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¶ Froissart — Le premier volume de messire Jehan Froissart (1530)

November 16, 2017

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Froissart, Jean. Le premier [–quart] volume de messire Jehan Froissart, lequel traicte des choses dignes de memoire advenues, tant es pays de France, Angleterre, Flanders, Espaigne que Escoce, et autres lieux circonuoisins. 4 vols. in 1. Paris: A. Couteau for P. Le Preux, 2 September 1530.

Provenance: Charles Bathurst. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 534 (sold to Quaritch for £11). — Goldschmidt catalogue 83, no. 466. — Philip Hofer. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (f Typ 515.30.407).

References: Mortimer, Ruth. Harvard College Library Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts. 4 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964–74. (See no. 238.) — MS catalogue (2), no. 878 (with two X’s beside the title).


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¶ Stella, Lupoldus, and Nepos (16th century)

November 15, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Stella, Giovanni Battista. Vite ducentorum et triginta sumorum pontificu. Basel: Michael Furter, 1507.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 5b, no. 52 (£3).

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[2] Lupoldus, de Bebenburg. De juribus et translatione imperii. Strassberg: Schürer, 1508.

[3] Nepos, Cornelius. Hic subnotata continentur Vita. M. Catonis. Ed. Thomas Wolff. Strassberg: Johann Pruss, 1505.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1071 (sold to Walker for £3 3s.). — Emery Walker. — Unlocated.


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¶ Livy — Hystory of two the moste noble captaynes of the world (1590)

November 15, 2017

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Livy [Titus Livius]. The hystory of two the moste noble captaynes of the world, Anniball and Scipio. Trans. Antony Cope. London: William How, 1590.

Misdated as “159” in MS catalogue (1) (see below).

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 1s). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S108670). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 13.

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¶ Ovid — Metamorphoseon (1515)

November 14, 2017

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Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Metamorphoseon. [Strasbourg]: Ioanne Schotto Argen. pressore, 1515.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 367 (with two X’s beside the title).

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¶ Cicero — Epistole familiares (1511)

November 14, 2017

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Cicero, Marcus Tullius [Marci Tullii Ciceronis]. Epistole familiares. Paris: Jean Petit, 1511.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 382 (with two X’s beside the title).

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¶ Macrobius — Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis (1550)

November 14, 2017

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Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius. Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis. Lyons: S. Gryphius, 1550.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 630 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions, 10 March 1939, no. 153 (£38). — McLeish catalogue 121, 19 May 1939, no. 226. — William Foot Walker. — York Minster (Old Library O X.H.7) [gift from Walker, 1993].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 69 (with three X’s next to the title).

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¶ Natali (1506) and Pseudo-Dionysius (1502)

November 10, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Natali, Pietro [Petro de Natalibus], ed. Catalogus sanctorum et gestorum eorum ex diversis voluminibus collectus. [Venice: L. de Giunta, 1506.]

Illustrated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 404 (with two X’s next to the title).

[2] Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite [Dionysii Areopagitae]. Caelestis hierarchia, Ecclesiastica hierarchia, Divina nomina, Mystica theologia, undecim epistolae. [Venice: Johannes Tacuinus de Cereto], 1502.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 915 (sold to Quaritch for £11). — Unlocated.


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¶ Nourry— Le grant kalendrier des bergiers (1510)

November 6, 2017

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Nourry, Claude. Le grant kalendrier des bergiers. Lyon: [Jean Bachelier?], 8 April 1510.

Illustrated. The book once had a note by Morris tipped in that cannot now be located. His book label has also gone missing, probably in a relatively recent rebinding.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 860 (with two X’s beside the title).

Provenance: Nicolas Yemeniz. — Yemeniz sale, Paris, Hôtel Druot, May 1867, lot 959. — Ambroise Firmin-Didot. — Quaritch catalogue, 31 March 1890 (£16 16s). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 255 (sold to B. F. Stevens for £44). — Robert Hoe. — Huntington Library (138664).

