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Recent Arrivals from Les Enluminures

image of Liturgical Rites and Prayers used by a Bishop; in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

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ONE OF THE OLDEST (PERHAPS THE OLDEST) MEDIEVAL CODICES ON THE MARKET EXTREMELY RARE ELEVENTH-CENTURY MANUSCRIPT. In Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment, Central France, c. 1040-1075. Dimensions 240 x 150 mm., 49 folios, complete, prickings remain, written in black, brown and light brown ink, copied mainly by one scribe with additions by five others, in a Carolingian minuscule script… Read more
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AU$242,952.50
image of Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment

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VERY TINY AND UNIQUE PRINTED BOOK OF HOURS WITH ILLUMINATED METALCUTS. In Latin and French, illuminated imprint on parchment, Paris, Germain Hardouyn, c. 1534 (almanac for 1534-1546). Dimensions 82 x 50 mm., 120 folios, lacking one leaf at the beginning, all quires signed, printed in Gothic font in twenty-five long lines in black ink, 1- to 2-line initials throughout, 15… Read more
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AU$34,707.50
image of Vulgate Bible; in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

Vulgate Bible; in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

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AU$194,362.00

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RARE THIRTEENTH-CENTURY PORTABLE BIBLE FROM SPAIN. In Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment, Spain, Kingdom of Castille (Seville?), c. 1240-1260. Dimensions 172 x 123 mm., 328 folios, prickings remain, copied by at least three scribes in gothic bookhands, NUMEROUS VERY FINE PEN INITIALS in red or blue with pen decoration in opposite color, violet also used, extending into margin, often with… Read more
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AU$194,362.00
image of Vaderboec (second Dutch translation of the Vitae patrum); in Middle Dutch, manuscript on paper

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RARE DUTCH TRANSLATION OF A TEXT IMPORTANT TO THE RELIGIOUS REFORMERS KNOWN AS THE DEVOTIO MODERNA. In Middle Dutch, manuscript on paper, Southern part of the Northern Netherlands, probably Limbourg, c. 1475-1500. Dimensions 207 x 140 mm., 188 folios, written in a littera hybrida by one hand, skillful and vary attractive penwork initials. BINDING: CONTEMPORARY, wooden boards covered… Read more
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AU$104,122.50
image of Scriptum super libros sententiarum Petri Lombardi, Liber I (Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, Book one); in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper

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MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT OF A THEOLOGICAL COMMENTARY BY THOMAS AQUINAS. In Latin, decorated manuscript on paper, Central Italy, c. 1450-1500. Dimensions 225 x 237 mm., 134 folios, copied by two scribes in small gothic book hands, red and blue initials throughout. BINDING: reversed calf over pasteboards (eighteenth-century?). TEXT: St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), a Dominican friar and Doctor of the Church,… Read more
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AU$44,425.60
image of Anonymous French translation of the Decretals of Gregory IX (Quinque libri decretalium or Liber Extra); in French, decorated manuscript on parchment

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RARE THIRTEENTH-CENTURY OLD FRENCH TRANSLATION OF A MAJOR MEDIEVAL COLLECTION OF CANON (CHURCH) LAW. In French, decorated manuscript on parchment, Northern France (possibly Paris), c. 1250-1275. Dimensions 315 x 225 mm., 72 folios, missing a quire after quire six, and lacking eight additional leaves internally, written in a fairly quick upright gothic bookhand in two columns, 1-line red or blue… Read more
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AU$83,298.00
image of Book of Hours (use of Rouen); in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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FIFTEENTH-CENTURY ILLUMINATED PRAYER BOOK FROM FRANCE. In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment, illuminated by the circle of the Master of the Rouen Echevinage (Jean Coquet?), France, Rouen, c. 1470-1480. Dimensions 176 x 128 mm., 141 folios, complete, illuminated initials and line-fillers throughout, larger initials accompanied by partial borders, 8 LARGE MINIATURES WITH FULL BORDERS. BINDING: early 20th century… Read more
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AU$138,830.00
image of Book of Hours (use of Rome); in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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ILLUMINATED PRAYER BOOK MADE FOR A WOMAN AND DECORATED BY AN IMPORTANT FOLLOWER OF JEAN COLOMBE. In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment, France, Bourges, c. 1490-1500. Dimensions 135 x 90 mm., 166 folios, lacking 2 leaves, written in dark brown ink in a cursive gothic bookhand on 15 lines, 1- and 2- line initials, in-filled with gold… Read more
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AU$83,298.00
image of Augustinian Missal (use of Rome); in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment with musical notation

