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¶ Epistole et evangelii (1551)

January 12, 2018

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Epistole et Evangelii, et letioni vulgari in lingua thoscana, nuouamente ristampate. Florence: Giunti, 1551.

Illustrated. With letters from W. M. Ivins, Jr., to Sydney Cockerell, 4 November 1921; Cockerell to Ivins, 15 November 1921; and A. M. Hind to Ivins, 21 September 1931. Cockerell’s letter says, “Morris owned it as early as 1890 — It was not until 1892 that I started cataloguing this library & counting the cuts — & I do not know how he acquired it — When we sold the library in 1898 it was valued at £25.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 515 (sold to Quaritch for £89). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — William M. Ivins, Jr. — Newberry Library (VAULT Wing folio ZP 535 .G437).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 493 (with two X’s beside the title).


Sotheby 1898:

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¶ Gessner — Historiae animalium (1551)

January 29, 2015

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Gessner, Conrad [Gesnerus]. Conradi gesneri medici tigurini historiae animalium. 3 vols. Zurich: Christoph Froschauer, 1551, 1554, and 1555.

Illustrated. The title varies in each volume.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 547 (sold to Dawson for £3 10s.). — Unlocated.

Digital versions: E-Rara.

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