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¶ Macrobius — Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis (1550)

November 14, 2017

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Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius. Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis. Lyons: S. Gryphius, 1550.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 630 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions, 10 March 1939, no. 153 (£38). — McLeish catalogue 121, 19 May 1939, no. 226. — William Foot Walker. — York Minster (Old Library O X.H.7) [gift from Walker, 1993].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 69 (with three X’s next to the title).

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¶ Transactions of the New Shakspere Society 1874–76)

November 8, 2017

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Transactions of the New Shakspere Society. London: New Shakspere Society, 1874–76.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1010 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccesioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Brown — Sonnets of Shakespeare solved (1870)

November 8, 2017

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Brown, Henry. The sonnets of Shakespeare solved, and the mystery of his friendship, love, and rivalry revealed. London: J. R. Smith, 1870.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1010 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccesioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Shakespeare — Poems (1774)

November 8, 2017

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Shakespeare, William. Poems written by Shakespear. London: J. Bell and C. Etherington, 1 September 1774.

Vol. 9 of Bell’s edition of Shakepeare’s plays (1773–74).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1010 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccesioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (T62821).


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¶ Rampegolo — Figurarum Biblie (1511)

November 1, 2017

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Rampegolo, Antonio [Antonius Rampigollis]. Figurarum Biblie opus conducibile et perutile. Cologne: [Cornelius von Zierickzee], 1511.

Illustrated. The date given in the Sotheby catalogue is 1505, but we cannot find such an edition and have listed the 1511 edition instead.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 819 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 226 (sold to Eiseman for £2 ). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 7b, no. 81 (10s.) — MS catalogue (2), no. 981.

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¶ Four sagas (19th century)

October 31, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Gislason, Konrad, ed. Sagan af Helga ok Grími Droplaugarsonum. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1847.

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[2] Hervar saga ok Heiđreks konungs. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1847.

[3] Sagan af Þorđi Hređu. Copenhagen: Berlingske Bogtrykkeri, 1848.

[4] Barđarsaga Snœfellsass Viglundarsaga. Copenhagen: Berlingske Bogtrykkeri ved N. H. Stendrup, 1860.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 846 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (2000 1525.)


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¶ Engravings (facsimiles)

October 27, 2017

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Engravings (facsimiles).

41 engravings after Old Masters (described as “fine facsimiles”) .

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 512 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 4s.).— Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Photographs

October 27, 2017

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Photographs.

20 photographs of medallion stone carvings from church walls.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 946 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Pérez de Valencia — Expositiones in psalmos Davidi (1512)

October 23, 2017

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Pérez de Valencia, Jaime [Jacobus Perez de Valentia]. Expositiones in psalmos Davidi. Lyon: Bernard Rosier and Jean Thomas for Etienne Gueynard, 29 October and 15 November 1512.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 858 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 232 (sold to Eiseman for £2). — H. P. Kraus catalogue 66 (1954?), no. 516 ($135) [HathiTrust] . — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 941.


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¶ Otto, von Passau — Die vierundzwanzig Alten (1484)

October 23, 2017

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Otto, von Passau. Die vierundzwanzig Alten, oder Der goldne Thron [Dutch] Boeck des gulden throens. Haarlem: Jacob Bellaert, 25 October 1484.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Jules Capron of Ypres. — Capron sale, Brussels, 1875. — William Horatio Crawford. — Crawford sale, Sotheby, 12–25 March 1891, lot 2297 (sold to Quaritch for £5 5s.). — Quaritch. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library [deaccessioned as a duplicate, 1981]. — Eric Sexton. — Sexton sale, Christie (New York), 8 April 1981, lot 74. — Kraus catalogue. — J. R. Ritman. — Biblioteca Philosophica Hermetica (Ritman Library, Amsterdam) [deaccessioned]. — Shapero Rare Books (London), offered for sale July 2014 (£40,000).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 2b, no. 13 (£25). — ISTC (io00125000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 658.

 

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¶ Laxdaela-Saga (1826)

October 20, 2017

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Laxdaela-Saga. Copenhagen: sumtibus Legati Magnaeani ex typographeo H. F. Popp, 1826.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 899 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Walter Emery. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (BEIN 2004 +138).

Digital versions: Google. — HathiTrust.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 386.


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¶ Arms and crafts’ exhibition catalogue (1868–69)

October 20, 2017

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Arms and crafts’ exhibition catalogue. 1868–69.

We have been unable to locate any copy of this catalogue.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 425 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Skyrslur um landshagi å Íslandi (1855–75)

October 19, 2017

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Skyrslur um landshagi å Íslandi. 5 vols. Copenhagen: N. H. Stenderup [and others], 1855–75.

