December 6, 2017

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¶ Jean, d’Arras — Melusine (1854)

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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December 6, 2017

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¶ Brunet — Le violier des histoires romaines (1858)

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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December 5, 2017

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¶ Coleridge — Poems (1896)

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].

December 4, 2017

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Rossetti — Hand and soul (1895)

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.

December 2, 2017

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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Golden legend (1892)

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.

December 2, 2017

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

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.

December 2, 2017

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

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.

December 1, 2017

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¶ Clanvowe — Floure and the leafe (1896)

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.

December 1, 2017

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¶ Laudes beatae Mariae Virginis (1896)

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.

December 1, 2017

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¶ Morris — Earthly paradise (1896–97)

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.

November 30, 2017

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¶ Chaucer — Works (1896)

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.)

November 30, 2017

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

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.

November 30, 2017

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¶ Coleridge — Poems (1896)

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.

November 30, 2017

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¶ Herrick — Poems (1895)

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.

November 30, 2017

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¶ Rossetti — Hand and soul (1895)

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.

November 30, 2017

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¶ Morris — Child Christopher (1895)

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.

November 30, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Life and death of Jason (1895)

¶ Morris — Life and death of Jason (1895)

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.

November 30, 2017

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¶ Ellis — Syr Perecyvelle of Gales (1895)

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.

November 30, 2017

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¶ Morris — Tale of Beowulf (1895)

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.

November 29, 2017

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¶ Morris — Defence of Guenevere (1892)

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.

November 28, 2017

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¶ Savonarola — Epistola de contemptu mundi (1894)

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.

November 27, 2017

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¶ Ellis — Psalmi penitentiales (1894)

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.

November 27, 2017

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¶ Wardrop — Book of wisdom and lies (1894)

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.

November 27, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Wood beyond the world (1894)

¶ Morris — Wood beyond the world (1894)

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.

November 27, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Tale of the Emperor Coustans (1894)

¶ Morris — Tale of the Emperor Coustans (1894)

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.

November 27, 2017

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¶ Swinburne — Atalanta in Calydon (1894)

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.

November 24, 2017

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

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.

November 24, 2017

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¶ Morris — Story of the glittering plain (1894)

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.

November 22, 2017

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¶ Morris — Tale of King Florus (1893)

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.

November 22, 2017

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¶ Rossetti — Ballads and narrative poems (1893)

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.

November 22, 2017

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¶ Rossetti — Sonnets and lyrical poems (1894)

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.

November 22, 2017

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¶ Meinhold — Sidonia the sorceress (1893)

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.

November 21, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Gothic architecture (1893)

¶ Morris — Gothic architecture (1893)

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.

November 21, 2017

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¶ Tennyson — Maud (1893)

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.

November 21, 2017

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¶ More — Utopia (1893)

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.

November 21, 2017

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¶ Cavendish — Life of Thomas Wolsey (1893)

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.

November 21, 2017

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¶ Lull — Order of chivalry (1892–93)

Lull, 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.

November 21, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — News from nowhere (1892)

¶ Morris — News from nowhere (1892)

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.

November 21, 2017

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¶ Shakespeare — Poems (1893)

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.

November 21, 2017

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¶ Caxton — History of Reynard the foxe (1893)

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.

November 21, 2017

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

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.

November 21, 2017

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¶ Morris — Defence of Guenevere (1892)

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.

November 21, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Poems by the Way (1891)

¶ Morris — Poems by the Way (1891)

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.

November 21, 2017

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¶ Morris — Story of the glittering plain (1891)

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.

November 18, 2017

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¶ St. Jerome — Vitas patrum (1495)

Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum [English] The lyff of the faders. Trans. William Caxton. Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, [before 21 August] 1495.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Frederick Perkins. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL 1806).

References: ESTC (S109796). — ISTC (ih00213000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 730.

Digital version: EEBO.

November 18, 2017

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

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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November 17, 2017

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¶ Bulliard — Herbier de la France (1780–93)

Bulliard, Pierre. Herbier de la France: ou, collection complette des plantes indigènes de ce royaume, avec leurs détails anatomiques, leurs propriétés, et leurs usages en medecine. 4 vols. Paris: l’Auteur, 1780–[93].

Illustrated. MS catalogue (2) (see below) identifies this as “Herbier de la France. 1 vol. (plates coloured by hand)”; the volume that Morris owned was probably vol. 2 (flowering plants).

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no, 411.

November 17, 2017

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¶ Morris — Hopes and fears for art (1882)

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

Large paper edition.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

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

November 17, 2017

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¶ Fischbach — Ornament of textile fabrics (1883)

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”).

November 17, 2017

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¶ Muther — Die deutsche Bücherillustration (1884)

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).