerque y sus Subcesores. Otorga da por los señores Patronos de las pias memorias del Cardinal Patriarca de San Carlos y la Zerda ante Don Casimiro Antonio Gomez escribano

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375). Vita di Dante Alighieri Poeta Fiorentino...

BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375). Vita di Dante Alighieri Poeta Fiorentino. Rome: Francesco Priscianese, 1544. 8° (143 x 95mm). (Lacking blanks [*]4 and F9.) 18th-century French citron morocco gilt, red morocco spine label, g.e. Provenance : Early ink marginalia, in Latin; M. de Roissy

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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BOETHIUS, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus (ca.480-524). De consolatione...

BOETHIUS, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus (ca.480-524). De consolatione philosophiae , with commentary ascribed to Thomas Aquinas. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 12 November 1476. Royal 2° (390 x 271mm). Collation: [1 6 2 10 3 8 4 10 5 6 6-11 10 12 6 13-14 10 15 8 16 6 ] (1/1 blank, 1/2 tabula, 2/1

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995

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BONIFACE VIII. (1235?-1303, Pope). Sexti libri materia cum capitulorum...

BONIFACE VIII. (1235?-1303, Pope). Sexti libri materia cum capitulorum. Paris: Thielmann Kerver for Jean Petit and Jean Cabiller, 24 September 1511; bound with: CLEMENT V (1264-1314, Pope). Clementarum mareria cum capitulorum & titulorum numero. Paris: Kerver for Petit and Cabiller, November ("circa

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 29 Nov 1995