Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books

Sotheby's
London

Datum der Auktion: 05.12.2017

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A CONVEYANCE OF LAND; DATED AT ASHLEY, [WEDNESDAY, 20 MARCH 1314

single-sheet document, 170x200mm, vellum, 19 lines, rodent damage affecting a few words and the lower edge, the dorse blank, the lower 20mm folded up, with a seal tag and defective brown wax seal

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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INDENTURE; DATED AT BONINGALE, [SUNDAY, 30 JULY 1413

single-sheet document, 190x330mm, stout vellum, 19 lines, the bottom 30mm folded up, with a seal-tag and defective red wax seal, endorsed ‘Boningale. Rent - iiij s. et Hariett

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 200 £ - 300 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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ILLUMINATED ZOOMORPHIC INITIAL [GERMANY (FRANCONIA OR NORTHERN BAVARIA...

cutting, 80x80mm, vellum, inhabited initial 'F', the descender cut off (de Ricci mistook the ‘F’ for an ‘A’), laid down on cardboard, framed

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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CORONATION OF THE VIRGIN, VERY LARGE HISTORIATED INITIAL FROM A GRADUAL

cutting, 280x220mm, vellum (mounted onto a larger piece of vellum), historiated initial 'G' (for the introit 'Gaudeamus omnes in domino...', opening several feasts of the Virgin Mary), reverse with part of two lines of text and music on four-line red staves, rastrum 45mm, loss to gold leaf, cut to

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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PORTRAIT OF A MAN WITH A FALCON, MINIATURE

miniature, 250x200mm, vellum, reverse blank, pigment losses especially towards edges, some marginal retouching of the blue background and small worm holes, probably cut into octagonal shape in the 19th century when framed

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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ST JOHN THE BAPTIST ON A CUTTING FROM A CHOIRBOOK, IN LATIN [ITALY AND...

cutting, 228x160mm, vellum, lower corner of a medieval leaf with an added historiated initial 'B', vellum slightly stained, small pigment losses

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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GOSPELS OF ST LUKE AND ST JOHN, IN GREEK [12TH CENTURY, FIRST HALF

270x185mm, vellum, 54 leaves, fragmentary, parts of St Luke chapters 3-23 (out of 33) and St John chapters 1-11 (out of 21), 23-24 lines, written in neatly formed letters with ligatures and curvatures of the usual type exhibited in minuscule specimens of the period

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF UTRECHT, IN DUTCH WITH SOME LATIN RUBRICS [NORTHERN...

155×105mm, vellum, ii+182+i leaves, bound too tightly to allow collation but apparently COMPLETE except for the possible loss of a miniature facing f.106r, 20 lines, 85×65mm, 6 FULL-PAGE MINIATURES with full borders inserted as single leaves, FACING A LARGE HISTORIATED AND 5 ILLUMINATED INITIALS

Los #: 38

Schätzpreis: 12.000 £ - 18.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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AUGUSTINE, DE DISCIPLINA CHRISTIANA, [COLOGNE, ZEL, C.1467-1470], LATER...

Chancery 4to in half sheets (204 x 140mm.), 8 leaves, [a8], 27 lines, 4-line initial in red, red initial strokes and paraphs, no visible watermark, nineteenth-century mottled calf, title lettered in gilt on upper cover

Los #: 58

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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LORD BERNERS, CHINOISERIE, LONDON, 1919, PRINTED COVERS BY LARIONOV

folio (350 x 270mm.), 4 coloured plates and printed wrappers by Larionov, wrappers slightly foxed, backstrip neatly repaired

Los #: 65

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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LORD BERNERS, LE POISSON D'OR, LONDON, 1919, COVER DESIGN BY GONCHAROVA

folio (360 x 278mm.), one coloured plate and printed wrappers by Goncharova, wrappers slightly foxed

Los #: 66

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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BONAVENTURA, MEDITATIONES VITAE CHRISTI, BOLOGNA, HENRICUS DE HARLEM, 1485...

4to (200 x 145mm.), 35 leaves (of 36, without final blank), a-d8 e4, 34 lines, gothic type, illuminated initial on first leaf, 3-line initials in red or blue, red and blue paraph marks, initials coloured yellow, nineteenth-century half morocco, first leaf slightly soiled and repaired at foredge

Los #: 72

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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BORGES, A COLLECTION OF 32 WORKS, CONTAINING NOTES BY HIS TRANSLATOR NORMAN...

including editions of El Aleph (2 copies of the first edition 1949, 1952, 1966, 1967), Poemas 1923-1953 (1954, lacking wrappers and with library stamp), Obra poética 1923-1966 (1966), Obra poética 1923-1967 (1967, 4 copies, ONE INSCRIBED BY BORGES TO DI GIOVANNI, one signed by his wife Elsa Borges

Los #: 74

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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BORGES, HISTORIA DE LA ETERNIDAD, BUENOS AIRES, 1936, GREY PRINTED WRAPPERS

8vo (182 x 140mm.), original grey printed paper wrappers, slightly browned, wrappers faded and slightly creased at edges, backstrip creased

Los #: 75

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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BORGES, HISTORIA DE LA ETERNIDAD, BUENOS AIRES, 1936, BEIGE WRAPPERS

8vo (188 x 140mm.), original beige printed paper wrappers, title printed in red, wrappers slightly soiled

Los #: 76

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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SARMIENTO, A COLLECTION OF 21 VOLUMES BY OR RELATING TO HIM

Vida de Facundo Quiroga... Segunda edicion. Santiago: Julio Belin, 1851, half calf, binding slightly worn Facundo ó civilizacion i barbarie. Cuarta edicion en Castellano. Paris: Hachette, 1874, red morocco-backed cloth Life in the Argentine Republic in the days of the tyrants; or, Civilization and

Los #: 78

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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CARCANO, SERMONARIUM DE PECCATIS PER ADVENTUM, BASEL, WENSSLER, 1479, OLD...

