Sotheby's (London)

Western manuscripts and miniatures (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby's, London, 23 June 1992)

London, Sotheby's, 1992
(27 cm), 131 (9) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 96 lots. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Named consignors include Kurt Arnhold; the bookseller Philip Robinson (1902-1991); H.H. George, Prince de Montis Regalis Campion Hall, Spurgeon’s College. Two highlights of the sale were an illustrated manuscript of Basinio da Parma Astronomicon, c. 1455-1460, from the library of Malatesta Novello at Cesena, (lot 72, £115,500, to “Pelluccioni”) and an early 16th century Florentine manuscript of Petrarch, I Trionfi, consigned by the Executors of Philip Robinson, (lot 75, ££99,000, to Henri Schiller against Chiesa). ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced.
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