Sothebys: Important Medieval Manuscripts From the Collection of the Late Ernst Boehlen - online 6/18, L24407, London

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
July 02, 2024 - July 02, 2024
Page Size: 73 items in 3 pages

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Place Printed Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1

Luxeuil Script: a leaf from the book of Isaiah, from 'The Luxeuil Prophets', in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum

France (Burgundy probably Luxeuil Abbey) GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 GBP 60,000.00
2

SACRAMENTARY OF ST BONIFACE: a fragmentary bifolium with months of July to October from its calendar, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum

England (Northumbria) 1st half of the 8th century GBP 250,000.00 - 350,000.00 Not Sold
3

CAROLINGIAN MEDICINE: a fragmentary bifolium, in Latin, manuscript on vellum

Northern France or Southern Netherlands late 9th century GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 9,600.00
4

SACRAMENTARY: six fragmentary leaves, in Latin, manuscript on vellum

Northern Italy 9th century (2nd half) GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 Not Sold
5

CAROLINGIAN SACRAMENTARY: two fragmentary leaves, in Latin, manuscript on vellum

France (Auxerre?) 9th century (middle decades) GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 2,880.00
6

QUR'AN LEAF: A Qur'an leaf in Kufic script on vellum,

North Africa or Near East 9th century GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 2,040.00
7

QUR'AN LEAF: a Qur'an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th century

North Africa or Near East 9th century GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 2,040.00
8

QUR'AN LEAVES: three Qur'an leaves in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th-10th century

North Africa or Near East 9th-10th century GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 Not Sold
9

THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST: a large historiated initial on a fragment of a Gospel Lectionary, in Latin, manuscript on vellum

France 10th or early 11th century GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 Not Sold
10

HOMILIARY: a complete bifolium in exceptionally good condition, in Latin, manuscript on vellum

Austria (Salzburg diocese?) 10th century GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 9,600.00
11

NOTED BREVIARY: a fragment of a leaf, in Latin, manuscript on vellum

Germany (Cologne?) 10th century GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 1,800.00
12

ISIDORE OF SEVILLE, SENTENTIAE: a bifolium in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum

Italy 10th century (2nd half) GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 3,360.00
13

A FINE ROMANESQUE ILLUMINATED INITIAL, cut from Jerome, Praefatio in evangelio, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Germany (Rhineland) 12th century (3rd quarter) GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 Not Sold
14

THE ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM: a miniature on a fragment of a noted Choir Breviary, in Latin, illustrated manuscript on vellum

Spain 12th century (late) GBP 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 Not Sold
15

ST GALL NEUMES for the feasts of the Dedication of a Church and St Cecilia: two substantially complete leaves from a noted Breviary, in Latin, manuscript on vellum

Germany late 11th or early 12th century GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 Not Sold
16

GLOSSED BOOK OF GENESIS, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum

France; the pastedowns: France (Tours?) 12th century (middle), early 9th century GBP 150,000.00 - 200,000.00 GBP 144,000.00
17

ISIDORE OF SEVILLE, ETYMOLOGIAE, a large leaf, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum

Germany 12th century (middle) GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 Not Sold
18

SIX MINIATURES cut from a copy of Gratian's Decretum, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Italy (Bologna) late 13th century GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 14,400.00
19

SIX MINIATURES cut from a copy of Gratian's Decretum, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

Italy (Bologna) late 13th century GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 9,600.00
20

'BARI' TYPE BENEVENTAN SCRIPT AND DECORATION: two fragments probably from a Homilary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum

Southern Italy or Dalmatia 11th or early 12th century GBP 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 9,600.00
21

THE VAL-DES-CHOUX ANTIPHONARY, Winter part, in Latin, richly decorated manuscript on vellum

France (Burgundy) 12th century (2nd half) GBP 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 GBP 84,000.00
22

BIBLE, ILLUMINATED BY THE SARUM MASTER, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

England (Salisbury) mid 13th century GBP 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 Not Sold
23

THREE HISTORIATED INITIALS ON A LEAF FROM THE PSALTER OF JOAN OF NAVARRE, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

France (Paris) 13th century (c. 1220--25) GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 19,200.00
24

FIFTEEN LARGE MEDICAL-ANATOMICAL DRAWINGS, on a bifolium from the Codex Roncioni, in Latin, illustrated manuscript on vellum

