Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts

Christie's
18 June 2013, London, South Kensington

Datum der Auktion: 18.06.2013

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THE NATIVITY, historiated initial 'P' on a leaf from a Brevi...

THE NATIVITY, historiated initial 'P' on a leaf from a Breviary, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [southern Netherlands, likely Sint-Truiden, late 14th century]. 440 x 327mm. The initial in burnished gold with red penwork extending into a three-sided bar border of red and burnished gold

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Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 18.06.2013

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FOUR MINIATURES ON TWO LEAVES, from a Book of Hours, in Lati...

FOUR MINIATURES ON TWO LEAVES, from a Book of Hours, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [France, probably Paris, c.1400]. Each leaf at least 165 x 115mm (visible area, as framed). FOUR MINIATURES, EACH ACCOMPANIED BY A ONE- OR TWO-SIDED BORDER OF LEAFY SPRAYS depicting Sts John

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CHRIST BEFORE THE APOSTLES, historiated initial on a leaf fr...

CHRIST BEFORE THE APOSTLES, historiated initial on a leaf from a Missal, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Northern Italy, late 14th century]. 370 x 265 mm. Folio no '135' in pencil, 12 lines of text per page in a very fine formal rounded Italian bookhand, using c-cedilla for 'z' in

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Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 18.06.2013

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ST MATTHEW, historiated initial 'C' on a leaf from a Book of...

ST MATTHEW, historiated initial 'C' on a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [France, second quarter 15th century]. 225 x 165 mm. 17 lines of text written in a fine formal gothic bookhand in brown ink, rubric in red, consisting of Matthew 2:1-11 introduced by a

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ST DOMINIC, initial 'I' cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT C...

ST DOMINIC, initial 'I' cut from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM, [Florence, c.1490]. 400 x 150mm overall, irregularly cut at right edge (slight surface abrasions). St Dominic, shown within a roundel on the initial, suggests it was once in a choirbook made for a Dominican church. The

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ST DOMINIC, historiated initial 'M' on a cutting from an ILL...

ST DOMINIC, historiated initial 'M' on a cutting from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT CHOIR BOOK ON VELLUM, [Ferrara, c.1470s]. 170 x 121mm. The initial in blue and green with strawberry terminals against a ground of burnished gold, partial musical notation (minor losses of gold). In a giltwood frame

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Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 18.06.2013

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THE SCOURGING OF ST BARBARA BEFORE THE PREFECT MARTINIANUS, ...

THE SCOURGING OF ST BARBARA BEFORE THE PREFECT MARTINIANUS, large miniature by THE SPANISH FORGER on a cutting from a 15th-century choirbook, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Paris, c.1900]. 230 x 193mm. The miniature depicting the flagellation of St Barbara; verso with 3 lines of music and text

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Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.500 £

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A TRIPTYCH, depicting a courtly scene, by THE SPANISH FORGER...

A TRIPTYCH, depicting a courtly scene, by THE SPANISH FORGER, oil on panel, [Paris, c.1900]. 685 x 477mm (open); 340 x 477mm (closed). A courtly scene, with lords and ladies arriving on horseback and on foot in the left panel, in the backdrop blue skies, trees and a medieval castle; in the centre

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Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

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THE THREE MARIES AT THE TOMB, large historiated initial 'O' ...

THE THREE MARIES AT THE TOMB, large historiated initial 'O' by THE SPANISH FORGER on a cutting from a 15th-century choirbook, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Paris, c.1900]. 255 x 249mm, the initial 196 x 190mm. The initial 'O' on a ground of burnished gold with a stave of blue with white infill

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Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.500 £

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BETJEMAN, John (1906-1984) Autograph manuscript signed ('Joh...

BETJEMAN, John (1906-1984). Autograph manuscript signed ('John Betjeman') of his poem 'Treligga Cliffs, Delabole' (published as 'Cornish Cliffs'), 15 May 1965, a wedding poem for Pip and Rosalind Hechle, with the unpublished opening 'Dear Pip, dear Rosalind, these lines are written To bring you back

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CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne ("Mark Twain", 1835-1910) Autograp...

CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne ("Mark Twain", 1835-1910). Autograph letter signed ('S.L. Clemens') to Parke Godwin, Hartford, Connecticut, 5 November 1890, 'Of course I'm rather an awkward novice as yet, but wait till I get my hand in & I will show you a quantity of wickedness which will justify all the

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DUDLEY, John, Viscount Lisle, Duke of NORTHUMBERLAND (1502?-...

DUDLEY, John, Viscount Lisle, Duke of NORTHUMBERLAND (1502?-1553). Letter signed ('John Lisle') to Michael Stanhope (the King's Deputy at Hull), Alnwick Castle, 6 March n.y. [1542-1547], rebuking him for bungling the King's business in Hull, particularly by paying out sums which have already been

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Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 18.06.2013

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DRURY LANE THEATRE Collection of manuscripts and printed eph...

DRURY LANE THEATRE. Collection of manuscripts and printed ephemera relating to Drury Lane, Covent Garden and other theatres, comprising: 'Prologues and Epilogues' spoken at the London theatres, extracted from periodicals, [late 18th Century], and tipped on to 60 pages, 8vo , index; a fragmentary

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Datum: 18.06.2013

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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955) Typed letter signed ('A Einstei...

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Typed letter signed ('A. Einstein') to Rudolf Joseph, Glenwood, Saranac Lake, New York, 7 July 1936, in German, one page, 4to , envelope; framed and glazed with three related letters by Otto Nathan.
EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Typed letter signed ('A. Einstein') to

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EISENHOWER, Dwight (1890-1969) Typescript with autograph eme...

EISENHOWER, Dwight (1890-1969). Typescript with autograph emendations and additions, 'The Decision', [1964], part of an article written for a special number of Paris Match in honour of the 20th anniversary of D-Day, explaining the grounds for the last-minute postponement of the landings: 'Originally

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ESCOFFIER, Auguste (1846-1935) Autograph letter signed ('A E...

ESCOFFIER, Auguste (1846-1935). Autograph letter signed ('A. Escoffier') to 'Charles', Carlton Hotel, London, 2 June 1903, referring to a reference he has supplied for a former assistant at the Savoy, 'il était jeune encore je suppose que depuis lors il a du se fortifier, il était déjà assez

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FOUCHE, Joseph (1759-1820) Letter signed ('Fouché') to the a...

FOUCHE, Joseph (1759-1820). Letter signed ('Fouché') to the administrators of the Opéra Comique, Paris 19 Brumaire an 8 [10 November 1799], ANNOUNCING NAPOLEON'S COUP D'éTAT OF THE PREVIOUS DAY, 1½ pages, 4to , with printed heading of the Police Générale de la République Française (restoration to

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HERALDRY Manuscript armorial, early 17th Century, approximat...

HERALDRY. Manuscript armorial, early 17th Century, approximately 468 blazoned arms of some English kings from Arthur and Brutus to James I, and the nobility and gentry of England, Wales and Scotland (in part apparently drawing on a model of c.1550), contemporary hand-colouring, labels in a mixture

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NAPOLEON I (1769-1821), Emperor of the French Letter signed ...

NAPOLEON I (1769-1821), Emperor of the French. Letter signed ('Napole') to 'Mon Cousin', Saint-Cloud, 8 June 1811, one word corrected in autograph, 2½ pages, 4to , on paper (minor spotting and discolouration). Provenance : Sotheby's, 29 November 1985, lot 368.
NAPOLEON I (1769-1821), Emperor of the

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NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805) Autograph letter signe...

NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Autograph letter signed ('Nelson & Bronte') to [Sir William Stewart], London, 3 July 1801, expressing his strong feelings of friendship and frustration at not being able to help Stewart more, 'I have not faild speaking of you to Mr Addington in the truest

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NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805) Autograph letter signe...

NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Autograph letter signed ('Nelson & Bronte') to Sir William Stewart, Merton, 28 September 1802, railing against the hypocrisy of the 'Modern Politician': he commiserates with Stewart's difficulties in confronting the ingratitude of those 'who ought to have done

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TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973) Two autograph letters...

TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973). Two autograph letters signed ('J.R.R. Tolkien') to Doris Sykes, Merton College, Oxford, and Headington, 28 January 1956 and n.d., 5½ pages, 4to (the first with minor markings in red pencil), envelope.
TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973). Two autograph

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WOLPE, Stefan (1902-1972) Autograph music manuscript signed ...

WOLPE, Stefan (1902-1972). Autograph music manuscript signed ('Wolpe') of the song 'Smolo tachat roshi', a setting for voice and piano from the Song of Songs, [Jerusalem, 1936], dedicated, in German, to 'sweet Jewish and Arab girls' ('süssen Juden und Arabermädchen gewidmet'), a few erasures and

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WORLD WAR I Autograph manuscript journal of Harold E Hamilto...

WORLD WAR I. Autograph manuscript journal of Harold E. Hamilton, a non-commissioned officer of the U.S. 319th Field Signal Battalion, 1 January - 25 December 1918, 200 pages, 8vo , roan (worn).
WORLD WAR I. Autograph manuscript journal of Harold E. Hamilton, a non-commissioned officer of the U.S

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WORLD WAR II -- [The Invasion of Europe: Operations 'Neptune...

WORLD WAR II -- [The Invasion of Europe: Operations 'Neptune', 'Husky', 'Avalanche' and 'Infatuate']. 23 July, 1943 - 21 October, 1944. c.870 sheets of typed orders, with integral charts, the vast majority broadsides (328 x 202mm). (Some rust marks from original staples or ties, 'Infatuate' orders

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BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375) De casibus illustrium viror...

BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375). De casibus illustrium virorum . Paris: Jehan Petit, Vaenu[n]dantur ab Joan[n]e Gormontio & Ioan[n]e Parvo, [1506-1522]. Large 8° (160 x 184mm). Large woodcut on title, woodcut initials. (Light browning, a few scattered tiny stains.) 18th-century green vellum, gilt

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CARADOC OF LLANCARFAN, Saint (d c 1150) The Historie of Camb...

CARADOC OF LLANCARFAN, Saint (d. c. 1150). The Historie of Cambria now called Wales written in the Brytish language above two hundreth yeares past . Translated from Welsh into English by H. Llwyd, and edited by and continued by David Powel. London: Ralph Newbery and Henry Denham, 1584. 4° (187 x

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COOKERY AND HEALTH -- 'Premierement pour faire une euae cler...

COOKERY AND HEALTH -- 'Premierement pour faire une euae clere...'. [?Paris: c. 1520s]. 8° (131 x 92mm). Collation: A 6 B 8 (?A1 table, A2 text, B8v 'Finis'). 14 leaves, leaf containing the table bound at end. Woodcut criblé initial opening text. Bastarda types, text in 84B. Early ms. foliation

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DANTE Alighieri (1265-1321) Lo amoroso convivio Venice: Zuan...

DANTE Alighieri (1265-1321). Lo amoroso convivio . Venice: Zuane Antonio and Fratelli da Sabbio, October 1521. 8° (151 x 98mm). Large woodcut portrait of Dante on title-page. (Colophon date re-inforced with pen.) Late 19th-century morocco in earlier Italian style with Venus tooled on sides within a

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DANTE Alighieri (1265-1321)] Sonetti e' Canzoni di diversi ...

DANTE Alighieri (1265-1321)]. Sonetti e' Canzoni di diversi antichi autori Toscani in dieci libri raccolte. Florence: heirs of Filippo Giunta, July 1527. Small 8° (157 x 93mm). Woodcut printer's device on title and fianl verso. (Occasional light spotting, mainly marginal, paper repair in fore-margin

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Datum: 18.06.2013