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The History of Western Script: A further selection from The Schøyen Collection
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The History of Western Script: A further selection from The Schøyen Collection

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Auction dates
Dec 07, 2021 02:00 PM GMT
Viewing dates
Dec 03, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM GMT
Dec 04, 2021 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM GMT
Dec 05, 2021 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM GMT
Dec 06, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM GMT
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25 % (exc. Sales tax)
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Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading The name of Princess Nubhetepti-khered, sheet of gold foil with hieroglyphs
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30,000 GBP
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30,000 GBP
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30,000 - 50,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Leaf from the Old Gelasian Sacramentary, containing a record of the earliest Merovingian and
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1
17,000 GBP
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17,000 GBP
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7,000 - 9,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Two cuttings from a bifolium of Smaragdus of St-Mihiel
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9,000 GBP
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9,000 GBP
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7,000 - 9,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Smaragdus of St-Mihiel, Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict, in Latin, in Visigothic minuscule
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1
16,000 GBP
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16,000 GBP
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20,000 - 30,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Cutting from a leaf of Pseudo-Hegesippus, De Bello Judaico et excidio urbis Hierosolymitanae,
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1
8,000 GBP
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8,000 GBP
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8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Leaf from a sermon collection, with parts of a tractate and a sermon by Augustine
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1
12,000 GBP
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12,000 GBP
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7,000 - 9,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Small cuttings from a Homiliary, with parts of Ambrose of Milan, Expositio Evangelii Secundum Luca
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1
700 GBP
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700 GBP
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400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Fragments of a single leaf from Gregory the Great
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1
1,000 GBP
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1,000 GBP
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300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Substantial part of a leaf of Maximus of Turin, Sermones, in a fine Carolingian minuscule
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6,000 GBP
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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 Ɵ Leaf from a Lectionary, perhaps made for the individual worship of a Carolingian nobleman
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1
8,000 GBP
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8,000 GBP
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8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Substantial fragment of a Carolingian Homiliary, perhaps that of Paul the Deacon, in Latin
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38,000 GBP
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38,000 GBP
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30,000 - 50,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Two leaves from Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job, in Latin, manuscript on parchment
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1
3,000 GBP
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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 Ɵ Leaf from a large Passional, with an early white-vine initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript
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1
4,200 GBP
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4,200 GBP
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2,500 - 3,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Leaf from a Homiliary, with a decorated initial, in Latin, manuscript on parchment
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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 Ɵ Leaf from a gargantuan Augustine, Tractatus in Iohannem, in Latin, decorated Romanesque manuscript
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1
3,500 GBP
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3,500 GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Leaf from a Gregory the Great, Homiliae in Evangelia, in Latin, manuscript on parchment
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1
2,000 GBP
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2,000 GBP
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1,200 - 1,800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Leaf from a very large Romanesque English Bible, with parts of 1 Maccabees 1:1-39
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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 Ɵ Haymo of Auxerre, Homily XI on St. John the Evangelist, in Latin, manuscript on parchment
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1
2,200 GBP
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2,200 GBP
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1,500 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Bifolium from a Homiliary, with part of Bede’s Homily 1:19, in Latin, decorated manuscript
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1
3,800 GBP
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3,800 GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Leaf from a Homiliary (probably that of Paul the Deacon), with parts of Bede’s Homily, 1:7-8
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1
4,800 GBP
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4,800 GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Leaf with a homily by Bede, from a monumental codex of Bede’s Homilies or Paul the Deacon, Homilia
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1
7,000 GBP
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7,000 GBP
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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Cutting from a gargantuan ‘Atlantic’ Bible, with parts of Ecclesiasticus 18-19, in Latin
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1
1,800 GBP
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1,800 GBP
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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Leaf from a Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment[southern Germany, c. 1100]
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1
800 GBP
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800 GBP
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1,000 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Bifolium from a Lectionary with Gospel and Epistle readings for the period after Easter
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1
2,000 GBP
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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 Ɵ Bifolium from a Homiliary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment
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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 Isidore of Seville, Sententiae, III, 18-21, on monasticism, in Latin
