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¶ St. Jerome — Vitas patrum (1495)

November 18, 2017

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum [English] The lyff of the faders. Trans. William Caxton. Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, [before 21 August] 1495.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Frederick Perkins. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL 1806).

References: ESTC (S109796). — ISTC (ih00213000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 730.

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¶ Livy — Hystory of two the moste noble captaynes of the world (1590)

November 15, 2017

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Livy [Titus Livius]. The hystory of two the moste noble captaynes of the world, Anniball and Scipio. Trans. Antony Cope. London: William How, 1590.

Misdated as “159” in MS catalogue (1) (see below).

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

References: ESTC (S108670). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 13.

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¶ Shakespeare — Poems (1774)

November 8, 2017

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

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

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

Reference: ESTC (T62821).


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¶ Purchas — Purchas his pilgrimage (1617)

November 3, 2017

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Purchas, Samuel. Purchas his pilgrimage. 3rd ed. London: printed by William Stansby for Henry Fetherstone, 1617.

Morris’s copy lacked the title-page and another preliminary leaf.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S121769). — MS catalogue (2), no. 458 (with three X’s beside the title).

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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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¶ 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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¶ Estienne — Art of making devises (1650)

September 21, 2016

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Estienne, Henry. The art of making devises, treating of hieroglyphicks, symboles, emblemes, aenigma’s, sentences, parables, reverses of medalls, armes, blazons, cimiers, cyphres and rebus. Trans. Thomas Blount. London: printed for John Holden, 1650.

Provenance: Morris. — James William Ellsworth. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (EC65.B6238.646a).

Reference: ESTC (R12325).

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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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¶ Holy Bible (1629)

May 5, 2016

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The holy Bible. [Cambridge]: Thomas and John Buck, [1629].

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (S107038). — MS catalogue (2), no. 94.

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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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¶ Barrow — Dictionarium polygraphicum (1735)

February 19, 2016

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Barrow, John, ed. Dictionarium polygraphicum: or, the whole body of arts regularly digested. 2 vols. London: printed for C. Hitch and C. Davis, and S. Austen, 1735.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 240 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T31837). — MS catalogue (2), no. 722.

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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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¶ 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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¶ Marcus Aurelius — Meditations (1692)

April 23, 2015

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Marcus Aurelius. The meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus the Roman emperor, concerning himself. Trans. Meric Casaubon. London: printed for A. and John Churchill, and Samuel Smith and Thomas Bennet, 1692.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £2 6s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (R22935). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 16.

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¶ Cellini — Life (1772)

April 22, 2015

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Cellini, Benvenuto. The life of Benvenuto Cellini, a Florentine artist. Trans. Thomas Nugent. 2 vols. Dublin: printed by John Abbot Husband for Messrs. Sleater, Ewing, Potts, Smith, Williams Lynch, Wilson, Chamberlaine, S. Watson, Vallance, Porter, Milliken, Walker, Jenkin, and Flin, 1772.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T65483). — MS catalogue (2), no. 186.

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¶ Pausanias — Description of Greece (1794)

April 21, 2015

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Pausanias. The description of Greece. Trans. Thomas Taylor. 3 vols. London: printed for R. Faulder, 1794.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 15s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 804 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 40104/B) [lacking vol. 1].

References: ESTC (T95854). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 146.

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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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¶ Addison — Remarks on several parts of Italy (1761)

April 20, 2015

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Addison, Joseph. Remarks on several parts of Italy, &c. in the years 1701, 1702, 1703. London: printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1761.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T89181). — MS catalogue (2), no. 1.

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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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¶ 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.

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¶ Salmon — Polygraphice (1678)

April 13, 2015

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Salmon, William. Polygraphice, or the arts of drawing, engraving, etching, liming, painting, washing, varnishing, gilding, colouring, dying, beautifying and perfuming. London: printed by Robert White for John Crumpe, and to be sold by Charles Passenger, 1678.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (R219883). — MS catalogue (2), no. 664.

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¶ Holy Bible (1703)

March 30, 2015

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The holy Bible. London: printed by Charles Bill and the executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1703.

Morris owned the Old Testament only.

Provenance: Anna Christina. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 40 (sold to Downing for 9s). — Chiswick Auctions, 11 June 2013, lot 250 (estimate £800–£1,000). — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (T183572).


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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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¶ Holy Bible (1715)

March 26, 2015

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The holy Bible. Oxford: printed by John Baskett, 1715.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 92 (sold to Walker for £1 13s.). — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T82341). — MS catalogue (2), no. 495.


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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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¶ Defoe — New voyage round the world (1725)

March 25, 2015

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[Defoe, Daniel.] A new voyage round the world, by a course never sailed before. London: A. Bettesworth and W. Mears, 1725.

Illustrated.

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

References: ESTC (T70641). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11v.

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¶ Shakespeare — Poems (1774)

March 25, 2015

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

Vol. 9 of Bell’s edition of Shakespeare’s plays, 1773–74.

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

References: ESTC (T62821). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 12. — MS catalogue (2), no. 214.

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¶ Smith — The laboratory or school of arts (1799)

March 24, 2015

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Smith, Godfrey, comp. The laboratory or school of arts, containing a large collection of valuable secrets, experiments, and manual operations in arts and manufactures. 6th ed. 2 vols. London: printed by C. Whittingham for H. Symonds, J. Wallis, Wynne and Scholey, and Vernor and Hood, 1799.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T72082). — MS catalogue (2), no. 208.

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¶ Virgil — Thirteene bookes of Aeneidos (1620)

March 12, 2015

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Virgil. The thirteene bookes of Aeneidos. Trans. Thomas Phaer and Thomas Twyne. London: printed by Bernard Alsop, by the assignement of Clement Knight, 1620.

Provenance: John Bown. — Henry F. Lyte. — Morris (purchased for £1). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1090 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4). — Henry Wellcome. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (1973 1160).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 53b (no price). — ESTC (S119320). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10v.


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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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