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The July 8-9, 2017 Manuscript, Space, Collectibles & Stamp Auction

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Lot 205
Original Leaf From Guillaume Durand's Rationale Divinorum Officiorum (On the Meaning of Divine Offices). Two pages (one sheet), laid paper, in Latin, 12 x 8¼". Printed at Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in 1481. Written by French bishop Guillaume Durand of Mende (1230-1296), his treatise discusses the origin and symbolic sense of Christian ritual and is acknowledged to be one of the great authorities on Western liturgy. This Incunabula period edition is distinguished by the use of hand-colored rubrication, typical of Renaissance work. It one of the most frequently copied and disseminated texts in all of medieval Christianity.
References: Hain No. 6845; Gogg, Incunabula in American Libraries, No. D-425. Estimate Value $150 - 300
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Lot 206
Three Original Illuminated Music Manuscripts in Latin. Lovely bifolium (4-pages) on vellum, in Latin, 28 x 20". Likely from Spain or France, with minor toning, one small original stain, and some rippling, mostly in the lower border. Text in black and red; staves are red; initial letters and floral design include red, blue, and green. Page 2 has a huge handpainted initial letter and floral design in left and bottom margins. Fine condition. Would present beautifully matted and framed so that all pages show. Another hand-illustrated leaf (recto/verso), on vellum, 21½ x 15½", with black and red text, red staves, and one initial letter in blue. Exhibits age yellowing, some marginal creasing, and show-through. Very good. The third sheet is recto only, on paper, 17 x 10¼", heavily toned, some paper loss to corners. Good condition. (3 items). Estimate Value $300 - 400
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