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¶ Cleasby — Icelandic–English dictionary (1869)

March 12, 2018

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Cleasby, Richard, and Gudbrand Vigfusson. An Icelandic–English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1869.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: Morris catalogue (2), no. 691 (where it is misdated 1859).

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¶ Chaucer — Minor Poems (1871–80)

February 5, 2018

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The following titles are bound together (in Leighton’s usual quarter-linen style, probably done for Morris in the 1890s):

[1] Chaucer, Geoffrey. A one-text print of Chaucer’s minor poems. Ed. Frederick J. Furnivall. Chaucer Society publications, 1st ser. London: published for the Chaucer Society by N. Trübner & Co., 1871–1880.

Issued in two parts; Morris owned the first.

[2] Furnivall, Frederick J. Trial-forewords to my “Parallel-text edition of Chaucer’s minor poems” for the Chaucer Society. Chaucer Society publications, 2nd ser. London: published for the Chaucer Society by N. Trübner & Co., 1871–1873.

Morris owned the second part, “Further additions and corrections” (20 December 1873).


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — [Probably] Sotheby 1898, lot 210 (part; sold to Sotheran for £1 18s.). — University of Maryland Libraries, Maryland Room (Rare Stacks PR1853 .F86 1868).


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¶ Moland — Nouvelles françoises en prose du XIIIe siécle (1856)

February 2, 2018

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Moland, Louis Émile Dieudonné, and Charles d’Hâericault. Nouvelles françoises en prose du XIIIe siécle. Bibliothèque elzevirienne. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1856.

With a note by Robert Steele: “Used by Morris in his translation of King Florus, Amis and Amile, and the Emperor Coustans.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Caxton Head [Tregaskis] catalogue 539, July 1903. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 67.

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¶ Moland — Nouvelles françoises en prose du XIV siécle (1856)

February 2, 2018

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Moland, Louis Émile Dieudonné, and Charles d’Hâericault. Nouvelles françoises en prose du XIVe siécle. Bibliothèque elzevirienne. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1858.

The Sotheby 1898 catalogue indicates that Morris owned two copies of this title.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Wright — Les cent nouvelles nouvelles (1858)

February 1, 2018

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Wright, Thomas, ed. Les cent nouvelles nouvelles. Bibliothèque elzevirienne. 2 vols. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1858.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Straparola — Les facétieuses nuits de Straparole (1857)

February 1, 2018

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Straparola, Gianfrancesco. Les facétieuses nuits de Straparole. Bibliothèque elzévirenne. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1857.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Montaiglon — Le livre du chevalier de la Tour-Landry (1854)

February 1, 2018

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Montaiglon, Anatole de. Le livre du chevalier de la Tour-Landry. Bibliothèque elzevirienne. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1854.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Caxton Head [Tregaskis] catalogue 539, July 1903, no. 193 (12s. 6d.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Lancereau — Hitopadésa (1855)

February 1, 2018

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Lancereau, Édouard. Hitopadésa. Bibliothèque elzevirienne. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1855.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Paul von Baldinger. — Alphons Nobel. — Offered for sale by Bernard Quaritch, April 2014 (£400). — Offered for sale by Blackwell, April 2015. — William Morris Society (London).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 61.


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¶ Morris — Saga library (1891–93)

January 30, 2018

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Morris, William, and Eiríkr Magnússon, trans. The saga library. 3 vols. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891–93.

Described in the Lobb catalogue as “L.P., Autograph Presentation Copy from Morris, vols 1 to 3, with 8 odd and duplicate vols of the ordinary edition, etc. 12 vols.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, no. 486 (sold for £3 5s.). — Unlocated.

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Tchernychewsky — Que faire? (1876)

January 16, 2018

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Tchernychewsky, N. G. Que faire? Roman. Milano: Levino Robecchi, 1876.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 750.

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¶ La Motte-Fouqué — Romantic fiction (1843?)

January 12, 2018

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La Motte-Fouqué, Friedrich Heinrich Karl, Freiherr de. Romantic fiction: shorter tales from the German. 2nd ed. London: Edward Lumley, [1843?].

Inscription by Dante Gabriel Rossetti: “May Morris with DGR’s love on her 10th birthday March 25 1872.”

Provenance: Dante Gabriel Rossetti. — May Morris. — John Bryson. — Ian Hodgkins and Co. (purchased at Bryson sale, Christie, London). — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware.

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¶ Morris — Roots of the mountains (1890)

January 11, 2018

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

Inscribed by Morris to Jenny Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Mark Samuel Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware.

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¶ Rossetti — Family letters (1895)

January 11, 2018

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Dante Gabriel Rossetti: his family letters. Ed. William Michael Rossetti. 2 vols. London: Ellis and Elvey, 1895.

With Morris book label.

Provenance: Morris. — Mark Samuels Lasner (purchased from Heartwood Books, 1982). — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

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Webster — Book of rhyme (1881)

January 11, 2018

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Webster, Augusta. A book of rhyme. London: Macmillan, 1881.

Inscribed by Webster to Jane Morris.

Provenance: Augusta Webster. — Jane Morris. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

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Blunt — Esther (1895)

January 11, 2018

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Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen. Esther: a young man’s tragedy, together with the Love sonnets of Proteus. Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895.

Inscribed “Jane Morris, from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, Newbuildings Place, May 30, 1896.”

Provenance: Blunt. — Jane Morris. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library (Books A-Z PR4149.B8 E8x 1895 ).

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¶ Rossetti — Family letters (1895)

January 10, 2018

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Dante Gabriel Rossetti: his family letters. Ed. William Michael Rossetti. 2 vols. London: Ellis and Elvey, 1895.

Large paper. This probably passed through the Sotheby 1898 sale, since it has Morris’s book label, but it does not appear in that catalogue.

Provenance: Morris. — W.F.G. — James William Ellsworth. — Rosenbach (sold 27 December 1943 for $25). — Christie, 2004, lot 198 (sold for £1,075). — Unlocated.

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¶ Collection de poésies, romans, chroniques (1838–58)

January 5, 2018

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Collection de poésies, romans, chroniques &c. . . . publié d’après d’anciens manuscrits et d’après des éditions des XVe et XVIe siècles. 25 vols. in 4. Paris: L.-C. Silvestre [and others], 1838–58.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 640.

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¶ Morris — Manuscript notebook

January 5, 2018

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Morris, William. Manuscript notebook, chiefly notes on books in British Museum.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 6.

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¶ Spruner von Merz — Spruner-Menke atlas antiquus (1865)

January 3, 2018

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Spruner von Merz, Karl. Spruner-Menke atlas antiquus. Ed. Theodorus Menke. Germany: J. Perthes, 1865.

This collection of maps went through several editions; we are not sure which version Morris owned.

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


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¶ Morris — Defence of Guenevere (1875)

January 3, 2018

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Morris, William. The defence of Guenevere and other poems. London: Ellis & White, 1875.

Large paper.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 176.

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¶ Magnússon — Volsünga saga (1870)

December 21, 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; presentation copy from Morris to unidentified recipient (probably Jane Morris), in a binding designed by Elizabeth Burden (Jane’s sister) and executed by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson. Two pages of the book are decorated by Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 471 (perhaps sold for £22; in the British Library copy of the catalogue, the lot is marked both “Sell” and “Keep”). — Unlocated.

Reference: LeMire, p. 51.

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¶ Chaucer Society’s publications

December 21, 2017

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Chaucer Society’s publications.

One lot in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue (see below) included a substantial collection of miscellaneous publications by the Chaucer Society (founded in 1868): First Series, 14 numbers (between 16 and 43); Second Series (18 numbers); A six-print text of Chaucer’s Canterbury tales, ed. Frederick J. Furnivall; and Chaucer’s various writings (10 vols.). The books probably came to Morris as gifts from his friend Furnivall, the founder of the Society.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 210 (sold to Sotheran for £1 18s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Rawlinson — Great monarchies (1873–76)

December 14, 2017

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The two following titles are conflated in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue as The seven great monarchies of the ancient eastern world. (Morris seems not to have owned The sixth great Oriental monarchy, published in 1873, or if he did, it may have been deaccessioned by the Wellcome Library, which has another copy without Morris’s book label.)

[1] Rawlinson, George. The five great monarchies of the ancient eastern world, or the history, geography, and antiquities of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, and Persia. 3rd ed. 3 vols. London: John Murray, 1873.

[2] Rawlinson. The seventh great Oriental monarchy, or the geography, history, and antiquities of the Sassanian or new Persian empire. 2 vols. in 1. London: Longmans, 1876.

Digital version: Internet Archive (Morris’s copy).


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 822 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 ZBB.28).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 136 (where the title is rendered as “Rawlinson’s Ancient Monarchies”).


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¶ Magnússon — Volsünga saga (1870)

December 11, 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.

In a binding designed by Philip Webb..

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 250.

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¶ Morris — Aeneids of Virgil (1876)

December 11, 2017

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Morris, William, trans. Aeneids of Virgil. 2 vols. London: Ellis & White, 1876.

Large paper.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: LeMire, p. 65. — MS catalogue (2), no. 175.

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¶ Morris — Earthly paradise (1872)

December 8, 2017

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Morris, William. The earthly paradise. 10 vols. London: Ellis and Green, 1872.

“Popular Edition. In ten parts.” An incomplete set: includes parts 3, 4, 5, 6, 10.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 260.

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¶ Album of eastern illuminations

December 8, 2017

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Album of eastern illuminations.

Unidentified. The full entry in MS catalogue (2) is “Album of Eastern Illuminations (Delhi work seemingly).”

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 353.

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¶ Facsimiles of ancient manuscripts (1873–?)

December 7, 2017

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Facsimiles of ancient manuscripts. London: Paleographical Society, 1873—?

This series continued into the twentieth century, so it is unclear how many volumes Morris owned.

Provenance: Morris — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 324.

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¶ Lemprière — Biblioteca classica (1825)

December 7, 2017

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Lemprière, John. Biblioteca classica, or a classical dictionary containing a full account of all the proper names mentioned in ancient authors, with tables of coins, weights and measures in use among the Greeks and Romans. London: T. & J. Allman, 1825.

MS catalogue (2) does not identify the date of this book, which went through many editions.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 294.

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¶ Morris — Life and death of Jason (1877)

December 7, 2017

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Morris, William. The life and death of Jason: a poem. 7th ed. London: Ellis and White, 1877.

With corrections in pencil.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 263.

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¶ Sturluson — Sagan af Agli Skallagrímssyni (1856)

December 7, 2017

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Sturluson, Snorri. Sagan af Agli Skallagrímssyni. Ed. Jón Þorkelsson. Reykjavík: Einar Þórðarson, 1856.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 274.

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¶ Chaucer — Works (1896)

December 7, 2017

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Chaucer, Geoffrey. The works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Presented by Jane Morris to Exeter College Library, 7 November 1896, with a note by Sydney Cockerell: “This is the first bound copy of the Chaucer. It was delivered to William Morris on Tuesday June 2nd 1896.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — Exeter College Library, Oxford University (9 YHM 55c.1.).

Reference: Bibliography, A40.

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¶ Bulteau — Description de la cathédrale de Chartres (1850)

December 6, 2017

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Bulteau, Marcel Joseph. Description de la cathédrale de Chartres. Chartres: Garnier and others, 1850.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 149.

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¶ Bayet — L’art byzantin (1883)

December 6, 2017

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Bayet, Charles. L’art byzantin. Paris: A. Quantin, 1883.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 130.

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¶ Jean, d’Arras — Melusine (1854)

December 6, 2017

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Jean, d’Arras. Melusine. Ed. Charles Brunet. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1854.

Based on Paris, 1478 edition.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 62.


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¶ Brunet — Le violier des histoires romaines (1858)

December 6, 2017

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Brunet, Gustave, ed. Le violier des histoires romaines: ancienne traduction françoise des Gesta Romanorum. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1858.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 63.


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¶ Coleridge — Poems (1896)

December 5, 2017

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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Poems chosen out of the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Vellum copy. Inscribed by Jane Morris to Sydney Cockerell, 2 September 1912. Note by Cockerell on flyleaf: “Owing to the difficulties of printing on vellum, it was necessary, in order to ensure the full number of perfect copies, to print one more of each sheet than was required. This volume consists of the sheets which remained over after the sheets for the eight vellum copies of this work had been selected. The majority are quite satisfactory, but here and there the vellum may be too thin or the inking defective or there may be slight stains needing this explanation.”

Provenance: William Morris. — Jane Morris. — Sydney Cockerell. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress (PR4478.A35 E4 Copy 2, Rosenwald Collection) [gift of Rosenwald].

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Rossetti — Hand and soul (1895)

December 4, 2017

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Hand and soul. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Morris book label.

Provenance: Morris. — University of Virginia Library (Special Collections E 1895 .R67).

Reference: Bibliography, 36.

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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Golden legend (1892)

December 2, 2017

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Jacobus, de Voragine. The golden legend. Trans. William Caxton and ed. F. S. Ellis. 3 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Morris’s copy, with some manuscript notes.

Provenance: Morris. — Parke-Bernet, 13 March 1971, lot 347. — Unlocated.

Reference: Bibliography, A7.

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

December 2, 2017

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

Frontispiece by Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. Morris’s signature on flyleaf.

Provenance: Morris. — Frederick H. Evans. — Unidentified catalogue (loosely inserted in book), no. 128 ($165). — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress (PR5079 .D8 1892 Copy 2, Rosenwald Collection) [gift of Rosenwald].

Reference: Bibliography, A6.

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

December 2, 2017

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

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

Provenance: Morris estate. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 244 (sold for $60). — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A6. — Marsden Perry List, no. 18.

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¶ Clanvowe — Floure and the leafe (1896)

December 1, 2017

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Clanvowe, Sir Thomas. The floure and the leafe, and The boke of Cupide, god of love, or The Cuckow and the nightingale. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

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

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 281 (sold for $40). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 117. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A43. — Marsden Perry List, no. 188.

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¶ Laudes beatae Mariae Virginis (1896)

December 1, 2017

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Laudes beatae Mariae Virginis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

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

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 282 (sold for $90). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 116. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A42. — Marsden Perry List, no. 181.

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¶ Morris — Earthly paradise (1896–97)

December 1, 2017

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Morris, William. The earthly paradise. 8 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896–97.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in. (Morris died between the publication of the second and third volumes.)

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 248 (sold for $280). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 115. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A41. — Marsden Perry List, nos. 180, 183, 191, 197, 199, 201, 204, 206.

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¶ Chaucer — Works (1896)

November 30, 2017

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Chaucer, Geoffrey. The works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. No Morris book label.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 276 (sold to Charles Sessler for $7,100). — Charles J. Rosenbloom (purchased from Sessler, 1967). — Beinecke Library, Yale University (BEIN 1977 Folio 29) [Rosenbloom bequest, 1973].

References: Bibliography, A40. — Marsden Perry List, no. 178. — Peterson, William S., and Sylvia Holton Peterson. The Kelmscott Chaucer: A Census. New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 2011. (See 1.15.)

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¶ Morris — Well at the world’s end (1896)

November 30, 2017

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Morris, William. The well at the world’s end. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 283 (sold for $110). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 113. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A39. — Marsden Perry List, no. 176.

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¶ Coleridge — Poems (1896)

November 30, 2017

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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Poems chosen out of the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

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

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 280 (sold for $110). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 112. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A38. — Marsden Perry List, no. 170.

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¶ Herrick — Poems (1895)

November 30, 2017

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

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

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 271 (sold for $250). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 111. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A37. — Marsden Perry List, no. 170.

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¶ Rossetti — Hand and soul (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Hand and soul. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

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

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 274 (sold for $60). — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, 36. — Marsden Perry List, no. 165.

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¶ Morris — Child Christopher (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Morris, William. Child Christopher and Goldilind the fair. 2 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

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

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 272 (sold for $35). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 109. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A35. — Marsden Perry List, no. 160.

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