Recent Arrivals from Les Enluminures

Recent Arrivals from Les Enluminures

image of Book of Hours (Geert Grote translation, use of Utrecht); in Dutch, illuminated manuscript on parchment, by the Master(s) of Dirc van Delft Group

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EARLY EXAMPLE OF A DUTCH BOOK OF HOURS WITH EXTENSIVE DECORATION. In Dutch, illuminated manuscript on parchment, Northern Netherlands (Utrecht), c. 1410-1420. Dimensions 100 x 70 mm., 131 folios, lacking 5 leaves, written in brown ink in gothic bookhand (textualis), 1-and 2-line decorated initials throughout, seven 3-line initials in burnished gold on grounds divided in pink and blue, two 7-line… Read more
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$20,000.00
image of Latin Bible, part (Pauline and Catholic Epistles, Acts, Apocalypse); NICHOLAS OF LYRA, Postillae (Commentaries on the Pauline and Catholic Epistles, Acts, Apocalypse); in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper

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MANUSCRIPT COMBINING A LATIN NEW TESTAMENT AND COMMENTARIES BY NICHOLAS OF LYRA. In Latin, decorated manuscript on paper, Northeastern Netherlands or Northwestern Germany, c. 1450-1475. Dimensions 275 x 198 mm., 383 folios, apparently complete, written in a formal cursive gothic bookhand without loops in two columns of 38 lines, red initials, nine- to fifteen-line blue or parted red and blue… Read more
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$70,000.00
image of Epistolae Phalaridis (The Epistles of Phalaris), Latin translation by FRANCESCO GRIFFOLINI; in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

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RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPT OF THE FICTIONAL LETTERS BY SICILIAN TYRANT, PHALARIS. In Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment, Italy (Northern?), c. 1460-1480. Dimensions 164 x 113 mm., 80 folios, lacking 40 leaves, horizontal catchwords, written in a fine humanistic minuscule, addressees of letters in red capitals, letter numbers in red in the margins, each letter begins with a very fine 2-line initial… Read more
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$45,000.00
image of Viridarium Gregorianum sive Biblia Gregoriana, New Testament (A Garden or Bible of Gregory); in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

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FOURTEENTH-CENTURY MANUSCRIPT OF A RARE NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARY COPIED BY A NAMED SCRIBE. In Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment, Southwest Flanders or Hainaut (Tournai?), c. 1350. Dimensions 240 x 170 mm., 120 folios, complete, catchwords in red and brown ink, quire signatures, written by a single scribe in a university bookhand, scrolling cadels at top lines sometimes in human and… Read more
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$85,000.00
image of La Fiorita d’Italia; in Italian, decorated manuscript on parchment

La Fiorita d’Italia; in Italian, decorated manuscript on parchment

by Guido da Pisa

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$52,000.00

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: FIFTEENTH-CENTURY COPY OF GUIDO DA PISA'S HISTORY OF ROME, IN ITALIAN. In Italian, decorated manuscript on parchment, Italy, Tuscany, Florence(?), c. 1440-1460. Dimensions 260 x 182 mm., 83 folios, lacking nine leaves, horizontal catchwords, written in brown ink by two different scribes in Italian cursive mercantesca script in single column on 38 lines, penwork initials. BINDING: ORIGINAL dark… Read more
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image of PSEUDO-AUGUSTINE, Sermones ad fratres in eremo (Sermons to the Brothers in the Desert); Publius Lentulus, Epistola de forma et statura Jesu Christi ad Senatum romanum (Letter on the form and stature of Jesus Christ to the Roman Senate); sermon by AUGUSTINE; in Latin, manuscript on paper

