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¶ Speed — Historie of Great Britaine (1623)

May 8, 2017

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Speed, John. The historie of Great Britaine under the conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes and Normans. London: printed by John Beale for George Humble, 1623.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S121976). — MS catalogue 1, fol. 14v (where the date is mistakenly given as 1603).

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¶ Froissart — Cronycles (1525)

August 25, 2016

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Froissart, Sir John. Here begynneth the thirde and fourthe boke of sir Iohn Froissart of the cronycles of Englande, Fraunce, Spaygne, Portyngale, Scotlande, Bretayne, Flaunders, and other places adioynyng. Trans. Sir John Bourchier, Lord Berners. London: Richard Pinson, 1525.

Illustrated. The Sotheby 1898 description (see below) suggests that Morris’s copy was bound with a later edition of Books 1 and 2 (c. 1563) [ESTC].

Provenance: William H. Crawford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 535 (sold to Maine for £24). — James W. Ellsworth. — Harold Douthit. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (£26). — ESTC (S126450).

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¶ Cicero — Three bookes of dueties (1568)

June 28, 2016

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Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Marcus Tullius Ciceroes three bookes of dueties, to Marcus his sonne. Trans. Nicholas Grimalde. London: Richard Tottel, 1568.

“Grubby little book,” according to a note in Morris’s hand in MS catalogue (1).

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 7s. 6d.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S107892). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 12.

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¶ Heywood — Gynaikeion (1624)

May 31, 2016

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Heywood, Thomas. Gynaikeion, or nine bookes of various history concerninge women. London: printed by Adam Islip, 1624.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £2 10s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S119701). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11.

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¶ Guevara — Familiar epistles (1577)

May 31, 2016

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Guevara, Antonio de. The familiar epistles of Sir Anthonie of Guevara. Trans. Edward Hellowes. London: [printed by Henry Middleton for] Ralph Newberrie, 1577.

Provenance: C. Basil Smith. — Morris. — Robert Aynsworth. — George Ramsden. — Nicolas Kershawe. — Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (PQ 6398 G8 A413 1577).

Reference: ESTC (S103497).

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¶ Vigon — Most excellent workes of chirurgerye (1543)

May 30, 2016

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Vigon, John. The most excellent workes of chirurgerye. Trans. [Bartholomew Traheron]. [London?]: Edwarde Whytchurch, 1543

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1189 (sold to Thomson for £10 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 6620/D).

Reference: ESTC (S105827).

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¶ Montaigne — Essayes written in French (1613)

May 4, 2016

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Montaigne, Michel de. Essayes written in French. Trans. John Florio. London: Melchior Bradwood for Edward Blount and William Barret, 1613.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £3). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S111840). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11.

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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Legenda aurea (1512)

April 26, 2016

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Jacobus, de Voragine. Legenda aurea [or The lyfe of Adam]. Trans. William Caxton. London: Wynkyn de Worde, 15 February [1512].

Illustrated.

Provenance: John Holmes. — Morris. — James William Ellsworth. — Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (BX 4654 J33 1512).

Reference: ESTC (S101013).

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¶ Somner — Dictionarium Saxonico-Latino-Anglicum (1659)

March 3, 2016

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Somner, William. Dictionarium Saxonico-Latino-Anglicum. Oxford: Guilel. Hall for the author; London: Daniel White, 1659.

No Morris book label, but the Wellcome Library believes this is Morris’s copy.

Provenance: Thomas Barlow. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1126 (sold to Thomson for 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 49000/D/1).

Reference: ESTC (R15040).

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¶ Gower — Confessio amantis (1554)

November 2, 2015

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Gower, John. Confessio amantis. London: Thomas Berthelette, 12 March 1554.

Provenance: Daines Barrington. — W. H. Ireland. — Morris (purchased for £4 14s. 6d.). — Edward Burne Jones (presentation inscription from Morris, 1884). — James Burleigh. — Donald and Mary Hyde. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (*2003J-FGY21).

References: ESTC (S120946). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 82 (with three X’s beside it).

