Auction 24.11.1993

Christie's
London, King Street

Datum der Auktion: 24.11.1993

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CHARTERS AND WILLS. A collection of 7 documents on vellum. England ca...

CHARTERS AND WILLS. A collection of 7 documents on vellum. England ca. 1250, Caen 1222 and 1274, Tournai 1300-1360. All within mounts, framed and glazed. They comprise : (1) A grant in Latin by Edith, mother of Henry de Oilli to Ralph de Cestreton, of a hide in her village of Weston, undated, but

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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SAINT JAMES, THE LESS. Historiated initial 'D', on a leaf from an...

SAINT JAMES, THE LESS. Historiated initial 'D', on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ANTIPHONAL ON VELLUM. [Bologna or North-Eastern Italy, second quarter of the 14th century.] Initial 82 x 80mm with extensions, leaf 560 x 380mm. The Saint in an orange cloak and pink gown, at his waist a club

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI. Large historiated initial 'H', on part of a leaf...

THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI. Large historiated initial 'H', on part of a leaf from an ILLUMINATED CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM. [Bologna, Maestro del 1328, first quarter of the 14th century] Initial 123 x 110mm, leaf 413 x 390mm. The Virgin seated holding the Child, the three Kings presenting their gifts

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST. Historiated initial 'B' cut from an ILLUMINATED...

THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST. Historiated initial 'B' cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM [Bologna, Niccolo di Giacomo, third quarter of the 14th century] Initial 80 x 62mm, leaf 215 x163mm. The naked figure of Christ standing in water to his hips. He is looking up to the Holy Dove

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 3.500 £ - 4.500 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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CHRIST IN MAJESTY BLESSING. Historiated initial 'L', cut from an...

CHRIST IN MAJESTY BLESSING. Historiated initial 'L', cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM [Florence, Attavante di Attavanti, circa 1500] Initial 195 x 148mm, leaf 318 x 218mm. Christ as a young man with blond hair and light beard, standing, his hand raised in blessing, on blue

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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SAINT WALPURGA. Single leaf with miniature, cut from an ILLUMINATED...

SAINT WALPURGA. Single leaf with miniature, cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Lower Rhine, perhaps Cologne?, second quarter of the 15th century.] 240 x 176mm. The Saint in blue robe and ermine cloak, holding in her right hand a book and in her left the abbess' crozier. Standing on green

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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PROCESSIONAL, use of Mainz, in Latin. DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

PROCESSIONAL, use of Mainz, in Latin. DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Germany, Mainz?, c. 1500] 174 x 134mm. 147 leaves: (apparently lacking 12ff) gatherings of 8ff [1 8 (lacks 4), 2 8 (lacks 7) 5 8 (lacks 1 and 8), 9 8 (lacks 8), 11 8 (additional inserted leaf after 8), 12 8 (lacks 7,8), 14 8

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Tuscany? ca. 1460] 90 x 70mm, 124 leaves, including the final blank, apparently complete. Collation: 1-4 10 , 5 4 , 6-13 10 . 12 lines, ruled in brown, justification 52 x 38mm, written in black and brown ink in a gothic rotunda

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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CARTA EXECUTORIA DE HIDALGUIA in favour of Francisco Ximenes, granted by...

CARTA EXECUTORIA DE HIDALGUIA in favour of Francisco Ximenes, granted by Philip IV. ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, Valladolid: 20 June 1639. 2° (300 x 210mm). 47 leaves, 27 lines in black ink within double fillet border, FULL-PAGE FRONTISPIECE OF THE RECIPIENT AND HIS FAMILY VENERATING THE

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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BIBLE, in Latin, with the prologues ascribed to St. Jerome, and the...

BIBLE, in Latin, with the prologues ascribed to St. Jerome, and the interpretation of Hebrew names, commencing 'Aaz apprehendens', MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [England, first half of the 13th century] 233 x 160mm. 349 leaves, COMPLETE. Collation: 1 4 , 2-5 12 , 6 12 +2 (13 and 14 added), 7-10 12 , 11 6-3

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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AUGUSTINIAN BREVIARY, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM...

