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¶ Dionysius (1546–47 and 1549)

March 29, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Dionysius, of Halicarnassus. Antiquitatum Romanarum lib. X. 2 vols. Paris: Robertus Stephani, 1546–47. [In Greek.]

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 972.

[2] Dionysius, of Halicarnassus. Antiquitatum sive originum Romanarum libri X. Basel: Hieronymus Froben, 1549.


Provenance: John Hayford Thorold. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 394 (sold to Breslauer for £2). — William Mills Ivins. — E. A. Thompson. — Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University (AFJ3218/A OVERSIZE).


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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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¶ Vincent, of Beauvais — Speculum naturale (1481?)

March 5, 2015

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Vincent, of Beauvais [Vincentius Bellovacensis]. Speculum naturale. 2 vols. [Strassburg: printer of the 1481 Legenda aurea, not after 13 December 1481.]

Provenance: Diessen, Germany (Bavaria), Monastery of the BVM. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1191 (sold to Stevens for £35). — Robert Steele. — John M. Crawford, Jr. — Seven Gables Bookshop (New York), 1972. — Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University (06696, 06697) [purchased 20 June 1972].

Reference: ISTC (iv00293000).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ Boethius — De philosophico consolatu (1501)

August 22, 2014

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Boethius. De philosophico consolatu. Strassburg: J. Grüninger, 25 August 1501.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 309 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. —Offered by E. K. Schreiber, November 1991, to Sanford Berger for $4,800. — James Gray (bookseller, Princeton, Mass.). — Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University (AFF5285) [purchased from James Gray, 1994].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 483, with two X’s beside the title.

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ Augstinus, de Ancona — Summa de potestate ecclesiastica (1473)

June 25, 2014

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Augustinus, de Ancona. Summa de potestate ecclesiastica. Augsburg: [Johann Schüssler], 6 March 1473.

At one stage (when the book was in Colin Franklin’s hands) a bibliographical note by Cockerell was laid in, but it has since disappeared.

Provenance: Weingarten, Germany (Baden-Wurttemberg), Benedictines. — Tegernsee, Germany (Bavaria), Benedictines. — Georg Wilhelm Zapf. — Zapf sale, Christoph Friedrich Burglen (Augsburg), 1792. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 122 (sold to Walker for £1 1s.). — Emery Walker. — Colin & Charlotte Franklin (Culham), 1978. — Hamill & Barker (Chicago), 1978. — Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University (06087)  [purchased from Hamill & Barker, 16 June 1978, for $3,000].

Reference: ISTC (ia01363000).

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¶ St. Augustine — De civitate dei (1467)

June 14, 2014

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Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo [Saint Augustinus]. De civitate dei. [Subiaco: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz], 12 June 1467.

Bound into the volume is a vellum leaf from the Ashendene Press Inferno, which uses a typeface based on that of this book. With a bibliographical note by Cockerell, at the end of which is written in another hand (probably Tomkinson’s): “Mr Cockerell tells me this book was greatly esteemed by Mr Morris— Mr Hornby has a fount of type copied from this & an example is here on vellum—”

Provenance: Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 142 (sold to Tregaskis for £77). — Michael Tomkinson. — Tomkinson sale, Sotheby, 3 April and 3 July 1922. —Charles William Dyson Perrins. — Dyson Perrins sale, Sotheby, 17 June 1946, lot 29. — Quaritch 100th anniversary catalogue (1947), no. 13 (£1,900). — Arci Bianchi. — Frank V. De Bellis. — Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University (06054) [purchased from from De Bellis, 1962].

Reference: ISTC (ia01230000).

Digital version: Internet Archive.

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