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Auction Description for Sotheby's: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts (71 Lots)

by Sotheby's


71 lots with images

December 6, 2016

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London, United Kingdom

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ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST VENERATED BY A KNEELING FIGURE, HISTORIATED INITIAL ON A LEAF FROM A GRADUAL, IN LATIN [ITALY, UMBRIA OR SOUTHERN ITALY, C.1270–80] |

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Description: single leaf, c.480x337mm, vellum, with a historiated initial ‘I' (opening ‘In medio ecclesie ...'), 7 lines of text and music on four-line red staves (rastrum c.29mm), old pagination in brown ink ‘12' and ‘13' in upper corner, slightly rubbed with pigment loss and monastic figure smudged, stained towards edges, small hole in lower margin

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THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHRIST AND THE PROPHET JEREMIAH, TWO HISTORIATED INITIALS ON A LEAF FROM A MISSAL, IN LATIN<BR /><BR /> <BR /><BR /> <BR /><BR />  [ITALY, UMBRIA (PERHAPS PERUGIA), C.1280] |

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Description: single leaf, c.360x244mm, vellum, with a historiated initial ‘N’ (opening the introit ‘Nos autem gloriari oportet in cruce ...’) followed by another historiated initial ‘I’, 2 columns, 25 lines (c.220x63-16-62mm), three illuminated initials on the reverse, slight fading of text, very light marginal spotting, a few small holes

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ST ANDREW, HISTORIATED INITIAL ON A LEAF FROM A MISSAL, IN LATIN [ITALY, UMBRIA, C.1320-30] |

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Description: single leaf, c.355x245mm, vellum, with a historiated initial 'Q' and three-sided foliate border, 2 columns, 26 lines (c.230x75-20-75mm), the first leaf of the Sanctorale, with rubric and feast of the vigil of St Andrew, and St Saturninus (both 29 Nov.), somewhat water-stained and cockled, extremities of the border cropped at the left edge, the face of St Andrew abraded

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MARTYRDOM OF A SAINT, HISTORIATED INITIAL FROM A CHOIRBOOK, IN LATIN [ITALY, UMBRIA, C.1300] |

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Description: cutting, c.155x135mm, vellum, historiated initial ‘A’ (opening ‘Absterget deus omnem lacrimam ab oculis sanctorum ...’, for the first response of the first nocturn for the feast of Several Martyrs), reverse with part of two lines of text and music on four-line red staves (rastrum c.32mm), loss to gold leaf, silver oxidised, rubbed, cut to shape

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ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, HISTORIATED INITIAL FROM AN ANTIPHONARY, IN LATIN [ITALY (NAPLES), C.1320] |

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Description: large cutting, c.305x75mm, vellum, historiated initial 'I', with small traces of text, neumes, and four-line red staves (rastrum c.48mm), rather smudged and slightly creased, but an imposing and monumental image, laid down on old paper and mounted

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KING DAVID LOOKING UP TO HEAVEN, HISTORIATED INITIAL FROM AN ANTIPHONARY, IN LATIN [ITALY (CREMONA), C.1480-90] |

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Description: cutting, c.85x80mm, vellum, historiated initial 'G' by BALDASSARE COLDIRADI OF CREMONA, reverse with part of 2 lines of text of Psalm 143:5 ('[Domine inclina caelos] tuos et [descende tange mon]tes et fumi[gabunt]'), gold slightly rubbed, cut to shape, mounted on velvet

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THE DORMITION OF THE VIRGIN, BORDER MINIATURE PROBABLY FROM A LARGE CHOIRBOOK [ITALY (VERONA), C.1490-1500] |

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Description: cutting, c.85–100x390mm, vellum, large page-wide illumination probably cut from the lower margin of a Choirbook illuminated by FRANCESCO or GIROLAMO DAI LIBRI, reverse apparently blank, laid down on modern vellum, c.10–15mm strip at top and slim frame around four sides added later, slightly rubbed

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ALL SAINTS, HISTORIATED INITIAL FROM A CHOIRBOOK, IN LATIN [ITALY (VERONA), C.1510-20] |

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Description: cutting, c.80x75mm, vellum, historiated initial ‘C’ by GIROLAMO DAI LIBRI, gold leaf slightly rubbed, cut to shape, laid down on blue velvet, framed

