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¶ Malory —Byrth, lyf, and actes of Kyng Arthur (1817)

July 25, 2017

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Malory, Sir Thomas. The byrth, lyf, and actes of Kyng Arthur; of his noble knyghtes of the rounde table, theyr mervellous enquestes and adventures; thachyeuyng of the Sanc Greal and in the end le morte darthur. Ed. Robert Southey. 2 vols. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817.

Wood-engraving on title-page and historiated initials; based on Caxton’s edition. Signed “William Morris | Exeter College Oxon” and below, in slightly different ink, “to Emery Walker Oct: 30th 1888.” Donated to the Bodleian by (Charlotte) Dorothy Walker, whose undated note is tipped in: “This is the copy that William Morris bought in Birmingham, Burne-Jones having told him that he had been reading it in the Bookseller’s shop—all the Morris set read it from this copy. | Given by W.M. to E.W. when Mr Morris got a better copy in 1888.” (The library stamp is dated 19 September 1978.)

The other copy of this title that we have listed (large paper) is presumably the one that Morris acquired in 1888.

Provenance: Morris. — Emery Walker (gift from Morris, 30 October 1888). — Dorothy Walker. — Bodleian Library (Arch. AA d.159 ) [gift from Dorothy Walker].

Reference: Roberts, R. J. “William Morris’s Library” (letter). Burlington Magazine 120 (December 1978): 850.

 

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¶ Green — Andreae Alciati Emblematum fontes quatuor (1870)

June 28, 2017

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Green, Henry, ed. Andreae Alciati Emblematum fontes quatuor: namely, an account of the original collection made at Milan, 1522, and photo-lith fac-similes of the editions, Augsburg 1531, Paris 1534, and Venice 1546. Holbein Society’s facsimile reprints. Manchester: A. Brothers for the Holbein Society, 1870.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 484 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 ZJT (Alciati)).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 550.


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¶ Aspland — Golden legend (1878)

June 28, 2017

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Aspland, Alfred, ed. The golden legend. A reproduction from a copy in the Manchester Free Library. Holbein Society’s facsimile reprints. London: printed for the Holbein Society by Wyman & Sons, 1878.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 484 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Aspland — Fall of man (1870)

June 28, 2017

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Aspland, Alfred, ed. Fall of man. Holbein Society’s facsimile reprints. Manchester: A. Brothers for the Holbein Society, 1876.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 484 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Rylands — Ars moriendi (1881)

June 28, 2017

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Rylands, W. Harry, ed. The ars moriendi (editio princeps, circa 1450): a reproduction of the copy in the British Museum. Holbein Society’s facsimile reprints. London: printed for the Holbein Society by Wyman, 1881.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 484 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Medicinarius (1509) and Ficino (1508)

June 22, 2017

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The following titles are bound together (both illustrated, with a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell):

[1] Medicinarius. Das Buch der Gesuntheit. Liber de arte distillandi simplicia et composita. Strassburg: J. Grüninger, 1509.

[2] Ficino, Marcilio [Marsilius Ficinus]. Das Buch des Lebens. Strassburg: J. Grüninger, 1508.


Provenance: Edward Hailstone. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 726 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB/D 1113/D).


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¶ Aquinas and Rolewinck

June 21, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Aquinas, Thomas, Saint. Super quarto libro Sententiarum Petri Lombardi. Cologne : Heinrich Quentell, 2 February 1480.

Illustrated. The date 1484 in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue is an error.

Reference: ISTC (it00170000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Rolewinck, Werner. Fasciculus temporum. [Cologne]: Heinrich Quentell, 1479.

Reference: ISTC (ir00259000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1168 (sold to Waring for £12). — Waring. — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 6 February 1914, lot 1667. — National Art Library, Victorian and Albert Museum (RC.S.16).


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¶ L’hystoire & cronique du noble et vaillant Baudouyn (16th cent.)

June 12, 2017

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L’hystoire & cronique du noble et vaillant Baudouyn, conte de Flandres, lequel espousa le diable. Paris: Jehan Bonfons, n.d. [mid-16th century].

Illustrated.

Provenance: William H. Crawford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 81 (sold to Leighton for £7 15s.). — Charles Butler. — Eduardo J. Bullrich. — Royal Library of Belgium (Bibliothèque royale / Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Brussels) (LP 14.237 A (RP)).

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¶ Lemaire de Belges — Illustrations de Gaule et singularitez de Troye (1533)

June 9, 2017

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Lemaire de Belges, Jean. Le premier [-tiers] livre des illustrations de Gaule et singularitez de Troye. 3 vols. Paris: Ambroise Girault libraire, 1533.

