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¶ Seneca — Workes (1620)

August 25, 2014

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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. The workes of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Ed. Thomas Lodge. London: printed by William Stansby, 1620.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1114 (sold to Pickering for £1 16s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52b (£1). — ESTC (S117064). — MS catalogue (2), no. 473 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Shakespeare — Comedies, histories, and tragedies (1685)

August 25, 2014

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Shakespeare, William. Mr. William Shakespear’s comedies, histories, and tragedies. 4th ed. London: printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1685.

The Fourth Folio. Morris book label and signatures: “William Morris” and “William Morris 26 Queen Square Bloomsbury.”

Provenance: Robert Bavand. — Morris (purchased for £4 4s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1119 (sold to Tregaskis for £17). — Willingham Franklin Rawnsley. — Folger Library (S2915 Fo.4 no.34).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52 (£5). [Note by Ellis: “No port.”] — ESTC (R25621). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 362.

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¶ Willughby — Ornithology (1678)

August 25, 2014

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Willughby, Francis. The ornithology of Francis Willughby . . . wherein all the birds hitherto known, being reduced into a method sutable to their natures, are accurately described. London: printed by A.C. for John Martyn, 1678.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1213 (sold to Pickering for £19). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 53b (£1). — ESTC (R9288). — MS catalogue (2), no. 682.

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¶ Howell — Lexicon tetraglotton (1659)

August 12, 2014

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Howell, James. Lexicon tetraglotton: an English–French–Italian–Spanish dictionary. London: printed by Thomas Leach, [1659].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898,lot 710 (sold to J. Jones for £2 12s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (£1 10s.). — ESTC (R188257). — MS catalogue (2), no. 397 (with three X’s next to it).


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¶ Howell — Paroimiographia: proverbs (1659)

August 12, 2014

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Howell, James. Paroimiographia: proverbs, or, old sayed sawes & adages, in English (or the Saxon toung) Italian, French and Spanish whereunto the British, for their great antiquity and weight are added. London: printed by J[ohn] G[rismond], 1659.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 709 (sold to Bain for £3 3s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (£1). — ESTC (R5378). — MS catalogue (2), no. 398 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Dampier — Voyages and descriptions (1699–1729)

July 31, 2014

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Dampier, William. Voyages and descriptions. 4 vols. London: printed for James Knapton, 1699–1729.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £2). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 228 (sold to Young for £3). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC. (The book has such a complicated history of publication that it is not easy to determine which of the editions listed in ESTC were owned by Morris.) — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10. — MS catalogue (2), no. 159.


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¶ Speed — Prospect (1631) and Theatre (1632)

July 4, 2014

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The following titles are bound together and were probably issued in a single volume (see ESTC):

[1] Speed, John. A prospect of the most famous parts of the world. London: printed by John Dawson for George Humble, 1631.

References: ESTC (S122258). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 14v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 400 (with three X’s next to it).

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[2] Speed, John. The theatre of the empire of Great Britaine. London: printed by John Dawson for George Humble, 1632 [misdated 1627].

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Reference: ESTC (S122267).

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Provenance: Nicolai von Bodeck. — Bodeck sale, Danzig, 5 December 1695. — Morris (purchased for £1 15s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1131 (sold to Leighton for £6 10s.). — Emery Walker. — Sotheby (London), 17 November 2015, lot 43 (estimate £70,000–£90,000). — Sotheby (London), 12 July 2016, lot 46 (estimate £60,000–£80,000, not sold). — Offered by David Crouch (dealer) at New York Antiquarian Book Fair, March 2018. — Unlocated.

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¶ Speed — History of Great Britaine (1614)

July 4, 2014

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Speed, John. The history of Great Britaine under the conquests of ye Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. London: printed [by William Hall and John Beale], and to be sold by John Sudbury and George Humble, [1614].

The Sotheby 1898 catalogue is inaccurate in describing Morris’s copy as incomplete; ESTC makes it clear that the pagination begins with p. 151.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1132 (part; sold to Massey for £2). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52b (no price). — ESTC (S122020). — MS catalogue (2), no. 392 [misdated 1644] (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Reynard the Fox (1672)

July 4, 2014

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The most pleasant and delightful history of Reynard the Fox. London: printed by A[nne]. M[axwell]. for Edward Brewster, 1672.

