May 12, 2017

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¶ Rossetti — Early Italian poets (1861)

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, trans. The early Italian poets from Ciullo d’Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100–1200–1300) in the original metres. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1861.

Inscribed “To William Morris from his friend D G Rossetti Xmas 1861.”

Provenance: D. G. Rossetti. — Morris. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

May 12, 2017

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Neale — Good King Wenceslas (1895)

Neale, John Mason. Good King Wenceslas: a carol. Birmingham: Messrs. Cornish Brothers, 1895.

Inscribed “To William Morris, from Arthur J. Gaskin. Nov. 1894.” Large paper. Illustrated by Arthur J. Gaskin; introduction by Morris.

Provenance: A. J. Gaskin. — Morris. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

May 12, 2017

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Hyndman — Economics of Socialism (1896)

Hyndman, H. M. The economics of socialism, being a series of seven lectures on political economy. London: Twentieth Century Press, [1896].

Inscribed “William Morris with the Author’s sincere regards.”

Provenance: H. M. Hyndman. — Morris. — Raphael Edmonds. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

May 12, 2017

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Steele — Huon of Bordeaux (1895)

Steele, Robert, ed. Huon of Bordeaux, done into English by Sir John Bourchier, Lord Berners, and now retold by Robert Steele. London: George Allen, 1895.

Inscribed “William Morris from Robert Steele.” Illustrated by Fred Mason.

Provenance: Robert Steele. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 491 (sold to Tregaskis for 17s.). — Edwin N. Lapham. — Lapham’s sale, Anderson Auction Co., 1–3 December 1908, lot 962 (sold for $11) [HathiTrust] . — John Quinn. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

Digital versions: Google. — HathiTrust.


Sotheby 1898:

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May 10, 2017

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¶ Tennyson — Maud (1893)

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

Marked “Press room copy.”

Provenance: Morris. — ABI Books, Santa Barbara. — Sanford and Helen Berger (purchased from ABI Books, February 1985, for $675). — Huntington Library (607647).

Reference: Bibliography, A17.

May 10, 2017

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¶ Rogers — Poems (1812)

Rogers, Samuel. Poems. London: printed by T. Bensley for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1812.

Illustrated by Thomas Stothard. Substitute title-page, drawn in pen and ink. The Huntington Library believes the book was owned by Morris, but we are not convinced, because the bookplate (reproduced below) does not resemble anything that Morris is known to have used. Nevertheless, we are listing it here for possible further investigation.

Provenance: E. E. Baker (?). — Morris (?). — John Fletcher Hurst. — Hurst sale, part 2, Anderson Auction Company (New York), 1905, lot 3277 [HathiTrust]. — Huntington Library (23971).

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May 10, 2017

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¶ Magnússon — Three northern love stories (1875)

Magnússon, Eiríkir, and William Morris, trans. Three northern love stories, and other tales. London: Ellis & White, 1875.

Large paper.

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

May 9, 2017

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¶ Shakespeare — Poems (1893)

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

Presentation copy from Morris to Ellis (see below).

Provenance: Morris. — F. S. Ellis. — Folger Shakespeare Library (PR2841 .A37 Sh.Col.).

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May 9, 2017

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¶ Spagnoli — De peccatis (1507)

Spagnoli, Giovanni Battista [Baptista Spagnuoli Mantuanus]. De peccatis. Paris: Robert de Gourmont for Denis Roce, 1507.

We have so far been unable to identify this book. Roce published several works by Spagnoli in 1507 but none with the title De peccatis.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 671 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 154 (with two X’s beside it).


Sotheby 1898:

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May 9, 2017

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¶ Rogers — Buddhaghosha’s parables (1870)

Rogers, Henry Thomas, trans. Buddhaghosha’s parables. London: Trübner, 1870.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 851.

May 8, 2017

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¶ Speed — Historie of Great Britaine (1623)

Speed, John. The historie of Great Britaine under the conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. London: printed by John Beale for George Humble, 1623.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S121976). — MS catalogue 1, fol. 14v (where the date is mistakenly given as 1603).

Digital copies: EEBO.

May 8, 2017

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¶ Rolevinck and others

The following titles are bound together:

[1] Rolevinck, Werner [Werner Rolewinck]. Fasciculus temporum. Strassburg: Johann Prüss, 1487.

