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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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¶ St. Augustine — De civitate dei (1467)

June 14, 2014

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Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo [Saint Augustinus]. De civitate dei. [Subiaco: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz], 12 June 1467.

Bound into the volume is a vellum leaf from the Ashendene Press Inferno, which uses a typeface based on that of this book. With a bibliographical note by Cockerell, at the end of which is written in another hand (probably Tomkinson’s): “Mr Cockerell tells me this book was greatly esteemed by Mr Morris— Mr Hornby has a fount of type copied from this & an example is here on vellum—”

Provenance: Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 142 (sold to Tregaskis for £77). — Michael Tomkinson. — Tomkinson sale, Sotheby, 3 April and 3 July 1922. —Charles William Dyson Perrins. — Dyson Perrins sale, Sotheby, 17 June 1946, lot 29. — Quaritch 100th anniversary catalogue (1947), no. 13 (£1,900). — Arci Bianchi. — Frank V. De Bellis. — Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University (06054) [purchased from from De Bellis, 1962].

Reference: ISTC (ia01230000).

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¶ Gerard — Herball (1636)

June 4, 2014

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Gerard, John. The herball or generall historie of plantes, gathered by John Gerarde of London master in chirurgerie, very much enlarged and amended by Thomas Johnson, citizen and apothecarie of London. London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton, and Richard Whitakers, 1636.

Morris signature and address (Kelmscott House) on flyleaf. A note by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt indicates that he colored the woodcuts. Note by Cockerell in MS catalogue (2): “This copy of Gerarde inscribed ‘William Morris, Kelmscott House, Upper Mall, Hammersmith 1890’ was bought at the sale of part of Morris’s library in Dec 1898 by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt who coloured many of the woodcuts as he found the flowers and gave the book to me Christmas 1906.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £3 10s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 545 (sold to Quaritch for £6). — Bernard Quaritch. — Wilfrid Scawen Blunt. — Sydney Cockerell (gift from Blunt, Christmas, 1906). — Cockerell sale, Sotheby, 10 December 1956, lot 115 (sold to William Morris Gallery). — William Morris Gallery (K776).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (£4). — ESTC (S122175). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 16. — MS catalogue (2), unnumbered sequence.

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¶ Wilars de Honecort — Sketch-book (1859)

May 29, 2014

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Lassus, M. J. B. A., ed. Facsimile of the sketch-book of Wilars de Honecort, an architect of the thirteenth century. Trans. Rev. Robert Willis. London: John Henry and James Parker, 1859.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1079 (sold to Leighton for £2 2s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Catalogue of medieval literature (1890)

May 25, 2014

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A catalogue of medieval literature, especially of the romances of chivalry, and books relating to the customs, costume, art, and pageantry of the Middle Ages. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1890.

Inscribed “William Morris, Esq. from Bernard Quaritch London, July 26, 90.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 873 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR) ZJ.B.AA2).

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1888)

May 24, 2014

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Morris, William. A dream of John Ball, and A king’s lesson. London: Reeves & Turner, 1888.

LP version.

Provenance: Colin Franklin. — Private collection, Metro Vancouver area, B.C., Canada (purchased from Franklin, early 1980s).

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¶ Berthollet — Éléments de l’art de la teinture (1804)

May 24, 2014

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Berthollet, Claude-Louis. Éléments de l’art de la teinture. Avec une description du blanchiment par l’acide muriatique oxigéné. 2nd ed. 2 vols. Paris: F. Didot, 1804.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 30 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 13478/B).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 132.

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¶ Quaritch — Palaeography (1894)

May 21, 2014

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Quaritch, Bernard. Palaeography: notes upon the history of writing and the medieval art of illumination. London: privately printed, 1894.

“Extended from a Lecture, delivered at a Conversazione of the Sette of Odd Volumes, at the Galleries of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, 12th December, 1893.”

Inscription on flyleaf: “Presented to Mr William Morris by Bernard Quaritch, London, April 13th 1894.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 875 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR) YHBAL).

Digital versions: Internet Archive (Morris copy). — Wellcome Library (Morris copy).


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¶ Shaw — Unsocial socialist (1887)

May 21, 2014

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Shaw, George Bernard. An unsocial socialist. London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., 1887.

Inscription by Walker: “This volume was given to William Morris by Shaw & acquired by me at his sale. Emery Walker.” Subsequent inscription by his daughter: “and chosen by Alan G. Thomas as a small token for all the work he did for me. Dorothy Walker January 1959.”

Provenance: Morris (gift from Shaw). — Sotheby 1898 (possibly lot 1013, “Socialist Tracts”; sold to Leighton for £1 16s.). — Emery Walker. — Dorothy Walker. — Alan G. Thomas (gift from Dorothy Walker). — Shirley Thomas. — Richard Linenthal (private collection; gift from Shirley Thomas).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 613.

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¶ Homer — Iliad (1883)

May 16, 2014

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Homer. The Iliad of Homer, done into English prose. Trans. Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf, and Ernest Myers. London: Macmillian and Co., 1883.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 436 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 128.

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¶ Copinger — Supplement to Hain (1895–98)

May 14, 2014

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Copinger, Walter Arthur. Supplement to Hain’s Repertorium bibliographicum, collections towards a new edition of that work, in two parts, the first containing nearly 7000 corrections of and additions to the collations of works described or mentioned by Hain, the second, a list with numerous collations and bibliographical particulars of nearly 6000 volumes printed in the fifteenth century, not referred to by Hain. 2 vols. London: Sotheran, 1895–98.

See also Hain, Repertorium bibliographicum.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 423 (part; sold to Leighton for £5 7s.[?]). — Unlocated.

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¶ Colonna — Strife of love in a dream (1890)

May 14, 2014

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Colonna, Francesco. The strife of love in a dream, being the Elizabethan version of the first book of the Hypnerotomachia of Francsco Colonna. Ed. Andrew Lang. London: David Nutt, 1890.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 218 (sold to Downing for 14s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Toulmin Smith — English gilds (1870)

May 6, 2014

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Smith, Joshua Toulmin, ed. English gilds: the original ordinances of more than one hundred early English gilds, together with ye olde usages of ye cite of Winchestre, the ordinances of Worcester, the office of the Mayor of Bristol, the ceremony of the manor of Tettenhall-Regis. London: published for the Early English Text Society by N. Trübner & Co., 1870.

“With an introduction and glossary, etc., by his daughter, Lucy Toulmin Smith, and a preliminary essay in five parts, on the history and development of gilds, by Lujo Brentano.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 245 (part; sold to Maggs for £7 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 534.

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¶ Peragallo — Congratulatio canum (1893)

May 5, 2014

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Peragallo, Prospero. Congratulatio canum. 2 vols. Lisbon: Stamperia Nazionale, 1893.

With a Portuguese version by A. A. Presentation copy to Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 219 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £1 1s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Collie — Four books (1828)

May 1, 2014

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Collie, David, trans. The Chinese classical work commonly called the four books. Malacca: printed at the Mission Press, 1828.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 235 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 13s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 36.

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¶ Emerson — Poems (1893)

April 28, 2014

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Poems. Ed. J. E. Cabot. (Household Edition.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Co., Riverside Press, 1893.

With Kelmscott Press printer’s device as bookplate.

Provenance: Morris. — John J. Walsdorf. — Blackwell catalogue (William Morris and the Kelmscott Press, 2016), no. 70 (£250). — Martin Stott.

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¶ Furnivall — Seynt Graal (1861–63)

April 28, 2014

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Furnivall, Frederick J., ed. Seynt Graal, or the Sank Ryal: the history of the Holy Graal, partly in English verse by Henry Lonelich, Skynner, and wholly in French prose by Sires Robiers de Borron. 2 vols. London: printed for the Roxburghe Club, 1861–63.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 890 (sold to Thomson for £6). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Digital versions: HathiTrust (vol. 2). — Internet Archive (vol. 1). — Internet Archive (vol. 2).