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¶ Torquemada — three tracts (c. 1510)

November 6, 2017

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The following tracts by Juan de Torquemada [Johannes de Turrecremata] are bound together. Since all three were issued at about the same time and the title-pages are very similar in appearance, it is possible they were intended by the publisher to form a single volume.

[1] Tractatus contra principales errores perfidi Machometi et Turchorum sive Sarracenorum. Paris: Guillaume Eustace, [c. 1510].

[2] Tractatus contra Judeos a quodam judeo nomine Samuel editus sermone arabico. Paris: Guillaume Eustace, [c. 1510].

[3] Dyalogus Christiani contra Sarracenos. Paris: Guillaume Eustace, [c. 1510].


Reference: Sayle, no. 235.

Provenance: Crofts. — Crofts sale, May 1783. — Guy Phillips. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1033 (sold to Money for £4 8s.). — Frank McClean. — Fitzwilliam Museum (Reference Collection) [McClean bequest, 1904].


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¶ Ponte — Invectiuum carmen (c. 1505)

November 2, 2017

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Ponte, Carmen [Petrus Pontanus]. Invectiuum carmen adversus discipulos atque Magistros qui tanta vecordia concitantur ut propter colorum selectus discidii quidpiam promoveant. Paris: Guillaume Le Rouge for Denis Roce, [c. 1505].

Provenance: Richard Heber. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (E2 48 A).

Reference: Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 559 (where it is dated c. 1512).

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¶ Ponte — Poëma de laudibus diva Genoves (1512)

November 2, 2017

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Ponte, Carmen [Petrus Pontanus]. Poëma de laudibus diva Genoves. Paris: G. Le Rouge for Denis Roce, 1512.

According to the Christie catalogue (see below), “Inserted at the end is a cut intended by William Morris to be used in his catalogue of his library. It is the device of John Skot, the printer of Every Man, and adapted from the device of Denis Roce.”

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 864 (sold to Ellis for £3). — Ellis. — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Murray sale, Christie, 18 March 1918, lot 622. — Unlocated.


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¶ Rampegolo — Figurarum Biblie (1511)

November 1, 2017

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Rampegolo, Antonio [Antonius Rampigollis]. Figurarum Biblie opus conducibile et perutile. Cologne: [Cornelius von Zierickzee], 1511.

Illustrated. The date given in the Sotheby catalogue is 1505, but we cannot find such an edition and have listed the 1511 edition instead.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 819 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 226 (sold to Eiseman for £2 ). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 7b, no. 81 (10s.) — MS catalogue (2), no. 981.

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¶ Hortulus anime (1511)

October 27, 2017

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Hortulus anime. Lyon: Jean Clein and Anton Koberger, 1511.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 442 (sold to Quaritch for £12). — Philip Hofer. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (Houghton Typ 515.11.455) [Hofer bequest].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 31 (with two X’s next to it). — Mortimer, Ruth. Harvard College Library Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts. 4 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964–74. (See no. 318.)


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Verdizotti — Cento favole bellisime (1577)

October 25, 2017

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Verdizotti, Giovanni Mario. Cento favole bellissime de’ piu illustri antichi e moderni autore Greci e Latini. Venice: Giordano Ziletti, 1577.

Note by Dorothy Walker on flyleaf: “Bought at the sale of books from Kelmscott Manor 1939.” However, it seems not to appear in the 1939 auction catalogues after Mary Lobb’s death.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale, 1939 (?). — Dorothy Walker (purchased at sale). — Elizabeth de Haas. — Emery Walker House.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 757 (with three X’s beside the title).

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¶ Vitruvius — Di archiettura (1535)

October 25, 2017

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Vitruvius Pollio. Di archiettura. Venice: N. de Aristotele detto Zoppino, 1535.

Illustrated. Two inscriptions on final (blank) page mentioning Sig. Antonio Mocenigo and Sig. Zuanne Scalfavoto. With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1197 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 6647/D).

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¶ Regiomontanus, Puerbach, and Stoeffler (1496–1514)

October 24, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Regiomontanus, Joannes. Epitoma in Almagestum Ptolemaei. Venice: Johannes Hamman for Kaspar Grossch and Stephan Roemer, 31 August 1496.

