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L’Abusé en court (c. 1494–95)

February 13, 2018

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L’Abusé en court. [Lyon]: Martin Havard, [c. 1494–95].

Illustrated.

Provenance: George Hibbert. — George Charles Bright. — James T. Gibson Craig. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL 1589).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 15b, no. 185 (£15). — ISTC (ia00016000 ) — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 617.

Digital version: Gallica.

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¶ Epistole et evangelii (1551)

January 12, 2018

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Epistole et Evangelii, et letioni vulgari in lingua thoscana, nuouamente ristampate. Florence: Giunti, 1551.

Illustrated. With letters from W. M. Ivins, Jr., to Sydney Cockerell, 4 November 1921; Cockerell to Ivins, 15 November 1921; and A. M. Hind to Ivins, 21 September 1931. Cockerell’s letter says, “Morris owned it as early as 1890 — It was not until 1892 that I started cataloguing this library & counting the cuts — & I do not know how he acquired it — When we sold the library in 1898 it was valued at £25.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 515 (sold to Quaritch for £89). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — William M. Ivins, Jr. — Newberry Library (VAULT Wing folio ZP 535 .G437).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 493 (with two X’s beside the title).


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¶ Carta feodi simplicis (1505?)

January 8, 2018

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Carta feodi simplicis cum littera atturnatoria. London: Wynkyn de Worde, [1505?].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 258 (sold to Ellis for £25). — Ellis. — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 11 February 1913, lot 20. — Special Collections, Harvard Law School Library (STC 15579.4 Beale T159).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 48b (no price). — ESTC (S118099).

Digital version: EEBO.


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¶ Durand — Rationale divinorum officiorum (1475)

December 20, 2017

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Durand, Guillaume [Guillelmus Duranti]. Rationale divinorum officiorum. Ulm: Johann Zainer, 18 March 1475.

Illustrated. Note at end of book: “Memorandum: That this the concluding folio of the work, was most obligingly copied for me (verbatim, literation and lineation) by my valued friend William Brace (B.A., LL.B., Univ Lond.) from the 1475 Ulm copy in the British Museum, and was given to me by him today, March 27, 1878. J.W. Bone.”

Provenance: J. W. Bone. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 401 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 2.f.2 (SR)).

References: ISTC (id00408000). —Poynter, no. 215


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¶ Durand — Rationale divinorum officiorum (1475)

December 20, 2017

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Durand, Guillaume [Guillelmus Duranti]. Rationale divinorum officiorum. Ulm: Johann Zainer, 18 March 1475.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Alexander Vulpii. — Leon Hardi Haickl. — Leo S. Olschki (dealer). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 400 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 2.f.1 (SR)).

References: ISTC (id00408000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 948, p. 87 (with an X beside the title). — Poynter, no. 214.


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¶ Aquinas (c. 1500) and Biel (1499)

December 13, 2017

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The following titles were bound together but were separated after Morris’s death:

[1] Aquinas, Thomas, Saint. In hoc libello continentur tres tractatuli. Primus est sancti Thome Aquinatis de mirabili quidditate et efficacia venerabilis sacramenti eucharistie. Secundus est magistri Nicolai de lyra de idoneo ministrante suscipiente idem sacramentum. Tercius est alicuius docti collectoris de expositione dominice orationis. [Cologne: Heinrich Quentel, c. 1500.]

Digital version: Google.

[2] Biel, Gabriel. Epitoma expositionis sacri canonis missae. Ed. Wendelin Steinbach. Tübingen: [Johann Otmar for Friedrich Meynberger, 1499.]

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ib00654000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1078 (sold to Proctor for £1 16s.). — Robert Proctor. — [Aquinas only:] — Christie (South Kensington), 20 September 1996, lot 2 (sold to Maggs for £1,255). — Maggs catalogue 1220, no. 8. — Unlocated.


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¶ Plates of a book about the making of tapestry

December 8, 2017

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Plates of a book about the making of tapestry.

Unidentified. The full entry in MS catalogue (2) is “The Making of Tapestry. Plates only. Paris.”

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 335.

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¶ Bulteau — Description de la cathédrale de Chartres (1850)

December 6, 2017

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Bulteau, Marcel Joseph. Description de la cathédrale de Chartres. Chartres: Garnier and others, 1850.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 149.

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¶ Bayet — L’art byzantin (1883)

December 6, 2017

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Bayet, Charles. L’art byzantin. Paris: A. Quantin, 1883.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 130.

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

December 2, 2017

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Morris, William. A dream of John Ball and A king’s lesson. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Frontispiece by Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. Morris’s signature on flyleaf.

