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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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¶ Morris — Life and death of Jason (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Morris, William. The life and death of Jason, a poem. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

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 273 (sold for $120). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 108. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A32. — Marsden Perry List, no. 156.

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¶ Ellis — Syr Perecyvelle of Gales (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Ellis, F. S., ed. Syr Perecyvelle of Gales. 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 275 (sold for $35). — Parke-Bernet, 5 November 1946, lot 311. — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A33. — Marsden Perry List, no. 153.

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¶ Morris — Tale of Beowulf (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Morris, William, and A. J. Wyatt, trans. The tale of Beowulf. 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 276 (sold for $130). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 106. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A32. — Marsden Perry List, no. 147.

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¶ Morris — Defence of Guenevere (1892)

November 29, 2017

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

Morris signature on flyleaf.

Provenance: Morris. — Newberry Library (Wing ZP 845 .K299).

References: Bibliography, A5. — MS catalogue (2), no. 429.

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¶ Savonarola — Epistola de contemptu mundi (1894)

November 28, 2017

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Savonarola, Girolamo. Epistola de contemptu mundi di frate Hieronymo da Ferrara dellordine de frati predicatori la quale manda. Ed. Charles Fairfax Murray. London: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

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 265 (sold for $80). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 105. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A31. — Marsden Perry List, no. 141.

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¶ Ellis — Psalmi penitentiales (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Ellis, F. S., ed. Psalmi penitentiales. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

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 263 (sold for $45). — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 104. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A30. — Marsden Perry List, no. 138.

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¶ Wardrop — Book of wisdom and lies (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Wardrop, Oliver, trans. The book of wisdom and lies. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

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. — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A28. — Marsden Perry List, no. 105.

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¶ Morris — Wood beyond the world (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Morris, William. The wood beyond the world. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

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 261 (sold for $110). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 102. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A27. — Marsden Perry List, no. 104.

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¶ Morris — Tale of the Emperor Coustans (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Morris, William, trans. The tale of the Emperor Coustans and of over sea. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Bought by 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 267 (sold for $35). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 101. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A26. — Marsden Perry List, no. 99.

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¶ Swinburne — Atalanta in Calydon (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Swinburne, Algernon C. Atalanta in Calydon. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

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 266 (sold for $100). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 100. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A25. — Marsden Perry List, no. 96.

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¶ Morris — Of the friendship of Amis and Amile (1894)

November 24, 2017

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Morris, William, trans. Of the friendship of Amis and Amile. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in. (The usual Morris book label had been removed by 1936.)

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 258 (sold for $40). — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A23. — Marsden Perry List, no. 84.

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¶ Morris — Story of the glittering plain (1894)

November 24, 2017

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Morris, William. The story of the glittering plain. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Illustrated by Walter Crane. Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in. A letter to an identified correspondent, 4 August [1891], is laid in (quoted in Collected Letters, 3:334).

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 260 (sold for $175). — George A. Poole, Jr. — Lilly Library, Indiana University (Vault Lilly PR5079 .S8).

References: Bibliography, A22. — Marsden Perry List, no. 77.

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¶ Morris — Tale of King Florus (1893)

November 22, 2017

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Morris, William, trans. The tale of King Florus and the fair Jehane. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

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 253 (sold for $40). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 95. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A21. — Marsden Perry List, no. 72.

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¶ Rossetti — Ballads and narrative poems (1893)

November 22, 2017

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Ballads and narrative poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

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 251 (sold for $80). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 94. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A20. — Marsden Perry List, no. 68.

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¶ Rossetti — Sonnets and lyrical poems (1894)

November 22, 2017

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Sonnets and lyrical poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

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 264 (sold for $110). — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A20a. — Marsden Perry List, no. 86.

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¶ Meinhold — Sidonia the sorceress (1893)

November 22, 2017

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Meinhold, Wilhelm. Sidonia the sorceress. Trans. Francesca Speranza, Lady Wilde. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

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 249 (sold for $110). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 93. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A19. — Marsden Perry List, no. 66.

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¶ Morris — Gothic architecture (1893)

November 21, 2017

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Morris, William. Gothic architecture: a lecture for the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

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 250 (sold for $30). — Parke-Bernet, 5 November 1946, lot 313. — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A18. — Marsden Perry List, no. 63.

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¶ Tennyson — Maud (1893)

November 21, 2017

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Tennyson, Alfred. Maud: a monodrama. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

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 257 (sold for $90). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 91. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A17. — Marsden Perry List, no. 54.

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¶ More — Utopia (1893)

November 21, 2017

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More, Sir Thomas. Utopia. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

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). — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 255 (sold for $150). — Marsden J. Perry. — Library of Congress (2016a copy 2, Rosenwald Collection) [gift of Rosenwald].

References: Bibliography, A16. — Marsden Perry List, no. 49.

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¶ Cavendish — Life of Thomas Wolsey (1893)

November 21, 2017

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Cavendish, George. The life of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

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 254 (sold for $100). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 88. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A14. — Marsden Perry List, no. 39.

