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¶ Monuments de la xylographie (1882–84)

November 10, 2017

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Monuments de la xylographie. 4 vols. Paris: Adam Pilinski, 1882–84.

Illustrated. Facsimile reprints of four titles: Apocalypse; Bible des pauvres; Cantica canticorum; Oraison dominicale.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 686 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £10 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (each volume catalogued separately, but the latter two are described as missing): Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 ZHB; Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 ZHB /PIL; Closed stores Hist. 2 ZHB; Closed stores Hist. 2 ZHB).


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¶ Rampegolo — Figurarum Biblie (1511)

November 1, 2017

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Rampegolo, Antonio [Antonius Rampigollis]. Figurarum Biblie opus conducibile et perutile. Cologne: [Cornelius von Zierickzee], 1511.

Illustrated. The date given in the Sotheby catalogue is 1505, but we cannot find such an edition and have listed the 1511 edition instead.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 819 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 226 (sold to Eiseman for £2 ). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 7b, no. 81 (10s.) — MS catalogue (2), no. 981.

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¶ Biblia (1474?)

October 20, 2017

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Biblia. 2 vols. Augsburg: Gunther Zainer, [not after 1474].

Morris wrote two extended commentaries on the book (quoted here from the Perry catalogue) on the flyleaf and some loose sheets of paper:

[Rough notes, with this comment, probably by Sydney Cockerell: “This note was not completed. A draft from an earlier note, on two small sheets, is laid in the volume, the following portions of which were not repeated on the flyleaf Note.”] “The historiated initials stand quite by themselves and are very interesting: the little subjects seem to be designed by Zeiner’s earliest artist, as he may be called, the draughtsman of the Golden Legend. They are good, though ruder than those of his second draughtsman, and tell the story well. The frame work of the letters is throughout very vigorous and highly decorative and logical in design; and altogether these initials must be amongst the best decoration of the early German printed books. The smaller initials are of Gunther Zeiner’s beautiful alphabet, and are used in most of his books. Their design is obviously an adaptation of the ornamental pen letters of this date. Big capitals in red occur throughout the book, and have the appearance of being stamped & not printed. ¶ The colouring has been at first good & judicious, and except for a little emerald green all done with transparent pigments; of which the lake is a particularly pleasant colour. The first initial (to Jerome’s letter) is painted extra carefully & has a very pretty illuminated ornament in the margin of it. ¶ This book has the stamp of the Buxheim monastery with which Gunther Zeiner was in close relation; and he is known to have presented a copy of this very book to it.”

[Note on flyleaf, dated January 1891] “This Augsburg bible printed by Gunther Zainer about 1474 does not seem to have received the attention which it deserves as a woodcut book. Apart from its type, which for a large book must be considered as the best of all black letter, it is a very remarkable book as a work of art. Its handsome ‘blooming letters’ are to be found in many Augsburg books and some printed at Ulm. They are translations in black and white of the illuminators’ pen letters current at the time and a little earlier; but which more or less kept up a still earlier tradition. Of all woodcut letters without figures, these of Gunther Zainer’s are the boldest and best designed, and add very much to the beauty of the books in which they appear. ¶ The third order of capitals which are all red and slightly floriated, are done in printer’s ink and seem to be stamped on the page after the printing: for their ink is uniformly bright, whereas the red printing at the heads of books is often sullied: since it was done at the same time as the black text by wiping away the black ink, and inking the type again with red—which being done insufficiently blackened the red in some cases almost to a brown. See Blades on this point. ¶ But the speciality of this bible is the series of historiated initials at the head of each book, which are so good and so ‘distinguished’ that they render it an important woodcut book. It is true that the figure work in them is inferior in drawing and general interest to the work of the designer of the cuts in the Aesop, the ‘de Claris Mulieribus’ or the Speculum Vitæ Humanæ: they are in fact rather illuminators’ pictures than woodcut designers’. The letters however are in general effect remarkably good; and, especially in the pattern-work, quite reach the high water-mark of 15th century design, and I consider them on the whole the best historiated Capitals of the period. ¶ These letters in this copy are coloured; and it would seem that this was done before it left the bookseller’s shelf; if it was not done in the printer’s workshop. The copy at the Brit: Mus: [British Museum] is coloured systematically just as this is; except that in this copy some one has come after the first colourist with a vermillion brush (vermillion is not used in the original systematic colouring) and has added that strong colour in some of the letters, by no means to their improvement; though, I take it, this blunder was was committed soon after the volume left the printer’s. For the rest I think an unprejudiced person will think that the colouring of the pre-vermillion very much improves the letters; this can easily be tested by reference to one initial, that of the Psalter, which has somehow been left uncoloured. ¶ I give as excellent examples of these letters the following: [. . .]”

