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¶ Book of hours (15th century) [MS]

October 11, 2017

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Book of hours.

Illuminated manuscript. Netherlands, late 15th century. 209 leaves.

Provenance: Madame Van Huerne de Puyenbeke (née de Schietere de Lophem). — Ambroise Firmin-Didot. — Pawlowski & Paul, 11–16 June 1883, lot 10. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 437 (sold to Edwards for £40). — Rev. Christie Chetwyn Atkinson. — Keble College Library, Oxford (77) [bequeathed by Atkinson, 1911].

References: Parkes, M. B., comp. The Medieval Manuscripts of Keble College Oxford. London: Scolar Press, 1979. (See pp. 311–17, no. 77.) — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_11483).


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¶ Book of hours (15th century) [MS]

October 11, 2017

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Book of hours.

Illuminated manuscript. Netherlands, 15th century. 274 leaves.

Provenance: Earl of Ashburnham. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 438 (sold to Heppenstal for £6 15s.). — Michael Tomkinson. — Tomkinson sale, Sotheby, 3 April, 1922, lot 484. — John Howell catalogue, 1924 (sold to George A. Poole). — George A. Poole. — Lilly Library, Indiana University (Poole 264).

References: Faye and Bond, p. 178, no. 12. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_8036).


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¶ Book of hours (15th century) [MS]

October 9, 2017

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Book of hours.

Illuminated manuscript. Flanders, 15th century. 235 leaves.

Signed “Wm. Morris, Kelmscott House, July 4th, 1895” on flyleaf.

Provenance: Musée Napoléon, Paris. — Sotheby, 4 July 1895 (sold to Morris). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 439 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £10 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned 1945]. — Dorine Proske-van Heerd (Amsterdam) catalogue 3, no. 8. — William Foyle. — Foyle sale, Christie, 11 July 2000, lot 62 (purchased by Célesta Fine Art).— Célesta Fine Art (Amsterdam) catalogue 3, no. 8. — Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Netherlands (KW 79 K 30) [purchased from Célesta Fine Art, 2012].

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¶ Book of hours (15th century) [MS]

October 9, 2017

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Book of hours.

Illuminated manuscript. Poitiers, 15th century. 92 leaves.

Provenance: Renée Legier de la Sauvagière. — Henri Lambert. — Lambert sale, part 2, Adolphe-Jules Durel, 3 April 1884, lot 913. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 487 (sold to Quaritch for £49). — Christie, 9 July 2001, lot 14. — Sotheby, 18 June 2002, lot 48. — Unlocated.

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¶ Pabenham–Clifford hours (14th century) [MS]

September 26, 2017

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The Pabenham–Clifford hours.

Illuminated manuscript. England, c. 1315–1320. 93 leaves.

Celebrates the marriage of John de Pabenham and his second wife, Joan Clifford, in 1314–1315. While the manuscript was in the hands of Sir Andrew Fountaine (see below), two leaves were removed by Sir John Fenn. At Fenn’s sale (Puttick, London, 16–18 July 1866, lot 865), Samuel Sandars bought them and gave them to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1892. Morris bought the manuscript (less the two leaves) at the Fountaine sale. Sydney Cockerell recorded in his diary, 5 July 1894, “In aftn. went with W.M. to Christie’s to see the books in the Fountaine sale, on one of which W.M. has set his heart,” and the following day he added, “W.M. bought the wonderful Clifford hours for £410 (and commission!).” But almost immediately Morris learned that a fragment of the manuscript was in the Fitzwilliam (Cockerell diary, 21 July 1894). In fact, the following year Montague Rhodes James, a Cambridge medievalist (“a very nice man, & very keen about MSS,” according to Cockerell), brought the Fitzwilliam’s two detached leaves to Kelmscott House for his inspection (Cockerell diary, 19 March 1895; Morris diary, 19 March 1895 [British Library Add. Ms. 4510]). Morris then struck a deal with the Fitzwilliam to reunite the leaves with the rest of the work. The arrangement was that the Fitzwilliam would give Morris half the price he paid for the manuscript and lend him the leaves for his lifetime, and that after his death the manuscript and detached leaves would be brought together again at the museum. On 22 October 1896, Cockerell personally delivered the manuscript to the Fitzwilliam.

Provenance: John de Pabenham and Joan Clifford. — Sir Andrew Fountaine. — Fountaine sale, Christie, 6 July 1894, lot 143 (purchased by Morris for £410). — Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum (MS 242) [acquired from Morris estate, 22 October 1896].

References: Schoenberg (SDBM_241213). — Wormald, 1:157–60.

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¶ Psalter and book of hours (c. 1265) [MS]

September 11, 2017

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Psalter [and] book of hours.

Illuminated manuscript. France, probably Thérouanne, c. 1265 and 15th century. 258 leaves.

Provenance: P. Vande Camée. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.97).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1384, no. 97. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 28. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_14305).

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¶ Book of hours (c. 1405–1415) [MS]

September 11, 2017

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Book of hours.

Illuminated manuscript. Gloucester, c. 1405–1415. 188 leaves.

Provenance: Lady Teynham. — Thomas Barrett Lennard, Baron Dacre (gift from Lady Teynham). —  Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.99).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1384, no. 99. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 95. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_10296).

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¶ Book of hours (c. 1300) [MS]

September 11, 2017

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Book of hours

Illuminated manuscript. France, possibly Thérouanne, c. 1300. 66 leaves.