Provenance: Morris. — Frederick H. Evans. — Unidentified catalogue (loosely inserted in book), no. 128 ($165). — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress (PR5079 .D8 1892 Copy 2, Rosenwald Collection) [gift of Rosenwald].

Reference: Bibliography, A6.

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

December 2, 2017

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Morris, William. A dream of John Ball and A king’s lesson. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Frontispiece by Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris estate. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 244 (sold for $60). — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A6. — Marsden Perry List, no. 18.

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¶ Chaucer — Works (1896)

November 30, 2017

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Chaucer, Geoffrey. The works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. No Morris book label.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 276 (sold to Charles Sessler for $7,100). — Charles J. Rosenbloom (purchased from Sessler, 1967). — Beinecke Library, Yale University (BEIN 1977 Folio 29) [Rosenbloom bequest, 1973].

References: Bibliography, A40. — Marsden Perry List, no. 178. — Peterson, William S., and Sylvia Holton Peterson. The Kelmscott Chaucer: A Census. New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 2011. (See 1.15.)

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

November 30, 2017

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

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 283 (sold for $110). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 113. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A39. — Marsden Perry List, no. 176.

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¶ Morris — Life and death of Jason (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Morris, William. The life and death of Jason, a poem. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 273 (sold for $120). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 108. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A32. — Marsden Perry List, no. 156.

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¶ Morris — Story of the glittering plain (1894)

November 24, 2017

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Morris, William. The story of the glittering plain. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Illustrated by Walter Crane. Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in. A letter to an identified correspondent, 4 August [1891], is laid in (quoted in Collected Letters, 3:334).

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 260 (sold for $175). — George A. Poole, Jr. — Lilly Library, Indiana University (Vault Lilly PR5079 .S8).

References: Bibliography, A22. — Marsden Perry List, no. 77.

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¶ St. Jerome — Vitas patrum (1495)

November 18, 2017

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Vitae sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum [English] The lyff of the faders. Trans. William Caxton. Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, [before 21 August] 1495.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Frederick Perkins. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL 1806).

References: ESTC (S109796). — ISTC (ih00213000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 730.

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¶ Silvestre — Collection de poésies, romans, chroniques (1839–45)

November 18, 2017

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Silvestre, L. C., and others, eds. Collection de poésies, romans, chroniques. 25 vols. Paris: chez Silvestre, 1838–58.

Illustrated. Morris owned five of the volumes, all in Old or Middle French: (1) Miracle de nostre dame d’ Berthe fẽme du roy Pepin (1839). (2) Le mystere de la vie et hystoire de monseigneur sainct Martin lequel fut Archeuesque de Tours (1841). (3) Miracle de nostre dame de la marquise de la Gaudine (1841). (4) La Marche, Olivier de. Le chevalier delibere (1842). (5) Listoyre de Pierre de Provence et de la belle Maguelonne (1845).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 217 (sold to Bain for £33). — Unlocated.


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¶ Bulliard — Herbier de la France (1780–93)

November 17, 2017

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Bulliard, Pierre. Herbier de la France: ou, collection complette des plantes indigènes de ce royaume, avec leurs détails anatomiques, leurs propriétés, et leurs usages en medecine. 4 vols. Paris: l’Auteur, 1780–[93].

Illustrated. MS catalogue (2) (see below) identifies this as “Herbier de la France. 1 vol. (plates coloured by hand)”; the volume that Morris owned was probably vol. 2 (flowering plants).

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no, 411.

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¶ Fischbach — Ornament of textile fabrics (1883)

November 17, 2017

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Fischbach, Friedrich. Ornament of textile fabrics. London: Bernard Quaritch, [1883].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 318 (described as “Fishbach’s Textile Ornament in portfolio”).

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¶ Muther — Die deutsche Bücherillustration (1884)

November 17, 2017

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Muther, Richard. Die deutsche Bücherillustration der Gothik und Frührenaissance (1460–1530). Munich and Leipzig: George Hirth, 1884.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 311 (where it is dated 1874).

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¶ Four titles (1500)

November 16, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] (Mirabilia Romae vel potius) Historia et descriptio urbis Romae [and] Indulgentiae ecclesiarum principalium urbis Romae. Rome: Stephan Plannck, 7 March 1500.

Illustrated.

References: ISTC (im00604000). (ISTC lists several editions of this title published in 1500, but not that of 7 March 1500.) — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 270.

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[2] Andreas de Escobar. Modus confitendi. [Rome: Johann Besicken and Martinus de Amsterdam, c. 1500.]

Illustrated.

References: ISTC (ia00680500). (But note that ISTC lists four other editions of this title with the same imprint.) — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 274.

