13 July 2016
THE FIERY FURNACE, historiated initial on a bifolium from a Giant Bible [Spain, probably Castile, c.1300]
394 x 270mm. 33 lines in two columns, ruled space: 250 x 70mm, pinpricks survive, headings in red and blue, two historiated initials and one illuminated initial (light smudging to one of the historiated initials, some marginal staining). The text runs from Ezechiel 47:6, ‘[...] dixit ad me certe vidisti [...]’ to 48:11‘[...] de filiis Sadoch qui cus[todierunt]’ and Jerome’s prologue to the book of Daniel, ‘[iudi]cis non satis moveor [...]’ to Daniel 2:8, ‘Respon[dit rex]’.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Highlights from the R. Eden Martin Collection features extraordinary first editions and manuscripts by the likes of Pasternak, Pushkin, Bulgakov and Tolstoy
The remarkable memoir of a British naval officer who witnessed and recorded the historic events of 11 November, 1918
Looking back on a week of auctions featuring masterworks representing some of the greatest collections assembled in the United States
Explore key British artists from the 19th century to the present day, to be offered across four sales of Modern British Art and British Impressionism this November at Christie’s London.