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A BISHOP SAINT, HISTORIATED INITIAL FROM A CHOIRBOOK, IN LATIN [ITALY (PAVIA), C.1500] |

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Description: cutting, c.85x90mm, vellum, historiated initial ‘S’ by the MASTER OF THE GRADUALS OF SAN SALVATORE IN PAVIA, reverse with part of one line of text and music on a four-line red stave (rastrum c.42mm), slight cracking and some rubbing to the gold leaf, cut to shape, framed 

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VENUS IN HER CHARIOT OVER A VIEW OF ROME, FULL-PAGE MINIATURE [ITALY, C.1540] |

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Description: single leaf, c.240x165mm, vellum, miniature on recto with gutter fold to left, verso blank, small holes and darkened towards the edges not affecting the miniature, in a 19th-century gilt frame

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A SACRIFICE, FULL-PAGE MINIATURE [ITALY, C.1540] |

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Description: single leaf, c.237x165mm, vellum, miniature on verso with gutter fold to right, recto blank, small holes and darkened towards the edges, in a 19th-century gilt frame

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THE ANNUNCIATION TO THE VIRGIN, HISTORIATED INITIAL FROM A CHOIRBOOK, IN LATIN [SOUTHERN NETHERLANDS (GHENT OR BRUGES)], DATED 1471 |

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Description: cutting, c.86x95mm, vellum, historiated initial ‘A’ by a FOLLOWER OF THE MASTERS OF THE GOLD SCROLLS, reverse with part of 2 lines of text and music on four-line red staves (rastrum c.15mm), small pigment loss, cut to shape, framed

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THE RAISING OF LAZARUS, MINIATURE FROM A BOOK OF HOURS [SOUTHERN NETHERLANDS (BRUGES), C.1480-90] |

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Description: cutting, c.98x68mm, vellum, miniature probably for the beginning of the Office of the Dead by the MASTER OF EDWARD IV, the reverse blank except for pencil inscriptions, trimmed to edges, slightly smudged along the left edge, framed

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ST DOMINIC, LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL FROM A CHOIRBOOK, IN LATIN [AUSTRIA (TYROL?), C.1430-50] |

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Description: cutting, c.145x155mm, vellum, historiated initial 'P', reverse with part of 3 lines of text and music on four-line red staves (rastrum 24mm), descender of letter trimmed, framed

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SAINTS ELIZABETH, MARGARET, AND KATHERINE, HISTORIATED INITIAL CUT FROM AN ANTIPHONARY, IN LATIN [SOUTHERN GERMANY OR AUSTRIA (PERHAPS SALZBURG), C.1460-90] |

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Description: cutting, c.94x87mm, vellum, historiated initial ‘A’, reverse with part of 3 lines of text and music in Hufnagelschrift on five-line staves (rastrum c.17mm), gold very slightly rubbed, cut to shape, framed

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GNADENSTUHL TRINITY, HISTORIATED INITIAL FROM AN ANTIPHONARY, IN LATIN [SOUTHERN GERMANY, LATE 15TH CENTURY] |

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Description: cutting, c.81x85mm, vellum, historiated initial ‘G’, doubtless the Vespers antiphon for the feast of the Trinity, ‘Gloria tibi trinitas equalis ...’, the reverse with part of 2 lines of text and music on four-line red staves (rastrum c.20mm), including part of the following Trinity antiphon ‘[Laus deo patri patriloque prole et tibi] sancte studio per[enni spiritus nostro resonet] ab ore omne per [aevum]’, slightly rubbed, small pigment loss to blue ground

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THE PENTECOST, HISTORIATED INITIAL FROM AN ANTIPHONARY, IN LATIN [SOUTHERN GERMANY, LATE 15TH CENTURY] |

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Description: cutting, c.78x74mm, vellum, historiated initial ‘S’, probably from a Pentecost antiphon such as ‘Spiritus domini replevit ...’, the reverse with part of one word ‘[...]pulus’, and music on a five-line red stave (rastrum c.25mm), slightly rubbed, lead white partly oxidised

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CAIN KILLING ABEL, MINIATURE STUCK TO A CUTTING FROM A BIBLE HISTORIALE, IN FRENCH [FRANCE (PARIS), EARLY 14TH CENTURY] |

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Description: cutting, c.120x100mm, vellum, to which is stuck a miniature c.80x75mm by the MONTBASTONS, the reverse with 21 lines of text (c.100x75mm) and the purple ink stamp ‘Coll.Forrer’ (Lugt, no.941a), framed

