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¶ Stella, Lupoldus, and Nepos (16th century)

November 15, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Stella, Giovanni Battista. Vite ducentorum et triginta sumorum pontificu. Basel: Michael Furter, 1507.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 5b, no. 52 (£3).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Lupoldus, de Bebenburg. De juribus et translatione imperii. Strassberg: Schürer, 1508.

[3] Nepos, Cornelius. Hic subnotata continentur Vita. M. Catonis. Ed. Thomas Wolff. Strassberg: Johann Pruss, 1505.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1071 (sold to Walker for £3 3s.). — Emery Walker. — Unlocated.


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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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¶ 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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¶ Biblia (1474?)

October 20, 2017

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Biblia. 2 vols. Augsburg: Gunther Zainer, [not after 1474].

Morris wrote two extended commentaries on the book (quoted here from the Perry catalogue) on the flyleaf and some loose sheets of paper:

[Rough notes, with this comment, probably by Sydney Cockerell: “This note was not completed. A draft from an earlier note, on two small sheets, is laid in the volume, the following portions of which were not repeated on the flyleaf Note.”] “The historiated initials stand quite by themselves and are very interesting: the little subjects seem to be designed by Zeiner’s earliest artist, as he may be called, the draughtsman of the Golden Legend. They are good, though ruder than those of his second draughtsman, and tell the story well. The frame work of the letters is throughout very vigorous and highly decorative and logical in design; and altogether these initials must be amongst the best decoration of the early German printed books. The smaller initials are of Gunther Zeiner’s beautiful alphabet, and are used in most of his books. Their design is obviously an adaptation of the ornamental pen letters of this date. Big capitals in red occur throughout the book, and have the appearance of being stamped & not printed. ¶ The colouring has been at first good & judicious, and except for a little emerald green all done with transparent pigments; of which the lake is a particularly pleasant colour. The first initial (to Jerome’s letter) is painted extra carefully & has a very pretty illuminated ornament in the margin of it. ¶ This book has the stamp of the Buxheim monastery with which Gunther Zeiner was in close relation; and he is known to have presented a copy of this very book to it.”

[Note on flyleaf, dated January 1891] “This Augsburg bible printed by Gunther Zainer about 1474 does not seem to have received the attention which it deserves as a woodcut book. Apart from its type, which for a large book must be considered as the best of all black letter, it is a very remarkable book as a work of art. Its handsome ‘blooming letters’ are to be found in many Augsburg books and some printed at Ulm. They are translations in black and white of the illuminators’ pen letters current at the time and a little earlier; but which more or less kept up a still earlier tradition. Of all woodcut letters without figures, these of Gunther Zainer’s are the boldest and best designed, and add very much to the beauty of the books in which they appear. ¶ The third order of capitals which are all red and slightly floriated, are done in printer’s ink and seem to be stamped on the page after the printing: for their ink is uniformly bright, whereas the red printing at the heads of books is often sullied: since it was done at the same time as the black text by wiping away the black ink, and inking the type again with red—which being done insufficiently blackened the red in some cases almost to a brown. See Blades on this point. ¶ But the speciality of this bible is the series of historiated initials at the head of each book, which are so good and so ‘distinguished’ that they render it an important woodcut book. It is true that the figure work in them is inferior in drawing and general interest to the work of the designer of the cuts in the Aesop, the ‘de Claris Mulieribus’ or the Speculum Vitæ Humanæ: they are in fact rather illuminators’ pictures than woodcut designers’. The letters however are in general effect remarkably good; and, especially in the pattern-work, quite reach the high water-mark of 15th century design, and I consider them on the whole the best historiated Capitals of the period. ¶ These letters in this copy are coloured; and it would seem that this was done before it left the bookseller’s shelf; if it was not done in the printer’s workshop. The copy at the Brit: Mus: [British Museum] is coloured systematically just as this is; except that in this copy some one has come after the first colourist with a vermillion brush (vermillion is not used in the original systematic colouring) and has added that strong colour in some of the letters, by no means to their improvement; though, I take it, this blunder was was committed soon after the volume left the printer’s. For the rest I think an unprejudiced person will think that the colouring of the pre-vermillion very much improves the letters; this can easily be tested by reference to one initial, that of the Psalter, which has somehow been left uncoloured. ¶ I give as excellent examples of these letters the following: [. . .]”