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[3] Interrogationes et doctrinae. [Rome: Johann Besicken and Martinus de Amsterdam, c. 1500.]

References: ISTC (ic00819300). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 272.

[4] Conjuratio malignorum spirituum. [Rome: Johann Besicken and Martinus de Amsterdam, c. 1500.]

References: ISTC (ic00833000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 273.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library [missing since 1945]. — Unlocated.

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¶ St. Augustine — De civitate dei (1486–87)

November 15, 2017

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Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo [Saint Augustinus]. De civitate dei [French] De la cite de dieu. Trans. Raoul de Presles. Abbeville: Pierre Gérard and Jean Du Pré (printer of Paris), 1486–87.

Two parts, dated 1486 and 1487. Illustrated.

Provenance: John Hayford Thorold. — Thorold sale, Sotheby, 12 December 1884, lot 197. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1602).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 15b, no. 181 (£100). — ISTC (ia01247000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 622 [HathiTrust].

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¶ Ptolemy — Cosmographia (1482 and 1486)

November 14, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolomaeus]. Cosmographia. Trans. Jacobus Angelus. Ulm: Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482.

Illustrated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 10b, no. 120 (£15). — ISTC (ip01084000). — Poynter, no. 466.

Digital version: Boston Public Library.

[2] Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolomaeus]. Cosmographia. Trans. Jacobus Angelus. Ulm: Johann Reger, for Justus de Albano, 21 July 1486.

Illustrated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 10b, no. 124 (£22 10s.). — ISTC (ip01085000). — Poynter, no. 468.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Sotheby 1898, lot 976 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £21). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.f.5 (SR) [1482 edition and 1486 edition]).


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¶ Ptolemy — Cosmographia (1486)

November 13, 2017

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Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolomaeus]. Cosmographia. Trans. Jacobus Angelus. Ulm: Johann Reger, for Justus de Albano, 21 July 1486.

Illustrated. Inscribed “to E Burne-Jones from William Morris Feb: 10th 1895.”

Provenance: Sunderland Library, Blenheim Palace. — Quaritch (purchased in 1882). — Morris. — Edward Burne-Jones (gift from Morris, 1895). — Maritime Museum, Rotterdam (WAE56).

References: ISTC (ip01085000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 985 (with one X beside the title).

Digital version: BSB. — The Maritime Museum also offers seven digital images from Morris’s copy.

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¶ Natali (1506) and Pseudo-Dionysius (1502)

November 10, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Natali, Pietro [Petro de Natalibus], ed. Catalogus sanctorum et gestorum eorum ex diversis voluminibus collectus. [Venice: L. de Giunta, 1506.]

Illustrated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 404 (with two X’s next to the title).

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

Illustrated.


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


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¶ Monuments de la xylographie (1882–84)

November 10, 2017

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Monuments de la xylographie. 4 vols. Paris: Adam Pilinski, 1882–84.

Illustrated. Facsimile reprints of four titles: Apocalypse; Bible des pauvres; Cantica canticorum; Oraison dominicale.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 686 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £10 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (each volume catalogued separately, but the latter two are described as missing): Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 ZHB; Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 ZHB /PIL; Closed stores Hist. 2 ZHB; Closed stores Hist. 2 ZHB).


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¶ Riaño — Industrial arts in Spain (1879)

November 8, 2017

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Riaño, Juan F. The industrial arts in Spain. London: Published for the Committee of Council on Education by Chapman and Hall, 1879.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 424.

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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.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 15b, no. 191 (£21). — 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 (purchased from Quaritch, 31 March 1890, for £16 16s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 255 (sold to B. F. Stevens for £44). — Robert Hoe. — Huntington Library (138664).

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¶ Ludolf, von Sachsen — Vita Christi (1487)

November 3, 2017

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Ludolf, von Sachsen [Ludolphus de Saxonia]. Vita Christi [Dutch] Tboeck vanden leven Jhesu Christi. Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 3 November 1487.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 772 (sold to Heppenstal for £12 12s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (il00353000).


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¶ Rabanus Maurus-Akademie and St. Bernard (15th century)

October 31, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Rabanus Maurus-Akademie. De sermonum proprietate, sive Opus de universo. [Strassburg: The R-Printer (Adolf Rusch), before 20 July 1467.]

Illustrated. With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell. An inscription on the front endpaper records that the two works were purchased by Wilhelm Czwerd in 1474 and presented to the Carthusian monastery at Fogelsanck (Cantave) in 1496.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 27b (£1). — ISTC (ir00001000). — Poynter, no. 473.

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[2] Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint [Bernardus Claravallensis]. Epistolae. [Strassburg: Heinrich Eggestein, not after 1474.]

