Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts, Including Fine Plate books from an Historic Continental Library

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3 June 2009, London, King Street

Datum der Auktion: 03.06.2009

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KING DAVID PLAYING THE PSALTERY, historiated initial 'E' on ...

KING DAVID PLAYING THE PSALTERY, historiated initial 'E' on a leaf from a Choir Psalter, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
KING DAVID PLAYING THE PSALTERY, historiated initial 'E' on a leaf from a Choir Psalter, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Lombardy, c.1460]530 x 385mm. The

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MIRACLE OF THE BOY WHO OFFERED HIS BREAD TO THE CHRIST CHILD...

MIRACLE OF THE BOY WHO OFFERED HIS BREAD TO THE CHRIST CHILD, miniature by Lieven van Lathem
MIRACLE OF THE BOY WHO OFFERED HIS BREAD TO THE CHRIST CHILD, miniature by Lieven van Lathem 132 x 184 mm. Verso with 13 lines corresponding to de Laborde, p.211; from the first folio missing after f.100 in

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MIRACLE OF THE ACADEMIC SAVED FROM SIN BY RECITING AVE MARIA...

MIRACLE OF THE ACADEMIC SAVED FROM SIN BY RECITING AVE MARIA , miniature by Lieven van Lathem
MIRACLE OF THE ACADEMIC SAVED FROM SIN BY RECITING AVE MARIA , miniature by Lieven van Lathem 132 x 183 mm. Recto with 14 lines corresponding to de Laborde p.212; from the third folio missing after f.100 in

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MIRACLE OF THE ADULTEROUS WOMAN'S REPENTENCE, miniature by a...

MIRACLE OF THE ADULTEROUS WOMAN'S REPENTENCE, miniature by an assistant of Lieven van Lathem
MIRACLE OF THE ADULTEROUS WOMAN'S REPENTENCE, miniature by an assistant of Lieven van Lathem 130 x 178 mm. Verso with 14 lines corresponding to de Laborde p.155; from the second folio missing after f.12 in

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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
BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [The Marches, probably Camerino, 1460s]113 x 74 mm. iii paper + 108 + iii paper leaves: 1 12, 2 9(of 8 + i with miniature), 3-8 8, 9 9(of 8 + iii with

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BIBLE, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

BIBLE, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
BIBLE, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Bologna, c.1310-1315] 305 x 220mm. 541 leaves preceded and followed by marbled paper bifolia: 1 9 (of 10, i a cancelled blank), 2-52 1 0, 53-54 6, COMPLETE, catchwords on most final versos except the

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PSALTER HOURS, Use of Rouen, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIP...

PSALTER HOURS, Use of Rouen, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
PSALTER HOURS, Use of Rouen, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Normandy, c.1450]99 x 70 mm. i paper + 262 + iii paper leaves approx. with modern pagination omitting the twelve calendar leaves and p.121, lacking approx

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Ralph Higden, Polychronicon, in Latin, decorated manuscript ...

Ralph Higden, Polychronicon , in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper
Ralph Higden, Polychronicon , in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper [England, 15th century] 291 x 210mm. ii vellum + 376 paper + i vellum leaves: 1 1 4, 2 1 3 (of 14, final blank cancelled), 3 1 8, 4 3 0, 5 2 6, 6 1 6, 7 2 2, 8

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BOOK OF HOURS, in Latin, use of Bayeux, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRI...

BOOK OF HOURS, in Latin, use of Bayeux, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON
BOOK OF HOURS, in Latin, use of Bayeux, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Bayeux, c.1415 and c.1430-40] 180 x 130mm. i + 175 + i leaves: 1-2 6, 3-5 8, 6 2 (later addition of 2 + iii, lacking ii), 7-16 8, 17 9 (viii an inserted

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JOHANNES ANDREAE (Giovanni d'Andrea, c1270/5-1348) Lectura s...

JOHANNES ANDREAE (Giovanni d'Andrea, c.1270/5-1348). Lectura super arbore [consanguinitatis et affinitatis] and other texts on canon law, chiefly drawing on book V of the Summa de casibus conscientae of Astesanus de Ast, in Latin, ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER
JOHANNES ANDREAE (Giovanni d'Andrea

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BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rouen, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATE...