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FIFTEENTH-CENTURY PORTABLE AUGUSTINIAN MISSAL USED BY FRANCISCAN NUNS. In Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment with musical notation, Northern Italy (Lombardy?), c. 1450-1470. Dimensions 158 x 115 mm., 271 folios, lacking f. 131 with the Crucifixion miniature, otherwise complete, written in gothic bookhand (Italian textualis) in single column, music in square notation on four-line red staves, 10 staves per page, rastrum… Read more
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AU$34,707.50
image of Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome); in Latin and French, imprint on parchment

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UNRECORDED BOOK OF HOURS PRINTED FOR THE FAMED PARISIAN BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER, ANTHOINE VÉRARD. In Latin and French, imprint on parchment, France, Paris, Anthoine Vérard, August 22, 1506. Dimensions 180 x 108 mm., 126 folios, complete, red ink ruling added by hand throughout, up to 22 lines of gothic type (bastarda), one- to two-line gold initials on alternately brick red… Read more
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AU$41,649.00
image of Latin Bible, part (Pauline and Catholic Epistles, Acts, Apocalypse); NICHOLAS OF LYRA, Postillae (Commentaries on the Pauline and Catholic Epistles, Acts, Apocalypse); in Latin, decorated manuscript on paper

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MANUSCRIPT COMBINING A LATIN NEW TESTAMENT AND COMMENTARIES BY NICHOLAS OF LYRA. In Latin, decorated manuscript on paper, Northeastern Netherlands or Northwestern Germany, c. 1450-1475. Dimensions 275 x 198 mm., 383 folios, apparently complete, written in a formal cursive gothic bookhand without loops in two columns of 38 lines, red initials, nine- to fifteen-line blue or parted red and blue… Read more
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AU$97,181.00
image of Epistolae Phalaridis (The Epistles of Phalaris), Latin translation by FRANCESCO GRIFFOLINI; in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

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RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPT OF THE FICTIONAL LETTERS BY SICILIAN TYRANT, PHALARIS. In Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment, Italy (Northern?), c. 1460-1480. Dimensions 164 x 113 mm., 80 folios, lacking 40 leaves, horizontal catchwords, written in a fine humanistic minuscule, addressees of letters in red capitals, letter numbers in red in the margins, each letter begins with a very fine 2-line initial… Read more
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AU$62,473.50
image of Viridarium Gregorianum sive Biblia Gregoriana, New Testament (A Garden or Bible of Gregory); in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

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FOURTEENTH-CENTURY MANUSCRIPT OF A RARE NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARY COPIED BY A NAMED SCRIBE. In Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment, Southwest Flanders or Hainaut (Tournai?), c. 1350. Dimensions 240 x 170 mm., 120 folios, complete, catchwords in red and brown ink, quire signatures, written by a single scribe in a university bookhand, scrolling cadels at top lines sometimes in human and… Read more
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AU$118,005.50
image of La Fiorita d’Italia; in Italian, decorated manuscript on parchment

