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.

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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

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¶ 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

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¶ 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

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¶ 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

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¶ 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

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¶ 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

Comments Off on ¶ Morris — Story of the glittering plain (1891)

¶ 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).

November 16, 2017

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¶ Froissart — Le premier volume de messire Jehan Froissart (1530)

Froissart, Jean. Le premier [–quart] volume de messire Jehan Froissart, lequel traicte des choses dignes de memoire advenues, tant es pays de France, Angleterre, Flanders, Espaigne que Escoce, et autres lieux circonuoisins. 4 vols. in 1. Paris: A. Couteau for P. Le Preux, 2 September 1530.

Provenance: Charles Bathurst. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 534 (sold to Quaritch for £11). — Goldschmidt catalogue 83, no. 466. — Philip Hofer. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (f Typ 515.30.407).

References: Mortimer, Ruth. Harvard College Library Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts. 4 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964–74. (See no. 238.) — MS catalogue (2), no. 878 (with two X’s beside the title).


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November 16, 2017

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¶ Four titles (1500)

The following titles are bound together:

[1] (Mirabilia Romae vel potius) Historia et descriptio urbis Romae [and] Indulgentiae ecclesiarum principalium urbis Romae. Rome: Stephan Plannck, 7 March 1500.

Illustrated.

References: ISTC (im00604000). (ISTC lists several editions of this title published in 1500, but not that of 7 March 1500.) — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 270.

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[2] Andreas de Escobar. Modus confitendi. [Rome: Johann Besicken and Martinus de Amsterdam, c. 1500.]

Illustrated.

References: ISTC (ia00680500). (But note that ISTC lists four other editions of this title with the same imprint.) — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 274.

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[3] Interrogationes et doctrinae. [Rome: Johann Besicken and Martinus de Amsterdam, c. 1500.]

References: ISTC (ic00819300). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 272.

[4] Conjuratio malignorum spirituum. [Rome: Johann Besicken and Martinus de Amsterdam, c. 1500.]

References: ISTC (ic00833000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 273.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library [missing since 1945]. — Unlocated.

November 15, 2017

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¶ St. Augustine — De civitate dei (1486–87)

Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo [Saint Augustinus]. De civitate dei [French] De la cite de dieu. Trans. Raoul de Presles. Abbeville: Pierre Gérard and Jean Du Pré (printer of Paris), 1486–87.

Two parts, dated 1486 and 1487. Illustrated.

Provenance: John Hayford Thorold. — Thorold sale, Sotheby, 12 December 1884, lot 197. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1602).

References: ISTC (ia01247000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 622 [HathiTrust].

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November 15, 2017

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¶ Stella, Lupoldus, and Nepos (16th century)

The following titles are bound together:

[1] Stella, Giovanni Battista. Vite ducentorum et triginta sumorum pontificu. Basel: Michael Furter, 1507.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 5b, no. 52 (£3).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Lupoldus, de Bebenburg. De juribus et translatione imperii. Strassberg: Schürer, 1508.

[3] Nepos, Cornelius. Hic subnotata continentur Vita. M. Catonis. Ed. Thomas Wolff. Strassberg: Johann Pruss, 1505.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1071 (sold to Walker for £3 3s.). — Emery Walker. — Unlocated.


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November 15, 2017

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¶ Livy — Hystory of two the moste noble captaynes of the world (1590)

Livy [Titus Livius]. The hystory of two the moste noble captaynes of the world, Anniball and Scipio. Trans. Antony Cope. London: William How, 1590.

Misdated as “159” in MS catalogue (1) (see below).

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

References: ESTC (S108670). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 13.

Digital version: EEBO.

November 15, 2017

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¶ Schott — Walachische Maehrchen (1845)

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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November 14, 2017

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

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.

November 14, 2017

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¶ Photographs of flowers

Photographs of flowers.

The description above is from MS catalogue (2); we know nothing about it other than that.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 344.

November 14, 2017

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¶ Ovid — Metamorphoseon (1515)

Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Metamorphoseon. [Strasbourg]: Ioanne Schotto Argen. pressore, 1515.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 367 (with two X’s beside the title).

November 14, 2017

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¶ Cicero — Epistole familiares (1511)

Cicero, Marcus Tullius [Marci Tullii Ciceronis]. Epistole familiares. Paris: Jean Petit, 1511.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 382 (with two X’s beside the title).

November 14, 2017

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¶ Ptolemy — Cosmographia (1482 and 1486)

The following titles are bound together:

[1] Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolomaeus]. Cosmographia. Trans. Jacobus Angelus. Ulm: Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482.

Illustrated.

References: ISTC (ip01084000). — Poynter, no. 466.

Digital version: Boston Public Library.

[2] Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolomaeus]. Cosmographia. Trans. Jacobus Angelus. Ulm: Johann Reger, for Justus de Albano, 21 July 1486.

Illustrated.

References: ISTC (ip01085000). — Poynter, no. 468.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Sotheby 1898, lot 976 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £21). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.f.5 (SR) [1482 edition and 1486 edition]).


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November 14, 2017

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¶ Macrobius — Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis (1550)

Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius. Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis. Lyons: S. Gryphius, 1550.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 630 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions, 10 March 1939, no. 153 (£38). — McLeish catalogue 121, 19 May 1939, no. 226. — William Foot Walker. — York Minster (Old Library O X.H.7) [gift from Walker, 1993].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 69 (with three X’s next to the title).

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November 14, 2017

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¶ Homassel — Cours théorique et pratique (1807)

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.

Digital version: Gallica.


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