bonæ litteræ: occasional writing from David Rundle, Renaissance scholar

Humanist fragment at auction

Posted in Auctions by bonaelitterae on 23 July, 2008

One thing I will attempt to do when the opportunity occurs is to mention here humanist manuscripts which come up at auction. The Sotheby’s London summer auction of western manuscripts has actually taken place, on 8th July. There was one item of humanist interest: as part of lot 1, there was a bifolium from a manuscript of Terence. I did not have chance to see it in situ but, from the image, it looks to me likely to be Florentine, of the first half of the fifteenth century.

If you know of other humanist manuscripts up for sale, do post a comment below.

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