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Lacking Matthew, Mark and the beginning of Luke, the manuscript of 151 leaves was produced in Constantinople, probably in the second half of the 13th century.

A report on the Ryrie sale, which totalled $7.24m (£5.78m) including premiums and saw only 15 of the 185 lots left unsold, will appear in a forthcoming issue.

The 15th century manuscript of John Wycliffe’s Middle English translation of the New Testament and the copy of John Eliot’s 1660s ‘Indian Bible’ featured in a preview of the sale in ATGNo 2260 were sold at $1.4m (£1.1m) and $220,000 (£173,230).