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¶ Virgil — Georgics and Aeneid (early 15th century) [MS]

October 3, 2017

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Virgil. Georgics [and] Aeneid.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, perhaps Florence, early 15th century. 206 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1194 (sold to Heppenstal for £164). — Ross C. Winans. — Huntington Library (HM 1036) [purchased from Winans Collection, January 1918].

References: de Ricci, 1:82, no. HM 1036. — Digital Scriptorium. — Dutschke, 1:301–03. — Ellis valuation, fol. 6, no. 90 (£150). — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_21157 and SDBM_MS_9604).

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¶ St. Jerome — Vita et epistaolae (1451) [MS]

September 27, 2017

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Vita et epistaolae.

Illuminated manuscript. Verona, 15 July 1451. 120 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 480 (sold to Waring for £11). — Michael Tomkinson. — Sotheby, 3 July 1922, lot 1494. — Henry Harris. — Harris sale, Sotheby, 22 June 1936, lot 73. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 3, no. 45 (£25). — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_6692).


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¶ St. Ambrose — Various works (c. 1440) [MS]

September 27, 2017

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Ambrose [Ambrosius], Saint. [Various works.]

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, c. 1440. 86 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 118 (sold to Tregaskis for £6 15s.). — Sotheby, 17 June 1907, lot 19. — L. Rosenthal, 1910, catalogue 120, no. 10 (£100). — L. Rosenthal, 1910, catalogue 135–1, no. 75 (£100). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 1, no. 2 (£5 10s.). — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_9118).


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¶ Liber monasterii Sancti Salvatoria (c. 1480) [MS]

September 27, 2017

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Liber monasterii Sancti Salvatoria.

Manuscript. Antwerp, c. 1480. 87 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 662 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £9 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 3, no. 40 (£10).


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¶ Missale secundum usum Montensem (c. 1460) [MS]

September 27, 2017

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Missale secundum usum Montensem.

Illuminated manuscript. Flanders, c. 1460. 198 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 798 (sold to Heppenstal for £19). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 4, no. 59 (£40). — Schoenberg (SDBM_4001).


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¶ Palmieri — Liber de temporibus (1469) [MS]

September 25, 2017

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Palmieri, Matteo (Matheus Palmerius). Liber de temporibus.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, probably Florence, 1469. 100 leaves.

With loosely inserted notes by Crawford and Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Guglielmo Libri. — Libri sale, Sotheby, 11 August 1859, lot 1926. — W. H. Crawford. — Crawford sale, Sotheby, 20 March 1891, lot 2330 (sold to Leighton). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 930 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £7). — Wellcome Library (MS.591 ).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 5, no. 67 (£7). — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_6897).

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¶ Lactantius — Divinae institutiones (15th century) [MS]

September 25, 2017

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Lactantius. Divinae institutiones adversus gentes.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy (perhaps Venice), mid-fifteenth century. 297 leaves.

With bibliographical notes by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 745 (sold to Yates Thompson for £19). — Henry Yates Thompson. — Sydney Cockerell (purchased 3 January 1901 for Boston Public Library). — Boston Public Library (RARE BKS Ms. Med. 14 FOLIO).

References: de Ricci, 1:920, no. 14. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_11486).


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¶ Steinfeld missal (c. 1180) [MS]

September 18, 2017

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Steinfeld missal.

Illuminated manuscript. North Germany, c. 1180 (with some leaves added c. 1440). 144 leaves.

Provenance: Steinfeld Abbey (formerly St. Mary Abbey Premonstratensian), Steinfeld, Germany. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1070 (sold to Quaritch for £95). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — C. W. Dyson Perrins. — Perrins sale, Sotheby, 1 December 1959, part 2, lot 57 (sold for £25,200). — Peter Ludwig. — Getty Museum (MS. Ludwig V4) [acquired 1983].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 4, no. 62 (£65). — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_1958).

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¶ Bämler — two miniatures (1457)

September 13, 2017

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Bämler, Johann. [Two miniatures.]

A bifolio from an unidentified manuscript: the crucifixion, and St. Leonard. Germany, 1457. (Bämler’s name and the date are on one of the leaves.)

