¶ More — Utopia (1556)

March 21, 2014

1556, 16th cent.

More, Sir Thomas. A frutefull, pleasant, and wittie worke, of the beste state of a publique weale and of the new yle, called Utopia. Trans. Ralph Robinson. 2nd ed. London: [Richard Tottel for] Abraham Vele, [1556].

Morris book label.

Provenance: Robert Hare. — J. Church. — Sir Thomas Brooke. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 647 (sold to Bain for £13 5s.). — Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth. — Marshall C. Lefferts. — Sotheby, 5 March 1929, lot 268. — Folger Library (STC 18095 Copy 2).

References: Collector as Creator, no. 81.— Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (no price). — ESTC (S112887). — MS catalogue (2), no. 3 (with 3 X’s next to it).

Digital version: EEBO.


Sotheby 1898:

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