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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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¶ 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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¶ Adamant, Manfredi, and Aristotle

March 27, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

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

[2] Manfredi, Girolamo. Opera nova intitulata: il perche, utilissima ad intendere le cagioni de molte cose: & maximamente alla conservatione della sanita: et phisionomia. Venice: Francesco Bindoni, 22 October 1523.

[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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¶ St. Thomas Aquinas — Liber nomine secunde secunde (1520)

September 12, 2016

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Aquinas, Thomas, Saint. Liber nomine secunde secunde collatis duobus exemplaribus. Paris: apud Claude Chevallon, 1520.

Provenance: Abbaye de La Ramée. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1165 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 234 (sold to Cleverdon for £ 1 10s.). — Cardiff University Library (Special Collections BX1749.T4 ).


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¶ Dictys cretensis de bello troiano (1520)

May 2, 2016

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Dictys cretensis de bello troiano. Lyon: J. Marion for R. Morin, 1520.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 285 (sold to Heppenstal for £3 3s.). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Unlocated.

Reference: Fairfax Murray Catalogue (French), I, no. 124.


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¶ Cicero and Erasmus

October 5, 2015

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Four books bound together in one volume:

[1] Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De amicitia. De Senectute. Paradoxa. Strasbourg: Johannis Knobloch and Paulus Getz, November, 1520.

[2] Erasmus, Desiderius. Brevissima maximeque compendiaria confidendarum epistolarum formula. Mainz: Schoeffer, February 1522.

[3] Erasmus, Desiderius. De ratione studii. Strasbourg: Johannes Knobloch, November 1521.

[4] Erasmus, Desiderius. Querela pacis, undique gentium eiectae profligataeque. Strasbourg: Johannes Knobloch, March 1522.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 211 (sold to Downing for £1 13s.). — W. T. Smedley. — Folger Library (Bd.w. PA6304 .L2 1520 Cage).


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¶ Dares, Phrigius — De bello Trojano historia (c. 1519–22)

March 30, 2015

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Dares, Phrigius. De bello Trojano historia. [Lyon: printed by Jean Marion for Romain Morin, c. 1519–22.]

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 279 (sold to Breslauer for £1 12s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ La bible (1520)

March 27, 2015

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Le premier [second] volume de la bible en francoiz. 2 vols. in 1. Paris: Jean Petit, 23 October 1520.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Cesar de Missy. — Robert Harley. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 186 (sold to Leighton for £4). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 801 (with two X’s beside it).


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¶ Lancelot du lac (1513–20)

February 6, 2015

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Le premier [second, tiers] volume de Lancelot du lac. 3 vols. in 1. Paris: Michel and Philippe Le Noir, 1513–20.

Illustrated. Three catalogue clippings about the book tipped in at back of book.

Provenance: Adolph Audinet. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 747 (sold to Hayley for £13). — Hayley. — Robert Steele. — May Morris [gift from Steele?]. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Digital version: Gallica.

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¶ Patrizi — Livre tres fructeux et utille (1520)

October 20, 2014

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Patrizi, Francesco. Livre tres fructueux et utille a toutes personnes de linstitution et administration de la chose publicque. Paris: Pierre Vidoue for Galliot du Pre, 30 April 1520.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 936 (sold to Leighton for £9 5s.). — Lawrence Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 5 December 1906, lot 482 (sold to Quaritch for £16 16s.) — Unlocated.


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¶ St. Basil — Opera plane divina (1520)

October 7, 2014

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Basil, Saint [Basilius Magnus]. Opera plane divina: variis e locis sedulo collecta. [Paris]: Jodocus Badius Ascensius, 1520.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 156 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Peter Martyr — Nova epistola (1520?)

September 12, 2014

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Martyr, Peter [Petrus Martyr]. Nova epistola Polyphemi ad Galatheam. [Rome: J. Besicken, 1520?]

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

Reference: Morgan Cat. 2, no. 276.

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¶ St. Albans chronicle (1520)

August 1, 2014

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Here begynneth a shorte and a breve . . . [Saint Albans chronicle]. London: Wynkyn de Worde, 1520.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 356 (sold to Leighton for £10 10s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (£15). — ESTC (S111214).

Digital version: EEBO.


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