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¶ Fuchs — De historia stirpium commentarii insignes (1542)

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Fuchs, Leonhart. De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. Basel: Insingrin, 1542.

Illustrated. Inscribed “to May Morris from William Morris May 3rd 1890.” Note by Morris on flyleaf: “I gave this book to my daughter on the occasion of my buying a fine copy in a very handsome contemporary binding. So that it was not much of a gift after all. WM.” (See first photo below.) Tipped in, on a sheet of 26 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, stationery, is a group of pencil drawings (presumably by Morris) of flowers and leaves. (See second photo below.)

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Digital copy: Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor)
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Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor)
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¶ Fuchs — De historia stirpium commentarii insignes (1542)

November 14, 2014

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Fuchs, Leonhart. De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. Basel: Insingrin, 1542.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 536 (sold to Bain for £56). — Martin Breslauer catalogue 102 (1971), no. 48 (£5,900). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 6b, no. 64 (£15).— MS catalogue (2), no. 106 (with two X’s next to it).

Digital copy: Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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Sotheby 1898:

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