Tag Archives: France

¶ Bax — Story of the French revolution (1892)

November 14, 2016

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Bax, E. Belfort. The story of the French revolution. London: Swann Sonnenschein, 1892.

Note on endpaper: “This book is from the library of William Morris and was bought at the sale of his collection at Sotheby’s. B. Dobell.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898 (lot unknown). — Ralph Burton (U.K.).

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¶ Handbook for travellers in France (1854)

November 2, 2016

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A handbook for travellers in France. London: John Murray 1854.

This went through many editions; it is not clear which edition Morris owned.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 810.

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¶ Paris — La littérature française au moyen âge (1888)

October 15, 2016

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Paris, Gaston Bruno Paulin. La littérature française au moyen âge (XIe-XIV siècle). Paris: Hachette, 1888.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 744.

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¶ Midoux — Etude sur les filigranes des papiers (1868)

August 4, 2016

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Midoux, Etienne, and Auguste Matton. Etude sur les filigranes des papiers, employés en France aux XIV et XV siecles, accompanée de 600 dessins lithographiés. Paris: Dumoulin et Claudin, 1868.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 640 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (History of Medicine YHDG.36).


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¶ Joanne — Géographie du département de la Somme (1886)

May 24, 2016

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Joanne, Adolphe Laurent. Géographie du département de la Somme. Paris: Hachette, 1886.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett (?). — Sotheby 1898 (?). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 254 (part; 2s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Joanne — Géographie du département de l’Aisne (1885)

May 24, 2016

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Joanne, Adolphe Laurent. Géographie du département de l’Aisne. Paris: Hachette, 1885.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett (?). — Sotheby 1898 (?). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 254 (part; 2s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Joanne — Géographie du département de l’Oise (1885)

May 24, 2016

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Joanne, Adolphe Laurent. Géographie du département de l’Oise. Paris: Hachette, 1885.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett (?). — Sotheby 1898 (?). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 254 (part; 3s. 6d.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Thierry-Poux — Premiers monumens de l’imprimerie en France (1890)

May 18, 2016

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Thierry-Poux, Olgar. Premiers monumens de l’imprimerie en France au XVe siècle. Paris: Hachette, 1890.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1162 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Verneilh — L’architecture byzantine en France (1852)

November 28, 2015

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Verneilh, Félix de. L’architecture byzantine en France. Paris: Victor Didron, 1852.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1088 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Unlocated.

Digital version: HathiTrust [1851 edition].

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¶ Bulliard — Plantes médicinales de la France (1780)

October 21, 2015

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Bulliard, Pierre. Plantes médicinales de la France. [Paris, 1780.]

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 65 (sold for £1 3s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Méloizes — Vitraux du XIIIe siècle (1892)

August 25, 2015

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Méloizes, Albert, le marquis des Méloizes. Vitraux du XIIIe siècle de la cathédrale de Bourges. Paris: Société française d’archéologie, 1892.

Illustrated. Part of a series.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 789 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Chroniques de Louis XI (c. 1496)

August 10, 2015

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Chroniques de Louis XI. [Lyon: Michel Topié and Jacques Heremberck, c. 1496]

Provenance: Philip Yorke, Earl of Hardwicke. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1578).

References: ISTC (ic00485000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 608.

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¶ Duthi — Tramp’s wallet (1858)

April 8, 2015

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Duthi, William. A tramp’s wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France. London: Darton & Co., 1858.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 585.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

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¶ Redding — Modern wines (1860)

April 8, 2015

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Redding, Cyrus. A history and description of modern wines. 3rd ed. London: H. G. Bohn, 1860.

Jenny Morris’s entry for this title is very abbreviated: the book in question might possibly be Redding’s French wines and vineyards, and the way to find them (London: Houston and Wright, 1860).

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 590.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

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¶ Viollet-le-Duc — Dictionnaire raisonné (1854–68)

February 20, 2015

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Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène-Emmanuel. Dictionnaire raisonné de l’architecture française du XIe au XVIe siècle. 10 vols. Paris: B. Bance, 1854–68.

Morris signature: “William Morris | Exeter Coll: Oxon. | June 15th 1855.” Morris apparently owned vol. 1 only.

Provenance: Morris. — Sanford and Helen Berger. — Huntington Library (607663) [purchased from the Bergers].

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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]

Digital version: EEBO.

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¶ Chroniques de Normandie (1487)

January 22, 2015

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Chroniques de Normandie. Rouen: Guillaume Le Talleur, May 1487.

Provenance: Charles de Croy, 4th duc d’Arschot. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1604).

References: ISTC (ic00487000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 624.

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¶ Linas — Anciens vêtements sacerdotaux (1860–63)

January 9, 2015

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Linas, Charles de. Anciens vêtements sacerdotaux et anciens tissus conservés en France. Series 1–3. Paris: Librairie archéologique de Didron, 1860–63.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 622 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Digital version: Gallica.


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¶ Griggs — Portfolio of . . . art (1881–91)

December 9, 2014

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Griggs, W., comp. Portfolio of . . . art. London: [South Kensington Museum], 1881–91.

