Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts

Christie's
12 June 2013, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 12.06.2013

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THE THRONE OF MERCY, historiated initial 'D' on a leaf from ...

THE THRONE OF MERCY, historiated initial 'D' on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED GRADUAL ON VELLUM
THE THRONE OF MERCY, historiated initial 'D' on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED GRADUAL ON VELLUM [Bologna, c.1295-1300] 505 x 359mm (the leaf); 110 x 120mm (the initial). The initial in red, yellow and

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST, historiated initial 'V' on a leaf f...

THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST, historiated initial 'V' on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED GRADUAL ON VELLUM
THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST, historiated initial 'V' on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED GRADUAL ON VELLUM [Venice, c.1325] 435 x 332mm (leaf); 110 x 112 (initial). The initial in pink and red on a ground of blue

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £18,000 - £25,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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THE DORMITION OF THE VIRGIN and THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN...

THE DORMITION OF THE VIRGIN and THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN, miniatures on both sides of a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
THE DORMITION OF THE VIRGIN and THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN, miniatures on both sides of a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN, historiated initial 'V' cut fr...

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN, historiated initial 'V' cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN, historiated initial 'V' cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM [Tuscany, probably Lucca, late 14th century] 200 x 175mm. The initial against a

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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THE ANNUNCIATION, THE MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS, and THE PIE...

THE ANNUNCIATION, THE MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS, and THE PIETA, three miniatures from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
THE ANNUNCIATION, THE MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS, and THE PIETA, three miniatures from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Flanders, doubtless Bruges

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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ST NICHOLAS, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUM...

ST NICHOLAS, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
ST NICHOLAS, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM Paris, 1408 178 x 130 mm. St Nicholas resurrecting the three boys who had been pickled in a tub of brine, within a bar and

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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THE FALL OF MAN, miniature with full border on a leaf from R...

THE FALL OF MAN, miniature with full border on a leaf from Raoul de Presles's French translation of St Augustine, De civitate Dei , ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
THE FALL OF MAN, miniature with full border on a leaf from Raoul de Presles's French translation of St Augustine, De civitate Dei

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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SAINT URSULA AND HER VIRGINS, large historiated initial cut ...

SAINT URSULA AND HER VIRGINS, large historiated initial cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM
SAINT URSULA AND HER VIRGINS, large historiated initial cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM [Italy, probably Cremona, c.1450-60] 148 x 145mm. Laid down on card. The

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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ST MATTHEW, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Lat...

ST MATTHEW, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
ST MATTHEW, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Angers, Nantes or Poitiers, c.1450] 170 x 105mm. A half-page arch-topped miniature depicting St Matthew

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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ST ROMUALD?, initial 'O' by the MASTER OF THE MURANO GRADUAL...

ST ROMUALD?, initial 'O' by the MASTER OF THE MURANO GRADUAL, cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM
ST ROMUALD?, initial 'O' by the MASTER OF THE MURANO GRADUAL, cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Venice, mid-15th century] 150 x 127mm. Within a large

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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SIR YWAIN AND THE DAMSEL ESCORTING THE WOUNDED KNIGHT, minia...

SIR YWAIN AND THE DAMSEL ESCORTING THE WOUNDED KNIGHT, miniature cut from the Livre du Lancelot del Lac , in
SIR YWAIN AND THE DAMSEL ESCORTING THE WOUNDED KNIGHT, miniature cut from the Livre du Lancelot del Lac , in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1440] 99 x 94mm. 16 lines in a

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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ST BARBARA, miniature with full historiated border on a leaf...

ST BARBARA, miniature with full historiated border on a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
ST BARBARA, miniature with full historiated border on a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1450] 119 x 88

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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THE ANNUNCIATION, historiated initial 'M' cut from an ILLUMI...

THE ANNUNCIATION, historiated initial 'M' cut from an ILLUMINATED ANTIPHONAL ON VELLUM
THE ANNUNCIATION, historiated initial 'M' cut from an ILLUMINATED ANTIPHONAL ON VELLUM 110 x 110mm. The initial opens the Antiphon 'Missus est Gabriel angelus ad Mariam virginem' for the Office of the Feast of the

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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MARY MAGDALENE, historiated initial 'M' cut from an ILLUMINA...

MARY MAGDALENE, historiated initial 'M' cut from an ILLUMINATED ANTIPHONAL ON VELLUM
MARY MAGDALENE, historiated initial 'M' cut from an ILLUMINATED ANTIPHONAL ON VELLUM 66 x 60mm. The initial would likely have opened the introit of the Mass for the feast of St Mary Magdalene on 22 July: 'Me

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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THE LAMENTATION, miniature cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIP...

THE LAMENTATION, miniature cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
THE LAMENTATION, miniature cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Northern Italy, possibly Lombardy, mid-16th century] 78 x 82mm. The Virgin holds the body of Christ while the Magdalene kneels to kiss his feet. Mounted

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI, miniature, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT...

THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI, miniature, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI, miniature, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Italy, likely Monte Oliveto, 1530-35] 133 x 100 mm. In a rectangular frame of liquid gold on blue, the three Magi offer their gifts to the Christ Child

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI, historiated initial 'E' on a leaf...

THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI, historiated initial 'E' on a leaf from an Antiphonal, with an illuminated sister leaf, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS ON VELLUM
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI, historiated initial 'E' on a leaf from an Antiphonal, with an illuminated sister leaf, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS ON VELLUM

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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GIVET and VONÊCHE, two leaves from the Album de Croÿ of Char...

GIVET and VONÊCHE, two leaves from the Album de Croÿ of Charles, 4th Duc d'Arschot, ILLUMINATED MINIATURES ON VELLUM
GIVET and VONÊCHE, two leaves from the Album de Croÿ of Charles, 4th Duc d'Arschot, ILLUMINATED MINIATURES ON VELLUM [Valenciennes] 1596-8 These leaves come from one of the two oldest

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £30,000 - £45,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIP...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
BOOK OF HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [England, first half 15th century] 250 x 170mm. 78 + 2 leaves, the final two are partial leaves from an early 15th-century English missal, with two-line

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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ABRIDGEMENT OF THE PSALTER, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT O...

ABRIDGEMENT OF THE PSALTER, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
ABRIDGEMENT OF THE PSALTER, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [France, c.1415] 210 x 150 mm. 76 ff: 1 4 , 2-7 1 2 , COMPLETE, vertical catchwords, some prickings remain, ruled with 25 horizontals and two verticals in pale

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIP...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
BOOK OF HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Ghent, 1460s] 110 x 80 mm. 184 leaves, bound too tightly to allow confident collation, apparently complete textually but with no calendar and likely

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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BOOK OF HOURS, unidentified use, in Latin and Dutch, ILLUMIN...

BOOK OF HOURS, unidentified use, in Latin and Dutch, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
BOOK OF HOURS, unidentified use, in Latin and Dutch, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Ghent], 1502 156 x 112mm. ii + 131 + ii leaves: 1-2 8 , 3 7 (?of 8 lacking i), 4-8 8 , 9 9 (of 8 + ii, inserted miniature), 10

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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JOHANNES CASSIANUS (d c435), Collationes Patrum I-VIII, in D...

JOHANNES CASSIANUS (d. c.435), Collationes Patrum I-VIII , in Dutch, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
JOHANNES CASSIANUS (d. c.435), Collationes Patrum I-VIII , in Dutch, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Northern Netherlands] 1419 200 x 140 mm. ii + 144 + ii leaves: 1 1 0 (of 10; i-ii are cancelled

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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PSALTER, for Cistercian use, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIP...

PSALTER, for Cistercian use, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
PSALTER, for Cistercian use, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [north-eastern Italy, possibly Ferrara, final third 15th century] 113 x 84mm. 273 leaves: 1 8 (of 12, lacking i-iv), 2 9 (of 10, lacking i), 3 17 1 0 , 18 4

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rouen, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIP...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rouen, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rouen, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Rouen, c.1465] 124 x 90 mm. ii + 259 leaves: two inserted leaves, followed by 1 1 2 , 2-3 8 , 4 4 , 5-15 8 , 16 7 (of 8, lacking i), 17-35 8 ; ff.22v

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATE...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1510] 176 x 114mm. ii (paper) + 130 + ii (paper) leaves: 1 6 , 2 9 (of 8, i an inserted singleton), 3 9 (of 8, ii an

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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RICHARD ROLLE (d1349), De Emendatione Vitae; WALTER HILTON (...

RICHARD ROLLE (d.1349), De Emendatione Vitae ; WALTER HILTON (d.1396), translated by THOMAS FISHLAKE, Scala Perfectionis ; and other texts, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
RICHARD ROLLE (d.1349), De Emendatione Vitae ; WALTER HILTON (d.1396), translated by THOMAS FISHLAKE, Scala

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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THE BOOK OF THE FRATERNITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OF BILLERBECK,...

THE BOOK OF THE FRATERNITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OF BILLERBECK, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
THE BOOK OF THE FRATERNITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OF BILLERBECK, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Germany, likely the diocese of Münster, end 15th century] 360 x 250mm. iii (medieval

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £70,000 - £100,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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SERMONS AND PRAYERS, for the use of a Carmelite house, in Du...

SERMONS AND PRAYERS, for the use of a Carmelite house, in Dutch, MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER
SERMONS AND PRAYERS, for the use of a Carmelite house, in Dutch, MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER [southern Netherlands, possibly Antwerp, c.1620s] 153 x 102mm. ii + 234 + i: 1-29 8 , 30 2 , COMPLETE, written in brown ink in a

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013

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CARTA EXECUTORIA DE HIDALGUIA, issued by Charles II of Spain...

CARTA EXECUTORIA DE HIDALGUIA, issued by Charles II of Spain, in favour of Bartolomé Ruiz de Alcalá of Villanueva, in Spanish, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
CARTA EXECUTORIA DE HIDALGUIA, issued by Charles II of Spain, in favour of Bartolomé Ruiz de Alcalá of Villanueva, in Spanish, ILLUMINATED

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 12 Jun 2013