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Western Manuscripts and Miniatures

Bloomsbury Auctions PLEASE NOTE, to make this auction as accessible and straightforward as possible for our clients, this sale will now start at 11.00am (and not 10.30am) Live Webcast Auction 03 Dec 2019 11:00 GMT

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The Walton Cicero fragment, with parts of the Verrine Orations, in Latin, manuscript on parchment

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The Walton Cicero fragment, with parts of the Verrine Orations, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [probably northern France or Low Countries, mid-...

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Leaf from a large Carolingian Passional, with readings for the Feast of St. Appolinaris of Ravenna,

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Leaf from a large Carolingian Passional, with readings for the Feast of St. Appolinaris of Ravenna, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [probably Fr...

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Compendium in Canticum Canticorum, in Latin, manuscript on parchment

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Compendium in Canticum Canticorum, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [northern Germany, late tenth century]cutting from a single leaf, with remain...

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Cutting from a Carolingian Lectionary with remains of a coloured initial,

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Cutting from a Carolingian Lectionary with remains of a coloured initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Rhineland, or perhaps Low C...

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Leaf from a very large copy of the Acta Sanctorum, with a monumental decorated initial ‘T’

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Leaf from a very large copy of the Acta Sanctorum, with a monumental decorated initial 'T', in Beneventan minuscule, in Latin, decorated manuscrip...

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Leaf from a noted Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on Romanesque parchment

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Leaf from a noted Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on Romanesque parchment [Germany, eleventh century]single leaf, with single column of 24 ...

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Bifolium from a Lectionary, with a white vine initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

Lot 7

Bifolium from a Lectionary, with a white vine initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Tuscany or province of Siena), late twe...

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Augustine of Hippo, Epistolae, in Latin with a single word in garbled Greek, manuscript on parchment

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Augustine of Hippo, Epistolae, in Latin with a single word in garbled Greek, manuscript on parchment [France, late twelfth century]single leaf, do...

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Palladius of Cappadocia, Historia Lausiaca, in Latin translation, cutting from a large leaf

Lot 9

Palladius of Cappadocia, Historia Lausiaca, in Latin translation, cutting from a large leaf, decorated manuscript on parchment [France, mid-twelft...

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Lectionary leaf, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

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Lectionary leaf, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France, mid-twelfth century]single large leaf, with double column of 34 lines of an ...

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Small cutting from a noted Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment

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Small cutting from a noted Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France, second half of twelfth century]rectangular cutting, indentured at he...

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Leaf from a noted Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

Lot 12

Leaf from a noted Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Low Countries or Rhineland, late twelfth century]single leaf, with single c...

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Cutting from a noted Missal, in Latin, and a leaf from another copy of the same text

Lot 13

Cutting from a noted Missal, in Latin, and a leaf from another copy of the same text, both manuscripts on parchment reused as archival register bi...

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Josephus, Bellum Iudaicum, in Latin translation, a leaf from a decorated manuscript on parchment

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Josephus, Bellum Iudaicum, describing the Jewish war against the Romans in 66-73 AD., in Latin translation, a leaf from a large and tall decorated...

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Alexander of Hales, Summa theologica, in Latin, from a large decorated manuscript on parchment

Lot 15

Alexander of Hales, Summa theologica, in Latin, from a large decorated manuscript on parchment [England, thirteenth century]single leaf, with doub...

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Boethius’ commentary on Aristotle, Categoriae, and the same author’s translation of Perihermenias

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Boethius’ commentary on Aristotle, Categoriae, and the same author’s translation of Perihermenias, two bifolia, in Latin translation, decorated ma...

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Two leaves from a commentary citing Aristotle, Physica and Metaphysica, in Latin

Lot 17

Two leaves from a commentary citing Aristotle, Physica and Metaphysica, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [probably France, thirteenth century]two...

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Bifolium from a Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

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Bifolium from a Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [probably Low Countries, end of thirteenth century]bifolium, each leaf wit...

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Leaf from a fine Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

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Leaf from a fine Bible, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [probably Low Countries or Rhineland, c. 1300]single leaf, with double column ...

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Leaf from an illuminated Breviary, most probably produced for use in a cathedral

Lot 20

Leaf from an illuminated Breviary, most probably produced for use in a cathedral, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England, fourteenth century]s...

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Strip cut from an English Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

Lot 21

Strip cut from an English Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [England, fifteenth century]tall and thin cutting, with remains of a...

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Very large Calendar leaf, perhaps from a Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

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Very large Calendar leaf, perhaps from a Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy, early fifteenth century]single leaf (for Sept...

