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¶ Boethius — De arithmetica (11th century) [MS]

October 10, 2017

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Boethius. De arithmetica. [and] Vitruvius Pollio. De architectura.

Two illuminated manuscripts bound together. Probably England, 11th and 12th centuries. 67 and 73 leaves.

Provenance: Sir Simeon Stuart [probably either the 3rd baronet, d. 1779, or the fourth, d. 1816]. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 306 (sold to Quaritch for £61). — Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Ms. lat. 601).

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_11482).


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¶ Vitruvius Pollio — De architectura libri dece (1521)

January 10, 2017

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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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¶ Morris — Gothic architecture (1893)

November 9, 2016

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

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

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman. — Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, part 6, Christie (New York), 19 May 1989, lot 2303 (estimate $700–$1,000). — Unlocated.

Reference: Bibliography, A18.

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¶ Morris — Gothic architecture (1893)

June 9, 2016

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

Inscribed “to Jenny with William Morris’ best love. December 4th 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A18.

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¶ Osten — Die Bauwerke in der Lombardei (n.d.)

June 5, 2016

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Osten, Friedrich. Die Bauwerke in der Lombardei vom 7. bis zum 14. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt: M. J. Baer, n.d.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 921 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Pulgher — Les anciennes églises byzantines de Constantinople (1878–80)

June 4, 2016

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Pulgher, Domenico. Les anciennes églises byzantines de Constantinople. Vienna: Lehmann und Wentzel, 1878–1880.

30 plates loose in portfolio.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 978 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Vogüé — Les églises de la Terre Sainte (1860)

February 4, 2016

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Vogüé, Melchior, marquis de. Les églises de la Terre Sainte. Paris: Librairie de Victor Didron, 1860.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1095 (sold to Quaritch for £4 15s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Verneilh — Des influences byzantines (1855)

November 28, 2015

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Verneilh, Félix de. Des influences byzantines. Paris: Victor Didron, 1855.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1088 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Unlocated.

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¶ Verneilh — L’architecture byzantine en France (1852)

November 28, 2015

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Verneilh, Félix de. L’architecture byzantine en France. Paris: Victor Didron, 1852.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1088 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Unlocated.

Digital version: HathiTrust [1851 edition].

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¶ Méloizes — Vitraux du XIIIe siècle (1892)

August 25, 2015

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Méloizes, Albert, le marquis des Méloizes. Vitraux du XIIIe siècle de la cathédrale de Bourges. Paris: Société française d’archéologie, 1892.

Illustrated. Part of a series.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 789 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Stevenson — House architecture (1880)

April 14, 2015

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Stevenson, John James. House architecture. 2 vols. London: Macmillan & Co., 1880.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 825.

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¶ Vogüé — Syrie centrale (1865–77)

March 5, 2015

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Vogüé, Charles Jean Melchior, marquis de. Syrie centrale: architecture civile et religieuse du ler au VIIe siècle. 2 vols. Paris: Noblet & Baudry, 1865–77.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1096 (sold to Quaritch for £9 15s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: HathiTrust [vol. 1].

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¶ Viollet-le-Duc — Dictionnaire raisonné (1854–68)

February 20, 2015

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Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène-Emmanuel. Dictionnaire raisonné de l’architecture française du XIe au XVIe siècle. 10 vols. Paris: B. Bance, 1854–68.

Morris signature: “William Morris | Exeter Coll: Oxon. | June 15th 1855.” Morris apparently owned vol. 1 only.

Provenance: Morris. — Sanford and Helen Berger. — Huntington Library (607663) [purchased from the Bergers].

Viollet-le-Duc 2--Huntington

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¶ Krafft — Ornementation de l’architecture (19th cent.)

February 2, 2015

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Krafft, Jean-Charles. Ornementation de l’architecture antique et moderne. Paris: A. Morel, n.d. [19th century].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 742 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Dartein — Étude sur l’architecture lombarde (1865)

January 5, 2015

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Dartein, Fernand de. Étude sur l’architecture lombarde et sur les origines de l’architecture romano-byzantine. Paris: Dunod, 1865.

Illustrated: a set of plates. Morris seems to have owned only 5 of the 15 books.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 386 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 13s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Parvillée — Architecture (1874)

August 19, 2014

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Parvillée, Léon. Architecture et décoration turques au XVe siècle. Paris: A. Morel, 1874.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 935 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3). — Unlocated.


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¶ Alberti — L’architettura (1565)

July 8, 2014

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Alberti, Leon Battista. L’ architettura. Trans. Cosimo Battista. Venice: Leonardo Torrentino, August 1565.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 109 (sold to Pickering for £1 9s.). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1022 (£3 3s.).  — Unlocated.


