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Source Les Enluminures (Firm) - Text Manuscripts - (Accessed: 2017-05-13) (Online-only Auction or Bookseller Website)
Cat./Lot # TM 720
Transaction Information
Selling Agent(s) Les Enluminures (Firm)
Price 150000.00 USD
Manuscript Details
Titles Secret des secrets (Secret of Secrets)
Authors Pseudo-Aristotle (recorded as Pseudo-Aristotle)
Anonymous (recorded as anonymous) (Tr)
Manuscript Dates c. 1300 - 1320 (1290 to 1321)
Languages French
Materials Parchment
Places Arras, France, Europe (France (perhaps Arras or Tournai, or Paris?) ??
Tournai, Flanders, Europe (France, Tournai)
Paris, France, Europe
Folios 67 Lines 1 Columns 25
Height 156 Width 112 Alt Size
Hist. Initials 1 Decor. Initials 100
Binding 18th-c. gilt-tooled red morocco over pasteboards; "CONSEILS MS IN MEMBRANIS" on spine
Other Info

Nearly 100 2-line initials in highly burnished gold leaf on variegated grounds touched with white penwork; see record for detailed description of format, layout, foliation, script, decoration (especially the 1 historiated initial), text, etc., and bibliography;

Provenance Information
18th century (Associated) Swan, David (as collection of David Swann)
Inscription: “Bibliotheca Swaniana” and a date in the early 1790s (here “1793”) on the front endleaf, followed by a description of the manuscript
1814 (End) Towneley, John, 1731-1813 (as John Towneley (1731-1813))
John Towneley (1731-1813), his armorial bookplate with the number “1503” on front pastedown; his sale, Evans, 8 June 1814, lot 895.
8 June 1814 (End) Evans (as Evans)
John Towneley (1731-1813), his armorial bookplate with the number “1503” on front pastedown; his sale, Evans, 8 June 1814, lot 895.
(No Date) Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872 (as Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872))
Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), his MS 252, with lion rampant ink-stamp and paper label on spine, bought from Thorpe, cat. III (1824), no. 16494, see verso of first flyleaf
1946 (Associated) Robinson Brothers (as Robinson brothers)
From Sir Thomas Phillips by descent and then sale to the Robinson brothers in 1946
(No Date) H.P. Kraus (Firm) (as H.P. Kraus)
Sold privately to H.P. Kraus: his cat. 153, Bibliotheca Phillippica, 1979, no. 34.
1987 (End) Schumann-Antiquariat (Zürich) (as Schumann, Zurich)
1987 (Start) Ritman, Joost R. (1941- (as J. R. Ritman (1941–))
J. R. Ritman (1941–), Amsterdam, Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica MS 67, with his bookplate on recto of front flyleaf; acquired from Schumann, Zurich in 1987.
(No Date) Les Enluminures (Firm) (as Les Enluminures)
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Created by Sarah Tew on 2017-05-27 10:44am
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