January 16, 2017

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

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

Illustrated.

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

January 16, 2017

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¶ Annaler for nordisk oldkyndighed og historie (1838–53)

Annaler for nordisk oldkyndighed og historie. Copenhagen: J. D. Qvist.

Morris owned the volumes for 1838, 1839, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, and 1853.

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


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January 16, 2017

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¶ Philostratus — Philostratou eis ton Apollōniou tou Tyaneōs bion biblia octō (1501–02)

Philostratus, Flavius. Philostratou eis ton Apollōniou tou Tyaneōs bion biblia octō. Trans. Alamanno Rinuccini. Venice: Aldus Manutius, March 1501–February 1502.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 945 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 4999/D).:

Digital version: EEB.


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January 16, 2017

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¶ Legenda S. Annae (1501)

Legenda S. Annae. Strasbourg: Bartholomaeus Kistler, 1501.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 61 (sold to Pickering for £4). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1021 (£8 8s.) [Google]. — Unlocated.


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January 16, 2017

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¶ Quentel — Musterbuch für Ornamente und Stickmuster (1882)

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

Illustrated.

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


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January 16, 2017

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¶ Kristni-Saga (1773)

Kristni-Saga. Copenhagen: Godiche, 1773.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 851 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 910.


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January 13, 2017

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¶ Felice — Conspiracie of Lucius Catiline (1541)

Felice, Costanzo. The conspiracie of Lucius Catiline. Trans. Thomas Paynell. London: Thomas Berthelet, 1541.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1055 (sold to Maggs for £6 15s.). — Pulsford catalogue, 20 April 1914, no. 622 ($25). — Princeton University Library (Rare Books RHT 16th-70).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52b (no price). — ESTC (S124024).


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January 13, 2017

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¶ Gilchrist — Life of Blake (1863)

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

Illustrated.

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

Digital version: HathiTrust.

January 12, 2017

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¶ Ovid — Opera (1474)

Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Opera. Ed. Johannes Calphurnius. 3 vols. [Venice]: Jacobus Rubeus, [before December] 1474.

Provenance: Earls of Sunderland. — Sunderland sale, Sotheby, 6 November 1882, lot 9111. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 923 (sold to Maggs for £20). — J. R. Ritman. — Ritman sale, Sotheby, 5 December 1901, lot 78. — C. S. Ascherson. — H. R. Creswick. — Creswick sale, Sotheby, 27 April 1982, lot 473. — George Abrams. — Abrams sale, Sotheby, 16 November 1989, lot 92. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (io00128000).

Digital version: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.


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January 12, 2017

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¶ Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils (1491)

Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 8 November 1491.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL409).

References: ISTC (is00306000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 178. — Needham, Paul. Twelve Centuries of Bookbindings, 400–1600. New York and London: Pierpont Morgan Library and Oxford University Press, 1979. (See no. 30.)

Digital version: BSB.

January 12, 2017

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¶ Brunet — Manuel du libraire (1814)

Brunet, Jacques-Charles. Manuel du libraire et de l’amateur de livres. 2nd ed. 4 vols. Paris: L’auteur, 1814.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1039 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 39.


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January 12, 2017

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¶ Boethius — Boetius cum triplici commento (1510)

Boethius. Boetius cum triplici commento: Consolatio philosophica [et] Disciplina scholarium. Lyons: Joannes de Platea, 1510.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 803 (with two X’s next to it).

January 12, 2017

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¶ Cicero — M. T. Cicero’s Cato major (1744)

Cicero, Marcus Tullius. M. T. Cicero’s Cato major, or his discourse of old-age. Trans. James Logan. Philadelphia: B. Franklin, 1744.

Provenance: Morris. — New York Public Library (*KD 1744 copy 4).

January 12, 2017

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¶ Delormoi — L’art de faire les Indiennes (1780)

Delormois, M. L’art de faire les Indiennes. Paris: Chez les Libraires Associés, 1780.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, [lot not identified] (sold to Henry Wellcome). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / A 34109/A).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), fol. 72.

January 10, 2017

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¶ Valerius Maximus — Facta et dicta memorabilia (1476–77?)

Valerius Maximus. Facta et dicta memorabilia. Trans. Simon de Hesdin and Nicholas de Gonnesse. 2 vols. [Southern Netherlands: printer of Flavius Josephus, between 1476 and 1477.]

Provenance: John Hayford Thorold. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1181 (sold to Quaritch for £91). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (iv00044000).


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January 10, 2017

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¶ Statuta Veronae (1475)

Statuta Veronae. Vicenza: Hermannus Liechtenstein, 20 December 1475.

Provenance: Victor Zilioli. — Johannes Andreas de Vitalibus. — Michael Wodhull. — Sotheran catalogue 489 (November–December 1889), p. 69 (£12 12s.). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1187 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 5.d.24 (SR)).

