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¶ Tapissier (1771?)

March 7, 2017

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Tapissier, contenant dix-huit planches, à cause de quatre doubles. [Paris, 1771?]

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1147 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Kristni-Saga (1773)

January 16, 2017

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Kristni-Saga. Copenhagen: Godiche, 1773.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 851 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 910.


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¶ Cicero — M. T. Cicero’s Cato major (1744)

January 12, 2017

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Cicero, Marcus Tullius. M. T. Cicero’s Cato major, or his discourse of old-age. Trans. James Logan. Philadelphia: B. Franklin, 1744.

Provenance: Morris. — New York Public Library (*KD 1744 copy 4).

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¶ Olafsson — Hungurvaka (1778)

December 20, 2016

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Olafsson, Jón, ed. and trans. Hungurvaka. Copenhagen: A. H. Godiche, 1778.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 847 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned].— Unlocated.


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¶ Der Weiss kunig (1775)

November 29, 2016

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Der Weiss kunig. Eine erzehlung von den thaten kaiser Maximilian des Ersten. Vienna: J. Kurzböckens, 1775.

Illustrated by Hans Burgkmair.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 330 (sold to Leighton for £14 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 11b, no. 129 (£15).


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¶ Sagan af Niáli Þórgeirssyni (1772)

November 14, 2016

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Sagan af Niáli Þórgeirssyni ok sonvm hans &c. [Copenhagen]: Prentvd i Kavpmannahavfn, af Johann Rúdolph Thiele, 1772.

Provenance: Paul Riant, le Comte de Riant — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 902 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (1997 320).

Digital version: HathiTrust.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 883.


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¶ Gladwin — Ayeen Akbery (1800)

November 3, 2016

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Gladwin, Francis, trans. Ayeen Akbery, or the institutes of the Emperor Akber. 2 vols. London: G. Auld for J. Sewell, 1800.

“No William Morris book label though this would seem to be lot 407 from the original sale catalogue” (Wellcome catalogue).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 407 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [?] ( Closed stores EPB / B 10116/B).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 40.

Digital version: Internet Archive (vol. 1, vol. 2; Morris copy).


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¶ Leem — Beskrivelse over Finmarkens Lapper (1767)

October 31, 2016

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Leem, Knud. Knud Leems Beskrivelse over Finmarkens Lapper. Copenhagen: Trykt af G. G. Salikath, 1767.

Illustrated.

Provenance: William Fullerton of Carstairs. — A. C. Burnell. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 659 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / C 32761/C).

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¶ Langebek — Scriptores (1772)

October 13, 2016

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Langebek, Jacob, ed. Scriptores rerum danicarum medii aevi. 8 vols. Copenhagen: Godiche, 1772–1834.

Illustrated. There were some later volumes in this series that Morris did not own.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1110 (sold to Quaritch for £2). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 800.


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¶ Sagan af Gunlaugi Ormstungu (1775)

October 7, 2016

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Sagan af Gunlaugi Ormstungu ok Skalld-Rafni sive Gunnlaugi Vermilinguis et Rafnis-Poetae vita. Copenhagen, 1775.

Provenance: King Christian VII. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 896 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Björnssonk — Rymbegla (1780)

October 6, 2016

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Björnssonk, Stefán, ed. Rymbegla. Copenhagen: Stein, 1780.

Provenance: Wilhelmus Ernestus Christian. — Frances Mary Richardson Currer. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 893 (sold to Thomson for 13s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 44061/B).

Reference: MS catalolgue (2), no 894.

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¶ Jónsson — Annalar (1774–75)

August 24, 2016

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Jónsson, Björn, and Magnüs Ketilsson. Annalar Biørns a Skardsa sive annales Biörnonis de Skardsa Annalar. 2 vols. in 1. Iceland: E. Hoff, 1774–75.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 62 (sold to Stevens for 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 191.


