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¶ Quaritch catalogue (1891)

February 6, 2017

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A catalogue of Bibles, liturgies, church history, and theology. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 872 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR) ZFGB.B).

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¶ Bibliotheca hispana (1895)

February 6, 2017

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Bibliotheca hispana: a catalogue of books in Castilian, Catalan, Portuguese, or otherwise of Spanish interest. London: Bernard Quaritch, February 1895.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 872 [?] (part; sold to Henry Wellcome). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR) YHH.B.35).

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¶ Fulhame — Essay on combustion (1794)

February 6, 2017

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Fulhame, Mrs. An essay on combustion, with a view to a new art of dying and painting. Wherein the phlogistic and antiphlogistic hypotheses are proven erroneous. London: printed for the author by J. Cooper, 1794.

On creating goldwork cloth.

Provenance: James Louth, Jr. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, unknown lot (sold to Henry Wellcome). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library.

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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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¶ 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).

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¶ Gladwin — Ayeen Akbery (1800)

November 3, 2016

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Gladwin, Francis, trans. Ayeen Akbery, or the institutes of the Emperor Akber. 2 vols. London: G. Auld for J. Sewell, 1800.

“No William Morris book label though this would seem to be lot 407 from the original sale catalogue” (Wellcome catalogue).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 407 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [?] ( Closed stores EPB / B 10116/B).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 40.

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¶ Björnssonk — Rymbegla (1780)

October 6, 2016

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Björnssonk, Stefán, ed. Rymbegla. Copenhagen: Stein, 1780.

Provenance: Wilhelmus Ernestus Christian. — Frances Mary Richardson Currer. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 893 (sold to Thomson for 13s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 44061/B).

Reference: MS catalolgue (2), no 894.

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¶ Oppianou halieutikōn, Biblia pente (1517)

August 24, 2016

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Oppianou halieutikōn, Biblia pente. Tou autou kynēgetikōn Biblia tessara. Oppiani De piscibus libri V. Eiusdem Ee Venatione libri IIII. Oppiani De piscibus Laurentio Lippio interprete libri V. Venice: [Aldus & A. Asulanus], [1517].

Provenance: William Bury. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 652 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / A 4493/A )

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 75 (with two X’s next to it).

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¶ Rivoli — Bibiographie des livres à figures vénitiens (1892)

July 29, 2016

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Rivoli, Le Duc de. Bibiographie des livres à figures vénitiens de la fin du XVe siècle et du commencement du XVIe, 1469–1525. Paris: Techener, 1892.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 828 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 11s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 YHF.342).

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¶ Euclid — Elementa geometriae (1482)

July 28, 2016

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Euclid [Euclides]. Elementa geometriae. Trans. Adelard, of Bath, and ed. Campano, de Novara [Joannes Campanus]. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 25 May 1482.

Illustrated. With receipt for the purchase of this volume, reading: “Bought at Sotheby & Co’s.,” with MS note added: “Feb. 19 1945, M. Ivor Thomas.”

Note by Robert Steele: “This book belonged to William Morris and was retained at Kelmscott after his death until it was sold on the dispersal of the effects of May Morris on June 22 1939 (lot 62 Hodgson’s sale). William Morris had no book label. The one found in some of his books was printed for the purchasers of his library at Kelmscott House, Hammersmith after his death. Robert Steele.”

Provenance: Unidentified armorial bookplate. — Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 62. —Sotheby, 19 February 1945, lot 286 (sold to M. Ivor Bulmer-Thomas). — St. John’s College Library, Oxford University (Bulmer-Thomas collection B-T / F-17 / EUC) [bequest of Bulmer-Thomas].

Reference: ISTC (ie00113000).

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¶ Madden — Gesta Romanorum (1838)

July 26, 2016

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Madden, Frederic, Sir, ed. The Old English versions of the Gesta Romanorum. London: W. Nichol, Shakespeare Press, 1838.

The Wellcome Library attributes its copy of this book to Morris’s library, but his book label is not present.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 889 (sold to Thomson for £3 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [?] (Closed stores EPB / C 24488/C).

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¶ St. Dionysius, the Areopagite — Coelestis hierarchia (1515)

May 2, 2016

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Dionysius, the Areopagite, Saint. Coelestis hierarchia [and other works]. Paris: Stephanus, 1515.

Illustrated. With bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 393 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 1773/D).

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¶ Vivaldi — De Contritionis veritate aureum opus (1513)

April 28, 2016

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Vivaldi, Giovanni Ludovico [Joannes Ludovicus Vivaldus]. De Contritionis veritate aureum opus. Hagenau: Rynman, 1513.

The structure of binding suggests that it may have once included a slender pamphlet (no longer present).

Provenance: Benedictine monastery of Tegernsee (Bavaria). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1093 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 230 (sold to Eiseman for £1 12s.). — Lee Library, Brigham Young University (Vault Collection 282.01 Vi83d 1513).

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¶ Swinburne — Midsummer holiday (1884)

March 3, 2016

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Swinburne, Algernon C. A midsummer holiday, and other poems. London: Chatto and Windus, 1884

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 229.

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¶ Gesta Romanorum (1503)

December 31, 2015

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Gesta Romanorum cum applicationibus moralisatis ac misticis. Paris: Jean Petit et Philippe Pigouchet, 1503

With bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Walter Benkh. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 415 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / A 2818/A).

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¶ May Morris — Decorative needlework (1893)

September 18, 2015

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Morris, May. Decorative needlework. London: Joseph Hughes & Co., 1893.

Illustrated.

Provenance: May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 30 (part; sold for £1 5s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Dodoens — De frugum historia (1552)

August 24, 2015

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Dodoens, Rembert [Rembertus Dodonaeus]. De frugum historia liber unus. Antwerp: J. Loëus, 1552.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 242 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / A 1810/A).

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 1b, no. 7 (10s.).

Digital versions: EEB (Morris copy). — Internet Archive (Morris copy).

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¶ Swinburne — Poems and ballads (1868)

July 21, 2015

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Swinburne, Algernon C. Poems and ballads. 2nd ed. London: John Camden Hotten, 1868.

Signed “W. Morris” in pencil on title-age. Various pencilled annotations in table of contents and elsewhere.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

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¶ Horrebow — Natural history of Iceland (1758)

May 28, 2015

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Horrebow, Niels. The natural history of Iceland. London: printed for A. Linde, etc., 1758.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 39 (sold for £1 2s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Missale Parisiense (1489/90)

May 26, 2015

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Missale Parisiense. Paris: Jean Du Pré (printer of Paris), for himself, Jean Belin et Guillaume Le Caron, 11 March 1489/90.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1449).

References: ISTC (im00680000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 495.

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¶ Thausing — Albert Dürer (1882)

May 20, 2015

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Thausing, Moriz. Albert Dürer: his life and works. Trans. Frederick A. Eaton. 2 vols. London: John Murray, 1882.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 28 (part; sold for 16s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: Internet Archive [vol. 1]. — Internet Archive [vol. 2].

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¶ Leno — Last idler (1889)

April 27, 2015

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Leno, John Bedford. The last idler and other poems. London: Reeves and Turner, 1889.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 264.

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¶ Pausanias — Description of Greece (1794)

April 21, 2015

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Pausanias. The description of Greece. Trans. Thomas Taylor. 3 vols. London: printed for R. Faulder, 1794.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 15s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 804 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 40104/B) [lacking vol. 1].

References: ESTC (T95854). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 11v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 146.

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¶ Browning — Sordello (1840)

March 6, 2015

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Browning, Robert. Sordello. London: Edward Moxon, 1840.

Inscribed “Top [Morris], from his friend D.G.R. [Dante Gabriel Rossetti].”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris [?]. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 426 (sold for £4). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 805.

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¶ Erasmus — Adagiorum (1559)

January 29, 2015

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Erasmus, Desiderius. Adagiorum chiliades quatuor cum sesquicenturia, ex postrema autoris recognitione. Basel: Hieronymus Froben and Nikolaus Episcopius, 1559.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 516 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 9s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 2052/D).

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¶ Nutt — Les derniers travaux allemands (1891)

January 8, 2015

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Nutt, Alfred. “Les derniers travaux allemands sur la Légende du Saint Graal.” Revue Celtique, no. 46 (1891): 181–228.

An offprint by Imprimerie Durant, Chartres.

Provenance: Morris. — W. W. Greg. — Douglas E. Schoenherr (private collection, Canada).

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¶ Durante — Herbario nuovo (1636)

December 10, 2014

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Durante, Castore. Herbario nuovo. Venice: I. Giunti, 1636.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Earl of Hopetoun. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 288 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D  1964/D).

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¶ Möbius — Catalogus librorum (1856)

November 24, 2014

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Möbius, Theodor. Catalogus librorum islandicorum et norvegicorum aetatis mediae editorum versorum illustratorum. Leipzig: apud W. Engelmannum, 1856.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 645 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 1s.). — Wellcome Library (Closed stores mons.  M4281).

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¶ Cicero — Officia M.T.C. (1531)

November 10, 2014

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Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Officia M.T.C. Augsburg: H. Steyner, 1531.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 363 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 1474/D).

Digital versions: EEB. — Internet Archive (Morris copy).

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 4b, no. 43 (£5).

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¶ Evans — Selection of curious, rare and early voyages (1812)

October 3, 2014

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Evans, R. H. A selection of curious, rare and early voyages, and histories of interesting discoveries, chiefly published by Hakluyt, or at his suggestion, but not included in his celebrated compilation, to which, to Purchas, and other general collections, this is intended as a supplement. London: printed for R. H. Evans and R. Priestley, 1812.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 575 (sold to Dawson for £11). — Unlocated.

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¶ Ellis — Concordance to Shelley (1892)

August 26, 2014

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Ellis, Frederick Startridge. A lexical concordance to the poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. 2 vols. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1892.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1066 (sold to Maggs for £1 6s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Thorpe — Anglo-Saxon poems (1875)

August 26, 2014

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Thorpe, Benjamin, trans. The Anglo-Saxon poems of Beowulf, the scôp or gleeman’s tale, and the fight at Finnesburg. London: John Russell Smith, 1875.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 21 (part; sold to Hill for 14s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Morris — Saga library (1891–95)

August 19, 2014

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Morris, William, and Eiríkr Magnússon, trans. The saga library. 5 vols. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891–95.

