From Pascal’s Mathematics to the Bureau Book of Hours

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A manuscript, with sumptuous illuminations attributed to Jean Colombe, thwarted Blaise Pascal's treatise on the arithmetic by fetching well over the million-euro mark. France, Bourges, c. 1468-1470 and 1470-1475. Book of Hours known as "Bureau" for use in Paris in Latin and French, manuscript on parchment, illuminations attributable to Jean Colombe (active in Bruges c. 1463-1493) with the collaboration of a Foucaultian artist, leaves 17.6 x 12.4 cm, binding (17th century) 18 x 13 cm 7.08 x 5.11 in. Result: €1,727,200 Without a moment's hesitation, St. Michael dives in and slays the dragon, touching the very heart of the buyer: a

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