Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

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Religious Memorabilia
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Lot 2216
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Lot 2217
Church Song Book in Latin, probably Spanish, c. 17th century. Approximately 130 vellum leaves, comprising 261 pages, plus single blank end pages, bound within volume of thick board covers, also vellum covered. Front and back covers set with five symmetrically arranged brass bosses, which act both as protectors for the covers, and legs to raise the volume away from a table's surface. The binding looks to be early or mid 18th century.

Pages with hand-inked music scales and notes in black and red, the notes shown as square or rectangular marks. Below the notes, the accompanying Latin text. Many of the initial capital letters very ornate, with some quite large and richly floriated in calligraphic arabesques. Inner cover of book with song index, handwritten in neat script, and added probably in the early 19th century, along with the numbering of the upper corners of the pages. A few pages with added contemporary notations, or additional verses. Volume in medium folio size: 16-1/2" x 11-1/2", but pages, before being rebound were likely elephant folio size.

Book appears complete, although leaves separated from front cover. Volume well handled, the vellum binding having patinated to a dark tan-brown. Corners and edges rubbed or a bit tattered. The first few pages appear to have gotten damp. Rest range, again, from being well handled to virtually pristine. A large and colorful volume, rare to see intact these days since pages of this sort are typically taken out and sold singly. This would be a prize for the music historian, or any lover of "ancient" music.

Estimated Value $1,250 - 1,500.
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Lot 2218
Gregory XIII's Pontificale Romanum Ad Omnes Pontifacles Ceremonias. Three pages, including a leaf from Gregory's All the Rules of the Roman Pontificate.
Folio, printed by M. Giunta, Venice, 1582. Latin text in double columns, printed in red and black with occasional woodcut illustrations or musical notations.
Accompanied by a certificate declaring the piece an original leaf.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Lot 2219
Rare Book Leaves. Eleven pages, various sizes.
1.) Golden Legend by Voraigne. In Low German. One page, recto and verso, quarto, n.p.,n.d. Printed in Cologne in 1485. 2.) Beschossen Gart der Rosencranta Marie by Pinder. In German. On page, recto and verso, quarto, Nuremberg, 1505. Woodcuts on either side of the text. 3.) The Fall of Princes by Boccaccio. In Old English, translanted by John Lydgate. One page, recto and verso, London, 1527. 4.) The New Testament. An excerpt from Paul's letter to Timothy. In English. One page, recto and verso, London, 1549. 5.) The Hystory by Thucydides. An excerpt from the Fourth Book. In English. One page, recto and verso, London, 1550. 6.) The Workes by Chaucer. From the Fourth Folio Edition. One page, recto and verso, London, 1561. 7.) The Bishop's Bible, an excerpt ("Sirach"). One page, recto and verso, London, 1572. 8.) The Book of Common Prayer. One page, recto and verso, London, 1662. 9.) Works, by Virgil. Translated by Dryden. One folio page bears a copperplate engraving. Two additional pages of text. London, 1658.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Lot 2220
Rare Book Leaves: Nuremberg Chronicle and Liber Chronicarum. Three leaves. 1). Nüremberg Chronicle. In Latin. One page, recto and verso, large folio, n.p., n.d. Single leaf from a document published by Angon Koberger in 1493, with nine handsome woodcut illustrations. But for a tiny spot along the upper right edge and some slight age-toning throughout, this leaf is in beautiful condition. 2). Nüremberg Chronicle. One page, recto and verso, sextodecimo but affixed to a quarto sheet of manilla construction paper, n.p., n.d. This handcolored woodcut portrait has been salvaged from a damaged leaf from Anton Koberger's 1493 Chronicle. Aside from minor age toning, excellent condition. 3). Liber Chronicarium. In Latin. One page, recto and verso, quarto, n.p., n.d. From Schedel's condensed and scarce 1497 version of the Nuremberg Chronicle. "1497" in pencil (modern hand) at bottom right. small burn hole (less than an inch) at lower left -- two lines of text affected recto and five lines verso. Minor edge toning.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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