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Manuscript and Early Printed Book Leaves.

Auction:
3269B
Lot:
150
Sold for:
$677$550

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3269B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 23, 2019 11:00AM

Description:

Manuscript and Early Printed Book Leaves. Three folio-format parchment leaves from manuscript Latin religious texts: Latin Bible leaf, France, c. 1300-1320, text in two columns, forty lines, decorative catchword, one initial, attractive headline in alternating red and blue letters, from Maccabees II, 13 x 9 in.; Latin Missal leaf, France, 15th century, with a decorative four-line initial in pink with a blue inner field, a gilt border, and a large leaf in red and green at the center with white penwork, two columns, text in brown and red, twenty-seven lines, 13 x 9 1/4 in.; Latin Missal leaf, France, 15th century, with five two-line initials in red and blue, each surrounded by complicated penwork patterns in swirls, two lines of text in black and red, twenty-seven lines, 13 x 9 in.; Latin Book of Hours leaf, France, 15th century, small-format parchment leaf, single column, sixteen lines, initials in red, blue, and gold, one two-line initial, 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.; single paper leaf of Voraigne's Golden Legend in German, Cologne: von Renchen, 1485, with capital strokes in red, 10 x 7 1/2 in.; three paper leaves from 16th century German books illustrated with full-page woodcuts; letter signed by Albert V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1620-1667), 20 December 1652, 12 x 8 in.; and three large folio-format hand-colored engravings of coats-of-arms from Edmondson's Baronagium Genealogicum, 1764-1784, 20 1/2 x 14 in. (12)
Estimate $300-500


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