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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. — MS catalogue (2), no. 764.

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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.

References: ESTC (T183572). — MS catalogue (2), no. 48.


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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.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 33 (no price given). — ESTC (T82341). — MS catalogue (2), no. 495.


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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.  — MS catalogue (2), no. 281.

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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. — MS catalogue (2), no. 763.

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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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¶ Paulet — Descriptions des arts et métiers (1777–89)

December 13, 2014

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Paulet, Jean. Descriptions des arts et métiers, faites ou approuvées par messieurs de l’Académie Royale des Sciences. 3 vols. Paris: Desaint, Saillant & Nyon, 1777–89.

Illustrated. Issued in 9 parts, some of which were devoted to fabrics.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 937 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Machiavelli — Works (1720)

November 18, 2014

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Machiavelli, Niccolò. The works of the famous Nicholas Machiavel, citizen and Secretary of Florence. 3rd ed. London: printed by T.W. [Thomas Wood?] for A. Churchill, R. Bonwick, T. Goodwin, J. Walthoe, M. Wotton, S. Manship, B. Tooke, R. Wilkin, R. Smith, R. Robinson, and T. Ward, 1720.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 7s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 777 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 5s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (10s.). — ESTC (T90886). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11.— MS catalogue (2), no. 405.

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¶ Carlier — Bail des fermes (1728)

November 10, 2014

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Carlier, Pierre. Bail des fermes royales-unies fait . . . le 19. aoust 1726, pour six années. Paris: Imprimerie nationale, 1728.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 80 (sold to Downing for 2s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 32 (no price given). — MS catalogue (2), no. 863.


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¶ Jacquin — Icones plantarum rariorum (1781–95)

November 6, 2014

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Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin, Freiherr von. Icones plantarum rariorum. 3 vols. Vienna: Wappler [etc.], 1781–95.

Illustrated. (“Plates coloured by hand,” according to Jenny Morris’s note.)

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 725 (sold to Quaritch for £31). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 872.

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¶ Chardin — Voyages en Perse (1735)

October 23, 2014

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Chardin, Sir John [Jean]. Voyages du chevalier Chardin en Perse et autres lieux de l’Orient. 4 vols. Amsterdam: aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1735.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 265 (sold to Downing for 18s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 193.


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¶ Lefèvre — Destruction of Troy (1702)

October 21, 2014

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Lefèvre, Raoul. The destruction of Troy, in three books. 12th ed. London: printed for Eben. Tracey, 1702

With Morris signature. 3 books in 1 vol.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 12s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1080 (sold to Maggs for £2 17s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, 53b (no price). — ESTC (T116472). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 13. — MS catalogue (2), no. 44.

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¶ Peringskiöld — Wilkina saga (1715)

October 20, 2014

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Peringskiöld, Johan Fredrik. Wilkina saga, eller Historien om konung Thiderich af Bern och hans Kaempar. Stockholm, 1715.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1211 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 43 (10s.). — MS catalogue (2), no. 683.


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¶ Herbelot — Bibliothèque orientale (1776)

October 13, 2014

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Herbelot, Barthélemy d’. Bibliothèque orientale, ou dictionnaire universel, contenant généralement tout ce qui regard la connoissance des peuples de l’Orient. Maestricht: J. E. Dufour & Ph. Roux, Imprimeurs & Libraires, Associés, 1776.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 390 (sold to Gulbenkian for 7s.). — Calouste Gulbenkian Library, Portugal (E-HT 17).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 352.


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¶ Martinet — Histoire des oiseaux (1787)

October 1, 2014

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Martinet, François-Nicolas. Histoire des oiseaux peints dans tous leurs aspects apparens et sensibles. 5 vols. Paris: privately printed, 1787.

Illustrated. Issued in 17 parts.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 674 (sold to Maggs for £5 5s.). — Unlocated.

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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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¶ Histoire des quatre fils Aymon (1726)

July 29, 2014

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L’Histoire des quatre fils Aymon, tres-nobles et tres-vaillans chevaliers. Troyes: P. Garnier, 1726.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 79 (sold to Pickering for 10s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 32 (£10s.). — MS catalogue (2), no. 34 (with three X’s next to it) [where it is dated 1690].


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¶ Montaigne — Essais (1724)

July 15, 2014

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Montaigne, Michel de. Les essais. Ed. Pierre Coste. 3 vols. London: J. Tonson & J. Watts, 1724.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 685 (sold to Blakey (?) for 17s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 373.

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¶ Aristophanes — Comoediae (1783)

July 9, 2014

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Aristophanes. Aristophanis comoediae. Ed. Rich. Fr. Phil. [Richard François Philippe] Brunck. 3 vols. Strassburg: J. G. Treuttel, 1783.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 7s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 11 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 11s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

References: MS catalogue (1), fol. 14v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 182.

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¶ Richardson — Clarissa (1751)

July 4, 2014

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[Richardson, Samuel.] Clarissa. 4th ed. 7 vols. London: printed for S. Richardson and sold by John Osborn, Andrew Millar, J. and J. Rivington, and J. Lake (Bath), 1751.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 4s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 824 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Marshall Sisson. — University of Maryland Libraries (Rare Stacks PR 3664.C4 1751).

