• <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Galileo, <i>Discorsi e Dimostrazioni matematiche.</i> Leyde, Elzevier, 1638. Original edition: only known copy of the first state. €700,000 – 900,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Fables illustrated by Benjamin Rabier. Paris, Tallandier, without date [ca. 1910]. Superb binding doubled in vellum decorated with painted and mosaic decors by André Mare illustrating four fables. €10,000 – 15,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Gustave Flaubert, draft for the preface of the <i>Memoir for the defense of Madame Bovary</i>, 15-30 January 1857. Exceptiona signed autograph manuscript. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Auction Pierre Bergé & associés in association with Sotheby’s: Important Books and Manuscripts from the Library of Jean A. Bonna from the 15th to the 20th Century. Sale on April 26, 2017. Exhibition in London March 28-30</b>
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Boccace, <i>The Book of Praise and the Virtue of the Noble and Cleric Ladies.</i> Verard, 1493. First edition of the French version attributed to Laurent de Premierfait. €40,000 – 60,000
    <b>Pierre Bergé & Associés, Apr. 26:</b> Exceptional set of 15 original bindings by Jean de Gonet, on rare editions illustrated by Picasso, Matisse, Miro or original editions of Bataille or Radiguet.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27: Printed & Manuscript Americana</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Hernán Cortés, letter ordering his assistant to offer hospitality to a visiting bishop, Mexico, 1538. $50,000 to $75,000.
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Esther Levy, <i>Jewish Cookery Book</i>, first edition, Philadelphia, 1871. $8,000 to $12,000.
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Election circular for the New York Constitutional Convention, June 1776. $15,000 to $25,000.
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Fraktur manuscript birth certificate, ink & watercolor, Pennsylvania, 1801. $1,500 to $2,500.
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    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> Joaquin Bolaños, <i>La Portentosa Vida de la Muerte</i>, Mexico, 1792. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> <i>The Cherokee Messenger</i>, complete set, Oklahoma, 1844-46. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 27:</b> William J. Stone, engraving of the Declaration of Independence, Washington, circa 1833. $12,000 to $18,000.
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    <b>Now in press: 19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
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MIROIR HISTORIAL ABRÉGÉ DE FRANCE of Anthony of Burgundy, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Lot Number 21
Author ?Noël de Fribois (d.1467-8),
Title

MIROIR HISTORIAL ABRÉGÉ DE FRANCE of Anthony of Burgundy, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Year Published c.1490
Place Printed Paris
Printed By
Description ?Noël de Fribois (d.1467-8), MIROIR HISTORIAL ABRÉGÉ DE FRANCE of Anthony of Burgundy, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Paris, c.1490] An uncommon compilation of French history with miniatures by the Master of the Chronique scandaleuse, a favoured illuminator of the Queen Anne of Brittany, historiated initials of the Kings of France and the arms, badge and motto of the Grand Bâtard; the original metal attachments of the binding, with a clasp shaped as his badge of the barbican, are rare survivors. PROVENANCE: (1) ANTHONY OF BURGUNDY (1428/9-1504): coat of arms with fleur de lys crest, knotted letters N and E and a and c, motto NUL NE SI FROTE on f.1; coat of arms ff.4v, 55, 84v, 117; motto ff.84v, 117; his autograph ex libris nul ne si frote/ob.de.bourgne, f.132v; clasp shaped as his badge (cf the binding attachments of the ‘Breslau’ Froissart). The fleur de lys replaced the eagle-owl as his crest c.1481; elsewhere the N and E are tied either side of an I or Y; the a and c, interspersed with columbines and pansies (for melancholy and thoughts) are not otherwise recorded (van den Bergen-Pantens, 1993). (2) His grandson ADOLF OF BURGUNDY, LORD OF VEERE and Admiral of Flanders (1489-1540): his echoing autograph ex libris A/nul ne laproche/de bourgne, f.132v, as found in eighteen of Anthony’s manuscripts. (3) PIERRE CANDT, LORD OF BROUCKERQUE (d.1544), councillor of Charles V and, from 1536, lieutenant-general and vice-admiral of Flanders for Adolf and then Adolf’s son, Maximilian of Burgundy (1514-1558): Je suis au Sgr de Brouckerke a Malines, on front endleaf; presumably a gift from Adolf or Maximilian. (4) ALEXANDRE ETIENNE GOHIER, 1790. (5) JEAN-BAPTISTE JOSEPH BARROIS (1784-1855). (6) BERTRAM, 4TH EARL OF ASHBURNHAM (1797-1878), acquired in 1849. (7) BERTRAM, 5TH EARL OF ASHBURNHAM (1840-1913); Ashburnham Sale, Sotheby’s 10-14 June 1901, lot 405, to Quaritch. (8) ROBERT HOE (1839-1909): his sale, Anderson Auction Company, New York, 1 May 1911, no 2154, to Belin. (9) MAURICE BURRUS, no 140. Purchased from Lauria, Paris, in 1939. CONTENT: Le miroir historial abrégé de France in the first recension dedicated to Charles VII ff.1-130v; list of Kings of France to Charles VII (d.1461) ff.131-132v. Drawing principally on the 13th-century Speculum historiale of Vincent of Beauvais, the author, probably Noël de Fribois, presents narratives and interpretations in Latin, followed by French translations or summaries, of the history of France from its foundation by fleeing Trojans to the reign of Charles V. The four other manuscripts known, and Charles of Maine’s presentation copy uniquely preserving the second recension, are all in public collections (K. Daly ed., Abrégé des chroniques de France par Noël de Fribois, 2006, pp.30-36). ILLUMINATION: The miniatures and the initial on f.117v, with their assured brushwork and detailing in liquid gold, are by the Master of the Chronique scandaleuse, named from BnF ms Clair. 