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A PILGRIM APPEALING TO A BISHOP AFTER RETURNING HOME TO FIND THAT HIS WIFE, BELIEVING HIM DEAD, HAS REMARRIED, A MINIATURE ON A LEAF FROM A DECRETUM GRATIANI, IN LATIN<BR /><BR /> <BR /><BR />  [FRANCE (TOULOUSE), C.1320] |

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Description: single leaf, c.435x290mm, vellum, with a large miniature and a large initial, extending into a partial border, 2 columns, 47 lines (c.245x80-20-80mm) with variable amounts of gloss on three sides, two marginal tears repaired with vellum, one marginal crease, slight water-staining and minor offsetting from a facing page

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FIVE SHEETS OF A HUGE ROLL OF A TRANSLATION OF PETER OF POITERS, COMPENDIUM HISTORIAE IN GENEALOGIA CHRISTI, IN FRENCH [FRANCE (PARIS), C.1400-10] |

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Description: 5 large sheets, each c.635–715 x 565–600mm, vellum, imperfect at beginning and end, 12 ILLUMINATIONS (mostly in roundels), some additional roundels left unfinished, largely stained with traces of water damage, some tearing at edges with no loss of text or illustration

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CHRIST AS MAN OF SORROWS SURROUNDED BY THE INSTRUMENTS OF THE PASSION AND VENERATED BY A BISHOP, MINIATURE ON A LEAF FROM A BOOK OF HOURS, IN LATIN [FRANCE (PARIS), C.1420] |

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Description: single leaf, c.161x113mm, vellum, with a miniature for the Passion of Christ according to St John by the MASTER OF HARVARD HANNIBAL, 15 lines (c.92x61mm), the verso with single border in outer margin, slight water damage with retouching to blue background, not affecting the figures

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ST MATTHEW WRITING, FULL-PAGE MINIATURE ON A LEAF FROM A BOOK OF HOURS, IN LATIN [FRANCE (BOURGES), C.1475) |

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Description: single leaf, c.152x105mm, vellum, with a miniature for the Gospel extract of Matthew by JEAN COLOMBE, including a three-line initial in gold camaïeu d’or containing a bust-figure of a king, recto with 15 lines of text (c.108x70mm), slight rubbing

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ST MICHAEL WEIGHING SOULS, MINIATURE ON A LEAF FROM A BOOK OF HOURS, IN LATIN [FRANCE (CHÂLONS?), C.1480] |

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Description: single leaf, c.145x100mm, vellum, with a miniature for the suffrage of St Michael, 14 lines (c.65×53mm), recto with a two-line initial including a man's head and a partial border, f.29 in the parent manuscript, slightly rubbed, cropped close to the outer border  

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PRESENTATION IN THE TEMPLE, MINIATURE ON A LEAF FROM A BOOK OF HOURS, IN LATIN [FRANCE (PARIS), C.1510-20] |

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Description: single leaf, c.185x120mm, vellum, with a miniature for Vespers in the Hours of the Virgin by the WORKSHOP OF JEAN COENE, verso with 29 lines (125x70mm), many small illuminated initials, line-fillers and a panel border, foliation in modern pencil ‘40’, small pigment losses, traces of previous tape at lower edge

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DAVID KNEELING IN PRAYER BEFORE GOD, NEAR THE BODY OF SAUL, THE TWO ARMIES OF THE BATTLE OF GILBOA IN THE BACKGROUND, HISTORIATED INITIAL ON A LEAF FROM A VAST FERIAL PSALTER, IN LATIN [FRANCE (PROBABLY ROUEN), C.1490] |

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Description: single leaf, c.640x440mm, vellum, with a historiated initial ‘D’ and a partial floral border including the letters ‘V’, ‘F’ and ‘E’ joined by a tasselled cord, 2 columns, 27 lines (c.510×290mm), one-line titulus in gold, illuminated two-line initials and line-fillers, several including the symbols of St James, the scallop-shell (coquille St-Jacques) and pilgrim’s staff, Pss.36:28–37:12, old foliation ‘31’, slightly darkened around the edges

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A DOMINICAN KNEELING BEFORE CHRIST AS THE MAN OF SORROWS, SURROUNDED BY THE INSTRUMENTS OF THE PASSION, HISTORIATED INITIAL ON A LEAF FROM A VAST FERIAL PSALTER, IN LATIN [FRANCE (PROBABLY ROUEN), C.1490] |

