Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

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Datum der Auktion: 04.12.2018

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The Evangelist John, with his attribute and pointing to a copy of his...

The Evangelist John, with his attribute and pointing to a copy of his Gospel, with a single Latin word Iohannis in Insular capitals, on a silver cornerpiece from an Anglo-Saxon bookbinding [England, seventh to ninth century (most probably ninth century)] Silver cornerpiece, formed to fit around one

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Two fragments of John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew, in Beneventan...

Two fragments of John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew, in Beneventan minuscule, in Latin, manuscript in Latin on parchment [Italy (probably south east), eleventh century] Substantial portion of a leaf and a long strip from same, with remains of double column of 15 lines (main fragment) and 4 lines

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Bible, Leviticus, probably copied by a female scribe, in Latin, manuscript...

Bible, Leviticus, probably copied by a female scribe, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Germany (probably Kochel Abbey), c. 800] One near-complete bifolium and another half bifolium (each composed of numerous strips recovered from reuse as gathering supports in later bindings), both with double

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Fragment of two leaves from the Liber Glossarum, an early Carolingian Latin...

Fragment of two leaves from the Liber Glossarum, an early Carolingian Latin encyclopedia, with remarkably early vernacular glosses in Old High German, manuscript on parchment [Germany (probably south), first half of the twelfth century] Cutting with the top half of a leaf and part of the adjacent

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Cutting from a Lectionary with a Romanesque initial with bird heads...

Cutting from a Lectionary with a Romanesque initial with bird heads, manuscript in Latin on parchment [probably northern Germany (Rhineland), eleventh century] Large cutting from the centre of a leaf, with remains of double column with 26 lines in two sizes of a good and professional Romanesque

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Leaf from a Noted Breviary with a very large white-vine initial, in Latin...

Leaf from a Noted Breviary with a very large white-vine initial, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Germany, eleventh century (probably first half)] Single leaf, with 30 long lines in two sizes of a good German Romanesque bookhand, with e with a protruding tongue, using the et-ligature integrally

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 900 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Bifolium with a large white-vine initial, from a copy of Augustine...

Bifolium with a large white-vine initial, from a copy of Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Southern Germany or Austria, mid-twelfth century] Two conjoined leaves, with a 12-line high initial G (opening Gratias grano tritici …, on Psalm 69), in finely

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 900 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Two bifolia from a notably early antiphonal, in Latin, decorated manuscript...

Two bifolia from a notably early antiphonal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Germany, first half of the twelfth century] Four leaves, each with double column of 30 lines of text in an angular German hand, with simple neumes set above, blank spaces between words filled with thin red

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 2.500 £ - 3.500 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Cutting from a Noted Missal, with music in Beneventan neumes, in Latin...

Cutting from a Noted Missal, with music in Beneventan neumes, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, mid-twelfth century] Fragment from the foot of a leaf, with remains of two columns each with 17 lines in two sizes of a good early gothic bookhand (text from the Common of Martyrs and the Common

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Leaf from a lectionary, with readings for the feast of St. Michael the...

Leaf from a lectionary, with readings for the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, mid-twelfth century] Single leaf, with double column of 34 lines in a notably good and crisp early gothic bookhand, without biting curves but retaining some earlier letterforms

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Leaf from a large and handsome Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on...

Leaf from a large and handsome Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Germany, thirteenth century] Single leaf, with double column of 34 lines in a good German gothic bookhand, music in neumes arranged around coloured clef lines, capitals touched in red, rubrics in red, large simple

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Leaf from a Psalter, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [England...

Leaf from a Psalter, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [England or Low Countries, reportedly for English market, last decades of the thirteenth century] Single leaf, with single column of 17 lines in an angular gothic bookhand, red rubric, one-line initials in gold or blue with

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Fragment from a Missal or Breviary, with readings for the Office of St...

Fragment from a Missal or Breviary, with readings for the Office of St. Stephen, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France or England, late thirteenth century] Small rectangular cutting, with remains of single column of 13 lines in two sizes of a professional and spiky bookhand, capitals

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Leaf from a Glossed Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on...

Leaf from a Glossed Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France (most probably Paris), thirteenth century] Single large leaf, with main text in single column of 26 lines in a fine and professional early gothic hand (with parts of Zacharias 12 and 13), with gloss arranged on either

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Leaf from a monumental Lectern Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on...

Leaf from a monumental Lectern Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Flanders or Southern Netherlands (perhaps Tournai), c. 1275] Single very large leaf, with double column of 33 lines in fine angular and formal bookhand (with Leviticus 23:27-24:23; written space 336 by 210mm.) with

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Leaf with entries for the Interpretations of Hebrew names from a University...

