Tag Archives: Egypt

¶ Rosselini — Monumenti (1836)

February 28, 2017

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Rosellini, Ippolito. I monumenti dell’Egitto e della Nubia disegnati dalla spedizione scientifico-letteraria toscana in Egitto. 9 vols. Pisa: Presso N. Capurro e c., 1832–44.

Morris apparently owned an incomplete set without the plates.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1006 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ d’Avennes — L’art arabe (1877)

December 7, 2016

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d’Avennes, Prisse. L’art arabe d’après les monuments du Kaire. 4 vols. Paris: Morel, 1877.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 970 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £22). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Rhoné — Coup d’oeil sur l’état du Caire (1882)

May 24, 2016

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Rhoné, Arthur. Coup d’oeil sur l’état du Caire ancien et moderne. Paris: A. Quantin, 1882.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. —Richard Bennett (?). — Sotheby 1898 (?). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 211 (5s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Herodotus — Aegyptian and Grecian history (1723)

April 14, 2015

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Herodotus. The Aegyptian and Grecian history of Herodotus. Trans. Isaac Littlebury. 2 vols. 3rd ed. London: printed for E. Bell, J. Darby, A. Bettesworth, J. Pemberton, F. Fayram, C. Rivington, J. Hooke, F. Clay, J. Batley, and E. Symon, 1723.

Illustrated.

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

References: ESTC (T148115). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 12.

Digital version: ECCO.

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¶ Lane — Modern Egyptians (1871)

March 24, 2015

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Lane, Edward William. An account of the manners and customs of the modern Egyptians. Ed. Edward Stanley Poole. 5th ed. 2 vols. London: John Murray, 1871.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 220.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

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¶ Maqrizi — Histoire des sultans mamlouks (1845)

December 5, 2014

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Maqrizi, Ahmad ibn ‘Ali. Histoire des sultans mamlouks de l’Égypt. Trans. Etienne Quatremère. 2 vols. Paris: Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland, 1845.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 699 (sold to Bain for £1). — Sandford Arthur Strong. — Arthur Strong Oriental Library, University College, London. — Bloomsbury, 1 June 2006, lot 265 (sold for £240). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 201.


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¶ Diodorus — Historical library (1700)

June 2, 2014

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Diodorus, Siculus. The historical library of Diodorus the Sicilian. In fifteen books. The first five, contain the antiquities of Egypt, Asia, Africa, Greece, the islands, and Europe. The last ten, an historical account of the affairs of the Persians, Grecians, Macedonians, and other parts of the world. To which are added, the fragments of Diodorus that are found in the Bibliotheca of Photius: together with those publish’d by H. Valesius, L. Rhodomannus, and F. Ursinus. Trans. G. Booth. London: printed by Edward Jones for Awnsham and John Churchil, and Edward Castle, 1700.

Provenance: Morris (purchased by Morris for 12s). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 392 (sold to Edwards for 11s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (10s.). — ESTC (R15327). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10.

Digital version: EEBO.


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¶ Wilkinson — Manners and customs (1878)

May 29, 2014

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Wilkinson, Sir John Gardner. The manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians. Rev. ed. by Samuel Birch. 3 vols. London: John Murray, 1878.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1050 (sold to Leighton for £2 2s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 141.

Digital versions: HathiTrust.


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¶ Gerspach — Tapisseries coptes (1890)

April 11, 2014

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Gerspach, Édouard. Les tapisseries coptes. Paris: Maison Quantin, 1890.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 464 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 19s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Digital versions: HathiTrust.

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¶ Budge — Some account (1893)

February 16, 2014

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Budge, Sir Ernest Alfred Wallace. Some account of the collection of Egyptian antiquities in the possession of Lady Meux, of Theobald’s Park, Waltham Cross. London: Harrison & Sons, 1893.

Inscribed “William Morris, Esq. from Lady Meux.”

Provenance: Lady Meux. — Morris (gift from Lady Meux, 1893?). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 101 (sold to Tregaskis for £1 7s.). — Unlocated.

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