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Description: single leaf, c.640x440mm, vellum, with a historiated initial `E’ and a partial floral border including the letters ‘V’, ‘F’ and ‘E’ joined by a tasselled cord, 2 columns, 27 lines (c.510×290mm), one-line titulus in gold, illuminated two-line initials and line-fillers, several including the symbols of St James, the scallop-shell (coquille St-Jacques) and pilgrim’s staff, Pss.38:9–39:13, old foliation ‘34’, slightly darkened around the edges  

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MAGNA CARTA AND OTHER STATUTES OF THE REALM, IN LATIN AND LAW FRENCH [ENGLAND, EARLY 14TH CENTURY; AFTER 1305 AND PROBABLY BEFORE 1327] |

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Description: c.90x60mm, vellum, iv(paper)+ii+204+iv+iv(paper) leaves, collation: i6, ii–xxv8, xxvi8-2 (last two missing, else complete), catchwords and quire signatures, 17 lines (c.57x35mm), one red penwork initial, spaces left for others, running headings somewhat cropped, worn and dirty, f.86 torn, the outer margin of f.174 excised, with 18th(?)-century endpapers, disbound but with vestiges of sewing

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THE BUTE BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF SARUM, IN LATIN AND MIDDLE ENGLISH [ENGLAND (PERHAPS LONDON OR WINDSOR), C.1500-20] |

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Description: c.228x159mm, vellum, ii(paper)+i(vellum)+242+ii(vellum)+i(paper) leaves, the paper end leaves including watermarks with two heads of fools and the letters 'NI' (not in Briquet; close to versions illustrated in Ash and Fletcher’s Watermarks in Rembrandt’s prints, 1998, pp.112, 117, from source documents dated 1659), modern foliation running from 1 to 236, not including the Calendar, but followed here, lacking two leaves after f.54 with miniature of Thomas Becket, probably cancelled in the 16th century after his cult was suppressed in 1538, collation: i8-1 (first flyleaf cancelled), ii6+1 (miniature on blank leaf inserted), iii6, iv8, v4+1 (miniature on blank leaf inserted), vi-viii8, ix8-2 (wanting v-vi), x-xx8, xxi6, xxii-xxvi8, xxvii6, xxviii-xxix8, xxx10, xxxi6, xxxii8, some alphabetical signatures, some catchwords from quire 19, 16 lines (108x178mm), opening words of every prayer in double-sized blue capitals, 43 FULL-PAGE MINIATURES IN ELABORATE FRAMES OR WITH FULL DECORATED OR HISTORIATED BORDERS on versos, and 43 LARGE DECORATED OR INHABITED INITIALS AND FULL DECORATED OR HISTORIATED BORDERS on facing rectos, 10 LARGE MINIATURES with partial decorated borders, 1 HALF-PAGE MINIATURE with partial decorated borders, 1 SMALL MINIATURE, 2 HISTORIATED INITIALS, 2 LARGE DECORATED INITIALS AND FULL DECORATED BORDERS (ff.7r, 161v), two- to four-line illuminated initials with foliate sprays, flourished one-line initials and line-fillers, in fine condition with very wide margins, vellum occasionally stained, some miniatures with small pigment losses, first paper flyleaf loose, probably 17th-century red velvet over pasteboards including a French printed text, perhaps indicated that the volume was rebound in France, marbled pastedowns, slightly worn, in a fitted case

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BREVIARY, USE OF AUTUN, IN LATIN [FRANCE (PERHAPS AUTUN), C.1480] |

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Description: c.190x135mm, vellum, v+463+v leaves, bound too tightly to allow confident collation, but lacking most of the leaves with historiated initials, 2 columns, 31 lines (c.117x83mm), 2 HISTORIATED INITIALS, AND HUNDREDS OF ILLUMINATED INITIALS WITH PARTIAL BORDERS THROUGHOUT, ff.175 and 380 torn, ORIGINAL BLIND-STAMPED BROWN LEATHER BINDING, with concentric rectangles made up of small square stamps (Paschal lamb, unicorn, lion, etc.), the joints renewed, the clasps missing

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BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF SAINTES, IN LATIN [FRANCE (PARIS), C.1470-80] |

