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¶ Froissart — Cronycles (1525)

August 25, 2016

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Froissart, Sir John. Here begynneth the thirde and fourthe boke of sir Iohn Froissart of the cronycles of Englande, Fraunce, Spaygne, Portyngale, Scotlande, Bretayne, Flaunders, and other places adioynyng. Trans. Sir John Bourchier, Lord Berners. London: Richard Pinson, 1525.

Illustrated. The Sotheby 1898 description (see below) suggests that Morris’s copy was bound with a later edition of Books 1 and 2 (c. 1563) [ESTC].

Provenance: William H. Crawford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 535 (sold to Maine for £24). — James W. Ellsworth. — Harold Douthit. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (£26). — ESTC (S126450).

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¶ Dürer — Underweysung der Messung (1525)

June 7, 2016

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Dürer, Albrecht. Underweysung der Messung. [Nuremberg]: [no publisher named], 1525.

Illustrated. With bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 506 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 1918/D).


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¶ Tagliente — Lo presente libro (1525)

June 29, 2014

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Tagliente, Giovanni Antonio. Lo presente libro insegna la vera arte do lo excellente scrivere de diverse varie sorti di litere le quali se fano per geometrica ragione & con la presente opera ognuno le potra imparare impochi giorni pro lo amaistramento, ragione, & essempli, come qui seguente vederai. [Venice], 1525.

Bound with Arrighi, Il modo; Arrighi, La operina; Carpi, Thesauro.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 256 (part; sold to Leighton for £7 15s.). — Emery Walker. — May Morris [gift from Walker]. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (MR 38 b).

Reference: Osley, A. S. “The Kelmscott Manor Volume of Italian Writing Books.” Antiquaries Journal 64, pt. 2 (1984): 351–60.


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¶ Carpi — Thesauro de scrittori (1525)

June 29, 2014

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Carpi, Ugo da. Thesauro de scrittori: opera artificiosa laquale con grandissima arte, si per pratica come per geometria insegna a scrivere diverse sorte littere: cioe cancellarescha, merchantescha, formata, cursiva, antiqua, moderna, et bastarda de piu sorte: cum varii e bellissimi exempli. [Rome], 1525.

Bound with Arrighi, Il modo; Arrighi, La operina; Tagliente, Lo presente libro.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 256 (part; sold to Leighton for £7 15s.). — Emery Walker. — May Morris [gift from Walker]. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (MR 38 b).

Reference: Osley, A. S. “The Kelmscott Manor Volume of Italian Writing Books.” Antiquaries Journal 64, pt. 2 (1984): 351–60.


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