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St. Jerome — Vitas sanctorum patrum (c. 1490–92)

July 18, 2017

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Vitas sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum. Trans. Domenico Calvaca. [Venice: Giovanni Ragazzo?, c. 1490–92.]

Illustrated. With a bibliographical note by Cockerell.

Provenance: William Horatio Crawford. — Crawford sale, Sotheby, 12 March 1891, lot 1556 (sold to Ellis for 14s.). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 596 (sold to Quaritch for £35). — Quaritch. — British Museum (purchased from Quaritch, May 1899). — British Library (IB 23757).

References: BMC, 5:501. — ISTC (ih00231500).


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¶ St. Ambrose — Hexameron (c. 1480–83)

March 20, 2017

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Ambrose [Ambrosius], Saint. Hexameron. [Cologne: Johann Guldenschaff, c. 1480–83.]

Provenance: Cornelius Paine. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 119 (sold to Rega for 19s.). — British Library [purchased in April 1899].

References: BMC 1:255–56. — ISTC (ia00557000).

Digital version: BSB.


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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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¶ Lactantius — Opera (1470)

June 28, 2015

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Lactantius [Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius]. Opera. Ed. Giovanni Andrea Bussi [Johannes Andreas]. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [not after 30 August] 1470.

With both Morris’s book label and signature “William Morris Kelmscott House Upper Mall Hammersmith 1890.”

Provenance: Elwin Millard. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 746 (sold to Quaritch for £20). — Bernard Quaritch. — British Library (IB. 17157) [purchased May 1899].

References: BMC, 4:10. — ISTC (il00003000).


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¶ Baptista, Mantuanus — Parthenice secunda (1500?)

June 28, 2015

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Baptista, Mantuanus. Parthenice secunda, sive Catharinaria. Ed. Franciscus Ceretus. Paris: Michel Tholoze, 20 July [1500?].

Note by Robert Proctor tipped in: “The book by Michel Tholoze I suspect to be the first part of Pellachet 1783. I must apologise for having kept the books so long before returning them.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 672 (sold to Maggs for £1 2s.). — Maggs. — George Dunn (purchased 1898). — British Library (IA. 41020).

References: BMC, 8:210–11. — ISTC (ib00071500). — MS catalogue (2), no. 30 (with two X’s next to it).

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