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¶ Dibdin — Aedes Althorpianae (1822)

April 6, 2017

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Dibdin, Thomas Frognall. Aedes Althorpianae; or an account of the mansion, books, and pictures at Althorp, the residence of George John Earl Spencer, K.G. 2 vols. London: printed by W. Nicol, successor to W. Bulmer and Co., Shakspeare Press, and sold by Payne and Foss, Longman, Hurst and Co., J. and A. Arch, R. H. Evans, R. Triphook, and John Major, 1822.

Vol. 1 only.

Provenance: Thomas Gaisford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Richard Bennett. — Richard Cady (dealer). — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Grolier Club Library (\DibdinColl\08.26\S745\1822\c.1&2 06/26/02 N; copy 2) [gift from Samuels Lasner].

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 21 (£15).

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¶ Collection of facsimiles from examples (1889)

October 14, 2016

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A collection of facsimiles from examples of historic or artistic bookbinding, illustrating the history of binding as a branch of the decorative arts. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1889.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 96 (sold to Maggs for £3 3s.). — Chauncy Williams. — Caxton Club (gift from Williams, c. 1900). — Lou Silver (acquired 1960). — DePaul University Library. — Richard Cady Rare Books. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Grolier Club Library (\04.42\Q1\1889 copy 2) [gift from Samuels Lasner, before 1992].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 832.

Sotheby 1898:


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¶ Boroughs — Vision-voices (1892)

March 10, 2014


Boroughs, G. Cole. Vision-voices and other verses. London: John Haddon & Co., [1892].

Morris book label. Slip laid in: “156, Lavender Hill, | London, S.W. | With the season’s greetings and the author’s most respectful compliments— | Please read ‘The Vision Song of Neo Vita’ | December 24/92. | Mr. William Morris.”

The book appears to have been privately issued: it is not in the British Library, the Bodleian Library, or the Cambridge University Library, and WorldCat records no other copies.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898 [? not listed]. — Grolier Club (\*34.52\H127b\1892]).

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