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ir00273000).

Digital version: ULD.

[2] Auerbach, Johannes. Processus iudiciarius. [Strassburg: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, c. 1488–89.]

This title was issued as part of a collection of legal works; hence no imprint is listed in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue.

Reference: ISTC (im00759000).

Digital version: BSB.

[3] Attavanti, Paolo [Paulus, Florentinus]. Breviarium totius juris canonici. Memmingen: Albrecht Kunne, 1486.

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ip00180000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 528 (sold to Leighton for £1 19s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 938, p. 86 (all three titles, with an X beside them).


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May 5, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Life and death of Jason (1869)

¶ Morris — Life and death of Jason (1869)

Morris, William. The life and death of Jason. 4th ed. London: F. S. Ellis, [1869].

Inscribed “Jane Morris with the Authors best love. December 10th 1869.”

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

Reference: LeMire, p. 18.

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May 5, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Roots of the mountains (1890)

¶ Morris — Roots of the mountains (1890)

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

Large paper.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 771.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

May 5, 2017

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

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

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

Vellum copy. No inscription. Note at end: “Blemished copy | S C Cockerell.”

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

Reference: Bibliography, A39.

May 5, 2017

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¶ Letourneau — La sociologie d’après l’ethnographie (1884)

Letourneau, Charles. La sociologie d’après l’ethnographie. 2nd ed. Paris: C. Reinwald, 1884.

This title must remain conjectural, because in the MS catalogue (2) it is rendered as “Etudes sociales etc. par le dr. Charles Le Tournot.”

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 662.

May 4, 2017

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¶ Quaritch catalogue (1868)

A general catalogue of books arranged in classes, offered for sale by Bernard Quaritch. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1868.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 839.

May 4, 2017

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¶ Boodt — Florum (1640)

Boodt, Anselm Boece de. Florum, herbarum, ac fructuum selectiorum icones, & vires pleraeque hactenus ignotae. Bruges: Jean Baptiste and Luc Kerchove, 1640.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 577 (with three X’s next to it).

May 3, 2017

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¶ Martinet — Planches enluminées d’histoire naturelle (1765–83?)

Martinet, François Nicolas. Planches enluminées d’histoire naturelle. 7 vols. [Paris?, 1765–1783?]

Illustrated. Morris apparently owned only 5 volumes of the set.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 674.

May 3, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Arte para bien confessar (and another title)

¶ Arte para bien confessar (and another title)

The following titles are bound together:

[1] Arte para bien confessar. [Seville?: Jacob Cromberger?, between 1511 and 1515.]

Illustrated.

[2] Villegas, Pedro Fernández de. Flosculus sacramentorum. Paris: Rembolt, 1510.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 73 (sold to Quaritch for £3). — Biblotheca Hispana, Quaritch catalogue [1899], no. 144 (£1 16s.). — British Library (C.107.b.22(1)) [acquired 1899].


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May 2, 2017

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¶ Pliny and Boccaccio

The following titles are bound together:

[1] Pliny, the Elder [Plinius]. Historiae naturalis libri xxxvii. Venice: Melchiorem Sessam, 20 August 1513.

Illustrated.

[2] Boccaccio, Giovanni. Genealogie cum micantissimis arborum effigiacionibus cuiusque gentilis dei progeniem. Paris: Paris: Louis Hornken and Denis Roce, 1511.


Provenance: Dr. Franz Weber. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 956 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [Pliny] [Boccaccio] (Closed stores EPB / D 5114/D).


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May 2, 2017

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¶ Aelian — Varia historia (1701)

Aelian [Claudius Aelianus]. Varia historia. 2 vols. Leiden: Johannem du Vivie and Isaacum Severinum, 1701.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 766.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

May 1, 2017

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¶ Les prophecies de Merlin (1503?)

Les prophecies de Merlin. Paris: Antoine Verard, 1498 [really after July 1503].

Vol. 3 only. The book is apparently misdated because the colophon of the first edition (1498) [ISTC] is reprinted.

Provenance: De Bourgevin de Vailart de Moligny. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (E1 12A).

Reference: Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 549.

April 28, 2017

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¶ Stoeffer and others

The following titles are bound together (all illustrated, with a bibliographical note by Cockerell):

[1] Stoeffler, Johann [Joannis Stoefleri]. In Procli Diadochi, authoris gravissimi Sphaeram mundi, omnibus numeris longè absolutissimus commentarius. [Tübingen, 1534.]

