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¶ Montaigion — Fabliaux (1872)

October 1, 2015

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Montaigion, Anatole de. Recueil général et complet des fabliaux des XIIIe et XIVe siècles imprimés ou inédits. 2 vols. Paris: Librairie des bibliophiles, 1872.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 54 (part; sold for £1 12s.). — Unlocated.

Digital versions: Gallica [vol. 1]. — Gallica [vol. 2].

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¶ Bidpai — Directorium humanae vitae (c. 1489)

September 26, 2014

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Bidpai. Directorium humanae vitae. Trans. Johannes de Capua. [Strassburg: Johann Prüss, c. 1489.]

Provenance: Royal Library of Munich (duplicate). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 190 (sold to Pickering for £18 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ij00268000).

Digital version: VdI.


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¶ North — Fables of Bidpai (1888)

March 30, 2014

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North, Sir Thomas, trans. The earliest English version of of the fables of Bidpai: “The morall philosophie of Doni”. Ed. Joseph Jacobs. London: David Nutt, 1888.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 43 (part; sold to Dobell for 15s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: Google.


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¶ Jefferies — Wood magic (1881)

March 28, 2014

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Jefferies, Richard. Wood magic: a fable. 2 vols. London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1881.

It is not clear which edition of the book Morris owned.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 250 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 724.

Digital versions: Google (vol. 2). — Internet Archive (vol. 1).


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¶ Pilpay — Anvár-i Suhailí (1854)

March 27, 2014

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Pilpay. The Anvár-i Suhailí or the lights of Canopus, being the Persian version of the fables of Pilpay, or the book “Kalílah and Damnah”. Trans. Edward B. Eastwick. Hertford: printed and published by Stephen Austin, bookseller to the East-India College, 1854.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 810 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Digital version: Google.


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