References: ISTC (is00726000). — Poynter, no. 597.


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January 10, 2017

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¶ Vitruvius Pollio — De architectura libri dece (1521)

Vitruvius Pollio. De architectura libri dece. Como: Gotardus da Ponte, 1521.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Loys Loxe. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1196 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 6646/D/1).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 916, p. 83.

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January 9, 2017

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¶ Pliny — Historia naturalis (1472)

Pliny, the Elder [Plinius]. Historia naturalis. Ed. Giovanni Andrea Bussi [Johannes Andreas]. Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1472.

Morris in a lecture, 1893: “I have got on my shelves now a Jenson’s Latin Pliny, which, in spite of its beautiful type and handsome painted ornaments, I dare scarcely look at, because the binder (adjectives fail me here) has chopped off over two-thirds of the tail margin: such stupidities are like a man with his coat buttoned up behind, or a lady with her bonnet put on hind-side foremost” (Ideal Book, p. 71).

Provenance: John Shelly. — Georgius Klebs. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 954 (sold to Tregaskis for £6 15s.). — Blacker Wood Rare Books, McGill University University Library (folio PA6611 A2 1472) [acquired c. 1920–21].

Reference: ISTC (ip00788000).

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January 6, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Becker — Holzschnitte alter deutscher Meister (1808–16)

¶ Becker — Holzschnitte alter deutscher Meister (1808–16)

Becker, Rudolf Zacharias. ed. Holzschnitte alter deutscher Meister in den Original-Platten gesammelt von Hans Albrecht von Derschau. 3 vols. Gotha: Becker, 1808–16.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1214 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £24). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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January 6, 2017

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¶ Platina — De flosculis linguae latinae (1481)

Platina [Bartholomaeus Platina]. De flosculis linguae latinae. Ed. Petrus Augustinus Philelphus. Milan: Antonius Zarotus for Johannes de Legnano, 18 August 1481.

Inscription by Sydney Cockerell, 1892 (“bought of WM”) and this note: “I lent William Morris ten shillings and instead of returning the money he gave me this book” (Under the Hammer, p. 174).

Provenance: Hopetoun House Library, Scotland. — Sotheby, February 1889. — Morris. — Sydney Cockerell. — Clifford Rattey. — David Jackson McWilliams. — Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (Incun 1481 P696d) [bequest of McWilliams].

Reference: ISTC (ip00760000).

January 5, 2017

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¶ Vivaldi — Opus regale (1508)

Vivaldi, Giovanni Ludovico. Opus regale in quo continentur infrascripta opuscula. [Lyon]: Johanne de Vingle, 1508.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1091 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £8 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 229 (sold to Eiseman for £ 4 15s.) — Newberry Library (Wing ZP 539 .V784).


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January 5, 2017

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¶ Njála (1875–89)

Njála: udgivet efter gamle håndskrifter. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Thieles bogtr., 1875–89.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 657 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 383.


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January 5, 2017

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¶ Virgil — Opera (1517)

Virgil. Opera Vergiliana docte & familiariter exposita. 2 vols. in 1. Lyon: Jacobo Sachon, 1517.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1195 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 6552/D).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 668 (with two X’s next to it).

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January 4, 2017

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¶ Rodler — Eyn schön nützlich büchlin und underweisung der Kunst des Messens (1531)

Rodler, Hieronymus. Eyn schön nützlich büchlin und underweisung der Kunst des Messens. Siemeren: inn Verlegung Hieronimi Rodlers, 1531.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 986 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, p. 11, no. 131 (no price).


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January 4, 2017

Comments Off on ¶ Sigurðsson — Íslendínga sögur (1843–89)

¶ Sigurðsson — Íslendínga sögur (1843–89)

Sigurðsson, Jón, and others, eds. Íslendínga sögur. 4 vols. Copenhagen: S. L. Möllers bogtrykkeri, 1843–89.

Morris owned only the first two volumes. With some translations and notes by Morris in the second volume.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 848 (sold to Tregaskis for £13 10s.). — Unlocated.


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January 3, 2017

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¶ Thiele — Danske folkesagen (1819)

Thiele, J. M. Danske folkesagen. 2 vols. Copenhagen: A. Seidelin, 1819.

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


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December 28, 2016

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¶ La devise des armes des chevaliers de la Table Ronde (1559)

La devise des armes des chevaliers de la Table Ronde. Paris: pour Barbe Regnault, 1559.

Illustrated.

Provenance: John Gregory Crace. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 238 (sold to Van de Pret for £7 12s. 6d.). — National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum (RC.D.26).


