Sale 09BP02 | Lot 241

[MANUSCRIPT] Une choix de 102 emblemes sur parchemin

Catalogue: Books & Prints
[MANUSCRIPT]  Une choix de 102 emblemes sur parchemin

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Lot 241
[MANUSCRIPT] Une choix de 102 emblemes sur parchemin...
... [title written in gold ink on first blank]. Full 19th century red morocco gilt. 6 1/2 inches (16 cm); with 102 emblematic miniatures, first quarter of the 18th century [N.B. the handwritten title indicates that these are 17th century, but based on details of furniture etc. depicted, we believe they are slightly later]. Very finely painted on vellum, apparently extracted from a grand manuscript and laid down to paper at an early date. Some cockling of the leaves due to the interaction of the vellum and paper, occasional minor foxing to the paper mounts, the miniatures themselves in lovely condition.
The miniatures (which measure approximately 3 x 2 inches, 7.5 x 5 cm), are exceptionally beautiful and well rendered, with accompanying text written in a fine bookhand within shell gold borders at the foot of each.
Provenance:
The Percheron-Robert Hoe copy, with Percheron's small library plate and Hoe's leather book label.

The Collection of Hugh J. Grant and Lucie

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $11,250 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $11,250 (includes buyer's premium)

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