WESTERN MANUSCRIPTS AND MINIATURES

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Date of the auction: 08.07.2020

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Fragments of two letters in Greek, manuscripts on papyrus [Egypt, fourth to...

Fragments of two letters in Greek, manuscripts on papyrus [Egypt, fourth or fifth and sixth century AD. respectively] Two fragments of papyrus sheets: (a) letter from Phoibammon to his father Didymus, 12 lines in Greek cursive, written across the fibres, small holes, wear from folds, overall fair

Lot #: 101

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Two cuttings from a Noted Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment...

Two cuttings from a Noted Missal with readings for the Office of St. Willibald, in Latin, manuscripts on parchment [southern Germany, twelfth century] One large strip and a smaller piece, both from a single manuscript, with remains of 6 lines of text in two sizes of a good Romanesque hand, music

Lot #: 102

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Two leaves from liturgical manuals, in Latin, manuscripts on parchment...

Two leaves from liturgical manuals, in Latin, decorated manuscripts on parchment [Germany, twelfth century] One near complete leaf from an early choirbook, with 14 lines of text in a good German early gothic hand, with music in neumes arranged around red and pale green clef-lines, capitals touched

Lot #: 103

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Bede, Explanatio Apocalypsis, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France or...

Bede, Explanatio Apocalypsis, in Latin, cutting from a large decorated manuscript on parchment [France or Low Countries, probably eleventh century] Rectangular fragment from the centre of a double column manuscript with remains of 24 lines in a handsome and skilled Romanesque bookhand with a strong

Lot #: 104

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Book of Hours leaf, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England, or Low...

Leaf from a miniature Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [England, or Low Countries made for English market, mid-fifteenth century] Single leaf from a Calendar (September), with 16 lines of records of saints' death days and other religious feasts, one large initial 'KL' in

Lot #: 105

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Cutting with armorial device and legal text, in Latin, manuscript on...

Cutting with armorial device and legal text, perhaps a limp parchment binding or an advertisement for a legal scribe's wares , in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy, fourteenth century] Rectangular cutting, formed from stitching two smaller pieces of parchment together with rough twine

Lot #: 106

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Carved wooden block for production of playing cards through xylographic...

Carved wooden block for production of playing cards through xylographic printing [Italy (probably northern Italy, perhaps Venice or Ferrara), late fifteenth or early sixteenth century] Large rectangular block in dark wood, somewhat crudely carved in relief with print-surfaces for twenty playing

Lot #: 107

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Leaf from a Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Northern France...

Mattathias with sword raised to kill the Hellenistic Jew, here with a boar's head on a platter, in an initial from a fine Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Northern France (Paris), mid-thirteenth century] Single leaf from a Bible, with a large initial 'E' (opening "Et factum est

Lot #: 108

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Leaf from a Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Northern France...

St. Paul seated and holding a golden book, in an initial from a fine Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Northern France (Paris), mid-thirteenth century] Single leaf from a Bible, with a large initial 'P' (opening "Paulus apostolus vocatus ...", Corinthians 1), in blue interlace

Lot #: 109

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Leaf from a large Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Northern France...

John the evangelist holding up his letter on a scroll, in an initial on a leaf from a large and fine Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Northern France (Paris), c. 1280-90] Large leaf, with historiated initial 'S' (opening "Senior gaio karissimo ...", opening III John from the

Lot #: 110

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Leaf from a large Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Northern France...

St. Peter holding the keys to Heaven, in an initial on a leaf from a large and fine Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Northern France (Paris), c. 1280-90] Four large leaves (two bifolia), the second leaf with historiated initial 'S' (opening "Symon petrus servuis ...", 2 Peter

Lot #: 111

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Leaf from a large Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Northern France...

King David in the waters calling on God to save him, in an initial on a leaf from a large and fine Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Northern France (Paris), c. 1280-90] Large leaf, with historiated initial 'S' (opening "Saluum me fac ...", Psalm 12), in blue heightened with

Lot #: 112

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Leaf from a Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Low Countries, 2nd...

Christ entering Jerusalem to cheering crowds, large historiated initial on a leaf from a noted Missal, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Low Countries or adjacent France, second half of thirteenth century (probably c. 1260)] Single leaf, with a large initial (100 by 55mm.) in blue with

Lot #: 113

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Leaf from a Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Low Countries, 2nd...

An angel embracing a supplicant, historiated initial on a leaf from a Missal, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Low Countries or adjacent France, , second half of thirteenth century (probably c. 1260)] Single leaf, with an initial (45 by 42mm.) in dark pink with white brushwork picking

Lot #: 114

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Leaf from the 'Glastonbury Bible', in Latin, manuscript on parchment...

Leaf from the Gale 'Glastonbury Bible' with a large animal initial, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [England (perhaps Glastonbury), thirteenth century] Single leaf, with a large initial 'A' (opening "Adam sech enoc chaynan...", I Chronicles 1), formed from an orange bodied wolf-like

Lot #: 115

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Bifolium with 4 initials from a Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment...

Bifolium with four historiated initials from a lavishly illuminated Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England, mid-thirteenth century] Two conjoined leaves, with delicately painted historiated initials of Biblical figures holding scrolls and a book, and an angel looking down at a town and

Lot #: 116

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Leaf from an antiphoner, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, 2nd half...