Provenance: Carthusian monastery at Buxheim, Germany (presentation copy from Zainer). — Morris (acquired by January 1891). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 180 (sold to Quaritch for £80). — Marsden Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, 11 March 1956 lot 32. — John Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 1 October 1980, lot 78. — Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (Incun 1475 B471z).

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 2b, no. 22 (£80). — ISTC (ib00627000).

Digital version: BSB (vol. 1; vol. 2).

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¶ Bible (early 14th century) [MS]

October 17, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. Anglo-Norman, early 14th century. 531 leaves.

Book labels of Morris, Hodson, and Hornby; signature of Hornby, Shelley House, Chelsea, May 1909. On first page of text, written along spine: “Ex Libris Cesaris De Missy: Londini: Anno 1745: Codex. MS. D.”

Provenance: Rev. César de Missy, — S. Baker and G. Leigh, 18 March 1776, lot 1620. — Justin, Comte de MacCarthy-Reagh. — Comte de MacCarthy-Reagh sale, De Bure, 27 January 1817, lot 54. — H.R.H. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex. — Edward Hailstone. — Hailstone sale, Sotheby, 23 April 1891, lot 341. — Quaritch catalogue 138, December 1893, no. 22 (£200). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 170 (sold to Quaritch for £302). — Laurence W. Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 3 December 1906, lot 50 (sold to Quaritch for £630). — Quaritch catalogue 259, November 1907, no. 3 (£850). — C. H. St John Hornby (probably acquired 1909). — John Roland Abbey. — Abbey sale, Sotheby, 25 March 1975, lot 2951. — Ader-Picard-Tajan, 11 December 1981, lot 43 —Sotheby, 2 December 1986 lot 38 .— J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England) — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_623) [which mistakenly believes that the Bible is in the British Library].


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¶ Bible (14th century) [MS]

October 17, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manscript. Southern France, late 13th century. 387 leaves.

With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell and a typed poem about the book, signed F.C.B., entitled “A 13th. Century Vulgate.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 38 (sold to Heppenstal for £18). — C. W. Dyson Perrins. —Perrins sale, Sotheby, 15 June 1907, lot 56. — Charles Butler. — Butler sale, Sotheby, 18 March 1912, lot 2171. — W. E. Moss. — Moss sale, Sotheby, 2 March 1937, lot 99. — Sir George H. Radford. — Ursula Radford. — Society of Antiquaries of London (MS 956) [by bequest from Ursula Radford; presented by her niece, Mrs. Chloe Morton, 6 October 1994]. (There is a problem in this provenance: W. E. Moss is described as an owner in a 1937 Sotheby sale, but Sir George Radford had died in 1917, and the book seems to have remained in his family until 1994.)

References: National Archives. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_2459).


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¶ Bible (14th century) [MS]

October 17, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. France, 14th century. 593 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 35 (sold to Pickering for £30). — Laurence Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 3 December 1906, lot 49 (sold to Cockerell for £49). — Sydney Cockerell. — John Charrington. — Cambridge University Library [gift from Charrington, 1918].

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_3973 and SDBM_39978).


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¶ Bible (c. 1270) [MS]

October 17, 2017

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Bible (incomplete).

Illuminated manuscript. Northern France, c. 1270. 273 leaves.

With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell. Inscribed “Wm Morris, Kelmscott House, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London” (vol. 1) and “Sydney C. Cockerell, Richmond, Surrey, Dec 7 1906” (vols. 2–3.) Morris owned only the first volume; Cockerell reunited it with what he believed were the remaining two volumes of the set.