2 parts in 1 vol.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 881 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (R4861). — MS catalogue (2), no. 26 (with three X’s beside it).

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¶ Plutarch — Lives (1657)

July 4, 2014

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Plutarch [Plutarchus]. The lives of the noble Grecians and Romans. Trans. Sir Thomas North. London: printed by Abraham Miller, and to be sold by William Lee, 1657.

Morris’s note in MS catalogue (1): “very fine black morocco English binding.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 963 (sold to Clements for £4 5s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52b (£1). — ESTC (R18804). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10. — MS catalogue (2), no. 440.

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¶ Polybius — History (1634)

July 3, 2014

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Polybius. The history of Polybius the Megalopolitan. Trans. Edward Grimeston. London: printed by Nicholas Okes for Simon Waterson, 1634.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 966 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S1269). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 9v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 507 (with three X’s beside the title).

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¶ Tusser — Five hundred points (1672)

July 3, 2014

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Tusser, Thomas. Five hundred points of good husbandry. London: printed by T[homas]. R[atcliffe]. and M[ary]. D[aniel]. for the Company of Stationers, 1672.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 12s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1082 (sold to Maggs for £1 15s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 53b (no price). — ESTC (R7075). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 13v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 18 (with three X’s beside it).

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¶ Munday — History (1639)

July 3, 2014

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Munday, Anthony, trans. The first part of the no lesse rare, then excellent and stately history, of the famous and fortunate Prince Palmerin of England. 2 parts. London: printed by Ber. Alsop and Thomas Fawcett, 1639.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 854 (sold to Maggs for 15s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (S110235).

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¶ Pliny — Historie of the world (1601)

July 3, 2014

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Pliny, the Elder [Plinius]. The historie of the world. Trans. Philemon Holland. 2 vols. in 1. London: printed by Adam Islip, 1601.

Provenance: Earl of Salisbury. — Roland L. Redmond. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 958 (sold to J. Jones for £4 4s.). — Morgan Library (W 12 A).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52b (£1 10s.) [note by Cockerell: “Cost £2.16.-” ]. — ESTC (S115918).

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¶ Pinto — Voyages and adventures (1663)

July 3, 2014

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Pinto, Fernão Mendes. The voyages and adventures of Ferdinand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal during his travels for the space of one and twenty years in the kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indies. Trans. Henry Cogan. London: printed by J. Macock and to be sold by Henry Herringman, 1663.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 4s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 948 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2).— Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52b (£1). — ESTC (R221803). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11. — MS catalogue (2), no. 92 (with three X’s beside it).

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¶ Mexía — Historie of all the Romane emperors (1604)

July 3, 2014

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Mexía, Pedro. The historie of all the Romane emperors, beginning with Caius Julius Cæsar, and successiuely ending with Rodulph the second now raigning. . . . First collected in Spanish by Pedro Mexia, since enlarged in Italian by Lodovico Dulce and Girolamo Bardi, and now englished by W.T. Trans. W. Traheron. London: printed [by Felix Kingston] for Matthew Lownes, 1604.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 793 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (no price). — ESTC (S114704).— MS catalogue (2), no. 88 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Fernández — Honour of chivalry (1671)

July 3, 2014

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Fernández, Jerónimo. The honour of chivalry, or, The famous and delectable history of Don Bellianis of Greece. 3 parts. London: printed by Thomas Johnson for Francis Kirkman, 1671.

“Given me,” according to MS catalogue (1).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 85 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — University of Illinois Library (Wing K633A).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 48b (no price). — ESTC (R26426) [parts 1–2]. — ESTC (R213602) [part 2].— MS catalogue (1), fol. 13. — MS catalogue (2), no. 25 (with three X’s beside it).

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¶ St. Augustine — Of the citie of God (1610)

July 3, 2014

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Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo [Saint Augustinus]. Of the citie of God. Trans. John Healey. [London}: printed by George Eld, 1610.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 147 (sold to Littlewood for £1 8s.). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1025 (£2 2s.). — University of Iowa Libraries (Special Collections x-Collection 281.1 .A92cEh).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 48b (£1 10s.) [Cockerell’s note: “Cost £2.2.-“]. — ESTC (S106897).