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Description: c.95x65mm, vellum, 190 leaves, lacking 5 leaves with miniatures and a few text leaves, collation: i12, ii-iii8, iv2, v8, vi8-1 (wanting vi), vii-ix8, x8-2 (wanting i and vi), xi8-1 (wanting iii), xii8, xiii10-3 (wanting ii-iii and vii), xiv-xvi8, xvii8-1 (wanting i), xviii8-1 (wanting i), xix-xxiv8, xxv8-1 (wanting viii), 16 lines (52x32mm), 5 LARGE MINIATURES with full borders by MAÎTRE FRANÇOIS (perhaps François Le Barbier, documented in Paris 1455-72), 3 large initials with three-quarter borders, ALL TEXT PAGES WITH TWO-LINE INITIALS WITH PANEL BORDERS, generally some wear, first Calendar leaf considerably rubbed, last two leaves affected by slight water damage, miniatures in fresh condition, bound in 17th-century French olive-brown morocco, marbled endleaves, gilt edges

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BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROUEN, IN LATIN AND FRENCH [FRANCE (PARIS), C.1430] |

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Description: c.180x125mm, vellum, i+121 leaves, mainly in quires of 8, but with five bifolia and five single leaves missing, catchwords, 14 lines (c.95x70mm), ONE MEDIEVAL (and one modern) MINIATURE with full borders by the HARVARD HANNIBAL MASTER and 2 VERY FINE HISTORIATED INITIALS with full borders by the BOUCICAUT MASTER, five large illuminated initials with four-sided borders, and many small ones, EVERY TEXT PAGE WITH AN ILLUMINATED BORDER, some borders slightly cropped, thumbed, preserving medieval sewing, bound in pale brown velvet

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THE HURAULT HOURS, USE OF ROME, IN LATIN AND FRENCH [FRANCE (PARIS) C.1510–20] |

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Description: c.155x100mm, vellum, i-iv(iii-iv old vellum)+116 (including ff.17 and 100 twice)+iv (old vellum as ff.115, 116) leaves, two blanks now foliated as ff.17b and 100b, lacking 4 leaves with miniatures, leaf after f.70 misbound as f.76, 24 lines (c.125x75mm), 11 LARGE MINIATURES within full-page Renaissance frames, 16 SMALL MINIATURES, 1 HISTORIATED INITIAL, by the MASTER OF PHILIPPA OF GUELDERS, contemporary but slightly later ONE HALF-PAGE MINIATURE WITH COAT OF ARMS (f.10v), many illuminated initials and line-fillers in black and gold, added prayers at front and back in 16th- and 17th-century hands, some water damage to first two Calendar leaves, painted borders cropped throughout, miniatures in fresh condition with only occasionally small pigment losses, 19th-century French vellum binding with gilt fillets and title ‘Heures / Manuscrit / du / XV. Siecle.’, blue endpapers, gilt edges

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BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME, IN LATIN [ITALY (PERHAPS FERRARA), C.1480] |

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Description: c.105x75mm, vellum, ix(paper)+167+viii(paper), COMPLETE, collation: i12, ii-xvi10, xvii10-5 (last 5 cancelled), vertical catchwords, 15 lines (c.60x40mm), 6 HISTORIATED INITIALS with full borders, 7 seven-line initials with borders at Lauds, Prime, etc., similar but smaller initials at lesser divisions, two- and one-line initials throughout, many with VERY FINE PENWORK BIRDS AND FANTASTIC CREATURES, some wear and a few extremities of decoration cropped, 15th- or 16th-century brown leather binding with three corner-pieces and one clasp-fitting extant, worn and somewhat defective, the top edge of the textblock inscribed ‘158’

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ANONYMOUS, I FATTI DI CESARE, IN ITALIAN [ITALY, 14TH CENTURY] |

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Description: c.290x220mm, paper, i+99+i (flyleaves medieval parchment), watermark in the form of a crossbow (similar to Briquet nos.714–715), f.3 lost at an early date and replaced with a blank, otherwise apparently complete, foliated in ink 1–2, 4–99, based on catchwords originally in quires of 10 leaves, with catchwords on ff.9v, 19v, etc. to 89v, but medieval rebinding in quires of 12: i-vii12, viii12+2-1 (bifolium added after f.97, leaf cancelled after f.99), blind-ruled, 32 lines (c.210x150mm), red initials, numerous leaves stained, torn, or wormed, very rarely affecting the legibility of the text, often with old repairs, some quires loose, UNRESTORED MEDIEVAL BINDING, sewn on three slit alum-tawed thongs and sewn into wood boards covered with brown leather, blind-tooled and with metal bosses in each corner, the clasp catch-plates with the IHS monogram of Bernardino of Siena and a gothic letter ‘S’, defective, wormed, loose

