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C14th -C16th manuscripts
Historiated initial OT prophet, Italy c.1320 (Emilia-Romagna)
David & Goliath, leaf from an illuminated Book of Hours, circle of Coëtivy Master, c.1450
1583 Foxe’s ‘Actes & Monuments’ in 2 volumes with plates
Bastwick’s ‘Utter Routing of the whole army’ 1646 in contemporary binding
Missal: opening of the Canon of the Mass, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum; Germany C15th bifolium
King Cyrus Directing the Building of the Temple of Jerusalem, on a leaf from a Bible, in Latin
Two illuminated historiated initials on a C15th leaf – Prologue to Job [Bible]
A large Beneventan fragment, Italy C14th
C12th - C13th manuscripts
An early example of Beneventan minuscule, Italy C12th
Complete gathering of Augustine’s Letters, France, early C11th
Miniature Breviary leaf with unusual and handsome script, c.1280
Bifolium from a miniature Breviary or Psalter, illuminated manuscript in Latin, on vellum c.1425
Single leaf from the so-called ‘Carondelet Breviary’ 1458 from the scribe Jean d’Aussert
Complete Calendar from a Breviary, Burgundy c.1475 illuminated manuscript in Latin, on vellum
Leaf from a Breviary, with a large and finely illuminated initial, manuscript in Latin on vellum c.1450
Two square cuttings from a choirbook of late C16th
An unusual German Prayerbook produced in an ink coloured hand, 1794
3 volumes of C18th manuscript Sermons in minuscule script on paper
Four works by C17th English Puritans bound together in one volume.
An early English book of Sermons by a translator of the King James Bible, pubd. 1604
A prayer against the plague and other offices for Female Franciscan Use, Bruges, c.1550 decorated manuscript
Atlantic Bible leaf in fine, regular, late Carolingian minuscule [or early ‘Romanesque’ script], Samuel II, circa 1100 – 1150
A huge, monumental Koberger with a flawless medieval binding and 2 illuminated initials Vita Christi 1478
A gorgeous French devotional with charming illuminated painting of ‘Maria Lactans’. C17th
A sparkling example of the work of the Master(s) of Giustino di Gherardino da Forlì, one of the two illuminators responsible for the Antiphonaries of Pavia cathedral.
Koberger Bible in Latin with nearly 150 contemporary coloured woodcuts 1515
Huge ‘Atlantic’ Bible leaf with an impressive initial opening the Book of Judges, Italy, c.1100
Geneva Bible folio 1577 with title pages, fold-outs and contemporary binding
7 vols of Dod & Cleaver’s ‘Expositions on Proverbs’ from 1611
An Invitation from a Calvary officer, C2nd – C3rd AD P. Oxy. IV 747
An Oxyrhynchus fragment with excellent Provenance P. Oxy. X 1265 ‘Affidavit of Priestly Rank’ c.250 AD
A fragment from Oxyrhynchus with excellent provenance ‘List of Priests underage’ c.250 AD
A title page from a monumental Gradual with an exquisite portrait
An extremely rare and complete copy of the source for Robert Greene’s play; ‘Fryer Bacon’ 1666
The Speght edition of Chaucer’s ‘Workes’ 1598
Lucretius Aldine owned by Tsar Nicholas II and bound by Courteval possibly owned by Renouard
One of the great woodcut books of the C15th; ‘Die Cronica’ of Cologne, 1499
Two fragments of an unidentified Commentary on the New Testament, in Latin, manuscript France, C14th
Medical treatise, Italy C14th
A leaf from a Sacramentary in Latin, in an exceptionally fine hand likely from Lambach late C11th or early C12th
Leviticus Ch.15-17 from a German Bible mid-C12th
Leaf from a Bible, II Kings 17, C15th manuscript in Latin on parchment
A large Antiphonal palimpsest leaf possibly Eastern Europe C15th and C18th on parchment
An illuminated leaf from the Beauvais Missal, illuminated on vellum. [Northern France c. 1310]
Leaf from Baldo degli Ubaldi (1327–1400), Sextum codicis librum commentaria [Italy, late 15th century]
Two fragments from Raymond of Penyafort (d. 1275), Summa de casibus penitentialis and Summa de matrimonio [Italy (or southern France?), 14th century]
Medieval medicinal laxatives from Mondino dei Luzzi (d. 1326)’s commentary on Yuhanna ibn Masawaih (alias Mesue), De simplicibus, [Italy, early 14th century]
On the Beatitudes Leaf from William Perault (d.1271), Summa de virtutibus, C14th Germany
Haymo of Halberstadt, Homily LXXI for Easter Monday, C11th, manuscript on parchment, France
A lovely and original English Restoration binding in red goatskin.
Cleaver and Dod; A briefe explanation of the whole booke of the Prouerbs of Salomon. 1615
The Wentworth-Spranger copy in gorgeous crushed red c.18th Morocco binding.
Wide-margined copy of Bonaventure’s 1477 commentary on Peter Lombard
A fine copy of the first illustrated Boccaccio’s ‘Genealogiae’ edition of 1494
Cuttings from a Romanesque copy of Priscian Institutiones Grammaticae, in Latin with a single word in Greek, manuscript on parchment. [Germany, 12th century].
