• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 116

    Eighteen leaves from a pocket Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, probably Paris, third quarter 13th century], (129 x 80mm), 46 lines, all but three leaves with an illuminated inhabited or decorated initial; together with a leaf from a Pontifical, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [?southern France, 14th century] (330 x 233mm), 22 lines, with an historiated initial, with foliate extensions the height of the page, showing a Bishop blessing the vestments (initial rubbed). (19)

    Price Realised  

    Eighteen leaves from a pocket Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, probably Paris, third quarter 13th century], (129 x 80mm), 46 lines, all but three leaves with an illuminated inhabited or decorated initial; together with a leaf from a Pontifical, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [?southern France, 14th century] (330 x 233mm), 22 lines, with an historiated initial, with foliate extensions the height of the page, showing a Bishop blessing the vestments (initial rubbed). (19)


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