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    Sale 7590

    Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books

    4 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    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, [France, 14th century], 40 lines, 334 x 228mm, with text from Isaiah; two leaves from a missal, [perhaps Bologna or Padua, 14th century], 25-27 lines, 328 x 237mm, including large puzzle initial and elaborate penwork flourishing; a leaf from a missal, [Italy, 14th century], 27 lines, 330 x 238mm; leaf from a Book of Hours, [Paris, 1415-1420], 16 lines, 207 x 148mm, with initials with foliate infills and panel borders on recto and verso, with text from the Hours of the Virgin (lauds), from the collection of William Graily Hewitt (1864-1952), calligrapher and illuminator; leaf from a Book of Hours, [southern Netherlands, early 15th century], 16 lines, 135 x 98mm, with text from the Office of the Dead (vespers); leaf from a Book of Hours, [France, 15th century], 15 lines, 209 x 146mm, with text from the Hours of the Virgin (lauds); two leaves from a Book of Hours, [France, probably Paris, mid-15th century], 15 lines, 203 x 144mm, each with panel borders on recto and verso, with text from the Office of the Dead (vespers); together with one illuminated leaf on paper from an Ottoman Qur'an, [Turkey, probably 18th century], 186 x 115mm. Some leaves window-mounted. (17)

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    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, [France, 14th century], 40 lines, 334 x 228mm, with text from Isaiah; two leaves from a missal, [perhaps Bologna or Padua, 14th century], 25-27 lines, 328 x 237mm, including large puzzle initial and elaborate penwork flourishing; a leaf from a missal, [Italy, 14th century], 27 lines, 330 x 238mm; leaf from a Book of Hours, [Paris, 1415-1420], 16 lines, 207 x 148mm, with initials with foliate infills and panel borders on recto and verso, with text from the Hours of the Virgin (lauds), from the collection of William Graily Hewitt (1864-1952), calligrapher and illuminator; leaf from a Book of Hours, [southern Netherlands, early 15th century], 16 lines, 135 x 98mm, with text from the Office of the Dead (vespers); leaf from a Book of Hours, [France, 15th century], 15 lines, 209 x 146mm, with text from the Hours of the Virgin (lauds); two leaves from a Book of Hours, [France, probably Paris, mid-15th century], 15 lines, 203 x 144mm, each with panel borders on recto and verso, with text from the Office of the Dead (vespers); together with one illuminated leaf on paper from an Ottoman Qur'an, [Turkey, probably 18th century], 186 x 115mm. Some leaves window-mounted. (17)


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