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The History of Western Script: A Selection from The Schøyen Collection, in Celebration of the Collector’s Eightieth Birthday
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The History of Western Script: A Selection from The Schøyen Collection, in Celebration of the Collector’s Eightieth Birthday

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Auction dates
July 08, 2020 10:30 AM 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
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Buyer's premium
25 % (exc. Sales tax)
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Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined ‡ Stamp seal with quadrupeds, on steatite or chlorite block [Near East, 5th or 4th millennium BC]
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1
3,800 GBP
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3,800 GBP
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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Book of the Dead, in Heiratic, section of linen wrapping [Egypt, probably fourth century BC.]
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1
5,000 GBP
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5,000 GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined ‡ Homer, Iliad XI:1-5, in Greek, epic verse, manuscript on papyrus [Egypt, 2nd century AD.]
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1
12,000 GBP
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12,000 GBP
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12,000 - 18,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Record of testamentary charities, in Latin, manuscript on bronze [Mediterranean, dated 209 AD.)]
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1
7,000 GBP
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7,000 GBP
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7,000 - 9,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ A homily discussing adultery, in Greek, manuscript on parchment [Greece, 11th century]
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1
3,500 GBP
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3,500 GBP
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GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Breviary, in Syriac, decorated manuscript on parchment [Near East (probably Syria), twelfth century]
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1
0 GBP
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3,800 GBP
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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined ‡ Hebrew Bible, Amos 5:7-7:11, manuscript on parchment [Oriental, tenth or eleventh century]
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1
42,000 GBP
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42,000 GBP
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30,000 - 50,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Hebrew Bible, with Kings Chronicles and Isaiah, manuscript on parchment [Germany, 12th/13th century]
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1
0 GBP
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6,500 GBP
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7,000 - 9,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Yačaxapatoum čark, Armenian sermons, manuscript on parchment [Greater Armenia, 12th century]
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1
0 GBP
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4,800 GBP
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5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Southern Italy, 11th century]
Quantity
1
4,200 GBP
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4,200 GBP
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GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Augustine, Tractatus in Johannem, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Southern Italy, 11th century]
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1
750 GBP
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750 GBP
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GBP
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300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Collectarium, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [southern central Italy (perhaps Sulmona), c. 1200]
Quantity
1
850 GBP
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850 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Passional, with an animal initial, manuscript in Latin, on parchment [Southern Italy, c. 1100]
Quantity
1
15,000 GBP
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15,000 GBP
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10,000 - 15,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Gregory the Great, Homily, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Southern Italy, 13th century]
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1
0 GBP
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1,900 GBP
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GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Southern Italy, 14th century]
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1
0 GBP
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1,900 GBP
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GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Athanasius, Life of St. Anthony the Great, manuscript on parchment [France, 9th century]
Quantity
1
5,000 GBP
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5,000 GBP
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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Bede’s commentary on Luke, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [most probably Germany, 9th century]
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1
0 GBP
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9,500 GBP
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10,000 - 15,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Bible, in Latin, in Carolingian minuscule, manuscript on parchment [France, 9th century]
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1
0 GBP
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19,000 GBP
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20,000 - 30,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Passio sanctorum Petri et Pauli, manuscript on parchment [Italy (probably Bobbio), 10th century]
Quantity
1
15,000 GBP
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15,000 GBP
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GBP
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15,000 - 20,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Lectionary leaf, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [probably Italy, tenth century]
Quantity
1
3,800 GBP
Opening bid
3,800 GBP
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GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Early Medieval Penitential, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France/Low Countries, 11th century]
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1
0 GBP
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2,800 GBP
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GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Low Countries or Germany, early to mid-11th century]
Quantity
1
1,000 GBP
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1,000 GBP
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GBP
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1,000 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Lectionary in Latin, manuscript on parchment [southern Germany, 11th century (probably 1st half)]
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1
0 GBP
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1,900 GBP
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GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Augustine, Epistulae, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France (perhaps Loire), 11th century]
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1
0 GBP
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7,500 GBP