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¶ Dodoens — De frugum historia (1552)

August 24, 2015

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Dodoens, Rembert [Rembertus Dodonaeus]. De frugum historia liber unus. Antwerp: J. Loëus, 1552.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 242 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / A 1810/A).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 1b, no. 7 (10s.). — Ms catalogue (2), no. 510.

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¶ Burton — Anatomy of melancholy (1651)

July 2, 2015

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Burton, Robert [pseud. Democritus Junior]. The anatomy of melancholy. 6th ed. Oxford: printed for Henry Cripps and to be sold by Andrew Cook, Henry Cripps, and Lodowick Lloyd, 1651.

With a portrait of Jane Morris by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christmas, 1873, on a flyleaf.

Provenance: Rossetti. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: ESTC (R29167).

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¶ Pliny — Historie of the world (1601)

June 29, 2015

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Pliny, the Elder [Plinius]. The historie of the world, commonly called the naturall historie of C. Plinius Secundus. Trans. Philemon Holland. 2 vols. London: printed by Adam Islip [vol. 1] and G. B. [Bishop] [vol. 2], 1601.

Inscribed “to May from William Morris March 25th 1892.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 5s.). — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

References: ESTC (S115918) [vol. 1]. — ESTC (S94749) [vol. 2]. — MS catalogue (1), fol. 9. — MS catalogue (2), no. 685 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Gerard — Herball (1633)

June 26, 2015

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Gerard, John. The herball or generall historie of plantes. Rev. by Thomas Johnson. 2 vols. London: printed by Adam Islip, Joyce Norton, and Richard Whitakers, 1633.

Illustrated. Inscribed “May Morris with her fathers love March 25th 1882” and signed “Mary Morris.”

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: ESTC (S122165).

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¶ Book of common prayer (1629)

June 26, 2015

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The book of common prayer. [Cambridge]: printed by Thomas and John Buck, 1629.

Record of Morris family marriage, births, and deaths on flyleaf (see below).

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

References: ESTC (S122906). — MS catalogue (2), no.  94.

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¶ Plutarch — Morals (1603)

May 26, 2015

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Plutarch [Plutarchus]. The philosophie, commonlie called, the morals written by the learned philosopher Plutarch of Chaeonea. Trans. Philemon Holland. London: printed by Arnold Hatfield, 1603.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 66. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S115981). — MS catalogue (2), no. 670 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Stow — Survay of London (1618)

May 26, 2015

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Stow, John. The survay of London. Ed. Anthony Munday. London: printed by George Purslowe, 1618.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 58 (part). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (S117891).

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¶ Legh — Accedence of armorie (1591)

May 13, 2015

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Legh, Gerard. The accedence of armorie. London: Richard Totell, 1591.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 57. — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (S108422).

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¶ St. Jerome — Vitae sanctorum patrum (1495)

May 4, 2015

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum. Trans. William Caxton. Westminster: printed by Wynkyn de Worde, [before 21 August] 1495.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Frederick Perkins. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1806).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (no price). [The book is also listed on fol. 53b (£35); either this is a mistaken repetition or Morris owned two copies of the book.] — ESTC (S109796). — ISTC (ih00213000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 730.

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¶ Xenophon — Cyrupaedia (1632)

April 20, 2015

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Xenophon. Cyrupaedia: the institution and life of Cyrus, the first of that name, King of Persians. Trans. Philemon Holland. London: printed by J. L. [John Legat] for Robert Allot [and Henry Holland], 1632.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 12s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1215 (sold to Bain for £6). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 53b (5s.). — ESTC (S118709). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 9v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 80 (with 3 X’s next to it).

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¶ Agrippa — Vanitie and uncertaintie (1569)

April 14, 2015

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Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius [Cornelius Agrippa]. Of the vanitie and uncertaintie of artes and sciences. London: printed by Henry Wykes, 1569.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 14s.). — Theodore M. Lillienthal.— Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley (B781.A33 I53 1575).

References: ESTC (S100458). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 12.

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¶ Lathbury — Liber moralium (1482)

March 27, 2015

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Lathbury, John [Johannes Lattebury]. Liber moralium super threnis Jeremiae. [Oxford: Theodoricus Rood], 31 July 1482.