Reference: ISTC (ir00111000).

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[2] Puerbach, Georg von. Tabulae eclypsium. Vienna: J. Winterburger, 15 April 1514.

[3] Stoeffler, Johannes. Tabulae astronomicae. Tübingen: T. Anshelmus, 1514.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 982 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6 10s.) — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (5.b.2 (SR)).


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¶ Terentius — Le grant therẽce (1539)

October 24, 2017

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Terence [Terentius]. Le grant therẽce en francoys tãt en rime que en prose nouuellement imprime a Paris. [Paris:] G. Bossozel, 1539.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Duc de la Valliere. — Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1153 (sold to Ellis for £13). — Unlocated.


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¶ Pérez de Valencia — Expositiones in psalmos Davidi (1512)

October 23, 2017

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Pérez de Valencia, Jaime [Jacobus Perez de Valentia]. Expositiones in psalmos Davidi. Lyon: Bernard Rosier and Jean Thomas for Etienne Gueynard, 29 October and 15 November 1512.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 858 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 232 (sold to Eiseman for £2). — H. P. Kraus catalogue 66 (1954?), no. 516 ($135) [HathiTrust] . — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 941.


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Dit sijn die hondert articulen (early 16th century)

October 18, 2017

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Dit sijn die hondert articulen van der passien ons heeren Ihesu Christi. Leyden: Peter Jansoon, n.d. [probably early 16th century].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 633 (sold to Ellis for £1 12s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 2b, no. 16 (£1).


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¶ Exemplification (1564) [MS]

October 14, 2017

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Exemplification.

Illuminated manuscript. Spain, perhaps Seville, 1564. 27 leaves.

This manuscript has a mysterious history. Since it does not appear in the 1898 Sotheby sale and is not mentioned in Bennett’s privately printed catalogue of his collection, it seems likely that Morris gave or sold the manuscript to a friend before his death. The full entry in Clapinson and Rogers (see below) reads: “53031 Exemplification, on vellum, of an inspeximus by Philip II of charters of the monastery of St. Mary of Graces and the Redemption of the Captives, Seville, 1564. i + 27 leaves. Owned by William Morris; bought from Mrs. S. Vansluis, 1951. MS. Spanish c. 15.”

Provenance: Morris. — Mrs. S. Vansluis. — Bodleian Library (MS. Spanish c. 15) [purchased from Vansluis, 1951].

Reference: Clapinson, Mary, and T. D. Rogers. Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford: Acquisitions, 1916–1975. 3 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991. (See 2:1170.)

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¶ de Sevilla — Carta del testamento (1595)

October 4, 2017

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de Sevilla, Gabriel Luys. Carta del testamento..

Manuscript. Seville, 1595.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 342 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Catalogue of monasteries (early 16th century) [MS]

October 2, 2017

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A catalogue of European monasteries and their possessions.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, early 16th century. 99 leaves.

Provenance: Pope Julian II (Giuliano della Rovere). — W. H. Crawford. — Crawford sale, Sotheby 12 March 1891, lot 2244 (sold for £32). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 904 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £30). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — John Roland Abbey. — Abbey sale, part 10, 20 June 1978, lot 2990. — Unlocated.

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_5699).


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¶ Medicinarius (1509) and Ficino (1508)

June 22, 2017

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The following titles are bound together (both illustrated, with a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell):

[1] Medicinarius. Das Buch der Gesuntheit. Liber de arte distillandi simplicia et composita. Strassburg: J. Grüninger, 1509.

[2] Ficino, Marcilio [Marsilius Ficinus]. Das Buch des Lebens. Strassburg: J. Grüninger, 1508.


Provenance: Edward Hailstone. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 726 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB/D 1113/D).


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¶ Caviceo — Dialogue treselegant intitule le Peregrin (1527)

June 21, 2017

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Caviceo, Jacopo. Dialogue treselegant intitule le Peregrin. Paris: Galliot du Pre, 1527.

