Valuable illuminated manuscripts, printed books and autograph letters [other title:] Including: the Ince Blundell hours, the Parsons fragment of Italian prototypography, the first Hebrew Pentateuch; literature, science, travel and atlases (catalogue for an auction sale conducted by Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 23 November 1998)
London, Christie, Manson & Woods, 1998
(27 cm), 214 (4) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 162 lots. Price list loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The Ince-Blundell Hours, made at Bruges or Ghent c. 1510 by a leading Flemish illuminator, the Master of the David Scenes in the Grimani Breviary, made £276,500 (with Heribert Tenschert in 2003-2004; exhibited in Los Angeles and in London: Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe, Los Angeles 2003, pp.387-389 no. 115). The 1482 Bologna Hebrew Pentateuch, the editio princeps of the Torah, made £342,500; Albrizzi’s Tasso of 1745 in a fine binding by Etienne Anguerrand made £56,500. Sale includes property consigned by the Executors of Edward Stanley, 18th Earl of Derby (1918-1994). ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced.