Valuable Books and Manuscripts

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Datum der Auktion: 01.12.2016

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A LEAF FROM A GIANT ROMANESQUE HOMILIARY, in Latin, illumina...

A LEAF FROM A GIANT ROMANESQUE HOMILIARY, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Italy, probably Tuscany, final quarter 12th century
A LEAF FROM A GIANT ROMANESQUE HOMILIARY, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Italy, probably Tuscany, final quarter 12th century] A splendid example of

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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THE NATIVITY, miniature opening Prime of the Hours of the Vi...

THE NATIVITY, miniature opening Prime of the Hours of the Virgin on a leaf from the Chester Beatty Book of Hours, Paris, 1408
THE NATIVITY, miniature opening Prime of the Hours of the Virgin on a leaf from the Chester Beatty Book of Hours, Paris, 1408 A ravishing miniature by the Mazarine Master

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Schätzpreis: 25.000 £ - 30.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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MARY OF THE EARS OF WHEAT, historiated initial ‘S’ on a leaf...

MARY OF THE EARS OF WHEAT, historiated initial ‘S’ on a leaf from a gradual, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Vienna, c.1450s-1460s
MARY OF THE EARS OF WHEAT, historiated initial ‘S’ on a leaf from a gradual, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Vienna, c.1450s-1460s] An intriguing unification of an

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Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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MADONNA AND CHILD, initial ‘S’ on a cutting from an illumina...

MADONNA AND CHILD, initial ‘S’ on a cutting from an illuminated Antiphonal on vellum [Lombardy, probably Milan, c.1490
MADONNA AND CHILD, initial ‘S’ on a cutting from an illuminated Antiphonal on vellum [Lombardy, probably Milan, c.1490] A stunning expression of Italian Renaissance illumination at

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Schätzpreis: 40.000 £ - 60.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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MOSES PREACHING TO THE ISRAELITES, historiated initial ‘D’ f...

MOSES PREACHING TO THE ISRAELITES, historiated initial ‘D’ from a choirbook, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Siena, second half 15th century
MOSES PREACHING TO THE ISRAELITES, historiated initial ‘D’ from a choirbook, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Siena, second half 15th century] A vibrant and

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Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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A RENAISSANCE SILK-MERCHANT’S MANUAL, in Italian, manuscript...

A RENAISSANCE SILK-MERCHANT’S MANUAL, in Italian, manuscript on paper [Italy, possibly Florence, first half 15th century
A RENAISSANCE SILK-MERCHANT’S MANUAL, in Italian, manuscript on paper [Italy, possibly Florence, first half 15th century] An extremely rare working handbook of an Italian silk

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Schätzpreis: 15.000 £ - 20.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [northern Italy, c.1475
BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [northern Italy, c.1475] A fine Italian Book of Hours enlivened by eight glowing initials illuminated in the northern Italian style

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Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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MINIATURE BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated ...

MINIATURE BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [northern Italy, second half 15th century
MINIATURE BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [northern Italy, second half 15th century] A miniature Italian Book of Hours, a portable

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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A RENAISSANCE MEDICAL RECIPE BOOK, in Latin, manuscript on p...

A RENAISSANCE MEDICAL RECIPE BOOK, in Latin, manuscript on paper [Italy, perhaps Rome, c.1550s
A RENAISSANCE MEDICAL RECIPE BOOK, in Latin, manuscript on paper [Italy, perhaps Rome, c.1550s] A 16th-century Italian medical recipe book: a rare witness to Renaissance medical knowledge, including

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Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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THE ROCHECHOUART DE MORTEMART HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ...

THE ROCHECHOUART DE MORTEMART HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Tours, c.1490s
THE ROCHECHOUART DE MORTEMART HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Tours, c.1490s] A spectacular collaboration between the multitalented illuminator, painter

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Schätzpreis: 200.000 £ - 300.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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THOMAS À KEMPIS, De Imitatione Christi, Book I, in Latin, il...

