The sale of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts offered remarkable examples, ranging geographically across Europe, Egypt, Armenia and the Near-East, written in eight languages and spanning nearly three millennia. It included a Rental from Worcester Priory with a hitherto unrecorded copy of a charter of King Edgar with words and phrases in Anglo-Saxon which sold for three times the low estimate at £90,000. Other highlights were a sixteenth-century French Chronicle in five volumes with a remarkable provenance which realized £60,000 and a rare Torah scroll from circa 1400 – one of the earliest to survive – which sold for £150,000.
The sale of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts on 2 December 2014 offers a number of important manuscripts, including a 16th-century French Chronicle in five volumes with a remarkable provenance and a Rental from Worcester Priory which includes a hitherto unrecorded copy of a charter of King Edgar with words and phrases in Anglo-Saxon. There are a number of cuttings from lavishly illuminated manuscripts, of which perhaps the most opulent is a 15th-century historiated initial with a rare scene from the collection of Lord Clark.