Western manuscripts and miniatures to be sold with the Burdett psalter (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby's, London, 23 June 1998)
London, Sotheby's, 1998
(27 cm), 129 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 74 lots. Price list loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes (lot 50) the Burdett Psalter and Hours, a Parisian manuscript of c. 1285 which sold to a private collector for £2.75 million (telephone, vs. Jörn Günther). “It is no discredit either to the scholarship or the accuracy of the catalogue to say that it read like a novel; indeed, it was the most gripping catalogue entry we have ever read” (saleroom report in The Book Collector, Autumn 1998, p.386). Janet Backhouse “’A very old book’: The Burdett Psalter Hours” in Studies in the Illustration of the Psalter, edited by Brendan Cassidy and Rosemary Muir Wright (Stamford 2000), pp.55-66. ¶ Occasional pencil annotation.