Oct 14, 2021 - Sale 2582

Sale 2582 - Lot 76

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
Medieval Manuscript and Early Printed Book Leaves.

Including: two leaves on parchment from a 13th century French Latin Bible manuscript, text in a rounded gothic bookhand, brown ink, two columns, forty-five lines per page, ruled in plummet, the text within the ruling, with two-line initials in red and blue decorated with penwork that extends to the margins, chapter heads and numbers in red and blue, one leaf with a more decorated four-line initial with cobalt, painted gilt accents, red, green, and pink; the first leaf from Genesis chapters XX and XXI, the verses recounting Abraham's conversations with God, and Sarah's miraculous conception and birth of Isaac; the second leaf (with the larger initial) from the Book of Tobit [or Tobias] chapters IIII and V; each leaf separately hinge-mounted in its own folder, 11 1/2 x 8 in.

[Together with] an unidentified folio-format printed incunabula Bible leaf from Kings chapters III and IV with text in a rounded gothic type, two columns, a large ten-line woodcut initial R in interlocking twined knotwork design, the leaf unsigned and unpaginated, circa 1470-1480, some foxing, corners folded and/or torn, 16 1/4 x 11 in.

[And] two leaves from the Nuremberg Chronicle (CXIX & CXCII), Latin edition, 1493, with fourteen bust woodcuts of emperors, rulers, and clergy, and a large woodcut vignette of a church, no coloring, each 17 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (5)