Morris’s set lacked part 3 of vol. 3 and part 3 of vol. 5.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 450 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Worsaae — Primeval antiquities of Denmark (1849)

October 19, 2017

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Worsaae, Jens Jacob Asmussen. The primeval antiquities of Denmark . . . translated, and applied to the illustration of similar remains in England. Trans. William J. Thoms. London: John Henry Parker, 1849.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 243 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated. [The Wellcome does own a copy of this book, but it lacks Morris’s book label, and we therefore assume that it was not his.]

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¶ Unger — Alexanders saga (1848)

October 18, 2017

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Unger, Carl Richard, ed. Alexanders saga. Christiania: Feilberg & Landmark Forlag, 1848.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 846 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (2000 1525).

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¶ Four sagas (1847–60)

October 18, 2017

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The following titles (all published in the series Nordiske oldskrifter) are bound together. (The first is listed in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue; the other three titles are presumably among the “and others” in lot 846.)

[1] Gislason, Konrad, ed. Sagan af Helga ok Grími Droplaugarsonum. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1847.

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[2Hervar saga ok Heiđreks konungs. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1847.

[3] Friðriksson, G. Sagan af Þorđi Hređu. Copenhagen: Berlingske Bogtrykkeri, 1848.

[4] Vigfússon, Guðbrandr. Barđarsaga Snoefellsass. Copenhagen: Berlingske Bogtrykkeri ved N. H. Stendrup, 1860.

Digital version: HathiTrust.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 846 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (2000 1525 [GislasonFriðriksson; Vigfússon; Hervar saga ok Heiđreks konungs has no separate entry).


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¶ Guilelmus Peraldus — Summa de vitiis et virtutibus (14th century) [MS]

October 17, 2017

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Guilelmus Peraldus. Summa de vitiis et virtutibus.

Illuminated manuscript. 14th century. 222 leaves.

Provenance: Busleyden College, Leuven. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 932 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £11). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Sotheby, 22 June 1982, lot 42 — Unlocated.

References: MS catalogue (2), no. 922, p. 93. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_825).


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¶ Bible (New Testament) (c. 1260) [MS]

October 12, 2017

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Bible (New Testament).

Illuminated manuscript. England, c. 1260. 90 leaves.

Provenance: Simon Jeames. — Quaritch catalogue 138, December 1893, no. 17 (£5). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1023 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £11 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Dawsons of Pall Mall catalogue, 1945. — Christie, 2 June 2010, lot 204 (sold for £25,000) . — Unlocated.

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_7350).


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¶ Riga — Aurora biblia metrificata (13th century) [MS]

October 11, 2017

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Riga, Peter [Petrus]. Aurora biblia metrificata.

Illuminated manuscript. France or Spain, late 13th century. 226 leaves.

Provenance: William Bragge. — Bragge sale, Sotheby, 7 June 1876, lot 38 (sold for £98). — François-Jean Olivier. — Olivier sale, 30 March 1886, lot 672. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 862 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £22). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame University (MS. 08).

References: Faye and Bond, pp. 186–87, no. 8. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_8124).


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¶ Psalter (13th century) [MS]

October 11, 2017

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Psalter.

Illuminated manuscript. Germany, 13th century. 152 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 867 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £45). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Sotheby, 29 July 1946, lot 113. — Daniel Sickles. — Sickles sale, Parke-Bernet, 17 November 1947, lot 201. — Unlocated.

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_2269).


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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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¶ 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].

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_6436).


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¶ de Sevilla — Carta del testamento (1595)

October 4, 2017

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de Sevilla, Gabriel Luys. Carta del testamento..

Manuscript. Seville, 1595.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 342 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Justinian I — Novellae constitutiones (c. 1250)

October 4, 2017

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Justinian [Justinianus] I, Emperor of the East. Novellae constitutiones in novem collationes, libri X–XII codicis: institutiones.

Illuminated manuscript. Northern France, c. 1250. 186 leaves.

Note on flyleaf: “Bought at Beauvais, May, 1894.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased May 1894). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 736 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £14 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Raphael King catalogue, 1948, no. 11. — Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University (Rare Flat 11-0030).

References: Faye and Bond, p. 52, no. 11. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_11485).


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¶ Bible (c. 1425) MS

October 3, 2017

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Bible (portions of the Old Testament).

Illuminated manuscript. Hattem, Netherlands, c. 1425. 157 leaves.

Probably once part of a set of six or seven volumes.

