Monday, June 18, 2012

Manuscripts for sale

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Sothebys are selling sixty mansucripts from the Schoyen collection, including: 0220 (III; Romans) and a load of other interesting single leaves. (HT: http://papyrology.blogspot.co.uk/). Estimates seem a bit steep for me.


7 comments :

  1. I don't know, Peter--a mere £100-150k for a 5th/6th c. biblical MS? That's what credit cards are for: you gotta want it to win it!

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  2. Andrew, such reasoning is behind the whole economic crisis. Summa summarum, it must have been caused by text-critics!

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  3. Hello? Sixty manuscripts,
    m a n u s c r i p t s

    This is a typo-correction; please destroy this post after you fix the error.

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  4. Hello? Sixty manuscripts,
    m a n u s c r i p t s

    This is a typo-correction; please destroy this post after you fix the error.

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  5. See the Schoyen Collection website, under "THE HISTORY OF WESTERN SCRIPT: A MICROCOSM THAT TELLS A BIG STORY" for an explanation for the sale of part of the Schoyen Collection

    If you can't afford a mere 150-200 thousand pounds for an early biblical MS, you just missed buying for just 6,875 pounds an early MS of I Samuel. See the Christies website, under "A Collection of Fragments of Papyri, in Coptic and Arabic, Including a Papyrus Text of I Kingdoms (I Samuel)

    Matthew Hamilton

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  6. Update: the Wyman fragment of Romans in the Schoyen Collection (0220)was sold for 301,250 pounds

    Matthew Hamilton

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