A series issued periodically with slightly varying titles. Morris owned the following: Indian art (12 of 27 numbers), French art (10 of 12 numbers), Spanish art (3 of 16 numbers), Swedish art (4 of 5 numbers), and two others.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 968 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 5s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Gaguin — Les croniques de France (1516)

November 12, 2014

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Gaguin, Robert. Les croniques de France. Paris: Jean Petit, 8 May 1516.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 539 (sold to Breslauer for £4 6s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 976.


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¶ Petit — Architectural studies in France (1854)

October 23, 2014

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Petit, Rev. John Louis. Architectural studies in France. London: George Bell, 1854.

Illustrations by the author and P. H. Delamotte. Signed “William Morris, Exeter Coll., Oxon.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 859 (sold to Tregaskis for £6 10s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 24 (10 guineas). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 453.

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¶ O’Shaughnessy — Lays of France (1872)

October 20, 2014

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O’Shaughnessy, Arthur William Edgar. Lays of France. London: Ellis & Green, 1872.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 801 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £2 5s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 234.


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¶ Guessard — Les anciens poètes de la France (1858–70)

October 7, 2014

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Guessard, François, ed. Les anciens poètes de la France. 10 vols. Paris: F. Viewweg, 1858–70.

Morris owned 6 of the volumes.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 5 (sold to Maggs for 14s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 624.

Digital version: Gallica [various volumes].


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¶ Michel — Recherches (1852–54)

August 27, 2014

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Michel, Francisque. Recherches sur le commerce, la fabrication et l’usage des étoffes de soie, d’or et d’argent, et autres tissues précieux en Occident, principalement en France, pendant le moyen âge. 2 vols. Paris: de Crapelet, 1852–54.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 681 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £7 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 142.

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¶ Platina — Genealogies (1519)

August 15, 2014

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Platina. Les genealogies faitz et gestes des sainctz peres papes, empereurs et roys de France. Jean Beaufils. Paris: printed by Pierre Vidoue for Galliot du Pre, 1519

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 953 (sold to Maggs for £2 14s.). — E. Ph. Goldschmidt. — Charles Thomas-Stanford. — Teodoro Becu. — Newberry Library (VAULT Case folio BX953 .P5214 1519).


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¶ Chassant — Dictionnaire des abréviations (1884)

July 26, 2014

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Chassant, Alphonse Antoine Louis. Dictionnaire des abréviations latines et françaises, usitées dans les inscriptions lapidaires et métalliques, les manuscrits et les chartes du moyen âge, précédé d’une explication de la méthode brachygraphique employée par les graveurs en lettres, les scribes et les copistes du Ve au XVIe siècle. Paris: J. Martin, 1884.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 2 (part; sold to Quaritch for 10s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Silvestre — Universal palaeography (1850)

May 9, 2014

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Silvestre, Joseph Balthaszar. Universal palaeography, or fac-similes of writings of all nations and periods, copied from the most celebrated and authentic manuscripts in the libraries and archives of France, Italy, Germany, and England. Trans. Frederic Madden. 2 vols. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1850.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1122 (sold to Young for £7). — Unlocated.

Digital versions: Google (vol. 2). — HathiTrust.


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¶ Kropotkine — Russian and French prisons (1887)

April 26, 2014

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Kropotkine, Petr. Russian and French prisons. London: Ward and Downey, 1887.

“With a plan of the St. Petersburg fortress.”

Provenance: Morris. —Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 825 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 14s.).— Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 181.

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¶ Cotman — Architectural antiquities of Normandy (1822)

April 23, 2014

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Cotman, John Sell. Architectural antiquities of Normandy, accompanied by historical and descriptive notices. London: John and Arthur Arch, 1822.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 378 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Ottley — Collection of prints (1828)

April 23, 2014

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Ottley, William Young. A collection of one hundred and twenty-nine fac-similes of scarce and curious prints, by the early masters of the Italian, German, and Flemish schools, illustrative of the history of engraving. London: published for the proprietor and sold by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Molteno, and Colnaghi and Co., 1828.

Introduction is “Some account of the early use of wood-engraving in Europe, and of the invention of chalcography” by Maso Finiguerra.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 700 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Clutton — Illustrations of mediaeval architecture (1856)

April 22, 2014

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Clutton, Henry. Illustrations of mediaeval architecture in France from the accession of Charles VI to the demise of Louis XII. London: Nattali and Bond, 1856.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 368 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 342.


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¶ Comte — Tapisserie de Bayeux (1879)

April 5, 2014

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Comte, Jules. La tapisserie de Bayeux. Reproduction d’après nature en 79 planches phototypographiques, avec un texte historique, descriptif et critique. Paris, 1879.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 83 (sold to Bain for £2). — Unlocated.


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¶ Swinburne — Ode on the proclamation of the French Republic (1870)

March 31, 2014

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Swinburne, Algernon Charles. Ode on the proclamation of the French Republic, September 4th, 1870. London: F. S. Ellis, 1870.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1021 (sold to Ellis for 12s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Lissagaray — History of the commune of 1871 (1886)

March 30, 2014

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Lissagaray. History of the commune of 1871. Trans. Eleanor Marx Aveling. London: Reeves and Turner, 1886.

Presentation copy to Morris from Marx Aveling.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 624 (sold to Tregaskis for £1 2s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 572.

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