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Auction: Western Manuscripts & Miniatures
was auctioned on: 2 July 2013
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LARGE COLLECTION OF LEAVES AND FRAGMENTS FROM MANUSCRIPTS, IN LATIN, FRENCH...

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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$4,552 - US$7,587
Price realised:  £5,625
ca. US$8,536
Lot number 5, Views: 38

Large collection of leaves and fragments from manuscripts, in Latin, French and Italian, on vellum and paper [early twelfth to sixteenth century] 106 leaves and fragments: (a) cutting from a service book, with directions for oblates, 133mm. by 97mm., red rubrics in ornamental capitals, remains of 8 lines in a fine late Carolingian hand with pronounced ct-ligature, verso scuffed and mostly illegible, Italy, early twelfth century; (b) eleven complete or near-complete leaves from liturgical or Biblical books on vellum, fourteenth or fifteenth-century and predominately German, several recovered from late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century account books, some from Rödelheim, Frankfurt am Main (one with additions dated 1603); plus another 4 fragments of similar leaves on vellum and one on paper; (c) five leaves (including the remains of a bifolium) and 3 large cuttings from a Vitae Sanctorum in semi-humanistic script on paper, a paper liturgical volume, and legal treatises on paper and vellum, all fifteenth-century; and (d) eighty-one leaves or fragments of documents on paper and one on vellum, in Latin, French and Italian, fifteenth to sixteenth century; all recovered from bindings and hence somewhat defective

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Western Manuscripts & Miniatures
Date of the auction: 2 Jul 2013
Address: Sotheby's
London