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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.


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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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¶ Quentel — Musterbuch für Ornamente und Stickmuster (1882)

January 16, 2017

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Quentel, Peter. Musterbuch für Ornamente und Stickmuster. Leipzig: K. W. Hiersemann, [1882].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 876 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 19s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Gilchrist — Life of Blake (1863)

January 13, 2017

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Gilchrist, Alexander. Life of Blake, “Pictor ignotus”. 2 vols. London and Cambridge: Macmillan, 1863.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 424 (part; sold for 16s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

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¶ Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils (1491)

January 12, 2017

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Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 8 November 1491.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL409).

References: ISTC (is00306000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 178. — Needham, Paul. Twelve Centuries of Bookbindings, 400–1600. New York and London: Pierpont Morgan Library and Oxford University Press, 1979. (See no. 30.)

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ Vitruvius Pollio — De architectura libri dece (1521)

January 10, 2017

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Vitruvius Pollio. De architectura libri dece. Como: Gotardus da Ponte, 1521.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Loys Loxe. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1196 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 6646/D/1).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 916, p. 83.

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¶ Becker — Holzschnitte alter deutscher Meister (1808–16)

January 6, 2017

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Becker, Rudolf Zacharias. ed. Holzschnitte alter deutscher Meister in den Original-Platten gesammelt von Hans Albrecht von Derschau. 3 vols. Gotha: Becker, 1808–16.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1214 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £24). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Vivaldi — Opus regale (1508)

January 5, 2017

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Vivaldi, Giovanni Ludovico. Opus regale in quo continentur infrascripta opuscula. [Lyon]: Johanne de Vingle, 1508.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1091 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £8 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 229 (sold to Eiseman for £ 4 15s.) — Newberry Library (Wing ZP 539 .V784).


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¶ Virgil — Opera (1517)

January 5, 2017

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Virgil. Opera Vergiliana docte & familiariter exposita. 2 vols. in 1. Lyon: Jacobo Sachon, 1517.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1195 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 6552/D).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 668 (with two X’s next to it).

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¶ Rodler — Eyn schön nützlich büchlin und underweisung der Kunst des Messens (1531)

January 4, 2017

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Rodler, Hieronymus. Eyn schön nützlich büchlin und underweisung der Kunst des Messens. Siemeren: inn Verlegung Hieronimi Rodlers, 1531.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 986 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, p. 11, no. 131 (no price).


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¶ La devise des armes des chevaliers de la Table Ronde (1559)

December 28, 2016

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La devise des armes des chevaliers de la Table Ronde. Paris: pour Barbe Regnault, 1559.

Illustrated.

Provenance: John Gregory Crace. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 238 (sold to Van de Pret for £7 12s. 6d.). — National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum (RC.D.26).


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¶ Horae (1498)

December 27, 2016

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Horae: ad usum Romanum. Paris: Philippe Pigouchet for Simon Vostre, 16 September 1498.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Loyse de Betuliar. — Hippolyte St. Michel. — F. H. S. Delaulnaye. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1485).

References: ISTC (ih00395000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 579.

Digital version: Małopolska Digital Library.

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¶ Biblia (1483)

December 26, 2016

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Biblia. 2 vols. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 17 February 1483.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 182 (sold to Quaritch for £38). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Murray sale, Christie, 10 December 1917, lot 70. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 9b, no. 103 (£35). — Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German), 1, no. 63. — ISTC (ib00632000).


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¶ Chanut — Regimen castitatis (1517)

December 26, 2016

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Chanut, Etienne [Stephanus Chanutus]. Regimen castitatis conservativum Arbori judaice junctum nusquam exaratum. Toulouse: Jean Faure, 1517.

Illustrated.

Provenance: William H. Crawford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 350 (sold to Quaritch for £8). — Unlocated.


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¶ Guðbrandur Þorláksson — Biblia (1584)

December 23, 2016

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Guðbrandur Þorláksson, ed. Biblia Þad Er, Øll Heilög Ritning / vtlögd a Norraeu. HoÌlar, Iceland: Jone Jons Syne, 6 June 1584.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 185 (sold to Tregaskis for £7 15s.). — James W. Ellsworth. — Rosenbach (sold to William Scheide, 21 June 1923). — Scheide Library, Princeton University Library (9.1.10).


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¶ Chasseneux — Catalogus gloriae mundi (1529)

December 21, 2016

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Chasseneux, Barthélemy de. Catalogus gloriae mundi, laudes, honores, excellentias, ac praeeminentias omnium fere statuum. 12 parts in 1 vol. Lyon: per Dionysium de Harsy, 1529.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 351 (sold to Breslauer for £1 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 989.

