¶ Pliny — Historia naturalis (1476)

February 24, 2015

1476

Pliny, the Elder [Plinius]. Historia naturalis. Trans. Cristoforo Landino. Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1476.

Laid in are two photographs by Emery Walker of passages from this book, used by Morris as an aid in designing his Golden type. A photograph of the first building that housed the Kelmscott Press is tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 957 (sold to Cockerell for £7 5s.). — T. J. Cobden-Sanderson. — Alice and George Millard. — Huntington Library (236180).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 40 (£3). — ISTC (ip00801000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 528 (with two X’s beside the title).

Digital version: BSB.

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 Photographed by WSP at the Huntington Library.


Sotheby 1898:

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