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¶ Platina — De flosculis linguae latinae (1481)

January 6, 2017

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Platina [Bartholomaeus Platina]. De flosculis linguae latinae. Ed. Petrus Augustinus Philelphus. Milan: Antonius Zarotus for Johannes de Legnano, 18 August 1481.

Inscription by Sydney Cockerell, 1892 (“bought of WM”) and this note: “I lent William Morris ten shillings and instead of returning the money he gave me this book” (Under the Hammer, p. 174).

Provenance: Hopetoun House Library, Scotland. — Sotheby, February 1889. — Morris. — Sydney Cockerell. — Clifford Rattey. — David Jackson McWilliams. — Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (Incun 1481 P696d) [bequest of McWilliams].

References: ISTC (ip00760000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 943, p. 87, with an X beside it).

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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Legenda aurea sanctorum (1481)

July 27, 2016

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Jacobus, de Voragine. Legenda aurea sanctorum. Cologne: Conrad Winters, de Homberg, 1481.

Provenance: Fletcher Raincock. — Raincock sale, Sotheby, 7 June 1843. — Sir Ulysses Bagenal Burgh, 2nd Baron Downes. — Morris. — Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL233).

References: ISTC (ij00098000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 106.

Digital version: ULD.

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¶ Rolevinck — Fasciculus temporum (1481)

May 20, 2016

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Rolevinck, Werner [Werner Rolewinck]. Fasciculus temporum. Rougemont: Henricus Wirtzburg, 1481.

Illustrated. With bibliographical notes by Sydney Cockerell and Robert Proctor.

Provenance: F. G. H. Cullemann. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 527 (sold to Quaritch for £3 10s.). — British Library (IB. 38503) [purchased May 1899, probably from Quaritch].

References: BMC, 8:383. — ISTC (ir00266000).

Digital version: Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Weimar.


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¶ Aesop — Vita et fabulae (c. 1481)

May 20, 2016

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Aesop [Aesopus]. Vita et fabulae. [Strassburg: Heinrich Knoblochtzer, c. 1481.]

Morris signature. Illustrated.

Provenance: Min. Conventualium S. Francisci Frigurgi Helvetiorum. — Morris. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (Zi +387).

Reference: ISTC (ia00113000).

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ Speculum humanae salvationis (c. 1481)

March 3, 2016

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Speculum humanae salvationis. [Speyer]: Peter Drach, [c. 1481].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Benediktinerabtei Metten. — Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. — Bibliotheca Regia Monacensis. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL454).

References: Ellis valuation, p. 11, no. 133 (£45). — ISTC (is00665000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 187.

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ Platina — Vitae pontificum (1481)

June 5, 2015

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Platina[, Bartholomaeus]. Vitae pontificum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 11 August 1481.

Provenance: James Elwin Millard. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 952 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.e.6 (SR)).

References: ISTC (ip00769000). — Poynter, no. 448.

Digital version: ULD.


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¶ Pope Pius II — Epistolae (1481)

March 18, 2015

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Pius II, Pope. Epistolae in Pontificatu editae. Ed. Petrus Augustinus Philelphus. Milan: Antonius Zarotus, for Johannes de Legnano, 31 May 1481.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1049).

References: ISTC (ip00725000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 387.

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ St. Thomas Aquinas — Super secundo libro (1481)

March 13, 2015

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Aquinas, Thomas, Saint. Super secundo libro Sententiarum Petri Lombardi. Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 8 September 1481.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1164 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 5.d.11 (SR)).

Reference: ISTC (it00163000).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ Vincent, of Beauvais — Speculum naturale (1481?)

March 5, 2015

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Vincent, of Beauvais [Vincentius Bellovacensis]. Speculum naturale. 2 vols. [Strassburg: printer of the 1481 Legenda aurea, not after 13 December 1481.]

Provenance: Diessen, Germany (Bavaria), Monastery of the BVM. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1191 (sold to Stevens for £35). — Robert Steele. — John M. Crawford, Jr. — Seven Gables Bookshop (New York), 1972. — Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University (06696, 06697) [purchased 20 June 1972].

Reference: ISTC (iv00293000).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ Nider, Ambrose, Crescenzi

May 25, 2014

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Three books bound together:

[1] Nider, Johannes. Consolatorium timoratae conscientiae. [Augsburg: Anton Sorg, c. 1484.]

References: ISTC (in00167000). — Poynter, no. 398.

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Ambrose [Ambrosius], Saint. Hexameron. [Cologne: Johann Guldenschaff, c. 1480–83.]

References: ISTC (ia00557000). — Poynter, no. 45.

Digital version: BSB.

[3] Crescenzi, Pietro de’ [Petrus de Crescentiis]. Ruralia commoda. Strassburg: [Georg Husner], 9 March 1486.

References: ISTC (ic00968000). — Poynter, no. 194.

Digital version: VDI.


Provenance: P. F. Weber. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 917 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £8 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.c.19 (SR)).


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