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¶ Collection of facsimiles from examples (1889)

October 14, 2016

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A collection of facsimiles from examples of historic or artistic bookbinding, illustrating the history of binding as a branch of the decorative arts. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1889.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 96 (sold to Maggs for £3 3s.). — Chauncy Williams. — Caxton Club (gift from Williams, c. 1900). — Lou Silver (acquired 1960). — DePaul University Library. — Richard Cady Rare Books. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Grolier Club Library (\04.42\Q1\1889 copy 2) [gift from Samuels Lasner, before 1992].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 832.


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¶ Wallis — Examples of the book-binders’ art (1890)

August 3, 2016

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Wallis, Alfred. Examples of the book-binders’ art of the XVI and XVII centuries, selected chiefly from the royal continental libraries. Exeter: J. G. Commin; London: W. W. Gibbings, 1890.

Illustrated. Wellcome online catalogue: “No William Morris book label but is lot 1209 from the Morris sale catalogue.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1209 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. G. O/S 2 24).


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¶ Vincent, of Beauvais — Speculum morale (1485)

February 20, 2015

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Vincent, of Beauvais [Vincentius Bellovacensis]. Speculum morale. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 6 February 1485.

Sanford Berger believed that the circular floral designs around the border of the binding (see below) were adapted by Morris on his pigskin binding for the Kelmscott Chaucer (Bibliography, A40).

Provenance: Morris. — Robert Steele. — Oswald Weigel Antiquariat & Auction-Institut (Leipzig). — Sanford and Helen Berger. — Huntington Library (99036) [purchased from the Bergers]

Reference: ISTC (iv00290000).

Digital version: BSB.

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Photographed by WSP at the Huntington Library.

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¶ Catalogue of fifteen hundred books (1889)

January 12, 2015

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A catalogue of fifteen hundred books remarkable for the beauty of the age of their bindings, or as bearing indications of former ownership by great book-collectors and famous historical personages. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1889.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898 (?). [The Wellcome catalogue attributes it to the 1898 auction, but we cannot find it in the Sotheby catalogue.] — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR)  YHG.B).

Digital version: Google.

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¶ International bookbinding exhibition (1894)

April 28, 2014

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International bookbinding exhibition by the chief craftsmen from all parts of the world, at the “Caxton head,” 232 High Holborn, London, W.C., from Wednesday, June 27th to Saturday, July 7th, 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. daily. London: J. & M. L. Tregaskis, 1894.

Illustrated. Tregaskis distributed seventy-six sets of sheets of the Kelmscott Press edition of King Florus and the fair Jehane (1893; Bibliography A21) to leading binders around the world.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1102 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 11s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

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¶ Gruel — Manuel historique (1887)

April 11, 2014

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Gruel, Léon. Manuel historique et bibliographique de l’amateur de relicurs. Paris: Gruel et Englemann, 1887.

Bookbinding. Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 471. — Henry Wellcome (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 12s.). — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2  YHG /GRU).

Digital versions: HathiTrust (vol. 1). — Google (vol. 1).— Internet Archive (Morris copy).


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¶ Prideaux — Historical sketch of bookbinding (1893)

April 7, 2014

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Prideaux, Sarah T. An historical sketch of bookbinding. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1893.

“With a chapter on early stamped bindings by E. Gordon Duff.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 814 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 17s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated

Digital version: Google.


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¶ Brassington — History of the art of bookbinding (1894)

March 30, 2014

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Brassington, William Salt. A history of the art of bookbinding, with some account of the books of the ancients. London: Elliot Stock, 1894.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 99 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Digital version: Internet Archive.


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¶ Exhibition of bookbindings (1891)

March 10, 2014

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Exhibition of bookbindings. London: printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1891.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 314 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £9 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. O/S 2  YHG).

Digital version: Google [does not include the chromolithographs].


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¶ Horne — Binding of books (1894)

February 22, 2014

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Horne, Herbert P. The binding of books: An essay in the history of gold-tooled bindings. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1894.

In the “Books about books” series.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 51 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Conservation /HOR).

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¶ Bickell — Bookbindings (1893)

February 22, 2014

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Bickell, Ludwig. Bookbindings from the Hessian historical exhibition, illustrating the art of binding from XVth to XVIIIth centuries. Leipzig: K. W. Hiersemann, 1893.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 189 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Conservation /BIC).


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