Provenance: John Piggott. — Quaritch general catalogue, 1874, no. 48. — Quaritch catalogue 369, 1886, no. 35777 (£15). — Morris (purchased from Quaritch in 1895). — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.45).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1373–74, no. 45. — Ellis valuation, fol. 6, no. 96 (£40). — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 105.

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¶ Onasander — De optimo imperatore (c.1490) [MS]

September 12, 2017

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Onasander. De optimo imperatore.

Illuminated manuscript. Naples, c. 1490. 69 leaves.

Provenance: William Bragge. — Bragge sale, Sotheby, 7 June 1876, lot 299 (sold for £22 to J. Molini). — J. Molini. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 694 (sold to Quaritch for £23). — Robert Hoe. — Hoe sale, Anderson Galleries, 24 April 1911, lot 2159 (sold for $600 to J. Martini). — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.449).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1451, no. 449. — Needham, Paul. Twelve Centuries of Bookbindings: 400–1600. New York and London: Pierpont Morgan Library and Oxford University Press, 1979. (See no. 28.) — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_6004).

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¶ Giovanni, da Udine — Compilatio historiarum (c. 1476) [MS]

September 12, 2017

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Giovanni, da Udine. Compilatio historiarum.

Illuminated manuscript.. Basel, c. 1476. 22 leaves.

Bound with 257 proofs (33 leaves) of the woodcuts used in Spiegel der Menschlichen Behaeltniss (Basel: Bernhart Richel, 31 August 1476).

Provenance: Cardinal Loménie de Brienne. — Loménie de Brienne sale, de Bure (Paris), 12 March 1792, part 1, lot 4 (sold to Belin). — Theophile Belin. — Marquess of Blandford. — Blandford sale (Bibliotheca Blandfordiensis), 1813, part 1, p. 4. — Frederick Perkins. — Perkins sale, Sotheby, 10 July 1889, lot 1002 (sold to Quaritch). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.158) [the manuscript]. — Morgan Library (MS M.158) [the proofs].

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1395–96, no. 158. — Ellis valuation, fol. 4b, no. 45 (£100). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 224. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_14355).

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¶ Psalter and book of hours (c. 1265) [MS]

September 11, 2017

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Psalter [and] book of hours.

Illuminated manuscript. France, probably Thérouanne, c. 1265 and 15th century. 258 leaves.

Provenance: P. Vande Camée. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.97).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1384, no. 97. — Ellis valuation, fol. 5, no. 74 (£100). — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 28. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_14305).

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¶ Book of hours (c. 1405–1415) [MS]

September 11, 2017

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Book of hours.

Illuminated manuscript. Gloucester, c. 1405–1415. 188 leaves. With inscription: “This Book was found his under the floor of the gallery of Linsted Lodge, and was given by lady Teynham to Lord Dacre, October 12th, 1785.”

Provenance: Lady Teynham. — Thomas Barrett Lennard, Baron Dacre (gift from Lady Teynham). —  Lennard sale, 11 July 1888 (?). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.99).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1384, no. 99. — Ellis valuation, fol. 3, no. 48 (£100). —Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 95. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_10296).

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¶ Book of hours (c. 1420)

September 8, 2017

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Book of hours.

Illuminated manuscript. Belgium, perhaps Bruges, c. 1420. 318 leaves.

Provenance: Morris (purchased in 1895 from Germany). — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.76).

References: de Ricci, 2:1380, no. 76. — Ellis valuation: fol. 4, no. 51 (£40). — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 85. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_10306).

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¶ Manuale Augustini (1462) [MS]

September 7, 2017

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Manuale Augustini.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, 1462. 53 leaves.

Provenance: Charles-Adrien Picard. — Marquis de Migieu. — Migieu sale, 1760, no. 157. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.154).

References: Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:395, no. 154. — Ellis valuation, fol. 1, no. 10 (£3). — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 99. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_14427).

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¶ Columella — De re rustica (1469) [MS]

September 7, 2017

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Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus. De re rustica.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, probably Milan, 1469. 185 leaves.

Provenance: Del Carretto family. — The Sandri, counts of Monbasilio. — Duke of Hamilton. — Royal Museum of Berlin (purchased privately from the Hamilton Collection, 1883). — Hamilton sale, Sotheby, 23 May 1889, lot 50 (sold to Charles Butler for £80). — Charles Butler (sold to Morris through Charles Fairfax Murray). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.139).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1392, no. 139. — Ellis valuation, fol. 3, no. 38 (£200). —  Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 109. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_6071).

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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. — Ellis valuation, fol. 3, no. 34 (£60). — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 98. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_10136).


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¶ Aldobrandino, da Siena — Le régime du corps [MS]

September 5, 2017

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Aldobrandino, da Siena. Le régime du corps.

Illuminated manuscript. France, perhaps Rouen, c. 1440-1450. 129 leaves.

Provenance: Thwayte (16th century). — Earl of Westmorland. — Westmorland (anonymous) sale, Sotheby, 13–15 July 1887, lot 698. — Quaritch catalogue 103, April 1890 (£100). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.165).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1397, no. 165. — Ellis valuation, fol. 6, no. 89 (£120). — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 108. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_10069).

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¶ Psalter (1490–1500) [MS]

September 5, 2017

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Psalter (Psalterium maius Beatae Mariae Virginis)

Illuminated manuscript. France, 1490–1500. 89 leaves.

Provenance: Edwin Henry Lawrence. — Lawrence sale, Sotheby, 9 May 1892, lot 69 (sold to Quaritch). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.186).

References: Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1401, no. 186. — Ellis valuation, fol. 2, no. 30 (£36). — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 96. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_11361).


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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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¶ Aristotle — Nicomachean ethics (15th century) [MS]

August 31, 2017

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Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics.

Illuminated manuscript. Fifteenth century. 152 leaves.

Bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: John A. Wigan. — Philip Augustus Hanrott. — Hanrott sale, Evans, 16 July 1833, lot 1418 (sold to Henry G. Bohn for £1 19s.). — Henry G. Bohn. — Bohn sale, Sotheby, 9 May 1870, lot 8819 (sold to Bernard Quaritch). — Quaritch. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 71 (sold to Leighton for £7 5s.). — Preston A. Perry. — Perry sale, Anderson Galleries, 21 April 1908, lot 271 (sold to Charles Eliot Norton). — Charles Eliot Norton. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (MS. Lat. 266) [purchased by Friends of Library, 1908].

References: de Ricci, 1:999, Norton 2008. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_3920).

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¶ Fenestella — De magistratibus Romanorum (15th century)

July 24, 2017

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Fenestella, Lucius [A. D. Floccus]. De magistratibus Romanorum.

Illuminated manuscript. Venice, third quarter of 15th century. 44 leaves.

Provenance: Erizzo family, of Venice. — Leighton catalogue, A List of Interesting Books (1889), item 727 (£5 15s.) — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 297 (sold to Buchanan for £13). — T. R. Buchanan. — Bodleian Library (MS. Buchanan e. 15) [given to the Bodleian by his widow, Mrs. E. O. Buchanan, 1941].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 3, no. 42 (£15). — Kidd, pp. 97–101. — Schoenberg (SDBM_231653).


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¶ St. Jerome — Vitas sanctorum patrum (c. 1490–92)

July 18, 2017

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Vitas sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum. Trans. Domenico Calvaca. [Venice: Giovanni Ragazzo?, c. 1490–92.]

Illustrated. With a bibliographical note by Cockerell.

Provenance: William Horatio Crawford. — Crawford sale, Sotheby, 12 March 1891, lot 1556 (sold to Ellis for 14s.). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 596 (sold to Quaritch for £35). — Quaritch. — British Museum (purchased from Quaritch, May 1899). — British Library (IB 23757).

References: BMC, 5:501. — ISTC (ih00231500). — MS catalogue (2), no. 371 (with one X beside the title).


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¶ Poggio — De varietate fortune (1455) [MS]

July 17, 2017

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Poggio, Bracciolini [Joannes Poggius Florentinus]. De varietate fortune.

Illuminated manuscript. Florence, 1455. 123 leaves.