Provenance: Joseph Sams. — Thomas Bateman. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S121529). — ISTC (il00075000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 706.

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¶ Bible (1598)

March 26, 2015

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The Bible. London: printed by the deputies of Christopher Barker, 1598.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 91 (sold to Downing for £1 6s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (S1395).

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¶ Holy Byble (1585)

March 26, 2015

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The holy Byble. London: printed by Christopher Barker, 1585.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 187 (sold to Tregaskis for £1 11s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 65 (3 guineas). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S156). — MS catalogue (2), no. 391 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Boccaccio — Decameron (1620)

March 26, 2015

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[Boccaccio, Giovanni.] The decameron. London: printed by Isaac Jaggard, 1620.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £3). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (S106639). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 14.

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¶ Jonson — Workes (1616)

March 25, 2015

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Jonson, Ben. The workes of Benjamin Jonson. London: printed by W. Stansby and to be sold by Richard Meighen, 1616.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 10s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S112455). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 200.

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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Legenda aurea (1527)

March 3, 2015

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Jacobus, de Voragine. Legenda aurea. London: printed by Wynkyn de Worde, 27 August 1527.

With Morris’s signature and address, followed by a note by Cockerell: “Morris acquired it from H. Sotheran & Co. of 140 Strand for £50, 21 July 1890, and immediately decided to print it at the Kelmscott Press, then about to be established. . . .” (For the Kelmscott Press Golden Legend, based on a translation thought to be by Caxton, see Bibliography, A7.)

Provenance: Frederick Perkins. — Sotheran. — Morris [purchased from Sotheran, 21 July 1890, for £50]. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1208 (sold to Tregaskis for £29). — Sydney Cockerell. — Cockerell sale, Sotheby, 10 December 1956, lot 114. — Newberry Library (Wing folio ZP 545 .W89).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (£20). — ESTC (S111988). — MS catalogue (2), no. 893, p. 80.

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¶ Serres — Commentaries (1574–76)

February 3, 2015

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Serres, Jean de. The three partes of commentaries, containing the whole and perfect discourse of the civill warres of Fraunce, under the raignes of Henry the second, Frances the second, and of Charles the ninth. Trans. Thomas Tymme. London: Frances Coldocke, 24 August 1574.

Morris also owned the fourth part (printed by Henry Binneman for Humphry Toy), separately published in 1576, and his copy consisted of all four parts bound in a single volume.

Provenance: Charles Sutton. — Walter Thomas Wallace. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 877 (sold to Pickering for £3 18s.). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1110 (£7 7s.). — Edwin N. Lapham. — Lapham sale, Anderson Auction Co. (New York), 1–3 December 1908, lot 1050 (sold for $21). — Huntington Library (69408 pt.1) [parts 1–3]. — Huntington Library (69408 pt.2) [part 4].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (no price). — ESTC (S4897) [parts 1–3]. — ESTC (S117191) [part 4]

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¶ Dodoens — New herball (1595)

February 2, 2015

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Dodoens, Rembert. A new herball, or historie of plants. Trans. Henry Lyte. London: Edmund Bollifant, 1595.

Extra-illustrated.

Provenance: Anthony Westwood. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 286 (sold to Pickering for £3 10s.). — Huntington Library (20921) [purchased from Clarence Saunders Brigham, March 1921].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (no price). — ESTC (S109768).

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¶ Legrand — Boke of good maners (1507)

January 28, 2015

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Legrand Jacques. The boke of good maners. Trans. William Caxton. London: Wynkyn de Worde, 10 December 1507.

Provenance: Richard Farmer. — John Ker, Duke of Roxburghe. — Thomas Jolley. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (W 16 A).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (£14). — ESTC (S109373). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 747.

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¶ Suetonius — Historie of twelve Caesars (1606)

January 28, 2015

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Suetonius. The historie of twelve Caesars. Trans. Philemon Holland. London: printed [by Humphrey Lownes and George Snowdon] for Matthew Lownes, 1606.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1144 (sold to Pickering for £1 11s.). — Swann Auction Galleries, 7 April 2008, lot 160 (sold for $4,800 [with buyer’s premium]). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 53b (10s.). — ESTC (S126802) [with three other variants].