Provenance: Carthusian monastery at Buxheim, Germany (presentation copy from Zainer). — Morris (acquired by January 1891). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 180 (sold to Quaritch for £80). — Marsden Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, 11 March 1956 lot 32. — John Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 1 October 1980, lot 78. — Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (Incun 1475 B471z).

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 2b, no. 22 (£80). — ISTC (ib00627000).

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Dit sijn die hondert articulen (early 16th century)

October 18, 2017

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Dit sijn die hondert articulen van der passien ons heeren Ihesu Christi. Leyden: Peter Jansoon, n.d. [probably early 16th century].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 633 (sold to Ellis for £1 12s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 2b, no. 16 (£1).


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¶ Stoeffer and others

April 28, 2017

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The following titles are bound together (all illustrated, with a bibliographical note by Cockerell):

[1] Stoeffler, Johann [Joannis Stoefleri]. In Procli Diadochi, authoris gravissimi Sphaeram mundi, omnibus numeris longè absolutissimus commentarius. [Tübingen, 1534.]

[2] Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolomaeus]. Cl. Ptolomaei pheludiensis Alexandrini philosophi et mathematici excellentissimi phaenomena, stellarum MXXII. Cologne: Agrippinae, 1537.

[3] Hyginus, C. Julius. Fabularum liber eiusdem poeticon astronomicon, libri quatuor. Basel: Johannes Herwagen, 1535.

[4] Boccaccio, Giovanni. De montium, silvarum, fontium, lacuum, fluviorum, stagnorum et marium nominibus Joannis bocatii peri genealogias deorum, libri quindecim. Basel: Johannes Herwagen, 1532.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 6b, no. 61 (£2).


Provenance: Wolfgang Gabelchover. — Heinrich August Krippendorf. — Dr. Georg Kloss. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1140 (sold to Thomson for £4 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 6104/D).


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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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¶ Felice — Conspiracie of Lucius Catiline (1541)

January 13, 2017

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Felice, Costanzo. The conspiracie of Lucius Catiline. Trans. Thomas Paynell. London: Thomas Berthelet, 1541.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1055 (sold to Maggs for £6 15s.). — Pulsford catalogue, 20 April 1914, no. 622 ($25). — Princeton University Library (Rare Books RHT 16th-70).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52b (no price). — ESTC (S124024).


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¶ Rodler — Eyn schön nützlich büchlin und underweisung der Kunst des Messens (1531)

January 4, 2017

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Rodler, Hieronymus. Eyn schön nützlich büchlin und underweisung der Kunst des Messens. Siemeren: inn Verlegung Hieronimi Rodlers, 1531.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 986 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, p. 11, no. 131 (no price). — MS catalogue (2), no. 952B, p. 88.


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¶ Biblia (1483)

December 26, 2016

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Biblia. 2 vols. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 17 February 1483.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 182 (sold to Quaritch for £38). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Murray sale, Christie, 10 December 1917, lot 70. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 9b, no. 103 (£35). — Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German), 1, no. 63. — ISTC (ib00632000).


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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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¶ Der Weiss kunig (1775)

November 29, 2016

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Der Weiss kunig. Eine erzehlung von den thaten kaiser Maximilian des Ersten. Vienna: J. Kurzböckens, 1775.

Illustrated by Hans Burgkmair.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 330 (sold to Leighton for £14 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 11b, no. 129 (£15).


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¶ Rüxner — Anfang, ursprung und herkomen des Thurniers (1532)

November 9, 2016

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Rüxner, Georg. Anfang, ursprung und herkomen des Thurniers inn Teutscher nation. Thurnier Buch. Simmern: H. Rodler, 1532.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 992 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, p. 11, no. 132 (£3 10s.).


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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).

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[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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¶ Weiditz — Newe künstliche (1620)

October 20, 2016

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Weiditz, Hans. Newe künstliche, wohlgerissene, vnnd in Holtz geschnittene Figuren, dergleichen niemahlen gesehen worden. Frankfurt: Vincenz Steinmeyer, 1620.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1101 (sold to Leighton for £12 5s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 8b, no. 90 (£4).


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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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¶ Jacobus, de Theramo — Consolatio peccatorum (1487)

August 22, 2016

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Jacobus, de Theramo. Consolatio peccatorum, seu Processus Belial. Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 11 October 1487.

Illustrated. No Morris book label, but it is connected with Morris in the Wellcome catalogue.

Provenance: Frederick North, Earl of Guildford. — Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1160 (sold to Thomson for £13 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.a.16 (SR)).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 4b, no. 38 (£4). — ISTC (ij00079000). — Poynter no. 569.


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¶ Lanzkranna — Himmelstrasse (1484)

August 22, 2016

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Lanzkranna, Stephan. Himmelstrasse. Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 23 June 1484.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 600 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library ( Closed stores EPB Incunabula 3.e.19 (SR)).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 3b, no. 34 (£6). — ISTC (il00063000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 934, p. 86 (with an X beside it). — Poynter, no. 347.

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¶ Megenberg — Buch der Natur (1475)

August 19, 2016

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Megenberg, Konrad von. Buch der Natur. Augsburg: Johann Bämler, 30 October [14]75.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Cathedral, Guercensis. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Arnold Arboretum Library, Harvard University (Ka K83.4b 1475) [gift from Morgan, 1926].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 3b, no. 28 (£20). — ISTC (ic00842000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 135. — Walsh, no. 544.

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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine (1505 and 1516)

August 19, 2016

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The following titles titles, both illustrated, are bound together:

[1] Jacobus, de Voragine. Passionael twinter stuc dat men hiet die guldene legende. Antwerp: Henrick Eckert van Homberch, 1505.

[2] Jacobus, de Voragine. Hier beghint tsomer stuc vanden passionle. Antwerp: Henrick Eckert van Homberch, 1516.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1207 (sold to Leighton for £8). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Murray sale, Christie, 10 December 1917, lot 452. — Maggs catalogue 395 (1920), no. 533 (£85) [Internet Archive]. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (Typ 530.05.466).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 1b, no. 4 (£8 10s. [?]). — Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German), 2, no. 437. — MS catalogue (2), no. 936 (with two X’s beside it).


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¶ Vitaspatrum (1511)

August 12, 2016

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Vitaspatrum eñ is ghenoemt dat vader boeck. Leyden: Jan Seversz, 1511.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 595 (sold to Maine for £15 10s.). — Houghton Library, Harvard University (Typ 532.11.871).

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 2b, no. 17 (£25).


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¶ St. Augustine — Sermones (1494–95)

August 4, 2016

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Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo [Saint Augustinus]. Sermones. 2 vols. Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1494–95.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 149 (sold to Breslauer for £2 10s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 5b, no. 59 (£2 5s.). — ISTC (ia01308000).

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¶ Josephus — De antiquitate Judaica (1475–76)

June 9, 2016

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Josephus, Flavius. De antiquitate Judaica. De bello Judaico. Trans. Rufinus Aquileiensis. 2 vols. [Lübeck: Lucas Brandis, 1475–76.]

Illustrated. With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.  When the book was still in Hodson’s hands, it also had laid in some notes by Morris (now missing).

Provenance: Walramus à Linden. — Charles Spencer, Earl of Sunderland. — Bernard Quaritch (purchased July 1882). — Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 733 (sold to Leighton for £34 10s.), — Laurence W. Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 4 December 1906, lot 334 (sold to Sydney Cockerell for £95). — Sydney Cockerell. — John Charrington. — Rare Books Room, Cambridge University Library (Inc.1.A.14.1 [1013.1-2]) [gift of Charrington, 1916].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 8b, no. 92 (£30). —  ISTC (ij00483000). — Oates, no. 1179.

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¶ Reisch — Margarita philosophica (1517)

June 5, 2016

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Riesch, Gregor. Margarita philosophica cum additionibus nouis. Basel: Michael Furter, 1517.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Benedictine Abbey of St. Ulrich and Afra (Augsburg). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 879 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 5411/B/1).

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 5b, no. 53 (£2) [first entry].


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¶ Reisch — Margarita philosophica (1517)

June 3, 2016

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Riesch, Gregor. Margarita philosophica cum additionibus nouis. Basel: Michael Furter, 1517.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Marie-Auguste de Sultzbach. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 880 (sold to Ellis for £2 2s.). — William T. Smedley. — Folger Library (AE3 .R3 1517 Cage).

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 5b, no. 53 (£1) [second entry].

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Guigo I — Statuta ordinis Cartusiensis (1510)

May 17, 2016

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Guigo I. Statuta ordinis Cartusiensis a domino Guigone priore Cartusie edita. Basel: Johannes Amerbach, 1510.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 572 (sold to Breslauer for £2 18s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 5b, no. 60 (£2 10s.).


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¶ Jacobus, de Theramo — Belial (1516)

May 5, 2016

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Jacobus, de Theramo. Belial. Antwerp: H. Eckert van Homberch, 1516.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1161 (sold to Ellis for £12 12s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 1b, no. 5 (£2 10s.).


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¶ Nider — Die vierundzwanzig goldenen Harfen (1472)

May 3, 2016

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Nider, Johannes. Die vierundzwanzig goldenen Harfen. [Augsburg]: Johann Bämler, 18 December [14]72.

Illustrated.

Morris’s tipped-in note: “The one cut in this book is rude but decorative. It does not seem to have been done by Zainer’s artists, but by some one who worked generally for Bamler. The handsome woodcut initials are not of Zainers alphabet, though designed on much the same lines: they are more like the Ulm letters.

“The binding of this copy is a fine and elaborate example of 15th Century stamped binding.

“This type of Bamler’s (his first) is very different from the other Augsburg printers of the same date, and in fact is very characteristic and peculiar; but approaches in effect to Veldener or even Caxton: it is bold handsome, and very ‘Gothic’; and suggests direct imitation of written characters.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL308).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 3b, no. 25 (£10). — ISTC (in00222000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 128. — MS catalogue (2), no. 933, p. 86 (with an X beside it).

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¶ Dat leuen ons liefs heren Jhesu cristi (1501)

May 2, 2016

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Dat leuen ons liefs heren Jhesu cristi. Leyden: [Hugo Janszoon van Woerden], 1501.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 620 (sold to Ellis for £8 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 2b, no. 15 (£7 10s.).


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¶ Wyle — Translation (1536)

April 19, 2016

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Wyle, Niklas von, trans. Translation oder Deütschungen des hochgeachten Nicolai von Weil. Augsburg: Heinrich von Augsburg Steiner, 1536.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 106 (sold to Dawson for £2 2s.). — Morgan Library (128264) [purchased in 2000].

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 4b, no. 44 (£3).


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¶ Gemmingen — Missale Maguntinum (1513)

April 4, 2016

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Gemmingen, Uriel von, Archbishop. Missale Maguntinum. Mainz: Johann Schöffer, 1 January 1513.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 797 (sold to Heppenstal for £10). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 8b, no. 100 (£21).

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¶ St. Methodius — De revelatione facta ab angelo beato Methodio in carcere detento (1504)

April 4, 2016

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Methodius, Saint. De revelatione facta ab angelo beato Methodio in carcere detento. Ed. Sebastian Brant. Basel: Michael Furter, 1504.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 680 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 4297/B).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 5b, no. 51 (£5). — MS catalogue (2), no. 902, p. 81.


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¶ Speculum humanae salvationis (c. 1481)

March 3, 2016

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Speculum humanae salvationis. [Speyer]: Peter Drach, [c. 1481].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Benediktinerabtei Metten. — Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. — Bibliotheca Regia Monacensis. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL454).

References: Ellis valuation, p. 11, no. 133 (£45). — ISTC (is00665000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 187.

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ St. Ivo — Liber decretorum (1499)

March 3, 2016

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Ivo, Saint, Bishop of Chartres. [Ivo, Episcopus Carnotensis]. Liber decretorum, sive Panormia. Ed. Sebastian Brant. [Basel]: Michael Furter, 6 and 7 March 1499.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 496 (sold to Pickering for £2 19s.). — Charles Hervey Hoare. — Edwin Crashaw. — Edward A. Brotherton, 1st baron. — Brotherton Collection, Leeds University Library (Brotherton Collection Incunabula/IVO).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 5b, no. 49 (£2). — ISTC (ii00223000).

Digital version: ULD.


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¶ Hortus sanitatis (1491)

February 23, 2016

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Hortus sanitatis. Mainz: Jacob Meydenbach, 23 June 1491.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Jo. Petri a Märcken, Dusseldorf, 1622. — Carolus Schorn. — Frederick Perkins. — Perkins sale, Sotheby, 11 July 1889, lot 519. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL46).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 8b, no. 99 (£10). — ISTC (ih00486000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 32. — MS catalogue (2), no. 879 (with two X’s beside it).

Digital versions: BSB. — Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University

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¶ Ludolf, von Sachsen — Vita Christi (1487)

February 18, 2016

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Ludolf, von Sachsen [Ludolphus de Saxonia]. Vita Christi. Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 3 November 1487.

Illustrated.

