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¶ Swinburne — Bothwell (1874)

April 28, 2017

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Swinburne, Algernon C. Bothwell: a tragedy. London: Chatto and Windus, 1874.

With Morris signature on half-title.

Provenance: Morris. — Dailey Rare Books. — Doug Nelson (private collection, New Jersey) [acquired 2016].

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¶ Herrick — Poems (1895)

April 19, 2017

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Herrick, Robert. Poems chosen out of the works of Robert Herrick. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Note at back: “Blemished copy | S C Cockerell.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: Bibliography, A37.

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¶ Polain — Les vrayes chroniques (1850)

April 18, 2017

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Polain, M. “Les vrayes chroniques.” Archives historiques et littéraires du nord de la France et du midi de la Belgique 1 (1 January 1850): 268.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 864.

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¶ Racinet — Le costume historique (1888)

April 18, 2017

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Racinet, Auguste. Le costume historique. 6 vols. Paris: Libraire de Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1888.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 868.

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¶ Magnússon — Volsünga saga (1870)

April 14, 2017

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Magnússon, Eiríkr, and William Morris, trans. Volsünga saga. The story of the Volsungs and Niblungs, with certain songs from the elder Edda. London: F. S. Ellis, 1870.

Large paper.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 472 (part; sold for £2 10s.) — Unlocated.

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¶ Herrick — Works (1891)

April 14, 2017

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Herrick, Robert. Works. Muses’ Library. 2 vols. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1891.

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

 

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Morris — Earthly paradise (1868–70)

April 13, 2017

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Morris, William. The earthly paradise. 6 vols. London: F. S. Ellis, 1868–70.

Large paper; presentation copy to Jane Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 467 (bought in for £28). — Unlocated.

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1888)

April 13, 2017

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Morris, William. A dream of John Ball, and A king’s lesson. London: Reeves & Turner, 1888.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Large paper, inscribed (probably to Jane Morris).

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2 (part; bought in for £13). — Unlocated.

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¶ Morris — Saga library (1891–96)

April 12, 2017

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Morris, William, and Eiríkr Magnússon, trans. The saga library. 6 vols. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891–96.

Large paper. Presentation copy to Jane Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, no. 485 (bought in for £21). — Unlocated.

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¶ Morris — Roots of the mountains (1890)

April 11, 2017

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Morris, William. The roots of the mountains. London: Reeves and Turner, 1890.

Illuminated for Morris by Edmond G. Reuter.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. (May still owned it when she wrote her will, and later it was sold for £16,450.) — Unlocated.

Reference: Mobbs, Robert. “A Swiss Artist: Edmond G. Reuter.” International Studio 46 (June 1912): 290–97. [Internet Archive]

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¶ Geijer — Svenska folk-visor från forntiden (1814–16)

April 11, 2017

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Geijer, Erik Gustaf. Svenska folk-visor från forntiden. 3 vols. Stockholm: Strinnholm och Häggström, 1814–16.

With a duplicate large-paper copy of vol. 3.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1020 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Morris — Sigurd the Volsung (1887)

April 10, 2017

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Morris, William. The story of Sigurd the Volsung and the fall of the Niblungs. 4th ed. London: Reeves and Turner, 1887.

Large paper. Presentation copy to either Jane or May Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 475 (part; bought in for £15 10s.).

Reference: LeMire, p. 71.

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¶ Morris — Sigurd the Volsung (1887)

April 7, 2017

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Morris, William. The story of Sigurd the Volsung and the fall of the Niblungs. 4th ed. London: Reeves and Turner, 1887.

With several MS corrections in Morris’s hand.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 476 (part; bought in for £10 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: LeMire, p. 71.

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¶ Keats — Poems (1894)

April 7, 2017

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Keats, John. Poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Provenance: Morris. — Crosby Gaige. — Offered by Philip J. Pirages, March 1988, to Sanford Berger for $1,900. — Unlocated.

Reference: Bibliography, A24.

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¶ Dibdin — Aedes Althorpianae (1822)

April 6, 2017

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Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. Aedes Althorpianae; or an account of the mansion, books, and pictures at Althorp, the residence of George John Earl Spencer, K.G. 2 vols. London: printed by W. Nicol, successor to W. Bulmer and Co., Shakspeare Press, and sold by Payne and Foss, Longman, Hurst and Co., J. and A. Arch, R. H. Evans, R. Triphook, and John Major, 1822.

Vol. 1 only.

Provenance: Thomas Gaisford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Richard Bennett. — Richard Cady (dealer). — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Grolier Club Library (\DibdinColl\08.26\S745\1822\c.1&2 06/26/02 N; copy 2) [gift from Samuels Lasner].

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¶ Morris — Defence of Guinevere (1892)

April 6, 2017

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Morris, William. The defence of Guinevere, and other poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press. London, 1892.

Vellum copy.

Provenance: Morris. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress, Rosenwald Collection (PR5078.D4 1892, copy 2) [gift from Rosenwald].