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¶ Ordynarye (1502)

January 20, 2015

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Here foloweth a notable treatyse and full necessary to an crysten men for to knowe and it is named the Ordynarye of crystyanyte or of crysten men. London: printed by Wynkyn de Worde, 1502.

Illustrated.

Provenance: William Herbert. — Sir Francis Freeling. — Thomas Hand. — Henry Kock. — Joseph Gulston. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (W 16 A).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (£25). — ESTC (S109058). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 740.

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¶ Bartholomaeus de proprietatibus rerum (1495)

January 16, 2015

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Bartholomaeus, Anglicus. Bartholomeus de proprietatibus rerum. Trans. John Trevisa. [Westminster: printed by Wynkyn de Worde, 1495.]

Illustrated.

Provenance: William H. Crawford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 552 (sold to Torreys [Torrens?] for £17 10s.). — Laurence W. Hodson. — John Charrington. — Trinity College Library, Cambridge (VI.18.9) [gift of Charrington, 1917].

Reference: ESTC (S106554).

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¶ Rastell — Tabula libri assisarum et placitorum corone (1514?)

January 16, 2015

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Rastell, John, ed. Tabula libri assisarum et placitorum corone. [London: printed by] John Rastell, [1514?].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 138 (sold to Pickering for £4 10s.). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1106 (£8 8s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (S121691).

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¶ Higden — Policronicon (1495)

December 22, 2014

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Higden, Ranulf. Policronicon. Ed. William Caxton, trans. John Trevisa. Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, 13 April 1495.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 598 (sold to Leighton for £38). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (£42). — ESTC (S106488).

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¶ Tacitus — Annales (1640)

December 13, 2014

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Tacitus, Cornelius. The annales of Cornelius Tacitus: the description of Germanie. Trans. Richard Greenwey. London: printed by I.L. [John Legat] for Richard Whitaker, 1640.

 Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1146 (sold to Pickering for 10s.). — Unlocated.

 Reference: ESTC (S117601).

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¶ Livy — Romane historie (1600)

December 6, 2014

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Livy [Titus Livius]. The Romane historie written by T. Livius of Padua. Trans. Philemon Holland. 2 vols. London: printed by Adam Islip, 1600.

Morris’s note in MS catalogue (1): “first leaf torn.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 14s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 761 (sold to Quaritch for £2 18s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (£1 10s.). — ESTC (S114001). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 9. — MS catalogue (2), no. 684 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Chronicles of England (c. 1486)

December 6, 2014

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Chronicles of England. [London: William de Machlinia, c. 1486.]

Provenance: Morris. — [Not in 1898 catalogue?] — C. W. Dyson Perrins. — Stonehill. — University of Illinois Library (Incunabula 942 C4681486) [purchased from Stonehill, 14 January 1949].

References: ESTC (S121384). — ISTC (ic00480000).

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¶ Stow — Chronicles of England (1580)

December 5, 2014

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Stow, John. The chronicles of England, from Brute unto this present yeare of Christ 1580. London: printed by Ralphe Newberie for Henrie Bynneman, 1580.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1073 (sold to Jones for £3 16s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52b (£3 15s.). — ESTC (S117590).

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¶ Guevara — The dial of princes (1582)

December 3, 2014

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Guevara, Antonio de. The dial of princes. Trans. Thomas North. London: Richard Tottel, 1582.

With a slip of paper in Morris’s handwriting laid in.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 472 (sold to Pickering for £4 8s.). — Edwin N. Lapham.— Lapham sale, Anderson (New York), 1–3 December 1908, lot 982. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (no price). —  ESTC (S103482). — MS catalogue (2), no. 133.

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¶ Thucydides — Hystory . . . of the warre (1550)

November 26, 2014

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Thucydides. The hystory writtone by Thucidides the Athenyan of the warre, whiche was betwene the Peloponesians and the Athenyans. Trans. Thomas Nicolls. [London?]: printed by William Tylle, 1550.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for (purchased for £3 [or 5?] 10s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1169 (sold to Bain for £11). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 53b (£1). — ESTC (S117701). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 8v.

