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The Roger Martin Collection of Western Manuscripts and Miniatures and other properties
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The Roger Martin Collection of Western Manuscripts and Miniatures and other properties

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Lots 1 - 130: The Roger Martin Collection of Western Manuscripts and Miniatures

Lots 131 - 142: Other Properties

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Auction dates
Jul 06, 2021 02:00 PM BST
Viewing dates
Jul 02, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
Jul 03, 2021 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM BST
Jul 04, 2021 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM BST
Jul 05, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
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Buyer's premium
25 % (exc. Sales tax)
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There are 142 lots within this auction
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Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a copy of Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job, in pre-Caroline Germanic minuscule, in Latin
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1
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12,000 GBP
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Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Three cuttings from a large and elegant Carolingian copy of Gregory the Great, Homiliary, in Latin
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1
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3,000 GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Fragment of a leaf from a Homiliary, with large coloured initials, in Latin, decorated manuscript
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1
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2,000 GBP
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2,000 - 4,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Sacramentary or Ritual, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [probably France
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1
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3,000 GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from an early copy of Arator, De Actibus Apostolorum, in Latin verse, with an apparently un
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1
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4,000 GBP
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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Two cuttings from an early Liber Pontificalis, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [perhaps Poland,
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1
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4,000 GBP
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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Single leaf from a Homiliary by either Haimo of Halberstadt or Haimo of Auxerre, in Latin, manusc
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1
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2,400 GBP
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2,500 - 3,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a notably early Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Germany, c. 1000
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1
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1,000 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 Jerome, Commentary on Matthew 27:47-56, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [probably Ger
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1
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1,000 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 a copy of Hrabanus Maurus, De Laudibus Sanctae Crucis, in Latin verse, manuscript
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1
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2,000 GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from an early Noted Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Germany, eleventh
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1
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1,200 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 Leaf from a Sacramentary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [probably Italy, last decad
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1
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1,500 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 Sacramentary, with a large decorated initial, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Germ
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1
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2,000 GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Missal, of Cistercian Use, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Austria or
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading Two leaves from a Gospel Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Germany, twelft
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1
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1,800 GBP
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GBP
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1,800 - 2,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Cutting from a Lectionary, with fine line-drawn Christ and St. Peter in an initial, in Latin, man
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a treatise on the Calendar, in Latin, finely decorated manuscript on parchment [France
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1
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2,000 GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Opening leaf from a copy of Gratian, Decretum, with a large white-vine initial, in Latin, decorat
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading Fragment of a bifolium from Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job, in Latin, manuscript on parchment
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1
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1,000 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 Sequentiary, mentioning both France and Paris, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Fra
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1
600 GBP
Opening bid
600 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Fragment from a leaf from a Bible or Gospel Book, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Fra
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1
0 GBP
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300 GBP
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300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Two bifolia from a copy of Papias the Grammarian, Elementarium Doctrinae Rudimentum, in Latin wit
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1
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2,000 GBP
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2,000 - 4,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Bifolium from a Peter Lombard, Magna Glossatura in Epistolas Pauli, with two large illuminated init
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1
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1,000 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 John, of great refinement and with numerous gold initials, in Latin
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1
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1,000 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 Psalter, with Great Gloss of Peter Lombard, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchme
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1
0 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 Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Germany, early thirteenth ce
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1
0 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 Reserve not met Leading Two leaves from an early Psalter-Hours, with numerous penwork drolleries of a hanged man, a cow
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1
0 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 Reserve not met Leading Four leaves from a lavishly illuminated Psalter, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [northern Engl
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1
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5,000 GBP
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GBP
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5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Psalter, with a large historiated initial, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchm
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a finely illuminated Psalter, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [southern
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1
0 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 Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Psalter or Psalter-Hours, with large illuminated initial, in Latin, manuscript on par
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1
0 GBP
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600 GBP
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GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading David Harping in a historiated initial on a leaf from a Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript
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1
0 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 Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Bible, with the Interpretation of Hebrew Names, in Latin, decorated manuscript on par
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1
0 GBP
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600 GBP
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GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaves from the Tollemache-Wardington Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Franc
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a pocket Bible of tiny proportions, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France
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1
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300 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 Collection of leaves from medieval Bibles, in Latin, decorated or illuminated manuscripts on parc
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading Leaf from Peter Lombard, Magna Glossatura in Epistolas Pauli, in Latin, decorated manuscript on
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1
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500 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 Two leaves from a copy of Peter Lombard, Libri Quattour Sententiarum, in Latin, manuscript on par
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1
0 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 Reserve not met Leading Leaf from an early copy of Gratian, Decretum, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France
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1
0 GBP
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300 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 Collection of leaves from legal manuscripts, in Latin, on parchment [thirteenth to fourteenth cen
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1
0 GBP
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2,400 GBP
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2,500 - 3,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from Philip the Chancellor, Sermons on the Psalms, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [northe
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1
0 GBP
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600 GBP
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GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Four leaves from a copy of William Peraldus, Summa de Vitiis, in Latin, decorated manuscript on
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1
0 GBP
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500 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 Leaf from Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment, with ano
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1
0 GBP
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500 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 Lower part of a large leaf from a copy of Aristotle, Metaphysica, in the Latin translation of Wil
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1
0 GBP
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500 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 Leaf from the celebrated Beauvais Missal, with three animal-headed drollery creatures, in Latin
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1
0 GBP
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3,000 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from the celebrated Beauvais Missal, with a single animal-headed drollery, in Latin,
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1
0 GBP
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3,000 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Three leaves from the gargantuan ‘Bohun Bible’, each with an illuminated initial, manuscript in
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1
0 GBP
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2,000 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from the St Albans Abbey Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [northern Fran
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
700 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from the St Albans Abbey Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [northern Fran
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
700 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from the St Albans Abbey Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [northern Fran
Quantity
1
0 GBP
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700 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Three leaves from a grand lectern Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Flanders,
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1
0 GBP
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3,000 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Two leaves from a richly illuminated Breviary, in Latin with French rubrics, manuscript on parchm
Quantity
1
0 GBP
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3,000 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading SS. Cosmas and Damian in a historiated initial on a bifolium from a Dominican Breviary, in Latin
Quantity
1
0 GBP
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2,000 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Two leaves from an early Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [southern
Quantity
1
0 GBP
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1,000 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
1,000 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Five leaves from an early Book of Hours, of Dominican Use, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on pa
Quantity
1
0 GBP
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1,000 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
1,000 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from an early Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [France (probably
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
2,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP