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¶ Suetonius — Vitae XII Caesarum (1470)

October 24, 2017

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Suetonius. Vitae XII Caesarum. Ed. Johannes Andreas. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [after 30 August] 1470.

Provenance: Morris. — Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1075 (sold to Leighton for £4). — George Dunn. —Dunn sale, Sotheby, 22–29 November 1917, lot 3762 (sold to Quaritch for £18). — C. W. Ascherson. — Georges Heilbrun. — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (is00816000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 103, and MS catalogue (2), no. 903, p. 81 (both with one X beside the title). [Morris owned two copies of this book, one of which was sold in 1898 and the other is now in the Morgan Library. This is reflected in the two entries in MS catalogue (2), but it is impossible to distinguish between them in that document.]


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¶ St. Athanasius — Contra gentiles (c. 1470) [MS]

October 12, 2017

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Athanasius, Saint. Contra gentiles.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, probably Venice, c. 1470. 105 leaves.

Provenance: Jean-Baptiste de Bearzi. — de Bearzi sale, Edwin Tross auction, 31 May 1855, lot 186 (34 francs). — Guglielmo Libri. — Libri sale, Sotheby, 1 August 1859, lot 211. — Quaritch catalogue, 1860, no. 2233 (£5 5s.). — Quaritch catalogue, November 1888, no. 17 (£20). — Quaritch catalogue, September 1893, no. 143. — Quaritch catalogue, December 1893, no. 94 (£16). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 78 (sold to Leighton for £25 10s.). — E. Stainton. — Stainton sale, Sotheby, 26 July 1920, lot 518 (sold to Quaritch). — Quaritch catalogue, 1931, no. 2 (£63). — Quaritch catalogue no. 474, 1933, no. 6 (sold to Philip Hofer for £50). — Houghton Library, Harvard University (MS Typ 289) [bequeathed by Hofer, 1984].

References: de Ricci, 2:1695, no. 14. — Digital Scriptorium. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_3015).

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¶ Cicero — Orationes et vita (c. 1470) [MS]

October 9, 2017

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Cicero. Orationes et vita.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, perhaps Naples, c. 1470. 177 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 358 (sold to Waring for £81). — Michael Tomkinson. — Tomkinson sale, Sotheby, 3 July 1922, lot 1266. — Sotheby, 11 December 1956, lot 14. — Sotheby, 6 December 1971, lot 27. — Unlocated.

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_1347).


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¶ Cicero — Tusculanae Quaestiones (c. 1470) [MS]

October 5, 2017

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Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Tusculanae quaestiones.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, c. 1470. 84 leaves.

With bibliographical notes by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Erizzo family (Venice). — Marsilio Papafava. — Sotheby, 23 May, 1889, lot 52. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 365 (sold to B. F. Stevens for £32). — Robert Hoe. — Hoe sale, part 1, Anderson Galleries, December 1911, lot 2122 (sold to G. D. Smith for $275). — Henry E. Huntington. — Huntington Library (HM 1031).

References: de Ricci, 1:81, no. HM 1031. — Digital Scriptorium. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_5948).

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¶ St. Catherine of Siena — Orchard of Syon (c. 1470) [MS]

September 5, 2017

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Catherine of Siena, Saint. The orchard of Syon.

Illuminated manuscript. England, c. 1470. 186 leaves.

Provenance: John Crosse. — W. Mutlowe. — Joseph Ames. — Ames sale, Abraham Langford (London), 5 May 1760, lot 342 (sold to Richard How). — Richard How. — How sale, London, 3 March 1890, no. 1317 (sold to Quaritch). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.162).

References: Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1396, no. 162. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 98. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_10136).

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¶ de Capua — Saint Catherine (c. 1470)

September 4, 2017

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de Capua, Raimondo. Legend of Saint Catherine of Siena.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, c. 1470. 235 leaves.

Provenance: Dukes of Gonzaga, Mantua. — Museo Cavaleri, Milan. — Fratelli Dumolard (publishers), Milan. — Pietro Vergani, Milan (bookseller). — Charles Butler. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 345 (sold to Bernard Quaritch for £149). — Laurence Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 3 December 1906, lot 109 (sold to Quaritch for £240). — Leo S. Olschki catalogue 74 (1910), no. 13.— Henry Walters (after 1912). — Walters Art Museum (W.350) [by bequest from Henry Walters].

