ADORNO, Agostino
Manuscript Letter. Genoa, 1496. £1,450 One sheet, 20.5 x 29.5cm, paper, autograph letter signed 30 March 1496, 16 lines (plus signature), Latin in a very neat, humanistic italic, brown ink, paper wafer seal and docket to verso, some spotting a...

ANTHROPOMORPHIC INITIAL I
Illuminated Manuscript in Latin on a leaf from an Antiphonal. Central Italy, mid-14th century. £1,850 Folio (475 x 340 mm). On recto seven four-line staves in red, music in square notation alternating with seven li...

ANTIPHONAL, WINTER PART
Decorated Manuscript on Vellum. Southern Spain, perhaps Grenada, or Portugal, c. 1600. £12,500 520 x 365 mm, 160 leaves, last numbered clxvii; I-XXI⁸ lacking 5ll. of text i.e. V₆, VI₇, IX...

BAPTISM OF CHRIST
LATIN TEXT - BYZANTINE ICONOGRAPHY Illuminated manuscript vellum leaf from a Gradual Northeastern Italy or Dalmatia, 1300. £5,750 Large folio (c. 52 x 38 cm), initial ‘E’ measuring 10.5 x 9 cm, with a blue gro...

BIBLE, Cistercian
A MONUMENTAL 12TH-CENTURY CISTERCIAN LATIN BIBLE BOOKS OF ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, EZEKIEL, DANIEL, EPISTLES, ACTS, APOCALYPSE AND GOSPELS Illuminated manuscript on vellum. Italy, Lombardy, circa 1170-1190. £240...

BOOK OF HOURS – USE OF ROME
EXCEPTIONAL MINIATURE BOOK OF HOURS IN THE STYLE OF THE MILDMAY MASTER Illuminated manuscript in Latin on vellum. Flanders, 3rd quarter of the 15th-century. £95,000 Small 8vo., 96 x 68 mm, 223 leaves on parchment, including 13 added leaves (fo...

BOOK OF HOURS – USE OF ROME
THE EXCEPTIONAL DU CHASTEL HOURS Illuminated manuscript in Latin on vellum. France, Paris, c. 1470s £425,000 165 x 116 mm (cropped), 228 lea...

BOOK OF HOURS, Use of Rome
THE HOURS OF THE NOBLE FRASIA DA SIENA Illuminated manuscript in Latin on vellum Siena, 1490. £28,500 81 x 61 mm, 382 leaves on parchment: I-IX10, X10 (with quires XI and X...

BREVIARY FOR ROMAN USE
WITH AN ILLUSTRATION BY JOHN SCOTTOWE Decorated manuscript on vellum with three illuminated initials. Northern Italy, probably Lombardy or Ferrara, c.1440-1450. £43,000 132 x 92 mm, 221 leaves + 1 flyleaf at f...

CARACCIOLO, Marino II, Prince of Avellino
Highly decorative and unusually large law degree certificate. Naples, 8 June 1627. £3,750 Manuscript in brown ink on fine vellum (56 x 76 cm), 42 lines including ornamental heading gilt, ornate floral decoratio...

FIVE HISTORIATED INITIALS
FIVE INITIALS FROM A LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED GRADUAL OF THE BEGINNING OF THE 16TH CENTURY: AN EXCEPTIONALLY RICH PROJECT OF DECORATION ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, from a Gradual, in Latin. Beginning of 16th century. £7,750 (71x67mm.) T...

GRADUAL, Dominican Use
Illuminated musical manuscript on vellum Flanders, 1260. £57,500 340 x 245 mm, 175 leaves + 1 vellum flyleaf at front and back, I-XIV12, XV7 (12-5?) (lacks seemingly 5 leaves, with...

HOURS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
IN COMPLETELY ORIGINAL STATE Book of Hours for Dominican Use. Northwestern France (Le Mans?), c. 1450. £9,500 Manuscript on vellum, small 8vo ff. 71, i-ii8, iii6, iv-viii8, ix9, lacking final blank, else complete. 14 lines to full page i...