Illustrated. With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, Count of Toulouse. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 346 (sold to Quaritch for £8 10s.). — Bernard Quaritch. — British Library (General Reference Collection C.38.g.6.) [purchased from Quaritch, 1899].


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¶ L’hystoire & cronique du noble et vaillant Baudouyn (16th cent.)

June 12, 2017

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L’hystoire & cronique du noble et vaillant Baudouyn, conte de Flandres, lequel espousa le diable. Paris: Jehan Bonfons, n.d. [mid-16th century].

Illustrated.

Provenance: William H. Crawford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 81 (sold to Leighton for £7 15s.). — Charles Butler. — Eduardo J. Bullrich. — Royal Library of Belgium (Bibliothèque royale / Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Brussels) (LP 14.237 A (RP)).

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¶ Lemaire de Belges — Illustrations de Gaule et singularitez de Troye (1533)

June 9, 2017

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Lemaire de Belges, Jean. Le premier [-tiers] livre des illustrations de Gaule et singularitez de Troye. 3 vols. Paris: Ambroise Girault libraire, 1533.

Illustrated. The second and third volumes are entitled Le traicte de la difference des scismes et des concilles de leglise and L’epistre du roy a Hector de Troye respectively, but the three volumes seem also to have been issued separately.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 661 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 16s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — H. P. Kraus. — Kraus inventory sale, Sotheby (New York), 4 December 2003, lot 85. — 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: ISTC (id00448000). — Thatcher 1, no. 579.

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[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.

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[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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¶ Suetonius — Omnia quam antehac emendatiora (1533)

June 2, 2017

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Suetonius. Omnia quam antehac emendatiora. Annotationes Des. Erasmi & Egnatii cognitu dignae. Basel: Froben and Episcopius, July 1533.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 924 (with two X’s next to the title).

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¶ Grapaldi — De partibus aedium (1506)

May 29, 2017

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Grapaldi, Francisco Mario [Marius Grapaldus]. De partibus aedium. Parma: Franciscus Ugoletus, 1506.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 469 (sold to Tregaskis for £5 10s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 190 (£9 17s. 6d.). — George Dunn. — E. P. Goldschmidt. — J. R. Abbey. — Abbey sale, Sotheby, 19–21 June 1967, part 3, lot 1877. — Unlocated.


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¶ Macrobius etc.

May 29, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius. In Somnium Scipionis M. Tullii Ciceronis libri duo, et saturnaliorum lib. VII. Paris: Jodocus Ascensius Badius, 1524.

Illustrated.

Digital version: Gallica.

[2] Velleius Paterculus. Historiae Romanae duo volumina. Basel: Johann Froben, 1520.

Illustrated.

[3] Herodotus. Historiarum patris Musae. Paris: Jodocus Ascensius Badius and Johann Parvus, August 1528.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 779 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — J. R. Abbey. — Abbey sale, Sotheby, 21 June 1965, part 1, lot 546 (sold for £78 [?]). — Unlocated.


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¶ Mizauld (four titles)

May 16, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Mizauld, Antoine [Antonius Mizaldus]. Secretorum agri enchiridion primum, hortorum curam. Paris: F. Morellus, 1560.

[2] Mizauld, Antoine. De hortensium arborum insitione opusculum. Paris: F. Morellus, 1560.

[3] Mizauld, Antoine. Alexikepus, seu auxiliaris hortus, extemporanea morborum remedia ex singulorum viridariis facile comparanda paucis proponens. Paris: F. Morellus, 1565.

[4] Mizauld, Antoine. Nova et mira artificia comparandorum fructuum, olerum, radicum, uvarum et aliorum hortensium. Paris: F. Morellus, 1564.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 644 (sold to Cotton for 6s.). — Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden (SB317.8 .M59 1560) [acquired from W. Junk, Berlin, 1902].


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¶ Saint-Gelais — Le vergier d’honeur (1523?)