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Leaf from a miniature prayerbook or confessional, with readings from the works of Jean Gerson

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Leaf from a miniature prayerbook or confessional, with readings from the works of Jean Gerson, chancellor of the University of Paris, and the Inte...

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Cicero, De Finibus bonorum et malorum, in Latin, a leaf from a fine humanist manuscript on parchment

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Cicero, De Finibus bonorum et malorum, in Latin, a leaf from a fine humanist manuscript on parchment [Italy (variously ascribed to Ferrara, Floren...

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Pliny the Elder, Historia Naturalis, extracts from ‘De Metallis’, in Latin, humanist manuscript

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Pliny the Elder, Historia Naturalis, extracts from ‘De Metallis’, in Latin, humanist manuscript on paper [Italy, c. 1450]single leaf, with single ...

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Franciscus Maturantius, De Componendis Versibus Hexametro et Pentametro, in Latin and Greek

Lot 26

Franciscus Maturantius, De Componendis Versibus Hexametro et Pentametro, in Latin and Greek, manuscript on paper [Italy, sixteenth century]two lon...

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Leaf from a large Breviary with bilingual text in Latin and Old High German, decorated manuscript

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Leaf from a large Breviary with bilingual text in Latin and Old High German, decorated manuscript on parchment [Germany, fourteenth century]single...

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Leaf from the Statuta Synodalia of Cambrai, with a collection of leaves from legal manuscripts

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Leaf from the Statuta Synodalia of Cambrai, with a collection of leaves from legal manuscripts, in Latin, manuscripts on parchment [thirteenth to ...

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Leaf from a large copy of Gregory IX, Decretals, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy,

Lot 29

Leaf from a large copy of Gregory IX, Decretals, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy, fourteenth century]large single leaf with the...

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Nicolo de Tudeschi, Lectura in Decretales, in Latin, three leaves from an extremely large manuscript

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Nicolo de Tudeschi, Lectura in Decretales, in Latin, three leaves from an extremely large manuscript on paper [Italy, mid-fifteenth century or dec...

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Wallet binding for documents formed from a bifolium from a legal codex in Latin on parchment

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Wallet binding for documents formed from a bifolium from a legal codex in Latin on parchment, and another cutting from same codex [Italy, fourteen...

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Collection of legal rulings, in Latin, manuscripts on paper [Italy, fifteenth century]

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Collection of legal rulings, in Latin, manuscripts on paper [Italy, fifteenth century]five booklets: (a) 4 leaves from a legal debate concerning d...

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Taxes on Corsican wine being transported to Pisa, in Latin, manuscript on paper

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Taxes on Corsican wine being transported to Pisa, in Latin, manuscript on paper [Italy (Veneto, probably Udine), c. 1449]booklet of 5 leaves (last...

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Collection of small cuttings from Biblical and liturgical manuscripts, in Latin, on parchment

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Collection of small cuttings from Biblical and liturgical manuscripts, in Latin, on parchment [late eleventh and twelfth century]five fragments of...

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Teaching collection of fragments of medieval manuscripts, mostly in Latin with one strip in German,

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Teaching collection of fragments of medieval manuscripts, mostly in Latin with one strip in German, on parchment [twelfth to sixteenth century]30 ...

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Collection of fragments from medieval manuscripts, all in Latin and on parchment

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Collection of fragments from medieval manuscripts, all in Latin and on parchment [thirteenth to sixteenth centuries]nine pieces, including: (a) se...

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Ɵ Leaves from a Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Germany, mid-fifteenth century]

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ƟLeaves from a Missal, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Germany, mid-fifteenth century]24 leaves, with double column of 39 lines of a ...

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St. Catherine of Alexandria with a kneeling Dominican nun before her

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St. Catherine of Alexandria with a kneeling Dominican nun before her, within an initial from an illuminated choirbook on parchment [probably Austr...

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A human-headed drollery in a stove-pipe hat, holding a book

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A human-headed drollery in a stove-pipe hat, holding a book, forming a large initial on a cutting from a manuscript antiphoner on parchment [Italy...

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Cato the Elder lecturing to Scipio Africanus and Gaius Laelius Sapiens, large miniature on parchment

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Cato the Elder lecturing to Scipio Africanus and Gaius Laelius Sapiens, large miniature from an illuminated manuscript of Cicero, De Senectute, in...

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Gideon and his fleece, miniature from the Gradual of Ferdinand and Isabella, illuminated manuscript

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Gideon and his fleece, miniature from the Gradual of Ferdinand and Isabella, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Spain (Castile, probably Avila),...

