Books, Autographs, Manuscripts

Book of Hours with original illuminated miniatures

Horae, use of Rome, in Latin and French. Paris: Guillaume Anabat for Gilles and Germain Hardouin, [not before 1505; almanac for 1500-1520]. A rare Book of Hours, known in only two other copies, this copy with original illuminated miniatures replacing the printed ones. The luxurious nature of these personal prayer books was often enhanced by being printed on vellum and with their metalcut...

Price: £8,000 - £12,000
ca. US$10,123 - US$15,185

Date: 30 Jul 2020

LIVRE D'HEURES À L'USAGE DE TOURS France,...

LIVRE D'HEURES À L'USAGE DE TOURS France, Angers ou Tours, c. 1460 Manuscrit enluminé sur parchemin, en latin et en français, 141 ff. In-8, veau glacé olive, décor doré à la fanfare sur les plats, dos à 5 nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, doublure et gardes de papier marbré, roulette à froid sur les coupes, tranches dorées (reliure pastiche). Dimensions: 110 x 160 mm. Manuscrit orné de 8 grandes...

Price: €150,000 - €200,000
ca. US$168,675 - US$224,900

Date: 17 Jul 2020

First edition of Hawking’s analysis of the cosmological principle

C.B. Collins and Stephen Hawking (1942-2018). ‘Why is the Universe Isotropic?’ Offprint from: The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 239, No. 2, Part 1, pp.317-334. [Chicago: University of Chicago Press for the American Astronomical Society,] 1973. First separate edition of Hawking’s analysis of the cosmological principle. The paper argues that it is extremely unlikely that a universe which started in an...

Price: £1,500 - £2,500
ca. US$1,874 - US$3,124

Date: 24 Jun 2020 - 16 Jul 2020

Circle of the Master of the Apocalypse of Aymar de Poitiers

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in French and Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [southeastern France, final quarter 15th century] A charming Book of Hours with early Toulouse provenance illuminated by a refined artist associated with the Master of the Apocalypse of Aymar de Poitiers. 182 x 123mm. iii + 148 + iv, complete, 21 lines, ruled space: 120 x 63mm, 5 large miniatures within full borders...

Price: £8,000 - £12,000
ca. US$10,123 - US$15,185

Date: 30 Jul 2020

PAINE, THOMAS | Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America... A...

PAINE, THOMASCommon Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America... A New Edition, with Several Additions in the Body of The Work. To Which is Added an Appendix; Together with an Address to the People Called Quakers. N. B. The New Edition Here Given Increases the Work Upwards of One Third. Philadelphia: W. and T. Bradford, [1776] 8vo (7 7/8 x 4 5/8 in.; 197 x 118 mm). [4], 46 pp. Bound with...

Price: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 6 Jul 2020 - 21 Jul 2020

Workshop of the Master of the Rouen Echevinage

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Rouen, c.1465] A delightful Book of Hours illuminated in the workshop of the Master of the Rouen Echevinage. 175 x 130mm. i + 116 + i leaves, complete, sporadic modern foliation in pencil, catchwords survive, 13 lines, ruled space: 100 x 72mm. 6 large miniatures within full borders, illuminated initials throughout...

Price: £15,000 - £25,000
ca. US$18,981 - US$31,636

Date: 30 Jul 2020

Workshop of Willem Vrelant (act. Bruges c.1454 onwards)

THE SKEVINGTON HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Bruges, third quarter of the 15th century] A Bruges export Book of Hours whose first English owner may be identifiable as Thomas Skevington, bishop of Bangor (d.1533), featuring a notably inventive and full programme of illumination associable with the workshop of Willem Vrelant. 109 x 76mm. 243 + iv, bound too tightly...

Price: £40,000 - £60,000
ca. US$50,618 - US$75,927

Date: 30 Jul 2020

Follower of Perrin Remiet

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Paris, c.1410-c.1420] An early-15th century Parisian Book of Hours, painted by an illuminator who adopts the distinctive, linear style of Perrin Remiet, favourite of the court of Charles VI. 176 x 120mm. i + 130 + i leaves, lacking one miniature leaf, catchwords survive, gatherings numbered in modern pencil, 16...

Price: £25,000 - £30,000
ca. US$31,636 - US$37,963

Date: 30 Jul 2020

DICKENS, CHARLES | The Adventures of Oliver Twist ... a new edition...

DICKENS, CHARLESThe Adventures of Oliver Twist ... a new edition. London: Bradbury and Evans, January – October 1846 10 parts, 8vo (8 13/16 x 5 5/16 in.; 224 x 135 mm). 24 etched plates by George Cruikshank, retouched by J. Findlay; some light browning to plates in parts 4, 9 and 10, lacking advertisement leaf in part 10. Original blue-green pictorial wrappers after Cruikshank; parts 5, 8, and 9...

Price: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 6 Jul 2020 - 21 Jul 2020

Bible, Gospels in Arabic and Latin (1591)

BIBLE, GOSPELS, in Arabic and Latin. [Evangelium sanctum, Arabic text edited by Giovanni Battista Raimondi, Latin translation by ?Antonius Sionita]. Rome: Typographia Medicea Orientale, 1591. First edition of the Gospels in Arabic and Latin - a large and unsophisticated copy of a landmark cultural encounter. The Evangelium sanctum printed in Arabic only, 1591, was the first book published by the...

Price: £4,000 - £7,000
ca. US$5,061 - US$8,858

Date: 30 Jul 2020