Provenance: Fruosino and/or his son Girolamo da Panzano. — Dominican convent of San Marco, Florence. — Guglielmo Libri (?). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 863 (sold to Buchanan for £12 12s.). — T. R. Buchanan. — Bodleian Library (MS. Buchanan d. 4) [given to the Bodleian by his widow, Mrs. E. O. Buchanan, 1941].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 5, no. 70 (£5). — Kidd, pp. 9–12. — MS catalogue (2), no. 856 (where it is dated 1477). — Schoenberg (SDBM_231332).

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¶ Bruni — Historiarum Florentini populi (c. 1440–50) [MS]

July 17, 2017

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Bruni, Leonardo [Leonardus Aretinus]. Historiarum Florentini populi libri XII [and] Rerum suo tempore gestarum commentarius.

Illuminated manuscript. Florence, c. 1440–50. 261 leaves.

Provenance: John Adrian Louis Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun and 1st Marquis of Linlithgow. — Hopetoun sale, Sotheby, 25 February 1889, lot 288 (sold to Leighton for £12 10s.) — Leighton. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 131 (sold to Buchanan for £25). — T. R. Buchanan. — Bodleian Library (MS. Buchanan c. 1) [given to the Bodleian by his widow, Mrs. E. O. Buchanan, 1941].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 1, no. 6 (£10 10s.). — Kidd, pp. 1–7. — Schoenberg (SDBM_231330).

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¶ Cicero — De officiis (1480)

June 23, 2017

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

This book was not sold by Sotheby in 1898, probably because Morris had disposed of it before his death. However, he owned another copy which did in fact appear in the Sotheby sale.

References: ISTC (ic00589000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 694 (with an X beside it).

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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: Ellis valuation, fol. 34 (£1). — ISTC (ic00589000).

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[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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¶ Aquinas (1480) and Rolewinck (1479)

June 21, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Aquinas, Thomas, Saint. Super quarto libro Sententiarum Petri Lombardi. Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 2 February 1480.

Illustrated. The date 1484 in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue is an error.

Reference: ISTC (it00170000).

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[2] Rolevinck, Werner [Werner Rolewinck]. Fasciculus temporum. [Cologne]: Heinrich Quentell, 1479.

Reference: ISTC (ir00259000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1168 (sold to Waring for £12). — Waring. — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 6 February 1914, lot 1667. — National Art Library, Victorian and Albert Museum (RC.S.16).


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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.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 31 (5s.). — ISTC (ia00933000).

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[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.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 35 (10s). — ISTC (id00206000).

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

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 35 (no price given). — ISTC (id00205000).

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

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 33 (no price given). — 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.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 32 (10s.) [bound with Maffei below]. — ISTC (ib00482000).

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

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 32 (10s.) [bound with Beroaldo above]. —  ISTC (im00015000).

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

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 41 (£1). — 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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¶ 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: Ellis valuation, fol. 35 (10s.). — 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.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 36 (no price given).


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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¶ Gellius — Noctes Atticae (1472)

May 15, 2017

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Gellius, Aulus. Noctes Atticae. Ed. Johannes Andreas. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 6 August 1472.

Provenance: Duke of Sunderland. — Sir Edward Sullivan. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 543 (sold to Leighton for £9 10s.). — Henry Yates Thompson. — Trinity College Library, Cambridge (VI.18.24) [gift in memory of Thompson, after 1928].

References: ISTC (ig00119000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 966 (with one X beside it) [where it is dated 1482].


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¶ Rolevinck and others

May 8, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Rolevinck, Werner [Werner Rolewinck]. Fasciculus temporum. Strassburg: Johann Prüss, 1487.

Illustrated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 11b, no. 138 (£3). — ISTC (ir00273000).

Digital version: ULD.

[2] Auerbach, Johannes. Processus iudiciarius. [Strassburg: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, c. 1488–89.]

This title was issued as part of a collection of legal works; hence no imprint is listed in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue.

Reference: ISTC (im00759000).

Digital version: BSB.

[3] Attavanti, Paolo [Paulus, Florentinus]. Breviarium totius juris canonici. Memmingen: Albrecht Kunne, 1486.

