Lot Content

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
A COLLECTION OF DECORATED LEAVES, on vellum and paper, [15th -- 20th centuries]. Including a leaf from a choirbook [Spain, 17th century], 580 x 380mm, 9 lines on the verso in a post-medieval script in black ink and music of square notation on five-line staves, with a miniature on the recto in the style of the SPANISH FORGER [late 19th/early 20th century] depicting a monk presenting a book before a king and his councillors in an interior setting with tiled floor, an illuminated initial 'R' in red on a gold ground with blue acanthus tendrils extending around the text, which consists of the 'Rex Gloriose Martyrum' hymn from Lauds; a leaf from a choirbook [15th century], 585 x 400mm, 5 lines written in a well-spaced gothic hand in black ink with music of square notation, featuring three historiated initials upon gold grounds retouched in the 19th century.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VA… Read more
A COLLECTION OF DECORATED LEAVES, on vellum and paper, [15th -- 20th centuries]. Including a leaf from a choirbook [Spain, 17th century], 580 x 380mm, 9 lines on the verso in a post-medieval script in black ink and music of square notation on five-line staves, with a miniature on the recto in the style of the SPANISH FORGER [late 19th/early 20th century] depicting a monk presenting a book before a king and his councillors in an interior setting with tiled floor, an illuminated initial 'R' in red on a gold ground with blue acanthus tendrils extending around the text, which consists of the 'Rex Gloriose Martyrum' hymn from Lauds; a leaf from a choirbook [15th century], 585 x 400mm, 5 lines written in a well-spaced gothic hand in black ink with music of square notation, featuring three historiated initials upon gold grounds retouched in the 19th century.

Details
A COLLECTION OF DECORATED LEAVES, on vellum and paper, [15th -- 20th centuries]. Including a leaf from a choirbook [Spain, 17th century], 580 x 380mm, 9 lines on the verso in a post-medieval script in black ink and music of square notation on five-line staves, with a miniature on the recto in the style of the SPANISH FORGER [late 19th/early 20th century] depicting a monk presenting a book before a king and his councillors in an interior setting with tiled floor, an illuminated initial 'R' in red on a gold ground with blue acanthus tendrils extending around the text, which consists of the 'Rex Gloriose Martyrum' hymn from Lauds; a leaf from a choirbook [15th century], 585 x 400mm, 5 lines written in a well-spaced gothic hand in black ink with music of square notation, featuring three historiated initials upon gold grounds retouched in the 19th century.
Also including a leaf bearing the coat of arms of Castro y Zuñiga, 385 x 265mm; a decorative motif, 188 x 358mm [18th century?] incorporating foliate and naturalistic details; and a decorated leaf by the lithographer ALBERT WARREN (1830-1911) presented in 1904 to Edward Eden Peacock (1850-1909), 394x285mm, for his services as Honorary Secretary of London's Savage Club.
Special Notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

More from Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts

View All
View All