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¶ Bible (c. 1425) MS

October 3, 2017

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Bible (portions of the Old Testament).

Illuminated manuscript. Hattem, Netherlands, c. 1425. 157 leaves.

Probably once part of a set of six or seven volumes.

Provenance: Brothers of the Common Life, Hulsbergen (near Hattem). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 172 (sold to Sladen for £20). — Judge Granger. — Granger sale, Sotheby, 17 December 1919, lot 736 (sold for £200). — George D. Smith. — Smith sale, Anderson Galleries, 28 April 1921, cat. 1580, pt. 6, 208. — Mrs. Milton E. Getz. — Getz sale, American Art /Anderson Galleries, 24 November 1936, lot 1048 (sold for $165). — William J. K. Vanston. — Vanston sale, Parke-Bernet, 24 February 1959, lot 49 (sold for $900). — Kraus catalogue 111, 1965, no. 39 ($2,800). — Peter and Irene Ludwig. — Getty Museum [deaccessioned 1997]. —Jörn Günther Rare Books, 1997, no. 20. — Forum (by Antiquariaat Forum), 1997, no. 3 (195,000 Dutch guilders). — Ferrini/Les Enluminures, 2000, no. 5 ($200,000). — Forum (by Antiquariaat Forum), 20 March 2006, no. 4 ($242,600). — Private collection, USA.

References: de Ricci, 1:12, no. 4. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_1989).


Sotheby 1898:

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