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¶ Nourry— Le grant kalendrier des bergiers (1510)

November 6, 2017

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Nourry, Claude. Le grant kalendrier des bergiers. Lyon: [Jean Bachelier?], 8 April 1510.

Illustrated. The book once had a note by Morris tipped in that cannot now be located. His book label has also gone missing, probably in a relatively recent rebinding.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 860 (with two X’s beside the title).

Provenance: Nicolas Yemeniz. — Yemeniz sale, Paris, Hôtel Druot, May 1867, lot 959. — Ambroise Firmin-Didot. — Quaritch catalogue, 31 March 1890 (£16 16s). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 255 (sold to B. F. Stevens for £44). — Robert Hoe. — Huntington Library (138664).

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¶ Cicero — Tusculanae Quaestiones (c. 1470) [MS]

October 5, 2017

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Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Tusculanae quaestiones.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, c. 1470. 84 leaves.

With bibliographical notes by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Erizzo family (Venice). — Marsilio Papafava. — Sotheby, 23 May, 1889, lot 52. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 365 (sold to B. F. Stevens for £32). — Robert Hoe. — Hoe sale, part 1, Anderson Galleries, December 1911, lot 2122 (sold to G. D. Smith for $275). — Henry E. Huntington. — Huntington Library (HM 1031).

References: de Ricci, 1:81, no. HM 1031. — Digital Scriptorium. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_5948).

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¶ Virgil — Georgics and Aeneid (early 15th century) [MS]

October 3, 2017

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Virgil. Georgics [and] Aeneid.

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, perhaps Florence, early 15th century. 206 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1194 (sold to Heppenstal for £164). — Ross C. Winans. — Huntington Library (HM 1036) [purchased from Winans Collection, January 1918].

References: de Ricci, 1:82, no. HM 1036. — Digital Scriptorium. — Dutschke, 1:301–03. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_21157 and SDBM_MS_9604).

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¶ Appiano etc.

June 7, 2017

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Eight titles bound together in one volume when they were in Morris’s hands; the individual works were subsequently rebound by W. J. Mansell for Michael Tomkinson.

[1] Appiano, Costanzo [Constantius Applanus]. Soliloquia de humani arbitrii libertate et potestate. Cremona: Carolus de Darleriis, 4 October 1496.

Reference: ISTC (ia00933000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Dio, Chrysostom [Dio Chrysostomus]. [De Troia non capta:] Ilii captivitatem non fuisse. Trans. Franciscus Philelpus and ed. Nicolaus Lucarus. Cremona: Bernardinus de Misintis and Caesar Parmensis, 22 July 1492.

With a bibliographical note by Cockerell (describing all the titles) tipped in.

Reference: ISTC (id00206000).

Digital version: BSB.

[3] Dio, Chrysostom [Dio Chrysostomus]. De regno. Trans. Publius Gregorius Tiphernas and ed. Pius III (Franciscus de Piccolomineis). Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 1493.

Reference: ISTC (id00205000).

Digital version: BSB.

[4] Bosso, Matteo [Matthaeus Bossus]. De instituendo sapientia animo. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 6 November 1495.

Reference: ISTC (ib01043000).

Digital version: BSB.

[5] Bosso, Matteo [Matthaeus Bossus]. Sermo in Jesu Christi passionem. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 11 November 1495.

Reference: ISTC (ib01047000).

[6] Beroaldo, Filippo [Philippus Beroaldus]. De felicitate. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 1 April 1495.

Reference: ISTC (ib00482000).

Digital version: BSB.

[7] Maffei, Celso [Celsus Maffeus]. Dissuasoria ne christiani principes ecclesiasticos usurpent census. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 27 June 1494.

Reference: ISTC (im00015000).

Digital version: BSB.

[8] Sabellico [Marcus Antonius Sabellicus]. De Venetis magistratibus. Venice: Antonius de Strata, de Cremona, 19 January 1488/89.

Reference: ISTC (is00009000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 66 (sold to Tregaskis for £1 16s.). — Michael Tomkinson. — Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford. — Huntington Library. (The individual call numbers at the Huntington—all Rare Books—are as follows: [1] 89923; [2] 100604; [4] 85511 (bound with no. 5); [5] 85512 (bound with no. 4); [7] 101129 (unbound in pamphlet folder). Nos. 3, 6, and 8 are not at the Huntington and are unlocated.)


