Bloomsbury Auctions: The History of Western Script: A further selection from The Schøyen Collection, 120721, London

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
12/07/2021 - 12/07/2021
Page Size: 60 items in 3 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1

The name of Princess Nubhetepti-khered, sheet of gold foil with hieroglyphs

Egyptthirteenth dynasty (1794-1645 BC.)GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00GBP 37,500.00
2

An Orphic poem, inscription in iambic trimeters by one Agestratos, dedicating his traveller’s staf

probably southern Greeceor just perhaps adjacent CreteGBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 56,250.00
3

Leaf from the Old Gelasian Sacramentary, containing a record of the earliest Merovingian and

Germany or Switzerland (most probably San Gallen)late ninth centuryGBP 7,000.00 - 9,000.00GBP 21,250.00
4

Two cuttings from a bifolium of Smaragdus of St-Mihiel

Germany or perhaps Francethird quarter of the ninth centuryGBP 7,000.00 - 9,000.00GBP 11,250.00
5

Large cutting from a bifolium of a commentary on Matthew, drawing material from lost parts of a

northern Francemid-ninth centuryGBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00GBP 40,000.00
6

Smaragdus of St-Mihiel, Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict, in Latin, in Visigothic minuscule

northern Spain (perhaps Silos)first half of the tenth century] 
Near-complete leaf
GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 20,000.00
7

Cutting from a leaf of Pseudo-Hegesippus, De Bello Judaico et excidio urbis Hierosolymitanae,

central Italy (Montecassino)early eleventh century (before 1030)GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00GBP 10,000.00
8

Leaf from a sermon collection, with parts of a tractate and a sermon by Augustine

Italy (almost certainly Abruzzoor just perhaps in Montecassino by an Abruzzi scribe)GBP 7,000.00 - 9,000.00GBP 15,000.00
9

Leaf from a Bible, with Proverbs 29:15-30:20, manuscript in fine Montecassino Beneventan minuscule

central Italyc. 1200GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 6,250.00
10

Small cuttings from a Homiliary, with parts of Ambrose of Milan, Expositio Evangelii Secundum Luca

Italy (perhaps Naples)late eleventh centuryGBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 875.00
11

Fragments of a single leaf from Gregory the Great

southern Italythirteenth centuryGBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 1,250.00
12

Substantial part of a leaf of Maximus of Turin, Sermones, in a fine Carolingian minuscule

Francefirst half of the ninth centuryGBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 7,500.00
13

Leaf from a Lectionary, perhaps made for the individual worship of a Carolingian nobleman

probably Germanythird quarter of the ninth centuryGBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00GBP 10,000.00
14

Substantial fragment of a Carolingian Homiliary, perhaps that of Paul the Deacon, in Latin

probably western Germanysecond quarter of the ninth centuryGBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00GBP 47,500.00
15

Two leaves from Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job, in Latin, manuscript on parchment

France (Rhone valleymost probably Mirabel or vicinityGBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 3,750.00
16

Leaf from a large Passional, with an early white-vine initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript

Italyfirst half of the eleventh centuryGBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00GBP 5,250.00
17

Leaf from a Homiliary, with a decorated initial, in Latin, manuscript on parchment

Italymid-eleventh centuryGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 1,875.00
18

Leaf from a gargantuan Augustine, Tractatus in Iohannem, in Latin, decorated Romanesque manuscript

Italy (probably the Venetoperhaps vicinity of Vicenza)GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 4,375.00
19

Leaf from a Gregory the Great, Homiliae in Evangelia, in Latin, manuscript on parchment

Italymid-eleventh centuryGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,500.00
20

Leaf from a very large Romanesque English Bible, with parts of 1 Maccabees 1:1-39

Englandmid-twelfth centuryGBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00GBP 2,500.00
21

Haymo of Auxerre, Homily XI on St. John the Evangelist, in Latin, manuscript on parchment

Englandsecond half of the twelfth century (before c. 1180)GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 2,750.00
22

Bifolium from a Homiliary, with part of Bede’s Homily 1:19, in Latin, decorated manuscript

Italylate eleventh or early twelfth centuryGBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 4,750.00
23

Leaf from a Homiliary (probably that of Paul the Deacon), with parts of Bede’s Homily, 1:7-8

Italyfirst half of twelfth centuryGBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 6,000.00
24

Leaf with a homily by Bede, from a monumental codex of Bede’s Homilies or Paul the Deacon, Homilia

Italy (Tuscanyprobably Florence or vicinity)GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 8,750.00
25

Cutting from a gargantuan ‘Atlantic’ Bible, with parts of Ecclesiasticus 18-19, in Latin

Italyc. 1100GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,250.00
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