Book — 8 p.l., 237, 11 p. illus., 23 pl. (partly fold.) 1 port., 2 fold. maps. 32 cm.
Monumenti syro-sinici interpretatio.--De variis itineribus in Chinam susceptis.--De idololatria ex Occidente primum in Persidem, Indiam ac deinde in ultimas Orientis, Tartariae, Chinae, Iaponiae regiones successivâ propagatione introducta.--China curiosis naturae & artis miraculis illustrata.--De architectonica caeterisque mechanicis artibus Sinensium.--De Sinensium literatura.
Archive/Manuscript — 1 complete leaf, 237 x 116 mm (196 x approximately 65 mm)
From an early manuscript of the verse Bible traditionally known as the Aurora for the light it shed on obscure passages of scripture. The present text appears to be the second of the three original versions (see the note to Sotheby’s, 26 November, 1985, lot 48), and the parent manuscript is among the earliest known (see Stegmüller, Repertorium, IV, 1954, pp. 380 – 82, and P. E. Beichner, Aurora Petri Rigae Biblia Versificata, University of Notre Dame, 1965). [dealer description]
Archive/Manuscript — 1 item (228 lines): vellum roll in case; 171 x 25 cm. rolled to 25 x 8 cm.
The document treats the disposition of property confiscated from the conspirators who rose up in the power struggle in April 1478, in which the Pazzi family and a few allies attacked Giuliano and Lorenzo de' Medici in the church of Santa Maria del Fiore. Giuliano was killed, Lorenzo slightly wounded, and as a result, most members of the Pazzi family were executed or, at best, exiled, and their properties confiscated. However, one prominent member of the Pazzi, Guglielmo, son of Antonio, remained loyal to the Medici and subsequently amassed great wealth. In this official act, the procurators and syndics of the Florentine Commune appointed to dispose of the property, sold certain pieces to various citizens (including members of the Frescobaldi and Cavalcanti families), for the account of Guglielmo d'Antonio.
Archive/Manuscript — 1 leaf, on vellum. 32x20.8 cm. Matted.
This text (28:16-26) has the better part of the description of the garments of the priests contained in the verses of Exodus 28. It is written in a large textura hand, each sentence or lengthy phrase beginning with a red or blue capital. The Biblical text is presented in a single, narrow column just under 2" wide. To its left and right is the extensive commentary of Bede (ca. 672-735), the Anglo-Saxon Benedictine scholar and theologian. The commentary is written in a smaller textura hand. There is additional inter-linear commentary within the column of Bible text in an even smaller hand.
West or southwest France (probably Aquitaine) : mid-11th century.
Archive/Manuscript — 1 leaf, 41 x 29 cm, in print box
Contains text of II Samuel 24: 9-25 (end) and beginning of I Kings 1:1-3. Incipit: "Dedit ergo Ioab numerum descriptionis populi regi..." Explicit: "...et calefaciat dominum nostrum regem. Quaesierunt igitur" There are some textual variations, for example "mortui sunt ex populo a Dan usque ad Bersabee sexaginta [instead of the canonical septuaginta] millia virorum" in II Samuel 24:15.
French Old Testament Bible. 41 lines of double-column manuscript Latin text on each side, including illuminated initials and decoration in red and blue. Page headings and chapter numbers in red and blue. Slight closed tear to side margin.
Archive/Manuscript — 1 v. (221 leaves) : vellum; 15 cm. x 11 cm.
A Calendar (f.1); the Fifteen O's (f.7); Memorials to the Saints (f.13); the Hours of the Virgin, Use of Sarum, with Matins (f.22), Lauds (f.29) incorporating further Memorials, Prime (f.46), Terce (f.45), Sext (f.48), None (f.50), Vespers (f.52) and Compline (f.54); the Joys of the Virgin (f.58v) preceded by a long rubric telling that St. Thomas Becket had the text revealed to him by the Virgin Mary, followed by other efficacious and votive prayers ascribed to St. Jerome and Bede; the Penitential Psalms (f.69), Psalms of Degree and Litany; and, very unusually in a Book of Hours, the whole Psalter and Canticles (ff.86-221). Two full-page miniatures, eleven large illuminated initials, and twenty-six historiated initials.
The text begins with calligraphic letters "KL", some textual additions in several different hands, as well as 19th century notes on the text in red ink. Among the feast days for January two obits have been inserted by a contemporary hand. The first states, following the obit symbol, that Nicholas the parish priest ("plebanus") left a legacy of ten solidi under a pledge/pawn. The second indicates that another Nicholas, the treasurer ("sacellarius") and his legal wife made a bequest to the parish priest under pledge/pawn. [from dealer description]
Portrays King Solomon on his throne, flanked by 10 lions. He is propping up a large open choirbook with the complete music for the motet Osculetur me osculo oris sui by Andreas Pevernage and is singing. Around the base of the throne are 7 men in a variety of dress listening and looking at the choirbook. The title "Canticum canticorum" is written on the ceiling.
