Skinner’s latest auction offers 230 lots of early manuscripts with significance to art, religion, philosophy, literature, and other disciplines. Among the lots with the highest estimated value is a copy of the Bible in Latin from 1479. Printed by notable German publisher Anton Koberger, this Bible features gothic type, accented with red and blue. Also represented in this auction is Koberger’s godson, Albrecht Dürer. Dürer, known primarily for his printmaking and painting, is included in this auction with his studies on the geometry of the human body. The book contains woodcuts by Dürer bound with black calf. The auction house notes some spotting and tears to this manuscript.
Several versions of the Book of Hours are also among the noticeable pieces in this auction. That includes a Latin version of the Book of Hours made in Florence in 1508. The text is illustrated with three full-page depictions of the Annunciation to the Virgin, David praying to God, and the raising of Lazarus. Register to bid online and view each lot on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (230)
# of Lots:230
Price Range:$50 - $40,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Durer, Albrecht (1471-1527) Alberti Dureri Clarissimi Pictoris et Geometra de Sym[m]etria Partium in Rectis Formis Hu[m]anorum Corporum|| Estimate: |
|Book of Hours, Latin, Use of Rome.|| Estimate: |
|Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) Commentaria in omnes Epistolas Sancti Pauli , edited by Petrus Bergomensis.|| Estimate: |
|Virgil (70 BC-19 BC) L Eneide di Virgilio Recata in Versi Italiani di Annibal Caro.|| Estimate: |
|Bible, Latin. Biblia Latina with Additions by Menardus Monachus.|| Estimate: |