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Auction: Western Manuscripts and Miniatures
was auctioned on: 7 December 2010
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Petrus Riga, Aurora, a summary of the Bible in Latin verse, decorated manuscript on vellum [Italy or southern France, first half of thirteenth century (probably pre-1230)]

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Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000
ca. US$31,176 - US$46,764
Price realised:  £91,250
ca. US$142,241
Lot number 18, Views: 18

Petrus Riga, Aurora, a summary of the Bible in Latin verse, decorated manuscript on vellum [Italy or southern France, first half of thirteenth century (probably pre-1230)] 131 leaves (plus three medieval endleaves), 233mm. by 142mm., complete, collation: i-vi8, vii6, viii8, ix3 (iv cancelled and most probably blank), x10, xi-xvii8, single column, 48-51 lines in two early gothic hands (change of scribe on fol.66r), rubrics and significant sections in red, 3- and 4-line initials in red or blue with contrasting penwork, elaborate penwork dragon in blue and red and a tongue terminating in sprays of foliage (fol.1r), occasional medieval dry-point glossing, some original repairs to a number of leaves and some areas of discolouration, area of erasure on last leaf causing small hole with loss of a few letters from text, else in good condition with wide and clean margins, nineteenth-century armorial brown leather over pasteboards (see below) by T. Gough

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Western Manuscripts and Miniatures
Date of the auction: 7 Dec 2010
Address: Sotheby's
London