Italy (southern, early 9th century 13th century (2nd quarter) GBP 70,000.00 - 90,000.00 GBP 66,000.00
25

A LARGE ILLUMINATED INITIAL on a leaf from a luxury Psalter, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum

France (Paris?) 13th century (c. 1270s) GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 3,360.00
  • Sotheby’s, July 11: Galileo, Document annotated and signed by Galileo, dated Padua, 1595. £500,000 to £700,000.
  • Bonhams, July 15-25: THE AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION OF ISRAEL WITKOWER. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: GEORGE WASHINGTON SIGNED DISCHARGE. June 9, 1783. $8,000 - $12,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: "Shhhhh!" A DAVID SHANNON ILLUSTRATION FROM DAVID GETS IN TROUBLE. $2,500 - $3,500
    Bonhams, July 15-25: PICASSO, PABLO. Le Carmen des Carmen. Paris, 1964. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: RARE AUTOGRAPH OF AMERICAN NAVAL HERO CAPTAIN JAMES MUGFORD. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: KARA WALKER SILHOUETTES FOR TONI MORRISON'S FIVE POEMS. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: FIRST APPEARANCE OF PINOCCHIO IN ENGLISH. COLLODI, CARLO.New York, 1892. $2,000 - $3,000
    Bonhams, July 15-25: BONAPARTE, JOSEPHINE. Autograph Note (unsigned) in French. $1,000 - $1,500
    Bonhams, July 15-25: FROST ON MATTHEW ARNOLD.Autograph Letter Signed to Adams, July 27, 1934. $800 - $1,200
    Bonhams, July 15-25: ELIAS BOUDINOT'S COPY OF BARLOW'S COLUMBIAN EPIC. $800 - $1,200
    Bonhams, July 15-25: A SIGNED HART CRANE BROOKLYN BRIDGE POSTCARD TO EDWARD DAHLBERG. $600 - $800
    Bonhams, July 15-25: A STOCK CERTIFICATE SIGNED BY THE "QUEEN OF WALL STREET," HETTY GREEN. $700 - $900
  • Fonsie Mealy’s
    Summer Rare Book
    & Collectors’ Sale
    July 30-31, 2024
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: U.S. / European Shipping Archive 1800-1814. The Widow Bermingham & Sons Collection. €7,000 to €10,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Bunreacht na hÉireann. Constitution of Ireland. An important copy of the First Printing of De Valera’s new Constitution, approved in 1938. Signed by the Constitution Cabinet. €7,000 to €9,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: A Rare Complete Run of the Cuala Press Broadsides. €7,000 to €9,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s
    Summer Rare Book
    & Collectors’ Sale
    July 30-31, 2024
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Grose (Francis). The Antiquities of Ireland, 2vols. folio London (for S. Hooper) 1791. Magnificent Hand-Coloured Copy - Only 25 Copies. €3,000 to €5,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Cantillon (Richard). Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en General, Traduit de l'Anglois, Sm. 8vo London (Fletcher Gyles) 1756. €3,000 to €4,000.
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    Fonsie Mealy’s
    Summer Rare Book
    & Collectors’ Sale
    July 30-31, 2024
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Lavery (Lady Hazel). A moving series of three A.L.S. and a Telegram to Gen. Eoin O'Duffy, July-August 1927, expressing her grief at the death of Kevin O'Higgins. €3,000 to €4,000.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Dampier (Wm.) Nouveau Voyage Autour du Monde, ou l'on descrit en particulier l'Isthme de l'Amerique…, 2 vols. in one, Amsterdam, 1698. €800 to €1,200.
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    Fonsie Mealy’s
    Summer Rare Book
    & Collectors’ Sale
    July 30-31, 2024
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 8vo, L. (Bloomsbury) 1999, First Edn., First Printing of Deluxe Collectors Edn. Signed. €800 to €1,200.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: James (Wm.) A Full and Correct Account of the Military Occurrences of The Late War Between Great Britain and The United States of America. 2 vols. Lond. 1818. €650 to €900.
    Fonsie Mealy’s, July 30-31: The Laws of the United States, Published by Authority, 3 vols. Philadelphia (Richard Folwell) 1796. €600 to €800.
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