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1
2,400 GBP
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2,400 GBP
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1,000 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy, Inferno, Canto XXV, in Italian
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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 Reserve not met Leading Leaf from Johannes de Lana, Quaestiones de anima humana, a commentary on Aristotle
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1
1,300 GBP
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1,300 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 Alexander Bonini de Alexandria, In Duodecim Aristotelis Metaphysicae Expositio
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1
1,100 GBP
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1,100 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 Breviary, with parts of Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, in Latin, illuminated manuscript
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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 Ɵ Terence, Heauton Timorumenos, in the humanist script of Giuliano di Antonio of Prato
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1,600 GBP
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1,600 GBP
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800 - 1,200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Augustine, Contra Faustum, cutting from a leaf copied by the fifteenth-century humanist scribe
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4,000 GBP
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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 Forged charter concerning the passing of land at Framsden, Suffolk
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11,000 GBP
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11,000 GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Royal charter of King John, for Philip, son of Wastellion, and confirming the gift of an estate
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13,000 GBP
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13,000 GBP
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6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Leaf with extracts from the Testa de Nevill, a collection of original surveys of feudal landholdin
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5,000 GBP
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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 Inventory of gifts and legacies from mostly secular donors to the Abbey of St. Agnes of Gemona
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1
15,000 GBP
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15,000 GBP
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4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Quitclaim by Alan de Chipeden of lands in Holdsworth to Woodkirk Priory, in Latin
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1
850 GBP
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850 GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Confirmation of alms through a gift of land in “Osgotheby” (Osgodby, Selby), Yorkshire
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1
1,600 GBP
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1,600 GBP
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700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Grant of Land in Castley by Lady Yolande, daughter of Hugh de Lelay
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1
1,200 GBP
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1,200 GBP
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700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Grant of Land in Barthford and Gainford (both near Durham) and other smaller estates
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1
1,600 GBP
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1,600 GBP
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700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Confirmation by Henry de Leicester, prior of Coventry, of a grant by Walter Langton
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1
2,400 GBP
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2,400 GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Writ from Master Firmin de Lavenham to the Court of Canterbury about their mandate of 23 March 1330
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1
600 GBP
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600 GBP
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400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Four charters of London interest, in Latin, manuscript documents on parchment
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1
1,500 GBP
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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 Collection of nine English medieval charters from the Phillipps collection, in Latin
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1
3,000 GBP
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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 Three charters most probably from the archive of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, in Latin
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1
600 GBP
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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 Part of the archive of the Augustinian Priory of Campsey Ash, Suffolk, all in Latin
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1
17,000 GBP
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17,000 GBP
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6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Small collection of documents concerning the Dukes of Burgundy, in French and Dutch
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1
7,000 GBP
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7,000 GBP
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1,000 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading The greater and final part of the Dring charter collection, in all 161 manuscript documents
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1
20,000 GBP
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20,000 GBP
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20,000 - 30,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading “A terreal of all suche landes as Thom[a]s Yardley hathe in Beoley”
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1
16,000 GBP
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16,000 GBP
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7,000 - 9,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Four charters of Welsh interest, in Latin or Tudor English, manuscript documents on parchment
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1
4,000 GBP
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4,000 GBP
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1,200 - 1,800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading The archive of the rectory of Llanegryn, Merionethshire, Wales
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1
3,800 GBP
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3,800 GBP
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1,000 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading A small secular archive of charters from the Abbey of Inchaffray, Perth, Scotland
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1
3,000 GBP
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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 Small archive of Jersey charters, in French, single-sheet documents on parchment
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1
5,500 GBP
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5,500 GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Charter recording the sale of land from Thomasse
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1
800 GBP
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800 GBP
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700 - 900 GBP