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Grant issued by Tescelinus abbot of the monastery of Ferrières, to Ada, in Latin

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Grant issued by Tescelinus abbot of the monastery of Ferrières, to Ada, abbess of the convent of Sainte-Rose in Rozoy-le-Vieil, of land near the a...

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Grant issued by the abbot of the monastery of Sainte Marie in Sauve Majeure, in Latin, single-sheet

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Grant issued by the abbot of the monastery of Sainte Marie in Sauve Majeure, recording a property transaction of land in Noiron-sous-Gevrey and th...

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Charter issued by Johannes “fitz Ley” of Coventry and Margaret his wife for Radulfus “Le Alley”

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Charter issued by Johannes “fitz Ley” of Coventry and Margaret his wife for Radulfus “Le Alley”, concerning property within the town of Coventry, ...

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Three charters with grants by or for female landowners, in Latin, manuscript documents on parchment

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Three charters with grants by or for female landowners, in Latin, manuscript documents on parchment [England, late thirteenth century, 1386 and 14...

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Two charters issued for properties in the parish of St. Mary, Sandwich, in Latin

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Two charters issued for properties in the parish of St. Mary, Sandwich, in Latin, manuscript documents on parchment [England (Sandwich), dated 138...

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Collection of medieval charters, all in Latin, manuscript documents on parchment

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Collection of medieval charters, all in Latin, manuscript documents on parchment [England, c. 1300 and fourteenth century]six charters: (a) grant ...

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Charter of Joanna, widow of Walter Chasteleyn of Leckhampsted in favour of Thomas Wodewarde

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Charter of Joanna, widow of Walter Chasteleyn of Leckhampsted in favour of Thomas Wodewarde, of her lands and tenements in the same place, in Lati...

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Charter of Johannes Hanyghest and his wife Alice for Johannes Gyldeford of ‘Eghethorn’,

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Charter of Johannes Hanyghest and his wife Alice for Johannes Gyldeford of ‘Eghethorn’ (Eyethorne), concerning land in “Estri” (Eastry), in Latin ...

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Grant of John Walker, vicar of “Bocton Manchensey” (Boughton Monchelsea, Kent)

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Grant of John Walker, vicar of “Bocton Manchensey” (Boughton Monchelsea, Kent), and others, of arable farming land in “Goutherst” (Goudhurst), in ...

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Large Tudor arbitration settlement, resolving the “stryffe & debate …

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Large Tudor arbitration settlement, resolving the “stryffe & debate … stirred between Thomas Stubbes of Thorpe in the Contye of Derbye yoman … and...

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Charter issued by Landulphus, deacon of the church of San Nicholas at the Mamertine Prison in Rome

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Charter issued by Landulphus, deacon of the church of San Nicholas at the Mamertine Prison in Rome and Cardinal of Bari, in Latin, manuscript docu...

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Doctoral diploma issued by the University of Bologna, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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Doctoral diploma issued by the University of Bologna, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Bologna and probably Milan), dated 24 ...

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Conveyance of the title and privileges of the Priore d’Urbino granted by Ferdinand Medici

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Conveyance of the title and privileges of the Priore d’Urbino to Giovanni Battista Zanchini da Castiglionchio, granted by Ferdinand Medici, Grand ...

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Bifolium from a Venetian dogale dated 1603, and an associated leaf, in Latin and Italian

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Bifolium from a Venetian dogale dated 1603, and an associated leaf, in Latin and Italian, illuminated manuscripts on parchment [northern Italy (Ve...

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Charter of Prince-Cardinal Maurizio of Savoy, granting the privileges and benefices of San Angelo

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Charter of Prince-Cardinal Maurizio of Savoy, granting the privileges and benefices of San Angelo in Rome to Octavianus Raggius an apostolic cleri...

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Charter of Louis XIV of France for the Comte de la Rocheguyon, signed by the monarch himself

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Charter of Louis XIV of France for the Comte de la Rocheguyon, giving him the taxes of cargo boats crossing the River of Canche as previously held...

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Accounts of Maximilien de Béthune, duc de Sully for 1611-1614

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Accounts of Maximilien de Béthune, duc de Sully for 1611-1614, set down by a secretary named Boutherone, in French, manuscript document on paper [...

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Charter issued by Archbishop Sigismund of Salzburg, in German, manuscript on parchment

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Charter issued by Archbishop Sigismund of Salzburg, in German, manuscript on parchment [Austria (Salzburg), dated 15 June 1455]single sheet charte...

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Grant of arms in the name of Emperor Rudolf II to Hieronymus Radler

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Grant of arms in the name of Emperor Rudolf II to Hieronymus Radler, doctor, and previously ‘fürstlicher secretarius’, in German, very large illum...

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