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¶ Breviary (15th century) [MS]

October 10, 2017

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Breviary.

Illuminated manuscript. Netherlands, 15th century. 351 leaves.

With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Abbey of Marienwater’s Hertogenbosch (Netherlands). — Frederik Muller (Amsterdam), 27–31 January 1860, lot 126. — William Bragge. — Bragge sale, Sotheby, 7 June 1876, lot 491. — Thomas Shadford Walker. — Walker sale, Sotheby, 23–24 June 1886, lot 345. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 815 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £15). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — British Museum (purchased 1943). — British Library (Egerton 3271).

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_8108).

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¶ Antiphonarium (1295) [MS]

September 18, 2017

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Antiphonarium.

Illuminated manuscript. Piacenza, Italy, 1295. 273 leaves.

Provenance: Signed 1462 by “Frater Johannes Wasserpoliz de Hylaria.” — Howel Wills. — Wills sale, Sotheby, 11 July 1894, lot 237. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 124 (sold to J. Maine (?) for £18 5s.). — George Dunn (acquired January 1899). — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 22 November 1917, lot 1801) [sold to Quaritch on behalf of the British Museum for £38]. — British Library (Egerton MS 2977).

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_210241; SDBM_40001; SDBM_39987).

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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). — MS catalogue (2), no. 371 (with one X beside the title).


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¶ Dat boek des hyllighen Evangelii Profecien (1506)

August 4, 2016

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Dat boek des hyllighen Evangelii Profecien. Lübeck: Dorch dath beveel S. Andes, 1506.

Illustrated.

Provenance: British Museum [deaccessioned as duplicate, 1787]. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 521 (sold to Quaritch for £14). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Murray sale, Christie, 10 December 1917, lot 346. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 6b, no. 95 (£14). — Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German), 2, no. 337.

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¶ Forshall — Index to the Arundel and the Burney manuscripts (1840)

April 29, 2016

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Forshall, Josiah, comp. Index to the Arundel and the Burney manuscripts in the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1840.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1132 (part; sold to Massey for £2). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 354.


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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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¶ Ward — Catalogue of romances (1883)

May 30, 2014

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Ward, Harry Leigh Douglas. Catalogue of romances in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum. 2 vols. London: printed by order of the Trustees, 1883.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1042 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Digital version: Google (vol. 1). — Google (vol. 2).


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¶ Sommer — Roman de Merlin (1894)

May 9, 2014

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Sommer, Heinrich Oskar, ed. Le roman de Merlin, or the early history of King Arthur, faithfully edited from the French MS. Add. 10292 in the British museum (about A.D. 1316). London: privately printed for subscribers by Ballantyne, Hanson, & Co., 1894.

Provenance: Morris. —Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 679 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 19s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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