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Western Manuscripts and Miniatures
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Western Manuscripts and Miniatures

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Auction dates
Dec 07, 2020 02:00 PM GMT
Viewing dates
Dec 03, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM GMT
Dec 04, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM GMT
Dec 05, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM GMT
Dec 06, 2020 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM GMT
Auction currency
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Buyer's premium
25 % (exc. Sales tax)
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There are 76 lots within this auction
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Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Two small cuttings from a commentary on Luke 10, in Latin, with a large decorated initial,
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1
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480 GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Sacramentary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment
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1
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1,100 GBP
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1,200 - 1,800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Romanesque Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment
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1
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1,400 GBP
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GBP
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1,500 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Palladius of Cappadocia, Historia Lausiaca, in Latin translation, cutting from a large leaf,
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1
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950 GBP
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1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Glossed Gospel of Luke, in Latin, manuscript on parchment
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1
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280 GBP
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300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Single leaf from a monumental Biblical codex, with Revelation 18-19, in Latin, manuscript
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1
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550 GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Cutting from a monumental Missal with large painted initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript
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1
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950 GBP
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1,000 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Bifolium from an early choirbook, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment
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1
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480 GBP
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GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Fragment of a manuscript of the works of John Damascene, De fide orthodoxa, in Latin
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1
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550 GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Bifolium from a medieval Latin schoolbook with the Distichs of Cato, and the Eclogues of Theodulus,
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1
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650 GBP
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700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Peter Lombard, Libri quatour sententiarum, in Latin, decorated manuscript
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1
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550 GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from the 'Interpretations of Hebrew Names' from the St Albans Abbey Bible, in Latin
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1
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950 GBP
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GBP
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1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from the Psalms from a finely decorated Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment
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1
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480 GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Cutting from a monumental Old Testament codex, in Latin, manuscript on parchment,
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1
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480 GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Cutting from a copy of the Corpus Juris Civilis, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
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1
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480 GBP
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GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Johannes de Freiburg, leaves from an extremely large codex of Summa confessorum, in Latin,
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1
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950 GBP
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GBP
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1,000 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Processional, in Latin, manuscript on parchment
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1
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90 GBP
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GBP
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100 - 200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Bifolium from a large and handsome Missal, , in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment,
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1
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650 GBP
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700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a large illuminated Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment
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1
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280 GBP
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GBP
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300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Three leaves from a large Choir Psalter, in Latin, manuscript on parchment
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1
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1,100 GBP
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1,200 - 1,800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from the Psalter with Passion Sequences copied by Pietro Ursuleo of Capuo
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1
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950 GBP
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GBP
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1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, in Latin, a leaf and a book-board with fragments and offset
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1
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480 GBP
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GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Jacobus de Cessolis, Liber de moribus hominum et officiis nobilium super ludo scacchorum,
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading Marsilius of Inghen, Quaestiones on Aristotle, De generatione et corruptione, in Latin,
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1
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1,900 GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Two leaves from Guarino Veronese, Regule grammaticales and Carmina differentialia,
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1
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1,100 GBP
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1,200 - 1,800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Thomas de Cantimpré, Bonum universale de apibus, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment
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1
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1,100 GBP
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GBP
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1,200 - 1,800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading A small teaching collection of fragments of medieval manuscripts
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1
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480 GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Collection of leaves or cuttings from liturgical manuscripts, in Latin, on parchment
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1
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480 GBP
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GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Collection of leaves from medieval manuscripts, in Latin, on parchment
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1
0 GBP
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480 GBP
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GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Collection of leaves or cuttings from medieval musical manuscripts, in Latin, on parchment
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1
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480 GBP
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GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Bifolium with four historiated initials from a lavishly illuminated Bible, in Latin
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading Cutting from a copy of the works of Augustine, with a miniature showing a peasant working
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1
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280 GBP
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GBP
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300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading The Nativity in a historiated initial, on a leaf from a manuscript Gradual,
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1
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1,100 GBP
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1,200 - 1,800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Habakkuk, historiated initial on a leaf from a large Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment
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1
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1,400 GBP
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GBP
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1,500 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Liber Benefactorum, most probably from Sint Janskerk, Mechelen, in Latin,
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading Large initial enclosing foliage and large gold bezants, on a cutting from an illuminated choirbook,
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1
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550 GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Fourteen initials with interlace or architectural decoration, from an illuminated choirbook,
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading Bifolium from a herbal glossary in the Synonyma tradition, in Latin, manuscript on parchment
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading John of St-Amand, Concordantiae, a medical compendium of Greek and Arabic authorities
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1
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650 GBP
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GBP
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700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaves from a medical text with entries on lung diseases including pneumonia (here "peripneumonia")
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1
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480 GBP
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GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading A Physician with Two Amputees, miniature from an early copy of Bartholomaeus Anglicanus,
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1
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3,800 GBP
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GBP
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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ The medical compilation of Siguna Stübichin, a noble female medical practitioner
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading Extracts from the Horoscope of the Elector of Saxony with catastrophic and dire events predicted for
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1
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650 GBP
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GBP
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700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Charter issued by Johannes "fitz Ley" of Coventry and Margaret his wife for Radulfus "Le Alley"
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1
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380 GBP
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GBP
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400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Three charters relating to the estates of Thornton and Leckhamstead
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1
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750 GBP
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GBP
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800 - 1,200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Four charters relating to Sandwich and other sites in Kent
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1
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950 GBP
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GBP
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1,000 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Large collection of charters, predominantly English, in Latin, French and English,
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1
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2,400 GBP
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GBP
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2,500 - 3,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Cardinal Carlo Carafa, Letters Patent granting the office of count of the Sacred Palace
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1
0 GBP
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1,400 GBP
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GBP
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1,500 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Emperor Charles V, document legitimising bastard sons of the Corner (Cornelia) family of Venice
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Venetian ducal document, issued by Doge Silvestro Valier in favour of Giovanni Tomaso di Colloredo
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1
0 GBP
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750 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
800 - 1,200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Letters Patent granted by Oliver Cromwell as "Lord Protector of the Comonwealth of England
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1
0 GBP
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650 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Two prayers ascribed to King Charles I, in Early Modern English, manuscript on paper
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1
0 GBP
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480 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Broadsheet advertising prices for oysters in Lady Quarter (from the last week of December to Midsumm
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
90 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
100 - 200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Antonius Azaro de Parma, Homilies, in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper
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1
0 GBP
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14,000 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Bartholomeus de Sancto Concordio, Summa de casibus conscientiae, in Latin,
Quantity
1
0 GBP
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14,000 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Legal compendium, drawing on Justinian, Institutiones, and Bartolo da Sassoferrato,
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1
0 GBP
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7,500 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Werner Rolevinck, De fraterna correctione and Tractatulus de forma visitationum,
Quantity
1
0 GBP
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6,500 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
7,000 - 9,000 GBP