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¶ Suhm — Hervararsaga ok Heidrekskongs (1785)

August 17, 2016

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Suhm, Peter Frederik. Hervararsaga ok Heidrekskongs. Copenhagen: Steinius, 1785.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 897 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Finsson — Islands landnamabok (1774)

August 11, 2016

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Finsson, Jón, ed. and trans. Islands landnamabok. Copenhagen: A. F. Stein, 1774.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 494 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / C 29892/C).


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¶ Histoire de Huon de Bordeaux (1726)

August 11, 2016

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Histoire de Huon de Bordeaux, pair de France, et duc de Guienne. Troyes: Chez la Veuve Garnier, 1726.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 490 (sold to Voynich for 8s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Einarsson — Kongs-skugg-sio utlögd a Daunsku og Latinu (1768)

June 4, 2016

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Einarsson, Hálfdan. Kongs-skugg-sio utlögd a Daunsku og Latinu. Sorøe: Jonas Lindgren, 1768

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 501 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 21566/B).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 8985.


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¶ Sturluson — Heimskringla (1777–1826)

June 4, 2016

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Sturluson, Snorri. Heimskringla edr Noregs konunga-sögor. Ed. Gerhard Schöning, Börge Thorlacius, Skúli Thórđarson Thorlacius, and Erich Christian Werlauff. 6 vols. Copenhagen: Augusti Friderici Stenii, 1777–1826.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 581 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4) [where it is misdated]. — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 799.


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¶ Martorell — Histoire du vaillant chevalier Tiran le Blanc (1740?)

May 31, 2016

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Martorell, Joannot. Histoire du vaillant chevalier Tiran le Blanc. 2 vols. [London, 1740?]

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1030 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £3). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Barrow — Dictionarium polygraphicum (1735)

February 19, 2016

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Barrow, John, ed. Dictionarium polygraphicum: or, the whole body of arts regularly digested. 2 vols. London: printed for C. Hitch and C. Davis, and S. Austen, 1735.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 240 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T31837). — MS catalogue (2), no. 722.

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¶ Thorel de Campigneulles — Candide (1761)

February 18, 2016

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Thorel de Campigneulles, Charles-Claude-Florent de. Candide, ou L’optimisme. Seconde partie, traduit de l’allemand de Mr. le docteur Ralph. [London?], 1761.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1030 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £3). — Henry Wellcome. — Richard Benyon. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (1991 222 2).


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¶ Tassin — Nouveau traité de diplomatique (1750–65)

February 17, 2016

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Tassin, René Prosper, and Jean Baptiste Baussonnet. Nouveau traité de diplomatique. 6 vols. Paris: G. Desprez and P.-G. Cavelier, 1750–65.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 691 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 50712/D).


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¶ Saemundr — Edda rhythmica (1727–1828)

December 12, 2015

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Saemundr, Sigfússon hinn Frøði, ed. Edda rhythmica seu antiquior. 3 vols. Copenhagen: Magnaeani et Gyldendalii, 1787–1828.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 289 (sold to Lynge for 8s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Roemer — Genera insectorum Linnaei et Fabricii iconibus illustrata (1789)

October 27, 2015

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Roemer, Johann Jacob. Genera insectorum Linnaei et Fabricii iconibus illustrata. Winterthur: Henric. Steiner, 1789

Illustrated.

Provenance: C. Barrows. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 884 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / C 44385/C).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 291.

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¶ Bulliard — Plantes médicinales de la France (1780)

October 21, 2015

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Bulliard, Pierre. Plantes médicinales de la France. [Paris, 1780.]

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 65 (sold for £1 3s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Molière — Oeuvres (1773)

September 30, 2015

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Molière. Oeuvres. Ed. Antoine Bret. 6 vols. Paris: Compagnie des libraires associés, 1773.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 60 (sold for 14s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Holy Bible (1715)

September 29, 2015

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The holy Bible. 1715.

There were several editions of the Bible published in England in 1715; we are uncertain which this one is. The Lobb catalogue specifies “engraved title.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 58 (part; sold for £1 1s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Troil — Letters on Iceland (1780)

September 22, 2015

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Troil, Uno von. Letters on Iceland, containing observations on the civil, literary, ecclesiastical, and natural history; antiquities, volcanos, basaltes, hot springs; customs, dress, manners of the inhabitants, &c. &c. London: printed by and for W. Richardson, and for J. Robson, and N. Conant, 1780.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 40 (part; sold for 13s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Martin — Description of the Western Islands of Scotland (1716)

September 16, 2015

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Martin, Martin. A description of the Western Islands of Scotland. 2nd ed. London: printed for A. Bell, T. Varnam and J. Osborn, W. Taylor, and J. Baker and T. Warner, 1716.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 37 (part). — Unlocated.

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¶ Bewick — History of British birds (1797–1804)

September 15, 2015

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History of British birds: the figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. 2 vols. Newcastle: printed by Edward Walker for T. Bewick; sold by him and Longman and Rees, London, 1797–1804.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 51 (part; sold for £1 2s.).Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 147.

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¶ Hellot — L’Art de la teinture des laines (1750)

September 12, 2015

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Hellot, Jean. L’Art de la teinture des laines, et des étoffes de laine, en grand et petit teint, avec une instruction sur les débouillis. Paris: La veuve Pissot, J. T. Hérissant & Pissot, Jr., 1750.

Morris signature, 1877.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 432 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / A 28238/A).


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¶ Jónsson — Orkneyinga saga (1780)

September 8, 2015

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Jónsson, Jon [Jonas Jonaeus], ed. Orkneyinga saga sive Historia Orcadensium a prima Orcadum per Norvegos occupatione ad exitum seculi duodecimi. Hafniae: P. F. Suhm, 1780.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 900 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / C 39250/C).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 900.


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¶ Holy Bible (1715)

June 18, 2015

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The holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments. Oxford: printed by John Baskett, 1715.

Illustrated. Signed “William Morris Woodford Hall.” The family Bible of Morris’s parents.

Provenance: William Morris (father). — Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: ESTC (T82341).

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¶ Artist’s repository (1785–94)

June 7, 2015

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The artist’s repository and drawing magazine, exhibiting the principles of the polite arts in their various branches. London: printed for C. Taylor, 1785–94.

Illustrated.

Morris owned 4 vols.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 61 (part; sold for 11s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Molière — Oeuvres (1773)

June 4, 2015

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Molière. Oeuvres. Ed. Antoine Bret. 6 vols. Paris: Compagnie des libraires associés, 1773.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. —Sotheby 1898, lot 646 (sold to Leighton for £2 4s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Barlow — Various birds and beasts (1710?)

May 28, 2015

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Barlow, Francis. Various birds and beasts drawn from the life. London: T. Bowles, J. Bowles & Son, & R. Sayer, [1710?].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. – Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 67 (sold for 5s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Horrebow — Natural history of Iceland (1758)

May 28, 2015

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Horrebow, Niels. The natural history of Iceland. London: printed for A. Linde, etc., 1758.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 39 (sold for £1 2s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Cellini — Life (1772)

April 22, 2015

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Cellini, Benvenuto. The life of Benvenuto Cellini, a Florentine artist. Trans. Thomas Nugent. 2 vols. Dublin: printed by John Abbot Husband for Messrs. Sleater, Ewing, Potts, Smith, Williams Lynch, Wilson, Chamberlaine, S. Watson, Vallance, Porter, Milliken, Walker, Jenkin, and Flin, 1772.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T65483). — MS catalogue (2), no. 186.

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¶ Pausanias — Description of Greece (1794)

April 21, 2015

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Pausanias. The description of Greece. Trans. Thomas Taylor. 3 vols. London: printed for R. Faulder, 1794.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 15s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 804 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 40104/B) [lacking vol. 1].

References: ESTC (T95854). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 146.

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¶ Addison — Remarks on several parts of Italy (1761)

April 20, 2015

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Addison, Joseph. Remarks on several parts of Italy, &c. in the years 1701, 1702, 1703. London: printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1761.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T89181). — MS catalogue (2), no. 1.

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¶ Herodotus — Aegyptian and Grecian history (1723)

April 14, 2015

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Herodotus. The Aegyptian and Grecian history of Herodotus. Trans. Isaac Littlebury. 2 vols. 3rd ed. London: printed for E. Bell, J. Darby, A. Bettesworth, J. Pemberton, F. Fayram, C. Rivington, J. Hooke, F. Clay, J. Batley, and E. Symon, 1723.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 7s. 6d.) — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T148115). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 12.

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¶ Holy Bible (1703)

March 30, 2015

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The holy Bible. London: printed by Charles Bill and the executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1703.

Morris owned the Old Testament only.

Provenance: Anna Christina. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 40 (sold to Downing for 9s). — Chiswick Auctions, 11 June 2013, lot 250 (estimate £800–£1,000). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (T183572).


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¶ Holy Bible (1715)

March 26, 2015

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The holy Bible. Oxford: printed by John Baskett, 1715.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 92 (sold to Walker for £1 13s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (T82341).


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¶ Defoe — New voyage round the world (1725)

March 25, 2015

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[Defoe, Daniel.] A new voyage round the world, by a course never sailed before. London: A. Bettesworth and W. Mears, 1725.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 10s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T70641). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11v.

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¶ Shakespeare — Poems (1774)

March 25, 2015

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Shakespeare, William. Poems written by Shakespear. London: J. Bell; York: C. Etherington, 1 September 1774.

Vol. 9 of Bell’s edition of Shakespeare’s plays, 1773–74.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 1s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T62821). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 12. — MS catalogue (2), no. 214.

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¶ Smith — The laboratory or school of arts (1799)

March 24, 2015

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Smith, Godfrey, comp. The laboratory or school of arts, containing a large collection of valuable secrets, experiments, and manual operations in arts and manufactures. 6th ed. 2 vols. London: printed by C. Whittingham for H. Symonds, J. Wallis, Wynne and Scholey, and Vernor and Hood, 1799.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T72082). — MS catalogue (2), no. 208.

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¶ Defoe — History of . . . Colonel Jaque (1721?)

March 20, 2015

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Defoe, Daniel. The history of the most remarkable life and extraordinary adventures of the truly honourable Colonel Jaque, vulgarly call’d Colonel Jack. London, 1721 [?].

The title-page is supplied in MS, but Jenny Morris’s transcription (see Reference below) seems to be in error, since Defoe’s novel was not published until 1722.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 110.

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¶ Polybius — General history (1772)

January 27, 2015

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Polybius. The general history of Polybius, translated from the Greek by Mr. Hampton. 3 vols. London: printed for J. Dodsley [vols. 1, 3] and T. Davies [vol. 2], 1772.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 811 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T117894) [vol. 1]; (T152790) [vol. 2]; (N18347) [vol. 3]. — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10. — MS catalogue (2), no. 41.

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¶ d’Apligny — L’art de la teinture (1798)

January 21, 2015

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d’Apligny, Le Pileur. L’art de la teinture des fils et étoffes de coton.Paris: Servière, 1798.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 432 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / A 33136/A).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 73.


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¶ Terence’s comedies (1745)

January 6, 2015

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Terence. Terence’s comedies. 2 vols. London: printed for J. Oswald, 1745.

Parallel Latin and English texts, “the whole adapted to the capacities of youth at school.”

Provenance: George Pochin. — K. Foster. — Morris (purchased for 7s. 6d.). — University of Illinois Library (Baldwin 1148).

References: ESTC (T137484). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 15.

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¶ Heylyn — Cosmography (1702)

December 17, 2014

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Heylyn, Peter. Cosmography, in four books. 7th ed. London: printed for Edward Brewster, Richard Chiswell, Benjamin Tooke, Thomas Hodgkin, and Thomas Bennet, 1701–02.

“Each of the four parts has a separate titlepage, the first three dated 1701 and the fourth 1702” (ESTC).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 586 (sold to Massey for 2s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (no price). — ESTC (T107951). — MS catalogue (2), no. 804.

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