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¶ Aristotle — Liber ethicorum, politica, rethorica, magna moralia (13th–14th centuries) [MS]

September 25, 2017

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Aristotle. Ethicorum, politica, rethorica, magna moralia.

Illuminated manuscript. France, 13th–14th centuries. 190 leaves.

Provenance: Edwin Henry Lawrence. — Lawrence sale, Sotheby, 9 May 1892, lot 16. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 134 (sold to Quaritch for £26). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Fitzwilliam Museum (MS. CFM 14) [gift from Fairfax Murray, 1904].

References: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_24118). — Wormald, 1:24–25.


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¶ Federigo da Venezia — Commentary on the Apocalypse (late 14th century) [MS]

September 15, 2017

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Federigo da Venezia. Commentary on the Apocalypse.

Illuminated manuscript. Venice, late 14th century. 168 leaves.

Provenance: Convent San Pietro, Padua. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 126 (sold to Bain for £40). — Hoepli catalogue, 1937. — W. S. Kundig catalogue 95, 23 June 1948, no. 9. — Parke-Bernet, 29 November 1948, lot 327. — Sotheby, 4 April 1949, lot 192. — William A. Foyle. — Foyle sale, Christie, part 1, 11 July 2000, lot 23. — Librairie Thomas-Scheler, December 2001, no. 1. — Jörn Günther Rare Books catalogue, 2003, no. 10. — Librairie Thomas-Scheler (New York Antiquarian Book Fair), 20 April 2006, no. 16. — Jörn Günther Rare Books catalogue 10, 2011, no. 16 (350,00 Swiss francs). — Jörn Günther Rare Books catalogue 12, 2011, no. 6 (412,500 Swiss francs). — Unlocated.

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_2220).


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¶ Breviary (c. 1350) [MS]

September 8, 2017

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Breviary.

Illuminated manuscript. Paris, c. 1350. 590 leaves.

Provenance: Edwin H. Lawrence. — Lawrence sale, Sotheby, 9 May 1892, lot 88 (sold to Quaritch). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.75).

Reference: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1380, no. 75. —Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 12. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_11362).

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¶ Book of hours (c. 1375) [MS]

September 7, 2017

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Book of hours.

Illuminated manuscript. France, perhaps Verdun and Paris, c. 1375. 229 leaves.

Provenance: George J. R. Gordon. — Quaritch general catalogue, 1875–77, no. 5234. — Quaritch general catalogue, 1880, no. 50. — Quaritch catalogue 332, 1880, no. 39. — Quaritch general catalogue, VIII, 1884, no. 17381. — Quaritch catalogue 369, 1886, no. 35712. — Quaritch catalogue 93, 1888, no. 206. — Quaritch catalogue 118, 1890, no. 528. — Quaritch catalogue 138, December 1893, no. 93 (£84). — Morris (purchased 22 April 1895). — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.90).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1383, no. 90. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 68. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_7316).

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¶ Psalter (c. 1290–1305) [MS]

September 6, 2017

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Psalter.

Illuminated manuscript. Liège, Belgium, c. 1290–1305. 168 leaves.

Provenance: Margaret des Pres. — Manuel John Johnson. — Johnson sale, Sotheby, 27 May 1862, lot 52 (sold to Edwin H. Lawrence). — Edwin H. Lawrence. — Lawrence sale, London, 1892, lot 534 (sold to Quaritch). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.155).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1395, no. 155. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 29. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_6708).

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¶ Tiptoft missal (c. 1320) [MS]

September 6, 2017

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Tiptoft missal.

Illuminated manuscript. England, perhaps Cambridge, c. 1320. 360 leaves.

Morris took an intense interest in this lavishly ornamented manuscript. Sydney Cockerell recorded in his diary, 9 May 1895, that Morris was examining it at Kelmscott House and noted that it has “an illuminated border to every page.” On 13 June Cockerell went to the British Museum “to look up Tiptoft pedigree.”

Provenance: John Fitz-Roger Clavering and his wife Hawse Tiptoft. — Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort. — Sotheby, 13 May 1895 (sold to Morris). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.107).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1386, no. 107. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 8. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_14314).

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Guillaume, de Lorris — Roman de la rose (c. 1380) [MS]

September 6, 2017

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Guillaume, de Lorris, and Jean Meun. Roman de la rose.

Illuminated manuscript. Paris, c. 1380. 189 leaves.

Morris showed the manuscript to friends at dinner on 4 July 1895 (Cockerell diary).

Provenance: Iohannes Marous (Jean Marot?). — Pierre Vischer (purchased in 1773). — Baron de Neubourg. — de Neubourg sale, Merlin (Paris), 4 November 1839, lot 591. — G. Libri. — Libri sale, Victor Tilliard (Paris), 12 April 1855, lot 1815. — Ambroise Firmin-Didot. — Firmin-Didot sale, Hôtel Drouot (Paris), 6 July 1878, lot 34 (sold to Quaritch). — Quaritch catalogue, December 1878, no. 9. — Quaritch catalogue, 1880, no. 15265. — Quaritch catalogue 332, November 1880, no. 32. — Quaritch catalogue, 27 February 1882, lot 49. — Quaritch catalogue 369, 1886, no. 35709. — Quaritch catalogue 103, 1890, no. 361. — Quaritch catalogue 138, December 1893, no. 42 (sold to Morris, 20 June 1895). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.132).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan). — Curatorial description (Morgan). — de Ricci, 2:1391, no. 132. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 112. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_7313).

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¶ Breviary (14th century) [MS]

September 5, 2017

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Breviary.

Illuminated manuscript. Probably Taranto, between 1350 and 1400. 491 leaves.

Provenance: James T. Gibson Craig (purchased in Rome, 18 January 1872). — Craig sale, part 1, Sotheby, 27 June 1887, lot 380 (sold to Leighton). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.200).

References: Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1403, no. 200. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 15. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_14237).

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