Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books

Christie's
4 June 2008, London, King Street

Datum der Auktion: 04.06.2008

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PAPYRUS, GREEK TACHYGRAPHY Three fragments written on both s...

PAPYRUS, GREEK TACHYGRAPHY. Three fragments written on both sides, totalling 35 lines, [probably Egypt, 3rd to 4th century], significant examples of ancient Greek tachygraphy or shorthand, approx. 150 x 65mm, 150 x 35mm, 90 x 60mm , with six further very small fragments, two with writing, fragile

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE -- Bishopstone Three related documents on ve...

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE -- Bishopstone. Three related documents on vellum, 13th Century, in Latin in cursive documentary scripts, concerning lands in the hamlet of Bishopstone, comprising
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE -- Bishopstone. Three related documents on vellum, 13th Century, in Latin in cursive documentary

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 1.800 £ - 2.500 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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A COLLECTION OF NINE ILLUMINATED OR DECORATED MANUSCRIPT LEA...

A COLLECTION OF NINE ILLUMINATED OR DECORATED MANUSCRIPT LEAVES ON VELLUM AND ONE PRINTED ILLUMINATED LEAF ON VELLUM, 13th to 15th centuries, comprising: a leaf from an important Bible from the library of St Alban's Abbey, [France, probably Paris, c.1320-40], 46 lines in two columns, 293 x 199mm

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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A COLLECTION OF FOURTEEN ILLUMINATED OR DECORATED MANUSCRIPT...

A COLLECTION OF FOURTEEN ILLUMINATED OR DECORATED MANUSCRIPT LEAVES ON VELLUM, 12th to 15th centuries, comprising: a part bifolium recovered from a binding, [northern Europe, 12th century], approximately 200 x 410mm overall, two columns of 26 lines (probably lacking 7 lines at the top) written in a

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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A COLLECTION OF 17 ILLUMINATED OR DECORATED MANUSCRIPT LEAVE...

A COLLECTION OF 17 ILLUMINATED OR DECORATED MANUSCRIPT LEAVES ON VELLUM, 13th to 15th centuries, comprising: 7 leaves from a Bible, [France, first half 13th century], 50 lines, 190 x 138mm, including 2 illuminated 4- and 6-line initials and one 5-line decorated initial, with text from Corinthians

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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HOSEA AND GOMER, historiated initial 'V' and illuminated ini...

HOSEA AND GOMER, historiated initial 'V' and illuminated initial on a leaf from a Bible, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
HOSEA AND GOMER, historiated initial 'V' and illuminated initial on a leaf from a Bible, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, ?third quarter 13th

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 900 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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AN ATTENDANT BRINGS ABISHAG TO DAVID, historiated initial 'E...

AN ATTENDANT BRINGS ABISHAG TO DAVID, historiated initial 'E' on a leaf from a Bible, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
AN ATTENDANT BRINGS ABISHAG TO DAVID, historiated initial 'E' on a leaf from a Bible, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [France, 2nd quarter 13th century] 191 x 136mm. Recto with

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 900 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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THREE HISTORIATED INITIALS on two leaves from a Psalter-Hour...

THREE HISTORIATED INITIALS on two leaves from a Psalter-Hours, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
THREE HISTORIATED INITIALS on two leaves from a Psalter-Hours, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [?England, c.1260s] 176 x 127mm. 20 lines written in black ink in a gothic bookhand

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 3.500 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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SOLOMON GIVES A SWORD TO A YOUTH, historiated initial 'D' an...

SOLOMON GIVES A SWORD TO A YOUTH, historiated initial 'D' and large initials on two leaves from a Bible, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
SOLOMON GIVES A SWORD TO A YOUTH, historiated initial 'D' and large initials on two leaves from a Bible, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 900 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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A COLLECTION OF FIVE LEAVES FROM ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS ON ...

A COLLECTION OF FIVE LEAVES FROM ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS ON VELLUM, early 14th to 15th centuries, comprising
A COLLECTION OF FIVE LEAVES FROM ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS ON VELLUM, early 14th to 15th centuries, comprising: a leaf from a Psalter, [northern France, c.1300], 18 lines, approximately 95 x

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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GENEALOGICAL CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND TO RICHARD II...

GENEALOGICAL CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND TO RICHARD II, in Latin, MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
GENEALOGICAL CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND TO RICHARD II, in Latin, MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [?London, c.1377] 1400 x 135mm. 3 membranes, written in brown ink in an anglicana hand, some initial letters with

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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LARGE INITIAL 'H' on a leaf from an Antiphonal, ILLUMINATED ...

LARGE INITIAL 'H' on a leaf from an Antiphonal, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
LARGE INITIAL 'H' on a leaf from an Antiphonal, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Tuscany, probably Florence, late 14th century] 460 x 330mm (leaf), 135 x 125mm (initial). Recto with large initial 'H' opening the

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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FLIGHT INTO EGYPT, large miniature on a leaf from a Book of ...

FLIGHT INTO EGYPT, large miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
FLIGHT INTO EGYPT, large miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [central France, 1440-50s] 208 x 146mm. Large arch-topped miniature framed with pink and burnished

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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ST ANTHONY ABBOT, historiated initial 'V' on a leaf from a B...

ST ANTHONY ABBOT, historiated initial 'V' on a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin and Flemish, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
ST ANTHONY ABBOT, historiated initial 'V' on a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin and Flemish, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Bruges, 1460s]121 x 86mm. St Anthony is

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 900 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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HISTORIATED BORDER OF BOYS ON HOBBYHORSES, leaf from a Book ...

HISTORIATED BORDER OF BOYS ON HOBBYHORSES, leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
HISTORIATED BORDER OF BOYS ON HOBBYHORSES, leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [southern Netherlands, c.1490]133 x 100 mm. 17 lines written in brown ink

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 800 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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PENTECOST, full-page miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hour...