Provenance: Brothers of the Common Life, Hulsbergen (near Hattem). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 172 (sold to Sladen for £20). — Judge Granger. — Granger sale, Sotheby, 17 December 1919, lot 736 (sold for £200). — George D. Smith. — Smith sale, Anderson Galleries, 28 April 1921, cat. 1580, pt. 6, 208. — Mrs. Milton E. Getz. — Getz sale, American Art /Anderson Galleries, 24 November 1936, lot 1048 (sold for $165). — William J. K. Vanston. — Vanston sale, Parke-Bernet, 24 February 1959, lot 49 (sold for $900). — Kraus catalogue 111, 1965, no. 39 ($2,800). — Peter and Irene Ludwig. — Getty Museum [deaccessioned 1997]. —Jörn Günther Rare Books, 1997, no. 20. — Forum (by Antiquariaat Forum), 1997, no. 3 (195,000 Dutch guilders). — Ferrini/Les Enluminures, 2000, no. 5 ($200,000). — Forum (by Antiquariaat Forum), 20 March 2006, no. 4 ($242,600). — Private collection, USA.

References: de Ricci, 1:12, no. 4. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_1989).


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¶ Catalogue of monasteries (early 16th century) [MS]

October 2, 2017

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A catalogue of European monasteries and their possessions.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, early 16th century. 99 leaves.

Provenance: Pope Julian II (Giuliano della Rovere). — W. H. Crawford. — Crawford sale, Sotheby 12 March 1891, lot 2244 (sold for £32). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 904 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £30). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — John Roland Abbey. — Abbey sale, part 10, 20 June 1978, lot 2990. — Unlocated.

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_5699).


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¶ Liber monasterii Sancti Salvatoria (c. 1480) [MS]

September 27, 2017

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Liber monasterii Sancti Salvatoria.

Manuscript. Antwerp, c. 1480. 87 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 662 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £9 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Saga pess haloflega Herra Olafs Tryggvasonar (1689–90)

August 22, 2017

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Saga pess haloflega Herra Olafs Tryggvasonar Noregs Kongs. 2 vols. Skálholt, Iceland: H. Kruse, 1689–90.

The publication date in the Sotheby catalogue (1739) is an apparent error.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 901 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Guðmundsson — Islendínga sögur (1829–3)

August 4, 2017

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Guðmundsson, Þorgeir, and Þorsteinn Helgason, eds. Islendínga sögur. 2 vols. Copenhagen: S. L. Möller, 1829–30.

Provenance: International University Booksellers (undated book label). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 841 (part; sold to Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Walter Emery. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (2000 2121).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 884.


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¶ Aspland — Golden legend (1878)

June 28, 2017

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Aspland, Alfred, ed. The golden legend. A reproduction from a copy in the Manchester Free Library. Holbein Society’s facsimile reprints. London: printed for the Holbein Society by Wyman & Sons, 1878.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 484 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Aspland — Fall of man (1870)

June 28, 2017

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Aspland, Alfred, ed. Fall of man. Holbein Society’s facsimile reprints. Manchester: A. Brothers for the Holbein Society, 1876.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 484 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Rylands — Ars moriendi (1881)

June 28, 2017

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Rylands, W. Harry, ed. The ars moriendi (editio princeps, circa 1450): a reproduction of the copy in the British Museum. Holbein Society’s facsimile reprints. London: printed for the Holbein Society by Wyman, 1881.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 484 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Skýrslur og reikningar (1858–75)

June 27, 2017

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Skýrslur og reikningar, félagatal. Reykjavik: Íslenzka bókmenntafélag, 1858–75.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 451 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 11s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Lemaire de Belges — Illustrations de Gaule et singularitez de Troye (1533)

June 9, 2017

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Lemaire de Belges, Jean. Le premier [-tiers] livre des illustrations de Gaule et singularitez de Troye. 3 vols. Paris: Ambroise Girault libraire, 1533.

Illustrated. The second and third volumes are entitled Le traicte de la difference des scismes et des concilles de leglise and L’epistre du roy a Hector de Troye respectively, but the three volumes seem also to have been issued separately.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 661 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 16s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — H. P. Kraus. — Kraus inventory sale, Sotheby (New York), 4 December 2003, lot 85. — Unlocated.


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¶ Sturluson — Edda Snorra Sturlusonar (1875)

June 8, 2017

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Sturluson, Snorri. Edda Snorra Sturlusonar. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1875.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 448 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned] — Unlocated.


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¶ Macrobius etc.

May 29, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius. In Somnium Scipionis M. Tullii Ciceronis libri duo, et saturnaliorum lib. VII. Paris: Jodocus Ascensius Badius, 1524.

Illustrated.

Digital version: Gallica.

[2] Velleius Paterculus. Historiae Romanae duo volumina. Basel: Johann Froben, 1520.

Illustrated.

