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¶ Tagliente — Lo presente libro (1525)

June 29, 2014

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Tagliente, Giovanni Antonio. Lo presente libro insegna la vera arte do lo excellente scrivere de diverse varie sorti di litere le quali se fano per geometrica ragione & con la presente opera ognuno le potra imparare impochi giorni pro lo amaistramento, ragione, & essempli, come qui seguente vederai. [Venice], 1525.

Bound with Arrighi, Il modo; Arrighi, La operina; Carpi, Thesauro.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 256 (part; sold to Leighton for £7 15s.). — Emery Walker. — May Morris [gift from Walker]. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (MR 38 b).

Reference: Osley, A. S. “The Kelmscott Manor Volume of Italian Writing Books.” Antiquaries Journal 64, pt. 2 (1984): 351–60.


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¶ Carpi — Thesauro de scrittori (1525)

June 29, 2014

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Carpi, Ugo da. Thesauro de scrittori: opera artificiosa laquale con grandissima arte, si per pratica come per geometria insegna a scrivere diverse sorte littere: cioe cancellarescha, merchantescha, formata, cursiva, antiqua, moderna, et bastarda de piu sorte: cum varii e bellissimi exempli. [Rome], 1525.

Bound with Arrighi, Il modo; Arrighi, La operina; Tagliente, Lo presente libro.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 256 (part; sold to Leighton for £7 15s.). — Emery Walker. — May Morris [gift from Walker]. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (MR 38 b).

Reference: Osley, A. S. “The Kelmscott Manor Volume of Italian Writing Books.” Antiquaries Journal 64, pt. 2 (1984): 351–60.


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¶ Arrighi — La operina (1522)

June 29, 2014

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Arrighi, Ludovico degli. La operina di Ludovico Vicentino, da imparare di scrivere littera cancellarescha. [Rome, 1522.]

Bound with Arrighi, Il modo; Carpi, Thesauro; Tagliente, Lo presente libro.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 256 (part; sold to Leighton for £7 15s.). — Emery Walker. — May Morris [gift from Walker]. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (MR 38 b).

References: MS catalogue (2), no. 35 (with two X’s next to it). —Osley, A. S. “The Kelmscott Manor Volume of Italian Writing Books.” Antiquaries Journal 64, pt. 2 (1984): 351–60.

Digital version: Library of Congress.


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¶ Arrighi — Il modo de temperare le penne (1523)

June 29, 2014

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Arrighi, Ludovico degli. Il modo de temperare le penne con le varie sorti de littere ordinato. 2nd ed. [Rome, 1523.]

Bound with Arrighi, La operina; Carpi, Thesauro; Tagliente, Lo presente libro.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 256 (part; sold to Leighton for £7 15s.). — Emery Walker. — May Morris [gift from Walker]. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (MR 38 b).

Reference: Osley, A. S. “The Kelmscott Manor Volume of Italian Writing Books.” Antiquaries Journal 64, pt. 2 (1984): 351–60.

Digital version: Library of Congress.


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¶ Silvestre — Universal palaeography (1850)

May 9, 2014

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Silvestre, Joseph Balthaszar. Universal palaeography, or fac-similes of writings of all nations and periods, copied from the most celebrated and authentic manuscripts in the libraries and archives of France, Italy, Germany, and England. Trans. Frederic Madden. 2 vols. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1850.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1122 (sold to Young for £7). — Unlocated.

Digital versions: Google (vol. 2). — HathiTrust.


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