Reference: Bibliography, A5.

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¶ Worsaae, etc.

April 3, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Worsaae, J. J. A. Afbildninger fra det Kongelige Museum for Nordiske Oldsager i Kjöbenhavn. Copenhagen: Kittendorff & Aagaard, 1854.

Illustrated.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

[2] Die Sammlungen des germanischen Museums. Nuremberg: Germanisches Museum, 1868.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 653 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Two sagas

March 30, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Hávardðdar saga Ísfirðings. Copenhagen: Berlingske Bogtrykkeri ved N. H. Stenderup, 1860.

[2] Tvaer sögur af Gísla Súrssyn. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1849.

Digital version: Google.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1002 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Walter Emery — Beinecke Library, Yale University (2000 2112).


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¶ Morris — Saga library (1891–95)

March 9, 2017

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Morris, William, and Eiríkr Magnússon, trans. The saga library. 5 vols. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891–95.

Large paper. A sixth volume was published in 1896, the year of Morris’s death.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 837 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Digital version: Internet Archive [vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3].


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¶ Ellis — Syr Perecyvelle of Gales (1895)

March 7, 2017

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Ellis, F. S., ed. Syr Perecyvelle of Gales. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

May Morris’s vellum copy, illuminated by Edmond G. Reuter.

Provenance: Morris (?). — May Morris. — Sotheby, 19 October 1970, lot 788. — UCLA Library (Clark Library, Press Coll. Kelmscott Annex).

Reference: Bibliography, A33.

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¶ Hirth — Formenschatz (1879–1911)

March 6, 2017

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Hirth, Georg. Der Formenschatz der Renaissance. Leipzig: Georg Hirth, 1879–1911.

Periodical. Illustrated. Morris owned nos. 11–20.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 302 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 8s.). —Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Munch — Fagrskinna (1847)

March 3, 2017

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Munch, P. A., and others, eds. Fagrskinna. Kortfattet norsk konge-saga fra slutningen af det tolfte eller begyndelsen af det trettende aarhundrede. Christiania: Trykt hos P.T. Malling, 1847.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 840 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated. [The Wellcome Library owns a copy of this book, but there are no indications that it was in Morris’s collection.]

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 914.


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¶ Schmidt — Griechische Märchen, Sagen und Volkslieder (1877)

February 28, 2017

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Schmidt, Bernhard, ed. and trans. Griechische Märchen, Sagen und Volkslieder. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1877.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1006 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 ZEY.AA1) [no Morris book label].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 906.

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¶ Rosselini — Monumenti (1836)

February 28, 2017

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Rosellini, Ippolito. I monumenti dell’Egitto e della Nubia disegnati dalla spedizione scientifico-letteraria toscana in Egitto. 9 vols. Pisa: Presso N. Capurro e c., 1832–44.

Morris apparently owned an incomplete set without the plates.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1006 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Vetusta monumenta (1767–1906)

February 27, 2017

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Vetusta monumenta: quae ad rerum britannicarum memoriam conservandam. 7 vols. London: Society of Antiquaries, 1767–1906.

Morris owned vol. 6, plates 18–25; and vol. 7, parts 1–2, plates 1–10.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1188 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Thorsteinsson — Sturlúnga-saga (1817–20)

February 21, 2017

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Thorsteinsson, B., ed. Sturlúnga-saga, edr, Islendínga-saga hin mikla. 4 vols. in 1. Copenhagen: Thorsteini Einarssyni Rangel, 1817–18[20].

Inscribed by Joní Jonssyní.

Provenance: Joní Jonssyní (?). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1052 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (1997 317).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 887.


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¶ Ólafsson — Kvæði Eggerts Ólafssonar (1832)

February 20, 2017

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Ólafsson, Eggert. Kvæði Eggerts Ólafssonar. Copenhagen: E. Jónsson, Th. Sæmundsson, and S. Thorarensen, 1832.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 889.

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¶ Munch — Saga Olafs konungs Tryggvasunar (1853)

February 20, 2017

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Munch, P. A., ed. Saga Olafs konungs Tryggvasunar. Christiania: Brøgger & Christie’s bogtrykkeri, 1853.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 430 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 20s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 913.


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¶ Müntz — La tapisserie (1884?)

February 14, 2017

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Müntz, Eugène. La tapisserie. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1884?].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 41 (part; sold to Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Martha — Manuel d’archéologie étrusque et romaine (1884)

February 14, 2017

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Martha, Jules. Manuel d’archéologie étrusque et romaine. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1884].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 41 (part; sold to Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Lecoy de la Marche —Les manuscrits et la miniature (1884?)

February 14, 2017

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Lecoy de la Marche, Albert. Les manuscrits et la miniature. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1884?].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 41 (part; sold to Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 YHBAL).


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¶ Gerspach — La mosaïque (1881)

February 14, 2017

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Gerspach, [Edouard]. La mosaïque. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1881].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 41 (part; sold to Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Babelon — Manuel d’archéologie orientale (1888)

February 14, 2017

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Babelon, Ernest. Manuel d’archéologie orientale. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1888].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 41 (part; sold to Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 787.


