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Western Manuscripts and Miniatures
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Auction dates
Jul 06, 2022 02:00 PM BST
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Jul 02, 2022 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM BST
Jul 03, 2022 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM BST
Jul 04, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
Jul 05, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
Jul 06, 2022 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
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Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Fragments of bifolia from a manuscript of Gratian
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500 GBP
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500 GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Seven tall rectangular cuttings from a manuscript of Justinian
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1
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500 GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Two leaves with legal treatises, including De carceribus (concerning prisons)
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500 GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Confirmation by Wiemar, son of Warin, of his father's grant of a garden in his park
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1
500 GBP
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500 GBP
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400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Grant by Abbot Peter and the community of the Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary
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1
4,200 GBP
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4,200 GBP
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1,000 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Grant by Richard Bowyer, prior of the Augustinian Priory of St. Thomas the Martyr,
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1
1,600 GBP
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1,600 GBP
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1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Copy of an agreement of William, Lord Fitzhugh, and Abbot John of the Cistercian Abbey
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1
500 GBP
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500 GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Charter of Trubadus, son of Petrus Raimundus, recording his sale of property in Canavels
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1
1,200 GBP
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1,200 GBP
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800 - 1,200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Grant by Johan de Arcenay and his wife Phelipe
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1
900 GBP
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900 GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading ‡ Three leaves from a clerical register, with records of appointments of clerics as chaplains
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1
0 GBP
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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 Papal indulgence for the Hospital at 'Ronceval' (Roncevaux in the high pass over the Pyrenees)
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1
8,000 GBP
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8,000 GBP
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6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading ‡ Document of the Raad van Vlaanderen, reissuing a long grant of Andries Velle
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1
380 GBP
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380 GBP
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300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Three leaves from two manuscripts of the records probably from a Bohemian or Austrian church
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1
700 GBP
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700 GBP
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800 - 1,200 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
0 GBP
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500 GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Doctoral diploma issued by the lawyer Nicolo dall'Armi on behalf of the University of Bologna for Ja
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1
650 GBP
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650 GBP
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800 - 1,200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading ‡ Large initial 'A' with a standing angel, cutting from an illustrated manuscript choirbook
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1
0 GBP
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3,500 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 Psalter, with a lion and a griffon in the initials
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1
1,300 GBP
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1,300 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 Psalter, with a large historiated initial, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on
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1
1,000 GBP
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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 leaf from a Lectionary, with a large illuminated initial, in Latin, illuminated manuscript
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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 Leaf with prayers that follow a Litany, from a Book of Hours with border scenes most probably
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1
950 GBP
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950 GBP
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700 - 900 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Book of Hours, with a two-faced drollery in the border, in Latin,
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1
380 GBP
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380 GBP
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250 - 350 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from the Suffrages of Saints with two small square miniatures of SS. Michael the Archangel and
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1
950 GBP
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950 GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Book of Hours, Use of Paris, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
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1
0 GBP
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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 Book of Hours, Use of Paris, with a hound chasing a stag and a bird catching a frog
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1
0 GBP
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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 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
1,200 GBP
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1,200 GBP
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1,200 - 1,800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading ‡ The Holy Trinity in a large historiated initial on a leaf from the De Thou Gradual
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1
0 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 Leaf from a lavishly illuminated Book of Hours
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1
400 GBP
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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 ‡ Finely painted white vine initial 'R', from an 'Atlantic' Bible, in Latin,
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1
0 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 Three zoomorphic initials with bird and human faces
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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 Pentecost, in a historiated initial on a leaf from an Antiphonary, in Latin,
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1
0 GBP
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4,500 GBP
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5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading ‡ St. John the Baptist on a leaf from a Gradual
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1
0 GBP
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2,800 GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading ‡ The Ascension, within a large initial, from an illuminated manuscript choirbook on parchment
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1
950 GBP
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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 Valerius Maximus, Factorum et Dictorum Memorabilium, with a large initial enclosing
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1
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 Leaf from a Breviary, with a fine historiated initial, in Latin, illuminated manuscript
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1
750 GBP
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750 GBP
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400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading ‡ Leaf from the Llangattock Breviary, manuscript (Italy, 15th century)
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1
7,200 GBP
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7,200 GBP
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6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading ‡ Leaf from a Gradual, with a large illuminated initial, manuscript in Latin, on parchment
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1
0 GBP
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500 GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading ‡ King David in prayer, cutting from the inside of an initial, probably from a Psalter
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1
0 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 A bishop, in a historiated initial, on a substantial cutting from a choirbook leaf
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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 Single leaf from a Book of Hours with young male and female saints in the initials
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1
0 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 The frontispiece leaf from an extremely early copy of the Apocalypsis Nova
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1
2,400 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 Nine cuttings from illuminated borders, from two choirbooks, all on parchment
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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 Leaf from a finely illuminated Book of Hours
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1
0 GBP
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1,200 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 an English Book of Hours, Use of Sarum, with a miniature of a Dominican friar in prayer,
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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 Leaf from an English Book of Hours, Use of Sarum, with a miniature of the Virgin, in Latin
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1
650 GBP
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650 GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from an English Book of Hours, Use of Sarum, with a miniature of a funeral scene
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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 Leaves from an English Book of Hours, Use of Sarum, in Latin, illuminated manuscript
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1
0 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 A saint in an initial on a leaf from an early Book of Hours or a Psalter-Hours, in Latin
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1
650 GBP
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650 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 Book of Hours, each with delicately painted flowers and in one case a jewel
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1
1,200 GBP
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1,200 GBP
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1,200 - 1,800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Cutting from a Homilary, with fine line-drawn Christ and St. Peter in an initial
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1
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 The Virgin and her parents, in an initial on a leaf from a large Lectionary, in Latin,
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1
2,200 GBP
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2,200 GBP
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1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading The Feeding of the Five Thousand, in a historiated initial from a manuscript of Augustine
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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 Two cuttings with illuminated initials from a copy of Augustine
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1
0 GBP
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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 Psalter and Prayerbook, with rabbits playing music and dancing in the margin, in Latin
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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 Pentecost, in a large historiated initial on a cutting probably from a Gradual,
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1
0 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 ‡ Two cuttings with historiated initials from a Gradual
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1
0 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 Leaf from a fifteenth-century German Missal
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1
0 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 Summa Sententiarum, ascribed to 'Master Odo', in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment
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1
35,000 GBP
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35,000 GBP
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40,000 - 60,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Large remnant of the Psalter with Passion Sequences copied by Pietro Ursuleo of Capuo
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1
0 GBP
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7,000 GBP
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7,000 - 9,000 GBP