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¶ Wilars de Honecort — Sketch-book (1859)

May 29, 2014

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Lassus, M. J. B. A., ed. Facsimile of the sketch-book of Wilars de Honecort, an architect of the thirteenth century. Trans. Rev. Robert Willis. London: John Henry and James Parker, 1859.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1079 (sold to Leighton for £2 2s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Turner — Domestic architecture (1851–59)

May 28, 2014

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Turner, T. Hudson. Some account of domestic architecture in England. 3 vols. in 4. Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1851–59.

Illustrated. Morris owned vols. 1–2 (From the Conquest to the end of the thirteenth century and From Edward I to Richard II).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1032 (part; sold to Leighton for £3 8s.). — Unlocated.

Digital versions: Google (vol. 2). — HathiTrust (vol. 1). — HathiTrust (vols. 3–4).


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¶ Texier and Pullan — Byzantine architecture (1864)

May 25, 2014

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Texier, Charles, and R. Popplewell Pullan. Byzantine architecture, illustrated by examples of edifices erected in the East during the earliest ages of Christianity, with historical and archaeological descriptions. London: Day & Son, 1864.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1156 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 ZVEN.AA1).

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¶ Gonse — Art gothique (1890)

May 15, 2014

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Gonse, Louis. L’art gothique: l’architecture, la peinture, la sculpture, le décor. Paris: Ancienne Maison Quantin, Libraries-imprimeries réunies, [1890].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 555 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 16s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 ZH.AA2).


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¶ Ruskin — Lectures on architecture and painting (1854)

April 29, 2014

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Ruskin, John. Lectures on architecture and painting, delivered at Edinburgh in November, 1853. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1854.

“With illustrations drawn by the author.”

Signed “William Morris | Exeter Coll: Oxon”. According to a note in May Morris’s will, it was “bound ornamentally in W.M.’s college days.”

See also Carlyle, Past and Present.

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — R. Campbell Thompson (by bequest from May Morris). — Exeter College Library (9ZM8 55 R) (gift from Thompson, 1939).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 587.

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¶ Dahl — Denkmale (1837)

April 25, 2014

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Dahl, Johan Christian Clausen. Denkmale einer sehr ausgebildeten Holzbaukunst aus den frühesten Jahrhunderten in den innern Landschaften Norwegens. Dresden: Zöllner, 1837.

Norwegian wooden architecture.

Provenance: Morris. —Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 385 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Cotman — Architectural antiquities of Normandy (1822)

April 23, 2014

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Cotman, John Sell. Architectural antiquities of Normandy, accompanied by historical and descriptive notices. London: John and Arthur Arch, 1822.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 378 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Clark — Mediaeval military architecture (1884)

April 23, 2014

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Clark, George Thomas. Mediaeval military architecture in England. 2 vols. London: Wyman & Sons, 1884.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 212 (sold to Leighton for 9s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 137.

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¶ Clutton — Illustrations of mediaeval architecture (1856)

April 22, 2014

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Clutton, Henry. Illustrations of mediaeval architecture in France from the accession of Charles VI to the demise of Louis XII. London: Nattali and Bond, 1856.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 368 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 342.


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¶ Wild — History and antiquities (1837)

April 14, 2014

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Wild, Charles. The history and antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Lincoln, illustrated by a series of engravings. Rev. by John Britton. 2nd ed. London: H. G. Bohn, 1837.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1098 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 8s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 475.

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¶ Bourgoin — Arts Arabes (1873)

April 9, 2014

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Bourgoin, Jules. Les arts Arabes: architecture, menuiserie, bronzes, plafonds, revêtements, marbres, pavements, vitraux, etc. Paris: A. Morel, 1873.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 319 (sold to Rimell for £3 18s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Parker — Some account of domestic architecture (1859)

April 7, 2014

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Parker, John Henry. Some account of domestic architecture in England, from Richard II to Henry VIII. 2 vols. Oxford: John Henry and James Parker, 1859.

“With numerous illustrations of existing remains, from original drawings.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 803 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Launay — L’architecture Ottomane (1873)

March 24, 2014

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Launay, Marie de. L’architecture Ottomane. [Constantinople: Imprimerie et Lithographie Centrales, 1873.]

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 130 (sold to Gulbenkian for £3 3s.). — Calouste Gulbenkian Library, Portugal (E-AAT 1).


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¶ Shaw — Details of Elizabethan architecture (1839)

March 20, 2014

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Shaw, Henry. Details of Elizabethan architecture. London: William Pickering, 1839.

60 plates.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1120 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Evelyn Waugh. — Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (NA 625 S4).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 99.

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¶ Verschelde — Ancient domestic edifices (1875)

February 21, 2014

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Verschelde, Charles. The ancient domestic edifices of Bruges: specimens from drawings taken on the spot. Bruges: Beyaert-Defoort, 1875.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1089 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 297.


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