References: de Ricci, 1:822, no. 392. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_3972).

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¶ Franciscus, de Retza — Comestorium vitiorum (1470)

January 27, 2017

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Franciscus, de Retza. Comestorium vitiorum. Nuremburg: [Johann Sensenschmidt and Heinrich Kefer, for Heinrich Rumel], 1470.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 983 (sold to Maggs for £8 8s.). — Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford. — Carrie Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, part 1 (Christie), 22 October 1987, lot 50 (sold to H. P. Kraus for $18,000). — H. P. Kraus. — William Scheide. — Princeton University Library (Scheide Library 57.3).

Reference: ISTC (ir00150000).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ St. Antoninus — Confessionale (1470)

December 16, 2016

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Antoninus, Saint [Antoninus Florentinus]. Confessionale: Defecerunt scrutantes scruinio. Cologne: Ulrich Zel, c. 1470.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 63 (sold to Ellis for £2 14s.). — Ellis. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ia00787000).

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¶ St. Bernard of Clairvaux — Flores (1470?)

October 7, 2016

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Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint [Bernardus Claravallensis]. Flores. [Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt, not after 1470].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 164 (sold to Ellis for £3 11s.). — Douglas Cockerell. — William Inglis Morse. — Special Collections, Dalhousie University Libraries (BX890 B48 1472; Cockerell 3) [acquired from Morse, 1936].

Reference: ISTC (ib00388000).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ Plutarch — Vitae illustrium virorum (1470)

September 22, 2016

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Plutarch [Plutarchus]. Vitae illustrium virorum. Ed. J. A. Campanus. 2 vols. [Rome]: Ulrich Han, [1470].

Provenance: Sir Mark Masterman Sykes. — Sir John Hayford Thorold. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 959 (sold to Leighton for £10 10s.). — Alfred Walter Heymel. — Ant. W. M. Mensing. — Mensing sale, Sotheby, December 1936, lot 470 (sold to William King Richardson). — William King Richardson. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (WKR 10.2.5) [bequest of Richardson, 1951].

References: ISTC (ip00830000). — Walsh, no. 1299.

Digital version: Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.


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¶ Strabo — Geographia (1472)

September 16, 2016

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Strabo. Geographia, libri XVI. Trans. Guarinus Veronensis and Gregorius Tiphernas. Ed. Johannes Andreas, bishop of Aleria. [Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, 1472.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1142 (sold to Chadwick for £3 12s.). — John Camp Williams. — Williams sale, American Auction Association, Part 2, 6-8 November 1929, lot 1086 (sold for $210). — The Veatchs Arts of the Book (sold to Quaritch, 1996). — Bernard Quaritch. — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (is00794000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 906, p. 82 (with an X beside the title).

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¶ Pablo de Santa Maria — Scrutinium scripturarum (1470?)

February 26, 2016

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Pablo de Santa Maria [Paulus de Sancta Maria], Bishop of Burgos. Scrutinium scripturarum. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after May 1470.]

Provenance: Cathedral Chapter of Freising. — Royal Library, Munich (?). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 938 (sold to Heppenstal for £4 4s.). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1103 (£6 6s.). — George Dunn. — Cambridge University Library (Rare Books Room, Inc.3.A.2.1[56]) [gift of George Dunn, 1909].

References: ISTC (ip00201000). — Oates, no. 77.

Digital version: VdI.


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¶ Marchesinus — Mammotrectus super Bibliam (1470)

February 16, 2016

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Marchesinus, Johannes. Mammotrectus super Bibliam. Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 10 November 1470.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli. — Pinelli sale, James Edwards, 2 March 1789, lot 5145 (sold to Michael Wodhull for £4 18s.). — Michael Wodhull. — Mary Ingram (Wodhull’s sister-in-law). — Samuel Amy Severne (bequest from Mary Ingram in 1824). — John Edward Severne and Wodhull sale, Sotheby, 11 January 1886. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL18).

References: ISTC (im00232000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 22.

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¶ Torquemada — Expositio super toto psalterio (1470)

February 15, 2016

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Torquemada, Juan de [Johannes de Turrecremata]. Expositio super toto psalterio. Rome: Ulrich Han [Udalricus Gallus], 4 October 1470.