THOMAS À KEMPIS, De Imitatione Christi , Book I, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [England, mid-19th century
THOMAS À KEMPIS, De Imitatione Christi , Book I, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [England, mid-19th century] An appealing and crisp example of Victorian manuscript

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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WALLENSTEIN, Albrecht von, Duke of Friedland and Mecklenburg...

WALLENSTEIN, Albrecht von, Duke of Friedland and Mecklenburg (1583-1634). Autograph letter signed (‘A.H.z.F.’) to [Hans Georg von Arnim, his commander at Stralsund and Rostock], Prague, 6 February 1628, including a substantial postscript.
WALLENSTEIN, Albrecht von, Duke of Friedland and Mecklenburg

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Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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SHIP’S LOG Captain Charles WHITE (?1761-1810) ‘Remarks on Di...

SHIP’S LOG. Captain Charles WHITE (?1761-1810). ‘Remarks on Different Bays, Coasts & Harbours; Taken on board His Majesty’s Frigate Vestal’, autograph manuscript journal of two voyages in the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, 27 December 1787 – 7 July 1791.
SHIP’S LOG. Captain Charles WHITE

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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

NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Autograph letter signed (‘Nelson’) to Sir John Acton, Foudroyant , Bay of Naples, 28 June 1799.
NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Autograph letter signed (‘Nelson’) to Sir John Acton, Foudroyant , Bay of Naples, 28 June 1799. One page, 330 x 205mm

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870) Autograph letter signed ('Charl...

DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed ('Charles Dickens') to Lord [Patrick] Robertson, Broadstairs, 4 August 1847.
DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed ('Charles Dickens') to Lord [Patrick] Robertson, Broadstairs, 4 August 1847. One page, 182 x 111mm, bifolium. ‘ You

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Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882) Letter signed (‘Charles Darwin’)...

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). Letter signed (‘Charles Darwin’) to [Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Claus: ‘Dear Sir’], Down [House], Beckenham, Kent, 9 July 1876.
DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). Letter signed (‘Charles Darwin’) to [Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Claus: ‘Dear Sir’], Down [House], Beckenham, Kent, 9 July

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955) Autograph letter signed (‘A Ein...

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed (‘A. Einstein’) to Professor Stefan Konsuloff, Berlin, 20 July 1929.
EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed (‘A. Einstein’) to Professor Stefan Konsuloff, Berlin, 20 July 1929. In German, one page, 286 x 225mm, tipped onto grey

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955) Photograph signed (‘Albert Eins...

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Photograph signed (‘Albert Einstein/1938’).
EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Photograph signed (‘Albert Einstein/1938’). 255 x 206mm, annotated at lower margin ‘32897’ (the ink take-up on the signature a little faint, the print rather creased and scratched with minor

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Schätzpreis: 12.000 £ - 18.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Typed letter signed ('A. Einstein') to Otto Juliusburger, Princeton, 14 October 1941.
EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Typed letter signed ('A. Einstein') to Otto Juliusburger, Princeton, 14 October 1941. In German, one page, 158 x 214mm. Einstein arranges to meet one of

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

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EINSTEIN, Albert (18789-1955) Autograph letter signed (‘A Ei...

EINSTEIN, Albert (18789-1955). Autograph letter signed (‘A. Einstein’) to [Otto Juliusburger], Princeton, 31 March 1943.
EINSTEIN, Albert (18789-1955). Autograph letter signed (‘A. Einstein’) to [Otto Juliusburger], Princeton, 31 March 1943. In German, one page, 278 x 213mm. Envelope. ‘I believe

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Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

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

EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Typed letter signed ('A. Einstein') to [Otto Juliusburger], Princeton, 13 September 1943.
EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Typed letter signed ('A. Einstein') to [Otto Juliusburger], Princeton, 13 September 1943. In German, one page, 277 x 216mm. Envelope. 'God impregnated

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EINSTEIN, Albert (18789-1955) Autograph letter signed (‘A Ei...