A sixth volume was published in 1896, the year of Morris’s death.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 836 (sold to Cockerell for £1 13s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Tennyson — Ballads (1880)

August 14, 2014

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Tennyson, Alfred. Ballads and other poems. London: C. Kegan Paul, 1880.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 625 (part; sold to Dobell for 12s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 265.

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¶ Tennyson — Lover’s tale (1879)

August 14, 2014

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Tennyson, Alfred. The lover’s tale. London: C. Kegan Paul, 1879.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 625 (part; sold to Dobell for 12s.). — Unlocated.

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Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 235.


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¶ Tennyson — Holy Grail (1870)

August 14, 2014

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Tennyson, Alfred. The Holy Grail, and other poems. London: Strahan and Co., 1870.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 625 (part; sold to Dobell for 12s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Corpus poeticum boreale (1883)

August 14, 2014

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Vigfússon, Guđbrandur, and F. York Powell, trans. Corpus poeticum boreale: the poetry of the old Northern tongue from the earliest times to the thirteenth century. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1883.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 224 (sold to Young for £1 1s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Ashbee — Iconography of Don Quixote (1895)

August 13, 2014

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Ashbee, Henry Spencer. An iconography of Don Quixote, 1605–1895. London: Bibliographical Society, 1895.

Illustrated. Reprinted from the Society’s Transactions.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 94 (part; sold to Leighton for £1 18s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Proctor — Jan van Doesborgh (1894)

August 13, 2014

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Proctor, Robert. Jan van Doesborgh, printer at Antwerp: an essay in bibliography. London: Bibliographical Society, 1894.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 94 (part; sold to Leighton for £1 18s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Redgrave — Erhard Ratdolt (1894)

August 13, 2014

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Redgrave, Gilbert Richard. Erhard Ratdolt and his work at Venice. London: Bibliographical Society, 1894.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 94 (part; sold to Leighton for £1 18s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Boccaccio — Les nobles et cleres dames (1493)

July 29, 2014

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. De claris mulieribus [French] Les nobles et cleres dames. Paris: Antoine Vérard, 28 April 1493.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 195 (sold to Ridges for £59). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ib00719000).

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¶ Thomson — Voice from the Nile (1884)

July 21, 2014

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Thomson, James (“B.V.”). A voice from the Nile, and other poems. London: Reeves and Turner, 1884.

With a memoir of the author by Bertram Dobell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1027 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £2). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 749.

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¶ Lacroix — Sciences et lettres au moyen âge (1877)

July 19, 2014

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Lacroix, Paul [pseud. of P. L. Jacob]. Sciences et lettres au moyen âge et à l’époque de la renaissance. 2nd ed. Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1877.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 614 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 AB.AA2).

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¶ Lacroix — Military and religious life (1874)

July 19, 2014

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Lacroix, Paul [pseud. of P. L. Jacob]. Military and religious life in the Middle Ages and at the period of the Renaissance. London: Chapman and Hall, 1874.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 615 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 381.

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¶ Weale — Bibliographia liturgica (1886)

July 16, 2014

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Weale, William H. James. Bibliographia liturgica. Catalogus missalium ritus latini, ab anno M.CCCC.LXXV. impressorum. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1886.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1045 (part; sold to Walker for £1 10s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Bergomensis — Supplementum supplementi (1524)

July 10, 2014

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Bergomensis, Jacobus Philippus [Jacobo Filippo Foresti]. Supplementum supplementi de le Chroniche . . . vulgarizato et hystoriato. Venice: Giovanni Francesco and Giovanni Antonio Rusconi, 1524.

Illustrated. With bibliographical note by Cockerell laid in.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 163 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 793/D).

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¶ John of Genoa — Catholicon (1475–77)

July 5, 2014

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John of Genoa [Johannes Balbus]. Catholicon. [Strassburg: the R-Printer (Adolf Rusch), between 1475–77.]

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 154 (sold to Leighton for £15). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC.

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¶ Thoms — Early English prose romances (1858)

July 4, 2014

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Thoms, William J., ed. Early English prose romances, with bibliographical and historical introductions. 2nd ed. 3 vols. London: Nattali and Bond, 1858.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1026 (sold to Charington for £1 4s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: Internet Archive [vol. 1]. — Internet Archive [vol. 2]. — Internet Archive [vol. 3].


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¶ Skipsey — Carols from the coal-fields (1886)

July 4, 2014

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Skipsey, Joseph. Carols from the coal-fields and other songs and ballads. London: Walter Scott, 1886.

Presentation copy to Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1027 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £2). — Unlocated.

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¶ May Morris — Decorative needlework (1893)

July 4, 2014

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Morris, May. Decorative needlework. London: Joseph Hughes & Co., 1893.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 687 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 16s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

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