Charles Edwin Puckett

Charles Edwin Puckett Specialists in Medieval & Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts & Antique Maps & Prints. Exhibit at several charity antique shows. Visit our secure website (www.cepuckett.com) for numerous quality items available for sale, and view our show schedule.
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Antique Maps and Prints, Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, Classical Antiquities

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Original manuscript folio Bible leaf with illuminations from the Johannes Grusch Workshop. Formerly owned by the Royal A...
09/28/2020

Original manuscript folio Bible leaf with illuminations from the Johannes Grusch Workshop. Formerly owned by the Royal Abbey of St Genevieve in Paris. France, circa 1247. Stunning illuminated initial depicts a seated Saint Paul resting his hand on a sword. Available for sale on our website, item IM-3123, www.cepuckett.com.

The historiated initial opens the Book of I Corinthians “Paulus vocatus...” (Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God...).

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf, circa 1450-75, Northern France or French Flanders. Elaborate rinceaux border in bright co...
09/26/2020

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf, circa 1450-75, Northern France or French Flanders. Elaborate rinceaux border in bright colors and burnished and liquid gold. Available for sale on our website, item IM-11905, www.cepuckett.com.

The three-line illuminated “D” begins the Hour of Lauds “Deus...” (Incline unto my aid O God. O Lord make haste to help me...).

Gregorian chant in two colors. Latin text with black square notes on four-line stave. Olbia, Italy, 1776. Lettering and ...
09/25/2020

Gregorian chant in two colors. Latin text with black square notes on four-line stave. Olbia, Italy, 1776. Lettering and designs are a combination of meticulously cut stenciled elements and freehand. Swipe left for detail. One initial surrounded by red stars in the shape of a heart. This leaf opens the Feast of the Sacred Heart of a Jesus. Available on our website, item IM-9118, www.cepuckett,com

The initial “V” begins part of Canticle of Canticles (King James Song of Solomon) 4:9, 1:3 “Vulnerasti...” (Thou hast wounded my heart...).

Richly illuminated manuscript Psalter/Prayerbook leaf written in unusual gothic cursive script. Northern Germany (Hildes...
09/23/2020

Richly illuminated manuscript Psalter/Prayerbook leaf written in unusual gothic cursive script. Northern Germany (Hildesheim), circa 1524. The elaborate panel borders with full gold ground are strewn with a diverse floral motif and includes a man galloping on horseback. Swipe left for detail. Available for sale on our website, item IM-722, www.cepuckett.com

The illuminated “H” begins a prayer from Canticle of Canticles (King James Song of Solomon) 4 and 5.

Manuscript Missal leaf circa 1460, Italy (probably Siena). Attributed to the great Sienese artist and panel painter Sano...
09/22/2020

Manuscript Missal leaf circa 1460, Italy (probably Siena). Attributed to the great Sienese artist and panel painter Sano di Pietro and his workshop. The large historiated initial depicts Saint John the Evangelist holding a quill in his right hand, and a book in his left. Available for sale on our website, item IM-1798, www.cepuckett.com.

The historiated initial begins “Ecclesiam tuam...” (Mercifully, O Lord, enlighten thy Church...).

Medieval manuscript Book of Hours leaf circa 1450-75 France (Anjou), Use of Angers. Illuminated initials in burnished go...
09/21/2020

Medieval manuscript Book of Hours leaf circa 1450-75 France (Anjou), Use of Angers. Illuminated initials in burnished gold on red and blue ground. Panel border in colorful floral design with burnished gold. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12692, www.cepuckett.com

The illuminated “D” begins Psalm 7: “Domine Deus...” ( O Lord my God, in thee have I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me...)

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf with unusual vibrant and elaborate panel border in a gemstone and floral motif on a red gr...
09/19/2020

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf with unusual vibrant and elaborate panel border in a gemstone and floral motif on a red ground. Rouen, circa 1490-1510. Available for sale on our website, item IM-11885, www.cepuckett.com.

