[LEAF COLLECTION.]
Lot 6010
[LEAF COLLECTION.]
Sold for US$ 8,962 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
[LEAF COLLECTION.]
A collection containing approximately 14 manuscript and 28 printed leaves, each being significant exemplars of their kind, chiefly from the former collection of John Hadmar Sticht, with his bookplate on mattes, including the following highlights: vellum leaf from a book of hours, [England: circa 1350], (170 x 120mm), with small illuminated initials heightened with gold; vellum leaf from a book of hours [Flanders: circa 1350], (130 x 85mm), with a small drollery figure in margin; a large criblé initial (145 x 135mm) cut from a French antiphonary, circa 1450; a leaf from St. Augustine, De civitate dei (Rome: Sweynheym & Pannartz) 1470, with a fine illuminated initial; leaf x3 from the first Jenson Bible (Venice: Nicholas Jenson, 1476), with an illuminated initial; five leaves from the Nuremberg Chronicle (Koberger, 1493), one with vignette of Babylon; a leaf from The Golden Legend (London: Julian Notary, 1504); five leaves from Poliphili hypnerotomachia (Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1545); three leaves from the Kelmscott Chaucer (1896), including one marked as a "trial proof" of the first page of text (verso blank); a bifolium on vellum from Arthur Szyk The Haggadah (1939), with color printed vignette.

Provenance: The Madeleine Pelner Cosman Collection.
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