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¶ Ovid — Metamorphosis (1603)

July 2, 2014

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Ovid. The XV bookes of P. Ovidius Naso, entituled Metamorphosis. Trans. Arthur Golding. London: W. W[hite], 1603.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 703 (sold to Bain for £14). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (no price). — ESTC (S113780). — MS catalogue (2), no. 29 (with three X’s beside it).

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¶ Lucian — Part of Lucian made English (1664)

July 2, 2014

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Lucian, of Samosata. Part of Lucian made English from the originall in the yeare 1638. Trans. Jasper Mayne and Francis Hicks. Oxford: printed by H. Hall. for R. Davis, 1664.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 769 (sold to Pickering for £2). — Swann, 22 October 1981, lot 221 (sold for $70). — John R. B. Brett-Smith. — Sotheby, 27 May 27 2004 (library of Brett-Smith), lot 347 (sold for £350 [$626]). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (R23081). — MS catalogue (2), no. 692 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Livy — Roman history (1686)

July 2, 2014

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Livy [Titus Livius]. The Roman history written in Latine by Titus Livius. With the supplements of the learned John Freinshemius, and John Dujatius. London: printed for Awnsham Churchill, 1686.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 762 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (10s.). — ESTC (R25048). — MS catalogue (2), no. 300 (probably; described there as Livy’s “Roman History translation”).

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¶ Knolles — Generall historie of the Turkes (1638)

July 2, 2014

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Knolles, Richard. The generall historie of the Turkes, from the first beginning of that nation to the rising of the Othoman familie. 5th ed. [London]: printed by Adam Islip, 1638.

Provenance: Henry Hibbert. — M.B. (possibly Hibbert’s daughter Mary). — Earl of Clare. —Clare sale, Sotheby, 31 January 1881). — Morris . — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 741 (sold to Cotton for £3 3s.). — Francis Kettaneh. — Henry Blackmer. — Blackmer sale, Sotheby (London), 11–13 October 1889, lot 165. — Christie (New York), 7 June 2000, lot 110 (sold for $13,431). — Arcadian Library, London.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (£1). — ESTC (S112920). — MS catalogue (2), no. 450 (with three X’s beside the title.).

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¶ Ammianus Marcellinus — Roman historie (1609)

July 2, 2014

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Ammianus Marcellinus. The Roman historie. Trans. Philemon Holland. London: printed by Adam Islip, 1609.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 15s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 121 (sold to Jackson for 10s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (no price). — ESTC (S114268). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 14r. — MS catalogue (2), no. 409 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Record of ancient histories (1698)

July 2, 2014

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A record of ancient histories entituled in Latin, Gesta Romanorum. London: printed for T. Basset, R. Chiswell, A. Mill, G. Conyer, and M. Wotton, 1698.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 416 (sold to J. Jones for £3). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (R31172). — MS catalogue (2), no. 8.

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¶ Fougasses — Generall historie (1612)

July 2, 2014

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Fougasses, Thomas de. The generall historie of the magnificent state of Venice. Trans. W. Shute. London: G. Eld. and W. Stansby, 1612.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 12s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 533 (sold to Bain for £3 3s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (10s.). — ESTC (S121332). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 9v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 673 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Commynes — Historie (1601)

July 2, 2014

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Commynes, Philippe de. The historie of Philip de Commines Knight, Lord of Argenton. London: printed by Ar. Hatfield for I. Norton, 1601.

Provenance: Josseline Percy. — Morris (purchased for 15s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 375 (sold to Pickering for 13s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (£10). — ESTC (S107248). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 8v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 480, with three X’s beside the title.

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¶ Caesar — Commentaries (1677)

July 2, 2014

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Caesar, Julius. The commentaries of C. Julius Caesar, of his wars in Gallia; and the civil wars betwixt him and Pompey. Trans. Clement Edmonds. [London]: printed by Thomas Newcomb for Jonathan Edwin, 1677.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 3s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 335 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (R16632). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 9v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 437.