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A LATE MEDIEVAL CODEX COPIED BY AN IDENTIFIED SCRIBE FOR HIS PERSONAL USE. In Latin, manuscript on paper, Northern Italy, c. 1458. Dimensions 223 x 150 mm, 64 folios (contemporary foliation 1-72, lacking ff. 63-70), copied in 30-36 long lines in an informal cursive script (mercantesca) by a single scribe, calligraphic initial by scribe and… Read more
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$24,000.00
image of Vulgate Bible; in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: VERY TINY ILLUMINATED MEDIEVAL BIBLE. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment, Northern France (Paris?), c. 1230-1250. Dimensions 113 x 72 mm., 512 folios, lacking at least three folios at the end with the conclusion of the Apocalypse, otherwise complete, copied in a minute gothic bookhand in two columns of 49-47 lines, SEVENTY-SEVEN PAINTED initials, FIVE HISTORIATED initials. BINDING:… Read more
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$95,000.00
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BOOK DESCRIPTION: THE "PETITES HEURES" CHARLES VIII OF FRANCE; TINY BOOK OF HOURS FOR THE PERSONAL USE OF A KING. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment, France, Paris, c. 1490-1493 (before 1494). Dimensions 73 x 49 mm., 206 folios, complete, written in dark brown ink in a cursive gothic bookhand on 14 lines, burnished gold initials throughout, 5 large initials… Read more
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$575,000.00
image of Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: BOOK OF HOURS FROM ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED ILLUMINATORS OF RENAISSANCE FLORENCE. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment, Italy, Florence, dated September 7, 1508. Dimensions 90 x 55 mm., 199 folios, complete, vertical catchwords, written in brown ink in a gothic bookhand on 14 lines, painted 2-line initials, seven 3-line illuminated initials, FIVE HISTORIATED INITIALS with decorated… Read more
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image of Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: RARE PRINTED BOOK OF HOURS IN AN UNUSUAL FORMAT WITH VIBRANTLY PAINTED METALCUTS. In Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment, France (Paris), c. 1536 (almanac for 1536-1548). Dimensions 140 x 65 mm., 90 folios, octavo agenda format, complete, printed in black ink in Roman font in 32 long lines, 1- to 2-line initials throughout, 1 SIX-LINE METALCUT,… Read more
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$35,000.00
image of The Hours of Françoise de Foix (Use of Bayeux); in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: BOOK OF HOURS BELONGING TO THE CHIEF MISTRESS OF FRANCE IN THE 15TH CENTURY. In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment, Northwestern France, Normandy (Bayeux), c. 1480-1490. Dimensions 186 x 132 mm, 81 folios, lacking one leaf, written in brown ink in gothic textualis bookhand on 20 lines, 1- to 2-line champie initials in burnished gold, nine… Read more
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$80,000.00
image of Book of Hours (Use of Paris); in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: LOVELY BOOK OF HOURS BY ONE OF THE MOST SKILLFUL PARISIAN ILLUMINATOR OF HIS GENERATION. In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment, France, Paris, c. 1460-1470. Dimensions 176 x 123 mm., 147 folios, complete, written in brown ink in a cursive bookhand on 15 lines, SIX HISTORIATED INITIALS, FIFTEEN LARGE MINIATURES. BINDING: 16th-century(?) gold-tooled brown morocco,… Read more
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$100,000.00
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Woven Book of Hours; in Latin and French, illustrated book woven in silk

by R. P. J. Hervier, designer; J. A. Henry, fabricator, for A. Roux

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$55,000.00

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: BOOK OF PRAYERS WOVEN IN SILK ON A JACQUARD LOOM. In Latin and French, illustrated book woven in silk, R. P. J. Hervier, designer; J. A. Henry, fabricator, for A. Roux, France, Lyon, c. 1886-1887. Dimensions 174 x 144 mm., 58 silk pages, complete, text in one or two columns, one half-page and three full-page illustrations, various styles… Read more
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image of Liber meneschalcie, Italian translation of Laurentius Rusius, Hippiatria sive Marescalia (Book on the Health of Horses)

Liber meneschalcie, Italian translation of Laurentius Rusius, Hippiatria sive Marescalia (Book on the Health of Horses)

by ANTONIO DAPERA and LAURENTIUS RUSIUS

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$125,000.00

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RARE MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ON THE HEALTH OF HORSES. In Italian and Latin, illustrated manuscript on paper, Northern Italy (perhaps Ferrara), dated 1434. Dimensions 283 x 217 mm, 82 folios, complete, watermark of three mountains, phrases in decorative cartouches, written in in a gothic bookhand influenced by humanistic script in two columns of 29-35 lines, large painted initials in red throughout,… Read more
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image of Chronique amplifiée des rois de France (Amplified Chronicle of the Kings of France); medieval manuscript on paper in French