KOREAN MAP, Capital Province
JEONG CHEOK MAP OF KOREA'S CAPITAL PROVINCE Map of the capital province, Joseon Korea. Korea, first half of 18th century. £2,750 Hand-drawn map, first half of the 18th century, depicting the capital (gyeong...

KOREAN MAP, Jeolla Province
JEONG CHEOK MAP OF KOREAN PROVINCE Map of Jeolla province, Joseon Korea. Korea, first half of 18th century. £2,250 Hand-drawn map, first half of the 18th century, depicting Jeolla 全羅, sixth of the eight provinces of Joseon Korea (Joseon pa...

LUTTRELL, Narcissus. Seal.
Desk Seal. £4,950 Elegant bone and silver-mounted desk seal, c. 1682, the handle in the form of a sphere unscrewing at its equator with a compartment for wafers, the intaglio quartz matrix (1 cm) with the arms of Narcissus Luttrell and his wife Sa...

MANUSCRIPT VELLUM LEAF FROM AN ANTIPHONAL
A DECORATIVE AND WELL-PRESERVED LEAF Manuscript Vellum Leaf from an Antiphonal. Italy, c. 1420. £950 Large folio (c.  45 x 32 cm), seven lines of text and musical notation in neumes in red and black on both...

MANUSCRIPT VELLUM LEAF. ILLUMINATED E
Leaf from a Book of Hours. Northern France, probably Paris, 1450. £650 Illuminated E letter on vellum, ‘Ego dixi in dimidio dierum…’. 24 lines of text with blank spaces filled by dark blue and go...

MING CHINESE MAP
MING CHINA’S LAND, ISLANDS, AND RIVERS Overview of the Realm (Tianxia tu lüe 天下圖略). China, between 1625-1650. £12,500 Fascinating hand-drawn map depicting Ming明 dynasty (1368 – 1644) China and surrounding lands produced by a...

MISSA BEATAE VIRGINAE, et aliae Orationes
Bologna, 1494. £19,500 12mo. 66 x 95 mm. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. Ff. (ii) 145 (ii), fol.31 with full page illumination depicting the Virgin and the Infant Christ within full-page border, ...

MISSALE ROMANUM
NUMEROUS BLUE AND RED INITIALS, FROM THE LIBRARY OF A HARROW MASTER Manuscript in Latin on Vellum. Milan, 14th Century. £29,500 8vo. 12 x 16.5 cm, ff. (234); (1)8, (2)10, (3)10, (4)10, (5)10, (6)10, (7)...

NELLER, Hans Henricus
UNPUBLISHED MEDICAL RECIPES FROM A GERMAN APOTHECARY Pharmacoepia. Germany, 1621-1622. £4,750 Manuscript on paper, oblong 8vo., 15.3 cm (w) x 12.9 cm (h). 236 pages, numbered in pencil. Text: German, with pas...

PORTABLE BREVIARY AND PSALTER FOR ROMAN USE
FOR THE PRIVATE DEVOTION OF A POPE THE CYBO BREVIARY Illuminated manuscript in Latin on vellum Northern Italy, probably Liguria (Genoa or Savona), 1447. £45,950 134 x 94 mm, 2...

RESURRECTION
A BEAUTIFUL IMAGE OF RISING CHRIST IN A MINIATURE FROM THE MEDIEVAL CENTRAL ITALY Historiated initial 'E', cut from an illuminated choirbook on vellum. Central Italy, first half of 14th century. £3,750 ...

TRIO OF MUSICIANS
A FINELY-PAINTED INITIAL FOR A XVTH CENTURY ITALIAN CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY Historiated initial C, from an ILLUMINATED CHOIRBOOK ON VELLUM. Lombardy Emilia, 1460-70. £5,750 92x100mm. A MONK IN WHITE SERGE SWINGS THE CLAPPERS OF TWO BELLS insi...