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¶ Belleforest — Histoires tragiques (1603–04)

July 1, 2014

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Belleforest, François de, and Pierre Boaistuau, trans. Histoires tragiques, extraites des oeuvres italiennes de Bandel, et mises en langue françoise. 7 vols. Rouen: Chez Adrian de Launay and Pierre Calles, 1603–04.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 25 (sold to Maggs for £1 1s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 663 (with three X’s next to it).


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¶ Camden — Britain (1637)

June 5, 2014

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Camden, William. Britain, or a chorographicall description of the most flourishing kingdomes, England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the islands adjoyning, out of the depth of antiquitie. Trans. Philemon Holland. London: printed by F.K. [Felix Kingston], R.Y. [Robert Young], and I.L. [John Legat] for Andrew Heb, 1637.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 10s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 337 (sold to Ridler for £1 3s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 48b (10s.). — ESTC (S122164). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 9v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 669 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Gerard — Herball (1636)

June 4, 2014

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Gerard, John. The herball or generall historie of plantes, gathered by John Gerarde of London master in chirurgerie, very much enlarged and amended by Thomas Johnson, citizen and apothecarie of London. London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton, and Richard Whitakers, 1636.

Morris signature and address (Kelmscott House) on flyleaf. A note by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt indicates that he colored the woodcuts. Note by Cockerell in MS catalogue (2): “This copy of Gerarde inscribed ‘William Morris, Kelmscott House, Upper Mall, Hammersmith 1890’ was bought at the sale of part of Morris’s library in Dec 1898 by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt who coloured many of the woodcuts as he found the flowers and gave the book to me Christmas 1906.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £3 10s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 545 (sold to Quaritch for £6). — Bernard Quaritch. — Wilfrid Scawen Blunt. — Sydney Cockerell (gift from Blunt, Christmas, 1906). — Cockerell sale, Sotheby, 10 December 1956, lot 115 (sold to William Morris Gallery). — William Morris Gallery (K776).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (£4). — ESTC (S122175). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 16. — MS catalogue (2), unnumbered sequence.

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¶ Diodorus — Historical library (1700)

June 2, 2014

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Diodorus, Siculus. The historical library of Diodorus the Sicilian. In fifteen books. The first five, contain the antiquities of Egypt, Asia, Africa, Greece, the islands, and Europe. The last ten, an historical account of the affairs of the Persians, Grecians, Macedonians, and other parts of the world. To which are added, the fragments of Diodorus that are found in the Bibliotheca of Photius: together with those publish’d by H. Valesius, L. Rhodomannus, and F. Ursinus. Trans. G. Booth. London: printed by Edward Jones for Awnsham and John Churchil, and Edward Castle, 1700.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 12s). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 392 (sold to Edwards for 11s.) .— Chin Pom Ye. — Harry Buxton Forman. — Forman sale, Anderson Galleries (New York), 1920. — Bonhams, 10 December 2008 (sold for $420). — Christopher Edwards (Henley-on-Thames), list 71 (2017), no. 34A (£950). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (10s.). — ESTC (R15327). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10. — MS catalogue (2), no. 439.

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¶ Browne — Works (1686)

June 1, 2014

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Browne, Sir Thomas. The works . . . containing I. Enquiries into vulgar and common errors. II. Religio medici: with annotations and observations upon it. III. Hydriotaphia; or, Urn-Burial: together with the garden of Cyrus. IV. Certain miscellany tracts. With alphabetical tables. London: printed for Thomas Basset, Richard Chiswell, Thomas Sawbridge, Charles Mearn, and Charles Brome, 1686.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 3s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 328 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 7s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 48b (10s.). — ESTC (R19807). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11. — MS catalogue (2), no. 414 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Burton — Anatomy of melancholy (1660)

June 1, 2014

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Burton, Robert [pseud. Democritus Junior]. The anatomy of melancholy, what it is, with all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & severall cures of it. 7th ed. London: printed [by R.W.] for H. Cripps [and Lodowick Lloyd] and to be sold by Cripps, [Andrew Crook], and E. Wallis, 1660.