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¶ Gascoigne — Noble arte of venerie (1575)

November 26, 2014

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Gascoigne, George. The noble arte of venerie or hunting. [London]: printed by Henry Bynneman for Christopher Barker, 1575.

A book sometimes attributed to George Turberville.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1081 (sold to Quaritch for £17 10s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 53b (£5). — ESTC (S121817).

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¶ Curtius Rufus — History (1571)

October 24, 2014

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Curtius Rufus, Quintus. The history of Quintus Curtius, conteyning the actes of the greate Alexander. Trans. John Brende. London: Richard Tottell, 1570 [i.e. 1571].

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 5s). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 227 (sold to Pickering for £2 8s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52b (no price). — ESTC (S109164). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10.

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¶ Lanquet — Epitome of cronicles (1549)

October 21, 2014

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Lanquet, Thomas, and Thomas Cooper. An epitome of cronicles conteining the whole discourse of the histories as well of this realme of England, as all other countreis . . . now finished and continued to the reigne of our soveraine lorde kynge Edwarde the sixt. London: printed by Thomas Berthelet, [1549].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 504 (sold to Pickering for 2s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Mexía — The Forest (1576)

October 14, 2014

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Mexía, Pedro. The forest or collection of historyes no lesse profitable then pleasant and necessary. Trans. Thomas Fortescue. London: printed by John Kingston for John Day, 1576.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 10s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 303 (sold to J. Jones for £3). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (no price). — ESTC (S112658). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 13.

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¶ Hanmer — Ancient ecclesiasticall histories (1636)

October 6, 2014

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Hanmer, Meredith, trans. The ancient ecclesiasticall histories of the first six hundred yeares after Christ, written in the Greek tongue by three learned historiographers, Eusebius, Socrates, and Evagrius. London: printed by George Miller [and Thomas Cotes] and sold by Michael Sparke, 1636.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 12s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 519 (sold to Tregaskis for 7s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, lot 232 (21s). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (10s.). — ESTC (S121370). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 8v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 463, with three X’s beside the title.

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¶ Holinshed — Chronicles (1587)

October 3, 2014

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Holinshed, Raphael. The first and second volumes of chronicles, comprising 1 The description and historie of England, 2 The description and historie of Ireland, 3 The description and historie of Scotland. 3 vols. in 2. London: printed by Henry Denham for John Harison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henry Denham, and Thomas Woodcock, 1587.

Morris signature in each volume. Note in MS catalogue (1): “Some p.p. made up from a shorter copy.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £6 6s.. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 602 (sold to Dawson for £5 5s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (£8). — ESTC (S122178). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 9. — MS catalogue (2), no. 363 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Felice — Conspiracie of Catiline (1557)

September 29, 2014

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Felice, Costanzo. The conspiracie of Catiline, written by Constancius, Felicius, Durantinus, and translated bi Thomas Paynell, with the historye of Jugurth, writen by the famous Romaine Salust, and translated into Englyshe by Alexander Barcklaye. [London: John Waley, 1557.]

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £2 5s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1056 (sold to Bain for £5 5s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52b (no price). — ESTC (S101906). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10.

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¶ Hall — Union of the two famelies (1548)

August 27, 2014

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Hall, Edward. The union of the two noble and illustrate famelies of Lancastre [and] Yorke beeyng long in continual discension for the croune of this noble realme. London: Richard Grafton, 1548.

With Morris signature and address (Red House, Upton, Kent).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 577 (sold to Tregaskis for £2 6s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (£1). — ESTC (S121062). — MS catalogue (2), no. 502 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Guevara — Golden boke of Marcus Aurelius (1553)

August 27, 2014

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Guevara, Antonio de. The golden boke of Marcus Aurelius emperour and eloquent oratour. Trans. John Bourchier, Lord Berners. London: [Thomas Berthelet], 1553.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 1s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 632 (sold to Maggs for £2 7s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (no price). — ESTC (S114373). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 13.

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