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St. Albertus Magnus [two works]

March 24, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Albertus Magnus, Saint. Mariale. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1473.]

Reference: ISTC (ia00272000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Albertus Magnus, Saint. De laudibus Mariae. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1473.]

Reference: ISTC (ia00247000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Cistercians of Furstenfeld. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 113 (sold to Walker for £2 4s.). — Emery Walker. — Casa del Libro, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


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¶ St. Ambrose — Hexameron (c. 1480–83)

March 20, 2017

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Ambrose [Ambrosius], Saint. Hexameron. [Cologne: Johann Guldenschaff, c. 1480–83.]

Provenance: Cornelius Paine. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 119 (sold to Rega for 19s.). — British Library [purchased in April 1899].

References: BMC 1:255–56. — ISTC (ia00557000).

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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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¶ Ólafsson — Kvæði Eggerts Ólafssonar (1832)

February 20, 2017

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Ólafsson, Eggert. Kvæði Eggerts Ólafssonar. Copenhagen: E. Jónsson, Th. Sæmundsson, and S. Thorarensen, 1832.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 889.

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¶ Parker — Dives and Pauper (1493)

February 17, 2017

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Parker, Henry. Dives and Pauper. London: printed by Richard Pynson, 5 July 1493.

Provenance: Sir Francis Freeling. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 395 (sold to Leighton for £55). — Carrie Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, part 1 (Christie), 22 October 1987, lot 135 (sold for $32,000). — Rev. D. A. Smith. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (£48). — ESTC (S109783). — ISTC (ip00117000).

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¶ Caesar — Commentarii (1471)

February 15, 2017

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Caesar, Julius. Commentarii. Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1471.

Provenance: Lord Auchinleck (Alexander Boswell). — Julia (Boswell) Mounsey. — Boswell sale, Sotheby, 23–26 June 1893, lot 242 (sold to Bernard Quaritch for £8 10s.). — Quaritch. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL749).

References: ISTC (ic00017000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 290.

Digital version: Bibliothèque Mazarine.

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¶ Aquinas — Summa theologiae (1467)

February 15, 2017

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Aquinas, Thomas, Saint. Summa theologiae: Pars secunda: prima pars. Mainz : Peter Schoeffer, 6 March 1467.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1163 (sold to Bain for £34). — Bonham, 28 June 1996, lot 68 (sold for £32,000). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (it00209000).

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¶ Skírnir (1827– )

February 8, 2017

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Skírnir; tídindi hins Ískenzka Bókmentafèlags. Reykjavík : Íslenska Bokmentafélag, 1827– .

Morris owned 1852–1875 (not including 1873).

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

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¶ Quaritch catalogue (1891)

February 6, 2017

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A catalogue of Bibles, liturgies, church history, and theology. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 872 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR) ZFGB.B).

Digital version: Internet Archive (Morris copy).


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¶ Bibliotheca hispana (1895)

February 6, 2017

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Bibliotheca hispana: a catalogue of books in Castilian, Catalan, Portuguese, or otherwise of Spanish interest. London: Bernard Quaritch, February 1895.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 872 [?] (part; sold to Henry Wellcome). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR) YHH.B.35).

Digital version: Internet Archive (Morris copy).

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¶ Fulhame — Essay on combustion (1794)

February 6, 2017

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Fulhame, Mrs. An essay on combustion, with a view to a new art of dying and painting. Wherein the phlogistic and antiphlogistic hypotheses are proven erroneous. London: printed for the author by J. Cooper, 1794.

On creating goldwork cloth.

Provenance: James Louth, Jr. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, unknown lot (sold to Henry Wellcome). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library.

Digital version: Internet Library (Morris copy).

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¶ Friemar — Preceptorium Nicolai de lira (1510?)

January 27, 2017

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Friemar, Heinrich von. Preceptorium Nicolai de lira. Paris: Jehan Petit, [c. 1510].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 627 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 19s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

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¶ Franciscus, de Retza — Comestorium vitiorum (1470)

January 27, 2017

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Franciscus, de Retza. Comestorium vitiorum. Nuremburg: [Johann Sensenschmidt and Heinrich Kefer, for Heinrich Rumel], 1470.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 983 (sold to Maggs for £8 8s.). — Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford. — Carrie Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, part 1 (Christie), 22 October 1987, lot 50 (sold to H. P. Kraus for $18,000). — H. P. Kraus. — William Scheide. — Princeton University Library (Scheide Library 57.3).