This leaf continues the Litany of the Saints. Among the Saints listed are Anne, Agatha, Lucy, Catherine, and Barbara.

Printed and hand-illuminated Nook of Hours open to a dramatic painting of the Crucifixion surrounded by an architectural...
09/18/2020

Printed and hand-illuminated Nook of Hours open to a dramatic painting of the Crucifixion surrounded by an architectural border. Printed on vellum Paris, circa 1526 by Thielman Kerver. Available for sale on our website, item IM-9336, www.cepuckett.com

Dated 1526 on final leaf. 44 large miniatures and 34 smaller miniatures. almanac for 1523-42.

19th century Burmese silver lacquered manuscript Kammavaca book - complete. Composed of two covers and sixteen tablets. ...
09/17/2020

19th century Burmese silver lacquered manuscript Kammavaca book - complete. Composed of two covers and sixteen tablets. The individual leaves each measure 5 x 22.125” - 127 x 560mm. Swipe left for more images. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12783, www.cepuckett.com.

The Kammavaca is a sacred manuscript of disciplinary formulae for the regulation of Buddhist monastic life.

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf, Northern France, circa 1460. Panel border in a decorative floral design with columbine (s...
09/16/2020

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf, Northern France, circa 1460. Panel border in a decorative floral design with columbine (symbol of the Holy Spirit), berries, and acanthus leaves in bright colors and liquid gold. Swipe left for detail. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12719, www.cepuckett.com.

The illuminated “Q” begins Psalm 124 (King James 125) “Qui confidunt...” (They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Sion...).

Rare printed leaf with fine woodcut engraving by the master Urs Graf, printed by Michael Furter in Basel, 1513. The cent...
09/15/2020

Rare printed leaf with fine woodcut engraving by the master Urs Graf, printed by Michael Furter in Basel, 1513. The central woodcut is a detailed scene of Christ and his disciples in a landscape setting with Christ reciting John 3:16-21. Swipe left for detail. Surrounding woodcut is commentary and marginal cross references. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12818, www.cepuckett.com.

The text beneath the woodcut begins John 3:16 “In Illo tempore...” (And at that time Jesus said to his disciples: For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but have life everlasting...)

Richly illuminated manuscript Psalter/Prayerbook leaf written in unusual gothic cursive script. Northern Germany (Hildes...
09/14/2020

Richly illuminated manuscript Psalter/Prayerbook leaf written in unusual gothic cursive script. Northern Germany (Hildesheim) circa 1524. The elaborate panel borders with full gold ground are strewn with a diverse motif and includes a burgher in fine attire, wearing a blue hat and carrying a musical instrument in his right hand, and a large cup in his left. Available for sale on our website, item IM-716, www.cepuckett.com.

Sister leaves in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Blackburn Collection

This exceptionally large leaf 17.5 x 12.5”) from a medieval manuscript Lecturn Bible dates to circa 1275, Northeastern F...
09/11/2020

This exceptionally large leaf 17.5 x 12.5”) from a medieval manuscript Lecturn Bible dates to circa 1275, Northeastern France (possibly Flanders). Formerly in the collection of Otto Ege. Sister leaves in the Cleveland Museum of Art. Available for sale on our website, item IM-11823, www.cepuckett.com.

The red highlighted “V” (line one) begins Genesis 41:45 - the story of Jacob, Joseph and his brothers: “Vertitque...” (And he [Pharaoh] turned his name and called him [Joseph] in the Egyptian tongue, the savior of the world...).

This manuscript Gregorian chant was scribed and illuminated in Seville, circa 1460-90 and is related to a series of Choi...
09/10/2020

This manuscript Gregorian chant was scribed and illuminated in Seville, circa 1460-90 and is related to a series of Choirbooks attributed to the Master of the Cypresses (Nicolas Gomez). Available for sale on our website, item IM-11533, www.cepuckett.com.

