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Honorius Augustodunensis (of Autun), Imago Mundi, with extracts from the computistical works of the great Carolingian scholar, Hrabanus Maurus, and the Genealogia historiarum of the scholastic theologian, Peter of Poitiers, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment

€ 45.000

A fine witness to one of the most important encyclopaedic texts of the Middle Ages. A twelve century geographical text of great rarity, copied in France, in the second half of the fourteenth century. Only three copies where offered on the open market the last 150 years.   read more  



A monument of biblical exegesis Complete Commentary on the New Testament, book by book, verses by verses.
Manuscript on parchment, Paris, about 1350
245x175mm 120 leaves, (240-359)

€ 120.000

The present text is a complete commentary on the New testament. It was misattributed to Ludolpus de Saxonia, because of a scribe named Ludolphus, who wrote his name in the colophon.
Extensive research did not yield anything, as to the authorship, so we have here
a large unpublished text, shedding light on scholastical exegesis and interpretation of the bible, in Paris in de midth 14th century.
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Ghanimat Kunjahi of Kunjah, "Nairan-e ‘Ishq", (the sorcery of love) illuminated and illustrated Persian manuscript on paper with forty-nine miniatures, Mughal, second half of the 18th century, likely Kashmir or North India.
€ 18.000
81 leaves, complete, 15 lines per page in neat nastaʿlīq in two columns on sprinkled blue and pink paper, intercolumnar rules in gold, margin rules in gold, forty-nine (49) full page miniatures, illuminated headpiece in colors and gold with gold grape and vine borders, some light toning, minor staining, but a very good copy throughout, partially effaced Mughal stamp to recto of first leaf, , 19th century English straight-grained olive morocco and gilt, marbled pastedowns and inserted blanks. read more
PSALTER, end of 15th century. Nonnenarbeit.
12 cm x 9 cm. 14 lines to a page. 19th century leather binding with a bookplate ? of Gerardus Dux Juliae et Montium. 81 leaves of parchment of fine quality, uncut, the pinholes are still visible in the margins. Unassuming 19th century leather binding.
This homely small Psalter (12 x 9 cm) is a personal book, not formal wear. Probably made by and for a nun who would carry it with her. The six unassuming initials with birds, Jonah, a monk, the Virgin, a fox, and a  trumpet blower, can be no doubt classified as a typical example of ‘nonnenarbeit’, because of its idiosyncratic imagery. At such it sheds light on female monasticism and a neglected class of images. It was no doubt made in Germany in the second half of the fifteenth century. read more
Thomas Aquinas: Summa contra gentiles. And: Al-Kindi. De unitate, De intellectu, and De somnio et visione ad imperatorum dolium. Probably Burgundy, 1464. Signed and dated by the scribe himself ("Ego Anthonius le bysse de N. gallicus scripsique complevi hec presens opus Anno domini 1464. Vive Bourgogne", fol. 220v).
€ 60.000

Folio (395 x 255 mm). Early 17th-c. blindstamped calf. Latin manuscript on paper. 221 leaves. (instead of 222 leaves, lacking leaf 1, otherwise complete).

Text in double column, 60 lines to a page. With 8 large gilt initials and numerous four-line initials in red and blue with penwork flourishes.  
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FOLIO 34.5 x 24 cm.

A large fragment of 34 consecutive vellum leaves (foliated in contemporary red ink on versos cxcii-ccxxix) with liturgical readings from the feasts of St Vitalis (28 April) to St Felicitas (23 November). 31 lines. Text in double column

€ 8000

Written in Southern France. Two rare saints are mentioned Bertrand of Comminges, at foot of fol. 2r - him only made saint in 1309, and Saint Lycerius (sometimes also Glycerius; French: Saint Lizier; Catalan: Sant Liceri, bishop of Couserans in the late 5th and 6th centuries. So this manuscript probably originates at the diocese of Toulouse or was in use in the cathedral at Saint Lizier.    read more
Medieval theological handbook Latin medieval manuscript on paper, Bavaria or Austria. Dated 1452 in a contemporary late gothic binding.
Sammelband with texts of Hugo Ripelin of Strasbourg, Compendium theologice veritatis, Nicolaus of Dinkelsbühl, Confessionale and other treatises

€ 27.500

235 leaves. Folio (31.2 mm) The manuscript in a contemporary late gothic binding, tooled white pigskin over wooden boards, back sewn on 4 bulky split cords. No tears, or stains in the text. Paper is crisp and clean. read more
Manuscript on paper (in French). 16th century

Folio (32.5 cm)

€ 3500

86 leaves including index (Late 12th to late 13th) Extract from the “Registrum Curia Francia” compiled under Philip the Bold & Philippe le Bel, by order of the Court of Parliament.
The pieces assembled in the first part of this manuscript, are devoted to the period in which the Cathar heresy rose to its heights.
It consists of pledges to alliance, oaths, grants, peace treaties, the reclaiming the heretical lands (the terre heritiques) or the tearing down of the walls of Toulouse (Les Murailles de Toulouse abbateues), and the abjuration of heresy (the renouncing of heresy under an oath) by Comte de Commenge or the abjuration of heresy by D’estienne de German.  read more
INTIMATIBUS NOBIS 29 April 1259 Written at the papal court in Anagni

€ 5000

A seminal document for Franciscan relations.
Anagni -Alexander IV. lobt auf Grund der Berichte der Kölner Minoriten den Einsatz des Erzbischofs zu ihren Gunsten und ermahnt, also fortzufahren.Incipit: Intimantibus nobis. Adressat: Erzbischof von Köln.

Pope, Alexander IV, was a Cardinal Protector of the Franciscans, also called the Order of Friars Minor. This papal letter (not a bull!) attests of his sympathies and  is addressed to
the Archbishop of Cologne: Konrad von Hochstaden (or Conrad of Hochstadt, 1238-1261), under which reign the first phase of the famous Cologne Cathedral was build. read more