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Western Manuscripts and Miniatures

Bloomsbury Auctions Live Webcast Auction 02 Jul 2019 10:30 BST

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Leaf from a very large copy of the Acta Sanctorum, with parts of the Passion of St. Theodore the Martyr, in Beneventan minuscule, in Latin, manusc...

Two leaves from a copy of Seneca the younger, Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy, late thirteenth or early fo...

Bifolium from a large decorated manuscript of Ovid, Heroides, in Latin elegiac verse couplets [Italy (perhaps Pavia), late thirteenth or fourteent...

Plautus, Amphitryon, in Latin verse, bifolium from a fine humanist manuscript on parchment [Italy (probably Florence), mid-fifteenth century] Two ...

Cuttings from a Romanesque copy of Priscian, Institutiones Grammaticae, in Latin with a single word in Greek, manuscript on parchment [Germany, tw...

Magister Rufinus, Summa decretorum, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England, middle third of the twelfth century] Strip cut from the vertical s...

Two cuttings from a Noted Breviary, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Germany, mid-twelfth century] Two long and tall cuttings from a large paren...

Leaf from a Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on manuscript [Italy, mid-twelfth century] Substantial fragment of a leaf, with double colu...

Fragment from a monumental Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [France, mid-twelfth century] Half leaf, bisected laterally, wi...

ƟEight large fragments from a Romanesque Passional, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy (perhaps Tuscany), first half of twelfth century] 8 n...

Leaf from a Romanesque Bible, with large initial, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [southern France or northern Spain, second half of twelfth cen...

Leaf from a Lectionary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [probably Rhineland, c. 1200] Single leaf, with single column of 23 lines in a...

Bifolium from a copy of Peter Lombard, Magna Glossatura in Epistolas Pauli, with parts of St. Paul’s epistle to Timothy, in Latin, decorated manus...

Leaf from a Glossed Bible from the medieval library of Cambron Abbey, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [northern France (doubtless Pari...

Two bifolia from a philosophical text citing Aristotle, De Anima, and the works of St. Augustine among others, in Latin, from the medieval library...

Leaves from an English pocket Bible, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England (probably Oxford), second half of thirteenth century] 7 continuous...

Leaves from an English pocket Bible with a human drollery and a large illuminated initial, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [England (probably Ox...

Six leaves from pocket Bibles and a related university text, in Latin, illuminated and decorated manuscripts on parchment [France, Italy and Engla...

Leaf from a Psalter, with extremely large illuminated initials, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [southern Netherlands (Flanders), second half of...

Bifolium from a Cistercian Breviary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript in Latin on parchment [France (Picardy, perhaps Amiens), c. 1290] 2 conjoine...

Leaf from an early Book of Hours, with a yellow rabbit, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [France, late thirteenth or perhaps early fo...

Leaf from a Gratian, Decretum, with gloss, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France, last decades of twelfth century or early decades of thirteen...

Bifolium from Jacobus de Voragine, Sermones de sanctis, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy, fourteenth century (perhaps first half...

Leaves from an extremely large codex of John of Freiburg, Summa confessorum and the same author’s Tractatus de instructione confessorum, in Latin,...

Bifolium from a copy of John Marchesinus, Mammotrectus super Bibliam, or ‘nourisher on the Bible’, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Fr...

Leaf from a theological commentary with alphabetical entries, these here on teaching, tolls and preaching, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Fran...

Bifolium from an illuminated Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy (perhaps Milan), fourteenth century] 2 conjoined leaves, each with d...

Three bifolia from a decorated manuscript Missal, in Latin, on parchment [Italy, fifteenth century] 6 leaves (3 bifolia), each with single column ...

Three bifolia from a gargantuan Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Germany (perhaps Rhineland), late fourteenth century or perhaps opening...

Choirbook leaf with a delicately painted initial, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Italy (perhaps Veneto), mid-thirteenth century] Single large ...

Large decorated initial from a manuscript Antiphoner, repaired with sections from a late twelfth-century Missal, both on parchment [northern Italy...

Leaf from a Missal, Dominican Use, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Perugia), parent manuscript dated 1353] Single leaf, with...

Leaf from an opulently illuminated Book of Hours, in Latin, on parchment [France (Paris), c. 1430] Single leaf, with single column of 16 lines in ...

Leaf from an opulently illuminated Book of Hours, in Latin, on parchment [France (Paris), c. 1430] Single leaf, with single column of 16 lines in ...

Leaf from an illuminated Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [probably Rhineland or perhaps northern Netherlands, late fourteenth century] S...

Frontispiece of a Commission of Leonardo Loredan, doge of Venice, appointing Hieronimus de Pesaro to high office, in Latin, illuminated manuscript...

Small cutting of French verse, reused as a frisket in sixteenth century, manuscript on parchment [France, thirteenth century] Rectangular cutting,...

ƟPart of a bifolium from a didactic theological text, in Middle High German, manuscript on parchment in situ on the binding of a seventeenth-centu...

Royal diploma of King Enrique II of Castile, for a Don Sancho concerning rights in Aranda de Duero, vast single sheet manuscript document in Old C...

Collection of leaves from liturgical codices, in Latin, manuscripts on parchment [twelfth to fifteenth century]5 leaves, including: (i) large leaf...

Large teaching collection of leaves from medieval manuscripts and charters, in Latin and Dutch, on paper and parchment [thirteenth to sixteenth ce...

Two endleaves from early printed books, with numerous manuscript additions, in Latin, on paper [Germany and France, first half of sixteenth centur...

Twenty cuttings with penwork initials from a choirbook, in Latin, manuscripts on parchment [Spain, fifteenth century] 20 cuttings, 2 very large, 1...

Animal initial with a bear and a griffon, from a monumental illuminated manuscript Bible, in Latin on parchment [France, last decades of the twelf...

Animal initial with two dogs, from a monumental illuminated manuscript Bible, in Latin on parchment [France, last decades of the twelfth century] ...

A skilfully painted Bull, on a leaf from an illuminated Bible manuscript on parchment [northern France (doubtless Paris), thirteenth century] Sing...

Emperor Justinianus as an enthroned king handing his lawcodes (here as a single-sheet document) to two young men, on a large initial on a leaf fro...

Two large miniatures with the Virgin and Child seated in a walled garden and in a hilly landscape, adored by angels, both on leaves from an illumi...

The Virgin within a mandorla, adored by angels, on a leaf from an illuminated Book of Hours, in Latin, on parchment [Central France (probably Bour...

ƟCollection of small miniatures from Books of Hours, and initials from another codex, all manuscripts on parchment [France, fifteenth century] 23 ...

The Annunciation to the Shepherds, on a leaf from a Book of Hours, illuminated manuscript in Latin on parchment [northern France (Paris or Rouen),...

Job in bed displaying his skin afflictions, in a large historiated initial, with a border with a human drummer and a naked bearded drollery with h...

The Priest Zacharias, father of John the Baptist, as he recovers the power of speech and pronounces his Canticle, in a large historiated initial f...

Large initial enclosing foliage, on a cutting from an illuminated choirbook, on parchment [Italy (perhaps Siena), second half of fifteenth century...

Pentecost in a finely illuminated historiated initial, on a cutting most probably from a choirbook, manuscript on parchment [Italy (probably Flore...

Vast illuminated initial ‘I’ on a leaf from a Gradual, illuminated manuscript on parchment [northern Italy (perhaps Florence), last decades of fif...

A courtier and a griffon inside the body of an initial on a leaf from an Antiphoner, manuscript on parchment [Austria or adjacent region of German...

St. Anthony of Padua, in a large initial on a leaf from an antiphonal, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Austria or Bohemia, c. 1500] Single le...

The Annunciation to the Virgin, in an initial on a leaf from a Gradual, manuscript on parchment [Southern Netherlands (perhaps Guelders), dated 15...

The Martyrdom of St. Catherine, in an initial on a choirbook leaf, manuscript on parchment [Southern Netherlands (perhaps Guelders), dated 1541 (b...

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