Provenance: Maffeo Pinelli. — Michael Wodhull. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL606).

References: ISTC (it00517000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 246.

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¶ Suetonius — Vitae XII Caesarum (1470)

July 22, 2015

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Suetonius. Vitae XII Caesarum. Ed. Johannes Andreas. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [after 30 August] 1470.

Provenance: Octavien Jacob. — Minims. — Stanesby Alchorne. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL596).

References: ISTC (is00816000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 245. — MS catalogue (2), no. 103, and MS catalogue (2), no. 903, p. 81 (both with one X beside the title). [Morris owned two copies of this book, one of which was sold in 1898 and the other is now in the Morgan Library. This is reflected in the two entries in MS catalogue (2), but it is impossible to distinguish between them in that document.]

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¶ Lactantius — Opera (1470)

June 28, 2015

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Lactantius [Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius]. Opera. Ed. Giovanni Andrea Bussi [Johannes Andreas]. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [not after 30 August] 1470.

With both Morris’s book label and signature “William Morris Kelmscott House Upper Mall Hammersmith 1890.”

Provenance: Elwin Millard. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 746 (sold to Quaritch for £20). — Bernard Quaritch. — British Library (IB. 17157) [purchased May 1899].

References: BMC, 4:10. — ISTC (il00003000).


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¶ Lactantius — Opera (1470)

November 18, 2014

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Lactantius. Opera. Ed. Giovanni Andrea Bussi [Johannes Andreas]. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [not after 30 August] 1470.

With Morris’s signature and address.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 746 (sold to Quaritch for £20). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (il00003000).


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¶ Boniface VIII — Liber sextus Decretalium (1470)

September 25, 2014

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Boniface VIII, Pope [Bonifacius VIII]. Liber sextus Decretalium. Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 17 April 1470.

Provenance: Baron Achille Seillière. — Seillière sale, Paris, 1890, lot 88. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL15).

References: ISTC (ib00978000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 20.


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¶ St. Thomas Aquinas — Quaestiones (c. 1470)

September 8, 2014

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Aquinas, Thomas, Saint. Quaestiones de duodecim quodlibet. [Rome: Georgius Lauer, c. 1470.]

Provenance: Louis Jean Gaignat. — Michael Wodhull. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL622).

References: ISTC (it00182000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 247. — MS catalogue (2), no. 946, p. 87 (with an X beside the title).

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¶ St. Jerome — Epistolae (1470)

July 19, 2014

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Epistolae. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [not after 30 August] 1470.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 590 (sold to Tregaskis for £11 11s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ih00164000).

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¶ St. Augustine — De civitate dei (1470)

June 14, 2014

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Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo [Saint Augustinus]. De civitate dei. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 1470.

Provenance: Sir Rowland Hill, Bart. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 144 (sold to Quaritch for £18). — Howard Goodhart and Phyllis Goodhart Gordan. — John D. Gordon III and Phyllis G. Gordan.

Reference: ISTC (ia01232000).

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¶ Nider — Consolatorium timoratae conscientiae (1470?)

May 22, 2014

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Nider, Johannes. Consolatorium timoratae conscientiae. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, not after 1470].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 692 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 3.a.14 (SR)).

References: ISTC (in00164000). — Poynter, no. 396.

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¶ Gerson — De meditatione cordis (c. 1470)

May 19, 2014

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Gerson, Jean. De meditatione cordis: Tractatus de oratione et Expositio super septem psalmos poentitentiales. Cologne: Ulrich Zel, c. 1470.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 463 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 11s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula  2.a.26 (SR)).

Reference: ISTC (ig00231000).

Digital version: Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf.


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¶ Quintilian — Institutiones oratoriae (1470)

March 31, 2014

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Quintilian. Institutiones oratoriae. Rome: [Johannes Philippus de Lignamine], 3 August 1470.

Provenance: Sir John Hayford Thorold. — Thorold sale, Sotheby, 12 December 1884, lot 1665. — Quaritch catalogue, 31 March 1890 (£5 10s.) — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL617).

References: ISTC (135328). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 244. — MS catalogue (2), no. 696 (with an X next to it).

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