Bibliotheca Phillippica; Medieval manuscripts. New series: Eleventh part. Catalogue of manuscripts on papyrus, vellum and paper (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby's, London, 30 November 1976)
London, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 1976
(28.5 cm), (10) 94 (2) pp., colour frontispiece, 3 colour plates (pls.A-C), 30 black & white plates (pls.1-30, pl.21 folding), text illustrations. Lots numbered 851-894. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed boards. - The sale realised £157,630 with no lots unsold and brought the total realised so far to £3,233,933 (report in The Times, London, 1 December 1976, p.19). The top price was £19,000 paid for Pseudo-Joachim of Fiore, “Praemissiones, Super Isaiam”, c. 1320 (lot 864), a manuscript believed to have been stolen from the Biblioteca Sessoriana in Rome about 1800 (Elena Bianca Di Gioia, “Un manoscritto pseudo-gioachimita: Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma Vittorio Emanuele 1502”, in Federico II e l’arte del Duecento italiano, Galatina 1980, II, pp.85-111). ¶ Unmarked copy.