Illustrated. The second and third volumes are entitled Le traicte de la difference des scismes et des concilles de leglise and L’epistre du roy a Hector de Troye respectively, but the three volumes seem also to have been issued separately.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 661 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 16s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — H. P. Kraus. — Kraus inventory sale, Sotheby (New York), 4 December 2003, lot 85. — Unlocated.


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¶ Collection of fifty-one fine large lithographs (n.d.)

May 31, 2017

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A collection of fifty-one fine large lithographs by Strixner of celebrated pictures by Old Masters in the Royal Gallery of Munich.

The Munich Gallery issued several such collections in the nineteenth century; since this is undated in the Sotheby catalogue, we cannot identify it more precisely.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 910 (sold to Tregaskis for £3 3s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Richter — Christenfreude in Lied und Bild (1855)

May 31, 2017

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Richter, Ludwig. Christenfreude in Lied und Bild. Leipzig: Wigand, 1855.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 496.

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Dürer — Holzschnitt-werk (1870s?)

May 29, 2017

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Dürer, Albrecht. Holzschnitt-werk. 2 vols. Nuremberg : S. Soldan, n.d. [1870s?].

Morris owned only the first portfolio.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 508 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. G. O/S 2 36 Pt 1).


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¶ Macrobius etc.

May 29, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius. In Somnium Scipionis M. Tullii Ciceronis libri duo, et saturnaliorum lib. VII. Paris: Jodocus Ascensius Badius, 1524.

Illustrated.

Digital version: Gallica.

[2] Velleius Paterculus. Historiae Romanae duo volumina. Basel: Johann Froben, 1520.

Illustrated.

[3] Herodotus. Historiarum patris Musae. Paris: Jodocus Ascensius Badius and Johann Parvus, August 1528.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 779 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — J. R. Abbey. — Abbey sale, Sotheby, 21 June 1965, part 1, lot 546 (sold for £78 [?]). — Unlocated.


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¶ Japanese and Chinese picture books

May 22, 2017

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Japanese and Chinese picture books.

A lot containing 21 books, with the titles not listed.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 455 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Three Japanese woodcut books

May 22, 2017

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Three Japanese woodcut books.

Titles not specified.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 527.

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¶ Bourges — Description des monuments de Paris (1878)

May 17, 2017

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Bourges, Isaac de. Description des monuments de Paris. Ed. Valentin Dufour. Paris: A. Quantin, 1878.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 559.

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¶ Mayeux — La composition décorative (1885)

May 17, 2017

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Mayeux, Henri. La composition décorative. Bibliothèque de l’enseignment des beaux-arts. Paris: May & Molleroz, 1885.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 41 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 555.


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¶ Saint-Gelais — Le vergier d’honeur (1523?)

May 15, 2017

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Saint-Gelais, Octavien de. Le vergier d’honeur nouvellement imprime a Paris. Paris: Philippe Le Noir, n.d. [1523?].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Marquis de Villeneuve de Bargemont. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 994 (sold to Heppenstal for £11 5s.). — Pickering & Chatto, Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, 1900, no. 1115 (£16 16s.) [Google]. — Michael Tomkinson. — Dyson Perrins (gift from Tomkinson). — Second Perrins sale, Sotheby, 1946, lot 416. — Quaritch list 645 (1947), no. 994. — Douglas Gordon. — University of Virginia Library, Gordon Collection (Gordon 1520 .S3).


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Neale — Good King Wenceslas (1895)

May 12, 2017

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Neale, John Mason. Good King Wenceslas: a carol. Birmingham: Messrs. Cornish Brothers, 1895.

Inscribed “To William Morris, from Arthur J. Gaskin. Nov. 1894.” Large paper. Illustrated by Arthur J. Gaskin; introduction by Morris.

Provenance: A. J. Gaskin. — Morris. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

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Steele — Huon of Bordeaux (1895)

May 12, 2017

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Steele, Robert, ed. Huon of Bordeaux, done into English by Sir John Bourchier, Lord Berners, and now retold by Robert Steele. London: George Allen, 1895.

Inscribed “William Morris from Robert Steele.” Illustrated by Fred Mason.

Provenance: Robert Steele. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 491 (sold to Tregaskis for 17s.). — Edwin N. Lapham. — Lapham’s sale, Anderson Auction Co., 1–3 December 1908, lot 962 (sold for $11) [HathiTrust] . — John Quinn. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

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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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¶ Rolevinck and others

May 8, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Rolevinck, Werner [Werner Rolewinck]. Fasciculus temporum. Strassburg: Johann Prüss, 1487.

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ir00273000).

Digital version: ULD.

[2] Auerbach, Johannes. Processus iudiciarius. [Strassburg: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, c. 1488–89.]

This title was issued as part of a collection of legal works; hence no imprint is listed in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue.

Reference: ISTC (im00759000).

Digital version: BSB.

