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¶ Two sagas

March 30, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Hávardðdar saga Ísfirðings. Copenhagen: Berlingske Bogtrykkeri ved N. H. Stenderup, 1860.

[2] Tvaer sögur af Gísla Súrssyn. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1849.

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Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1002 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Walter Emery — Beinecke Library, Yale University (2000 2112).


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¶ Schmidt — Griechische Märchen, Sagen und Volkslieder (1877)

February 28, 2017

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Schmidt, Bernhard, ed. and trans. Griechische Märchen, Sagen und Volkslieder. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1877.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1006 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 ZEY.AA1) [no Morris book label].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 906.

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¶ Ólafsson — Kvæði Eggerts Ólafssonar (1832)

February 20, 2017

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Ólafsson, Eggert. Kvæði Eggerts Ólafssonar. Copenhagen: E. Jónsson, Th. Sæmundsson, and S. Thorarensen, 1832.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 889.

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¶ Legenda S. Annae (1501)

January 16, 2017

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Legenda S. Annae. Strasbourg: Bartholomaeus Kistler, 1501.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 61 (sold to Pickering for £4). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1021 (£8 8s.) [Google]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Oddsson — Fóstbrædra-saga (1822)

December 22, 2016

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Oddsson, Gunnlaugur, ed. Fóstbrædra-saga, edr, Sagan af Þorgeiri Havarssyni ok Þormódi Bersasyni Kolbrúnarskalldi. Copenhagen: Prentuð hiá Thiele, 1822.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 844 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 911.

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¶ Karadzhīć — Volksmärchen der Serben (1854)

November 28, 2016

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Karadzhīć, Vuk Stefanovīć. Volksmärchen der Serben. Berlin: G. Reimer 1854

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 846 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 892.

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¶ Thórarensen — Kvæði Bjarna Thórarensens amtmanns (1847)

September 16, 2016

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Thórarensen, Bjarni. Kvæði Bjarna Thórarensens amtmanns. Copenhagen: S. L. Möller, 1847.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 666.

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¶ Hutton — St. Thomas of Canterbury (1889)

March 22, 2016

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Hutton, W. H., ed. St. Thomas of Canterbury: an account of his life and fame from the contemporary biographers and other chroniclers. London: David Nutt, 1889.

Part of a series entitled English history by contemporary writers, edited by F. York Powell.

Provenance: Morris.— Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 121.

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¶ Swinburne — Chastelard (1865)

March 3, 2016

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Swinburne, Algernon C. Chastelard: a tragedy. London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1865.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 226.

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¶ Unger — Morkinskinna (1867)

November 28, 2015

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Unger, Carl Richard. Morkinskinna. Pergamentsbog fra første halvdel af det trettende aarhundrede. Christiania: Det forr. B. M. Bentzen’s bogtrykkeri, 1867.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 853 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 3s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 794.

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¶ Hardy — Jude the obscure (1896)

October 20, 2015

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Hardy, Thomas. Jude the obscure. London: J. R. Osgood, 1896.

Illustrated. Vol. 8 of The Wessex Novels (though the Lobb catalogue implies that Morris may have owned other volumes in the set).

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 435 (part; sold for £1). — Unlocated.

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¶ FitzGerald — Salámán and Absái (1856)

September 24, 2015

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[FitzGerald, Edward.] Salámán and Absái: an allegory translated from the Persian. London: J. W. Parker and Son, 1856.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 429 (part; sold for £1 12s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Rossetti — Poems (1870)

September 24, 2015

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Poems. London: F. S. Ellis, 1870.

Large paper edition. Presentation copy from Rossetti.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 431 (part; sold for £5 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 427.

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¶ Rossetti — Ballads and sonnets (1881)

September 23, 2015

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Ballads and sonnets. London: Ellis and White, 1881.

Presentation copy (to Morris?).

Provenance: Rossetti. — Morris (?). — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 431 (part; sold for £5 10s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Theophilus — Essay upon various arts (1847)

September 18, 2015

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Theophilus. An essay upon various arts in three books, forming an encyclopaedia of Christian art of the eleventh century. Trans. Robert Hendrie. London: John Murray, 1847.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Lobb sale 1, lot 27 (sold for £1 16s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Martin — Description of the Western Islands of Scotland (1716)

September 16, 2015

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Martin, Martin. A description of the Western Islands of Scotland. 2nd ed. London: printed for A. Bell, T. Varnam and J. Osborn, W. Taylor, and J. Baker and T. Warner, 1716.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 37 (part). — Unlocated.

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¶ Swinburne — Erechtheus (1876)

July 22, 2015

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Swinburne, Algernon C. Erechtheus: a tragedy. London: Chatto and Windus, 1876.

No inscription or signature.

Provenance: Morris [?]. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

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¶ Swinburne — Marino Faliero (1885)

July 21, 2015

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Swinburne, Algernon C. Marino Faliero: a tragedy. London: Chatto & Windus, 1885.