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8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Augustine, Sermones, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Low Countries, 2nd half of 11th century]
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1
580 GBP
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580 GBP
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400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Paul the Deacon, Homiliary, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Germany, early 11th century]
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1
0 GBP
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1,900 GBP
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GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Vita Sancti Stephani, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Germany (perhaps Rhineland), c. 1100]
Quantity
1
1,800 GBP
Opening bid
1,800 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Isidore of Seville, Etymologiarum, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France, 12th century]
Quantity
1
3,500 GBP
Opening bid
3,500 GBP
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GBP
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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Sulpicius Severus, Life of St. Martin, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [St Albans, 12th century]
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1
8,600 GBP
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8,600 GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England, 12th century]
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1
0 GBP
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1,900 GBP
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GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Vergil, Georgics, in Latin, leaves in situ in an Oxford binding by D. Pinart [England, c. 1200]
Quantity
1
17,000 GBP
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17,000 GBP
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5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Matthaeus Platearius, De Medicinis, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England or France, 12th centu
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1
0 GBP
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1,900 GBP
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GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Atlantic Bible leaf with white vine initial, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, 12th century]
Quantity
1
3,000 GBP
Opening bid
3,000 GBP
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GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Sermons on the Annunciation of the Virgin, manuscript in Latin on parchment [Italy, 12th century]
Quantity
1
2,600 GBP
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2,600 GBP
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2,500 - 3,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Vast white vine initial in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, 12th century]
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1
0 GBP
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6,500 GBP
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7,000 - 9,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Homilies, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [northern Italy (perhaps the Veneto), c. 1200]
Quantity
1
1,100 GBP
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1,100 GBP
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GBP
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1,500 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Glossed Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Northern France, 13th century]
Quantity
1
800 GBP
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800 GBP
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GBP
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800 - 1,200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Leaf from the Villeneuve-lès-Avignon Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France, 13th century]
Quantity
1
1,500 GBP
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1,500 GBP
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GBP
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1,500 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Commentary on Matthew 2:11-18, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England, c. 1200]
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1
0 GBP
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2,800 GBP
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GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Aristotle, Priora Analytica, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France/England, thirteenth century]
Quantity
1
2,000 GBP
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2,000 GBP
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GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Lectern Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [southern Flanders (perhaps Tournai), c. 1275]
Quantity
1
2,000 GBP
Opening bid
2,000 GBP
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GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Commentaries on Luke, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France/Low Countries, 13th or 14th century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
4,800 GBP
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GBP
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5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Bulls of Pope Boniface VIII, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [northern France, c.1300]
Quantity
1
950 GBP
Opening bid
950 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Decretals, in Latin, from a large manuscript on parchment [Italy, 14th century]
Quantity
1
1,500 GBP
Opening bid
1,500 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Guillelmus Durandus, Repertorium juris, manuscript on parchment [Italy & England, 14th century]
Quantity
1
1,200 GBP
Opening bid
1,200 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
800 - 1,200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Hercules Oetaeus, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, later 14th century or c. 1400]
Quantity
1
2,000 GBP
Opening bid
2,000 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Vitae sanctorum, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Germany, Rhineland, c.1300]
Quantity
1
3,000 GBP
Opening bid
3,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Germany, fifteenth century]
Quantity
1
700 GBP
Opening bid
700 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Bible manuscript on parchment [Austria or southern Germany, second half of fifteenth century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
950 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Bohemian Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Bohemia (probably Prague), c. 1430]
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 Ɵ Commentary on Cato, Distichs I:19-20, in Latin, manuscript on paper [Italy, 15th century]
Quantity
1
1,200 GBP
Opening bid
1,200 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Ɵ Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Germany, late fifteenth or early sixteenth 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 Ɵ Livy, Ab Urbe Condita Libri, in Latin, humanist manuscript on parchment [Italy, c. 1450-60]
Quantity
1
900 GBP
Opening bid
900 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Provençal manuscript charter of Huc Viel, document on parchment [Provence, dated 1294]
Quantity
1
3,000 GBP
Opening bid
3,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Forged charter of Abbey of St. Vincent, manuscript in French on parchment [France, 16th century]
Quantity
1
500 GBP
Opening bid
500 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined The archive of the Honour of Eye, manuscripts on paper or parchment [England, 14th and 16th century]
Quantity
1
13,000 GBP
Opening bid
13,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 GBP