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    Sale 5822

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 4

    CHRIST EXPELLING A DEMON from a blind and dumb man, historiated initial 'C' cut from St Augustine of Hippo (354-430), Sermons, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM

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    CHRIST EXPELLING A DEMON from a blind and dumb man, historiated initial 'C' cut from St Augustine of Hippo (354-430), Sermons, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
    [central Italy, second half 12th century]68 x 62mm. With 8 lines of text on verso in a well-spaced late caroline script (silver tarnished, traces of mount on verso). The initial probably opened 'Cum Domino' found in Sermon LXXI; the text on the verso comes from a discussion of Matthew 12:22-26, dealing with the driving out of demons. Stylistic features of the figures and decoration point to central Italy, perhaps Tuscany.


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