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¶ Llull — Order of chivalry (1892–93)

November 21, 2017

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Llull, Ramón. The order of chivalry. Trans. William Caxton. Ed. F. S. Ellis. [and] L’Ordene de chevalerie. Trans. William Morris. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892–93.

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 256 (sold for $80). — John M. Crawford. — Morgan Library (076902).

References: Bibliography, A13. — Marsden Perry List, no. 35.

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¶ Morris — News from nowhere (1892)

November 21, 2017

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Morris, William. News from nowhere. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

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 245 (sold for $90). — Parke-Bernet, 5 November 1946, lot 311. — Salisbury House, Des Moines, Iowa.

References: Bibliography, A12. — Marsden Perry List, no. 34.

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¶ Shakespeare — Poems (1893)

November 21, 2017

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Shakespeare, William. The poems of William Shakespeare. Ed. Frederick S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell on behalf of the Exors.” 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 252 (sold for $180). — Charles J. Rosenbloom. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (BEIN 1976 2783) [Rosenbloom bequest].

References: Bibliography, A11. — Kutter, Suzanne, and Donald Gallup, “A Check-list of the Bequest.” Yale University Library Gazette 49 (April 1975): 339. — Marsden Perry List, no. 31.

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¶ Caxton — History of Reynard the foxe (1893)

November 21, 2017

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Caxton, William, trans. The history of Reynard the foxe. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

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 240 (sold for $110). — John M. Crawford. — Morgan Library (076891).

References: Bibliography, A10. — Marsden Perry List, no. 28.

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¶ Lefevre — Recuyell of the historyes of Troye (1892)

November 21, 2017

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Lefevre, Raoul. The recuyell of the historyes of Troye. Ed. H. Halliday Sparling. 2 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

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 241 (sold for $190). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 83. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A8. — Marsden Perry List, no. A21.

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¶ Morris — Defence of Guenevere (1892)

November 21, 2017

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

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 243 (sold for $90). — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress (PR5078.D4 1892 copy 2, Rosenwald Collection) [gift of Rosenwald].

References: Bibliography, A5. — Marsden Perry List, no. 14.

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¶ Morris — Poems by the Way (1891)

November 21, 2017

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Morris, William. Poems by the way. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1891.

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 238 (sold for $75). —  Private collection of Yoshiaki Morisawa, Japan.

References: Bibliography, A2. — Marsden Perry List, no. 6.

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¶ Morris — Story of the glittering plain (1891)

November 21, 2017

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Morris, William. The story of the glittering plain. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1891.

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

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 237 (sold for $125). — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A1. — Marsden Perry List, no. 4.

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¶ Silvestre — Collection de poésies, romans, chroniques (1839–45)

November 18, 2017

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Silvestre, L. C., and others, eds. Collection de poésies, romans, chroniques. 25 vols. Paris: chez Silvestre, 1838–58.

Illustrated. Morris owned five of the volumes, all in Old or Middle French: (1) Miracle de nostre dame d’ Berthe fẽme du roy Pepin (1839). (2) Le mystere de la vie et hystoire de monseigneur sainct Martin lequel fut Archeuesque de Tours (1841). (3) Miracle de nostre dame de la marquise de la Gaudine (1841). (4) La Marche, Olivier de. Le chevalier delibere (1842). (5) Listoyre de Pierre de Provence et de la belle Maguelonne (1845).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 217 (sold to Bain for £33). — Unlocated.


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¶ Morris — Hopes and fears for art (1882)

November 17, 2017

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Morris, William. Hopes and fears for art. London: Ellis and White, 1882.

Large paper edition.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 428.

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¶ Fischbach — Ornament of textile fabrics (1883)

November 17, 2017

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Fischbach, Friedrich. Ornament of textile fabrics. London: Bernard Quaritch, [1883].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 318 (described as “Fishbach’s Textile Ornament in portfolio”).

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¶ Muther — Die deutsche Bücherillustration (1884)

November 17, 2017

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Muther, Richard. Die deutsche Bücherillustration der Gothik und Frührenaissance (1460–1530). Munich and Leipzig: George Hirth, 1884.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 311 (where it is dated 1874).

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¶ Schott — Walachische Maehrchen (1845)

November 15, 2017

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Schott, Arthur and Albert. Walachische Maehrchen. Stuttgart and Tübingen: J. G. Cotta, 1845.

Romanian fairy tales.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 835 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 47216/B).


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¶ Espólín — Íslands árbaekur í sögu-formi (1821)

November 14, 2017

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Espólín, Jón. Íslands árbaekur í sögu-formi. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Þ.E. Rangel, 1821.

Part of a larger set.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 377.

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¶ Homassel — Cours théorique et pratique (1807)

November 14, 2017

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Homassel. Cours théorique et pratique sur l’art de la teinture. 2nd ed. Paris: Courcier, 1807.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 30 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 29247/B).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 558.

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¶ Monuments de la xylographie (1882–84)

November 10, 2017

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Monuments de la xylographie. 4 vols. Paris: Adam Pilinski, 1882–84.

