One of the most outrageous and brazen crimes against manuscript books

“One of the most outrageous and brazen crimes against manuscript books
occurred in 2001, when the magnificent, still-complete, and
beautifully bound illuminated manuscript known as the “Album de
Charles de Croy” was sold at Sotheby’s London (19 June 2001 lot 47:
GBP 1,213,500 including buyer’s premium) and immediately carved up
like a piece of meat.” (Michael Laird)

Read more:
http://archivalia.tumblr.com/post/67965883771/album-de-charles-de-croy-was-broken-up-in-2001

See also
http://archiv.twoday.net/stories/565872590
http://kulturgut.hypotheses.org/286
http://archivalia.tumblr.com/post/65133745036/david-gura-curator-of-ancient-and-medieval

Update:
EARLY SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH MANUSCRIPT, MADE FOR CHARLES, DUC DE CROY, CONTAINING FIVE COLOURED VIEWS AND MAPS, SIGNED AND ANNOTATED BY THE DUKE (“DECROY”) AND DATED BY HIM 30 APRIL 1606
http://archiv.twoday.net/stories/876868393


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