Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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Teaching collection of 61 cuttings from medieval manuscripts

Sold for £1400

Est: £600–800

Teaching collection of 61 cuttings from medieval manuscripts , all recovered from bindings and all on parchment [ninth to fifteenth century]

61 cuttings, mostly small strips or squares recovered from spines of later books, and each containing a few lines only, including (a) small cutting with remains of 3 lines from Matthew 25:38, with a capital ‘q’ with a tail that turns left and an ‘f’ which descends far below the line, 57 by 36mm., Germany or France, late ninth century; plus: 4 small squares with tenth- or eleventh-century script, partly obscured by leather from binding; and 27 small squares, 2 long strips cut across two columns of text and a substantial part of a leaf made up from 2 cuttings from at least 7 separate French and German twelfth-century codices; and 5 very small pieces (each approximately 35 by 15mm.) with thirteenth-century university script, as well as a further 12 small squares, 5 long strips and half a leaf with parts of at least 5 thirteenth-century codices; one small fragment of a fourteenth-century German codex, and 4 small cuttings from a fifteenth-century Italian codex, 2 small strips from a Hebrew codex of perhaps the thirteenth century; all with holes, scuffs and damage concomitant with reuse in a binding


Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

Wednesday 06 December 2017, 2.00pm

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