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¶ Marx — Capital (1887)

April 25, 2014

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Marx, Karl. Capital: a critical analysis of capitalist production. Ed. Frederick Engels; trans. Samuel Moore and Edward Aveling. 2 vols. London: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey, & Co., 1887.

Provenance: Morris. —Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 635 (sold to Edmunds for £1 11s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 595.

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¶ Ruskin — Gold (1891)

April 25, 2014

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Ruskin, John. Gold: a dialogue connected with the subject of “Munera pulveris”. Ed. Harry Buxton Forman. London: printed by R. Clay and Sons Ltd., 1891.

“The impression of this little volume is limited to a few copies for private distribution.”

Provenance: Morris. —Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 832 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £3). — Unlocated.

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¶ Haslewood — Dialogues of creatures moralised (1816)

April 24, 2014

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Haslewood, Joseph, ed. The dialogues of creatures moralised. Applicable and edifying to every merry and jocund matter, and right profitable to the governance of man. London: Robert Triphook, 1816.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 283 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 14s.). — Henry Wellcome.— Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / C  38707/C).

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¶ Flowers of Persian literature (1805)

April 14, 2014

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The flowers of Persian literature, containing extracts from the most celebrated authors in prose and verse, with a translation into English, being intended as a companion to Sir William Jones’s Persian grammar, to which is prefixed an essay on the language and literature of Persia. London: printed for James Asperne by S. Rousseau, 1805.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1098 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 8s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Hirth — Formenschatz (1877)

April 14, 2014

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Hirth, Georg. Der Formenschatz der Renaissance. Eine Quelle der Belehrung und Anregung für Künstler & Gewerbtreibende wie für alle Freunde stylvoller Schönheit aus den Werken der Dürer und Holbein. Leipzig and Munich: Hirth, 1877.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 482 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Hellot — Art of dying wool (1789)

April 14, 2014

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Hellot, Jean, Pierrie Joseph Macquer, and Lepileur d’Apligny. The art of dying wool, silk, and cotton. London: printed for R. Baldwin, 1789.

Illustrated.

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

References: ESTC (T136829). — MS catalogue (2), no. 189.

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¶ Hosken — Monk’s love (n.d.)

April 11, 2014

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Hosken, James Dryden. A monk’s love, and other poems. Ealing: privately printed, n.d.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 618 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 19s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ James — Sculptures in the Lady Chapel at Ely (1895)

April 9, 2014

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James, Montague Rhodes. The sculptures in the Lady Chapel at Ely. London: D. Nutt, 1895.

“Illustrated in fifty-five collotype plates.” With a foreword by the Bishop of Ely.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 497 (sold to Batsford for 16s.). — 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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¶ Haigh — Dyer’s assistant (1787)

April 7, 2014

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Haigh, James, trans. The dyer’s assistant in the art of dying wool and woollen goods, extracted from the philosophical and chymical works of those most eminent authors, Ferguson, Dufay, Hellot, Geoffery, Colbert, and that reputable French dyer Mons. de Julienne. York: printed by Crask and Lund for R. Baldwin, London, and R. Spence, York, 1787.

Haigh was a “late silk and muslin dyer, Leeds.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 46 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B  27224/B).

References: ESTC (T124853). — MS catalogue (2), no. 607.

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¶ Steele — Mediaeval lore (1893)

March 31, 2014

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Steele, Robert. Mediaeval lore: an epitome of the science, geography, animal and plant folk-lore and myth of the middle age: being classified gleanings from the encyclopedia of Bartholomew Anglicus. London: Elliot Stock, 1893.

With a preface by Morris. The provenance below is conjectural, based on a claim in the Wellcome online catalogue that this is Morris’s copy; but it should be pointed out that there is no mark of Morris’s ownership in the Wellcome copy, and there is no evidence that Henry Wellcome bought any other books at the 1898 sale through Tregaskis.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1018 (sold to Tregaskis for £1 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (History of Medicine BN /BAR).

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¶ Webster — Burns and the kirk (1888)

March 31, 2014

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Webster, Alexander. Burns and the kirk: a review of what the poet did for the religious and social regeneration of the Scottish people. Aberdeen: A. Martin; Glasgow: W. & R. Holmes; Edinburgh: James Thin, 1888.

Presentation copy.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 428 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £1 6s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 106A (10s. 6d.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Simcox — Episodes (1882)

March 31, 2014

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Simcox, Edith Jemima. Episodes in the lives of men, women, and lovers. London: Trübner & Co., 1882.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 428 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £1 6s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 267.

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¶ Brassington — History of the art of bookbinding (1894)

March 30, 2014

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Brassington, William Salt. A history of the art of bookbinding, with some account of the books of the ancients. London: Elliot Stock, 1894.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 99 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Clouston — Book of noodles (1888)

March 30, 2014

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Clouston, William Alexander. The book of noodles: stories of simpleton or fools and their follies. London: Elliot Stock, 1888.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 43 (part; sold to Dobell for 15s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Marston — Song-tide (1871)

March 29, 2014

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Marston, Philip Bourke. Song-tide and other poems. London: Ellis and Green, 1871.

The date in the Sotheby catalogue is apparently a typo, because the earliest known edition is 1871, and the book is dated 1871 in MS catalogue (2).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 237 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 7s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 246.

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¶ James — Descriptive catalogue (1895)

March 29, 2014

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James, Montague Rhodes. A descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1895.

“Illustrated with twenty plates in photogravure.” Morris book label.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 410 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Temp. store Hist.  YHB.4443).

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¶ Living English poets (1883)

March 29, 2014

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Living English poets MDCCCLXXXII. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1883.

With a frontispiece by Walter Crane (see below) in which Morris figures prominently.

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

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 726.

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¶ Jefferies — Wood magic (1881)

March 28, 2014

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Jefferies, Richard. Wood magic: a fable. 2 vols. London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1881.

It is not clear which edition of the book Morris owned.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 250 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 724.

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¶ Chenery — Assemblies of Al Harîri (1867)

March 27, 2014

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Chenery, Thomas, trans. The assemblies of Al Harîri. Vol. 1: containing the first twenty-six assemblies. London: Williams and Norgate, 1867.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 810 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome.— Wellcome Library [deaccessioned].  — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 582.

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¶ Jacobs — Indian fairy tales (1892)

March 26, 2014

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Jacobs, Joseph, ed. Indian fairy tales. London: David Nutt, 1892.

Illustrated by John D. Batten.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 833 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 17s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Rylands — Ars moriendi (1881)

March 25, 2014

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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, vol. 14. London: Holbein Society, 1881.

Illustrated. With an introduction by George Bullen.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 76 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2  YHDEG).

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¶ Kenworthy — Amgiad (1893)

March 12, 2014

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Kenworthy, John C. Amgiad and the fair lady and other poems. London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1893.

Presentation copy. Kenworthy’s preface is dated from Englewood, N.J., but the Sotheby 1898 catalogue is mistaken about the imprint.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 628 (part; sold to Edmunds for £3 6s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Dasent — Prose or younger Edda (1842)

March 5, 2014

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Dasent, George Webbe, trans. The prose or younger Edda commonly ascribed to Snorri Sturluson. Stockholm: Norstedt and Sons; London: William Pickering, 1842.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 248 (part; sold to Downing for 9s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Middleton — Illuminated manuscripts (1892)

February 22, 2014

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Middleton, John Henry. Illuminated manuscripts in classical and mediaeval times, their art and their technique. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1892.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 639 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 YHBAL).

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