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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.

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_40006).


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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).

Digital version: Wellcome Library (Morris copy).

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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).

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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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¶ Psalterium (c. 1488–89)

May 6, 2015

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Psalterium. Ed. Bruno, Episcopus Herbipolensis. [Würzburg: Georg Reyser, c. 1488–89.]

Provenance: Benedictus Elwanger. — Monastery of St. Wulfgang, Retfelt. — Carmelite monastery, Schongau. — Johann Georg Einslin. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL528).

References: ISTC (ip01046000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 215.

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¶ Epistolae et Evangelia (1474)

May 4, 2015

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Epistolae et Evangelia (Plenarium). Augsburg: Johann Bämler, 20 September 1474.

Illustrated.

Provenance: William Bateman. — Thomas Bateman. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL312).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 3b, no. 27 (£50). — ISTC (ie00073000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 132.

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¶ Bindo, of Siena — Aurea Biblia (c. 1477)

April 23, 2015

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Bindo, of Siena [Bindus Guerri, Senensis]. Aurea Biblia, sive Repertorium aureum Bibliorum. Augsburg: [Ludwig Hohenwang, c. 1477] .

Provenance: William Lilly. — William Stuart. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL352).

References: ISTC (ir00021000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 146.

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¶ Biblia latina (1478)

March 30, 2015

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Biblia latina. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 14 April 1478.

Inscribed “To May from Wm October 9th 1893.”

Provenance: Edward Hailstone. — William Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (MR 30d).

Reference: ISTC (ib00557000).

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¶ Biblia (1608)

March 30, 2015

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Biblia, dat ist, de gantsche Heylige Schrift. Leyden: Jan Paedts Jacobzoon and Jan Boueenszoon, 1608.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 39 (sold to Wellcome for 15s). — Unlocated.


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¶ La bible (1520)

March 27, 2015

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Le premier [second] volume de la bible en francoiz. 2 vols. in 1. Paris: Jean Petit, 23 October 1520.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Cesar de Missy. — Robert Harley. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 186 (sold to Leighton for £4). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 801 (with two X’s beside it).


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¶ Holy Bible (1715)

March 26, 2015

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The holy Bible. Oxford: printed by John Baskett, 1715.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 92 (sold to Walker for £1 13s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T82341). — MS catalogue (2), no. 495.


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¶ Bible (1598)

March 26, 2015

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The Bible. London: printed by the deputies of Christopher Barker, 1598.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 91 (sold to Downing for £1 6s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (S1395).

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¶ Holy Byble (1585)

March 26, 2015

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The holy Byble. London: printed by Christopher Barker, 1585.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 187 (sold to Tregaskis for £1 11s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 65 (3 guineas). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S156). — MS catalogue (2), no. 391 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Biblia latina (1468?)

March 9, 2015

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Biblia latina. 2 vols. [Strassburg: Heinrich Eggestein, not after 1468.]

Note on flyleaf by Cockerell about the type.

Provenance: Unidentified Cardinal. — J. A. J. Rotthier. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 173 (sold to Quaritch for £13 10s.). — Quaritch. — General Theological Seminary [gift of Eugene Augustus Hoffman and Cornelius Vanderbilt]. — Christie (New York), 1 October 1980, lot 55. — Bridwell Library (06123 and 06124) [purchased 1 October 1980].

Reference: ISTC (ib00531000).

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¶ Biblia pauperum (1859)

September 26, 2014

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Berjeau, Jean-Philibert, ed. Biblia pauperum, reproduced in fac-simile from one of the copies in the British Museum. London: J. Russell Smith, 1859.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 188 (sold to Hill for 18s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Bible (1850)

March 15, 2014

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Forshall, Rev. Josiah, and Sir Frederic Madden, eds. The holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, with the apocryphal books, in the earliest English versions made from the Latin Vulgate by John Wycliffe and his followers. 4 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1850.

Parallel texts.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £3 3s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 90 (sold to Ball for £2). — Unlocated.

References: MS catalogue (1), fol. 16. — MS catalogue (2), no. 703.

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