PENTECOST, full-page miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
PENTECOST, full-page miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1500-1510]152 x 105mm, the Virgin kneeling to the left, under a baldachin and before a prie-dieu

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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ILLUMINATED INITIAL 'B' on a leaf from a choirbook, ILLUMINA...

ILLUMINATED INITIAL 'B' on a leaf from a choirbook, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
ILLUMINATED INITIAL 'B' on a leaf from a choirbook, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Spain, or Portugal, late 15th century]565 x 392mm, initial 190 x 195mm. Large initial opening the first Psalm ('Beatus vir qui

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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TWELVE CALENDAR MINIATURES on six leaves from a Book of Hour...

TWELVE CALENDAR MINIATURES on six leaves from a Book of Hours, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
TWELVE CALENDAR MINIATURES on six leaves from a Book of Hours, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [northern France, final quarter 15th century] 163 x 115mm. Six leaves, comprising

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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HISTORIATED INITIAL C on a leaf from a Choirbook, ILLUMINATE...

HISTORIATED INITIAL C on a leaf from a Choirbook, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
HISTORIATED INITIAL C on a leaf from a Choirbook, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Italy, possibly Verona or Siena, final quarter 15th century] 770 x 480mm leaf, 480 x 230mm initial (overall). A monstrance with the

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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PSEUDO-AMADEUS OF PORTUGAL [Joannes Menesius de Silva], 1431...

PSEUDO-AMADEUS OF PORTUGAL [Joannes Menesius de Silva], 1431-1482, Apocalypsis nova , in Latin, a single leaf with historiated full border, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
PSEUDO-AMADEUS OF PORTUGAL [Joannes Menesius de Silva], 1431-1482, Apocalypsis nova , in Latin, a single leaf with historiated

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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GENEALOGICAL ROLL OF THE FAMILY OF LANGHORNE OF LASTINGHAM, ...

GENEALOGICAL ROLL OF THE FAMILY OF LANGHORNE OF LASTINGHAM, N. YORKSHIRE, in English, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
GENEALOGICAL ROLL OF THE FAMILY OF LANGHORNE OF LASTINGHAM, N. YORKSHIRE, in English, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [England, 2nd half of 16th Century] Approx 1750 x 420mm and 370 x

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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FIVE HISTORIATED INITIALS, from a Gradual, in Latin, ILLUMIN...

FIVE HISTORIATED INITIALS, from a Gradual, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
FIVE HISTORIATED INITIALS, from a Gradual, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Germany, first quarter 16th century]. 71 x 67mm. THE NAKED CHRIST CHILD HOLDING A GLOBE in a landscape with mountains appearing

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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PENTECOST, in an initial D on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED CHO...

PENTECOST, in an initial D on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM
PENTECOST, in an initial D on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM [?southern Italy, mid-13th century] 480 x 350mm (visible area of leaf), 185 x 205mm (body of initial). The initial with staves of orange and

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 12.000 £ - 18.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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LANCELOT APPROACHES TWO COUPLES DINING, miniature cut from L...

LANCELOT APPROACHES TWO COUPLES DINING, miniature cut from Livre du Lancelot del Lac , in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
LANCELOT APPROACHES TWO COUPLES DINING, miniature cut from Livre du Lancelot del Lac , in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1440] 100 x 92mm. Before two

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 18.000 £ - 25.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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LANCELOT WITH THE SLAIN GIANTS, miniature cut from Livre du ...

LANCELOT WITH THE SLAIN GIANTS, miniature cut from Livre du Lancelot del Lac , in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
LANCELOT WITH THE SLAIN GIANTS, miniature cut from Livre du Lancelot del Lac , in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1440] 90 x 92mm. In a woodland setting

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 18.000 £ - 25.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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LIONEL ARRIVING AT A MONASTERY, miniature cut from Livre du ...

LIONEL ARRIVING AT A MONASTERY, miniature cut from Livre du Lancelot del Lac , in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
LIONEL ARRIVING AT A MONASTERY, miniature cut from Livre du Lancelot del Lac , in French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Paris, c.1440] 94 x 93mm. A young man points out to

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 18.000 £ - 25.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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DAVID THE PSALMIST, in an initial L, on a leaf from an ILLUM...

DAVID THE PSALMIST, in an initial L, on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Florence/Fiesole, c.1461
DAVID THE PSALMIST, in an initial L, on a leaf from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Florence/Fiesole, c.1461] 518 x 397mm (leaf), 115 x 120mm (body of initial). Within an initial of

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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ANNUNCIATION, in an initial M, cutting from an ILLUMINATED C...

ANNUNCIATION, in an initial M, cutting from an ILLUMINATED CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM
ANNUNCIATION, in an initial M, cutting from an ILLUMINATED CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM [Ferrara, c.1470] 203 x 170mm. Initial staves of pink and salmon sculptural forms with terminals of pink, green and blue foliage are set

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 9.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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ST ANNE WITH THE VIRGIN AND CHILD, in an initial S, cutting ...

ST ANNE WITH THE VIRGIN AND CHILD, in an initial S, cutting from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
ST ANNE WITH THE VIRGIN AND CHILD, in an initial S, cutting from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Verona, c.1490s] 125 x 125mm overall. Within initial-staves of lilac-coloured horn-shapes and

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008

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ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON, in an initial P, cutting from an I...

ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON, in an initial P, cutting from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON, in an initial P, cutting from an ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Verona, c.1490s] 110 x 108mm overall. Within initial-staves of pink with green and blue foliage the saint, holding

Los #: 33

Schätzpreis: 6.000 £ - 9.000 £

Datum: 04.06.2008