The elaborate illuminated initial “A” begins the hymn “Ave Regina Celorum...” (Hail, Queen of Heaven, mother of the King of the angels...).

Manuscript leaf from. Pocket Bible illuminated at the workshop of William de Brailes circa 1240, Oxford, England. The hi...
09/09/2020

Manuscript leaf from. Pocket Bible illuminated at the workshop of William de Brailes circa 1240, Oxford, England. The historiated initial depicts the Prophet Abidiah (Obadiah). Sister leaves in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Blackburn Collection. Available for sale on our website, item IM-3626, www.cepuckett.com

The text at the miniature begins “Visio...” (The vision of Abdiah...for the day of the Lord is at hand upon all nations: as thou hast done, so shall it be done to thee...).

Medieval manuscript Breviary leaf circa 1474-75, France (Use of Autun). Illuminated initials in red or blue and white wi...
09/08/2020

Medieval manuscript Breviary leaf circa 1474-75, France (Use of Autun). Illuminated initials in red or blue and white with floral or geometric interior on burnished gold ground extending into the margins with delicate rinceaux design. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12807, www.cepuckett.com

The illuminated “E” begins “Ecce in nubibus celi...” (Behold, on the clouds of heaven, the Lord will come with great power, alleluia...).

Medieval manuscript Book of Hours leaf circa 1440-50, France, Loire Valley. Delicate rinceaux border in bright colors an...
09/07/2020

Medieval manuscript Book of Hours leaf circa 1440-50, France, Loire Valley. Delicate rinceaux border in bright colors and burnished gold. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12000, www.cepuckett.com.

The large illuminated “A” begins Psalm 119 (King James 120) “Ad dominum...” (In my trouble I cried to the Lord:and he heard me...).

Medieval manuscript Pocket Bible written in gothic micro-minuscule script - twelve lines to the inch! Scribed in the Joh...
09/04/2020

Medieval manuscript Pocket Bible written in gothic micro-minuscule script - twelve lines to the inch! Scribed in the Johannes Grusch Workshop in Paris, circa 1240-50. Sister leaves in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Blackburn Collection. The historiated initial depicts King David ringing bells. Available for sale on our website, item IM-3367, www.cepuckett.com

The historiated initial begins Psalm 80 (King James 81) “Exultate deo...” (Rejoice to God our helper: sing aloud to the God of Jacob...).

Richly illuminated manuscript Psalter/Prayerbook written unusual gothic cursive script. Northern Germany (Hildesheim), c...
09/03/2020

Richly illuminated manuscript Psalter/Prayerbook written unusual gothic cursive script. Northern Germany (Hildesheim), circa 1524. The elaborate panel borders with full gold ground is strewn with diverse floral motif and includes putto with red and gold wings dancing in the lower corner - swipe left for detail. Available for sale on our website, item IM-716, www.cepuckett.com

Sister leaves in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Blackburn Collection.

Leaf from a medieval manuscript pocket Bible beautifully scribed in Latin rotunda gothic script with illuminated Lombard...
09/02/2020

Leaf from a medieval manuscript pocket Bible beautifully scribed in Latin rotunda gothic script with illuminated Lombard style initials written in tiny and well-formed letters - ten lines to the inch. Swipe left for detail. Italy (probably Bologna), circa 1250. Ex Otto Ege Collection. Available for sale on our website, item IM-10846, www.cepuckett.com.

Line three begin na Matthew 24:11 - 25:17 “Et multi pseudo phrophete...” (And many false prophets shall rise, and seduce many...Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass...Two shall be in the field:one shall be taken, and one shall be left...).

Welcome to September with this Book of Hours calendar leaf for September, circa 1490-1510 (Rouen). The miniatures along ...
09/01/2020

Welcome to September with this Book of Hours calendar leaf for September, circa 1490-1510 (Rouen). The miniatures along the right depict the labor of the month (Treading grapes) and the zodiac sign per circa 1490 (Libra). Style and execution closely related to the Master of the Geneva Latini. Swipe left for detail. Available for sale on our website, item IM-11787, www.cepuckett.com

Among the Saints listed are Saint Anthony (2nd), Saint Lambert (17th), Saint Matthew (21st), and Saint Michael (29th).

