Western Manuscripts and Miniatures

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Datum der Auktion: 02.07.2019

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Leaf from a very large copy of the Acta Sanctorum, with parts of the...

Leaf from a very large copy of the Acta Sanctorum, with parts of the Passion of St. Theodore the Martyr, in Beneventan minuscule, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy (probably Monte Cassino), eleventh century] Single large leaf, with remains of double column of 33 lines in a good and regular

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Two leaves from a copy of Seneca the younger, Epistulae Morales ad...

Two leaves from a copy of Seneca the younger, Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, late thirteenth or early fourteenth century] 2 single leaves, each with double column of 40 lines of a tall Italian gothic bookhand (with parts of epistles 81-2 & 83-4), spaces left

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Bifolium from a large decorated manuscript of Ovid, Heroides, in Latin...

Bifolium from a large decorated manuscript of Ovid, Heroides, in Latin elegiac verse couplets [Italy (perhaps Pavia), late thirteenth or fourteenth century] 2 conjoined leaves, with a large initial H (opening Haec tua Penelope lento tibi mitti …, the opening of the letter from Penelope to Ulysses

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Plautus, Amphitryon, in Latin verse, bifolium from a fine humanist...

Plautus, Amphitryon, in Latin verse, bifolium from a fine humanist manuscript on parchment [Italy (probably Florence), mid-fifteenth century] Two conjoined leaves, with single column of 28 lines of excellent humanist script (with parts of the end of Act 1, sc.1, lines 276-306 & the opening and end

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Cuttings from a Romanesque copy of Priscian, Institutiones Grammaticae, in...

Cuttings from a Romanesque copy of Priscian, Institutiones Grammaticae, in Latin with a single word in Greek, manuscript on parchment [Germany, twelfth century] 4 rectangular cuttings (all half leaves bisected laterally), with remnants of single column of 18 lines in a handsome Romanesque script

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Magister Rufinus, Summa decretorum, in Latin, manuscript on parchment...

Magister Rufinus, Summa decretorum, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England, middle third of the twelfth century] Strip cut from the vertical side of a leaf, with remains of 35 lines from a single column in an excellent angular bookhand, written without biting curves and above topline, capitals

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Two cuttings from a Noted Breviary, in Latin, manuscript on parchment...

Two cuttings from a Noted Breviary, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Germany, mid-twelfth century] Two long and tall cuttings from a large parent codex, collectively with parts of double column of 2 sizes of 32 lines in an early gothic bookhand (with parts of service for the dedication of a church

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Leaf from a Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on manuscript...

Leaf from a Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on manuscript [Italy, mid-twelfth century] Substantial fragment of a leaf, with double column of 30 lines in an elegant Romanesque hand with pronounced wedges at end of ascenders and without biting curves, rubrics in ornamental red capitals, 7

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Fragment from a monumental Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on...

Fragment from a monumental Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France, mid-twelfth century] Half leaf, bisected laterally, with remains of double column of 17 lines in a notably fine early gothic bookhand, without biting curves, capitals touched in red, rubrics in red and pale

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Eight large fragments from a Romanesque Passional, in Latin, manuscript on...

Eight large fragments from a Romanesque Passional, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy (perhaps Tuscany), first half of twelfth century] 8 near-complete leaves, each recovered from a binding and bound together, each with remains of double column of 34 lines of large and elegant Romanesque

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Leaf from a Romanesque Bible, with large initial, in Latin, manuscript on...

Leaf from a Romanesque Bible, with large initial, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [southern France or northern Spain, second half of twelfth century (probably last decades)] Single leaf, with double column of 48 lines of a small and angular early gothic bookhand (written space: 203 by 125mm

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Leaf from a Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment...

Leaf from a Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [probably Rhineland, c. 1200] Single leaf, with single column of 23 lines in a skilled professional early gothic hand, without biting curves but with a pronounced ct-ligature (a feature that clung on in Germanic scriptoria

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Bifolium from a copy of Peter Lombard, Magna Glossatura in Epistolas Pauli...

Bifolium from a copy of Peter Lombard, Magna Glossatura in Epistolas Pauli, with parts of St. Pauls epistle to Timothy, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [northern France (doubtless Paris), thirteenth century] 2 conjoined leaves, with double column of 28 lines of main text, with gloss set

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Leaf from a Glossed Bible from the medieval library of Cambron Abbey, in...

Leaf from a Glossed Bible from the medieval library of Cambron Abbey, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [northern France (doubtless Paris), mid-thirteenth century] Single large leaf, with main column of 23 lines in angular early gothic bookhand (with Iob 31:7-23, written space including

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Two bifolia from a philosophical text citing Aristotle, De Anima, and the...

Two bifolia from a philosophical text citing Aristotle, De Anima, and the works of St. Augustine among others, in Latin, from the medieval library of the Carthusians of Buxheim, manuscript on parchment [southern Germany (Bavaria, probably Buxheim, near Memmingen), thirteenth century] 4 leaves (2

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Leaves from an English pocket Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment...