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NOTED OFFICE OF THE DEAD, USE OF ROME, IN LATIN [ITALY, LATE 15TH OR EARLY 16TH CENTURY] |

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Description: c.320x245, vellum, ii+40+i, COMPLETE, collation i-v8, but the outermost bifolium of quire iii reversed, 2 LARGE HISTORIATED INITIALS, each with a full border incorporating heraldic arms (gules, a lion rampant argent, a chief or), very rubbed, penwork initials throughout, bound in modern plain vellum

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PASSION CHOIRBOOK FOR HOLY WEEK, IN LATIN [SPAIN OR MAJORCA, 16TH(?) CENTURY] |

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Description: c.345x245mm, vellum, 64+ii leaves, last blank, COMPLETE, 7 lines of text and music on five-line red staves (rastrum 27mm), calligraphic initials throughout, bound in blind-stamped brown leather over pasteboards  

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BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF ROME, IN LATIN AND CATALAN [NORTHERN SPAIN, C.1450] |
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HOROLOGION AND MENOLOGION, IN GREEK [EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN], DATED 1528 |

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Description: c.100x70mm, paper, iii+358(last blank)+i leaves, COMPLETE, in 46 quires mostly of 8 leaves, except xvi10, xxv6, xxviii-xxix4, xlvi6, 17 lines (c.45x70mm), small initials in red, slightly stained throughout, EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY DARK RED MOROCCO PROFUSELY GILT over wooden boards, upper cover stamped with oval plaque of the Crucifixion, corner-pieces with the symbols of the Evangelists, lower cover stamped with God enthroned wearing a Greek mitre with saints either side, corner-pieces of cherubim, metal clasps and catches, string bookmark attached to metal ring sewn on spine, edges gilt and gauffered, worn, gilt tooling oxisdised on spine and lower cover

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LITURGY OF ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, IN GREEK [EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, LATE 17TH CENTURY] |

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Description: c.157x110mm, paper, i+44+i leaves, ends imperfect, with ONE HEADPIECE and LARGE DECORATED INITIALS, 13 lines (c.95x65mm), very slight spotting, late 17th-century red morocco gilt over wooden boards, the Annunciation in the centre of the upper cover, the arms of the Russian order of St Andrew on the lower, spine slightly cracked, two clasps and catches, red edges

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GREGORY OF NYSSA, COMMENTARY ON THE PROVERBS OF SOLOMON WITH AN ABRIDGED COMMENTARY ON THE BOOKS OF CREATION AND ON NATURE, IN ARMENIAN<BR /><BR />  [SYRIA, C.1750-1800] |

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Description: c.187x130mm, paper, i(vellum)+243+ii(vellum) leaves, 21 quires alternating 10 and 14 leaves, except quire xii also 10 leaves and last quire xxi4+1, 2 columns, each 31 lines, in a neat small bolorgir hand, black and red ink, 3 HEADPIECES WITH INITIALS FORMED OF BIRDS AND MARGINAL DECORATION, outer edges affected by water damage, some margins repaired, contemporary binding of tan calf over boards blindstamped with rectangular and diagonal double fillets, a half-length flap, with silver gilt rosette studs and their rings, missing the ties

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A ROMANESQUE WHITE-VINE INITIAL WITH A BITING BIRD PERCHED NEXT TO IT, ON A FRAGMENT OF BEDE’S HOMILIAE IN EVANGELIUM, IN LATIN [ITALY, TUSCANY, C.1150] |

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Description: cutting, c.200x150mm, vellum, with a zoomorphic initial 'Q', blind-ruled, 22 lines occupy c.185x108mm, stained, the lower part of the page with a cutting from the same leaf, covering an area of dirt and damage, in a modern cloth binding with a black leather title piece lettered in gilt  

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LIVES OF SAINTS, IN LATIN [ITALY, 12TH CENTURY] |

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Description: eight leaves, each c.450x270mm, vellum, 2 columns, each preserving 39 lines, decorated with a large foliate initial (the colours perhaps repainted), the reverse of each leaf erased, in a 19th-century binding with marbled papers over boards

