• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 121

    Two leaves from a Breviary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum, [southern Netherlands, 15th century], (98 x 66mm), 22 lines, one leaf with a large illuminated initial and full-page scatter border, the other with a large initial and accompanying monochrome acanthus border with a bas-de-page miniature showing a reclining cleric (both leaves cropped into upper border, the first with small remnants of mounting to upper and lower borders, the second with some small losses of white pigment); together with, the Entry into Jerusalem, an illuminated full-page cut on vellum from a printed Horae, [France, c.1500], 97 x 66m (some slight rubbing to area of ground with loss of green pigment). (3)

    Price Realised  

    Two leaves from a Breviary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum, [southern Netherlands, 15th century], (98 x 66mm), 22 lines, one leaf with a large illuminated initial and full-page scatter border, the other with a large initial and accompanying monochrome acanthus border with a bas-de-page miniature showing a reclining cleric (both leaves cropped into upper border, the first with small remnants of mounting to upper and lower borders, the second with some small losses of white pigment); together with, the Entry into Jerusalem, an illuminated full-page cut on vellum from a printed Horae, [France, c.1500], 97 x 66m (some slight rubbing to area of ground with loss of green pigment). (3)


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