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¶ Hissey — On the box seat (1886)

December 20, 2016

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Hissey, James John. On the box seat from London to Land’s End. London: R. Bentley & Son, 1886.

(We strongly suspect that this is fraudulent, but we include it here with that warning.)

Illustrated. On the front pastedown is an ink-brush design for a printer’s device: a floriated monogram “WM” within a shield surrounded by a ribbon reading “At the Kelmscott Press by me William Morris.” A dealer’s note describes this as “from William Morris’s library, and contains pasted inside cover William Morris’s own pen-and-ink drawing of his bookplate.” Morris of course did not have a bookplate; the small label appearing in most of his books was created after his death by his executors.

Provenance: Morris (?). — Brown University Library (HAY KOOPMAN DA625 .H667).

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¶ St. Jerome — Der heiligen Altväter Leben (1507)

December 10, 2016

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Der heiligen Altväter Leben, wie sie ihr hl. Leben in der Einöde vollbracht haben. Strassburg: J. Grüninger, 1507.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 594 (sold to Ellis for £7 15s.). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Murray sale, Christie, 10 December 1917, lot 217. — Unlocated.

Reference: Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German), 1, no. 202.

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¶ Ovid — De arte amandi et remedio amoris (1521)

December 9, 2016

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Ovid. Ovidius de arte amandi et remedio amoris. Milan: Austinus de Vicemercato for J. J. de Legnano, 1521.

With bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell. Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 924 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 4677/D).


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¶ Rosetti — Plictho de lárte de tentori (1540)

December 8, 2016

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Rosetti, Gioanventura. Plictho de lárte de tentori che insegna tenger panni telle banbasi et sede si per lárthe magiore come per la Comune. Venice: Rampazetto, 1540.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Nicolas Yemeniz. — Yemeniz sale, Librairie Bachelin-Deflorenne, 29 April–7 May 1867, lot 1099 [HathiTrust]. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 886 (sold to Hardie [?] for £7 10s.). — National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum (87.C.118).


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¶ Seneca — Des motz Dorez des quatre vertus cardinales (1531)

December 8, 2016

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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Jesus Maria Seneque, des motz Dorez des quatre vertus cardinales de Latin translate en francoys. Trans. Claude de Syssel. Lyon: Francoys Juste, 1531.

Illustrated.

Provenance: George Mainwaringe [?]. — Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1009 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Adrian McLaughline. — Brian Lawn. — Bodleian Library (Lawn f.104).


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¶ Morris — Well at the world’s end (1896)

December 7, 2016

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Morris, William. The well at the world’s end. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 487 (part; sold for £1 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Bibliography A39.

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¶ d’Avennes — L’art arabe (1877)

December 7, 2016

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d’Avennes, Prisse. L’art arabe d’après les monuments du Kaire. 4 vols. Paris: Morel, 1877.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 970 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £22). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Boccaccio — De claris mulieribus (1473)

December 5, 2016

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. De claris mulieribus. Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1473.

Illustrated. Morris: “To turn back to the books numbered above as the most important of the school, I should call John Zainer’s De Claris mulieribus, and the Æsop, and Günther Zainer’s Spiegel des menschlichen Lebens the most characteristic. Of these my own choice would be the De Claris mulieribus, partly perhaps because it is a very old friend of mine, and perhaps the first book that gave me a clear insight into the essential qualities of the mediaeval design of that period. The subject-matter of the book also makes it one of the most interesting, giving it opportunity for setting forth the mediaeval reverence for the classical period, without any of the loss of romance on the one hand, and epical sincerity and directness on the other, which the flood-tide of Renaissance rhetoric presently inflicted on the world. No story-telling could be simpler and more straightforward, and less dependent on secondary help, than that of these curious, and, as people phrase it, rude cuts. And in spite (if you please it) of their rudeness, they are by no means lacking in definite beauty: the composition is good everywhere, the drapery well designed, the lines rich, which shows of course that the cutting is good. Though there is no ornament save the beautiful initial S and the curious foliated initials above mentioned, the page is beautifully proportioned and stately, when, as in the copy before me, it has escaped the fury of the bookbinder. ¶ The great initial S I claim to be one of the very best printers’ ornaments ever made, one which would not disgrace a thirteenth-century manuscript. Adam and Eve are standing on a finely-designed spray of poppy-like leafage, and behind them rise up the boughs of the tree. Eve reaches down an apple to Adam with her right hand, and with her uplifted left takes another from the mouth of the crowned woman’s head of the serpent, whose coils, after they have performed the duty of making the S, end in a foliage scroll, whose branches enclose little medallions of the seven deadly sins. All this is done with admirable invention and romantic meaning, and with very great beauty of design and a full sense of decorative necessities. ¶ As to faults in this delightful book, it must be said that it is somewhat marred by the press-work not being so good as it should have been even when printed by the weak presses of the fifteenth century; but this, though a defect, is not, I submit, an essential one.” (Ideal book, p. 52.)

