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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 Collection of leaves from Psalters, in Latin, decorated or illuminated manuscripts on parchment
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6,000 GBP
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6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Two leaves from an Antiphonal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [eastern France (perha
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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 Two leaves from a large English manuscript of Petrus Riga, Aurora, in the first redaction of Aegi
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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 Registrum Brevium, a register of writs, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment
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1
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800 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 copy of Innocent IV, Apparatus in Quinque Libros Decretalium, in Latin, manuscript on
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1
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800 GBP
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800 - 1,200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from copy of William Durandus, Rationale Divinorum, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Germa
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1
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400 GBP
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400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a gargantuan copy of Petrus Comestor, Historia Scholastica, in Latin, decorated manuscr
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1
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800 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 copy of Priscian, Institutiones Grammaticae, in Latin with occasional word in Greek,
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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 Boethius, De Consolatione Philosophiae, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy, first
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1
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700 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 Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Bologna), second hal
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1
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400 GBP
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400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Three zoomorphic initials with bird and human faces, probably from a Canon Law manuscript on parc
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1
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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 Choirbook, with a large decorated initial incorporating a dragon, in Latin,
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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 Leaf from an Antiphonal, most probably of Franciscan Use, with a large illuminated initial, in La
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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 copy of Justinian, Corpus Iuris Civilis, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment
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1
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700 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 Three leaves from Innocent IV, Apparatus in Quinque Libros Decretalium, in Latin, manuscript on
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1
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1,000 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 a Promissione Ducale, the oath sworn by the doge of Venice, with two historiated initia
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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 Christ before Pilate, in a finely executed historiated initial, from a known Book of Hours, in La
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1
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5,000 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 an early Book of Hours, Use of Rome, with a miniature of Christ enthroned as the Salva
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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 Text leaf from the Chester Beatty Hours of 1408, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
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1
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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 Collection of leaves from early French Books of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscripts on parch
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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 Ɵ Book of Hours, Use of Besançon, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript codex on parchment
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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 A funeral scene, miniature on a leaf from a Book of Hours, Use of Paris, in Latin, illuminated ma
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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 Miniature of Pope St. Gregory’s vision, on a leaf from a Book of Hours, Use of Angers, in Latin,
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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 The Agony in the Garden, a large miniature from a Book of Hours, with a text leaf from the same,
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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 Book of Hours with a finely painted border with a dog and three monkeys, in Latin,
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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 a Book of Hours, Use of Rome, with a notably realistic painting of a frog in the margin
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1
0 GBP
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700 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 Leaf from a large illuminated Pontifical, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France, fifteenth ce
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1
0 GBP
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700 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 Two leaves from a Calendar, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France (perhaps central), fifteent
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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 Small fragment of Geremia da Montagnone, Compendium Moralium Notabilium, citing Cicero, Seneca,
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1
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600 GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Cuttings with decorated borders from a medieval manuscript, on parchment [Low Countries, late fif
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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 with a miniature from a Book of Hours, with stamp-signature of the Masters of Otto van Moerd
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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 Two leaves from an antiphonal from a Flemish charterhouse, with initial and decorated border, in
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1
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1,000 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 Two leaves from an opulently illuminated Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin, manuscript on parc
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1
0 GBP
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700 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 Twenty-six leaves from a Book of Hours, each with delicately painted flowers attributable to Corn
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1
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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 Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Psalter-Hours or Prayerbook of Brigittine Use, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parc
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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 Leaves from an English Book of Hours, Use of Sarum, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
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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 leaves with the Crown of Thorns and the Wounds of Christ in historiated initials, from a Book
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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 Two leaves from a notably large English Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchm
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1
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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 Collection of leaves from devotional books, in Latin, illuminated manuscripts on parchment [Engla
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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 calendar with near-contemporary addition of St. Bridget of Sweden, from a Book of Hou
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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 Psalter and Prayerbook, with rabbits playing music and dancing in the margin, in Lati
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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 Large initial enclosing St. Jerome writing, on a cutting from a grand Bible, in Latin, manuscript
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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 Pentecost, in a large historiated initial on a cutting probably from a Gradual, in Latin, illumin
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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 Two cuttings with illuminated initials from a copy of Augustine, Tractate on John, in Latin, manu
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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 with a full-page miniature of St. Lucy of Syracuse, from a prayerbook in German, illustrated
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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 The original sin and the expulsion from the garden, miniatures perhaps from a Rosary, in German
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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 LOT WITHDRAWN
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1
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1,500 GBP
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Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from the Llangattock Breviary, with two historiated initials, in Latin, illuminated manuscri
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1
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5,000 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Bifolium from the Llangattock Breviary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Fer
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1
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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 St. Andrew holding his cross, in a large initial on a cutting from a Gradual, illuminated manuscr
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1
0 GBP
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4,000 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 Two leaves from a Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Italy (probably M
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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 Collection of leaves from Italian illuminated manuscripts, in Latin, on parchment [fourteenth and
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1
0 GBP
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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 Two leaves of John of Wales, Communiloquium or Summa collationum, in Latin, illuminated manuscrip
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1
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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 Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, in Latin, decorated manus
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1
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800 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
800 - 1,200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Terence, Phormio, in the humanist script of Giuliano di Antonio of Prato, in Latin verse, pale re
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1
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1,200 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
1,200 - 1,800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from Seneca the younger, Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, in fine humanist script, in Latin,
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1
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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 Psalter with Passion Sequences copied by Pietro Ursuleo of Capuo, in Latin, opulent
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1
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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 Adam de Montaldo, Tertia pars passionis, Latin verse on the Passion of Christ, fine humanist manu
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1
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2,000 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 4,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading The frontispiece leaf from an extremely early copy of the Apocalypsis Nova, attributed to the mys
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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