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¶ Catalogue of the India Museum

May 17, 2017

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“Catalogue of the India Museum. South Kensington Museums.”

This is how the entry is phrased in the MS catalogue (2) (see below), but the identity of the book is not clear, because the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert) issued a number of catalogues relating to the India Museum (at least two of which Morris owned). The most likely title is probably India Museum: inventory of the collection of examples of Indian art and manufactures transferred to the South Kensington Museum (London: printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode for H.M. Stationery Office, 1880).

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

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

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¶ Birdwood — Industrial arts of India (1880)

September 20, 2016

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Birdwood, George C. M. The industrial arts of India. 2 vols. London: Chapman & Hall, 1880.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 251.

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¶ Indo-Persian drawings (n.d.)

June 4, 2016

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A volume of mounted Indo-Persian drawings (n.d.)

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 720 (sold to Ellis for £39 10s.). — Unlocated.


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Frere — Old Deccan days (1868)

September 16, 2015

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Frere, Mary, and Bartle Frere, eds. Old Deccan days, or Hindoo fairy legends current in southern India. London: John Murray, 1868.

Illustrated by Catherine Frances Frere.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 33 (part; sold for 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), unnumbered sequence.

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¶ Howard — Quinology of the East Indian plantations (1869–76)

May 26, 2015

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Howard, John E. Quinology of the East Indian plantations. 3 vols. London: Reeve & Co., 1869–76.

Illustrated. Morris owned parts 2–3 in 1 vol. (1876).

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 72 (part). — Unlocated.

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¶ Burton — Vikram and the vampire (1870)

May 26, 2015

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Burton, Sir Richard F. Vikram and the vampire, or tales of Hindu devilry. London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1870.

Illustrated by Ernest Griset.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 33 (part; sold for 10s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Griggs — Portfolio of . . . art (1881–91)

December 9, 2014

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Griggs, W., comp. Portfolio of . . . art. London: [South Kensington Museum], 1881–91.

A series issued periodically with slightly varying titles. Morris owned the following: Indian art (12 of 27 numbers), French art (10 of 12 numbers), Spanish art (3 of 16 numbers), Swedish art (4 of 5 numbers), and two others.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 968 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 5s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Cole — Catalogue of the objects of Indian art (1874)

May 9, 2014

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Cole, H. H. Catalogue of the objects of Indian art exhibited in the South Kensington Museum. London: printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode and sold by Chapman & Hall, 1874.

“Illustrated by woodcuts, and by a map of India showing the localities of various art industries.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1014 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Journal of Indian art and industry (1884–96)

May 8, 2014

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The journal of Indian art and industry. London: W. Griggs & Sons, 1884–1916.

Morris owned nos. 1–55 (1884–96) [lacking nos. 24, 39, and 40]. The periodical was at first entitled The journal of Indian art.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 734 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ de Lincy — Essai sur les fables indiennes (1838)

May 1, 2014

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de Lincy, Le Roux. Essai sur les fables indiennes et sur leur introduction en Europe. Paris: Techener, Libraire, 1838.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 235 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 13s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 241 (7s. 6d.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Textile manufactures of India (1881)

April 9, 2014

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Illustrations of the textile manufactures of India. London: South Kensington Museum, 1881.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1157 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5 5s.).— Henry Wellcome. — Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley (ff NK8876 S68 15).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 345.

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¶ Egerton — Illustrated handbook of Indian arms (1880)

April 8, 2014

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Egerton, Wilbraham, ed. An illustrated handbook of Indian arms, being a classified and descriptive catalogue of the arms exhibited at the India Museum. London: William H. Allen & Co., and William Griggs, 1880.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 425 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Mandeville — Voiage and travaile (1866)

April 7, 2014

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Mandeville, Sir John. The voiage and travaile of Sir John Maundevile, kt., which treateth of the way to Hierusalem, and of marvayles of Inde, with other ilands and countryes. Ed. J. O. Halliwell[-Phillipps]. London: F. S. Ellis, 1866.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 426 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 9s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 845 (where it is misdated as 1876).

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¶ Cole — Catalogue of the objects of Indian art (1881)

April 2, 2014

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Cole, Henry Hardy. Catalogue of the objects of Indian art exhibited in the South Kensington Museum. London: printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode and sold by Chapman & Hall, 1881.

“Illustrated by woodcuts, and by a map of India showing the localities of various art industries.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1051 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Wardle — Wild silks of India (1878)

April 2, 2014

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Wardle, Thomas. Monographs on the tusser and other wild silks of India, descriptive of the objects and specimens exhibited in the India section of the Paris Exhibition. London: printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1878.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1051 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 14s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 425.

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