AUGUSTINIAN BREVIARY, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Yorkshire, c. 1380] 232 x 160mm, 152 leaves + 2 medieval fly leaves at end, with modern pencil foliation. COMPLETE. Collation: 1-7 8 , 8 8 (but misbound in 2 quires of 4ff), 9-12 8 , 13 4 (3.4 cancelled), 14-18 8 , 19 4 , 20 8 +2 . 43

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin. ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin. ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Southern Netherlands, c. 1460] 172 x 115mm, 221 leaves (probably lacking 9 or 10 leaves, and partly misbound). Collation mostly in quires of 8ff [1 6 , 2 6 ], ruled in red, justification 88 x 60mm, 17 lines, written in brown

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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OVIDIUS NASO, Publius. Libro delle Pistole [Heroides], in Italian...

OVIDIUS NASO, Publius. Libro delle Pistole [Heroides], in Italian, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Florence, copied by Belloncio di Gherardo, 20 May 1393] 280 x 200 mm, 62 leaves + 2 original flyleaves (originally paste-downs). COMPLETE. Collation: 1-8 8 (8/5-6 cancelled blanks, 8/8 blank), with

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 12.000 £ - 18.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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CHAPUIS, Jean. Le Tresor ou les sept articles de la foi , in French verse...

CHAPUIS, Jean. Le Tresor ou les sept articles de la foi , in French verse, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [France, mid-15th century] 219 x 143mm. 33 leaves, collation uncertain, justification 120 x 71mm, written in brown ink in a very fine batârde hand with calligraphic flourishes. 108 TWO-LINE

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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FOUR GOSPELS [AWETARAN] IN ARMENIAN, copied by the scribe Alek'san...

FOUR GOSPELS [AWETARAN] IN ARMENIAN, copied by the scribe Alek'san, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Noranisik, province of Ernjak, near Erevan, A.D. 1669] 180 x 132mm, 301 leaves + 2 12th-century folded flyleaves, APPARENTLY COMPLETE. Collation: 1 2 , 2-26 12 (lacks 26/9, possibly cancelled; with

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 25.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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FOUR GOSPELS [AWETARAN] IN ARMENIAN, copied by the scribe Yohanes, the...

FOUR GOSPELS [AWETARAN] IN ARMENIAN, copied by the scribe Yohanes, the priest, MANUSCRIPT ON GLAZED PAPER. [Enkeli, in the village of Manclx, 1578 A.D.] 182 x 140 mm. 304 leaves (apparently lacking 2 leaves). Collation: 1 10 2 12 (-1 cancelled) 3 1 4 4-7 12 8 12 (lacking 9) 9-22 12 23 12 (apparently

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF CHRIST, ILLUMINATED ARMENIAN MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF CHRIST, ILLUMINATED ARMENIAN MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Constantinople, ca. 1650] 165 x 125 mm., 16 leaves and contemporary folded outer vellum leaf, stitched as one gathering, 16 FULL-PAGE MINIATURES, without text, all blank on verso. (Some flaking of most miniatures, also

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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HORACE [Quintus Horatius Flaccus]. De Arte Poetica. Epistolarum liber ; and...

HORACE [Quintus Horatius Flaccus]. De Arte Poetica. Epistolarum liber ; and the poem, De Contemptu Mundi , attributed to BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, in Latin. MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Northern Italy, first quarter of the 14th century] 258 x 176mm, 41 leaves, COMPLETE, collation: 1 10 (-1 blank cancelled

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 12.000 £ - 18.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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AESOP (a slave from Samos, ? early 6th century B.C., attributed to). Vita...

AESOP (a slave from Samos, ? early 6th century B.C., attributed to). Vita et fabulae . Translated from Greek into Latin by Franciscus Rinucius Aretinus (ca. 1395 - after 1456). Milan: Philippus de Lavagnia, 26th June 1479. Royal half-sheet 8° (200 x 142mm). Collation: a-c 8 d 4 (a1 blank, a2 r

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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ANIANUS (fl. ca. 1300?). Compotus cum commento . Lyons: Jean du Pré, 10th...

ANIANUS (fl. ca. 1300?). Compotus cum commento . Lyons: Jean du Pré, 10th February 1488 [1489]. Chancery 4° (193 x 142mm). Collation: a-e 8 (a1 blank, a2 r Liber qui Compotus inscribitur: una cum figuris et manibus necessariis tam in suis locis quam in fine libri positis Incipit feliciter

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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BORGHI, Pietro (d. after 1494). Aritmetica mercantile , in Italian. Venice...

BORGHI, Pietro (d. after 1494). Aritmetica mercantile , in Italian. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 2nd August 1484. Chancery 4° (192 x 145mm). Collation: a -o 8 p 6 (a1 r title S H S V Chi de arte matematiche ha piacere , a1 v table of symbols, a2 r text, incipit: Ben che numero di maistri assai

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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CALDERINUS, Domitius (ca. 1446--1478). Commentarii in Martialem . And the...

