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 Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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[Henry the Lion]
The Gospels of Henry the Lion. Count of Saxony, Duke of Bavaria. Helmarshausen Abbey, c.1173-1175.

London Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co.: December 6th, 1983.

The auction of one of the most beautiful illuminated manuscripts still in private hands (at the time of the auction). Add to this the mystery that its whereabouts had been unknown for the prior fifty years, and you had one heck of an auction...

Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 77 pages, loaded with color plates light wear, a little soil.

Inventory #: 30706
Price: $ 35.00      



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