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, unexamined out of glass frame. Provenance : Ajasse sale, Lyon, 12 May 2005 -- the collection of Albin...

Preis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £
ca. 1.964 $ - 2.947 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 scripts, concerning lands in the hamlet of Bishopstone, comprising: Quitclaim of Walter de la Merse...

Preis: 1.800 £ - 2.500 £
ca. 3.536 $ - 4.912 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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, containing text from Hosea (chapter VII, verse 16 to chapter XII, verse 1), running-title and chapter...

Preis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £
ca. 2.357 $ - 3.536 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 protogothic bookhand, rubric in red, with 3-line coloured initial (partially eroded), prickings...

Preis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £
ca. 2.947 $ - 3.929 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 II, Macabees I, Job, Isaiah (2 leaves) and Esdras II (2 leaves); leaf from a large format Bible...

Preis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £
ca. 2.357 $ - 3.536 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 century]211 x 148mm. 50 lines in two columns written in a small gothic bookhand between four verticals and...

Preis: 900 £ - 1.200 £
ca. 1.768 $ - 2.357 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 8-line initial showing an attendant bringing Abishag before David lying on his bed, the stave of pink...

Preis: 600 £ - 900 £
ca. 1.178 $ - 1.768 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 between two pairs of verticals and 21 horizontals ruled in plummet, one-line initials in alternate blue...

Preis: 3.500 £ - 5.000 £
ca. 6.877 $ - 9.824 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 [Paris, 2nd half 13th century] 232 x 160mm. Two leaves from a large-format bible, from Wisdom and...

Preis: 900 £ - 1.200 £
ca. 1.768 $ - 2.357 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 70mm, with three-line initial opening Psalm 31, with extensions the height of the margin with...

Preis: 800 £ - 1.200 £
ca. 1.571 $ - 2.357 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 decorative pen strokes, 102 roundels (2 blank), of which 27 surmounted with crowns or caps, mounted...

Preis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £
ca. 13.754 $ - 19.649 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 responsary of the first nocturn in matins of the Feast of the Nativity ('Hodie nobis celorum rex'), the...

Preis: 700 £ - 1.000 £
ca. 1.375 $ - 1.964 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 gold, with text and three-line initial of blue with trefoil infill on burnished gold ground within...

Preis: 800 £ - 1.200 £
ca. 1.571 $ - 2.357 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 shown standing in a landscape before a church, holding an open book and accompanied by his...

Preis: 700 £ - 900 £
ca. 1.375 $ - 1.768 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 in an elegant lettre bâtarde between two verticals and 18 horizontals ruled in brown, justification...

Preis: 500 £ - 800 £
ca. 982 $ - 1.571 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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, with the kneeling figure of St John the Evangelist to the right, and Peter and Apostles behind, most...

Preis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £
ca. 1.964 $ - 2.947 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 non abiit in consilio impiorum'), with foliate stave incorporating two grotesque heads on a burnished...

Preis: 800 £ - 1.200 £
ca. 1.571 $ - 2.357 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 January, March, May, June, September and October, each leaf with bas-de-page miniature depicting the...

Preis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £
ca. 2.947 $ - 3.929 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 Host shown on an altar between two candlesticks against a blue background, the initial staves of pale...

Preis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £
ca. 2.357 $ - 3.536 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 full border, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Veneto, c.1500]317 x 215mm. Full-page border the...

Preis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £
ca. 1.964 $ - 2.947 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 400mm. Genealogical roll on two membranes of the descent of the family of Langhorne for 11...

Preis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £
ca. 2.947 $ - 3.929 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 over a wall, in an initial K with staves of jewelled acanthus and a ground of scattered flowers. 71...

Preis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £
ca. 7.859 $ - 11.789 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 crimson set against a ground divided into fields of blue or pink with scrolling white decoration overall...

Preis: 12.000 £ - 18.000 £
ca. 23.578 $ - 35.368 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 tents, two couples sit with a cloth spread over their knees; Lancelot has dismounted and approaches...

Preis: 18.000 £ - 25.000 £
ca. 35.368 $ - 49.122 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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, Lancelot on horseback, leaving behind the bodies of the two giants he has slain, approaches a man on...

Preis: 18.000 £ - 25.000 £
ca. 35.368 $ - 49.122 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 Lionel, on horseback, the monastery, where a monk stands inside the entrance, on the verso 16 lines...

Preis: 18.000 £ - 25.000 £
ca. 35.368 $ - 49.122 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 green, blue and pink foliage set against a golden ground the Psalmist holds up his scroll with the...

Preis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £
ca. 19.649 $ - 29.473 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 against a burnished gold ground, to the left of the central stave Gabriel kneels in an arid landscape...

Preis: 6.000 £ - 9.000 £
ca. 11.789 $ - 17.684 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 green leaves, the aged saint stands in a landscape holding the diminutive Virgin and Child on her arm...

Preis: 7.000 £ - 10.000 £
ca. 13.754 $ - 19.649 $

Datum: 04.06.2008

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 his lance and shield, stands with the captive dragon at his side, on the verso one line written in...

Preis: 6.000 £ - 9.000 £
ca. 11.789 $ - 17.684 $

Datum: 04.06.2008