Reference: ISTC (ir00150000).

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¶ Tartagni — Consiliorum volumen (1477)

January 26, 2017

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Tartagni, Alessandro [Alexander Tartagnus]. Consiliorum volumen. Venice: Jacobus Rubeus, 23 December 1477.

With an invoice from G. P. Wakley to Morris for house repairs, 14 December 1894, tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1150 (sold to Leighton for £1 12s.). — George Dunn. — Chapin Library, Williams College (Inc T20 fffolio).

References: ISTC (it00021000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 348 (with two X’s next to it).

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¶ Vincent, of Beauvais — Speculum historiale (1473)

January 24, 2017

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Vincent, of Beauvais [Vincentius Bellovacensis]. Speculum historiale. Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, [1473].

Provenance: Thomas Brouer. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1192 (sold to Stevens for £36). — New York Public Library (*KB+ 1473 (Vincentius) [acquired December 1898].

Digital version: BSB (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4).


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¶ Fornmanna sögur (1825–37)

January 19, 2017

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Fornmanna sögur. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Prentaðar hjá H. F. Popp [etc.], 1825–37.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 842 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

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¶ Seneca — Opera philosophica (1475)

January 17, 2017

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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Opera philosophica. Epistolae. Ed. Blasius Romerus. Naples: Mathias Moravus, 1475.

Provenance: Morris. — Brown University Library (HAY ANNMARY 2-SIZE 1475 S4).

Reference: ISTC (is00368000).

Digital version: Bibliothèque Mazarine.

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¶ Philostratus — Philostratou eis ton Apollōniou tou Tyaneōs bion biblia octō (1501–02)

January 16, 2017

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Philostratus, Flavius. Philostratou eis ton Apollōniou tou Tyaneōs bion biblia octō. Trans. Alamanno Rinuccini. Venice: Aldus Manutius, March 1501–February 1502.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 945 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 4999/D).:

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¶ Gilchrist — Life of Blake (1863)

January 13, 2017

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Gilchrist, Alexander. Life of Blake, “Pictor ignotus”. 2 vols. London and Cambridge: Macmillan, 1863.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 424 (part; sold for 16s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Ovid — Opera (1474)

January 12, 2017

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Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Opera. Ed. Johannes Calphurnius. 3 vols. [Venice]: Jacobus Rubeus, [before December] 1474.

Provenance: Earls of Sunderland. — Sunderland sale, Sotheby, 6 November 1882, lot 9111. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 923 (sold to Maggs for £20). — J. R. Ritman. — Ritman sale, Sotheby, 5 December 1901, lot 78. — C. S. Ascherson. — H. R. Creswick. — Creswick sale, Sotheby, 27 April 1982, lot 473. — George Abrams. — Abrams sale, Sotheby, 16 November 1989, lot 92. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (io00128000).

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¶ Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils (1491)

January 12, 2017

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Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 8 November 1491.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL409).

References: ISTC (is00306000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 178. — Needham, Paul. Twelve Centuries of Bookbindings, 400–1600. New York and London: Pierpont Morgan Library and Oxford University Press, 1979. (See no. 30.)

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¶ Pliny — Historia naturalis (1472)

January 9, 2017

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Pliny, the Elder [Plinius]. Historia naturalis. Ed. Giovanni Andrea Bussi [Johannes Andreas]. Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1472.

Morris in a lecture, 1893: “I have got on my shelves now a Jenson’s Latin Pliny, which, in spite of its beautiful type and handsome painted ornaments, I dare scarcely look at, because the binder (adjectives fail me here) has chopped off over two-thirds of the tail margin: such stupidities are like a man with his coat buttoned up behind, or a lady with her bonnet put on hind-side foremost” (Ideal Book, p. 71).

Provenance: John Shelly. — Georgius Klebs. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 954 (sold to Tregaskis for £6 15s.). — Blacker Wood Rare Books, McGill University University Library (folio PA6611 A2 1472) [acquired c. 1920–21].