Beautiful manuscript Gregorian chant written in gothic script. Six lines of music and text on four-line stave. Italy (Bo...
08/31/2020

Beautiful manuscript Gregorian chant written in gothic script. Six lines of music and text on four-line stave. Italy (Bologna) circa 1470-80. The exceptional illuminated initial is in bright colors on a burnished gold ground. This leaf continues the Feast of Saint Martin of Tours (patron saint of soldiers). Available for sale on our website, item IM-10508, www.cepuckett.com.

The elaborate illuminated initial “H” begins “Hic martinus...” (This is that Martin whom God chose to be an High Priest unto Himself, he upon whom the Lord was pleased...).

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf circa 1420-40, Northern France. Elegant three-quarter rinceaux border in delicate floral m...
08/29/2020

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf circa 1420-40, Northern France. Elegant three-quarter rinceaux border in delicate floral motif in colors and burnished gold. Available for sale on our website, item IM-10710, www.cepuckett.com

The one-line illuminated “B” continues Psalm 123 (King James 124) 6-8 “Benedictus...” (Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us to be prey to their teeth...).

Book of Hours leaf scribed and illuminated in Rouen circa 1490-1510. Unusual vibrant and elaborate panel border in color...
08/28/2020

Book of Hours leaf scribed and illuminated in Rouen circa 1490-1510. Unusual vibrant and elaborate panel border in colorful floral and gemstone motif on a deep blue ground with the bust of a helmeted man facing the text. Available for sale on our website, item IM-11804, www.cepuckett.com

The first illuminated “B” continues The Canticle of the Three Children - Daniel 3:72-88 “Benedicite...” (O ye light and darkness, bless the Lord...).

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf circa 1480 Flanders (probably Bruges). The miniature painting depicts The Pieta.  Three-qu...
08/27/2020

Manuscript Book of Hours leaf circa 1480 Flanders (probably Bruges). The miniature painting depicts The Pieta. Three-quarter trompe l’oeil border surrounds the text with colorful flowers on a bright yellow ground. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12157, www.cepuckett.com.

The illuminated “O” begins a favorite medieval prayer - the “Obsecro te...” (I beseech thee, Lady Holy Mary, Mother of God, most full of piety...).

Book of Hours leaf scribed and illuminated circa 1460-80, Northern France or Flanders. The miniature painting depicts Da...
08/26/2020

Book of Hours leaf scribed and illuminated circa 1460-80, Northern France or Flanders. The miniature painting depicts David in Prayer with his attribute, the golden harp, resting behind him. The miniature is surrounded with a dense floral border with two birds. Available for sale on our website, item IM-10689, www.cepuckett.com

This leaf begins the first of the Penitential Psalms - Psalm 6: “Domine ne in furore...” (O Lord, rebuke me not in thy indignation, nor chastise me in thy wrath...).

Rare complete manuscript vellum Medical Diploma issued by the University of Pisa in 1662/3 for a doctorate degree in med...
08/24/2020

Rare complete manuscript vellum Medical Diploma issued by the University of Pisa in 1662/3 for a doctorate degree in medicine. The diploma comprises eight handwritten pages with an elaborate illuminated coat of arms on the first page. Swipe left for more images. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12805, www.cepuckett.com.

Presented by the University in recognition of obtaining a Degree of the College Faculties of Philosophy and Medical Physicians to the level of Doctorate. Complete translation included.

Unusually large Gregorian Chant (800 x 540mm - 32 x 22 inches) from a manuscript Antiphonal scribed and illuminated circ...
08/20/2020

Unusually large Gregorian Chant (800 x 540mm - 32 x 22 inches) from a manuscript Antiphonal scribed and illuminated circa 1550, Spain. The flamboyant large initial contains a peacock (symbol of immortality) surrounded by butterflies (symbol of the resurrection of Christ) in blue and gold. Available for sale on our website, item IM-238, www.cepuckett.com. We are currently exhibiting at the Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Buy it Now Event on #bidsquare which ends tomorrow night at 9 pm.

