• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 123

    Six leaves from a miniature Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum, [southern Netherlands, 3rd quarter 15th century], 76 x 51mm, 16 lines, from the Hours of the Holy Spirit, one leaf with large initial and full-page border (first leaf very slightly browned); thirteen leaves from a Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum, [Bruges, 15th century], (102 x 80mm), 15 lines, including the Hours of the Holy Cross and the opening of the Hours of the Holy Spirit, two leaves with large illuminated initials with bar-borders and full-page foliate borders, every other page with bar-border and floral sprays (occasional slight rubbing, one corner dampstained); and twelve leaves from a printed Horae on vellum, from Jean Pichore's octavo series, [France, early-16th century] (174 x 110mm), all leaves illuminated initials, full borders and two with full-page cuts of the Nativity and the Tiburtine Sibyll. (31)

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    Six leaves from a miniature Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum, [southern Netherlands, 3rd quarter 15th century], 76 x 51mm, 16 lines, from the Hours of the Holy Spirit, one leaf with large initial and full-page border (first leaf very slightly browned); thirteen leaves from a Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum, [Bruges, 15th century], (102 x 80mm), 15 lines, including the Hours of the Holy Cross and the opening of the Hours of the Holy Spirit, two leaves with large illuminated initials with bar-borders and full-page foliate borders, every other page with bar-border and floral sprays (occasional slight rubbing, one corner dampstained); and twelve leaves from a printed Horae on vellum, from Jean Pichore's octavo series, [France, early-16th century] (174 x 110mm), all leaves illuminated initials, full borders and two with full-page cuts of the Nativity and the Tiburtine Sibyll. (31)


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