Christies: Valuable Books and Manuscripts - bidstart 7/9, 18887, London - King Street

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Auction Date
07/30/2020 - 07/30/2020
Page Size: 201 items in 9 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Anonymous Umbrian artist working in Rome

ST MATTHEW AND AN ANGEL, two historiated initials on a cutting from an illuminated Missal on vellum

Romec.1290-95. USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
2Anonymous central or southern Italian artist

KING DAVID PRAYING TO GOD, in an initial' A' cut from an illuminated Gradual on vellum

Abruzzi or Southern Italyfirst half 14th centuryUSD 700.00 - 1,000.00Not Sold
3Ferrarese illuminator

TWO LEAVES FROM THE BREVIARY OF LIONELLO D'ESTE, DUKE OF FERRARA (also known as the Llangattock Breviary), in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Ferrarac.1450USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00USD 4,375.00
4Anonymous northern Italian illuminator

ST BARBARA, historiated initial 'E' on a leaf from an Ferial Psalter on vellum

Lombardyc.1480sUSD 600.00 - 900.00USD 875.00
5Littifredi di Corbizzi (1465-c.1515)

Two martyred Saints, perhaps Sts Justa and Rufina, historiated initial 'P' cut from a choirbook on vellum

Florence or Sienac.1495-1500USD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 1,250.00
6Anonymous northern Italian artist

JAMES THE LESS, historiated initial 'Q' on a leaf from an illuminated Antiphonal on vellum

Emilia, perhaps Ferrarac.1480sUSD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00USD 8,750.00
7Anonymous Spanish illuminator

PRESENTATION IN THE TEMPLE, miniature on a leaf from an Antiphonal on vellum

Spain, possibly Toledosecond half 16th centuryUSD 700.00 - 1,000.00USD 875.00
8Anonymous Dutch artists

GENEALOGICAL ROLL OF BRABANTINE NOBILITY, in middle Dutch, decorated manuscript on vellum,

Brabantsecond half of the 16th centuryUSD 7,000.00 - 10,000.00USD 11,875.00
9The Spanish Forger (fl. Paris end of 19th - beginning of 20th C)

THE ANNUNCIATION, miniature on a choirbook leaf, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Parisc.1900USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00USD 3,250.00
10Central European artists and scribes

A COLLECTION OF MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT AND PRINTED LEAVES AND CUTTINGS, 13 leaves and cuttings from 9 manuscripts and printed books

central Europe13th to 17th centuriesUSD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00USD 3,000.00
11Anonymous scribe and illuminator

GOSPEL LECTIONARY, in Greek, illuminated manuscript on vellum with ecphonetic notation

eastern Mediterraneanlate 11th centuryUSD 150,000.00 - 250,000.00Not Sold
12Follower of Perrin Remiet

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Parisc.1410-c.1420USD 25,000.00 - 30,000.00Not Sold
13Joacchinus de Gigantibus (artist); Domenico Cassio de Narnia (scribe)

Epistolae ad Familiares, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum,

Florence1442USD 180,000.00 - 250,000.00Not Sold
14Workshop of the Master of the Rouen Echevinage

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Paris, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Rouenc.1465USD 15,000.00 - 25,000.00Not Sold
15Workshop of Willem Vrelant (act. Bruges c.1454 onwards)

THE SKEVINGTON HOURS, use of Sarum, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Brugesthird quarter of the 15th centuryUSD 40,000.00 - 60,000.00USD 50,000.00
16Circle of the Master of the Apocalypse of Aymar de Poitiers

BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in French and Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

southeastern Francefinal quarter 15th centuryUSD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00USD 81,250.00
17Anonymous central European author

PRAYERS AND DEVOTIONS TO THE VIRGIN MARY, Itinerarium seu peregrinatio beatae virginis Mariae, in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper

Swizerland? or Germanyc.1480sUSD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00USD 5,000.00
18Anonymous German artist

SCHEMBART BOOK, in German, illustrated manuscript on paper

Nurembergc.1540USD 25,000.00 - 35,000.00USD 30,000.00
19Anonymous Flemish illuminator

OFFICES OF THE VIRGIN, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum,

Eastern Flanders1542USD 12,000.00 - 18,000.00USD 32,500.00
20Marco Antonio Memmo (1556-1615)

OATH OF OFFICE of Marco Antonio Memmo (1556-1615), in Italian, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Veniceafter 1600, before 1612USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 9,375.00
21Diego Pérez de Mesa (1563-c.1632)

[PÉREZ DE MESA, Diego (1563-c.1632)] – A COMPILATION OF SCIENTIFIC TREATISES, in Latin, illustrated manuscript on paper

Spainc.1590-1595USD 10,000.00 - 15,000.00Not Sold
22Meletios Syrigos (c.1585-c.1663) and others

A COMPENDIUM OF EXEGETICAL TEXTS, in Greek, manuscript on paper

Greece17th century. USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
23Mary I (1516-1558), Queen of England and Ireland

MARY I (1516-1558), Queen of England and Ireland. Document signed ('Marye the quene'), n.p., 24 April

1554USD 8,000.00 - 12,000.00Not Sold
24Sir Nicholas Throckmorton (1515/16-1571)

Letter signed ('N. Throckmorton') to John Wood, Hatfield, 31 July 1568.

Hatfield1568USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00USD 30,000.00
25[Jane Austen (1775-1817)]

A pair of George III silver chamber candlesticks, maker's mark IA probably for Jonathan Alleine, London, 1779.

London1779USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00USD 4,375.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Adam Smith, <i>Wealth of Nations,</i> first edition, descended from William Alexander, London, 1776. $70,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> George Gershwin, photograph signed & inscribed with autograph musical quotation, <i>An American in Paris,</i> 1928. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Friedrich Engels, <i>The Condition of the Working Class in England,</i> first edition, NY, 1887. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> <i>Bury St. Edmunds Witch Trials,</i> first edition, London, 1682. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Robert Rey, <i>Estampes,</i> complete portfolio of 12 wood engravings, Paris, 1950. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Archive of 47 letters by Enrico Caruso to a lady friend, 1906-20. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Books of Hours in Flemish, Netherlands, 15th century. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Jack Kerouac, <i>Doctor Sax,</i> deluxe limited edition, signed, NY, 1959. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, July 30:</b> Walt Disney, signature on title-page of Ward Greene’s <i>Lady and the Tramp,</i> first edition, first printing. $3,000 to $4,000.
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