• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 122

    Eight leaves from a Breviary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Utrecht, c.1460s], (98 x 66mm), 22 lines, all with illuminated initials with penwork flourishing into the margins, one making a border the height of the page and two with large initials and borders on two sides (one leaf with slight marginal dampstaining, one slightly cropped at inner edge touching border); ten individual leaves from an ecclesiastical decorated manuscript on paper, in German, [Germany, early-15th century], (217 x 150mm), 19 lines, with penwork initials in red and green, the opening leaf with flourishing forming border on two sides (first leaf with slight surface soiling at outer edge and with erased inscription at upper edge); together with a bifolium from a Grant of Arms, illuminated manuscript on vellum, [Austria, 18th century], (330 x 288m), 17 lines, in German, each page with decorative penwork border, with large illuminated miniature showing an elaborate coat of arms. (19)

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    Eight leaves from a Breviary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Utrecht, c.1460s], (98 x 66mm), 22 lines, all with illuminated initials with penwork flourishing into the margins, one making a border the height of the page and two with large initials and borders on two sides (one leaf with slight marginal dampstaining, one slightly cropped at inner edge touching border); ten individual leaves from an ecclesiastical decorated manuscript on paper, in German, [Germany, early-15th century], (217 x 150mm), 19 lines, with penwork initials in red and green, the opening leaf with flourishing forming border on two sides (first leaf with slight surface soiling at outer edge and with erased inscription at upper edge); together with a bifolium from a Grant of Arms, illuminated manuscript on vellum, [Austria, 18th century], (330 x 288m), 17 lines, in German, each page with decorative penwork border, with large illuminated miniature showing an elaborate coat of arms. (19)


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