May 15, 2017

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Saint-Gelais, Octavien de. Le vergier d’honeur nouvellement imprime a Paris. Paris: Philippe Le Noir, n.d. [1523?].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Marquis de Villeneuve de Bargemont. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 994 (sold to Heppenstal for £11 5s.). — Pickering & Chatto, Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, 1900, no. 1115 (£16 16s.) [Google]. — Michael Tomkinson. — Dyson Perrins (gift from Tomkinson). — Second Perrins sale, Sotheby, 1946, lot 416. — Quaritch list 645 (1947), no. 994. — Douglas Gordon. — University of Virginia Library, Gordon Collection (Gordon 1520 .S3).


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¶ Spagnoli — De peccatis (1507)

May 9, 2017

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Spagnoli, Giovanni Battista [Baptista Spagnuoli Mantuanus]. De peccatis. Paris: Robert de Gourmont for Denis Roce, 1507.

We have so far been unable to identify this book. Roce published several works by Spagnoli in 1507 but none with the title De peccatis.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 671 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 154 (with two X’s beside it).


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¶ Arte para bien confessar (and another title)

May 3, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Arte para bien confessar. [Seville?: Jacob Cromberger?, between 1511 and 1515.]

Illustrated.

[2] Villegas, Pedro Fernández de. Flosculus sacramentorum. Paris: Rembolt, 1510.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 73 (sold to Quaritch for £3). — Biblotheca Hispana, Quaritch catalogue [1899], no. 144 (£1 16s.). — British Library (C.107.b.22(1)) [acquired 1899].


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¶ Pliny and Boccaccio

May 2, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Pliny, the Elder [Plinius]. Historiae naturalis libri xxxvii. Venice: Melchiorem Sessam, 20 August 1513.

Illustrated.

[2] Boccaccio, Giovanni. Genealogie cum micantissimis arborum effigiacionibus cuiusque gentilis dei progeniem. Paris: Paris: Louis Hornken and Denis Roce, 1511.


Provenance: Dr. Franz Weber. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 956 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [Pliny] [Boccaccio] (Closed stores EPB / D 5114/D).


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¶ Les prophecies de Merlin (1503?)

May 1, 2017

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Les prophecies de Merlin. Paris: Antoine Verard, 1498 [really after July 1503].

Vol. 3 only. The book is apparently misdated because the colophon of the first edition (1498) [ISTC] is reprinted.

Provenance: De Bourgevin de Vailart de Moligny. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (E1 12A).

Reference: Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 549.

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¶ Stoeffer and others

April 28, 2017

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The following titles are bound together (all illustrated, with a bibliographical note by Cockerell):

[1] Stoeffler, Johann [Joannis Stoefleri]. In Procli Diadochi, authoris gravissimi Sphaeram mundi, omnibus numeris longè absolutissimus commentarius. [Tübingen, 1534.]

[2] Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolomaeus]. Cl. Ptolomaei pheludiensis Alexandrini philosophi et mathematici excellentissimi phaenomena, stellarum MXXII. Cologne: Agrippinae, 1537.

[3] Hyginus, C. Julius. Fabularum liber eiusdem poeticon astronomicon, libri quatuor. Basel: Johannes Herwagen, 1535.

[4] Boccaccio, Giovanni. De montium, silvarum, fontium, lacuum, fluviorum, stagnorum et marium nominibus Joannis bocatii peri genealogias deorum, libri quindecim. Basel: Johannes Herwagen, 1532.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 6b, no. 61 (£2).


Provenance: Wolfgang Gabelchover. — Heinrich August Krippendorf. — Dr. Georg Kloss. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1140 (sold to Thomson for £4 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 6104/D).


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¶ Virgil and More

April 13, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Virgil. Anglicae historiae libri Ulgintiseptem. Basel: Michael Isengrin,
1556.

[2] More, Sir Thomas. Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras pervenerunt, Latina opera. Louvain: Petrus Zangrius, 1565.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1186 (sold to Maggs for £2 2s.). — Unlocated.


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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: 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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¶ Hieronymus etc.

April 10, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Hieronymus, von Rebdorf. Panis quotidianus de tempore. Augsburg: Heinrich Gran and Johann Rynmann, 1509.