481. His career in Paris, working for the King and Queen among others, can be charted 1493-1508; a date c.1490 is indicated for the Miroir by the fashionable silhouette of the banqueting lady, f.55. The initials are probably by an artist of an earlier generation, with those on the bifolio ff.128/129 by a distinct hand. Of the three illustrated manuscripts of the Miroir, Anthony’s has the fullest cycle of illustrations, possibly reflecting Charles VII’s lost presentation copy (K. Daly in Gesta, 44, 2005, pp. 103-124). The text’s very limited circulation, in royal circles, the change to the NIE monogram and the largely Latin text might indicate that the book was commissioned as a gift, perhaps by Charles VIII. The subjects of the large miniatures are as follows: King of France and an angel flanking a lily f.1; King of France and other kings before the Emperor f.4v; Mahomet unconscious beside feasting men and women f.55 (large initial f.55v); Pepin’s tomb surveyed by Charlemagne f.84v; Hugh Capet anointed King f.117. The subjects of the historiated initials are as follows: Antenor f.5; marriage of Clovis I and Clothilda f. 14v; Clovis or one of his sons f.27; the dead Clothaire I f.40v; assassination of Chilperic f.47v; Dagobert I f.58v; Clovis II f.60; Emperor Constantine IV f.66; Childebert III f.69v; Dagobert III f.71v; Chilperic II f.74; Pepin f.74; Louis I f.104; Charles II f.107v; Louis II as prince with Ansgarde of Burgundy f.109; Carloman II with ?the Viking Hasting f.110v; Louis II as King f.113; Charles III f.113v; Louis IV f.115v; Lothaire f.115v; Robert II f.117v; Henry I f.118; Philip I with Bertrade de Montfort f.123; Louis VI greeting Pope Innocent II f.124; Louis VII f.125; Philip II Augustus f.126; Louis VIII f.126v; St Louis IX f.127; Philip III f.127v; Philip IV f.127v; Louis X f.128; Phliip V f.128; Charles IV f.128; Philip VI f.128v; John II f.129v; Charles V f.129v. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND CONDITION: 304 x 230 mm. 132 leaves, COMPLETE, 33 lines, ruled space: 199 x 137. Illuminated initials throughout, THIRTY-SIX HISTORIATED INITIALS OF THE KINGS OF FRANCE, FIVE LARGE MINIATURES WITHIN FULL BORDERS (slight wear to miniature f.1, some cockling, slight worming to first and last leaves just affecting border of f.1, a few marginal annotations). Original metal attachments: five bosses and two corner pieces to each cover, a book label Le miroir hystorial/de france on upper cover, attachments for two clasps, one CLASP IN THE FORM OF ANTHONY OF BURGUNDY’S BADGE OF THE BARBICAN; 16th-century gilt tooled calf over ORIGINAL BOARDS (lacking one clasp, attachment for upper clasp lacking two pins, rebacked, bowed boards built up under pastedowns).
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Estimated Price GBP 200,000.00 - 300,000.00
( USD 248,000.00 - 372,000.00 )
Actual Price GBP 470,500.00 ( USD 691,635.00 )

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Auction House Christies
Website http://www.christies.com
Auction Name Illustrated Manuscripts from the Collection of Maurice Burros
Sale Number #12137
Auction Date May 25, 2016 - May 25, 2016
Sale Name Illustrated Manuscripts from the Collection of Maurice Burros
Total Lots 39
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    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> BROWNING, ELIZABETH BARRETT. Autograph Manuscript Initialed ("E.B.B."), being the working notebook for the poems contained in <i>The Seraphim and Other Poems</i>. $400,000 to 600,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> WILDE, OSCAR. Two leaves, pp 31-34, from the first appearance of <i>The Picture of Dorian Gray in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine for July, 1890</i>, with Wilde's autograph revisions. $40,000 to 60,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies; Published according to the true Originall Copies. Second Impression. [THE SECOND FOLIO.]</i> $200,000 to 300,000
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    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD. Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli. $1,200 to 1,800
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter XXVII of <i>Afloat and Ashore</i>. $15,000 to 20,000
    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> IRVING, WASHINGTON. Autograph Manuscript, being Chapter 20 from Volume IV of <i>The Life of George Washington</i>. $20,000 to 30,000
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    <b>Bonhams Mar. 9:</b> DE JODE, CORNELUS. 1568 - 1600. <i>Quivirae Regnu, Cum Alija Versus Borea</i>. [Antwerp: Arnoldum Coninx, 1593]. $7,000 to 10,000
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  • <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> THE PAPERS OF BREVET MAJOR GENERAL JOHN GROSS BARNARD (1815-1882), Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac. Estimate: $75,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> ALVIN LANGDON COBURN. London. With 20 photogravures by Coburn and text by Hilaire Belloc, London and New York: 1909. First edition. Est: $4,000-6,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WILLIAM FADEN, A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & East New Jersey. London: 1776. Estimate: $5,000-8,000
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    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises. A Philadelphie, et se vend a Paris: Cellot & Jombert, 1778. First collected edition in French. Estimate: $500-800
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    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> M. T. Cicero's Cato Major, or his discourse of Old-age: With Explanatory Notes. Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin, 1744. Est: $5,000-8,000
    <b>Doyle, Apr. 26:</b> WINSTON S CHURCHILL, History of the English Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, 1956-58. First editions. Est: $1,500-2,500