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¶ Boccaccio — Decameron (1587)

August 29, 2016

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. Il Decameron. Florence: Nella stamperia de’ Giunti, February 1587.

Provenance: George Lyle Galbraith. — Morris. — James William Ellsworth. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (1972 651).

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¶ Holinshed — Chronicles (1587)

October 3, 2014

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Holinshed, Raphael. The first and second volumes of chronicles, comprising 1 The description and historie of England, 2 The description and historie of Ireland, 3 The description and historie of Scotland. 3 vols. in 2. London: printed by Henry Denham for John Harison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henry Denham, and Thomas Woodcock, 1587.

Morris signature in each volume. Note in MS catalogue (1): “Some p.p. made up from a shorter copy.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £6 6s.. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 602 (sold to Dawson for £5 5s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (£8). — ESTC (S122178). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 9. — MS catalogue (2), no. 363 (with three X’s next to it).

Digital version: EEBO.


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