[2] Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolomaeus]. Cl. Ptolomaei pheludiensis Alexandrini philosophi et mathematici excellentissimi phaenomena, stellarum MXXII. Cologne: Agrippinae, 1537.

[3] Hyginus, C. Julius. Fabularum liber eiusdem poeticon astronomicon, libri quatuor. Basel: Johannes Herwagen, 1535.

[4] Boccaccio, Giovanni. De montium, silvarum, fontium, lacuum, fluviorum, stagnorum et marium nominibus Joannis bocatii peri genealogias deorum, libri quindecim. Basel: Johannes Herwagen, 1532.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 6b, no. 61 (£2).


Provenance: Wolfgang Gabelchover. — Heinrich August Krippendorf. — Dr. Georg Kloss. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1140 (sold to Thomson for £4 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 6104/D).


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April 28, 2017

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¶ Swinburne — Bothwell (1874)

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

With Morris signature on half-title.

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

April 20, 2017

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¶ Vegio and St. Basil

[1] Vegio, Maffeo [Maphaeus Vegius]. Philalethes. [Nuremberg: Johann Müller, c. 1474–75.]

References: Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German) 2, no. 458. — ISTC (iv00114000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Basil, Saint [Basilius Magnus]. De legendis antiquorum libris. [Nuremberg : Johann Müller, c. 1474.]

References: Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German) 2, no. 421. — ISTC (ib00272000).

Digital version: BSB.


Inscribed “to Charles Fairfax Murray from William Morris 1895.”.

Provenance: Benedictbeuren Abbey near Munich. — Morris. — Charles Fairfax Murray (gift from Morris, 1895). — Sotheby, 18 July 1919 (sold to Quaritch for £11). — Volbehr. — Huntington Library (84743) and Huntington Library (84744) [purchased from Volbehr, 21 March 1925].

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April 20, 2017

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¶ Gregory IX — Decretales (1473)

Gregory [Gregorius] IX, Pope. Decretales, cum glossa. Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 23 November 1473.

Provenance: Carthusians, Nuremberg. — Christian Gottlieb Schwarz. — Saxon Royal Library, Dresden. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 564 (sold to Maggs for £8 15s.) — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 26 November 1917, lot 3207. — Herschel V. Jones. — Parke-Bernet, 28 January 1947, lot 54. — Carrie Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, Christie (New York), 22 October 1987, lot 11. — Dr. Martin Schøyen. — Schøyen sale, Sotheby, 12 December 1991, lot 25. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ig00447000).

Digital version: BSB.


Sotheby 1898:

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April 19, 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.

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

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

Reference: Bibliography, A37.

April 19, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Legenda aurea sanctorum (1478?)

¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Legenda aurea sanctorum (1478?)

Jacobus, de Voragine. Legenda aurea sanctorum. Ulm: Johann Zainer, [not after 1478].

With Morris book label and signed “William Morris Kelmscott House Upper Mall Hammersmith 1890.”

Provenance: James Elwin Millard. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1201 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 5.e.6 (SR)).

References: ISTC (ij00091000 ) — MS catalogue (2), no. 927, p. 94 (with an X beside it). — Poynter, no. 606.


Sotheby 1898:

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April 18, 2017

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¶ Polain — Les vrayes chroniques (1850)

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

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

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

April 18, 2017

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¶ Paulet — L’Art du fabriquant d’étoffes de soie (1776)

Paulet, Jean. L’Art du fabriquant d’étoffes de soie. [Paris: Delatour], 1776.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 869.

April 18, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Racinet — Le costume historique (1888)

¶ Racinet — Le costume historique (1888)

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

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

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

April 14, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Magnússon — Volsünga saga (1870)

¶ Magnússon — Volsünga saga (1870)

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

Large paper.

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

April 14, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Herrick — Works (1891)

¶ Herrick — Works (1891)

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

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

 

April 13, 2017

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¶ Virgil and More

The following titles are bound together:

[1] Virgil. Anglicae historiae libri Ulgintiseptem. Basel: Michael Isengrin,
1556.

[2] More, Sir Thomas. Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras pervenerunt, Latina opera. Louvain: Petrus Zangrius, 1565.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1186 (sold to Maggs for £2 2s.). — Unlocated.


