Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts

Christie's
13 June 2012, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 13.06.2012

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CRUCIFIXION, full-page Canon miniature on a leaf from a Miss...

CRUCIFIXION, full-page Canon miniature on a leaf from a Missal, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
CRUCIFIXION, full-page Canon miniature on a leaf from a Missal, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Catalonia, c.1370s] 327 x 233mm. The miniature (210 x 160mm) on the recto; on the

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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Evrart De Conty, Les problèmes d'Aristote, single leaf with ...

Evrart De Conty, Les problèmes d'Aristote , single leaf with miniature to Partie XI , ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
Evrart De Conty, Les problèmes d'Aristote , single leaf with miniature to Partie XI , ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1400] 406 x 282mm, the miniature 94 x 88mm

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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NATIVITY, in a letter H cut from an Antiphonal, ILLUMINATED ...

NATIVITY, in a letter H cut from an Antiphonal, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
NATIVITY, in a letter H cut from an Antiphonal, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [?Tuscany, c.1460] 222 x 251mm visible in frame. The initial for the antiphon for vespers on Christmas Day Hodie Christus natus est , on a

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £12,000 - £15,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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Two leaves with full-page borders from a Prayerbook, in Lati...

Two leaves with full-page borders from a Prayerbook, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
Two leaves with full-page borders from a Prayerbook, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Spain, probably Toledo, c.1530] 128 x 95mm; 131 x 96mm. Both leaves with large opening initial and

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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BIBLE with Prologues and the Interpretation of Hebrew Names,...

BIBLE with Prologues and the Interpretation of Hebrew Names, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
BIBLE with Prologues and the Interpretation of Hebrew Names, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [England, mid-13th century] 165 x 105mm. ii + 438 leaves: 1 1 4 (of 16, i-ii lacking), 2-3 1 6

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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POCKET-GRADUAL, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

POCKET-GRADUAL, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
POCKET-GRADUAL, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [western Germany, c.1300] 122 x 84mm. 323 + 17 leaves, contemporary foliation to cc.iii, LARGE PUZZLE INITIALS IN RED AND BLUE extensively flourished in both colours with floral infills

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [southern Netherlands, probably Bruges, c.1450s] 180 x 126mm. 119 leaves: 1 6 , 2-3 8 , 4 7 (final blank cancelled), 5-14 8 , 15 1 0 , 16 4 (of 6, ii a modern

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [?central France, c.1460] 186 x 138mm. 145 leaves: 1 1 3 (uncertain), 2-8 8 , 9 6 , 10-16 8 , 17 6 , 18 8 (originally bound between 1 and 2), COMPLETE, 18

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rouen, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rouen, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Rouen, c.1485] 149 x 100mm, ii(i former pastedown) + 124 leaves + iii(iii former pastedown): 1 1 2 , 2 8 , 3 6 , 4-8 8 , 9 2 , 10-16

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £100,000 - £120,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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ANTIPHONAL OF ELISABETH VON GEMMINGEN, in Latin, ILLUMINATED...

ANTIPHONAL OF ELISABETH VON GEMMINGEN, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM
ANTIPHONAL OF ELISABETH VON GEMMINGEN, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM [Speyer, c.1504] 555 x 370mm. 238 folios: 1 7 , 2-28 8 , 29 4 , 30 2 , 31 8 , 32 1 , gatherings numbered with roman

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £150,000 - £200,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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OFFICE OF THE DEAD and related texts, use of St Kunibert, Co...

OFFICE OF THE DEAD and related texts, use of St Kunibert, Cologne, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
OFFICE OF THE DEAD and related texts, use of St Kunibert, Cologne, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Cologne] 1487 230 x 158mm. 50 + i + xiv (the last 14 on paper), COMPLETE except for

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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GAIUS SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS (c70-160), De vita Caesarum: Div...