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LARGE FORMAT MEDIEVAL CHRONICLE IN ITS ORIGINAL BINDING. In French, manuscript on paper, France, c. 1450-1500. Dimensions 280 x 205 mm, 403 folios, incomplete at end, vertical catchwords on all quires except xviii and xxv, leaf signatures first half of all quires, written by a single scribe in an expert Bâtarde script, red paraphs and two-line initials. BINDING: ORIGINAL… Read more
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$110,000.00
image of Super unum ex quattuor seu Concordia evangelistarum (Commentary on One from Four or the Agreement of the Evangelists), Compendium historiae in genealogia christi (A Compendium of History in the Genealogy of Christ); excerpt from JOSEPHUS, Antiquitates iudaice (Jewish Antiquities); illustrated Latin manuscript on paper and parchment

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FINELY ILLUSTRATED MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER AND PARCHMENT. In Latin, illustrated manuscript on paper, Southern Netherlands (Sluis, near Bruges), dated 1475. Dimensions 295 x 210 mm., 244 folios, complete, horizontal catchwords, prickings visible, written in cursive gothic bookhands by several scribes, 1- to 3-line initials, 3-line initials, a few red initials with black penwork, usually 2- to 3-line, SMALL… Read more
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$110,000.00
image of Consolatio philosophiae (Consolation of Philosophy); Renaissance Latin manuscript on paper

Consolatio philosophiae (Consolation of Philosophy); Renaissance Latin manuscript on paper

by ANICIUS MANLIUS SEVERINUS BOETHIUS

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$45,000.00

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RENAISSANCE COPY OF BOETHIUS'S CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY IN ITS ORIGINAL BINDING. In Latin, manuscript on paper, Italy (Venice?), c. 1475-1500. Dimensions 210 x 140 mm, 70 paper folios, complete, two watermarks, vertical catchwords, ruled in lead, prose in one column, verse sometimes in two, written in an experienced Italian humanist minuscule, blank spaces and cue letters left for initials. BINDING:… Read more
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image of Choir Book with Selected Texts for the Mass and Office; in Latin with some Italian, illuminated stenciled book on paper with musical notation

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EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ILLUMINATED CHOIR BOOK MADE BY STENCILS. In Latin with some Italian, illuminated stenciled book on paper with musical notation, Italy, c. 1767. Dimensions 460 x 320 mm, 23 folios, complete, on very thick paper, prickings remain, seven lines of text and seven red four-line staves on each page, FIVE LARGE ILLUMINATED INITIALS, equivalent to one line of text… Read more
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$18,000.00
image of Vulgate Bible; in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

Vulgate Bible; in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

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$160,000.00

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LARGE FORMAT EARLY THIRTEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH BIBLE OF CONSIDERABLE SCHOLARLY IMPORTANCE. In Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment, England, c. 1220-1230; c. 1230-1240. Dimensions 350 x 240 mm., 304 folios, missing leaf in Genesis, a quire with the end of Job and the Psalms, two leaves from Maccabees, layout varies, hand 1: written on the top line in a gothic… Read more
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image of Noted Breviary for select feasts; short Mass texts in German; recipes (medicinal and cosmetic); In Latin and German, illuminated manuscript on paper with musical notation

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SIXTEENTH CENTURY NOTED BREVIARY WITH TEXTS FOR THE MASS AND COSMETIC RECIPES. In Latin and German, illuminated manuscript on paper, with musical notation, Southern or Central Germany, c. 1515-1525. Dimensions 200 x 140 mm., 114 folios, apparently complete, watermarks, written in black and red inks in textualis and cursive bookhands on 16 lines for text pages, for music 5 staves… Read more
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$45,000.00