Illustrated. Facsimile reprints of four titles: Apocalypse; Bible des pauvres; Cantica canticorum; Oraison dominicale.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 686 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £10 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (each volume catalogued separately, but the latter two are described as missing): Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 ZHB; Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 ZHB /PIL; Closed stores Hist. 2 ZHB; Closed stores Hist. 2 ZHB).


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¶ Riaño — Industrial arts in Spain (1879)

November 8, 2017

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Riaño, Juan F. The industrial arts in Spain. London: Published for the Committee of Council on Education by Chapman and Hall, 1879.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 424.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

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¶ Ingleby — Shakspere allusion-books (1874)

November 8, 2017

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Ingleby, C. M., ed. Shakspere allusion-books, part 1. New Shakspere Society publications, series 4. London: Trübner, 1874.

The book has been rebound, and the Wellcome cataloguers speculate that Morris’s book label was removed when that happened.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1010 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 CUT Pt 1).


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¶ Transactions of the New Shakspere Society 1874–76)

November 8, 2017

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Transactions of the New Shakspere Society. London: New Shakspere Society, 1874–76.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1010 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccesioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Brown — Sonnets of Shakespeare solved (1870)

November 8, 2017

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Brown, Henry. The sonnets of Shakespeare solved, and the mystery of his friendship, love, and rivalry revealed. London: J. R. Smith, 1870.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1010 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccesioned]. — Unlocated.


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Robson — Three early English metrical romances (1842)

November 7, 2017

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Robson, John, ed. Three early English metrical romances. London: printed for the Camden Society by J. B. Nichols and Son, 1842.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 431.

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¶ Duff — Early printed books (1893)

November 6, 2017

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Duff, E. Gordon. Early printed books. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1893.

Unsigned note—attributed to Emery Walker by Philip Hofer—on front pastedown: “This belonged to a little collection of printed books which Morris kept at the Press (at 21 Upper Mall, Hammersmith) for the use of his printers.” With the Morris book label, so it may have passed through the 1898 Sotheby sale (though it is not listed in that catalogue).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett (?). — Sotheby 1898 (?). — Houghton Library, Harvard University (Typ 805.93.3404).

Digital version: Wellcome Library (Morris’s other copy at the Wellcome Library).

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¶ Speculum humanae salvationis (1861)

November 6, 2017

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Speculum humanae salvationis. London: C. J. Stewart, 1861.

A facsimile reproduction with an introduction by Jean Philibert Berjeau.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 451.

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¶ Four sagas (19th century)

October 31, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Gislason, Konrad, ed. Sagan af Helga ok Grími Droplaugarsonum. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1847.

Digital version: Google.

[2] Hervar saga ok Heiđreks konungs. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1847.

[3] Sagan af Þorđi Hređu. Copenhagen: Berlingske Bogtrykkeri, 1848.

[4] Barđarsaga Snœfellsass Viglundarsaga. Copenhagen: Berlingske Bogtrykkeri ved N. H. Stendrup, 1860.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 846 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (2000 1525.)


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¶ Photographs

October 27, 2017

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Photographs.

20 photographs of medallion stone carvings from church walls.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 946 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Rundell — New system of domestic cookery (1836)

October 25, 2017

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[Rundell, Maria Eliza.] A new system of domestic cookery formed upon principles of economy and adapted to the use of private families. London: John Murray, 1836.

Presumably purchased by Dorothy Walker at one of the Lobb sales in 1939 (the source of some of her other books from Morris’s library), but it is not listed in those catalogues.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Dorothy Walker. — Elizabeth de Haas. — Emery Walker House.

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¶ Keats — Poems (1894)

October 25, 2017

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Keats, John. The poems of John Keats. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

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

Provenance: Morris. — Sydney Cockerell. — 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 259 (sold for $275). — Charles J. Rosenbloom. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (BEIN 1976 2732) [Rosenbloom bequest].

References: Bibliography, A24. — Kutter, Suzanne, and Donald Gallup, “A Check-list of the Bequest.” Yale University Library Gazette 49 (April 1975): 338. — Marsden Perry List, no. 88.

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¶ Shelley — Poetical works (1894–95)

October 25, 2017

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Shelley, Percy Bysshe. The poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. 3 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894–95.

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 270 (sold for $350). — Charles J. Rosenbloom. — Beinecke Library, Yale University Library (1976 2640) [Rosenbloom bequest].

References: Bibliography, A29. — Kutter, Suzanne, and Donald Gallup, “A Check-list of the Bequest.” Yale University Library Gazette 49 (April 1975): 339. — Marsden Perry List, nos. 136, 151, 163.

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¶ Laxdaela-Saga (1826)

October 20, 2017

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Laxdaela-Saga. Copenhagen: sumtibus Legati Magnæani ex typographeo H. F. Popp, 1826.

Presentation inscription from Morris to Forman.

Provenance: Morris. — Harry Buxton Forman — William F. Gable. — Elizabeth Wade White. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (BEIN 1976 59).

Digital versions: Google. — HathiTrust.

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