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 27b (£2). — ISTC (ib00383000). — Poynter, no. 126.

Digital version: VdI.


Provenance: Wilhelm Czwerd. — Carthusian monastery at Fogelsanck. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 979 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.f.7 (SR)).


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¶ Hortulus anime (1511)

October 27, 2017

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Hortulus anime. Lyon: Jean Clein and Anton Koberger, 1511.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 442 (sold to Quaritch for £12). — Philip Hofer. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (Houghton Typ 515.11.455) [Hofer bequest].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 15b, no. 192 (£1).— MS catalogue (2), no. 31 (with two X’s next to it). — Mortimer, Ruth. Harvard College Library Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts. 4 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964–74. (See no. 318.)


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¶ Vitruvius — Di archiettura (1535)

October 25, 2017

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Vitruvius Pollio. Di archiettura. Venice: N. de Aristotele detto Zoppino, 1535.

Illustrated. Two inscriptions on final (blank) page mentioning Sig. Antonio Mocenigo and Sig. Zuanne Scalfavoto. With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1197 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 6647/D).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 441.

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¶ Terentius — Le grant therẽce (1539)

October 24, 2017

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Terence [Terentius]. Le grant therẽce en francoys tãt en rime que en prose nouuellement imprime a Paris. [Paris:] G. Bossozel, 1539.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Duc de la Valliere. — Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1153 (sold to Ellis for £13). — Unlocated.


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¶ Pérez de Valencia — Expositiones in psalmos Davidi (1512)

October 23, 2017

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Pérez de Valencia, Jaime [Jacobus Perez de Valentia]. Expositiones in psalmos Davidi. Lyon: Bernard Rosier and Jean Thomas for Etienne Gueynard, 29 October and 15 November 1512.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 858 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 232 (sold to Eiseman for £2). — H. P. Kraus catalogue 66 (1954?), no. 516 ($135) [HathiTrust] . — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 16b, no. 201 (10s.). — MS catalogue (2), no. 941.


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¶ Otto, von Passau — Die vierundzwanzig Alten (1484)

October 23, 2017

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Otto, von Passau. Die vierundzwanzig Alten, oder Der goldne Thron [Dutch] Boeck des gulden throens. Haarlem: Jacob Bellaert, 25 October 1484.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Jules Capron of Ypres. — Capron sale, Brussels, 1875. — William Horatio Crawford. — Crawford sale, Sotheby, 12–25 March 1891, lot 2297 (sold to Quaritch for £5 5s.). — Quaritch. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library [deaccessioned as a duplicate, 1981]. — Christie (New York), 8 April 1981, lot 74. — Kraus catalogue. — J. R. Ritman. — Biblioteca Philosophica Hermetica (Ritman Library, Amsterdam) [deaccessioned]. — Shapero Rare Books (London), offered for sale July 2014 (£40,000).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 2b, no. 13 (£25). — ISTC (io00125000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 658.

 

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¶ Caorsin — Rhodiorum historia (1496)

October 20, 2017

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Caorsin, Guilelmus. Rhodiorum historia (1480-89). Ulm: Johann Reger, 24 October 1496.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Horace Walpole. — William H. Crawford. — Crawford sale, Sotheby, 14 March 1891, lot 593 (sold to Leighton). — Gennadius. — Gennadius sale (sold for £30). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 340 (sold to Hazlitt for £31 10s.). — George Dunn. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ic00113000).

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¶ Worsaae — Primeval antiquities of Denmark (1849)

October 19, 2017

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Worsaae, Jens Jacob Asmussen. The primeval antiquities of Denmark . . . translated, and applied to the illustration of similar remains in England. Trans. William J. Thoms. London: John Henry Parker, 1849.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 243 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated. [The Wellcome does own a copy of this book, but it lacks Morris’s book label, and we therefore assume that it was not his.]

Digital copy: HathiTrust.

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Dit sijn die hondert articulen (early 16th century)

October 18, 2017

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Dit sijn die hondert articulen van der passien ons heeren Ihesu Christi. Leyden: Peter Jansoon, n.d. [probably early 16th century].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 633 (sold to Ellis for £1 12s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 2b, no. 16 (£1).


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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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¶ Altdorfer — Fall of man (1870)

June 28, 2017

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Altdorfer, Albrecht. Fall of man. Ed. Alfred Aspland. 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.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 454.


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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 (1480) and Rolewinck (1479)

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] Rolevinck, Werner [Werner Rolewinck]. 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)).

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 20b, no. 260 (£5 15s.).

Digital version: Gallica.

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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 (sold for $2,160). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 20b, no. 264 (£2).


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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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