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April 13, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Earthly paradise (1868–70)

¶ Morris — Earthly paradise (1868–70)

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

Large paper; presentation copy to Jane Morris.

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

April 13, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1888)

¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1888)

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

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

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

April 12, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Saga library (1891–96)

¶ Morris — Saga library (1891–96)

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

Large paper. Presentation copy to Jane Morris.

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

April 12, 2017

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¶ Institoris and Gaza

The following titles were bound together when Morris owned them but were later separated, probably when Malleus maleficarum was rebacked:

[1] Institoris, Heinrich [Henricus], and Jakob [Jacobus] Sprenger. Malleus maleficarum. Nuremburg: Anton Koberger, 17 March 1494.

References: ISTC (ii00166000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 940. — Walsh, no. 738.

Digital version: ULD.

[2] Gaza, Theodorus. Grammaticae institutionis libri duo priores. Trans. Desiderius Erasmus. Basel: Johann Froben, 1521.


Provenance: Congregation of the Brothers of the Common Life in the Luchtenhofe in Bruhle in Hildesheim. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 493 (sold to Pickering for £1 1s.). — William Norton Bullard. — Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University (William Norton Bullard Collection, no. 654). [The present location of Gaza’s grammar is unknown.]


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April 11, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Roots of the mountains (1890)

¶ Morris — Roots of the mountains (1890)

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

Illuminated for Morris by Edmond G. Reuter.

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

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

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April 11, 2017

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

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

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

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


Sotheby 1898:

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April 10, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Sigurd the Volsung (1887)

¶ Morris — Sigurd the Volsung (1887)

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

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

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

Reference: LeMire, p. 71.

April 10, 2017

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¶ Hieronymus etc.

The following titles are bound together:

[1] Hieronymus, von Rebdorf. Panis quotidianus de tempore. Augsburg: Heinrich Gran and Johann Rynmann, 1509.

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Sermones [. . . ] hyemalis estivalis (de sanctis). Augsburg: Heinrich Gran and Johann Rynmann, 1509.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 855 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £8). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 227 (sold to Eiseman for £ 5 5s.). — Unlocated.


Sotheby 1898:

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April 7, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Sigurd the Volsung (1887)

¶ Morris — Sigurd the Volsung (1887)

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

With several MS corrections in Morris’s hand.

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

Reference: LeMire, p. 71.

April 7, 2017

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¶ Keats — Poems (1894)

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

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

Reference: Bibliography, A24.

April 7, 2017

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¶ Natalibus and Pseudo-Dionysius

The following titles are bound together:

[1] Natalibus, Petrus de. Catalogus sanctorum et gestorum eorum ex diuersis voluminibus collectus. Venice: printed by L. de Guinta for B. de Zanis, 1506.

Illustrated.

[2] Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite. Caelestis hierarchia. Ecclesiastica hierarchia. Divina nomina. Mystica theologia. Undecim epistolae. Venice: Johannes Tacuinus de Cereto, 1502.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 915 (sold to Quaritch for £11). — Unlocated.


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April 6, 2017

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¶ Dibdin — Aedes Althorpianae (1822)

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

Vol. 1 only.

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

April 6, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Defence of Guinevere (1892)

¶ Morris — Defence of Guinevere (1892)

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

Vellum copy.

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

Reference: Bibliography, A5.

April 6, 2017

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¶ Ceva

The following titles are bound together:

[1] Ceva, Bonifacio da. Excellentissimum opus de perfectione christiana. Paris: Johannis Parvi, 1517.

Illustrated.

Digital version: EEB.

[2] Ceva, Bonifacio da. Viatice excursiones ad reverendi in Christo patris et domini. Paris: Jean Petit, 1515.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 264 (sold to Breslauer for £5). — Unlocated.


Sotheby 1898:

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¶ Tibullus and Martial

The following titles are bound together:

[1] Tibullus. Elegiarum libri quatuor et una cum Val. Catulli epigrammatis, nec non et Sex. Propertii libri quatuor elegiaci. Venice: Guglielmo da Fontaneto Montisferrati, 12 June 1520

Illustrated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 469, with two X’s beside the title.

[2] Martial. Epigrammata libri xiii. Venice: Georgium de Rusconibus, 1513.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1170 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


Sotheby 1898:

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