Lot 17
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JEAN D'ENGHIEN, LE LIVRE DES CRONICQUES DE BRABANT, IN FRENCH [BRUSSELS?, 1470S?]

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 GBP
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187,500 GBP
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Description

  • [Southern Netherlands (Brussels?), 15th century (1470s?), with added illustrations (late 15th or early 16th-century?)]
c.400x270mm, manuscript on paper, 284 leaves plus modern flyleaves, the flyleaves and first 7 original leaves not foliated, the remainder with original foliation in roman numerals (expressed here in arabic numerals: 1–281), collation: i4, ii14, iii12, iv16-1, v–x16, xi18, xii–xiii16, xiv18-2, xv–xvi16, xvii18, xviii14, xix14-1, some catchwords, four leaves (ff.31, 194, 201, and 274) missing leaving wide stubs, initials in red as far as f.153v, WITH ABOUT 95 MARGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS in colours and gold; the lower margin of the first leaf excised, numerous marginal tears and repairs, a few pages repaired within the text area; original sewing on five bands with vellum sewing reinforcements in the centre of each quire, original(?) oak boards, re-covered in the 17th(?) century (probably before 1626) with plain brown leather, 19th(?)-century flyleaves and repairs to joints
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