Morris book label and signature “William Morris | Red House | Upton | Kent.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 16s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 333. — Huntington Library (Rare books 113976).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 48b (£1 10s.). — ESTC (R483187). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11. — MS catalogue (2), no. 368 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Ovid — Metamorphoses (1669)

May 30, 2014

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Ovid. Metamorphoses. Trans. George Sandys. 6th ed. London: printed by J.F. [James Flesher] for A. Roper, R. Thomlins, and G. Sawbridge, 1669.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 802 (part; sold to Pickering for £1 3s.). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1113 (£2 2s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC. — MS catalogue (2), no. 645 (with three X’s next to it).


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¶ Cicero — Three books (1683)

May 30, 2014

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Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Cicero’s three books touching the nature of the gods done into English. London: printed for Joseph Hindmarsh, 1683.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 802 (part; sold to Pickering for £1 3s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (R31304). — MS catalogue (2), no. 66 (with 3 X’s next to it).

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¶ Parkinson — Paradisi (1629)

May 25, 2014

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Parkinson, John. Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris. Or, a garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers which our English ayre will permitt to be noursed up: with a kitchen garden of all manner of herbes, rootes & fruites, for meate or sause used with us: and an orchard of all sorte of fruitbearing trees and shrubbes fit for our land together with the right orderinge, planting, and preserving of them, and their uses and vertues. London: printed by Humfrey Lownes and Robert Young, 1629.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 934 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £19). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 4832/D).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (£2). — ESTC. — MS catalogue (2), no. 672 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Magnus — Compendious history (1658)

May 25, 2014

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Magnus, Olaus. A compendious history of the Goths, Swedes, and Vandals, and other northern nations. London: printed by J. Streater and sold by Humphrey Mosely, George Sawbridge, Henry Twiford, Thomas Dring, John Place, and Henry Haringman, 1658.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £10 6s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 782 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / C 34934/C).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (10s.). — ESTC (R12262). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11. — MS catalogue (2), no. 384 (with two X’s next to it).


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¶ Shepheards kalendar (1656)

May 23, 2014

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The shepheards kalendar: newly augmented and corrected. London: printed by Robert Ibbitson for Francis Grove, 1656.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1121 (sold to Pickering for £12 15s.). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1114 (£16 16s.). — J. & J. Leighton (on loan for exhibition by International Association of Antiquarian Booksellers, London, 1912). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52b (£10 10s.). — ESTC (R16875). — MS catalogue (2), no. 901, p. 81.

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¶ Exquemelin — History of the bucaniers (1699)

May 19, 2014

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Exquemelin, Alexandre Olivier. The history of the bucaniers of America, from their first original down to this time. London: printed for Thomas Newborough, John Nicholson, and Benjamin Tooke, 1699.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 404 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 13s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC. — MS catalogue (2), no. 759 (with three X’s beside it).


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¶ Baker — Chronicle of the kings of England (1670)

April 25, 2014

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Baker, Sir Richard. A chronicle of the kings of England, from the time of the Romans government unto the death of King James. London: George Sawbridge and Thomas Williams, 1670.

“Faithfully collected out of authors ancient and modern; and digested into a method. By Sir Richard Baker Knight. Whereunto is added, the reign of King Charles the First, and the first thirteen years of His sacred Majesty, King Charles the Second, that now reigneth. In which are many material affairs of state never before published; and likewise the most remarkable occurrences relating to His Majesties most happy and wonderful restauration, by the prudent conduct, under God, of George late Duke of Albemarle, captain general of all His Majesties armies; as they were extracted out of His Excellencies own papers, and the journals and memorials of those imploy’d in the most important and secret transactions of that time. All which additions are revised in this fifth impression, and freed from many errors and mistakes of the former editions.”

Signature of Morris, Red House, Upton, Kent.

Provenance: Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 153 (sold to Vigers for £1 12s.). — Percy Lubbock. — H. M. Fletcher. — Sanford and Helen Berger (purchased from Fletcher for £150, 21 June 1985). — Huntington Library (Rare Books 607668).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 48b (5s.). — ESTC (R26672). — MS catalogue (2), no. 474 (where the date is erroneously given as 1770).

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