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Leaf from a large Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Northern France (Paris), c. 1280-90]

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Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £
ca. 2.525 $ - 3.787 $
Zuschlagspreis:  n. a.
Los-Nr. 111, Aufrufe: 22

St. Peter holding the keys to Heaven, in an initial on a leaf from a large and fine Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Northern France (Paris), c. 1280-90] Four large leaves (two bifolia), the second leaf with historiated initial 'S' (opening "Symon petrus servuis ...", 2 Peter, the following leaves with parts of Revelation), in pink heightened with white penwork, enclosing a full-length portrait of Peter, on a red-brown tessellated ground, the whole initial on blue grounds with white foliage overlaid and enclosed within a thin gold frame, text border in pink and blue with gold bezants, with a dragon-like drollery creature biting the initial and sprays of foliage into the upper and lower margins, initials in red and blue with contrasting penwork (the larger of these with text borders of red and blue foliate shapes with scrolling penwork), running tiles and versal initials in alternate red and blue, red rubrics, double column of 41 lines, modern pencil folio nos. '452' & '453' and '457' & '458', slight cockling and stains to edges, else excellent condition, each leaf 300 by 210mm. From the same parent manuscript as the previous and following lots.

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Auktionshaus: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Titel: WESTERN MANUSCRIPTS AND MINIATURES
Auktionsdatum: 08.07.2020
Adresse: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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