CALDERINUS, Domitius (ca. 1446--1478). Commentarii in Martialem . And the same author's Defensio ad Corelium . Venice: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, [after 22nd March] 1474. Chancery 2° (282 x 195mm), two pairs of pinholes visible in outer margins. Collation: a 6 2 a 8 b-c 10 d 8 e-m 10

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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CHRYSOLORAS, Manuel (mid 15th century - 1415). Erotemata , Greek and Latin...

CHRYSOLORAS, Manuel (mid 15th century - 1415). Erotemata , Greek and Latin. Revised by Guarino da Verona (1374-1460). [Parma: Printer of St. Jerome, Epistolae (Pr 6855), 1481]. Chancery 4° (197 x 140mm). Collation: a-e 8 (a1 r incipit: In quot dividuntur viginti quattuor litterae in duo , e7 v Pater

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 12.000 £ - 16.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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DIOGENES LAERTIUS (fl. first half 3rd century). Vitae et sententiae...

DIOGENES LAERTIUS (fl. first half 3rd century). Vitae et sententiae philosophorum . Translated from Greek into Latin by Ambrosius Traversarius (1386-1439, Camaldulensian monk). Ed. Benedictus Brognolus (1427-1502). Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 14th August 1475. Chancery 2° (276 x 183mm). Collation: [1

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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EUCLIDES (fl. ca. 300 B.C.). Elementa geometrica . Translated from Arabic...

EUCLIDES (fl. ca. 300 B.C.). Elementa geometrica . Translated from Arabic into Latin by Adelard of Bath (fl. 1st half 12th century), revised by Campanus of Novara (d. 1296). Vicenza: Leonardus Achates de Basilea and Gulielmus de Papia, 13th May 1491. Chancery 2° (307 x 207mm). Collation: a 10 b-r 8

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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HYGINUS Mythographus (fl. 1st century A.D.). Poeticon astronomicon . Eds...

HYGINUS Mythographus (fl. 1st century A.D.). Poeticon astronomicon . Eds. Jacobus Sentinus and Johannes Lucilius Santritter. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 14th October 1482. Chancery 4° (190 x 137mm). Collation: a-f 8 g 10 (a1 blank, a2 r dedication to M. Fabius [Quintilianus?], incipit: Etsi Te Studio

Los #: 34

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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JOSEPHUS, Flavius (37 - after 93 A.D.). De bello Judaico and De antiquitate...

JOSEPHUS, Flavius (37 - after 93 A.D.). De bello Judaico and De antiquitate Judaeorum contra Apionem . Translated from Greek into Latin by Rufinus Aquileiensis (ca. 350-410). Ed. Ludovicus Cendrata (fl. 2nd half 15th century). Verona: Petrus Maufer [for Innocens Ziletus], 25th December 1480

Los #: 35

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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LASCARIS, Constantinus (1434-1501). De nomine et verbo , in Greek...

LASCARIS, Constantinus (1434-1501). De nomine et verbo , in Greek. [Vicenza: Leonardus Achates de Basilea, 1489]. Chancery 4° (206 x 146mm). Collation: a 8 b-c 6 (a1 blank, a2 r preface, a3 r treatise on the Greek verb, c3 v epilogue, c5-6 blank). 18 leaves (without first and final blank). Greek

Los #: 36

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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LASCARIS, Constantinus (1434-1501). Erotemata , Greek and Latin...

LASCARIS, Constantinus (1434-1501). Erotemata , Greek and Latin. [Translation Johannes Crastonus Placentinus (fl. 2nd half 15th century, O. Carm.)]. - Aldus MANUTIUS (ca. 1450-1515). De litteris graecis et diphthongis. Abbreviationes . - PYTHAGORAS (ascribed to). Carmina aurea , Greek and Latin

Los #: 37

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993

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MANILIUS, Marcus (fl. early 1st century A.D.). Astronimica . Ed. Stephanus...

MANILIUS, Marcus (fl. early 1st century A.D.). Astronimica . Ed. Stephanus Dulcinius (1462-1508). Milan: Antonius Zarotus, 9th November 1489. Chancery 2° (305 x 201mm). Collation: A 4 (1 r editor's dedicatory letter to Rolando Palavicino, incipit: Plaudendum latinis Camoenis , 3 v table of contents

Los #: 38

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 24.11.1993