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¶ Tennyson — Maud (1893)

May 10, 2017

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Tennyson, Alfred. Maud: a monodrama. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Marked “Press room copy.”

Provenance: Morris. — ABI Books, Santa Barbara. — Sanford and Helen Berger (purchased from ABI Books, February 1985, for $675). — Huntington Library (607647).

Reference: Bibliography, A17.

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¶ Rogers — Poems (1812)

May 10, 2017

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Rogers, Samuel. Poems. London: printed by T. Bensley for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1812.

Illustrated by Thomas Stothard. Substitute title-page, drawn in pen and ink. The Huntington Library believes the book was owned by Morris, but we are not convinced, because the bookplate (reproduced below) does not resemble anything that Morris is known to have used. Nevertheless, we are listing it here for possible further investigation.

Provenance: E. E. Baker (?). — Morris (?). — John Fletcher Hurst. — Hurst sale, part 2, Anderson Auction Company (New York), 1905, lot 3277 [HathiTrust]. — Huntington Library (23971).

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¶ Vegio and St. Basil

April 20, 2017

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[1] Vegio, Maffeo [Maphaeus Vegius]. Philalethes. [Nuremberg: Johann Müller, c. 1474–75.]

References: Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German) 2, no. 458. — ISTC (iv00114000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Basil, Saint [Basilius Magnus]. De legendis antiquorum libris. [Nuremberg : Johann Müller, c. 1474.]

References: Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German) 2, no. 421. — ISTC (ib00272000).

Digital version: BSB.


Inscribed “to Charles Fairfax Murray from William Morris 1895.”.

Provenance: Benedictbeuren Abbey near Munich. — Morris. — Charles Fairfax Murray (gift from Morris, 1895). — Sotheby, 18 July 1919 (sold to Quaritch for £11). — Volbehr. — Huntington Library (84743) and Huntington Library (84744) [purchased from Volbehr, 21 March 1925].

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¶ Suetonius (1506)

March 3, 2015

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Suetonius. Suetonius Tranquillus cum Philippi Beroaldi et Marci Antonii Sabellici commentariis. Venice: Giovanni Rosso, 8 January 1506.

Illustrated.

Provenance: [Two partially illegible names of early owners.] — Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland. — Sunderland sales, 1881–83, lot 11842 (sold to Quaritch for £5). — Quaritch catalogue, 1884, item 18925 (£7 10s.). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1143 (sold to Thomson for £1 16s.). — A. Bernardes de Oliveira. — Huntington Library (607669).

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¶ Gilfillan —The poetical works (1855)

February 26, 2015

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Gilfillan, Rev. George, ed. The poetical works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray, and Smollett. Edinburgh: James Nichol; London: James Nisbet & Co.; Dublin: W. Robertson, 1855.

Inscription: “William Thomas Wentworth Fitzwilliam, with the best wishes of his sincere friend, William Morris. On his leaving Eton. Easter 1865 [see below].”

Provenance: William Morris. — William T. W. Fitzwilliam (gift from Morris, 1865) — Huntington Library (607661).

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¶ Pliny — Historia naturalis (1476)

February 24, 2015

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Pliny, the Elder [Plinius]. Historia naturalis. Trans. Cristoforo Landino. Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1476.

Laid in are two photographs by Emery Walker of passages from this book, used by Morris as an aid in designing his Golden type. A photograph of the first building that housed the Kelmscott Press is tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 957 (sold to Cockerell for £7 5s.). — T. J. Cobden-Sanderson. — Alice and George Millard. — Huntington Library (236180).

Reference: ISTC (ip00801000).

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¶ Dialogus creaturarum moralisatus (1480)

February 23, 2015

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Dialogus creaturarum moralisatus. Gouda: Gerard Leeu, 3 June 1480.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Ross Winans. — Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 391 (sold to Waring for £46). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Fairfax Murray sale, Christie, 10 December 1917, lot 143. — Huntington Library (103180).

Reference: ISTC (id00159100).