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December 27, 2016

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¶ Horae (1498)

Horae: ad usum Romanum. Paris: Philippe Pigouchet for Simon Vostre, 16 September 1498.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Loyse de Betuliar. — Hippolyte St. Michel. — F. H. S. Delaulnaye. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1485).

References: ISTC (ih00395000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 579.

Digital version: Małopolska Digital Library.

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December 26, 2016

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¶ Biblia (1483)

Biblia. 2 vols. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 17 February 1483.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 182 (sold to Quaritch for £38). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Murray sale, Christie, 10 December 1917, lot 70. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 9b, no. 103 (£35). — Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German), 1, no. 63. — ISTC (ib00632000).


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December 26, 2016

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¶ Fischer — Eðlisfraeði (1852)

Fischer, Johann Georg. Eðlisfraeði. Prentuð að tilhlutun Hins Íslenzka bókmentafélags. Copenhagen: S. L. Möller, 1852.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 449 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.). — Henry Wellcome.— Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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December 26, 2016

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¶ Chanut — Regimen castitatis (1517)

Chanut, Etienne [Stephanus Chanutus]. Regimen castitatis conservativum Arbori judaice junctum nusquam exaratum. Toulouse: Jean Faure, 1517.

Illustrated.

Provenance: William H. Crawford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 350 (sold to Quaritch for £8). — Unlocated.


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December 23, 2016

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¶ Guðbrandur Þorláksson — Biblia (1584)

Guðbrandur Þorláksson, ed. Biblia Þad Er, Øll Heilög Ritning / vtlögd a Norraeu. HoÌlar, Iceland: Jone Jons Syne, 6 June 1584.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 185 (sold to Tregaskis for £7 15s.). — James W. Ellsworth. — Rosenbach (sold to William Scheide, 21 June 1923). — Scheide Library, Princeton University Library (9.1.10).


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December 22, 2016

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¶ Oddsson — Fóstbrædra-saga (1822)

Oddsson, Gunnlaugur, ed. Fóstbrædra-saga, edr, Sagan af Þorgeiri Havarssyni ok Þormódi Bersasyni Kolbrúnarskalldi. Copenhagen: Prentuð hiá Thiele, 1822.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 844 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 911.

Digital version: Google.


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December 22, 2016

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¶ Mela — Libri de situ orbis tres (1518)

Mela, Pomponius. Libri de situ orbis tres, adiectis Ioachimi Vadiani helvetii in eosdem scholiis. Vienna: Joannem Singrenium for Lycae Atlantse, May 1518.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 787 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 4188/D).


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December 22, 2016

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¶ Þorkelsson — Aefisaga Gizurar Thorvaldssonar (1868)

Þorkelsson, Jón. Aefisaga Gizurar Thorvaldssonar. Reykjavík: E. Thórðarson, 1868.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 912.

December 21, 2016

Comments Off on ¶ Luther — Piae ac doctae in psalmos operationes (1521)

¶ Luther — Piae ac doctae in psalmos operationes (1521)

Luther, Martin. Piae ac doctae in psalmos operationes. Basel: Adam Petri, 1521.

Provenance: Morris. — Victoria Public Library (Special Coll. Ref. LAT 223.2 L97m).

Digital version: BSB.

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December 21, 2016

Comments Off on ¶ Chasseneux — Catalogus gloriae mundi (1529)

¶ Chasseneux — Catalogus gloriae mundi (1529)

Chasseneux, Barthélemy de. Catalogus gloriae mundi, laudes, honores, excellentias, ac praeeminentias omnium fere statuum. 12 parts in 1 vol. Lyon: per Dionysium de Harsy, 1529.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 351 (sold to Breslauer for £1 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 989.

Digital copy: HathiTrust.

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December 20, 2016

Comments Off on ¶ Olafsson — Hungurvaka (1778)

¶ Olafsson — Hungurvaka (1778)

Olafsson, Jón, ed. and trans. Hungurvaka. Copenhagen: A. H. Godiche, 1778.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 847 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned].— Unlocated.


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December 20, 2016

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¶ Hissey — On the box seat (1886)

Hissey, James John. On the box seat from London to Land’s End. London: R. Bentley & Son, 1886.

(We strongly suspect that this is fraudulent, but we include it here with that warning.)

Illustrated. On the front pastedown is an ink-brush design for a printer’s device: a floriated monogram “WM” within a shield surrounded by a ribbon reading “At the Kelmscott Press by me William Morris.” A dealer’s note describes this as “from William Morris’s library, and contains pasted inside cover William Morris’s own pen-and-ink drawing of his bookplate.” Morris of course did not have a bookplate; the small label appearing in most of his books was created after his death by his executors.

Provenance: Morris (?). — Brown University Library (HAY KOOPMAN DA625 .H667).

Digital version: HathiTrust.