[3] Herodotus. Historiarum patris Musae. Paris: Jodocus Ascensius Badius and Johann Parvus, August 1528.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 779 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — J. R. Abbey. — Abbey sale, Sotheby, 21 June 1965, part 1, lot 546 (sold for £78 [?]). — Unlocated.


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¶ Japanese and Chinese picture books

May 22, 2017

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Japanese and Chinese picture books.

A lot containing 21 books, with the titles not listed.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 455 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Mayeux — La composition décorative (1885)

May 17, 2017

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Mayeux, Henri. La composition décorative. Bibliothèque de l’enseignment des beaux-arts. Paris: May & Molleroz, 1885.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 41 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 555.


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¶ Spagnoli — De peccatis (1507)

May 9, 2017

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Spagnoli, Giovanni Battista [Baptista Spagnuoli Mantuanus]. De peccatis. Paris: Robert de Gourmont for Denis Roce, 1507.

We have so far been unable to identify this book. Roce published several works by Spagnoli in 1507 but none with the title De peccatis.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 671 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 154 (with two X’s beside it).


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¶ Geijer — Svenska folk-visor från forntiden (1814–16)

April 11, 2017

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Geijer, Erik Gustaf. Svenska folk-visor från forntiden. 3 vols. Stockholm: Strinnholm och Häggström, 1814–16.

With a duplicate large-paper copy of vol. 3.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1020 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Hieronymus etc.

April 10, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Hieronymus, von Rebdorf. Panis quotidianus de tempore. Augsburg: Heinrich Gran and Johann Rynmann, 1509.

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Sermones [. . . ] hyemalis estivalis (de sanctis). Augsburg: Heinrich Gran and Johann Rynmann, 1509.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 855 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £8). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 227 (sold to Eiseman for £ 5 5s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Tibullus and Martial

April 5, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Tibullus. Elegiarum libri quatuor et una cum Val. Catulli epigrammatis, nec non et Sex. Propertii libri quatuor elegiaci. Venice: Guglielmo da Fontaneto Montisferrati, 12 June 1520

Illustrated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 469, with two X’s beside the title.

[2] Martial. Epigrammata libri xiii. Venice: Georgium de Rusconibus, 1513.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1170 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Sauvage (1562)

April 4, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Sauvage, Denis. Cronique de Flandres, ancienement composée par autevr incertain, et novvellement mise en lumière. Lyon: Guillaume Roville, 1562.

[2] Sauvage, Denis, and Oliver de la Marche. Les memoires de Messire Olivier de la Marche. Lyon: Guillaume Roville, 1562.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1105 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Ovid

April 3, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Fastorum libri. Venice: Joannes Tacuinus da Trino, 1508.

Illustrated.

[2] Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Libri de tristibus. Venice: Joannes Tacuinus da Trino, 1511.

Illustrated.

[3] Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Libri de Ponto. Venice: Joannes Tacuinus da Trino, 1507.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 464, with two X’x beside the title.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 926 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Worsaae, etc.

April 3, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Worsaae, J. J. A. Afbildninger fra det Kongelige Museum for Nordiske Oldsager i Kjöbenhavn. Copenhagen: Kittendorff & Aagaard, 1854.

Illustrated.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

[2] Die Sammlungen des germanischen Museums. Nuremberg: Germanisches Museum, 1868.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 653 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Collection of sagas (1848–49)

March 30, 2017

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The following titles are bound together in four volumes, with the binder’s title “Nordiske oldskrifter saga”:

[1] Vápnfirðinga saga. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1848.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

[2] Tvaer sögur af Gísla Súrssyn. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1849.

Digital version: Google.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1002 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Walter Emery. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (2000 2112).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 276.


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¶ Livy — Decades tres cum dimidia (1539)

March 27, 2017

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Livy [Titus Livius]. Decades tres cum dimidia. Basel: Johannes Herwagen, 1539.

Provenance: Thomas Davies. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 759 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Stanford University Library (Rare Books KB1539 .L5 F).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 358 (with two X’s next to it).


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¶ Morris — Saga library (1891–95)

March 9, 2017

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Morris, William, and Eiríkr Magnússon, trans. The saga library. 5 vols. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891–95.

Large paper. A sixth volume was published in 1896, the year of Morris’s death.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 837 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Digital version: Internet Archive [vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3].


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¶ Tapissier (1771?)

March 7, 2017

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Tapissier, contenant dix-huit planches, à cause de quatre doubles. [Paris, 1771?]

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1147 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Hirth — Formenschatz (1879–1911)

March 6, 2017

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Hirth, Georg. Der Formenschatz der Renaissance. Leipzig: Georg Hirth, 1879–1911.

Periodical. Illustrated. Morris owned nos. 11–20.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 302 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 8s.). —Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 666.


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