La Fiorita d’Italia; in Italian, decorated manuscript on parchment

by Guido da Pisa

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AU$72,191.60

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: FIFTEENTH-CENTURY COPY OF GUIDO DA PISA'S HISTORY OF ROME, IN ITALIAN. In Italian, decorated manuscript on parchment, Italy, Tuscany, Florence(?), c. 1440-1460. Dimensions 260 x 182 mm., 83 folios, lacking nine leaves, horizontal catchwords, written in brown ink by two different scribes in Italian cursive mercantesca script in single column on 38 lines, penwork initials. BINDING: ORIGINAL dark… Read more
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image of PSEUDO-AUGUSTINE, Sermones ad fratres in eremo (Sermons to the Brothers in the Desert); Publius Lentulus, Epistola de forma et statura Jesu Christi ad Senatum romanum (Letter on the form and stature of Jesus Christ to the Roman Senate); sermon by AUGUSTINE; in Latin, manuscript on paper

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A LATE MEDIEVAL CODEX COPIED BY AN IDENTIFIED SCRIBE FOR HIS PERSONAL USE. In Latin, manuscript on paper, Northern Italy, c. 1458. Dimensions 223 x 150 mm, 64 folios (contemporary foliation 1-72, lacking ff. 63-70), copied in 30-36 long lines in an informal cursive script (mercantesca) by a single scribe, calligraphic initial by scribe and… Read more
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AU$33,319.20
image of The " Petites Heures " of Charles VIII of France, Book of Hours (use of Paris); in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: THE "PETITES HEURES" CHARLES VIII OF FRANCE; TINY BOOK OF HOURS FOR THE PERSONAL USE OF A KING. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment, France, Paris, c. 1490-1493 (before 1494). Dimensions 73 x 49 mm., 206 folios, complete, written in dark brown ink in a cursive gothic bookhand on 14 lines, burnished gold initials throughout, 5 large initials… Read more
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AU$798,272.50
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BOOK DESCRIPTION: BOOK OF HOURS FROM ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED ILLUMINATORS OF RENAISSANCE FLORENCE. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment, Italy, Florence, dated September 7, 1508. Dimensions 90 x 55 mm., 199 folios, complete, vertical catchwords, written in brown ink in a gothic bookhand on 14 lines, painted 2-line initials, seven 3-line illuminated initials, FIVE HISTORIATED INITIALS with decorated… Read more
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AU$131,888.50
image of The Hours of Françoise de Foix (Use of Bayeux); in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: BOOK OF HOURS BELONGING TO THE CHIEF MISTRESS OF FRANCE IN THE 15TH CENTURY. In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment, Northwestern France, Normandy (Bayeux), c. 1480-1490. Dimensions 186 x 132 mm, 81 folios, lacking one leaf, written in brown ink in gothic textualis bookhand on 20 lines, 1- to 2-line champie initials in burnished gold, nine… Read more
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AU$111,064.00
image of Book of Hours (Use of Paris); in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: LOVELY BOOK OF HOURS BY ONE OF THE MOST SKILLFUL PARISIAN ILLUMINATOR OF HIS GENERATION. In Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on parchment, France, Paris, c. 1460-1470. Dimensions 176 x 123 mm., 147 folios, complete, written in brown ink in a cursive bookhand on 15 lines, SIX HISTORIATED INITIALS, FIFTEEN LARGE MINIATURES. BINDING: 16th-century(?) gold-tooled brown morocco,… Read more
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AU$138,830.00
image of Woven Book of Hours; in Latin and French, illustrated book woven in silk

Woven Book of Hours; in Latin and French, illustrated book woven in silk

by R. P. J. Hervier, designer; J. A. Henry, fabricator, for A. Roux

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AU$76,356.50

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: BOOK OF PRAYERS WOVEN IN SILK ON A JACQUARD LOOM. In Latin and French, illustrated book woven in silk, R. P. J. Hervier, designer; J. A. Henry, fabricator, for A. Roux, France, Lyon, c. 1886-1887. Dimensions 174 x 144 mm., 58 silk pages, complete, text in one or two columns, one half-page and three full-page illustrations, various styles… Read more
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AU$76,356.50