Provenance: Anne and Françoise de Saligny. — Jaques Rosenthal. — Potier catalogue, 22 March 1869, no. 35 (500 francs). — Labitte catalogue, 21 March 1881, no. 62 (555 francs). — Em. Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin catalogue, 23 March 1887, no. 8. — Edwin H. Lawrence. — Lawrence sale, Sotheby, 9 May 1892, lot 286. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.60).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1377, no. 60. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 31. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_10163).

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¶ Book of hours (c. 1420)

September 8, 2017

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Book of hours.

Illuminated manuscript. Belgium, perhaps Bruges, c. 1420. 318 leaves.

Provenance: Morris (purchased in 1895 from Germany). — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.76).

References: de Ricci, 2:1380, no. 76. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 85. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_10306).

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¶ Book of hours (c. 1375) [MS]

September 7, 2017

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Book of hours.

Illuminated manuscript. France, perhaps Verdun and Paris, c. 1375. 229 leaves.

Provenance: George J. R. Gordon. — Quaritch general catalogue, 1875–77, no. 5234. — Quaritch general catalogue, 1880, no. 50. — Quaritch catalogue 332, 1880, no. 39. — Quaritch general catalogue, VIII, 1884, no. 17381. — Quaritch catalogue 369, 1886, no. 35712. — Quaritch catalogue 93, 1888, no. 206. — Quaritch catalogue 118, 1890, no. 528. — Quaritch catalogue 138, December 1893, no. 93 (£84). — Morris (purchased 22 April 1895). — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.90).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1383, no. 90. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 68. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_7316).

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¶ Book of hours (13th century) [MS]

September 1, 2017

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Book of hours

Illuminated manuscript. Paris, 1230s. 140 leaves.

Provenance: Léon Gruel. — Gruel sale, Durel, 6 June 1891, lot 1. — Morris (purchased August 1895). — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.92).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1383, no. 92. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 74. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_10162).

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¶ Psalter/hours [MS]

September 1, 2017

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Psalter [and] hours.

Illuminated manuscript. Paris, 1228–1234. 241 leaves.

Provenance: Restwold family of Berkshire. — Henry Farrington. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.153).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1395, no. 153. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 21. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_14287).

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¶ Psalter/hours (c. 1280s) [MS]

September 1, 2017

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Psalter [and] hours.

Illuminated manuscript. Liège, Belgium, c. 1280s. 298 leaves.

Provenance: Peter van den Hove of Brabant. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.183).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1400, no. 183. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 27. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_14306).

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¶ Horae (1498)

December 27, 2016

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Horae: ad usum Romanum. Paris: Philippe Pigouchet for Simon Vostre, 16 September 1498.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Loyse de Betuliar. — Hippolyte St. Michel. — F. H. S. Delaulnaye. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1485).

References: ISTC (ih00395000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 579.— MS catalogue (2), no. 909, p. 82 (with an X beside the title).

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¶ Vivaldi — Opus regale (1511)

June 5, 2016

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Vivaldi, Giovanni Ludovico [Johannes Ludovicus Vivaldus]. Opus regale. Paris: Jean Barbier for François Regnault, 1511.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1092 (sold to Chadwick for £6 15s.). — John Camp Williams. — Williams sale, American Art Association, 6 November 1929, lot 1156. — Thomas Taylor (dealer). — Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow (purchased from Taylor, 1978). — Riverrun Books & Manuscripts, Catalogue 2 ($6,000). — Unlocated.


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¶ Heures a lusaige de Rome (1505)

May 2, 2016

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Heures a lusaige de Rome. Paris: printed by Guillaume Anabat for Gillet Hardouyn and Germain Hardouyn, [c. 1505].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 488 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £14 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Horae (c. 1492)

April 29, 2016

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Horae: ad usum Cenomanensem. [Paris: Jean Du Pré (printer of Paris)?, c. 1492]

Illustrated.

Provenance: William H. Crawford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1553).

References: ISTC (ih00343000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 567.

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¶ Heures a l’usaige de Rome (1504)

April 28, 2016

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Heures a l’usaige de Rome. Paris: Simon Vostre, 27 October 1504.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 440 (sold to Thomson for £14). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Some account of an illuminated manuscript (1894)

May 2, 2014

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Some account of an illuminated manuscript of the Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary, executed for Jean, Comte de Dunois, about A.D. 1450. London: Ellis & Elvey, 1894.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 489 (part; sold to Ellis for £1 16s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Ellis — Hours of Albert of Brandenburg (1883)

April 30, 2014

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Ellis, Frederic Startridge. The hours of Albert of Brandenburg: some account of a manuscript book of hours formerly in the possession of Albert of Brandenburg, elector of Mainz . . . executed by the artists of the Grimani breviary, 1514–23. London: Ellis & White, [1883].

Photographic illustrations. With an essay by W. H. James Weale.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 489 (part; sold to Ellis for £1 16s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Ellis — Horae pembrochianae (1880)

April 26, 2014

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Ellis, Frederick Startridge. Horae pembrochianae: some account of an illuminated manuscript of the Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary, written for William Herbert, first Earl of Pembroke, about A.D. 1440, and enriched with two hundred and sixty-seven miniatures. London: privately printed for Ellis & White, 1880.

Fifty copies (“not published”). Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. —Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 489 (part; sold to Ellis for £1 16s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Miniatures and borders (1894)

February 21, 2014

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Miniatures and borders from the Book of Hours of Bona Sforza, Duchess of Milan, in the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1894.

With an introduction by George F. Warner.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1062 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

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