Royal folio (388 x 266mm.), 272 leaves (of 274, without initial and final blanks), [a10 b8 c-d10 e-f8 g6; h-k10 l-m6; n-q10 r-v8; A-D10.8 E-F10 G-H8 I10 K8 L10], double column, 60 lines, gothic type, heading at start of each work printed in red, 4- to 12-line initial spaces, most supplied in red

Los #: 80

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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CORONELLI, ROMA FESTEGGIANTE, VENICE, 1687, DISBOUND

folio (338 x 232mm.), text in Italian and French, woodcut initials and tailpieces, 5 folding engraved plates, 2 by Pietro Santi Bartoli, one with separate engraved key, uncut, in modern tan calf-backed folding box, one plate with small tear, disbound

Los #: 85

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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CYRIL, PRAECLARUM OPUS, PARIS, 1514, OLD LIMP VELLUM

folio (280 x 207mm.), title within woodcut border, large woodcut on final verso with the device of Franz Birckmann, old limp vellum, lacking A4-5, lacking two pairs of alum-tawed ties

Los #: 86

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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PLA, OBRAS DE MUSEU, ILLUSTRATED BY DALI, BARCELONA, 1980

large folio (490 x 336mm.), text in Catalan, copy number 173 from a limited edition of 415 copies, signed by the author beneath the limitation, printed on vélin d'arches, 22 lithographs by Dalí, binding by Jordi de la Rica of Barcelona, brown morocco over thick bevelled boards lettered in gilt and

Los #: 87

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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DUNS SCOTUS, PRIMUS (-QUARTUS) SCRIPTI, VENICE, 1506, 2 VOLUMES...

5 parts in 2 volumes, folio (317 x 210mm.), woodcut initials and diagrams, contemporary Italian blind-tooled calf, later vellum spines, remains of large paper labels at head of each lower cover, remains of 4 pairs of clasps on each volume, vellum manuscript leaves used as pastedowns, lacking final

Los #: 93

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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FENDT, MONUMENTA SEPULCRORUM CUM EPIGRAPHIIS, [BRESLAU], 1574, CONTEMPORARY...

folio (315 x 214mm.), engraved title-page, 129 engraved plates, contemporary calf, gilt arabesque centrepiece, small tear at foot of title-page, a few small tears to plates, occasional light damp-staining, rebacked

Los #: 101

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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FICINO, DELLA CHRISTIANA RELIGIONE, PISA, 1484, MODERN RED MOROCCO, SLIPCASE

Chancery folio (262 x 196mm.), 114 leaves, *2 a-i l-o8 p6 q2, 31 lines, roman type, 2- to 9-line initial spaces, modern crushed red morocco by Gozzi of Modena, gilt edges, matching board slipcase, a few marginal paper repairs

Los #: 103

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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FRENCH AND FLEMISH ARTISTS, COLLECTION OF LETTERS SIGNED, INCLUDING BY...

EDOUARD MANET (to an unidentified correspondent, expressing his wish for him to come to his studio, 1 page, no date); ALFRED SISLEY (concerning some painting, 1 page, 22 December 1896), ALFRED STEVENS (2, one about a painting by his brother Joseph, 1 page, 16 November 1892), AUGUSTE RODIN, LUCIEN

Los #: 105

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH, METHODIUS, TIRAQUEAU, GRAPALDUS, PARIS, 1507-1517...

BRUNUS ARETINUS, Leonardus. De Bello Gotthorum. (Paris: Jean Petit, 1507), woodcut device of Petit on title-page METHODIUS. [De revelatione, edited by Sebastian Brant and Wolfgang Aytinger]. Basel: Michael Furter, 1515, woodcut on title-page, woodcut illustrations, woodcuts on a3-4 stained with ink

Los #: 108

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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GOUJON, HISTOIRE ET VOYAGE DE LA TERRE-SAINTE, LYON, 1671, OLD CALF

4to (230 x 178mm.), woodcut device on title-page, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, additional privilege leaf in preliminaries, folding engraved map of the Holy Land (slightly torn at fold), 16 folding engraved plates, contemporary calf, occasional light foxing or staining, binding rather

Los #: 110

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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CERTIFICAZION BLAZON I DESPACHO DE ARMAS [FOR DON ANTONIO DE ALBARADO...

folio (305 x 203mm.), illuminated manuscript on vellum, 36 leaves plus folding family tree, second leaf with illuminated armorials with a green silk guard, signed at the end by Joseph Alfonso de Guerra y Villegas, Martin Mazzelino de Vergara and others, contemporary green velvet binding, gilt

Los #: 112

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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HORATIUS FLACCUS, OPERA, PARMA, BODONI, 1793, 19TH-CENTURY MOROCCO...

8vo (218 x 140mm.), nineteenth-century brown morocco, gilt edges, upper hinge broken, lower joint partly split, some fading to lower cover, spine slightly rubbed

Los #: 117

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 400 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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ISTITUTO ANATOMICO DI SIENA, SISTEMA NERVOSA DELLA VITA ANIMALE, ALBUMEN...

albumen print photograph (255 x 128mm.), mounted on a card with a printed caption, and the photographer's blindstamp "Cav. Paolo Lombardi, fotografo, Siena

Los #: 119

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 05.12.2017

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JUSTINUS, JUSTINUS UNA CUM L. FLORO NUPER CASTIGATUS, FLORENCE, GIUNTA...

8vo (159 x 94mm.), text in italics, nineteenth-century red morocco, gilt edges, u8 repaired at foredge, binding faded

Los #: 122

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 05.12.2017