Provenance: Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy. — Cistercian monastery Marie de Marquetta-Lille (gift from Philip the Good). — George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough. — Duke of Marlborough sale, Evans, 24 May 1820, lot 325. — Edwin Henry Lawrence. — Lawrence sale, Sotheby, 9 May 1892, lot 41. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 168 (sold to Quaritch for £139). — Laurence W. Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 3 December 1906, lot 45 (sold to Quaritch for £390). — Quaritch (sold to Sydney Cockerell, 1906). — Sydney Cockerell (sold to Quaritch, 18 January 1957). — Quaritch catalogue 767, 1957 (sold to Rau on 20 Feburary 1956 for £900). — Rau. — Peter Ludwig. — Getty Museum (MS. Ludwig I 8, v1).

References: de Hamel, Christopher. “Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts from the Library of Sir Sydney Cockerell.” British Library Journal 13 (1987): 186–210. (See p. 200.) — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_3964).

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¶ New Testament (1170) [MS]

October 17, 2017

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Bible (New Testament).

Illuminated manuscript. Auxerre, France, 1170. 198 leaves.

Provenance: Abbey of St Marianus, Auxerre. — Monastery of the Holy Trinity of Champmol, Dijon. — James Edwards. — Edwards sale, Evans, 5 April 1815, lot 818 (sold to William Roscoe, Liverpool, for £12 12s.). — William Roscoe. — Roscoe sale, Winstanley, 19 August 1816 (sold to Robert Benson for £13). — Robert Benson. — W. A. S. Benson. — Morris (purchased from Benson for £250). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1155 (sold to Leighton for £225). — Laurence W. Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 5 December 1906, lot 617 (sold to Quaritch for £670). — Quaritch catalogue 259, November 1907, no. 1 (£850) — Quaritch catalogue 290, June 1910, no. 49 (£850). — C. H. St. John Hornby. — John Roland Abbey. — Abbey sale, Sotheby (New York), 4 June 1974, lot 2907. — H. P. Kraus catalogue, 1978, no. 18. — Peter Ludwig. — Getty Museum (MS Ludwig 14) [acquired 1983].

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_1224).

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¶ Bible (c. 1290) [MS]

October 16, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. Paris, c. 1290. 337 leaves.

Provenance: Quaritch catalogue, 15 November 1895, no. 351 (£315). — Quaritch catalogue, January 1896. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 88 (sold to Pickering for £61). — Pickering & Chatto catalogue, 24 December 1898. — Henry Yates Thompson. — Sydney Cockerell (acquired from Thompson, 4 May 1905, in an exchange). — Emery Walker (purchased from Cockerell, 1922). — Sydney Cockerell (by bequest from Walker; purchased by Quaritch, 18 January 1957, for £400). — Quaritch catalogue, 1957 no. 4 (sold 28 April 1959 for £1,000). — Sotheby, 12 December 1967, lot 18 (sold to Maggs for £1,100). — Swann Galleries, 30 November 1978, lot 29. — Bruce Ferrini (acquired 1987). — John Feldman (purchased from Ferrini). — University of Colorado, Boulder (Feldman deposit). — Unlocated.

Reference: de Hamel, Christopher. “Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts from the Library of Sir Sydney Cockerell.” British Library Journal 13 (1987): 186–210. (See p. 199.) — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_508) [the entry has been conflated with another Bible (Sotheby 1898, lot 87)].


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¶ Bible (14th century) [MS]

October 16, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. France, 14th century. 632 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 37 (sold to Pickering for £40). — Laurence W. Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 3 December 1906, lot 51 (sold to Leighton for £120). — Unlocated.

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_3977).


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¶ Gospels of St. Luke and St. John (c. 1210) [MS]

October 15, 2017

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Gospels of St. Luke and St. John, glossed.

Illuminated manuscript. Northern France, c. 1210. 157 leaves.

