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¶ Gower — Confessio amantis (1554)

November 2, 2015

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Gower, John. Confessio amantis. London: Thomas Berthelette, 12 March 1554.

Provenance: Daines Barrington. — W. H. Ireland. — Morris (purchased for £4 14s. 6d.). — Edward Burne Jones (presentation inscription from Morris, 1884). — James Burleigh. — Donald and Mary Hyde. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (*2003J-FGY21).

References: ESTC (S120946). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 82 (with three X’s beside it).

Digital version: EEBO.

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¶ Johannes, Magnus — Gothorum Sueonumque historia (1554)

April 3, 2015

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Johannes, Magnus. Gothorum Sueonumque historia. Rome: Jo. Mariem de Viottis, 1554.

Illustrated. With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 780 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 3969/D).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 87 (with three X’s next to it).

Digital version: Google.

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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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¶ Caxton — Foure sonnes of Aimon (1554)

August 20, 2014

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Caxton, William, trans. The right plesaunt and goodly historie of the foure sonnes of Aimon. [London]: printed by William Copland for Robert Toye, 1554.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Sir William Hamilton. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 152 (sold to Pickering for £81). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1025a (£110). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (S90347) [three variant colophons].


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¶ Boccaccio — Treatise (1554)

July 31, 2014

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. A treatise excellent and compendious, shewing and declaring, in maner of tragedye, the falles of sondry most notable princes and princesses with other nobles, through ye mutabilitie and change of unstedfast fortune together with their most detestable [and] wicked vices. Trans. John Lydgate. London: Richard Tottell, 1554.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £3). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 305 (sold to Tregaskis for £7). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (£5). — ESTC (S122339). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10v.


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