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¶ Chaucer — Works (1896)

December 7, 2017

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Chaucer, Geoffrey. The works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Presented by Jane Morris to Exeter College Library, 7 November 1896, with a note by Sydney Cockerell: “This is the first bound copy of the Chaucer. It was delivered to William Morris on Tuesday June 2nd 1896.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — Exeter College Library, Oxford University (9 YHM 55c.1.).

Reference: Bibliography, A40.

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¶ Carlyle — Past and present (1845)

April 29, 2014

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Carlyle, Thomas. Past and present. 2nd ed. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845.

Signed “William Morris | Exeter Coll: Oxon”. According to a note in May Morris’s will, it was “bound ornamentally in W.M.’s college days” (see photograph below).

See also Ruskin, Lectures on Architecture and Painting.

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — R. Campbell Thompson (by bequest from May Morris). — Exeter College Library (ZM8 55 C) (gift from Thompson, 1939).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 589.

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¶ Ruskin — Lectures on architecture and painting (1854)

April 29, 2014

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Ruskin, John. Lectures on architecture and painting, delivered at Edinburgh in November, 1853. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1854.

“With illustrations drawn by the author.”

Signed “William Morris | Exeter Coll: Oxon”. According to a note in May Morris’s will, it was “bound ornamentally in W.M.’s college days.”

See also Carlyle, Past and Present.

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — R. Campbell Thompson (by bequest from May Morris). — Exeter College Library (9ZM8 55 R) (gift from Thompson, 1939).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 587.

Digital version: Google.

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