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rouen, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rouen, in Latin and French, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Rouen, c.1470] 170 x 120mm. 110 leaves: 1 6, 2 5(of 6, lacking ii), 3-4 6, 5-8 8, 9 6, 10-11 8, 12 6, 13-15 8, 16 3(of 4, lacking

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MINIATURES OF THE LIFE AND PASSION OF CHRIST with a Prayer t...

MINIATURES OF THE LIFE AND PASSION OF CHRIST with a Prayer to All Saints, in Dutch, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
MINIATURES OF THE LIFE AND PASSION OF CHRIST with a Prayer to All Saints, in Dutch, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Netherlands, c.1530]93 x 64mm. 29 + 4 leaves: 1 2, 2 3(of 2 + i

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CICERO, Marcus Tullius Epistolae ad Familiares, in Latin

CICERO, Marcus Tullius. Epistolae ad Familiares , in Latin
CICERO, Marcus Tullius. Epistolae ad Familiares , in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Florence, 1460-70] 270 x 175mm. i+155+ii leaves: 1-15 1 0, 16 5 (of 6, vi cancelled), COMPLETE, vertical catchwords in inner lines of ruling in

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FREUD, Sigmund (1856-1939) Autograph letter signed and four ...

FREUD, Sigmund (1856-1939). Autograph letter signed and four autograph correspondence cards signed ('Dr Freud') to an unidentified recipient [Elise Gomperz, wife of the philosopher and classicist Theodor Gomperz], Vienna, 25 July 1892 - 22 January 1893, together 3 pages, 8vo, and 6 pages, 12mo

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HENRY VIII (1491-1547), King of England Letter signed (at he...

HENRY VIII (1491-1547), King of England . Letter signed (at head, 'Henry R') to the Treasurer of the Chamber, Sir John Heron, Richmond, 22 November 1511, extending until Easter an obligation upon the London merchants Richard Gresham and William Cop[e]land to pay 3,000 crowns at 4s 3d the crown

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KAFKA, Franz (1883-1924)] A portrait photograph of Franz Ka...

KAFKA, Franz (1883-1924)]. A portrait photograph of Franz Kafka, bust length, [late 1917], REPUTEDLY THE PORTRAIT BELONGING TO THE WRITER'S MOTHER, 221 x 168mm, framed and glazed; [ with ] a portrait photograph of Kafka, three-quarter length, [in 1906, after receiving his doctorate in law], by

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LA FONTAINE, Jean de (1621-1695) Autograph document signed (...

LA FONTAINE, Jean de (1621-1695). Autograph document signed ('De la fontaine'), n.p. [Chateau Thierry], 6 October 1656, a receipt for a payment of 40 livres and 5 sous from Antoine le Giun as purchaser of 40 arpents of coppice wood from the bois de Barbillon in the year 1656, 'dont je promets luy

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LIVINGSTONE, David (1813-1873) Autograph letter signed (twic...

LIVINGSTONE, David (1813-1873). Autograph letter signed (twice, 'David Livingstone' and 'D. Livingstone') to an unidentified correspondent [the Prime Minister, Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston], River Shire [i.e. Zambesi], 12 November 1861, 12 pages, 4to , on blue paper.
LIVINGSTONE, David

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LOCKE, John (1632-1704) Autograph letter signed ('J Locke') ...

LOCKE, John (1632-1704). Autograph letter signed ('J. Locke') to [William] Charleton [the assumed name of William Courten], Lyon, 5 November 1678, 3 pages, 4to , address panel, docketed by the recipient, fragment of seal. Provenance : Maggs Bros Catalogue no. 616 (1935), no. 982 (one of 6 letters by

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MOORE, George Augustus (1852-1933) Corrected typescript of h...

MOORE, George Augustus (1852-1933). Corrected typescript of his collection of short stories, A Story-teller's Holiday [1918], very extensive autograph emendations, cancellations and additions, to almost every page in the first quarter, 580 pages, 4to (numbered) , in a red cloth slip-case.
MOORE

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NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1756-1805) Autograph letter signe...

NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1756-1805). Autograph letter signed ('Nelson & Bronte') to [Elizabeth, Lady Collier], Merton, 24 October 1801, one page, 4to ; with a separate autograph address leaf to Lady Collier.
NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1756-1805). Autograph letter signed ('Nelson & Bronte') to

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NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805) A set of sixteen 'Week...

NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). A set of sixteen 'Weekly account[s] of the R[igh]t Hon[oura]ble Sir W[illia]m Hamilton, and the R[igh]t Hon[oura]ble Lord Visc[oun]t Nelson', 21 June 1802 - 4 April 1803 (with gaps), two signed by Nelson, 'Paid by Lord Nelson Feb[rua]ry 9 [March 12th] 1803

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NELSON Autograph letter signed ('Nelson & Bronte') to [the c...

NELSON. Autograph letter signed ('Nelson & Bronte') to [the commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean], Major General William Anne Villettes, Victory , 3 August 1804, 6 pages, 4to , on bifolia, docketed on last blank by recipient.
NELSON. Autograph letter signed ('Nelson & Bronte') to [the

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ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598) Autograph letter signed ('Abra...

ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Autograph letter signed ('Abrah. Ortelius') to his nephew, Jacob Cool [Jacobus Colius], Antwerp, 2 February 1595, in Latin, one page, folio , integral address panel; with a translation.
ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Autograph letter signed ('Abrah. Ortelius') to his

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RALEGH, Sir Walter (1552?-1618) Autograph letter signed ('W ...

RALEGH, Sir Walter (1552?-1618). Autograph letter signed ('W. Ralegh') to Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury ["Bess of Hardwick"], Mile End, 8 March [1593], 25 lines written on one page, folio , integral address leaf, small red wax seal. Provenance : Richard Frank (antiquary, 1698-1762

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SCHILLER, Friedrich (1759-1805) Autograph letter signed ('Sc...

SCHILLER, Friedrich (1759-1805). Autograph letter signed ('Schiller') to his close friend, the jurist Christian Gottfried Körner, Weimar, 7 February 1788, one page, 4to , integral address leaf ('an Herrn Oberconsistorialrath D. Körner in Dresden'), signet seal in red wax.
SCHILLER, Friedrich

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TCHAIKOVSKY, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893) Autograph music manus...

TCHAIKOVSKY, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893). Autograph music manuscript, 'Allegro molto' ['Dance of the jesters and buffoons' from the opera Maid of Orleans , Act II], dated at the end Florence, 27 November 9 December 1878, in full score for orchestra, in ink on 20-stave paper by 'D.T. Éditeur, Paris

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WREN, Sir Christopher (1632-1723) Manuscript signed ('Chr Wr...

WREN, Sir Christopher (1632-1723). Manuscript signed ('Chr. Wren', in 47 places), his accounts as Surveyor of the King's Works for the year 1682-3, recording works at the royal residences of Whitehall, St James's, Westminster, Denmark House, Hampton Court, Greenwich, Newmarket, Winchester Castle and

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ASHENDENE PRESS -- MORE, Thomas (1478-1535) A Fruteful and P...

ASHENDENE PRESS -- MORE, Thomas (1478-1535). A Fruteful and Pleasaunt Worke of the Beste State of a Publique Weale, and of the Newe Yle called Utopia ... translated into Englyshe by Raphe Robynson ... MDLI . Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1906.
ASHENDENE PRESS -- MORE, Thomas (1478-1535). A Fruteful and

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ASHENDENE PRESS -- MALORY, Thomas (fl 1470) The Noble and Jo...

ASHENDENE PRESS -- MALORY, Thomas (fl. 1470). The Noble and Joyous Book entytled Le Mort Darthur . Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1913.
ASHENDENE PRESS -- MALORY, Thomas (fl. 1470). The Noble and Joyous Book entytled Le Mort Darthur . Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1913. 2° (398 x 274mm). Headings and

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