EINSTEIN, Albert (18789-1955). Autograph letter signed (‘A. Einstein’) to [Otto Juliusburger], Princeton, 22 January 1947.
EINSTEIN, Albert (18789-1955). Autograph letter signed (‘A. Einstein’) to [Otto Juliusburger], Princeton, 22 January 1947. In German, one page, 279 x 216mm. Envelope. ‘The

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Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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GANDHI, Mohandas Karamchand (1869-1948) Typed letter signed ...

GANDHI, Mohandas Karamchand (1869-1948). Typed letter signed (‘M K Gandhi’) to Miss [Meliscent] Shephard, Borsad, 30 July 1931, with autograph emendations.
GANDHI, Mohandas Karamchand (1869-1948). Typed letter signed (‘M K Gandhi’) to Miss [Meliscent] Shephard, Borsad, 30 July 1931, with autograph

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CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer (1874-1965) Photograph signed...

CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Photograph signed (‘Winston S. Churchill’), taken aboard HMS Prince of Wales , [9 August 1941].
CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Photograph signed (‘Winston S. Churchill’), taken aboard HMS Prince of Wales , [9 August 1941]. 142 x 176mm. The

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Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 9.000 £

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TOLKIEN, J R R (1892-1973) Autograph postcard signed (‘J R R...

TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892-1973). Autograph postcard signed (‘J R R T’) to [Alan] Rook, [20 Northmoor Road, Oxford], 21 April 1943.
TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892-1973). Autograph postcard signed (‘J R R T’) to [Alan] Rook, [20 Northmoor Road, Oxford], 21 April 1943. Two pages, 87 x 138mm. A wartime postcard

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Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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LITERATURE OF THE HEROIC AGE

LITERATURE OF THE HEROIC AGE
LITERATURE OF THE HEROIC AGE HELDENBUCH. [Strasbourg: Johann Prüss, c. 1479]. An extremely rare first edition of a milestone in German literature, the first printed collection of 13 th -century German epic poetry. Richly illustrated with a woodcut series unique to this

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Schätzpreis: 400.000 £ - 600.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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ALEXANDER MAGNUS -- Historia Alexandri Magni, in German: Hie...

ALEXANDER MAGNUS -- Historia Alexandri Magni , in German: Hienach volget die histori von dem grossen Alexander wie die Eusebius beschriben hat . Translated from Latin and adapted by Johann Hartlieb (c. 1410-1468). Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 8 June 1478.
ALEXANDER MAGNUS -- Historia Alexandri Magni , in

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Schätzpreis: 80.000 £ - 120.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016

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HENRICUS DE HERPF (c 1410-1477) Speculum aureum decem praece...

HENRICUS DE HERPF (c. 1410-1477). Speculum aureum decem praeceptorum . Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 12 March 1481.
HENRICUS DE HERPF (c. 1410-1477). Speculum aureum decem praeceptorum . Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 12 March 1481. From the Renaissance Pillone library, with a fore-edge painting by Cesare

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Schätzpreis: 30.000 £ - 50.000 £

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CESSOLIS, Jacobus de (fl late 13th/early 14th century) De Lu...

CESSOLIS, Jacobus de (fl. late 13th/early 14th century). De Ludo Scachorum , in German: Schachzabelbuch . Strasbourg: Heinrich Knoblochtzer, 1 September 1483.
CESSOLIS, Jacobus de (fl. late 13th/early 14th century). De Ludo Scachorum , in German: Schachzabelbuch . Strasbourg: Heinrich Knoblochtzer

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Schätzpreis: 40.000 £ - 60.000 £

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ALBERTUS MAGNUS (1193-1280, formerly attributed to) Mariale ...

ALBERTUS MAGNUS (1193-1280, formerly attributed to). Mariale . [Basel: Michael Wenssler, not after 1474].
ALBERTUS MAGNUS (1193-1280, formerly attributed to). Mariale . [Basel: Michael Wenssler, not after 1474]. Probable third edition of a popular work on the spiritual and corporeal virtues of the

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 01.12.2016