A possibly unpublished work on the medicinal nature of plants from C13th, France
Illuminated antiphonal leaf c.1285 Queen Esther kneeling before King Ahasuerus
Exquisite C15th Italian cutting with impeccable Provenance
St Augustine on John 17, the High Priestly Prayer on a huge bifolium C12th, Italy
Fragment from a HUGE Bible or Gospel Book in Latin, C12th
Beautiful painted white vine initial, Augustine’s Commentary on John’s Gospel, Italy C12th
C12th cutting with remains of a coloured initial, Carolingian Lectionary
A Psalter in Old French translation, with Latin rubrics, illuminated manuscript on parchment.
The Spectator 8 volumes in lovely contemporary morocco binding
‘Exquisite Roman hand’; a humanist Psalter c.1460 by Pietro Ursuleo of Capuo in Latin.
Book of Hours (substantial fragment) Franciscan Use c.1460, France
Huge C12th bifolium of St Augustine’s Tractate 94 on St. John’s gospel.
Renouard’s ‘Annals’ of the House of Aldus in 2 vols.
Elizabethan edition of Eusebius’ Six Hundred Years History, 1585
Hudibras in original English red late Restoration binding 1710 in 2 vols
Private prayers of the stricken widow whose brewer husband committed suicide; beautiful binding, 1706.
History of the Puritans by Daniel Neal, 1732 in 4 volumes
Sarah and Hagar: or, Genesis the sixteenth chapter opened, in XIX sermons. 1649 Josiah Shute
Plaine and familiar exposition of the Proverbs 1608 by Dod & Cleaver
A lovely C14th Italian miniature in C13th style.
A Romanesque white-vine initial with a zoomorphic design and gorgeous script, C12th.
Two very large fragments from leaves of a monumental Gelasian Sacramentary late C10th. / early C11th Italy (?)
Elegant English Early Gothic Script from late C12th Passionale – Paulinus of Milan
St Paul, in an initial on a leaf from a vast Gradual, in Latin [Northern Italy (Lombardy, perhaps Milan), late 15th century (c.1480–90)]
Book of Hours, Use of Thérouanne, in Latin and French Illuminated manuscript on parchment France, Hainault c.1470s
‘Give me to drink’ C17th Oak panel of Rebecca and Eliezer at the well
Superb illuminated copy of Koberger’s ‘Jerome’ 1478 in contemporary binding
A large, Spanish dated illumination of James and Peter which is dated within the painting to ‘1505’
Saints Peter and Paul, in an illuminated historiated initial ‘N’, cut from a Gradual in Latin on parchment [Italy (Florence); 15th century (c.1470s)]
Incunable in Handsome Contemporary Binding, 1488, Spiera’s ‘Quadragesimale’
An Angel Hybrid in a historiated initial on a cutting from a Choirbook in Latin [France (Paris), early 14th century]
St James Preaching in an historiated initial on a leaf from a Bible in Latin [Paris, late 13th or early 14th century]
The Trinity, by Nikolaus Bertschi the Elder or his workshop, on a leaf from a large Antiphonary in Latin [Germany (Augsburg), 16th century (c.1520–30)]
Jonah Kneeling in Prayer Before God on a bifolium from a Bible in Latin [Northern Spain (diocese of Álava?), late 13th or early 14th century]
A superb example of early English embroidery on a 1628 Bible with two figures ‘Faith’ and ‘Hope’.
QUINTILIANUS, Marcus Fabius, 1481 ‘Editio princeps’ in fine Brugalla binding
The Famous Tryal…Neal vs. Lady Ivy…For part of Shadwell in Mddx 1696 with 2 Maps [Wapping]
Bifolium of Bede’s Homily ‘Ask and it shall be given…’ c.1020-1040 manuscript; Germany.
Leaf from a commentary on Matthew 2:11-18, England c.1200
Bifolium from a Vita Sancti Stephani c.1100 from Schøyen Collection
From a Significant Art Collection? “Youth and Old Age”, a miniature on a cutting from an illuminated manuscript, in French [France, Tours?, 1470s]
The Annunciation to Zechariah, on a bifolium from an Antiphonary, in Latin [Germany or Austria, (mid-?)15th century]
The Model for 15th-Century Humanistic Script and Decoration – A large bifolium from a decorated Lectionary, in Latin [Italy, 12th century, first half]
Leaf of Passionale in Latin [Italy, 12th century, first half] Lives of St Felicity and St Clement
Large leaf of Jerome’s Commentary on Isaiah, in Latin [Germany(?), late 11th or early 12th century]
The Death of Ptolemy, a miniature on a cutting from Laurent de Premierfait, [France, probably Troyes, c.1470]
A learned, pious, and practical commentary, upon the Gospel according to St. Mark: by George Petter 1661
Poetae Graeci Principes; Homer & Hesiod, Estienne 1566
Commentary on Aristotle, Categoriae, and the same authors translation of Perihermenias BOETHIUS [MS] C.13th
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