The elaborate illuminated initial begins Psalm 17 (King James 18) 3: “Dedisti mihi...” (Thou hast given me the protection of my salvation...).

Medieval manuscript Missal leaf, circa 1470-90, Italy ( probably Bologna). The historiated initial depicts The Pentecost...
08/19/2020

Medieval manuscript Missal leaf, circa 1470-90, Italy ( probably Bologna). The historiated initial depicts The Pentecost with faces of the Apostles and top of heads of others seen at the bottom of the initial with the Holy Spirit in form of dove above. Available for sale on our website, item IM-11333, www.cepuckett.com. We are currently exhibiting at the Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Buy it Now Event on Bidsquare where we have a few items available. @charlesedwinpuckett @antiquescouncil @bidsquare

Text at the Pentecost painting begins “Spiritus domine...” (The spirit of our Lord hath replenished the whole world...).

Book of Hours leaf scribed and illuminated in France (Anjou), Use of Angers, circa 1450-75. The large illuminated initia...
08/18/2020

Book of Hours leaf scribed and illuminated in France (Anjou), Use of Angers, circa 1450-75. The large illuminated initial is in burnished gold on red and blue ground. The panel border is in a floral design with columbine, berries and acanthus leaves. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12542, www.cepuckett.com. We are also exhibiting now at the Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Buy it Now Event on Bidsquare where we have a few items available. For more information about dealers and the show please visit www.antiquescouncil.com.

The illuminated “D” begins “Deus...” (Incline unto my aid O Lord make haste to help me...).

This scarce French incunabula leaf has a finely printed woodcut illustration depicting the siege of a castle.  From the ...
08/17/2020

This scarce French incunabula leaf has a finely printed woodcut illustration depicting the siege of a castle. From the first edition of Mer des Histoires published in Paris in 1488 by printer Pierre Le Rouge. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12806, www.cepuckett.com. We are also exhibiting now at the Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Buy it Now Event on Bidsquare where we have a few items available. For more information about dealers and the show please visit www.antiquescouncil.com.

Mer des Histories was one of the earliest printed books illustrated with woodcuts, and among the very first to use decorative border motifs in imitation of illuminated manuscripts.

Book of Hours leaf with large historiated initial depicting the Annunciation to the Shepherds, circa 1450-75, France. Th...
08/16/2020

Book of Hours leaf with large historiated initial depicting the Annunciation to the Shepherds, circa 1450-75, France. The elaborate full border is a dense floral motif with one amusing drollery facing the miniature, and a man holding a pole axe in the lower margin. Available for sale on our website, item IM-12539, www.cepuckett.com. We are also exhibiting now at the Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Buy it Now Event on Bidsquare when we have a few item available. For more information about dealers and the show please visit www.antiquescouncil.com

The historiated “D” begins “Deus...” (incline unto my aid O God...).

Medieval manuscript Book of Hours leaf circa 1450-75, France (Anjou). Illuminated initials in burnished gold with a char...
08/14/2020

Medieval manuscript Book of Hours leaf circa 1450-75, France (Anjou). Illuminated initials in burnished gold with a charming flower-like drawing (doodle) extending from the last line of text into lower margin. The panel border is in a floral design in bright colors and burnished gold. It is available for sale on our website, item IM-12581 www.cepuckett.com. We are currently exhibiting at the Nantucket Summer Antiques Show Buy it Now Event on Bidsquare where this manuscript is also available. For more information please visit www.antiquescouncil.com.

The one-line illuminated “M” continues the popular medieval hymn “Ave Maris Stella” - “Montstra te esse...” (Show thyself a mother, May the Word divine born for us thy infant, hear our prayers through thine...).

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