[3] Attavanti, Paolo [Paulus, Florentinus]. Breviarium totius juris canonici. Memmingen: Albrecht Kunne, 1486.

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ip00180000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 528 (sold to Leighton for £1 19s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 938, p. 86 (all three titles, with an X beside them).


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¶ Boodt — Florum (1640)

May 4, 2017

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Boodt, Anselm Boece de. Florum, herbarum, ac fructuum selectiorum icones, & vires pleraeque hactenus ignotae. Bruges: Jean Baptiste and Luc Kerchove, 1640.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 577 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Martinet — Planches enluminées d’histoire naturelle (1765–83?)

May 3, 2017

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Martinet, François Nicolas. Planches enluminées d’histoire naturelle. 7 vols. [Paris?, 1765–1783?]

Illustrated. Morris apparently owned only 5 volumes of the set.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 674.

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¶ Racinet — Le costume historique (1888)

April 18, 2017

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Racinet, Auguste. Le costume historique. 6 vols. Paris: Libraire de Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1888.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 868.

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¶ Natalibus and Pseudo-Dionysius

April 7, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Natalibus, Petrus de. Catalogus sanctorum et gestorum eorum ex diuersis voluminibus collectus. Venice: printed by L. de Guinta for B. de Zanis, 1506.

Illustrated.

[2] Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite. Caelestis hierarchia. Ecclesiastica hierarchia. Divina nomina. Mystica theologia. Undecim epistolae. Venice: Johannes Tacuinus de Cereto, 1502.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 915 (sold to Quaritch for £11). — Unlocated.


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¶ Ceva

April 6, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Ceva, Bonifacio da. Excellentissimum opus de perfectione christiana. Paris: Johannis Parvi, 1517.

Illustrated.

Digital version: EEB.

[2] Ceva, Bonifacio da. Viatice excursiones ad reverendi in Christo patris et domini. Paris: Jean Petit, 1515.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 264 (sold to Breslauer for £5). — Unlocated.


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¶ Tibullus and Martial

April 5, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Tibullus. Elegiarum libri quatuor et una cum Val. Catulli epigrammatis, nec non et Sex. Propertii libri quatuor elegiaci. Venice: Guglielmo da Fontaneto Montisferrati, 12 June 1520

Illustrated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 469, with two X’s beside the title.

[2] Martial. Epigrammata libri xiii. Venice: Georgium de Rusconibus, 1513.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1170 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Ovid

April 3, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Fastorum libri. Venice: Joannes Tacuinus da Trino, 1508.

Illustrated.

[2] Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Libri de tristibus. Venice: Joannes Tacuinus da Trino, 1511.

Illustrated.

[3] Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Libri de Ponto. Venice: Joannes Tacuinus da Trino, 1507.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 464, with two X’x beside the title.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 926 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Worsaae, etc.

April 3, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Worsaae, J. J. A. Afbildninger fra det Kongelige Museum for Nordiske Oldsager i Kjöbenhavn. Copenhagen: Kittendorff & Aagaard, 1854.

Illustrated.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

[2] Die Sammlungen des germanischen Museums. Nuremberg: Germanisches Museum, 1868.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 653 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Ellis — Syr Perecyvelle of Gales (1895)

March 7, 2017

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Ellis, F. S., ed. Syr Perecyvelle of Gales. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

May Morris’s vellum copy, illuminated by Edmond G. Reuter.

Provenance: Morris (?). — May Morris. — Sotheby, 19 October 1970, lot 788. — UCLA Library (Clark Library, Press Coll. Kelmscott Annex).

Reference: Bibliography, A33.

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¶ Hirth — Formenschatz (1879–1911)

March 6, 2017

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Hirth, Georg. Der Formenschatz der Renaissance. Leipzig: Georg Hirth, 1879–1911.

Periodical. Illustrated. Morris owned nos. 11–20.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 302 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 8s.). —Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

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


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¶ Rosselini — Monumenti (1836)

February 28, 2017

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Rosellini, Ippolito. I monumenti dell’Egitto e della Nubia disegnati dalla spedizione scientifico-letteraria toscana in Egitto. 9 vols. Pisa: Presso N. Capurro e c., 1832–44.

Morris apparently owned an incomplete set without the plates.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1006 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ L’hystoire du sainct Greaal (1523)

February 17, 2017

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L’hystoire du sainct Greaal. Paris: Philippe Le Noir, 1523.

Illustrated. A Cockerell letter was laid in.