Provenance: Giovanni Battista Leva. — John Tudor Frere. — Frere sale, Sotheby, 14 February 1896, lot 1035. — Quaritch catalogue 160, June 1896, no. 731. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 520 (sold to Leighton for £10 10s.). — Alfred Higgens. — Higgens sale, Sotheby, 2 May 1904, lot 62. — B. S. Cron. — Sydney Cockerell. — Cockerell sale, Sotheby, 18 January 1957. — George A. Goyder. — Goyder sale, Sotheby, 8 July 1970, lot 103). — Jörn Günther catalogue, 19 August 2002. — Jörn Günther catalogue 8, 2006, no. 1. — Unlocated.

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¶ Bible (14th century) [MS]

October 12, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. Perhaps France, 14th century. 368 leaves.

Provenance: Edward Hailstone. — Hailstone sale, Sotheby, 23 April 1891, lot 342 (sold for £28 to Leighton). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 171 (sold to Pickering for £77). — Charles Butler. — Butler sale, Sotheby, 18 March 1912, lot 2167. — Unlocated.

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¶ Bible (New Testament) (c. 1260) [MS]

October 12, 2017

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Bible (New Testament).

Illuminated manuscript. England, c. 1260. 90 leaves.

Provenance: Simon Jeames. — Quaritch catalogue 138, December 1893, no. 17 (£5). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1023 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £11 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Dawsons of Pall Mall catalogue, 1945. — Christie, 2 June 2010, lot 204 (sold for £25,000) . — Unlocated.

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_7350).


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¶ Riga — Aurora biblia metrificata (13th century) [MS]

October 11, 2017

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Riga, Peter [Petrus]. Aurora biblia metrificata.

Illuminated manuscript. France or Spain, late 13th century. 226 leaves.

Provenance: William Bragge. — Bragge sale, Sotheby, 7 June 1876, lot 38 (sold for £98). — François-Jean Olivier. — Olivier sale, 30 March 1886, lot 672. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 862 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £22). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame University (MS. 08).

References: Faye and Bond, pp. 186–87, no. 8. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_8124).


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¶ Bible (13th century) [MS]

October 7, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, 13th century. 370 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 34 (sold to Leighton for £24 10s.). — E. Stainton. — Sotheby, 26 July 1920, lot 511. — Leighton catalogue no. 2, 2 May 1921, no. 433. — John Frederick Lewis. — Free Library of Philadelphia (Lewis E 036).

References: de Ricci, 2:2026, no. 8. — Digital Scriptorium (includes images). — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_3011). — Wolf, Edwin, II, comp. Descriptive Catalogue of the John Frederick Lewis collection of European Manuscripts in the Free Library of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, 1937. (See p. 34, no. 36.)

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¶ Bible (c. 1280) [MS]

October 6, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. Northern France, c. 1280. 451 leaves.

Provenance: Durand family. — Nicholas Chevalier. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 169 (sold to Pickering for £47). — Sydney Cockerell. — Boston Public Library (MS f. Med. 1) [purchased from Cockerell, 1900; acquired, 1901].

References: de Ricci, 1:917, no. 1. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_11480).

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¶ Bible (c. 1425) MS

October 3, 2017

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Bible (portions of the Old Testament).

Illuminated manuscript. Hattem, Netherlands, c. 1425. 157 leaves.

Probably once part of a set of six or seven volumes.

Provenance: Brothers of the Common Life, Hulsbergen (near Hattem). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 172 (sold to Sladen for £20). — Judge Granger. — Granger sale, Sotheby, 17 December 1919, lot 736 (sold for £200). — George D. Smith. — Smith sale, Anderson Galleries, 28 April 1921, cat. 1580, pt. 6, 208. — Mrs. Milton E. Getz. — Getz sale, American Art /Anderson Galleries, 24 November 1936, lot 1048 (sold for $165). — William J. K. Vanston. — Vanston sale, Parke-Bernet, 24 February 1959, lot 49 (sold for $900). — Kraus catalogue 111, 1965, no. 39 ($2,800). — Peter and Irene Ludwig. — Getty Museum [deaccessioned 1997]. —Jörn Günther Rare Books, 1997, no. 20. — Forum (by Antiquariaat Forum), 1997, no. 3 (195,000 Dutch guilders). — Ferrini/Les Enluminures, 2000, no. 5 ($200,000). — Forum (by Antiquariaat Forum), 20 March 2006, no. 4 ($242,600). — Private collection, USA.