Leaves from an English pocket Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England (probably Oxford), second half of thirteenth century] 7 continuous leaves (modern pencil foliation 398-404), with double column of 44 lines of professional and spiky English early gothic bookhand, capitals touched in

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Leaves from an English pocket Bible with a human drollery and a large...

Leaves from an English pocket Bible with a human drollery and a large illuminated initial, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England (probably Oxford), second half of thirteenth century] 8 continuous leaves (a gathering, modern pencil foliation 405-12), with double column of 44 lines of

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Six leaves from pocket Bibles and a related university text, in Latin...

Six leaves from pocket Bibles and a related university text, in Latin, illuminated and decorated manuscripts on parchment [France, Italy and England, thirteenth century] 6 leaves, comprising: (i) 2 leaves from a Bible, one with a historiated initial of Baruch seated as a medieval scribe with pen and

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 1.200 £ - 1.800 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Leaf from a Psalter, with extremely large illuminated initials, in Latin...

Leaf from a Psalter, with extremely large illuminated initials, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [southern Netherlands (Flanders), second half of thirteenth century (c. 1275)] Single leaf, with single column of 23 lines in a graceful and rounded early gothic bookhand (written space: 173 by 95mm

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.200 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Bifolium from a Cistercian Breviary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript in...

Bifolium from a Cistercian Breviary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript in Latin on parchment [France (Picardy, perhaps Amiens), c. 1290] 2 conjoined leaves, each with double column of 25 lines in a tall and spiky early gothic bookhand, capitals touched in red and formed of elaborate penstrokes, red

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Leaf from an early Book of Hours, with a yellow rabbit, in Latin...

Leaf from an early Book of Hours, with a yellow rabbit, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [France, late thirteenth or perhaps early fourteenth century] Single leaf, with single column, 19 lines in a professional early gothic bookhand, capitals touched in red, rubrics in red, one-line

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Leaf from a Gratian, Decretum, with gloss, in Latin, manuscript on...

Leaf from a Gratian, Decretum, with gloss, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France, last decades of twelfth century or early decades of thirteenth century] Single leaf, with double column of main text with 42 lines of a thin and exquisitely precise early gothic bookhand, with biting curves and the

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 900 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Bifolium from Jacobus de Voragine, Sermones de sanctis, in Latin, decorated...

Bifolium from Jacobus de Voragine, Sermones de sanctis, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy, fourteenth century (perhaps first half)] 2 conjoined leaves, each with double column of 33 lines in a tiny rounded Italian bookhand heavily influenced by university script, capitals touched in

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Leaves from an extremely large codex of John of Freiburg, Summa confessorum...

Leaves from an extremely large codex of John of Freiburg, Summa confessorum and the same authors Tractatus de instructione confessorum, in Latin, manuscript on parchment with another seven fragments from two near-contemporary legal manuscript codices of same date on parchment [France and Italy

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Bifolium from a copy of John Marchesinus, Mammotrectus super Bibliam, or...

Bifolium from a copy of John Marchesinus, Mammotrectus super Bibliam, or nourisher on the Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France, fifteenth century] 2 conjoined leaves (innermost bifolium from gathering), with double column of 49 lines in a good French late medieval bookhand

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Leaf from a theological commentary with alphabetical entries, these here on...

Leaf from a theological commentary with alphabetical entries, these here on teaching, tolls and preaching, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France, fourteenth century] Single leaf, with double column of 54 lines in a squat university hand with numerous abbreviations, capitals touched in red

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Bifolium from an illuminated Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment...

Bifolium from an illuminated Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy (perhaps Milan), fourteenth century] 2 conjoined leaves, each with double column of 39 lines in 2 sizes of a good and rounded gothic bookhand, rubrics in red, small initials in red or blue, larger initials in same with

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 400 £ - 600 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Three bifolia from a decorated manuscript Missal, in Latin, on parchment...

Three bifolia from a decorated manuscript Missal, in Latin, on parchment [Italy, fifteenth century] 6 leaves (3 bifolia), each with single column of 27 lines in 2 sizes of an excellent late gothic bookhand, capitals touched in yellow wash, red rubrics, one-line initials in alternate red and blue

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Three bifolia from a gargantuan Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment...

Three bifolia from a gargantuan Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Germany (perhaps Rhineland), late fourteenth century or perhaps opening of fifteenth century] 6 leaves (3 bifolia), each leaf with double column of 31 lines in two sizes of an accomplished gothic bookhand with pronounced

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 500 £ - 700 £

Datum: 02.07.2019

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Choirbook leaf with a delicately painted initial, in Latin, manuscript on...

Choirbook leaf with a delicately painted initial, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy (perhaps Veneto), mid-thirteenth century] Single large leaf, with an initial D (opening Dum per ambularet dominus iuxta …, the verse for the first night of the Feast of St. Andrew), in soft pale brown strokes

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 02.07.2019