Inscribed “William Morris from his friend A C Swinburne.”

Provenance: A. C. Swinburne. — Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

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¶ Froissart — Chronicles (1812)

July 13, 2015

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Froissart, Jean. Sir John Froissart’s chronicles of England, France, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Brittany, Flanders and the adjoining countries. Trans. John Bourchier, Lord Berners. 2 vols. London: printed for F. C. and J. Rivington [etc.], 1812.

Both volumes signed “William Morris.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £3 12s.). — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: MS catalogue (1), fol. 9.

Digital version: HathiTrust [vol. 2].

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¶ Browning — Poems (1849)

July 3, 2015

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Browning, Robert. Poems. 2 vols. London: Chapman & Hall, 1849.

Signed “W. Morris.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 239.

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¶ Longfellow — Prose works (1851)

June 19, 2015

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. The prose works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. London: David Bogue, 1851.

Illustrated. Signed “William Morris.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

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¶ Arnold — Poems (1854–55)

May 18, 2015

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Arnold, Matthew. Poems. 2 vols. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854–55.

Morris signature. Vol. 2 is subtitled Second series.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 525 (part; sold for £2 4s.) — Unlocated.

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¶ Baxter — British phaenogamous botany (1834–43)

May 14, 2015

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Baxter, William. British phaenogamous botany, or figures and descriptions of the genera of British flowering plants. 6 vols. Oxford: privately printed and sold by J. H. Parker; London: Whittaker, Treacher and Co., 1834–43.

Illustrated. Morris owned vols. 1–4 (1834–39).

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 50 (part). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 419.

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¶ Sir Gawayne and the green knight (1864)

May 7, 2015

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Morris, Richard, ed. Sir Gawayne and the green knight. London: Trübner & Co. for the Early English Text Society, 1864.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 795.

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¶ Harris — Uncle Remus (1881)

May 7, 2015

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Harris, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus and his legends of the old plantation. London: David Bogue, 1881.

Illustrated by Frederick S. Church and James Henry Moser.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 789.

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¶ Keyser — Olafs Saga hins helga (1849)

May 6, 2015

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Keyser, Rudolf, and Carl Richard Unger. Olafs Saga hins helga: en kort Saga om Kong Olaf den hellige fra anden halvdeel af det tolfte aarhundrede. Christiania: Feilberg & Landmarks Forlag, 1849.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 290.

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¶ Skeat — Havelock the Dane (1868)

April 27, 2015

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Skeat, Walter W., and Sir Frederic Madden, eds. The lay of Havelock the Dane. London: Trübner for the Early English Text Society, 1868.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 287.

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¶ Chaffers — Hall marks on gold and silver plate (1865)

April 14, 2015

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Chaffers, William. Hall marks on gold and silver plate. 2nd ed. London: J. Davy & Sons, 1865.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 838.

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¶ Meinhold — Sidonia the sorceress (1849)

April 13, 2015

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Meinhold, Wilhelm. Sidonia the sorceress: the supposed destroyer of the whole reigning ducal house of Pomerania. 2 vols. in 1. London: Simms and M’Intyre, 1849.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 629.

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¶ Handbook for southern Italy (1853)

April 9, 2015

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Handbook for travellers in southern Italy. London: John Murray, 1853.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 646.

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¶ Handbook for Wiltshire (1869)

April 9, 2015

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Handbook for travellers in Wiltshire, Dorsetshire and Somersetshire. New ed. London: John Murray, 1869.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 642.

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¶ Theophilus — Essay upon various arts (1847)

April 9, 2015

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Theophilus. An essay upon various arts in three books, forming an encyclopaedia of Christian art of the eleventh century. Trans. Robert Hendrie. London: John Murray, 1847.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 27. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 489.

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¶ Parsons — Life of Albert R. Parsons (1889)

April 9, 2015

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Parsons, Lucy E. Life of Albert R. Parsons, with brief history of the labor movement in America. Chicago: Lucy E. Parsons, 1889.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 537.

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¶ Packer — Dyer’s guide (1816)

April 8, 2015

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Packer, Thomas. The dyer’s guide, being an introduction to the art of dying linen, cotton, silk, and wool, silk and muslin dresses, furniture, &c. &c. London: printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1816.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 574.

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¶ Johannes, Magnus — Gothorum Sueonumque historia (1554)

April 3, 2015

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Johannes, Magnus. Gothorum Sueonumque historia. Rome: Jo. Mariem de Viottis, 1554.

Illustrated. With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 780 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 3969/D).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 87 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Wright — Chester plays (1847)

March 24, 2015

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Wright, Thomas, ed. The Chester plays. 2 vols. London: printed for the Shakespeare Society, 1843–1847.

Morris owned vol. 2 (1847).

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 187.

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¶ Birdwood — Paris Universal Exhibition (1878)

March 23, 2015

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Birdwood, Sir George C. M. Paris Universal Exhibition of 1878: handbook to the British Indian section. London: Royal Commission, [1878].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 140.

