London: Christie's, June 3, 1998,
quarto, pictorial wrappers. 222 pp. Christie's, Item #26049
Christie's rare book auction catalogue #5974 offering 206 lots. Including Jean de Vignay's Les epistres et les evangiles, illuminated manuscript of c.1400, hours of Jean I. Ferrieres de Presle, Chamberlain of Pierre de Beaujeu, bifolium from a blockbook Biblia Pauperum, a fine group from the Pillone Library with their fore-edges painted by Cesare Vecellio, early folio and quarto editions of Shakespeare plays and poems, a polychrome Parisian binding for Thomas Maheiu, the autograph working manuscript of Goldoni's Il talismano, a letter signed by Mary Queen of Scots to James, Earl of Bothwell. Extensively illustrated, mostly in color. Printed prices realized laid in. Pencil notations regarding price or "NS" (not sold) on about 10% of the items. Bottom of spine lightly bumped, else fine.