References: de Ricci, 1:12, no. 4. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_1989).


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¶ Bible (14th century) [MS]

October 2, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. England, 14th century. 436 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 36 (sold to Heppenstal for £16 10s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Bible (c. 1280) [MS]

October 2, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. France, c. 1280. 668 leaves.

Provenance: Morris (purchased March 1895). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 33 (sold to Bruce for £73). — Alexander Bain. — Bain sale, Sotheby, 1 July 1901, lot 1082. — Leighton. — Frank McClean (purchased from Leighton). —Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Frank McClean, 1904].

References: James, pp. 22–24. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_7273).


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¶ St. Paul — Epistles (11th century?)

September 25, 2017

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Paul, Saint. Epistles.

Illuminated manuscript. 11th century? 164 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 513 (sold to Quaritch for £23). — Laurence Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 3 December 1906, lot 188 (sold to Cockerell for £33). — Sydney Cockerell. — Unlocated.

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¶ Federigo da Venezia — Commentary on the Apocalypse (late 14th century) [MS]

September 15, 2017

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Federigo da Venezia. Commentary on the Apocalypse.

Illuminated manuscript. Venice, late 14th century. 168 leaves.

Provenance: Convent San Pietro, Padua. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 126 (sold to Bain for £40). — Hoepli catalogue, 1937. — W. S. Kundig catalogue 95, 23 June 1948, no. 9. — Parke-Bernet, 29 November 1948, lot 327. — Sotheby, 4 April 1949, lot 192. — William A. Foyle. — Foyle sale, Christie, part 1, 11 July 2000, lot 23. — Librairie Thomas-Scheler, December 2001, no. 1. — Jörn Günther Rare Books catalogue, 2003, no. 10. — Librairie Thomas-Scheler (New York Antiquarian Book Fair), 20 April 2006, no. 16. — Jörn Günther Rare Books catalogue 10, 2011, no. 16 (350,00 Swiss francs). — Jörn Günther Rare Books catalogue 12, 2011, no. 6 (412,500 Swiss francs). — Unlocated.

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_2220).


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¶ Bible (c. 1250) [MS]

September 15, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. Northern French, c. 1250. 480 leaves

Provenance: Percy Smythe, Lord Strangford. — Smythe sale, Sotheby, 12 August 1831, lot 460. — Edward Hailstone. — Hailstone sale, Sotheby, 23 April 1891, lot 343. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 86 (sold to Pickering for £91). — Laurence W. Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 3 December 1906, lot 46 (sold to Quaritch for £235). — Quaritch catalogue 259, November 1907, no. 2. — C. W. Dyson Perrins. — Dyson Perrins sale, Sotheby, 1 December 1959, lot 60. — John Roland Abbey. — Abbey sale, Sotheby, 1 December 1970, lot 2866. — Quaritch catalogue 933, 11 June 1973, no. 26 (£14,000). — Van Gendt, 20 March 1978, lot 1730. — Sotheby, 1 December 1987, lot 28 (sold for £170, 595). — Eric Korner. — Korner sale, Sotheby, 19 June 1990, lot 81. — Jörn Günther Rare Books, 1997, lot 2. — Unlocated.

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_430).


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¶ Book of Kings (1200–1225) [MS]

September 12, 2017

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Book of Kings (Bible) with commentary.

Illuminated manuscript. Northern France, between 1200 and 1225. 274 leaves.

Provenance: Pope Alexander VII. — Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex. — Duke of Sussex sale, Evans, 31 July 1844, lot 452. — William Stuart. — Stuart sale, Christie, 6 March 1895, lot 146. — Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 167 (sold to Quaritch for £31). — Henry W. Poor. — Poor sale, Anderson Galleries, 17 November 1908, part 1, lot 797 (sold for $141). — Walter Thomas Wallace. — Wallace sale, American Art, 22 March 1920, lot 921. — Edwin R. Cole. — Cole sale, Parke-Bernet, 26 November 1941, lot 357. — John M. Crawford. — Morgan Library (MSM.968) [gift from Crawford, 1975].

References: Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_2356).


