bought from Jeffrey D. Mancevice, Worcester, MA, 1997
Tomash & Williams E11; Cartier, de Tournes, 121; FB 18217; Mortimer, Harvard French, 199; USTC 8268
Manauld Engalfred may be an anagram for Andre Ugel, Flamand, though nothing is known of either. The book describes a perpetual calendar using the fingers and joints of the left hand ("le beau Almanac que Dieu & Nature nous ha donné dens nostre main gauche" (A3r).
the condition of this lot is as described in the catalogue description, where appropriate "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."