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ip00180000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 528 (sold to Leighton for £1 19s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 938, p. 86 (all three titles, with an X beside them).


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¶ Vegio and St. Basil

April 20, 2017

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[1] Vegio, Maffeo [Maphaeus Vegius]. Philalethes. [Nuremberg: Johann Müller, c. 1474–75.]

References: Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German) 2, no. 458. — ISTC (iv00114000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Basil, Saint [Basilius Magnus]. De legendis antiquorum libris. [Nuremberg : Johann Müller, c. 1474.]

References: Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German) 2, no. 421. — ISTC (ib00272000).

Digital version: BSB.


Inscribed “to Charles Fairfax Murray from William Morris 1895.”.

Provenance: Benedictbeuren Abbey near Munich. — Morris. — Charles Fairfax Murray (gift from Morris, 1895). — Sotheby, 18 July 1919 (sold to Quaritch for £11). — Volbehr. — Huntington Library (84743) and Huntington Library (84744) [purchased from Volbehr, 21 March 1925].

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¶ Gregory IX — Decretales (1473)

April 20, 2017

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Gregory [Gregorius] IX, Pope. Decretales, cum glossa. Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 23 November 1473.

Provenance: Carthusians, Nuremberg. — Christian Gottlieb Schwarz. — Saxon Royal Library, Dresden. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 564 (sold to Maggs for £8 15s.) — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 26 November 1917, lot 3207 (sold to Quaritch for £42). — Herschel V. Jones. — Parke-Bernet, 28 January 1947, lot 54. — Carrie Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, Christie (New York), 22 October 1987, lot 11. — Dr. Martin Schøyen. — Schøyen sale, Sotheby, 12 December 1991, lot 25. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 26b (£2 10s.). — ISTC (ig00447000).

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

April 19, 2017

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Jacobus, de Voragine. Legenda aurea sanctorum. Ulm: Johann Zainer, [not after 1478].

With Morris book label and signed “William Morris Kelmscott House Upper Mall Hammersmith 1890.”

Provenance: James Elwin Millard. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1201 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 5.e.6 (SR)).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 28b (£2). — ISTC (ij00091000 ) — MS catalogue (2), no. 927, p. 94 (with an X beside it). — Poynter, no. 606.


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¶ Institoris (1494) and Gaza (1521)

April 12, 2017

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The following titles were bound together when Morris owned them but were later separated, probably when Malleus maleficarum was rebacked:

[1] Institoris, Heinrich [Henricus], and Jakob [Jacobus] Sprenger. Malleus maleficarum. Nuremburg: Anton Koberger, 17 March 1494.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 26b (£1). — ISTC (ii00166000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 940.

Digital version: ULD.

[2] Gaza, Theodorus. Grammaticae institutionis libri duo priores. Trans. Desiderius Erasmus. Basel: Johann Froben, 1521.

Illustrated.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Congregation of the Brothers of the Common Life in the Luchtenhofe in Bruhle in Hildesheim. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 493 (sold to Pickering for £1 1s.). — William Norton Bullard. — Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University (William Norton Bullard Collection, no. 654). [The present location of Gaza’s grammar is unknown.]


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¶ Justinus and Osorius

March 29, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Justinus, Marcus Junianus. Justinus historicus una cum L. Floro a Philippo Beroaldo correctus. Bologna, impressit Benedetto Faelli, 1505.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 37 (no price given).

[2] Orosius, Paulus. Historiae adversus paganos. Ed. Enea Volpi [Aeneas Vulpes]. Venice: Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, for Octavianus Scotus, 18 July 1499.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 39 (£1). — ISTC (io00100000).


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 739 (sold to Cockerell for £1 12s.). — Douglas Cockerell. — William Inglis Morse (purchased from Cockerell in 1936). — Dalhousie University Libraries (Special Collections PA 6445 J6; Cockerell 28) [acquired from Morse, 1936].


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¶ St. Albertus Magnus [two works]

March 24, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Albertus Magnus, Saint. Mariale. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1473.]

Reference: ISTC (ia00272000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Albertus Magnus, Saint. De laudibus Mariae. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1473.]

