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The Gospels of Henry the Lion - Illuminated Manuscript Pages for sale at Michaan's Auctions

Roll over for video transcript This exceptional book highlights Michaan’s March sale as lot 438 at an estimate of $5,000-7,000.  "The Gospels of Henry the Lion" stands as a beautiful example of master bound print work.  This edition holds fifty illuminated manuscript pages, gorgeously rendered by hand in color as well as in applied gold leaf, with numerous page breaks bearing full-page illustration.  An original manuscript of "The Gospels of Henry the Lion" stands as one of the most expensive books ever sold at auction at 8,140,000 pounds, a current U.S. dollar conversion of over $12,230,000.  This record was held until 1994, achieved at Sotheby’s London on December the 6th in 1983.

Catalog Information

Das Evangelier Heinrichs de Lowen-
The Gospels of Henry the Lion, Fifty Illuminated Manuscript Pages
#573 of 900 commemorative edition, a brass mounted case, red leather book with clasp
Estimate: $5,000/7,000

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