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¶ Guðmundsson — Íslendínga sögur (1829–30)

February 13, 2017

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Guðmundsson, Þorgeir, and Þorsteinn Helgason, eds. Íslendínga sögur. 2 vols. Copenhagen: S. L. Moller, 1829–30.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 841 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Walter Emery. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (2000 2121).

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¶ Caxton — History of Godefrey of Boloyne (1893)

February 10, 2017

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Caxton, William, trans. The history of Godefrey of Boloyne. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: William Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased August 1897). — Marsden Perry. — C. C. Kalbfleisch. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress, Rosenwald Collection (D152.G783 1893 copy 2) [gift from Rosenwald].

Reference: Bibliography, A15.

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¶ Morris — Story of the ere-dwellers (1892)

February 9, 2017

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Morris, William, and Eiríkr Magnússon, trans. The story of the ere-dwellers. Saga Library, vol. 2. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1892.

Large paper edition. Inscribed “to Janey from W.M. with best love November 30th 1891.”

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

References: LeMire, p. 164. — MS catalogue (2), no. 836.

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Ruskin — Fors clavigera (1871–83)

February 9, 2017

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Ruskin, John. Fors clavigera: letters to the workmen and labourers of Great Britain. 8 vols. Orpington, Kent: George Allen, 1871–83.

Letters 1–27 (lacking letter 12). Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 831 (part; sold to Bumpus for £1 8s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Skírnir (1827– )

February 8, 2017

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Skírnir; tídindi hins Ískenzka Bókmentafèlags. Reykjavík : Íslenska Bokmentafélag, 1827– .

Morris owned 1852–1875 (not including 1873).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 450 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

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¶ Sigurðsson — Íslendínga sögur (1848)

February 7, 2017

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Sigurðsson, Jón, and C. C. Rafn, eds. Íslendínga sögur. 2 vols. Copenhagen: S. L. Möllers bogtrykkeri, 1848.

Morris seems not to have owned the final two volumes in the set.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 902.

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¶ Bibliotheca hispana (1895)

February 6, 2017

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Bibliotheca hispana: a catalogue of books in Castilian, Catalan, Portuguese, or otherwise of Spanish interest. London: Bernard Quaritch, February 1895.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 872 [?] (part; sold to Henry Wellcome). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR) YHH.B.35).

Digital version: Internet Archive (Morris copy).

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¶ Spruner von Merz — Historisch-geographischer Hand-Atlas (1854–55)

January 25, 2017

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Spruner von Merz, Karl. Historisch-geographischer Hand-Atlas. 3 vols. Gotha: J. Perthes, 1854–55.

Morris may have owned only vol. 1 (1855).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1136 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 11s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Haltrich — Deutsche Volksmärchen (1856)

January 19, 2017

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Haltrich, Josef. Deutsche Volksmärchen aus dem Sachsenlande in Siebenbürgen. Berlin: J. Springer, 1856.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 891.

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¶ Egilsson — Odysseifs-kvæði (1853)

January 19, 2017

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Egilsson, Sveinbjörn, trans. Odysseifs-kvæði. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Mölle, 1853.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 448 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. —Unlocated.


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¶ Etoffes (n.d.)

January 18, 2017

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Etoffes: extrait de l’art pour tous. Paris: Morel, n.d.

Illustrated: 65 plates in a portfolio.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 517 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 6s.).— Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 341.


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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

January 18, 2017

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Morris, William. A dream of John Ball, and A king’s lesson. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Presentation copy to Jane Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 479 (part; bought in for £12 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Bibliography, A6.

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¶ Melstað — Nýja sagan (1868–83)

January 18, 2017

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Melstað, Páll. Nýja sagan. 2 vols. Reykjavik: 1868–83.

Morris appears to have owned an incomplete set.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 447 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Antiquarisk tidsskrift

January 17, 2017

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Antiquarisk tidsskrift. Copenhagen: J. D. Qvist.

Journal. Morris owned the volumes for 1843–60.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 446 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 11s.).— Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Caldecott — Randolph Caldecott’s “Graphic” pictures (n.d.)

January 16, 2017

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Caldecott, Randolph. Randolph Caldecott’s “Graphic” pictures. 4 vols. London: George Routledge & Sons (?), n.d.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 75 (part). — Unlocated.

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¶ Quentel — Musterbuch für Ornamente und Stickmuster (1882)

January 16, 2017

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Quentel, Peter. Musterbuch für Ornamente und Stickmuster. Leipzig: K. W. Hiersemann, [1882].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 876 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 19s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Gilchrist — Life of Blake (1863)

January 13, 2017

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Gilchrist, Alexander. Life of Blake, “Pictor ignotus”. 2 vols. London and Cambridge: Macmillan, 1863.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 424 (part; sold for 16s.). — Unlocated.

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