References: ESTC (T58988). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 14.

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¶ Dossie — Handmaid to the arts (1764)

July 4, 2014

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[Dossie, Robert.] The handmaid to the arts. 2 vols. 2nd ed. London: printed for J. Nourse, 1764.

The Wellcome copy bears no marks of ownership, but it has been rebound, and we therefore assume it was Morris’s copy.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 240 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 20783/B).

References: ESTC (T125950). — MS catalogue (2), no. 121.

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¶ Milton — Paradise regained (1742)

June 7, 2014

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Milton, John. Paradise regain’d: a poem in four books, to which is added Samson Agonistes, and Poems upon several occasions. With a tractate of education. 8th ed. London: printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1742.

Morris signature.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 641 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £4 4s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (T134211).

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¶ Milton — Paradise lost (1741)

June 7, 2014

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Milton, John. Paradise lost: a poem, in twelve books. 14th ed. London: printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1741.

Morris signature.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 641 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £4 4s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (T133922).


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¶ Danse macabre (1770?)

June 3, 2014

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La grande danse macabre des hommes et des femmes, historiée et renouvellée de vieux Gaulois, en langage le plus poli de notre temps. Troyes: J.A. Garnier, [1770?].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 278 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £12 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 19050/B).


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¶ Booth — Address to the public (1787?)

May 31, 2014

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Booth, Joseph. An address to the public, on the polygraphic art, or the copying or multiplying pictures, in oil colours, by a chymical and mechanical process, the invention of Mr. Joseph Booth, portrait painter. London: printed at the Logographic Press and sold by T. Cadell, Robson and Clarke, and J. Sewell, [1787?].

The book was been rebound, probably in the twentieth century, and has a bookplate [see below] not known in any of Morris’s other books. The title, however, is one that certainly would have interested Morris, and we are therefore including it here as a doubtful case.

Provenance: Morris (?). — R. & A. Petrilla. — Huntington Library (4956520) [purchased from Petrilla, 12 May 1995].

Reference: ESTC (T20491).

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¶ Ihre — Glossarium suiogothicum (1769)

May 25, 2014

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Ihre, Johan. Glossarium suiogothicum, in quo tam hodierno usu frequentata vocabula quam in legum patriarum tabulis aliisque aevi medii scriptis obvia explicantur. 2 vols. Upppsala: Typis Edmannianis, 1769.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 718 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 19s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 29909/D).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 37 (£1). — MS catalogue (2), no. 667.

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¶ Defoe — Memoirs of Capt. Carleton (1728)

May 15, 2014

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Defoe, Daniel. The military memoirs of Capt. George Carleton, from the Dutch war, 1672, in which he serv’d, to the conclusion of the peace at Utrech, 1713. London: printed for E. Symon, 1728.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 10s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 233 (part; sold to Ridler for 11s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T70326). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 511.

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¶ Defoe — Life and adventures of Colonel Jaque (1738)

April 21, 2014

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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. 4th ed. London: printed by J. Applebee for Ward and Chandler, 1738.

Misdated 1728 in MS catalogue (1), which adds: “fine clear copy well bound.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 1s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 233 (part; sold to Ridler for 11s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC. — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 280.

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¶ Defoe — Memoirs of a cavalier (1725?)

April 21, 2014

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Defoe, Daniel. Memoirs of a cavalier, or a military journal of the wars in Germany and the wars in England from 1632 to 1648. London: A. Bell, J. Osborn, W. Taylor, and T. Warner, 1720.

This is the first edition; it is unclear which edition Morris owned, but MS catalogue (1) suggests a date of about 1725.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 15s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 233 (part; sold to Ridler for 11s.). — Unlocated.

References: MS catalogue (1), fol. 11v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 512.

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¶ Defoe — Life of Captain Singleton (1720)

April 21, 2014

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Defoe, Daniel. The life, adventures and piracies of the famous Captain Singleton, containing an account of his being set on shore in the island of Madagascar, his settlement there, with a description of the place and inhabitants. London: printed for J. Brotherton, J. Graves, A. Dodd, and T. Warner, 1720.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 233 (part; sold to Ridler for 11s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC. — MS Catalogue (2), no. 273.

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¶ Gibbon — Decline and fall (1791–92)

April 18, 2014

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Gibbon, Edward. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. 12 vols. London: printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1791–92.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 18s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 406 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T79691). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 14.


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¶ Fielding — Works (1775)

April 18, 2014

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Fielding, Henry. The Works. 12 vols. London: printed for W. Strahan, J. and T. Rivington, Hawes and Co., R. Horsefield, W. Johnston, B. Law, S. Crowder, T. Longman, E. and C. Dilly, T. Cadell, W. Woodfall, T. Lowndes, G. Robinson, T. Davies, T. Becket, J. Robson, Wilson and Nicoll, R. Baldwin, W. Richardson, W. Otridge and T. Evans, 1775.

