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image of ST. JEROME, Letter LIV To Furia [To Furia, On the Duty of Remaining a Widow], in the translation by CHARLES BONIN; illuminated manuscript in French with a full-page miniature by the Master of Spencer 6 (active c. 1490 to 1510)

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A UNIQUE DELUXE TRANSLATION OF ST. JEROME'S LETTER TO THE WIDOW FURIA WITH FRONTISPIECE BY THE MASTER OF THE SPENCER 6 FROM THE LIBRARY OF ANNE DE POLIGNAC. Illuminated manuscript on parchment in French, France, likely Bourges, c. 1500-1510. Dimensions 210 x 135 mm. 63 folios, written in a lettre bâtarde on up to 17 lines, one three-line DECORATED INITIAL… Read more
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image of Collection of sermons and confessional treatises, most by unidentified authors; Summa confessorum; five Marian exempla; Summa de vitiis brevis; Lenten sermons; medieval manuscript on parchment

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MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT IN LATIN ON PARCHMENT, Central Europe (Southern Germany or Austria?), c. 1250-1275. 130 x 90 mm. 144 folios, preceded and followed by a single flyleaf, complete (collation, i8 ii7 [of 6, with singleton added after 6] iii-v8 vi7 [of 4, with three singletons added after 3] vii2 viii-xix8), written in approximately twelve different hands, all early forms of… Read more
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image of Franciscan miscellany including excerpts from De conformitate vitae beati Francisci ad vitam domini Ihesu and De imitatione Christi; De dignitate sacerdotum; De officio et tempore septuagesime; and Animadversiones circa sacrosanctum missae sacrificium [in Italian translation]; decorated medieval manuscript on parchment and paper

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DECORATED MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT IN LATIN AND ITALIAN ON PARCHMENT AND PAPER, Central or Southern Italy (Lanciano?), c. 1450-1475. 135 x 90 mm. 109 folios preceded and followed by single flyleaves, watermark in Piccard, complete (collation, i-vii10 viii5 [of 10; five leaves canceled with no loss of text] ix-x12 xi10), chiefly written in five semitextualis or hybrida hands on 26-31 lines,… Read more
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image of Epistola de morte Hieronymi; Epistola ad Cyrillum de magnificentiis Hieronymi; Epistola de miraculis Hieronymi; Vita Sancti Hieronymi; Vita sancti Pauli; illuminated medieval manuscript on parchment

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ILLUMINATED MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT IN LATIN ON PARCHMENT, Northern Italy, c. 1440-1470. 203 x 153 mm. 70 folios, complete (collation, i-vii10), remnants of quire and leaf signatures, flourished vertical catchwords, written in a humanist minuscule on 30 long lines (justification, 147-149 x 95-100 mm), horizontal lines ruled very lightly in ink, single vertical bounding lines ruled in lead, prickings remain in… Read more
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AU$83,688.20