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¶ Bible (13th century) [MS]

September 11, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. 3 vols. France, late 13th century. 224 + 216 + 233 leaves.

Provenance: Morris (purchased from Leighton, December 1895). — Richard Bennett. — [We believe this passed through the Sotheby 1898 sale, probably bought by Pickering & Chatto, but so far we have been unable to identify it there.] — Pickering & Chatto (sold to J. Pierpont Morgan, 1 July 1901, for £1,200). — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.109–11) [gift from Morgan, 1924].

References: Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1387, nos. 109–11 — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_9293).

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¶ Bible (c. 1260–1270) [MS]

September 7, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. France or England, c. 1260–1270. 411 leaves.

Provenance: Perhaps religious houses in Frome and Edindon. — Thomas Hayward Southby. — Southby sale, Sotheby, 10 December 1890, no. 173 (sold to Quaritch). — Quaritch catalogue 118, 1 December 1891, no. 86. — Quaritch catalogue 138, 1893, no. 18 (£70). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.138).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1392, no. 138. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 3. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_7351).

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¶ Catalogue of Bibles (1891)

August 3, 2017

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A catalogue of Bibles, liturgies, church history, and theology. London: Bernard Quaritch, December 1891.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898 (unknown lot; sold to Henry Wellcome). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR) ZFGB.B).

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Transactions of the Bibliographical Society

June 29, 2017

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Transactions of the Bibliographical Society.

Periodical (London, 1892–1919). Morris owned vol. 2 and vol. 3 (part 1).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 93 (part; sold to Chadwick for £1 17s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Quaritch catalogue (1891)

February 6, 2017

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A catalogue of Bibles, liturgies, church history, and theology. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 872 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR) ZFGB.B).

Digital version: Internet Archive (Morris copy).


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¶ Biblia: Novum Testamentum (1475–77?)

January 26, 2017

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Biblia: Novum Testamentum. [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, between 1475 and November 1477.]

With bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennet. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1077 (sold to Quaritch for £8 10s.). — Bernard Quaritch. — British Library (IA. 49231) [purchased May 1899].

References: BMC, 9:157–58. — ISTC (ib00650500).


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¶ Biblia (1483)

December 26, 2016

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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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¶ Guðbrandur Þorláksson — Biblia (1584)

December 23, 2016

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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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¶ Morris — Story of Genesis and Exodus (1865)

October 15, 2016

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Morris, Richard, ed. The story of Genesis and Exodus, an early English song, about A.D. 1250. London: published the Early English Text Society, by Trübner & Co., 1865.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 736.

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¶ Die Bibel (1863)

September 17, 2016

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Die Bibel, oder, Die ganze Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der deutschen Übersetzung Martin Luthers. Berlin: Verlag der Königlichen Geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei, 1863.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 709.

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¶ Biblia (1494)

July 28, 2016

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Biblia. Lübeck: Stephanus Arndes, 19 November 1494.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Jo. Wallemale. — Dr. Puhlmann [?]. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 184 (sold to Quaritch for £50). — Bernard Quaritch. — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Murray sale, Christie, 10 December 1917, lot 71. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 8b, no. 94 (£50). — ISTC (ib00638000). — Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German), 1, no. 64.

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¶ Biblia latina (1497)

June 7, 2016

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Biblia latina. 4 vols. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 6 September 1497.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 178 (sold to G. W. Jones for £4 4s.). — G. W. Jones. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ib00619000).

Digital version: BSB (vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3, vol. 4).


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¶ Holy Bible (1629)

May 5, 2016

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The holy Bible. [Cambridge]: Thomas and John Buck, [1629].

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S107038). — MS catalogue (2), no. 94.

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¶ Biblia (1522)

April 22, 2016

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Biblia cum concordantiis Veteris et Novi Testamenti et sacrorum canonum. Lyon: Jacques Sacon expensis Anton Koberger, 1522.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 179 (sold to Dawson for £2 18s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 357 (with two X’s next to it).


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¶ Biblia latina (1477)

April 20, 2016

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Biblia latina. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 30 July 1477.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 175 (sold to Ellis for £50). — Owen F. Grazebrook, Esq., Stourton Castle. — Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York [deaccessioned]. — Sotheby, 16 May 1974. — Unlocated.