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Sermones [. . . ] hyemalis estivalis (de sanctis). Augsburg: Heinrich Gran and Johann Rynmann, 1509.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 855 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £8). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 227 (sold to Eiseman for £ 5 5s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Natalibus and Pseudo-Dionysius

April 7, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Natalibus, Petrus de. Catalogus sanctorum et gestorum eorum ex diuersis voluminibus collectus. Venice: printed by L. de Guinta for B. de Zanis, 1506.

Illustrated.

[2] Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite. Caelestis hierarchia. Ecclesiastica hierarchia. Divina nomina. Mystica theologia. Undecim epistolae. Venice: Johannes Tacuinus de Cereto, 1502.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 915 (sold to Quaritch for £11). — Unlocated.


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¶ Ceva

April 6, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Ceva, Bonifacio da. Excellentissimum opus de perfectione christiana. Paris: Johannis Parvi, 1517.

Illustrated.

Digital version: EEB.

[2] Ceva, Bonifacio da. Viatice excursiones ad reverendi in Christo patris et domini. Paris: Jean Petit, 1515.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 264 (sold to Breslauer for £5). — Unlocated.


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¶ Tibullus and Martial

April 5, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Tibullus. Elegiarum libri quatuor et una cum Val. Catulli epigrammatis, nec non et Sex. Propertii libri quatuor elegiaci. Venice: Guglielmo da Fontaneto Montisferrati, 12 June 1520

Illustrated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 469, with two X’s beside the title.

[2] Martial. Epigrammata libri xiii. Venice: Georgium de Rusconibus, 1513.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1170 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Sauvage (1562)

April 4, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Sauvage, Denis. Cronique de Flandres, ancienement composée par autevr incertain, et novvellement mise en lumière. Lyon: Guillaume Roville, 1562.

[2] Sauvage, Denis, and Oliver de la Marche. Les memoires de Messire Olivier de la Marche. Lyon: Guillaume Roville, 1562.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1105 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Ovid

April 3, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Fastorum libri. Venice: Joannes Tacuinus da Trino, 1508.

Illustrated.

[2] Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Libri de tristibus. Venice: Joannes Tacuinus da Trino, 1511.

Illustrated.

[3] Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Libri de Ponto. Venice: Joannes Tacuinus da Trino, 1507.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 464, with two X’x beside the title.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 926 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Dionysius (1546–47 and 1549)

March 29, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Dionysius, of Halicarnassus. Antiquitatum Romanarum lib. X. 2 vols. Paris: Robertus Stephani, 1546–47. [In Greek.]

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 972.

[2] Dionysius, of Halicarnassus. Antiquitatum sive originum Romanarum libri X. Basel: Hieronymus Froben, 1549.


Provenance: John Hayford Thorold. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 394 (sold to Breslauer for £2). — William Mills Ivins. — E. A. Thompson. — Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University (AFJ3218/A OVERSIZE).


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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.

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

Reference: 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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¶ Adamant (1544), Scot (1523), and Aristotle (1520)

March 27, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Adamant [Adamantius Sophista]. Physiognomonicon. Basel: R. Winter, 1544.

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Scot, Michael [Michaelis Scoti]. Phisionomia. Paris: Jean Petit, [1524].

[3] Aristotle. Secreta secretorum. Paris: Galliot du Pré, 1520.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1 (sold to Quaritch for £1 10s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Livy — Decades tres cum dimidia (1539)

March 27, 2017

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Livy [Titus Livius]. Decades tres cum dimidia. Basel: Johannes Herwagen, 1539.

Provenance: Thomas Davies. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 759 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Stanford University Library (Rare Books KB1539 .L5 F).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 358 (with two X’s next to it).


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¶ Krämer — Sancte romane ecclesie fidei (1501)

February 21, 2017

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Krämer, Heinrich. Sancte romane ecclesie fidei defensionis clippeum adversus waldensium seu Pickardorum heresim. Olmütz: Conrad Baumgarten, 20 April 1501.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 721 (sold to Quaritch for £5 10s.). — Bernard Quaritch. — John Hay Library, Brown University (AmB 511).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 952A, p. 88.


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