Christie’s Books and Manuscripts Department is delighted to present its second Online Only auction of Medieval and Renaissance leaves and cuttings. With estimates starting from £500, the sale is full of sparkling examples of manuscript production across Europe, with a particular focus on the art of illumination in Italy. Spanning the course of five centuries, the sale features splendid survivals from secular and religious texts alike – including leaves from renowned codices such as the Hungerford Hours and the Bessarion antiphonals – illuminated by artists of the calibre of Attavante degli Attavanti, Bonifacio Bembo, Neri da Rimini and Don Simone Camaldolese.