GAIUS SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS (c.70-160), De vita Caesarum: Divus Iulius , in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM BY THE SPANISH FORGER
GAIUS SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS (c.70-160), De vita Caesarum: Divus Iulius , in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM BY THE SPANISH FORGER [Paris, early 20th

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £18,000 - £25,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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TWO LARGE EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS FRAGMENTS FROM CHAPTER XCII OF TH...

TWO LARGE EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS FRAGMENTS FROM CHAPTER XCII OF THE BOOK OF THE DEAD, written in hieroglyphics in vertical columns
TWO LARGE EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS FRAGMENTS FROM CHAPTER XCII OF THE BOOK OF THE DEAD, written in hieroglyphics in vertical columns [northern Egypt, probably XXVIth Dynasty, c. 550

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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A VERY EARLY MANICHAEAN PSALM TEXT, Ode on the Judgement of ...

A VERY EARLY MANICHAEAN PSALM TEXT, Ode on the Judgement of God on a papyrus leaf in AKHMIMIC COPTIC
A VERY EARLY MANICHAEAN PSALM TEXT, Ode on the Judgement of God on a papyrus leaf in AKHMIMIC COPTIC [Egypt, possibly Akhmim, 3rd or 4th century] 245 x 196mm. 35 lines written in the Akhmimic dialect

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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A FOURTH-CENTURY FRAGMENT OF THE FIRST BOOK OF HOMER'S ILIAD...

A FOURTH-CENTURY FRAGMENT OF THE FIRST BOOK OF HOMER'S ILIAD, in Greek, on papyrus
A FOURTH-CENTURY FRAGMENT OF THE FIRST BOOK OF HOMER'S ILIAD, in Greek, on papyrus [Egypt, 4th century] 113 x 118mm. 9 lines on recto and 11 lines on verso written in black ink in broad, 5mm-high upright informal

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF COPTIC LITURGICAL FRAGMENTS, in t...

AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF COPTIC LITURGICAL FRAGMENTS, in the Sahidic dialect, on papyrus and vellum
AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF COPTIC LITURGICAL FRAGMENTS, in the Sahidic dialect, on papyrus and vellum [Egypt, 5th to 7th centuries] THREE SIGNIFICANT PACKETS OF FRAGMENTS, all framed in glass

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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A COLLECTION OF FRAGMENTS OF PAPYRI, in Coptic and Arabic, i...

A COLLECTION OF FRAGMENTS OF PAPYRI, in Coptic and Arabic, including A PAPYRUS TEXT OF I KINGDOMS (I SAMUEL)
A COLLECTION OF FRAGMENTS OF PAPYRI, in Coptic and Arabic, including A PAPYRUS TEXT OF I KINGDOMS (I SAMUEL) [Egypt, 4th to 12th centuries] 19 packets of substantial papyri fragments

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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FIVE GATHERINGS FROM LITURGICAL MANUSCRIPTS, in Greek, DECOR...

FIVE GATHERINGS FROM LITURGICAL MANUSCRIPTS, in Greek, DECORATED MANUSCRIPTS ON VELLUM AND PAPER
FIVE GATHERINGS FROM LITURGICAL MANUSCRIPTS, in Greek, DECORATED MANUSCRIPTS ON VELLUM AND PAPER [?Greece, from 10th to 13th centuries] A SELECTION OF GATHERINGS FROM EARLY GREEK MENOLOGIA, including: A

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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HENRY II (1133-1189), king of England Letters patent, Woodst...

HENRY II (1133-1189), king of England. Letters patent, Woodstock, n.d. [c.1176-82], addressed to all his archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justices, sheriffs, ministers and faithful subjects 'both French and English in the whole of England', granting to the church of St Mary's in

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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EDWARD I (1239-1307), king of England Letters patent, Carlis...

EDWARD I (1239-1307), king of England. Letters patent, Carlisle, 4 April 1307, granting a licence to Walter Langton, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to transfer half a bovate of land in Pykhale [Pickhill], Yorkshire, with the benefice of the church, to the master and brothers of St Leonard's

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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RICHARD III (1452-1485), king of England Letter signed (with...

