Sotheby's (London)

Western manuscripts and miniatures (catalogue of an auction conducted by Sotheby's, London, 29 November 1990)

London, Sotheby’s, 1990
(27 cm), 354 (6) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 166 lots. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes the Northumberland Bestiary, a Latin manuscript on vellum, Northern England, c. 1250-1260 (lot 101, sold to Quaritch £2,970,000, against Pierre Berès). Lots 58-94 comprise the complete Russian manuscript collection of Paul M. Fekula (1905-1982), “the most comprehensive group of Slavonic manuscripts ever sold at auction”; almost every lot was purchased by Sam Fogg. ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced.