Yesterday’s Top Lots: Early Printed Books

Yesterday, Catholic liturgy and Hebrew bibles comprised the top lots in the Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Occult Books auction. The day’s top lot was an illuminated manuscript in Latin and French, the Parisian Book of Hours, late 15th century, with late 16th century additions. It brought $52,800. A set of the second Estienne Hebrew Bible, Torah Nevi’im Ketuvim, the first in small format, 1544-46, which has always been regarded as one of the most impressive examples of Hebrew printing of the French Renaissance, brought $13,200.