With “An essay on the life and genius of the author” by Arthur Murphy. Morris’s set lacked vols. 10–11.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 10s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 406 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T179727). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 12. — MS catalogue (2), no. 78.

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¶ Evelyn — Silva (1706)

April 18, 2014

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Evelyn, John. Silva, or a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesty’s dominions, as it was deliver’d in the Royal Society the XVth of October, MDCLXII . . . together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves terra, a philosophical essay of earth, being a lecture in course. To which is annexed pomona, or an appendix concerning fruit-trees, in relation to cyder; the making, and several ways of ordering it . . . also acetaria: or, a discourse of sallets. With kalendarium hortense; or the gard’ners almanack; directing what he is to do monthly throughout the year. 4th ed. London: printed for Robert Scott, Richard Chiswell, George Sawbridge, and Benjamin Tooke, 1706.

“Presentation copy from John Evelyn the author’s nephew to T. Rawlinson.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 523 (sold to Ellis for £2 8s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (no price). —  ESTC (T107635). — MS catalogue (2), no. 465.

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¶ Horace (1728)

April 15, 2014

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Horace. Q. Horatius Flaccus, ex recensione & cum notis atque emendationibus Richardi Bentleii. 3rd ed. Amsterdam: Apud Rod. & Jacob. Wetstenios & Guil. Smith, 1728.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 486 (part; sold to Massey for 2s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 506.

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¶ Hellot — Art of dying wool (1789)

April 14, 2014

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Hellot, Jean, Pierrie Joseph Macquer, and Lepileur d’Apligny. The art of dying wool, silk, and cotton. London: printed for R. Baldwin, 1789.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 19 (sold to Hazlitt for £1). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T136829). — MS catalogue (2), no. 189.

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¶ Jeffrey of Monmouth — British history (1718)

April 10, 2014

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Jeffrey of Monmouth. The British history, translated into English from the Latin of Jeffrey of Monmouth, with a large preface concerning the authority of the history. Trans. Aaron Thomson. London: printed for J. Bowyer and J. Innys, 1718.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 7s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 456 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 8s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T146343). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 12v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 45.

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¶ Johnstone — Antiquitates Celto-Normannicae (1786)

April 9, 2014

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Johnstone, James, ed. Antiquitates Celto-Normannicae, containing the chronicle of man and the isles. Copenhagen: printed by A. F. Stein, 1786.

Frequently bound with Johnstone’s Antiquitates Celto-Scandicae but apparently issued separately.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 498 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / C  30555/C).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 456.

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¶ Johnstone — Antiquitates Celto-Scandicae (1786)

April 9, 2014

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Johnstone, James, ed. Antiquitates Celto-Scandicae sive series rerum gestarum inter nationes Britannicarum insuralum et gentes septentrionales. Copenhagen: printed by A. F. Stein, 1786.

Frequently bound with Johnstone’s Antiquitates Celto-Normanicae but apparently issued separately.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 498 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / C  30556/C).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 457.

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¶ Harrington — Oceana (1737)

April 8, 2014

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Harrington, James. The oceana . . . and other works. Dublin: printed by R. Reilly for J. Smith and W. Bruce, 1737.

“With an account of his life . . . by John Toland, to which is added Plato redivivus, or a dialogue concerning government.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 579 (sold to Britnell for 4s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 36 (£1). — MS catalogue (2), no. 494.

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¶ Haigh — Dyer’s assistant (1787)

April 7, 2014

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Haigh, James, trans. The dyer’s assistant in the art of dying wool and woollen goods, extracted from the philosophical and chymical works of those most eminent authors, Ferguson, Dufay, Hellot, Geoffery, Colbert, and that reputable French dyer Mons. de Julienne. York: printed by Crask and Lund for R. Baldwin, London, and R. Spence, York, 1787.

Haigh was a “late silk and muslin dyer, Leeds.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 46 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B  27224/B).

References: ESTC (T124853). — MS catalogue (2), no. 607.

Digital versions: ECCO. — Internet Archive (Morris copy).


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¶ Vallencey — Art of tanning (1774)

April 7, 2014

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[Vallencey, Charles, ed.] The art of tanning and currying leather, with an account of all the different processes made use of in Europe and Asia for dying leather red and yellow. London: reprinted for J. Nourse, 1774.

Editor’s preface signed “C.V.” (Charles Vallancey).

Provenance: Morris. — Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 46 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 20967/B).

References: ESTC (T101500). — MS catalogue (2), no. 72.

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¶ Beilby — General history of quadrupeds (1791)

March 19, 2014

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[Beilby, Ralph.] A general history of quadrupeds: the figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. 2nd ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick, Newcastle; sold by them, by G. G. J. & J. Robinson, and C. Dilly, London, 1791.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 15s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 31 (sold to Leighton for £1 6s.). — Unlocated.

References: MS catalogue (1), fol. 14. — MS catalogue (2), no. 148.

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

March 18, 2014

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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. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 32 (sold to Leighton for £3 6s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: Google (vol. 2).

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