Large decorated initial on a leaf from an antiphoner, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy (probably Bologna, perhaps Arezzo, second half of the thirteenth century] Single leaf, with a large and tall initial 'V' (145 by 130mm.; opening "Vidi dominum sendentem ...", a responsory for the first

Lot #: 117

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Ascension of Christ, leaf from a manuscript choirbook on parchment [Italy...

The Ascension of Christ in a large initial on a leaf from an illuminated manuscript choirbook on parchment [Italy (Bologna), first half of fourteenth century] Single large leaf, with a large initial 'P' (opening "Post passionem suam ...", the second responsory of the first nocturn on the feast of

Lot #: 118

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Leaf from a Gradual, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, early 14th...

Leaf from an early Gradual with a decorated initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Bologna, or perhaps Tuscany), early fourteenth century] Single large leaf, with an initial 'E' (in error, opening "[C]lamaverunt ad te domine ...", an Introit for the Feast of SS. Philippus and

Lot #: 119

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Leaf from a Gradual, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, early 14th...

Leaf from an early Gradual with a decorated initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Bologna, or perhaps Tuscany), early fourteenth century] Single large leaf, with an initial 'G' (opening "Gloria laus et honor ...", a hymn sung on Palm Sunday), in blue heightened with hairline

Lot #: 120

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Leaf from an opulently illuminated Book of Hours, in Latin, on parchment...

Leaf from an opulently illuminated Book of Hours , in Latin, on parchment [France (Paris), c. 1430] Single leaf, with single column of 16 lines in an excellent late gothic bookhand, late medieval single-word correction in margin, single catchword touched with yellow wash in lower decorated border of

Lot #: 121

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Cuttings from the Choirbook of King Manuel I of Portugal, manuscript on...

Four cuttings from the Choirbook of King Manuel I of Portugal, from the border of an illuminated manuscript on parchment [Portugal (probably Lisbon), c. 1520] Four rectangular cuttings from the border of a large manuscript leaf, three with panels of portly strawberries, realistic stylised

Lot #: 122

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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The Trinity, leaf from manuscript choirbook [southern Germany, 2nd quarter...

The Trinity, in a historiated initial on a leaf, from an illuminated manuscript choirbook in Latin [southern Germany (probably Bavaria, perhaps Donau-Ries), second quarter of the sixteenth century] Single large leaf, with a large historiated initial 'B' (opening "Benedicat nos deus, deus noster

Lot #: 123

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Nicolas Glockendon, Beheading of John the Baptist, manuscript on parchment...

Nicolas Glockendon, The Beheading of St. John the Baptist and the Feast of Herod, miniature from a grand biblical text, signed by the artist, from an illuminated manuscript on parchment [southern Germany (Nuremberg), c. 1520-30] Rectangular cutting with a miniature , by Nikolaus Glockendon in two

Lot #: 124

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Presentation in the Temple, fine Renaissance miniature on parchment [Rome...

The Presentation in the Temple, finely executed High Renaissance miniature on parchment, perhaps always a free standing devotional image [Rome, last quarter of sixteenth century (perhaps soon after 1570)] Large rectangular sheet, finely painted with scene of Mary and Joseph presenting the Christ

Lot #: 125

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Charter in Spanish, signed in Arabic, manuscript document on parchment...

Charter recording the transfer of rights to vineyards in central Spain, in medieval Spanish and signed by Muslim parties in Arabic, manuscript document on parchment [Central Spain (perhaps Toledo or Segovia), dated October 1312] Long and thin sheet of parchment, used upright to record a lengthy land

Lot #: 126

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Fragment of a 'Rente Boec' for Viane, manuscript on paper [East Flanders...

Fragment of a seigneurial 'Rente Boec' for Viane, East Flanders, in Flemish, two bifolia on paper and the parchment front cover of the volume, from an ornate calligraphic manuscript [East Flanders (Viane), late fifteenth century (probably dated 1473)] Four leaves (foliated in sixteenth-century as 85

Lot #: 127

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Concord of Gui IV de Mostuejouls, the lord of Pinet, manuscript scroll on...

Final concord following disputes between Gui IV - de Mostuejouls, the lord of Pinet, and the inhabitants of his castle de Mostuejouls, the lord of Pinet, and the inhabitants of his castle, in Latin, vast manuscript scroll on parchment [southern France (Rouergue, in Aveyron), dated 7 January 1507/08

Lot #: 128

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Confraternity of St.Nicholas de Tolentino, in Spanish, manuscript on...

Statutes of the Confraternity of St. Nicholas de Tolentino, in medieval Spanish, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Spain (probably Zaragosa or vicinity), sixteenth century] 13 leaves, single gathering of 12 leaves, followed by a singleton to complete text, complete, single column of 20 lines in a

Lot #: 129

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020

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Collection of leaves from Armenian manuscripts, all on paper [Armenia, 14th...

Collection of leaves from Armenian Biblical and liturgical manuscripts, all on paper [Armenia, fourteenth to seventeenth century] Four leaves: (a) single large leaf from a Biblical codex, with double column of 35 lines of erkatgir, capitals opening each major section, torn and darkened at edges

Lot #: 130

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 8 Jul 2020