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¶ Humphreys — Illuminated illustrations of Froissart (1844)

February 23, 2015

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Humphreys, H. N., ed. Illuminated illustrations of Froissart, selected from the MS. in the British Museum [and in the Bibliothèque Royale, Paris, and from other sources]. 2 vols. London: William Smith, 1844.

Presentation copy to “Louisa Macdonald from her friend William Morris.”

Provenance: Morris. — Louisa MacDonald (afterwards Baldwin) [gift from Morris]. — Kenneth A. Lohf. —Sanford and Helen Berger. — Huntington Library (607666) [British Museum]; and Huntington Library (607667) [Bibliothèque Royale].

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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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¶ Froissart — Chronicles (1852)

February 20, 2015

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Froissart, Jean. Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the adjoining countries. Trans. Thomas Johnes. 2 vols. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1852.

Inscription in both volumes: “William Morris Exeter Coll: Oxon to Louisa Macdonald, April 3rd 1857.”

Provenance: Morris. — Louisa MacDonald (afterwards Baldwin). — Kenneth A. Lohf. — Sanford and Helen Berger. — Huntington Library (607664) [purchased from the Bergers].

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¶ Legend of “The Briar Rose” (1890)

February 20, 2015

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The legend of “The Briar Rose”: a series of pictures painted by E. Burne Jones, A.R.A. London: Thomas Agnew & Sons’ Galleries, 1890.

Inscribed “William Morris for H Buxton Forman.” Brief guide, with unsigned introduction, to an exhibition of the Burne-Jones paintings at the Agnew Galleries. A photograph of Morris has been tipped in, as well as a leaf of Morris’s manuscript draft of the first quatrain associated with the paintings.

Provenance: Morris. — Harry Buxton Foreman. — Maurice Buxton Forman. — Sanford and Helen Berger. — Huntington Library (607385) [purchased from the Bergers].

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¶ Caine — Restoration of ancient buildings (1879)

February 20, 2015

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[Caine, T. H. Hall, ed.] The restoration of ancient buildings: report of the conference, Royal Institution, Liverpool. Liverpool: Liverpool Notes and Queries Society, 1879.

Inscribed “William Morris with T. H. Hall Caine’s Compts.” Includes “A few words on restoration” by Morris.

Provenance: T. H. Hall Caine. —Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot (part; sold to Tregaskis for £4). — Tregaskis catalogue, 2 April 1900, no. 480 (21s.). — W. M. Bixby. — Bixby sale, Anderson Galleries (New York), 26 February–1 March 1917. — Huntington Library (83822).


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¶ Vincent, of Beauvais — Speculum morale (1485)

February 20, 2015

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Vincent, of Beauvais [Vincentius Bellovacensis]. Speculum morale. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 6 February 1485.

Sanford Berger believed that the circular floral designs around the border of the binding (see below) were adapted by Morris on his pigskin binding for the Kelmscott Chaucer (Bibliography, A40).

Provenance: Morris. — Robert Steele. — Oswald Weigel Antiquariat & Auction-Institut (Leipzig). — Sanford and Helen Berger. — Huntington Library (99036) [purchased from the Bergers]

Reference: ISTC (iv00290000).

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¶ Burns — Poetical works (1808)

February 20, 2015

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Burns, Robert. The poetical works of Robert Burns. 2 vols. Alnwick: printed by William Davison, 1808.

Wood-engravings by Thomas Bewick. Signature of Morris, 3 September 1892, in each volume.

Provenance: Morris. — Sessler [dealer]. — Huntington Library (18474) [purchased from Sessler].

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¶ Bueil — Le livre de Jouvencel (1523)

February 17, 2015

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Bueil, Jean de, comte de Sancerre. Le livre de Jouvencel. Paris: Philippe Le Noir et Michel Le Noir, 20 April 1523.

Illustrated.

Provenance: William H. Crawford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 499 (sold to Dawson for £3 10s.) — Maurice Hewlett. — Huntington Library (112883).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 961, p. 89.

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¶ Curtius Rufus — Historiae Alexandri Magni (1503?)

February 4, 2015

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Curtius Rufus, Quintus. Historiae Alexandri Magni. Trans. Vasco de Lucena. Paris: Antoine Vérard, [after July 1503].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Huntington Library (100579) [purchased from Volbehr, 23 March 1925].

Reference: ISTC (ic01005000).