References: Breck, Joseph. “Bookbindings and Other Leather-Work.” Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 19 (December 1924): 299–300. — ISTC (ib00552000). — Yates, E. H. Classified Catalogue of the Library of Owen F. Grazebrook, Esq. at Stourton Castle. 1947.

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¶ Lefèvre d’Étaples — Epistola ad Laodicenses (1512)

March 24, 2016

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Lefèvre d’Étaples, Jacques. Epistola ad Laodicenses . . . epistolae ad Senecam sex. Paris: Henrici Stephani, 15 December 1512.

Illustrated. Morris owned vol. 14 of this commentary on the Pauline epistles.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 514 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 238 (sold to Cleverdon for £ 2 10s). — (Douglas?) Cleverdon. — Blackwell’s Rare Books. — Private collector (U.K.).

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¶ Biblia latina (1498)

February 19, 2016

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Biblia latina. Venice: Simon Bevilaqua, 8 May 1498.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 89 (sold to Quaritch for £5). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ib00603000).

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¶ Biblia latina (1471?)

February 18, 2016

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Biblia latina. Ed. Giovanni Andrea Bussi [Johannes Andreas, Bishop of Aleria]. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [not before 15 March] 1471.

Morris owned the first volume (Genesis–II Chronicles) only.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 177 (sold to Leighton for £7). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ib00535000).


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¶ Biblia latina (c. 1480)

February 4, 2016

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Biblia latina. With the Glossa Ordinaria of pseudo-Walafrid Strabo and interlinear glosses of Anselmus Laudunensis. [Strassburg: Adolf Rusch, for Anton Koberger at Nuremberg, not after 1480.]

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 176 (sold to Ludwig for £7). — Ludwig. — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (ib00607000).

Digital version: Universitäts- und Forschungsbibliothek Erfurt/Gotha [part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4].


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¶ Holy Bible (1715)

September 29, 2015

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The holy Bible. 1715.

There were several editions of the Bible published in England in 1715; we are uncertain which this one is. The Lobb catalogue specifies “engraved title.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 58 (part; sold for £1 1s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Margarita Davitica, seu Expositio psalmorum (c. 1475–76)

August 25, 2015

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Margarita Davitica, seu Expositio psalmorum. [Augsburg: Günther Zainer, c. 1475–76.]

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 868 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 5.b.11 (SR)).

References: ISTC (im00262000). — Poynter, no. 370.

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¶ Holy Bible (1715)

June 18, 2015

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The holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments. Oxford: printed by John Baskett, 1715.

Illustrated. Signed “William Morris Woodford Hall.” The family Bible of Morris’s parents.

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

Reference: ESTC (T82341).

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¶ Ellis — Psalmi penitentiales (1894)

June 13, 2015

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Ellis, F. S., ed. Psalmi penitentiales. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “To May with WM’s best love Dec: 12th 1894.”

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

Reference: Bibliography, A30.

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¶ Psalterium (1494)

June 5, 2015

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Psalterium. Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1494.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 869 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £26 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 4b, no. 41 (£5). — ISTC (ip01067000).

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¶ Biblia latina (1475)

June 5, 2015

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Biblia latina. [Basel: Bernhard Richel], 1475.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 174 (sold to Maine for £12) — Chapin Library, Williams College (Inc B471 ffolio vault).

Reference: ISTC (ib00540000).

Digital version: Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Weimar.


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¶ Biblia (1483)

June 2, 2015

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Biblia. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 17 February 1483.

Illustrated. Vol. 1 only.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 183 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £18). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 1.f.8 (SR)).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 9b, no. 103 (£8). — ISTC (ib00632000). — Poynter, no. 135.

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¶ Savonarola — In Psalmum L (c. 1501)

May 15, 2015

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Savonarola, Girolamo [Hieronymus Savonarola]. In Psalmum L: Expositio super psalmo “Miserere mei Deus.” [Louvain]: Thierry Martens, [c. 1501].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (E1 12 A).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 1b, no. 8. — ISTC (is00218500). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 653.

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