Provenance: D. van den Schrieck and J. Schollaert. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1702).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 1b, no. 2 (£30). — ISTC (il00353000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 651.

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¶ Cordiale quattuor novissimorum (1492)

November 9, 2015

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Cordiale quattuor novissimorum. Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 1492,

Illustrated. Text ascribed to Dionysius Carthusiensis and to Gerardus de Vliederhoven.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL255).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 7b, no. 76 (£1). — ISTC (ic00897000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 111.

Digital version: ULD.

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¶ Historia septem sapientium Romae (1490)

November 4, 2015

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Historia septem sapientium Romae. Cologne: Johann Koelhoff, the Elder, 1490.

Illustrated.

Provenance: I. V. Mullenkamp. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL216).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 7b, no. 79 (£10). — ISTC (is00449000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 107.

Digital version: Otto-Schäfer-Bibliothek Schweinfurt.

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¶ Thuroczy — Chronica Hungarorum (1488)

October 6, 2015

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Thuroczy, Johannes de. Chronica Hungarorum. Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, for Theobaldus Feger, 3 June 1488.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL378).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 4b, no. 40 (£16). — ISTC (it00361000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 156.

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ Jordanes Gotus — De rebus gothorum (1515)

August 28, 2015

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Jordanes Gotus. De rebus gothorum. Paulus diaconus foroivliensis de gestis langobardorum. Augsburg: Johann Miller, 1515.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 731 (sold to Breslauer for £4). — Bernard Breslauer. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 4b, no. 42 (£4). — MS catalogue (2), no. 356 (with two X’s next to it).

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¶ Dorlandus — Viola animae (1499)

August 24, 2015

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Dorlandus, Petrus. Viola animae, sive De Natura hominis. Comp. Raymond de Sabunde. Cologne: [Retro Minores (Martin von Werden?)], for Heinrich Quentell, 29 May 1499.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1060 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 16s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 2.a.14 (SR)).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 7b, no. 77 (£1). — ISTC (id00360000). — Poynter, no. 212.

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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.

Digital versions: EEBO (Morris copy). — Internet Archive (Morris copy).

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¶ Psalterium (1494)

June 5, 2015

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Psalterium. Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1494.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 869 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £26 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 4b, no. 41 (£5). — ISTC (ip01067000).

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¶ Biblia (1483)

June 2, 2015

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Biblia. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 17 February 1483.

Illustrated. Vol. 1 only.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 183 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £18). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 1.f.8 (SR)).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 9b, no. 103 (£8). — ISTC (ib00632000). — Poynter, no. 135.

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¶ Seuse — Das Buch genannt Seuse (1482)

May 29, 2015

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Seuse, Heinrich. Das Buch genannt Seuse. Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 19 April 1482.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL339).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 3b, no. 32 (£25). — ISTC (is00871000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 149.

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ Rolevinck — Fasciclus temporum (1480)

May 20, 2015

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Rolevinck, Werner [Werner Rolewinck]. Fasciclus temporum. Utrecht: Johann Veldener, 14 February 1480.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL629).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 2b, no. 21 (£15). — ISTC (ir00278000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 626.

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ Savonarola — In Psalmum L (c. 1501)

May 15, 2015

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Savonarola, Girolamo [Hieronymus Savonarola]. In Psalmum L: Expositio super psalmo “Miserere mei Deus.” [Louvain]: Thierry Martens, [c. 1501].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (E1 12 A).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 1b, no. 8. — ISTC (is00218500). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 653.

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¶ Petrus de Rivo — Opus (c. 1490–91)

May 12, 2015

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Petrus de Rivo. Opus responsivum ad Epistolam apologeticam Pauli de Middelburgo de anno, die et feria dominicae passionis. Kalendarium Egyptiorum secundum Bedam. Louvain: Ludovicus Ravescot, [c. 1490–91].

Illustrated.

Provenance: John H. Thorold. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1688).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 2b, no. 19 (£20) [note in Cockerell’s hand: “Cost this”]. — ISTC (ip00534000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 633. — MS catalogue (2), no. 972, p. 91.

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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.

Digital version: EEBO.

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¶ Epistolae et Evangelia (1474)

May 4, 2015

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Epistolae et Evangelia (Plenarium). Augsburg: Johann Bämler, 20 September 1474.

Illustrated.

Provenance: William Bateman. — Thomas Bateman. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL312).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 3b, no. 27 (£50). — ISTC (ie00073000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 132.

Digital version: BSB.

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