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¶ Appiano etc.

June 7, 2017

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Eight titles bound together in one volume when they were in Morris’s hands; the individual works were subsequently rebound by W. J. Mansell for Michael Tomkinson.

[1] Appiano, Costanzo [Constantius Applanus]. Soliloquia de humani arbitrii libertate et potestate. Cremona: Carolus de Darleriis, 4 October 1496.

Reference: ISTC (ia00933000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Dio, Chrysostom [Dio Chrysostomus]. [De Troia non capta:] Ilii captivitatem non fuisse. Trans. Franciscus Philelpus and ed. Nicolaus Lucarus. Cremona: Bernardinus de Misintis and Caesar Parmensis, 22 July 1492.

With a bibliographical note by Cockerell (describing all the titles) tipped in.

Reference: ISTC (id00206000).

Digital version: BSB.

[3] Dio, Chrysostom [Dio Chrysostomus]. De regno. Trans. Publius Gregorius Tiphernas and ed. Pius III (Franciscus de Piccolomineis). Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 1493.

Reference: ISTC (id00205000).

Digital version: BSB.

[4] Bosso, Matteo [Matthaeus Bossus]. De instituendo sapientia animo. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 6 November 1495.

Reference: ISTC (ib01043000).

Digital version: BSB.

[5] Bosso, Matteo [Matthaeus Bossus]. Sermo in Jesu Christi passionem. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 11 November 1495.

Reference: ISTC (ib01047000).

[6] Beroaldo, Filippo [Philippus Beroaldus]. De felicitate. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 1 April 1495.

Reference: ISTC (ib00482000).

Digital version: BSB.

[7] Maffei, Celso [Celsus Maffeus]. Dissuasoria ne christiani principes ecclesiasticos usurpent census. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 27 June 1494.

Reference: ISTC (im00015000).

Digital version: BSB.

[8] Sabellico [Marcus Antonius Sabellicus]. De Venetis magistratibus. Venice: Antonius de Strata, de Cremona, 19 January 1488/89.

Reference: ISTC (is00009000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 66 (sold to Tregaskis for £1 16s.). — Michael Tomkinson. — Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford. — Huntington Library. (The individual call numbers at the Huntington—all Rare Books—are as follows: [1] 89923; [2] 100604; [4] 85511 (bound with no. 5); [5] 85512 (bound with no. 4); [7] 101129 (unbound in pamphlet folder). Nos. 3, 6, and 8 are not at the Huntington and are unlocated.)


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¶ Parker — Dives and Pauper (1493)

February 17, 2017

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Parker, Henry. Dives and Pauper. London: printed by Richard Pynson, 5 July 1493.

Provenance: Sir Francis Freeling. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 395 (sold to Leighton for £55). — Carrie Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, part 1 (Christie), 22 October 1987, lot 135 (sold for $32,000). — Rev. D. A. Smith. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (£48). — ESTC (S109783). — ISTC (ip00117000).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ Herodian — Historia de imperio post Marcum (1493)

May 4, 2016

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Herodian [Herodianus]. Historia de imperio post Marcum. Trans. Angelo Poliziano [Angelus Politianus]. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 31 August 1493.

Morris’s other copy of this book is unlocated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 584 (sold to Voynich for 10s.). — J. Pierpont Morgan . — Morgan Library (ChL1210).

References: ISTC (ih00086000). — Morgan Catalogue, 2, no. 451.

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ Herodian — Historia de imperio post Marcum (1493)

May 4, 2016

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Herodian [Herodianus]. Historia de imperio post Marcum. Trans. Angelo Poliziano [Angelus Politianus]. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 31 August 1493.

Morris’s other copy of this book is in the Morgan Library.

Provenance: Morris. — Rose K. Wheeler. — Ned J. Nakles. — Nakles sale, Christie (New York), 17 April 2000, lot 142 (sold for $12,925). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ih00086000).

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ Jacobus Philippus — Supplementum chronicarum (1492/93)

May 22, 2015

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Jacobus Philippus de Bergamo. Supplementum chronicarum. Venice: Bernardinus Rizus, Novariensis, 15 February 1492/93.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL941).

References: ISTC (ij00212000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 352.

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ Bonnor — L’arbre des batailles (1493)

January 14, 2015

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Bonnor, Honoré. L’arbre des batailles. Paris: Antoine Vérard, 8 June 1493.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1528).

References: ISTC (ib01023000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 506.

Digital version: Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena.

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¶ Alexander, Magnus — Historia (1493)

January 7, 2015

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Alexander, Magnus. Historia Alexandri Magni. Strassburg: Martin Schott, 12 June 1493.

Adapted by Johann Hartleib. Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL121).

References: ISTC (ia00408000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 62.

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ Crescenzi — Ruralia commoda (c. 1490–95)

September 24, 2014

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Crescenzi, Pietro de’ [Petrus de Crescentiis]. Ruralia commoda. [Speyer: Peter Drach, c. 1490–95.]

Illustrated.

Provenance: A. Geekie. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL458).

References: ISTC (ic00969000). — Morgan Cat. 1, no. 191.

Digital version: VdI.

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¶ Les quatre fils Aymon (1493)

September 23, 2014

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Les quatre fils Aymon. Lyon: [Jean de Vingle], 20 April 1493.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Louis César de la Baume Le Blanc, duc de la Vallière. — Félix Solar. — Alexander C. Lindsay, Earl of Crawford. — James L. Lindsay, Earl of Crawford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1584).

References: ISTC (ia01433000). — Morgan Cat. 3, no. 611.

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¶ Boccacio — De claris mulieribus (1493)

September 9, 2014

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. De claris mulieribus. Paris: Antoine Vérard, 28 April 1493.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Louis Ceasar de la Baume, duc de la Valliere. — Michael Wodhull (note: “cost about 8s. 10d. M. Wodhull, Aug. 22, 1784”). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1526).

References: ISTC (ib00719000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 504. — MS catalogue (2), no. 919, p. 83 (with an X beside the title).

Digital version: Boston Public Library.

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¶ Aesop — Fabulae (c. 1493)

September 5, 2014

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Aesop [Aesopus]. Fabulae. [Paris: Antoine Vérard, c. 1493.]

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1537).

References: ISTC (ia00109000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 502. — MS catalogue (2), no. 939, p. 86 (with an X beside the title).

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¶ Boccaccio — Les nobles et cleres dames (1493)

July 29, 2014

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. De claris mulieribus [French] Les nobles et cleres dames. Paris: Antoine Vérard, 28 April 1493.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 195 (sold to Ridges for £59). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ib00719000).

Digital version: Internet Archive.


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¶ Schedel — Liber chronicarum (1493)

May 21, 2014

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Schedel, Hartmann. Liber chronicarum | Das Buch der Croniken und Geschichten. Trans. George Alt. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 23 December 1493.

German translation of the Nuremberg Chronicle.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 353 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £20 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 5.f.6 (SR)).

References: ISTC (is00309000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 346 (with two X’s next to it). — Poynter, no. 532.

Digital version: Universität Heidelberg.


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