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was auctioned on: 24 June 2003
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BIBLE, in Latin [Biblia Latina] Incipit

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Estimate: £0
Price realised:  £6,572
ca. US$10,915
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BIBLE, in Latin [Biblia Latina] Incipit epl'a sancti Hieronymi, 459 leaves (of 460, lacks blank ai), 52 lines and head-line, double-column, opening 13-line initial illuminated in mauve, blue and green on a burnished gold ground, with marginal column in blue terminating at bottom in ornament of green, mauve and burnished gold, and at the top with ending in a twisting stem in green with burnished gold buds, finished with a blue flower, the lower margin with an armorial shield enclosing a palmette on a gold background, within a frame of stems in mauve, blue, and gold dots; 16-line initial on a4v in mauve, green and blue on a burnished gold background, with a central column in blue terminating at head and bottom in foliate spray in mauves, greens and blues, and gold dots (upper margin shaved, loss of one gold dot); 56 5-line illuminated initials in burnished gold on blue, mauve and green backgrounds, heighlighted in white; 3-line initials in alternate red and blue with pen extensions, yellow capital strokes, several ink annotations in margins, upper margin of aiiv strengthened with small loss to upper fore-corner, foremargin of ax(v) strengthened, light dampstaining in upper margins, later tree calf, red and morocco gilt lettering labels on spine, some scuffing, preserved in eighteenth-century slipcase [Goff B-570; Hain *3080], 4to (208 by 140mm.), [Venice, Octavianus Scotus, 31 May, 1480] Verkaufsraum-Bekanntmachungen TCU

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Printed Books, Maps & Manuscripts
Date of the auction: 24 Jun 2003 - 25 Jun 2003
Address: Bonhams London
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