Leaf with entries for the Interpretations of Hebrew names from a University Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [northern France (Paris), mid-thirteenth century] Single leaf, three columns of 55 lines in an excellent and precise gothic bookhand (with entries for F and G), red or

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Leaf from a University Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on...

Leaf from a University Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Italy (probably Bologna), second half of thirteenth century] Single leaf, with double column of 41 lines in a tiny and rounded gothic bookhand (with Micheas 5:14-Nahum 1:15), paragraph mark in red, running titles and versal

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Leaf from the ‘Bohun Bible’, a monolithic Lectern Bible, manuscript in...

Leaf from the Bohun Bible, a monolithic Lectern Bible, manuscript in Latin on parchment [England (East Anglia, perhaps Cambridge), c. 1340s] Single vast leaf, with double column of 22 lines in a rounded English gothic bookhand (with Ecclesiasticus 24:43-25:28) with significant lateral compression of

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Bifolium from Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum historiale, in Latin, decorated...

Bifolium from Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum historiale, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France (Paris), c. 1400] Two conjoined leaves, with double column of 46 lines in a fine late gothic bookhand influenced by lettre bâtarde (written space: 250 by 155mm.; here with book 29: 40-42 and

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 900 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Leaf from a Processional, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France or Low...

Leaf from a Processional, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France or Low Countries, c. 1400] Single leaf, with single column of 7 lines of text in a good gothic bookhand, with a distinctive ligature of the ve in Ave where this word begins the line so that the e is formed from a singled bowed

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Leaf from a copy of a Homiliary with a text ascribed to Bede, in Latin...

Leaf from a copy of a Homiliary with a text ascribed to Bede, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [probably England, mid-fifteenth century] Two wide strips, each with approximately a column of text from the full height of a single leaf (and thus reuniting to reform that leaf), each column

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Four leaves from Gregory the Great, Moralia in Iob, in Latin, decorated...

Four leaves from Gregory the Great, Moralia in Iob, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France, fifteenth century] Four large leaves, each with remains of double columns of 49 lines in a good gothic bookhand, capitals touched in red, small red or blue initials, running titles in alternate

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Calendar leaf for December, from a Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated...

Calendar leaf for December, from a Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Southern Netherlands (Bruges, for the British market), c. 1460] Single leaf, with two small square miniatures (each approximately 33mm. high), showing (i) the killing of a hog with a man cutting its

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Bifolium from a Renaissance Book of Hours

Bifolium from a Renaissance Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [France (probably Paris), c. 1520] Two conjoined leaves, each with single column of 20 lines of text in two sizes of a late gothic hand showing substantial influence from humanist script (note ct-ligature

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Collection of leaves from Breviaries and Books of Hours

Collection of leaves from Breviaries and Books of Hours, in Latin and Dutch, illuminated manuscripts on parchment [thirteenth to fifteenth century] Nine leaves (including a bifolium): (i) bifolium from a Breviary, each leaf with single column of 19 lines in a rustic early gothic bookhand, one-line

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Bifolium from a copy of Justinian, Digest, in Latin, decorated manuscript...

Bifolium from a copy of Justinian, Digest, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy, late thirteenth century or c. 1300] Two conjoined leaves, each with double column of 43 lines of main text, that text encased within smaller script of gloss on three sides (once probably four, but

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Leaf from Cicero, De Inventione, in Latin, humanist manuscript on parchment...

Leaf from Cicero, De Inventione, in Latin, humanist manuscript on parchment [Italy, c. 1450] Single leaf, with single column of 28 lines of a thin and delicate humanist hand, simple initials in red or blue, rubrics in red, a few marginal notes in main hand, prickings for lines visible in outer

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Bifolium from Gerard of Cremona (also de Sabloneta), Practica Joannis...

Bifolium from Gerard of Cremona (also de Sabloneta), Practica Joannis Serapionis, a Latin translation of Serapions medical handbook, manuscript on parchment [Italy (perhaps south), late thirteenth or early fourteenth century] Two conjoined leaves, each with double column of 49 lines of a rounded

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 900 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Dante Alighieri, Commedia: Inferno X, 1-90, in Tuscan Italian, single leaf...

Dante Alighieri, Commedia: Inferno X, 1-90, in Tuscan Italian, single leaf from a decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (probably Tuscany), last quarter of fourteenth century or very early fifteenth century] Single leaf, with single column of 45 lines in brown ink an early semi-humanist hand of

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

Datum: 04.12.2018

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Substantial fragment of a codex of Ugolinus Pisanus

Substantial fragment of a codex of Ugolinus Pisanus, Philogenia, in Latin, manuscript on paper with an apparently unrecorded example of a domestic cat among its watermarks [Italy, second quarter of fifteenth century] 25 leaves, formed from two complete quires of 8 leaves each, plus four further

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 04.12.2018