¶ St. Jerome — Vitae sanctorum patrum (c. 1478–79)

February 3, 2015

1478, 1479

Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum. Ulm: Johann Zainer, [c. 1478–79].

Illustrated. With bibliographical note by Cockerell and Morris letter tipped in. In the letter, 23 February [1891], Morris is negotiating to buy the book from J. & J. Leighton and remarks, “There [are] about 120 Cuts besides repetitions but they are rude. Perhaps your correspondent would take less for it when he finds that it is imperfect” (published in Collected Letters, 3:276–77).

Provenance: J. & J. Leighton (sold to Morris, early 1891). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 593 (sold to Heppenstal for £1 8s.). — George D. Smith. — Huntington Library (103513) [purchased from Smith, 1916].

Reference: ISTC (ih00200000).

Digital version: BSB.


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