Reference: ISTC (ip00788000).

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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).

Digital version: Małopolska Digital Library.

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¶ Oddsson — Fóstbrædra-saga (1822)

December 22, 2016

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Oddsson, Gunnlaugur, ed. Fóstbrædra-saga, edr, Sagan af Þorgeiri Havarssyni ok Þormódi Bersasyni Kolbrúnarskalldi. Copenhagen: Prentuð hiá Thiele, 1822.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 844 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 911.

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¶ Luther — Piae ac doctae in psalmos operationes (1521)

December 21, 2016

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Luther, Martin. Piae ac doctae in psalmos operationes. Basel: Adam Petri, 1521.

Provenance: Morris. — Victoria Public Library (Special Coll. Ref. LAT 223.2 L97m).

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¶ Chasseneux — Catalogus gloriae mundi (1529)

December 21, 2016

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Chasseneux, Barthélemy de. Catalogus gloriae mundi, laudes, honores, excellentias, ac praeeminentias omnium fere statuum. 12 parts in 1 vol. Lyon: per Dionysium de Harsy, 1529.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 351 (sold to Breslauer for £1 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 989.

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¶ Hissey — On the box seat (1886)

December 20, 2016

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Hissey, James John. On the box seat from London to Land’s End. London: R. Bentley & Son, 1886.

(We strongly suspect that this is fraudulent, but we include it here with that warning.)

Illustrated. On the front pastedown is an ink-brush design for a printer’s device: a floriated monogram “WM” within a shield surrounded by a ribbon reading “At the Kelmscott Press by me William Morris.” A dealer’s note describes this as “from William Morris’s library, and contains pasted inside cover William Morris’s own pen-and-ink drawing of his bookplate.” Morris of course did not have a bookplate; the small label appearing in most of his books was created after his death by his executors.

Provenance: Morris (?). — Brown University Library (HAY KOOPMAN DA625 .H667).

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¶ St. Antoninus — Confessionale (1470)

December 16, 2016

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Antoninus, Saint [Antoninus Florentinus]. Confessionale: Defecerunt scrutantes scruinio. Cologne: Ulrich Zel, c. 1470.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 63 (sold to Ellis for £2 14s.). — Ellis. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ia00787000).

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¶ St. Jerome — Der heiligen Altväter Leben (1507)

December 10, 2016

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Der heiligen Altväter Leben, wie sie ihr hl. Leben in der Einöde vollbracht haben. Strassburg: J. Grüninger, 1507.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 594 (sold to Ellis for £7 15s.). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Murray sale, Christie, 10 December 1917, lot 217. — Unlocated.

Reference: Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German), 1, no. 202.

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¶ Boccaccio — De claris mulieribus (1473)

December 5, 2016

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. De claris mulieribus. Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1473.

Illustrated. Morris: “To turn back to the books numbered above as the most important of the school, I should call John Zainer’s De Claris mulieribus, and the Æsop, and Günther Zainer’s Spiegel des menschlichen Lebens the most characteristic. Of these my own choice would be the De Claris mulieribus, partly perhaps because it is a very old friend of mine, and perhaps the first book that gave me a clear insight into the essential qualities of the mediaeval design of that period. The subject-matter of the book also makes it one of the most interesting, giving it opportunity for setting forth the mediaeval reverence for the classical period, without any of the loss of romance on the one hand, and epical sincerity and directness on the other, which the flood-tide of Renaissance rhetoric presently inflicted on the world. No story-telling could be simpler and more straightforward, and less dependent on secondary help, than that of these curious, and, as people phrase it, rude cuts. And in spite (if you please it) of their rudeness, they are by no means lacking in definite beauty: the composition is good everywhere, the drapery well designed, the lines rich, which shows of course that the cutting is good. Though there is no ornament save the beautiful initial S and the curious foliated initials above mentioned, the page is beautifully proportioned and stately, when, as in the copy before me, it has escaped the fury of the bookbinder. ¶ The great initial S I claim to be one of the very best printers’ ornaments ever made, one which would not disgrace a thirteenth-century manuscript. Adam and Eve are standing on a finely-designed spray of poppy-like leafage, and behind them rise up the boughs of the tree. Eve reaches down an apple to Adam with her right hand, and with her uplifted left takes another from the mouth of the crowned woman’s head of the serpent, whose coils, after they have performed the duty of making the S, end in a foliage scroll, whose branches enclose little medallions of the seven deadly sins. All this is done with admirable invention and romantic meaning, and with very great beauty of design and a full sense of decorative necessities. ¶ As to faults in this delightful book, it must be said that it is somewhat marred by the press-work not being so good as it should have been even when printed by the weak presses of the fifteenth century; but this, though a defect, is not, I submit, an essential one.” (Ideal book, p. 52.)

