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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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¶ Cicero and Erasmus

October 5, 2015

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Four books bound together in one volume:

[1] Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De amicitia. De Senectute. Paradoxa. Strasbourg: Johannis Knobloch and Paulus Getz, November, 1520.

[2] Erasmus, Desiderius. Brevissima maximeque compendiaria confidendarum epistolarum formula. Mainz: Schoeffer, February 1522.

[3] Erasmus, Desiderius. De ratione studii. Strasbourg: Johannes Knobloch, November 1521.

[4] Erasmus, Desiderius. Querela pacis, undique gentium eiectae profligataeque. Strasbourg: Johannes Knobloch, March 1522.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 211 (sold to Downing for £1 13s.). — W. T. Smedley. — Folger Library (Bd.w. PA6304 .L2 1520 Cage).


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¶ Cassiodorus — Historia ecclesiastica tripartita (c. 1494–95)

March 26, 2015

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Cassiodorus. Historia ecclesiastica tripartita. [Paris]: Georg Wolf, [c. 1494–95].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 260 (sold to Downing for 11s.). — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, February 1914, lot 926. — W. T. Smedley. — Folger Library (INC C216) [purchased 1924].

Reference: ISTC (ic00239000).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ Shakespeare — Comedies, histories, and tragedies (1685)

August 25, 2014

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Shakespeare, William. Mr. William Shakespear’s comedies, histories, and tragedies. 4th ed. London: printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley, 1685.

The Fourth Folio. Morris book label and signatures: “William Morris” and “William Morris 26 Queen Square Bloomsbury.”

Provenance: Robert Bavand. — Morris (purchased for £4 4s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1119 (sold to Tregaskis for £17). — Willingham Franklin Rawnsley. — Folger Library (S2915 Fo.4 no.34).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52 (£5). [Note by Ellis: “No port.”] — ESTC (R25621). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 362.

Digital version: EEBO.


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¶ Shakespeare — Plays (1853)

March 24, 2014

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Shakespeare, William. The plays of Shakespeare: the text regulated by the old copies, and by the recently discovered folio of 1632, containing early manuscript emendations. Ed. J. Payne Collier. London: Whittaker and Co., 1853.

Signed “William Morris, Exeter College, Oxon, 1855.”

Provenance: Morris. — Folger Library (PR2752 1853a copy 6 Sh.Col.).

Digital versions: Google. — HathiTrust.

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¶ Sallust — Caij Crispi Salustij historiographi opus (1521)

March 21, 2014

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Sallust [Gaius Sallustius Crispus]. Caij Crispi Salustij historiographi opus. Venice: per Bernardinum de Vianis de Lexona Vercellensem, 15 November 1521.

Illustrated. Sotheby 1898 catalogue entry pasted on flyleaf.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 996 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2). — Folger Library (172-746f).


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¶ Ascham — Scholemaster (1863)

March 21, 2014

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Ascham, Roger. The scholemaster. Ed. John E. B. Mayor. London: Bell and Daldy, 1863.

Unsigned note on flyleaf: “From the library of the late Wm Morris, author of The Earthly Paradise &c. & socialist[.] Purchased at the sale of his books Dec 5 — 1898 at Sothebys.” No Morris book label, which was apparently discarded when the book was rebound.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 44 (part; sold to Goldie for 13s.). — William James Canter. — J. P. Gatenby. — Folger Library (PR2201 .S3M3).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 562.

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¶ More — Utopia (1556)

March 21, 2014

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More, Sir Thomas. A frutefull, pleasant, and wittie worke, of the beste state of a publique weale and of the new yle, called Utopia. Trans. Ralph Robinson. 2nd ed. London: [Richard Tottel for] Abraham Vele, [1556].

Morris book label.

Provenance: Robert Hare. — J. Church. — Sir Thomas Brooke. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 647 (sold to Bain for £13 5s.). — Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth. — Marshall C. Lefferts. — Sotheby, 5 March 1929, lot 268. — Folger Library (STC 18095 Copy 2).

References: Collector as Creator, no. 81.— Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (no price). — ESTC (S112887). — MS catalogue (2), no. 3 (with 3 X’s next to it).

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