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EARLY MUSIC IN DIASTEMATIC NEUMES  [ITALY, EARLY 12TH CENTURY] |

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Description: bifolium, c.260x345mm, vellum, blind-ruled to guide the text and the mid-height of the neumes, cropped on all four sides, with loss of some text and music, one page very darkened, with creases, holes, and other damage due to re-use as a book-cover

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FOUR FRAGMENTS OF MANUSCRIPTS, IN LATIN [ITALY AND FRANCE, C.1200 TO 15TH CENTURY] |

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Description: four fragments, vellum, (a) c.235x150mm, part of 2 columns, 26 lines, from a Missal or Sacramentary, TWO COMPLETE AND ONE PARTIAL DECORATED INITIALS in red, pale yellow, and blue, ONE WITH INTERLACE AND BIRD-HEADS, the texts concerning Jesus as the Bread of Life [Italy, c.1150]; (b) c.155x95mm, 20 lines, c.120x60mm, inner margin cropped, from the Canticles in a Psalter, with the end of the Te Deum, all of the Nunc dimittis, and most of the Gloria [France?, c.1200?]; (c) most of bifolium lacking the upper part, c.310x430mm, of Justinian, Digest, including the start of 44.2, with extensive marginal and interlinear glosses, numerous initials in red and blue [Italy or southern France, c.1300?]; (d) c.290x200mm, 14 lines (c.250x160mm), John 14:23–26, written on one side only [Italy, 15th century]

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FRAGMENT OF A LEAF FROM CASSIODORUS, IN PSALTERIO EXPOSITIO, IN LATIN [ITALY, C.1150] |

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Description: fragment, c.115x70mm, vellum, with the end of the exposition on Psalm 10 and an initial 'O' (opening 'Octava ...') at the beginning of the exposition on Psalm 11, and a drawing of a priestly figure added in brown ink, part of 2 columns and up to 15 lines remaining, the blue pigment of the initial slightly rubbed

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LARGE LEAF FROM A ROMANESQUE COLLECTION OF SERMONS, IN LATIN [ITALY, 12TH CENTURY] |

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Description: single leaf, c.360x230mm, vellum, 2 columns, 34 lines (c.285x160mm), blind-ruled, two red initials, old folio numbers 171 and 193, formerly used as a wrapper for an 1546 account book, with titles on reverse, creased and somewhat water-stained and dirtied, but carefully flattened and conserved

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PETER OF POITIERS, COMPENDIUM HISTORIAE IN GENEALOGIA CHRISTI, IN ROLL FORM, IN LATIN [ITALY, C.1350] |

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Description: single sheet, c.710x370mm, vellum, written in double columns (c.585x140-35-140mm) written in black and red ink, with some marginal notes, drawings in red, slightly ragged at the extreme edges, one repaired tear at the top with the loss of a few words, another tear at the bottom with no loss of text, in a glazed oak frame

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TWO LEAVES FROM A LARGE CHOIRBOOK, IN LATIN [ITALY, LOMBARDY, 15TH CENTURY] |

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Description: two leaves, each c.500x360mm, vellum, 7 lines of text and music on four-line red staves, apparently from Pentecost, flourished initials, laid down as pastedowns in a 16th- or 17th-century Italian binding with original metalwork bosses and clasps

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MARTYRDOM OF ST LAWRENCE, HISTORIATED INITIAL ON A LEAF FROM AN ANTIPHONARY, IN LATIN [ITALY (FLORENCE), C.1340] |

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Description: single leaf, c.465x325mm, vellum, with a historiated initial 'L' and a partial border (opening 'Levita laurentius ...', for the feast of St Lawrence), 6 lines of text and music on four-line red staves (rastrum 34mm), flourished initials on verso, heavily rubbed and considerably overpainted

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A SAINT (JOHN THE BAPTIST?) DIRECTED TO BOLOGNA BY ANGELS, HISTORIATED INITIAL FROM AN ANTIPHONARY, IN LATIN [ITALY (BOLOGNA), C.1360-65] |

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Description: cutting, c.145x95mm, vellum, historiated initial 'L'(?) by an artist in the CIRCLE OF NICCOLÒ DI GIACOMO, reverse with part of two lines of text and music on four-line red staves (rastrum c.42mm), rubbed and creased

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