RICHARD III (1452-1485), king of England. Letter signed (with his monogram, 'R.R.') to the justices of the peace in Warwickshire, Westminster, 22 February n.y. [1484 or 1485], informing them that 'grevous complaint hath be [sic] made unto us on the behalve of oure pooer Subgiet Robert Dalby of an

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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HENRY VII (1457-1509), king of England Document signed ('HR'...

HENRY VII (1457-1509), king of England. Document signed ('H.R.'), Greenwich, 26 March 1498, letters patent to Sir Robert Lytton, 'undertresourer of England and keper of oure grete Warderobe', his warrant for delivering to Oudet Taillefer, a groom of the chamber, 'thre[e] yerds of good ta[w]ney cloth

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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HENRY VII (1457-1509), king of England Document signed (with...

HENRY VII (1457-1509), king of England. Document signed (with monogram, 'H.R.'), accounts for lands confiscated from Sir James Tuchet, 7th Baron Audley and [Sir James] Tyrell, 22 Henry II [22 August 1506 - 21 August 1507], also annotated in autograph in two places 'co[m]puta[tu]r ho[c] anno

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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HENRY VIII (1491-1547), king of England and Ireland Document...

HENRY VIII (1491-1547), king of England and Ireland. Document signed ('Henry R'), Windsor, 16 September 1512, letters patent to Sir Charles Brandon, ordering him to take the musters in the counties of Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesey and to 'cause asmany of thaym as bee hable men for the warre to

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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MARY I (1516-1558), queen of England Document signed ('Marye...

MARY I (1516-1558), queen of England. Document signed ('Marye the quene'), Westminster, 31 January 1553/4, letters patent to 'the treasourer and chamb[er]laines of our exchequier', a warrant to deliver 'of suche our trasoure as remayneth in your custody ... unto o[u]r trusty and welbeloved Mathew

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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MARY I (1516-1558), queen of England Document signed ('Marye...

MARY I (1516-1558), queen of England. Document signed ('Marye the quene'), St James's, 9 October 1558 (giving the regnal dates both for herself and for her husband, Philip II of Spain, as 'the fiveth and sixte yeres of our reignes'), letters patent to George Bredyman, 'one of the gromes of our

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS (1542-1587) Document signed ('Marie R')...

MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS (1542-1587). Document signed ('Marie R') as queen of Scotland and dowager queen of France, 'au manoir de Charteley' (Staffordshire), 30 April 1586, in French, granting, on the 'specialle recommenda[ci]on' of her cousin [Henri,] duc de Guise, the captaincy of the castle of Wassy

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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ELIZABETH I (1533-1603), queen of England Document signed (a...

ELIZABETH I (1533-1603), queen of England. Document signed (at head, 'Elizabeth R'), Greenwich, 1 February 1587/8, letters patent addressed to 'our High Admirall of England, and to all our Viceadmiralles, Cap[tai]nes, Souldiers, and others servinge us on the Seas', as well as to mayors, sheriffs and

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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FASTOLF, Sir John (1380-1459) Letter to JOHN PASTON, Caistor...

FASTOLF, Sir John (1380-1459). Letter to JOHN PASTON, Caistor, 10 July n.y., the text and signature ('yo[u]r cosyn John Fastolf') in the hand of Fastolf's secretary, William Worcester alias Botoner, in English, on paper, 7 lines on one page, 84 x 250mm , integral address panel ('To the Worshypfull

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012

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HENRY VIII (1491-1547), King of England and Ireland Document...

HENRY VIII (1491-1547), King of England and Ireland. Document signed (at head, 'Henry R'), Eltham Palace, 12 May 1514, letters patent addressed to the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, concerning a sum of £3,359 9d owed to the King by the cofferer of the royal household, John Shurley, for

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 13 Jun 2012