Provenance: André-Prosper-Victor Masséna, duc de Rivoli, Prince d’Essling. — Masséna sale, Paris, 1847, lot 153. — Edward Vernon Utterson. — Utterson sale, 20 March 1857. — Bernard Quaritch, Romances of Chivalry, February 1882, no. 7433. — Quaritch catalogue, 1890, no. 238. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 995 (sold to Waring for £55). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1112 (£80) [Google] . — Edith Rockefeller McCormick. — McCormick sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 23 February 1934, lot 421 [HathiTrust] . — Maurice and Edward Schenk. — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, New York, 1 October 1980, lot 103. — George Abrams. — Abrams sale, Sotheby, 16 November 1989, lot 212 (estimate £15,00–£20,000). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 927 (with two X’s beside the title).


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¶ Ovid — Metamorphoses (1509)

February 16, 2017

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Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Metamorphoses. Venice: Georgio Rusconi, 1509.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 928 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Claremont Colleges Library (Special Collections PA6519 .M2 1509).


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¶ Cronica cronicarum (1521)

February 16, 2017

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Cronica cronicarum. Paris: François Regnault et Jacques Ferrebouc pour Jean Petit, 1521.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 355 (sold to Leighton for £5 5s.). — Harold Peirce. — Peirce sale, Stan V. Henkels at the Book Auction Rooms of Davis & Harvey (Philadelphia), 27 March 1903, lot 264 [Google]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Lucan — Lucan, Suetone, et Salluste (1490)

February 14, 2017

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Lucan [Marcus Annaeus Lucanus]. Lucan, Suetone, et Salluste. Paris: Pierre Le Rouge, for Antoine Vérard, 22 December 1490.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Mogan. — Morgan Library (ChL1461).

References: ISTC (il00312000). — Morgan Catalogue, 2, no. 498.

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¶ Martha — Manuel d’archéologie étrusque et romaine (1884)

February 14, 2017

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Martha, Jules. Manuel d’archéologie étrusque et romaine. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1884].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 41 (part; sold to Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Lecoy de la Marche —Les manuscrits et la miniature (1884?)

February 14, 2017

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Lecoy de la Marche, Albert. Les manuscrits et la miniature. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1884?].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 41 (part; sold to Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 YHBAL).


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¶ Gerspach — La mosaïque (1881)

February 14, 2017

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Gerspach, [Edouard]. La mosaïque. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1881].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 41 (part; sold to Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Babelon — Manuel d’archéologie orientale (1888)

February 14, 2017

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Babelon, Ernest. Manuel d’archéologie orientale. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1888].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 41 (part; sold to Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 787.


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Ruskin — Fors clavigera (1871–83)

February 9, 2017

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Ruskin, John. Fors clavigera: letters to the workmen and labourers of Great Britain. 8 vols. Orpington, Kent: George Allen, 1871–83.

Letters 1–27 (lacking letter 12). Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 831 (part; sold to Bumpus for £1 8s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Valturio — De re militari (1532)

January 27, 2017

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Valturio, Roberto [Robertus Valturius]. De re militari libri XII. Paris: Chrestien Wechel, 1532

Illustrated. There is an illegible signature of a previous owner, dated 1832, on a flyleaf.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1184 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Boston Public Library (Bowditch Collection, Rare Book Department; not in online catalogue).


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¶ Bidpai — Der alten Weisen Exempel Sprüch (1539)

January 26, 2017

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Bidpai. Der alten Weisen Exempel Sprüch. Strassburg: Jakob Frölich, 1539

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 947 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 860/D ).

Digital copy: Internet Archive (Morris copy).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 403 (with two X’s next to it).

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¶ Solanus — Concordiae pharmacopolarum Barcinonensium (1535)

January 25, 2017

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Solanus, Narcissus, Secundus. Concordiae pharmacopolarum Barcinonensium in medicinis compositis. Barcelona : P. Monpezat, 1535.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Biblioteca de Salva. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1125 (sold to Thomson for £8 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 5999/D).


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¶ Fornmanna sögur (1825–37)

January 19, 2017

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Fornmanna sögur. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Prentaðar hjá H. F. Popp [etc.], 1825–37.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 842 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Digital version: HathiTrust.


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¶ Etoffes (n.d.)

January 18, 2017

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Etoffes: extrait de l’art pour tous. Paris: Morel, n.d.

Illustrated: 65 plates in a portfolio.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 517 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 6s.).— Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 341.


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¶ Schmidt — Die Frühesten und Seltensten denkmale des Holz- und metallschnitte (n.d.)

January 17, 2017

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Schmidt, M. Die Frühesten und Seltensten denkmale des Holz- und metallschnitte. 3 parts in 2. Nuremberg: S. Soldan, n.d.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1107 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. G. O/S 2 40).


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¶ Caldecott — Randolph Caldecott’s “Graphic” pictures (n.d.)

January 16, 2017

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Caldecott, Randolph. Randolph Caldecott’s “Graphic” pictures. 4 vols. London: George Routledge & Sons (?), n.d.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 75 (part). — Unlocated.

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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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