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¶ Cicero (1480) and Festus (1478?)

June 23, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De officiis. Venice: Filippo di Pietro, 8 May 1480.

Reference: ISTC (ic00589000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Festus, Sextus Pompeius. De verborum significatione. [Venice: printer of Pomponius Mela, c. 1478.]

The Sotheby catalogue does not specify the edition, and MS catalogue (2) records it as “c. 1480”; we believe this is the most likely candidate.

Reference: ISTC (if00145000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 362 (sold to Proctor for £1 1s.). — Robert Proctor. — Phillips, 13 November 1997, lot 258 (£2,400 [$4,053]). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 948 (with one X beside the title).


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¶ Durand etc.

June 5, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Durand, Guillaume [Guillelmus Duranti]. Speculum judiciale. Ed. Franciscus Moneliensis. Padua: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, 1478–79.

Morris owned the second section (dated 21 November 1478).

References: ISTC (id00448000). — Thatcher 1, no. 579.

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Battista, da Sambagio [Baptista de Sancto Blasio]. Varii tractatus juridici. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 1481.

Morris owned the fourth of five parts (dated 31 May 1481).

References: ISTC (is00126000). — Thacher 1, no. 284.

Digital version: BSB.

[3] Cipolla, Bartolomeo [Bartholomaeus Cepolla]. De simulatione contractuum. Pavia: Leonardus Gerla, 15 February 1498.

References: ISTC (ic00400000). — Thacher 1, no. 634.

Digital version: BSB.

[4] Militio, Albricus de. De testibus. Pavia: Leonardus Gerla, 15 March 1497.

“Attributed in this edition to Albericus de Rosate” (ISTC).

References: ISTC (im00578000). — Thacher 1, no. 635.

Digital version: BSB.

[5] San Giorgio, Giacomino da [Jacobinus, de Sancto Georgio]. Aureus et in pratica perutilis totus et singularis tractatus feudorum et homagiorum. Milan: Giovanni Angelo Scinzenzeler, 1503.


Provenance: Henry Howard, Duke of Norfolk. — Royal Society of London (gift from Howard). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 402 (sold to Quaritch for £3 3s.). — John Boyd Thacher. — Library of Congress (Incun. 1478.F74 Thacher Coll. Copy 2).


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¶ Marchesinus — Mammotrectus super Bibliam (c. 1478–79)

March 1, 2016

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Marchesinus, Johannes. Mammotrectus super Bibliam. [Strassburg: Georg Husner, c. 1478–79.]

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL 108).

References: ISTC (im00237000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 46.

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ Mesue — Opera medicinalia (1478)

February 16, 2016

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Mesue, Johannes. Opera medicinalia. Ed. Petrus Gulosius de Amalfia. Naples: Conradus Guldenmund, 3 January 1478.

Provenance: Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland. — Sunderland sale, July 1882 (purchased by Quaritch). — Quaritch. — Morris (purchased from Quaritch). — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1235).

References: ISTC (im00511000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 459.

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¶ Gerson — Monotessaron (1478?)

May 14, 2015

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Gerson, Jean. Monotessaron, sive Concordantiae IV evangelistarum. [Cologne: printer of Dialogus Salomonis et Marcolfi (Ludwig von Renchen?), not after 1478.]

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library [deaccessioned April 1981]. — Christie (New York), 8 April 1981, lot 8. — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (ig00236000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 103.

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Legenda aurea sanctorum (1478)

April 2, 2015

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Jacobus, de Voragine. Legenda aurea sanctorum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 11 August 1478.

Provenance: Michael Wodhull. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1203 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 16s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 5.e.5 (SR)).

References: ISTC (ij00090000). — Poynter, no. 605.


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¶ Biblia latina (1478)

March 30, 2015

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Biblia latina. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 14 April 1478.

Inscribed “To May from Wm October 9th 1893.”

Provenance: Edward Hailstone. — William Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (MR 30d).

Reference: ISTC (ib00557000).

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¶ Torquemada —Meditationes (1478)

February 9, 2015

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Torquemada, Juan de [Johannes de Turrecremata]. Meditationes seu Contemplationes devotissimae. Rome: Ulrich Han [Udalricus Gallus], 9 December 1478.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Lord J. S. Pakington Hampton. — William H. Crawford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL614).

References: ISTC (it00538000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 252.

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¶ Valerius Maximus — Facta et dicta memorabilia (1478)

February 9, 2015

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Valerius Maximus. Facta et dicta memorabilia. Ed. Bonus Accursius. Venice: P.F., B.R., S.F., Z.F., 1 July 1478.

Provenance: Earl of Hopetoun. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL879).

References: ISTC (iv00030000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 321.

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

February 3, 2015

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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).

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¶ Peter Lombard — Glossa magistralis Psalterii (1478)

January 23, 2015

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Peter Lombard [Petrus Lombardus]. Glossa magistralis Psalterii. Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt and Andreas Frisner, 12 February 1478.

With Morris signature and address.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 766 (sold to Maggs for £4 4s.). — Allan F. Vigers. — Brian Edmund Allen Vigers. — Guy Vigers.

Reference: ISTC (ip00477000).

Digital version: ULD.


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¶ Pope Innocent IV — Apparatus super libros Decretalium (1478)

November 5, 2014

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Innocent IV, Pope [Innocentius IV]. Apparatus super libros Decretalium. Strassburg: [Heinrich Eggestein], 1478.

With Baldo degli Ubaldi [Baldus de Ubaldis], Margarita Repertorium super Innocentio IV.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 155 (sold to Leighton for £2 12s.). — Laurence Hodson — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 3 December 1906, lot 34 (sold to Cockerell for £4 16s.). — Sydney Cockerell. — C. H. St. John Hornby. — Quaritch catalogue 645 (1947), no. 270. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ii00095000).

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¶ Nicholas, of Lyra — Postilla super Epistolas Pauli (1478)

October 22, 2014

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Nicholas, of Lyra [Nicolaus de Lyra]. Postilla super Epistolas Pauli. Mantua: Paulus de Butzbach, 28 April 1478.

Provenance: King Edward VI. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 776 (sold to Tregaskis for £9 15s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (in00122000).

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¶ Ars moriendi (1478)

September 12, 2014

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Ars moriendi. Venice: [Bernhard Maler (Pictor), Erhard Ratdolt and Peter Löslein], 1478.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL850).

References: ISTC (ia01103000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 320.

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¶ St. Albertus Magnus — Sermones (1478?)

August 26, 2014

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Albertus Magnus, Saint. Sermones de tempore et de sanctis. Ulm: Johann Zainer, [not after 1478].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 111 (sold to Tregaskis for £2 9s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 185 (4 guineas). — Bryn Mawr College Library (Special Collections f A-333).

Reference: ISTC (ia00331000).

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¶ St. Albertus Magnus — Sermones de tempore (1478?)

July 11, 2014

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Albertus Magnus, Saint. Sermones de tempore et de sanctis. Ulm: Johann Zainer, [not after 1478].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 111 (sold to Tregaskis for £2 9s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ia00331000).

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