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Western Manuscripts and Miniatures
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Western Manuscripts and Miniatures

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Auction dates
July 08, 2020 02:00 PM BST
Viewing dates
July 04, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM BST
July 05, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM BST
July 06, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
July 07, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
Auction currency
GBP
Buyer's premium
25 % (exc. Sales tax)
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There are 45 lots within this auction
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Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Fragments of two letters in Greek, manuscripts on papyrus [Egypt, fourth to sixth century AD]
Quantity
1
4,200 GBP
Opening bid
4,200 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Two cuttings from a Noted Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [southern Germany, 12th century]
Quantity
1
320 GBP
Opening bid
320 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Two leaves from liturgical manuals, in Latin, manuscripts on parchment [Germany, 12th century]
Quantity
1
420 GBP
Opening bid
420 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Bede, Explanatio Apocalypsis, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France or Low Countries, 11th cent
Quantity
1
1,000 GBP
Opening bid
1,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Book of Hours leaf, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England, or Low Countries, mid-15th century]
Quantity
1
160 GBP
Opening bid
160 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
100 - 200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Cutting with armorial device and legal text, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, 14th century]
Quantity
1
1,100 GBP
Opening bid
1,100 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from a Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Northern France (Paris), mid-13th century]
Quantity
1
1,500 GBP
Opening bid
1,500 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from a Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Northern France (Paris), mid-13th century]
Quantity
1
1,500 GBP
Opening bid
1,500 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from a large Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Northern France (Paris), c. 1280-90]
Quantity
1
2,200 GBP
Opening bid
2,200 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from a large Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Northern France (Paris), c. 1280-90]
Quantity
1
2,600 GBP
Opening bid
2,600 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from a large Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Northern France (Paris), c. 1280-90]
Quantity
1
2,000 GBP
Opening bid
2,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from a Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Low Countries, 2nd half of 13th century]
Quantity
1
2,000 GBP
Opening bid
2,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from a Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Low Countries, 2nd half of 13th century]
Quantity
1
2,000 GBP
Opening bid
2,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from the 'Glastonbury Bible', in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England, 13th century]
Quantity
1
2,000 GBP
Opening bid
2,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from an antiphoner, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, 2nd half of the 13th century]
Quantity
1
550 GBP
Opening bid
550 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ascension of Christ, leaf from a manuscript choirbook on parchment [Italy, 1st half of 14th century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
1,900 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from a Gradual, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, early 14th century]
Quantity
1
300 GBP
Opening bid
300 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from a Gradual, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, early 14th century]
Quantity
1
300 GBP
Opening bid
300 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from an opulently illuminated Book of Hours, in Latin, on parchment [France (Paris), c. 1430]
Quantity
1
450 GBP
Opening bid
450 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Cuttings from the Choirbook of King Manuel I of Portugal, manuscript on parchment [Portugal,c. 1520]
Quantity
1
2,600 GBP
Opening bid
2,600 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined The Trinity, leaf from manuscript choirbook [southern Germany, 2nd quarter of the 16th century]
Quantity
1
2,000 GBP
Opening bid
2,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Nicolas Glockendon, Beheading of John the Baptist, manuscript on parchment [Nuremberg, c.1520-30]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
5,500 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Charter in Spanish, signed in Arabic, manuscript document on parchment [Central Spain, 1312]
Quantity
1
7,000 GBP
Opening bid
7,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Fragment of a 'Rente Boec' for Viane, manuscript on paper [East Flanders, late 15th century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
480 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Concord of Gui IV de Mostuejouls, the lord of Pinet, manuscript scroll on parchment [France, 1507/8]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
750 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
800 - 1,200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Confraternity of St.Nicholas de Tolentino, in Spanish, manuscript on parchment [Spain, 16th century]
Quantity
1
1,400 GBP
Opening bid
1,400 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Collection of leaves from Armenian manuscripts, all on paper [Armenia, 14th to 17th century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
1,400 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from the opening of an Armenian Gospel Book, manuscript on paper [15th or 16th century]
Quantity
1
700 GBP
Opening bid
700 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Thomas Aquinas' commentary on Peter Lombard, Sentences, in Latin, manuscript on paper [Italy, 1479]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
11,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Geographical compendium with Vibius Sequester and other authors, manuscript on paper [Italy, c.1477]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
19,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Cicero, Topica, in Latin, humanist manuscript on parchment [Italy (Florence), mid-15th century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
14,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Legal compendium, manuscript on paper [Italy, late 14th century or the early 15th century]
Quantity
1
20,000 GBP
Opening bid
20,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Giovanni da Capestrano, Legal opinions, in Latin, manuscript on paper [Italy, 15th century]
Quantity
1
7,000 GBP
Opening bid
7,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Manual of the laws of the Venetian republic, in Latin, manuscript on paper [Veneto, c.1500]
Quantity
1
12,000 GBP
Opening bid
12,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Drawings for the legend of St. Placidus, pen and wash on paper [southern Germany, late 17th century]
Quantity
1
5,500 GBP
Opening bid
5,500 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Italian verse, with a Petrarch sonnet and erotic poetry, manuscript on paper [Italy, 16th century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
3,800 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Guido Bentivoglio, Relazione della fuga, in Italian, manuscript on paper [Italy, 17th century]
Quantity
1
700 GBP
Opening bid
700 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
800 - 1,200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Manuscritto delle Famiglie Romane Nobili, in Italian, manuscript on paper [Italy, 18th century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
650 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Lorenzo Zanardi, Compendio del Tratterimento, in Italian, manuscript on paper [Italy, 18th century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
550 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Biblical readings, modern manuscript on parchment [probably Britain or Europe, late 19th century]
Quantity
1
700 GBP
Opening bid
700 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
400 - 600 GBP