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¶ Gairdner — Paston letters (1872–75)

March 20, 2015

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Gairdner, James, ed. The Paston letters. 3 vols. London: [Edward Arbner] and Bowes, 1872–75.

It is not clear whether Morris owned the second and third volumes.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 77.

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¶ Ferguson — Surnames as a science (1883)

March 19, 2015

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Ferguson, Robert. Surnames as a science. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1883.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 123.

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¶ Varnhagen — Über eine Sammlung (1892)

March 4, 2015

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Varnhagen, Hermann. Über eine Sammlung alter italienischer Drucke der Erlanger Universitätsbibliothek. Erlangen: Fr. Junge, 1892.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1085 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 YHR.34.AA3-4).

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¶ Lay — Südslavische Ornamente (1872)

February 10, 2015

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Lay, Feliks, ed. Südslavische Ornamente gesammelt und gewidmet allen Ländern und Völkern, zu Förderungd er Kunst-industrie und nebst einer Abhandlung über die Verbreitung und Cultur der Südslaven. 2 vols. Frankfurt, [1872].

The first volume consists of illustrations by Friedrich Fischbach; the second volume is Lay’s text.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 299 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Racinet — Polychromatic ornament (1873)

January 26, 2015

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Racinet, A. Polychromatic ornament: one hundred plates in gold, silver and colours, comprising upwards of two thousand specimens of the various styles of ancient, oriental, and mediaeval art, and including the Renaissance and the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1873.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 980 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 8s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 399.

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¶ Perkins library (1873)

January 13, 2015

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The Perkins library: to be sold by auction in the great library at Hanworth Park, on Tuesday, June 3rd, 1873, and three following days. London: Gadsden, Ellis & Co., 1873.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 207 (part; sold to Ridler for 18s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 542.

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¶ Bibliothèque de M. Ricardo Heredia (1894)

January 13, 2015

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Bibliothèque de M. Ricardo Heredia, comte de Benahavis. Première partie. Paris: Ém. Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin, 1894.

Auction catalogue.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 207 (part; sold to Ridler for 18s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Catalogue of fifteen hundred books (1889)

January 12, 2015

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A catalogue of fifteen hundred books remarkable for the beauty of the age of their bindings, or as bearing indications of former ownership by great book-collectors and famous historical personages. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1889.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898 (?). [The Wellcome catalogue attributes it to the 1898 auction, but we cannot find it in the Sotheby catalogue.] — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR)  YHG.B).

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¶ Vanderkindere — Le siècle des Artevelde (1879)

December 11, 2014

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Vanderkindere, Léon. Le siècle des Artevelde. Brussels: A.-N. Lebègue, 1879.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 444 (sold to Tregaskis for 17s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 253 (5s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Hugo — Le pape (1878)

December 3, 2014

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Hugo, Victor. Le pape. Paris: Calmann Lévy, 1878.

Inscribed by George Moore to Arthur O’Shaughnessy, and by O’Shaughnessy to Morris (February 1881).

Provenance: George Moore. — Arthur O’Shaughnessy. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 443 (sold to Tregaskis for £1 15s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 284 (3 guineas). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 188.

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¶ More — Utopia (1869)

October 22, 2014

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More, Sir Thomas. Utopia. Trans. Ralph Robinson and ed. Edward Arber. London: A. Murray & Son, 1869.

Bookplate of Robert Proctor. Book label: “Given by Mrs. Proctor in memory of William Morris & of her son Robert Proctor.” Note by Sydney Cockerell: “The text from which the Kelmscott Press edition of ‘Utopia’ was set up, with pencil directions as to initials etc in the autograph of William Morris.” Clipped signature of Morris. Text marked throughout by Morris and F. S. Ellis. Note by Ellis: “Read for the press after the old copy by F. S. Ellis & imprinted &c.”

Provenance: William Morris. — Robert Proctor. — Chelsea Public Library (bequest from Proctor). — Bloomsbury Auctions, 18 December 2013, lot 238 (sold for £5,000). — Peter Harrington (offered for $24,894.97, 2014). — Unlocated.

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¶ Thorpe — Codex Exoniensis (1842)

October 21, 2014

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Thorpe, Benjamin, trans. Codex Exoniensis: a collection of Anglo-Saxon poetry, from a manuscript in the library of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. London: William Pickering for the Society of Antiquaries, 1842.

With Morris signature.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1028 (sold to Charington for £1 10s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Hammer-Purgstall — Contes inédites des mille et une nuits (1828)

July 24, 2014

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Hammer-Purgstall, Joseph von. Contes inédites des mille et une nuits, extraits de l’original arabe. Trans. François-Guillaume Stanislas Trébutien. 3 vols. Paris: Dondey-Dupré père et fils, 1828.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 221 (sold to Downing for 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 43.

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