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¶ St. Bernard, of Clairvaux — Sermones (1475)

February 4, 2015

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Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint [Bernardus Claravallensis]. Sermones de tempore et de sanctis et de diversis. Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 14 April 1475.

Morris’s small Kelmscott Press printer’s device (Bibliography, p. xxiii, no. 1) is used as bookplate [see below].

Provenance: Ross Winans. —Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 165 (sold to Pickering for £6 5s.). — Huntington Library (84805).

Reference: ISTC (ib00436000).

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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]

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¶ St. Jerome — Vitae sanctorum patrum (c. 1478–79)

February 3, 2015

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum. Ulm: Johann Zainer, [c. 1478–79].

Illustrated. With bibliographical note by Cockerell and Morris letter tipped in. In the letter, 23 February [1891], Morris is negotiating to buy the book from J. & J. Leighton and remarks, “There [are] about 120 Cuts besides repetitions but they are rude. Perhaps your correspondent would take less for it when he finds that it is imperfect” (published in Collected Letters, 3:276–77).

Provenance: J. & J. Leighton (sold to Morris, early 1891). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 593 (sold to Heppenstal for £1 8s.). — George D. Smith. — Huntington Library (103513) [purchased from Smith, 1916].

Reference: ISTC (ih00200000).

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¶ St. Albertus, Magnus — Passio magistralis domini nostri Jesu Christ (1506)

February 2, 2015

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Albertus, Magnus, Saint. Passio magistralis domini nostri Jesu Christi ex diversis sanctorum ecclesie doctorum sententiis postillata cum glosa interlineari. Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 1506.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 857 (sold to Ellis for £2 6s.). — Sanford and Helen Berger [purchased from E. K. Schreiber, 1988, for $1,900]. — Huntington Library (607658) [purchased from the Bergers].

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¶ Dodoens — New herball (1595)

February 2, 2015

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Dodoens, Rembert. A new herball, or historie of plants. Trans. Henry Lyte. London: Edmund Bollifant, 1595.

Extra-illustrated.

Provenance: Anthony Westwood. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 286 (sold to Pickering for £3 10s.). — Huntington Library (20921) [purchased from Clarence Saunders Brigham, March 1921].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (no price). — ESTC (S109768).

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¶ Alchabitius — Libellus isagogicus (1485?)

January 30, 2015

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Alchabitius. Libellus isagogicus. Trans. Johannes Hispalensis. [Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, before 4 November 1485.]

Illustrated. With bibliographical note by Cockerell tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 54 (sold to Maggs for £2 12s). — C. Lindsay Ricketts. — Burndy Library (gift of Bern Dibner). — Huntington Library (717863).

Reference: ISTC (ia00363000).

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¶ Boethius — De consolatione philosophie (1485)

August 5, 2014

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Boethius. De consolatione philosophie. Ghent: Arend de Keysere, 3 May 1485.

Dutch and Latin.

Provenance: Jacques Rosenthal (bookseller, Munich). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 311 (sold to Chadwick for £7 15s.). — Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford. — Huntington Library (85153).

Reference: ISTC (ib00812000).

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¶ Apuleius — Dell’ asino d’oro (1567)

August 1, 2014

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Apuleius. Dell’ asino d’oro. Trans. Angelo Fiorenzuola. Venezia: Gabriel Giolito de’ Ferrari, 1567.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 12 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 1 October 1933, lot 133. — Heritage Bookshop (sold to Sanford and Helen Berger for $451.95). — Sanford and Helen Berger. —Huntington Library (607657) [purchased from the Bergers].

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¶ St. Augustine — De civitate Dei (1468?)

July 28, 2014

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Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo [Saint Augustinus]. De civitate Dei. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1468].

Bibliographical note by Cockerell tipped in.

Provenance: B. Pirckheimer. — William H. Crawford. — Royal Society. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 143 (sold to Tregaskis for £23). — Ross Winans. — Huntington Library (104600).

Reference: ISTC (ia01239000).

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¶ St. Albertus Magnus — Mariale (1474?)

July 11, 2014

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Albertus Magnus, Saint. Mariale. [Basel: Michael Wenssler, not after 1474.]

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 114 (sold to Dobson for £1 16s.). — George Dunn. — Vollbehr. —  Huntington Library (102158) [purchased from Vollbehr, 7 May 1925].