December 16, 2016

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¶ St. Antoninus — Confessionale (1470)

Antoninus, Saint [Antoninus Florentinus]. Confessionale: Defecerunt scrutantes scruinio. Cologne: Ulrich Zel, c. 1470.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 63 (sold to Ellis for £2 14s.). — Ellis. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ia00787000).

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December 13, 2016

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¶ Terence — Le grant Therence en francoys (1539)

Terence. Le grant Therence en francoys tant en rime que en prose. Paris: chez J. Petit, 1539.

Illustrated. Presentation inscription from Morris to Swinburne.

Provenance: Charles Moncorgé. — Morris. — Algernon Swinburne. — Newberry Library (Wing folio ZP 539 .P45).

December 13, 2016

Comments Off on ¶ Thucydides — De bello peloponnensium Atheniensiumque (1527)

¶ Thucydides — De bello peloponnensium Atheniensiumque (1527)

Thucydides. De bello peloponnensium Atheniensiumque libri VIII. Cologne: Eucharius Cervicornus for Gottfried Hittorp, 1527.

Provenance: Morris. — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Fairfax Murray sale, Christie, 10 December 1917, lot 422. — Unlocated.

Reference: Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German), 2, no. 409.

December 13, 2016

Comments Off on ¶ Tíðindi um stjórnarmálefni Íslands (1855–75)

¶ Tíðindi um stjórnarmálefni Íslands (1855–75)

Tíðindi um stjórnarmálefni Íslands. 23 parts in 4 vols. Copenhagen: Íslenzka bókmentafélag, 1855–75.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 451 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 11s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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December 13, 2016

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¶ Dumas — Le Comte de Monte-Cristo

Dumas, Alexandre. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo. 6 vols in 2.

Le Comte de Monte-Cristo was published serially between 1844 and 1846, but there were many later editions. It is not known which version Morris owned, though perhaps this is a reference to a portion of the Oeuvres compléte by Dumas now at Kelmscott Manor.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 652.

December 10, 2016

Comments Off on ¶ Kempis — Þriar Stuttar Bækur (1676)

¶ Kempis — Þriar Stuttar Bækur (1676)

[Kempis, Thomas à]. Þriar Stuttar Bækur Huørnen Madur skule breyta epter Herranum Christo. Hoolum i Hialta Dal [Iceland], 1676.

An Icelandic translation of The imitation of Christ.

Provenance: Sigurdur Bjornsson. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 835 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — George Udny Yule. — St. John’s College Library, Cambridge (A7.UkCU-JOH) [gift from Yule, 1939].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 610.


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December 10, 2016

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¶ St. Jerome — Der heiligen Altväter Leben (1507)

Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Der heiligen Altväter Leben, wie sie ihr hl. Leben in der Einöde vollbracht haben. Strassburg: J. Grüninger, 1507.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 594 (sold to Ellis for £7 15s.). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Murray sale, Christie, 10 December 1917, lot 217. — Unlocated.

Reference: Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German), 1, no. 202.

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December 9, 2016

Comments Off on ¶ Ovid — De arte amandi et remedio amoris (1521)

¶ Ovid — De arte amandi et remedio amoris (1521)

Ovid. Ovidius de arte amandi et remedio amoris. Milan: Austinus de Vicemercato for J. J. de Legnano, 1521.

With bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell. Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 924 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 4677/D).


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December 8, 2016

Comments Off on ¶ Rosetti — Plictho de lárte de tentori (1540)

¶ Rosetti — Plictho de lárte de tentori (1540)

Rosetti, Gioanventura. Plictho de lárte de tentori che insegna tenger panni telle banbasi et sede si per lárthe magiore come per la Comune. Venice: Rampazetto, 1540.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Nicolas Yemeniz. — Yemeniz sale, Librairie Bachelin-Deflorenne, 29 April–7 May 1867, lot 1099 [HathiTrust]. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 886 (sold to Hardie [?] for £7 10s.). — National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum (87.C.118).


Sotheby 1898:

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December 8, 2016

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¶ Sagan Landnama (1688)

Sagan Landnama vm fyrstu bygging Islands af nordmønnum. Skalhollte: Druckt af H. Kruse, 1688.

First Icelandic saga printed in Iceland.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 893.

December 8, 2016

Comments Off on ¶ Seneca — Des motz Dorez des quatre vertus cardinales (1531)

¶ Seneca — Des motz Dorez des quatre vertus cardinales (1531)

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Jesus Maria Seneque, des motz Dorez des quatre vertus cardinales de Latin translate en francoys. Trans. Claude de Syssel. Lyon: Francoys Juste, 1531.

Illustrated.

Provenance: George Mainwaringe [?]. — Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1009 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Adrian McLaughline. — Brian Lawn. — Bodleian Library (Lawn f.104).


Sotheby 1898:

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