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¶ Olaus — Historia (1555)

March 26, 2015

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Olaus, Magnus. Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus, earumque diversis statibus, conditionibus, moribus, ritibus, superstitionibus. Rome: Giovanni Maria Viotti, 1555.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 781 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 3971/D).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 83 (with three X’s next to it).


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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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¶ Belon — L’histoire de la nature des oyseaux (1555)

October 16, 2014

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Belon, Pierre. L’ histoire de la nature des oyseaux, avec leurs descriptions, & naïfs portraicts retirez du naturel: escrite en sept livres. Paris: Gilles Corrozet, 1555.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 159 (sold to Ellis for £2 2s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: Gallica.

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¶ Lydgate — Auncient historie (1555)

August 16, 2014

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Lydgate, John, trans. The auncient historie and onely trewe and syncere cronicle of the warres betwixte the Grecians and the Trojans. [London: printed by Thomas Marshe], 1555.

Note by Morris in MS catalogue (1): “imperfect & a poor copy otherwise.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 10s). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 775 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (£1 10s.). — ESTC (S107244). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 14v.

Digital version: EEBO.


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