Reference: ISTC (ia00273000).

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¶ Burton — Anatomy of melancholy (1660)

June 1, 2014

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Burton, Robert [pseud. Democritus Junior]. The anatomy of melancholy, what it is, with all the kinds causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & severall cures of it. 7th ed. London: printed [by R.W.] for H. Cripps [and Lodowick Lloyd] and to be sold by Cripps, [Andrew Crook], and E. Wallis, 1660.

Morris book label and signature “William Morris | Red House | Upton | Kent.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 16s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 333. — Huntington Library (Rare books 113976).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 48b (£1 10s.). — ESTC (R483187). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11. — MS catalogue (2), no. 368 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Booth — Address to the public (1787?)

May 31, 2014

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Booth, Joseph. An address to the public, on the polygraphic art, or the copying or multiplying pictures, in oil colours, by a chymical and mechanical process, the invention of Mr. Joseph Booth, portrait painter. London: printed at the Logographic Press and sold by T. Cadell, Robson and Clarke, and J. Sewell, [1787?].

The book was been rebound, probably in the twentieth century, and has a bookplate [see below] not known in any of Morris’s other books. The title, however, is one that certainly would have interested Morris, and we are therefore including it here as a doubtful case.

Provenance: Morris (?). — R. & A. Petrilla. — Huntington Library (4956520) [purchased from Petrilla, 12 May 1995].

Reference: ESTC (T20491).

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¶ Morris — Textile fabrics (1884)

May 2, 2014

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Morris, William. Textile fabrics: a lecture delivered in the lecture room of the exhibition, July 11th, 1884. London: International Health Exhibition and the Society of Arts, 1884.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 650 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £4). — Huntington Library (28912). [A second copy of the pamphlet, also with Morris’s book label, is in the Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department.]


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¶ Baker — Chronicle of the kings of England (1670)

April 25, 2014

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Baker, Sir Richard. A chronicle of the kings of England, from the time of the Romans government unto the death of King James. London: George Sawbridge and Thomas Williams, 1670.

“Faithfully collected out of authors ancient and modern; and digested into a method. By Sir Richard Baker Knight. Whereunto is added, the reign of King Charles the First, and the first thirteen years of His sacred Majesty, King Charles the Second, that now reigneth. In which are many material affairs of state never before published; and likewise the most remarkable occurrences relating to His Majesties most happy and wonderful restauration, by the prudent conduct, under God, of George late Duke of Albemarle, captain general of all His Majesties armies; as they were extracted out of His Excellencies own papers, and the journals and memorials of those imploy’d in the most important and secret transactions of that time. All which additions are revised in this fifth impression, and freed from many errors and mistakes of the former editions.”

Signature of Morris, Red House, Upton, Kent.

Provenance: Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 153 (sold to Vigers for £1 12s.). — Percy Lubbock. — H. M. Fletcher. — Sanford and Helen Berger (purchased from Fletcher for £150, 21 June 1985). — Huntington Library (Rare Books 607668).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 48b (5s.). — ESTC (R26672). — MS catalogue (2), no. 474 (where the date is erroneously given as 1770).

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¶ Blind — Heather on fire (1886)

March 29, 2014

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Blind, Mathilde. The heather on fire: a tale of the Highland Clearances. London: Walter Scott, 1886.

Inscribed “To William Morris | with sincere admiration | Mathilde Blind.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1022 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £2 11s.). — William and Victoria Dailey, Los Angeles (sold to Sanford and Helen Berger, November 1981, for $185). — The Bergers. — Huntington Library (607662).

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¶ Scott — Tales, anecdotes, and letters (1800)

March 17, 2014

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Scott, Jonathan, trans. Tales, anecdotes, and letters translated from the Arabic and Persian. Shrewsbury: printed by J. and W. Eddowes for T. Cadell, Jr., and W. Davies, London, 1800.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 7s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 15 (part; sold to Quaritch for £1 2s.). — Carl Edelheim. — Sanford and Helen Berger. — Huntington Library (607660) [purchased from the Bergers].

Reference: ESTC (T84502). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 13. — MS catalogue (2), no. 112.

Digital version: HathiTrust.


Sotheby 1898:

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