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 27b (£2). — ISTC (ia00247000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Cistercians of Furstenfeld. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 113 (sold to Walker for £2 4s.). — Emery Walker. — Casa del Libro, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


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¶ St. Ambrose — Hexameron (c. 1480–83)

March 20, 2017

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

Provenance: Cornelius Paine. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 119 (sold to Rega for 19s.). — British Library [purchased in April 1899].

References: BMC 1:255–56. — ISTC (ia00557000).

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¶ Donatus — Commentarius in Terentii Comoedias (1472?)

March 6, 2017

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Donatus, Aelius. Commentarius in Terentii Comoedias. Ed. Raphael Zovenzonius. [Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, [c. 1472].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1151 (sold to Leighton for £3 12s. 6p.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 35 (£1). — ISTC (id00353000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 681.


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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).

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¶ Caesar — Commentarii (1471)

February 15, 2017

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Caesar, Julius. Commentarii. Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1471.

Provenance: Lord Auchinleck (Alexander Boswell). — Julia (Boswell) Mounsey. — Boswell sale, Sotheby, 23–26 June 1893, lot 242 (sold to Bernard Quaritch for £8 10s.). — Quaritch. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL749).

References: ISTC (ic00017000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 290.

Digital version: Bibliothèque Mazarine.

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¶ Aquinas — Summa theologiae (1467)

February 15, 2017

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Aquinas, Thomas, Saint. Summa theologiae: Pars secunda: prima pars. Mainz : Peter Schoeffer, 6 March 1467.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1163 (sold to Bain for £34). — Bonham, 28 June 1996, lot 68 (sold for £32,000). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 26b (£15). — ISTC (it00209000).

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¶ Lucan — Lucan, Suetone, et Salluste (1490)

February 14, 2017

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Lucan [Marcus Annaeus Lucanus]. Lucan, Suetone, et Salluste. Paris: Pierre Le Rouge, for Antoine Vérard, 22 December 1490.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Mogan. — Morgan Library (ChL1461).

References: ISTC (il00312000). — Morgan Catalogue, 2, no. 498.

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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).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 25b (£2 10s.). — ISTC (ir00150000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 104 (with two X’s beside the title).

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¶ Biblia: Novum Testamentum (1475–77?)

January 26, 2017

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Biblia: Novum Testamentum. [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, between 1475 and November 1477.]

With bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennet. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1077 (sold to Quaritch for £8 10s.). — Bernard Quaritch. — British Library (IA. 49231) [purchased May 1899].

References: BMC, 9:157–58. — Ellis valuation, fol. 42, (£5). — ISTC (ib00650500).


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¶ Tartagni — Consiliorum volumen (1477)

January 26, 2017

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Tartagni, Alessandro [Alexander Tartagnus]. Consiliorum volumen. Venice: Jacobus Rubeus, 23 December 1477.

With an invoice from G. P. Wakley to Morris for house repairs, 14 December 1894, tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1150 (sold to Leighton for £1 12s.). — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 22 November 1917, lot 3783 (sold to Merton). — Chapin Library, Williams College (Inc T20 fffolio).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 42 (£1). — ISTC (it00021000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 348 (with two X’s next to it).

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¶ Vincent, of Beauvais — Speculum historiale (1473)

January 24, 2017

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Vincent, of Beauvais [Vincentius Bellovacensis]. Speculum historiale. Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, [1473].

Provenance: Thomas Brouer. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1192 (sold to Stevens for £36). — New York Public Library (*KB+ 1473 (Vincentius) [acquired December 1898].

Digital version: BSB (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4).


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¶ Sacro Bosco — Sphaera mundi (1490)

January 17, 2017

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Sacro Bosco, Joannes de. Sphaera mundi. Venice: [Bonetus Locatellus], for Octavianus Scotus, 4 October 1490.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL946).

References: ISTC (ij00409000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 347.

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¶ St. Antoninus — Confessionale (1472)

January 17, 2017

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Antoninus, Saint [Antoninus Florentinus]. Confessionale: Curam illius habe. Bologna: [Balthasar Azoguidus], 1472

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1195).

References: ISTC (ia00782000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 448.

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