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL470).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 10b, no. 118 (£70). —  ISTC (ib00716000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 194. — MS catalogue (2), no. 987 (with an X beside the title).

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¶ Unger — Karlamagnus saga ok kappa hans (1860)

December 5, 2016

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Unger, C. R., trans. Karlamagnus saga ok kappa hans. Christiania: H. J. Jenson, 1860.

Misdated in Sotheby 1898.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 849 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Guðmundsson — Kormáks saga (1832)

December 1, 2016

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Guðmundsson, Þorgeir, trans. and ed. Kormáks saga. Copenhagen: H. H. Thiele, 1832.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 850 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (1996 320).

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¶ Pedro de Ravena and Hoogstraten

November 30, 2016

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Pedro de Ravena [Petrus Ravennas]. Compendium juris civilis domini doctoris Petri Ravennatis. Cologne: Hermannum Bumgart de Ketwych, 1506.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 7b, no. 82 (£1).

[2] Hoogstraten, Jacobus van. Defensio scholastica pricipum almanie. Cologne: Johann Landen, 1508.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 7b, no. 84 (£1).

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Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 861 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 7s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Handbook for travellers in northern Italy (1858)

November 28, 2016

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Handbook for travellers in northern Italy. 7th ed. 2 vols. London: John Murray, 1858.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 730.

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¶ Karadzhīć — Volksmärchen der Serben (1854)

November 28, 2016

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Karadzhīć, Vuk Stefanovīć. Volksmärchen der Serben. Berlin: G. Reimer 1854

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

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 892.

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¶ Aristotle — Problemata (1482)

November 22, 2016

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Aristotle [Aristoteles]. Problemata. Trans. Bartholomaeus de Messana. [Venice]: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, 25 February 1482.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 103 (sold to Voynich for £2 4s.). — National Library of Medicine (WZ 230 P498e 1482).

References: ISTC (ia01044400). — MS catalogue (2), no. 687 (with two X’s next to it).

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¶ Schedel — Liber chronicarum (1493)

November 22, 2016

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Schedel, Hartmann. Liber chronicarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 12 July 1493.

With Morris’s signature and address of Red House, Upton, Kent, which indicates that he acquired it before 1865. Inscribed “William and Lucy Rossetti from William Morris, Mch 31st, 1874” and “This was Morris’s wedding present to us. W.M.R. 1905.”

Provenance: Morris. — William and Lucy Rossetti (gift from Morris, 31 March 1874). — David Gage Joyce. — Joyce sale, Hanzel Galleries (Chicago), 22–23 September 1973, lot 65 (sold for $9,500). — Sotheby, 10 December 1999, lot 149 (sold for £17,250). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (is00307000).

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¶ Hafner-Alteneck — Trachten, kunstwerke un geräthschaften (1879–1889)

November 21, 2016

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Hafner-Alteneck, J. H. Trachten, kunstwerke un geräthschaften vom frühen mittelater bis ende des achtzehnten jahrhunderts. 10 vols. in 5. Frankfurt am Main: H. Keller, 1879–1889.

Illustrated. In portfolios.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 476 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £32). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 ZH /HEF).

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¶ Rink — Grønland geographisk og statistisk beskrevet (1857)

November 21, 2016

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Rink, Hinrich. Grønland geographisk og statistisk beskrevet. 2 vols. Copenhagen: A. F. Høst, 1857.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898 (lot unknown; sold to Henry Wellcome). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR) ZBE.399).

Digital version: Internet Archive (Morris copy).

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¶ Francis — Angling (1877)

November 7, 2016

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Francis, Francis. Angling. London: “The Field” Office, 1877.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 816.

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¶ Carlyle — Past and Present (1843)

November 7, 2016

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Carlyle, Thomas. Past and Present. London: Chapman and Hall, 1843.

MS catalogue (2) does not identify the edition.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 806.

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¶ Gladwin — Ayeen Akbery (1800)

November 3, 2016

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Gladwin, Francis, trans. Ayeen Akbery, or the institutes of the Emperor Akber. 2 vols. London: G. Auld for J. Sewell, 1800.

“No William Morris book label though this would seem to be lot 407 from the original sale catalogue” (Wellcome catalogue).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 407 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [?] ( Closed stores EPB / B 10116/B).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 40.

Digital version: Internet Archive (vol. 1, vol. 2; Morris copy).


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¶ Descriptive catalogue of the glass vessels (1878)

November 2, 2016

Comments Off on ¶ Descriptive catalogue of the glass vessels (1878)

A descriptive catalogue of the glass vessels in the South Kensington Museum. London: printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode and sold by Chapman and Hall, 1878.

Illustrated. With an introductory notice by Alexander Nesbitt.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 705.

Digital copies: HathiTrust.

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¶ Rolevinck — Fasciculus temporum (1474?)

November 2, 2016

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Rolevinck, Werner [Werner Rolewinck]. Fasciculus temporum. [Cologne]: Nicolaus Götz, [not before 1474].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (ir00253000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 94.

Digital version: ULD.

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¶ Rolevinck (1476) and Isidorus Hispalensis (1473)

November 2, 2016

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Rolevinck, Werner [Werner Rolewinck]. Faciculus temporum. [Cologne]: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, 8 November 1476.

Illustrated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 6b, no. 72 (£2). — ISTC (ir00255000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Isidorus Hispalensis. Etymologiae. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, c. 1473.]

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ii00182000).


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 526 (sold to Tregaskis for £5 10s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Bertholdus and Meditationes (1488)

November 1, 2016

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The following titles are bound together. (This copy is in a red pigskin binding; Morris’ other copy, which went through the Sotheby sale and is now unlocated, is bound in old kidskin.)

[1] Bertholdus. Horologium devotionis. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, c. 1488.]

Illustrated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 7b, no. 78 (£10). — ISTC (ib00503000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 108.

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Meditationes de vita et beneficiis Jesu Christi. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, c. 1488.]

References: ISTC (im00431000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 110.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Augustus Langdon. — J. Leslie (dealer). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Morgan Library (ChL190) and Morgan Library (ChL190).

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¶ Bertholdus and Meditationes (1488)

November 1, 2016

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Bertholdus. Horologium devotionis. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, c. 1488.]

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ib00503000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Meditationes de vita et beneficiis Jesu Christi. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, c. 1488.]

Reference: ISTC (im00431000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898 (sold to Ellis for £15). — Unlocated.


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¶ Le Fanu — Rose and the key (1871)

October 11, 2016

Comments Off on ¶ Le Fanu — Rose and the key (1871)

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan. The rose and the key. 3 vols. London: Chapman & Hall, 1871.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 752.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

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¶ St. Bernard of Clairvaux — Flores (1470?)

October 7, 2016

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Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint [Bernardus Claravallensis]. Flores. [Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt, not after 1470].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 164 (sold to Ellis for £3 11s.). — Douglas Cockerell. — William Inglis Morse. — Special Collections, Dalhousie University Libraries (BX890 B48 1472; Cockerell 3) [acquired from Morse, 1936].

Reference: ISTC (ib00388000).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ Björnssonk — Rymbegla (1780)

October 6, 2016

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Björnssonk, Stefán, ed. Rymbegla. Copenhagen: Stein, 1780.

Provenance: Wilhelmus Ernestus Christian. — Frances Mary Richardson Currer. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 893 (sold to Thomson for 13s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 44061/B).

Reference: MS catalolgue (2), no 894.

Digital version: Internet Archive (Morris copy).


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