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL470).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 10b, no. 118 (£70). —  ISTC (ib00716000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 194. — MS catalogue (2), no. 987 (with an X beside the title).

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¶ Eyjólfsson — Sagan Landnama (1688)

November 30, 2016

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Eyjólfsson, Einar, ed. Sagan Landnama vm fyrstu bygging Islands af nordmønnum. Skálholt, Iceland: H. Kruse, 1688.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 898 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Salzenberg — Alt-christliche Baudenkmale von Constantinopel (1854)

November 29, 2016

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Salzenberg, W. Alt-christliche Baudenkmale von Constantinopel vom V. bis XII. Jahrhundert. Berlin: Ernst & Korn, 1854.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1057 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 13s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Der Weiss kunig (1775)

November 29, 2016

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Der Weiss kunig. Eine erzehlung von den thaten kaiser Maximilian des Ersten. Vienna: J. Kurzböckens, 1775.

Illustrated by Hans Burgkmair.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 330 (sold to Leighton for £14 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 11b, no. 129 (£15).


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¶ Ochsenbrunner — Priscorum heroum stemmata (1494)

November 23, 2016

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Ochsenbrunner, Thomas. Priscorum heroum stemmata. Rome: Johann Besicken and Sigismundus Mayer, 18 February 1494.

Inscriptions on flyleaf: “Philip Webb from W.M.” and “Emery Walker from P.W. 1915.” Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Philip Webb. — Emery Walker. — Dorothy Walker. — Bodleian Library (Don. e.56) [gift from Dorothy Walker, presented through the Friends of the Bodleian, October 1934].

Reference: ISTC (io00007000).

Digital version: BSB.

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¶ Hafner-Alteneck — Trachten, kunstwerke un geräthschaften (1879–1889)

November 21, 2016

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Hafner-Alteneck, J. H. Trachten, kunstwerke un geräthschaften vom frühen mittelater bis ende des achtzehnten jahrhunderts. 10 vols. in 5. Frankfurt am Main: H. Keller, 1879–1889.

Illustrated. In portfolios.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 476 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £32). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 ZH /HEF).

Digital version: HathiTrust.


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¶ Rink — Grønland geographisk og statistisk beskrevet (1857)

November 21, 2016

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Rink, Hinrich. Grønland geographisk og statistisk beskrevet. 2 vols. Copenhagen: A. F. Høst, 1857.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898 (lot unknown; sold to Henry Wellcome). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR) ZBE.399).

Digital version: Internet Archive (Morris copy).

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¶ Verdizotti — Cento favole morali (1570)

November 17, 2016

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Verdizotti, Giovanni Mario. Cento favole morali de i piu illustri antichi & moderni autori Greci, & Latini. Venice: Giordano Zileti, 1570.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1087 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 6s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Spruner von Merz — Spruner-Menke atlas antiquus (1865)

November 17, 2016

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Spruner von Merz, Karl. Spruner-Menke atlas antiquus. Gotha: Sumtibus Justi Perthes, 1865.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1135 (sold to Walker for 5s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Rüxner — Anfang, ursprung und herkomen des Thurniers (1532)

November 9, 2016

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Rüxner, Georg. Anfang, ursprung und herkomen des Thurniers inn Teutscher nation. Thurnier Buch. Simmern: H. Rodler, 1532.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 992 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, p. 11, no. 132 (£3 10s.).


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¶ Ovid — Metamorphosin (1509)

November 3, 2016

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Ovid. Accipe studiose lector P. Ovidii Metamorphosin cum luculentissimis Raphaelis Regii enarrationibus. Venice: Giorgio Rusconi, 1509.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 927 (sold to Quaritch for £7 15s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 402 (with two X’s next to it).


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¶ Descriptive catalogue of the glass vessels (1878)

November 2, 2016

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A descriptive catalogue of the glass vessels in the South Kensington Museum. London: printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode and sold by Chapman and Hall, 1878.

Illustrated. With an introductory notice by Alexander Nesbitt.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 705.

Digital copies: HathiTrust.

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