Editio novissima, novis generibvs ac emendationibvs ab ipso per illvstri avctore sparsim evvlgatis adavcta cvrante Ioanne Iacobo Reichard ... - Francofvrti ad Moenvm, apvd Varrentrapp filivm et Wenner, 1778.
t. I. Nomenclator Linnaeanus. Flora lithuanica inchoata, seu, Enumeratio plantarum quas circa Grodnam / collegit & determinavit J.-E. Gilibert. Chloris Lugdunensis / [M.A.L.C. de Latourrette.] Flora delphinalis, sive, Elenchus generum et specierum ... / editum opera & studio D. Villar
t. II. Linnaei Genera plantarum Europæ
t. III-IV. Linnaei Species plantarum Europae. Supplementum plantarum Europaerum
t. V-VI. Caroli Linnaei Fundamentorum botanicorum pars prima, exhibens omnes dissertationes academicas, quae varios aphorismos philosophiae botanicae illustrare possunt
t. VII. Caroli Linnaei Fundamentorum botanicorum pars secunda, exhibens,
1. Dissertationem de vita & meritis Linnaei in re herbaria,
Book — 1 item (10 lines) : parchment ; 10 x 29 cm.
Sentemirio and his wife Fluridia sell land near Castellar (Barcelona) to Bazo and his wife Tudesera for 12 SOLIDI, during the reign of King Lothair. Signed Trasouario (notary scribe and priest) and witnessed by Smarazinus (deacon).
The pages contain the end of the entries P and the opening of the entries Q. Comparison with the 1971 reprint of the Mainz 1460-edition shows that there are a large number of textual disagreements between this manuscript and the printed edition; but other manuscripts also vary considerably from it... [from dealer description]
The words discussed are underlined in red. Among the ones on the recto are propinquus and a number of terms derived from prope, in column 2 we have among others prosaice and various words derived from protos and from pseudo. The verso begins with Psallo and the P entries conclude with ptisanarium. The Q entries begin with Quatuor, and the last entry: quadriiugis. [dealer description]
1) Hottinger. Bio-graphia physico-sacra, seu disertatio de vita. Tiguri,
2) Gesner. Phytographiae sacrae generalis quam auxiliante Deo. Tiguri,
3) Gesner. Phytographiae sacrae generalis pars practica prior. Tuguri,
4) Gesner. Phytographiae sacrae generalis pars practica altera. Tuguri,
5) Gesner. Phytographiae sacrae generalis pars practica tertia Turici,
6) Gesner. Phytographiae sacrae generalis pars practica quarta. Turici,
7) Gesner. Phytographiae sacrae generalis pars practica quinta. Turici,
8) Gesner. Phytographiae sacrae generalis pars practica sexta. Turici,
9) Gesner. Phytographiae sacrae generalis pars practica septima. Turici,
10) Gesner. Phytographiae sacrae specialis pars prima. Turici,
11) Phytographiae sacrae specialis pars altera. Turici,
12) Phytographiae sacrae specialis ... pars tertia. Turici,
13) Gesner. Dissertatio physica de petrificatorum differentis et varia origine quam auxiliante deo praeside Johanne Gesnero,... pro consequendo examine philosophico defendent David à Moos, Casparus Ammianus, Felix Hofmeisterus, Rodolphus Daenikerus, Henricus Kilchspergerus, Joh. Luc. Salomon Wolfuis,... Tiguri, 1752.
The fragment comments on passages from Book 3; subjects covered include monastic inns, the monastic chapter and its relations with the bishop, conditions after an abbot dies, and monk's clothing. It further states that what is not expressly prohibited in the Rule of St. Benedict or elsewhere should be permitted.
From a university text book. The manuscript frequently cites Aristotle and "sensus et sensibilis" (the little treatise of Aristotle is sometimes called "De sensu et Sensibili). Besides sensation the fragment mentions motion, form, intellect, and odour. [dealer description]
lib. III. Qui est de avium natura. Adiecti sunt ab initio indices alphabetici decem super nominibus avium in totidem linguis diversis
lib. IIII. Qui est de piscium & aquatilium animantium natura ... Continentur in hoc volumine, Gulielmi Rondeletii ... et Petri Bellonii ... de aquatilium singulis scripta --- lib. V. De serpentium natura ... / compositus per Iacobum Carronum ...
adiecta est ad calcem, Scorpionis insecti historia / a D. Casparo Vuolphio.