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¶ Conradus, de Brundelsheim — Sermones (1480)

December 15, 2017

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Conradus, de Brundelsheim [Soccus]. Sermones de tempore. Deventer: Richardus Pafraet, 1480.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1124 (sold to Proctor for £5 10s.). — Robert Proctor. — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (is00588000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 932, p. 85 (with an X beside the title).

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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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¶ Duns Scotus — Quaestiones (c. 1477)

December 8, 2017

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Duns Scotus, John [Johannes]. Quaestiones selectae abbreviatae et ordinatae per alphabetum super quattuor libris Sententiarum Petri Lombardi Quodlibetisque Metaphysicae et De Anima. Ed. Johann, von Köln [Johannes de Colonia]. [Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, [c. 1477].

The edition we have chosen is conjectural. The full entry in MS catalogue (2) is “Petri Lombardi sententiae sine loco et n. probably printed at Venice.”

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (id00384000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 802 (with two X’s next to the title).

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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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¶ 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: 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: ISTC (ip01084000). — Poynter, no. 466.

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

Illustrated.

References: 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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¶ St. Ambrose — Hexameron (c. 1480–83)

November 7, 2017

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Ambrose [Ambrosius], Saint. Hexameron. [Cologne: Johann Guldenschaff, c. 1480–83].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 119 (sold to Rega for 19s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ia00557000).

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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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Justinian I — Institutiones (1487)

November 2, 2017

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Justinian I [Justinianus]. Institutiones (with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius). Basel: Michael Wenssler, 31 May 1476.

The date in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue (see below) is apparently an error. Wenssler published several editions of the Institutiones but none in 1487.

Provenance: Inscription “Mnrijs Georgij in Fransening.” — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 738 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 3.f.2 (SR)).

References: ISTC (ij00513000). — Poynter, no. 336.

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¶ Bruni — De bello Italico (1471)

November 2, 2017

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Bruni, Leonardo [Leonardus Brunus Aretinus]. De bello Italico adversus Gothos gesto. [Venice]: Nicolaus Jenson, [before July] 1471.

Quaritch bought heavily at the Crawford sale, and presumably the book came to Morris through him.

Provenance: Ambroise Firmin-Didot. — Firmin-Didot sale, 1881, no. 533 — W. H. Crawford (bought in Rome, 1884). — Crawford sale, 1887, no. 204. — Quaritch (?). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL750).

References: ISTC (ib01235000).— Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 291. — MS catalogue (2), no. 928 (with two X’s beside the title).

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¶ Boethius — De consolatione philosophie (1498)

November 1, 2017

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Boethius. De consolatione philosophiae. Lyons: Jean de Vingle, 20 April 1498.

There is some confusion about this book: the Sotheby 1898 catalogue (see below) describes it as being published by Maillet in 1489, but Poynter and the Wellcome catalogue identify de Vingle as the publisher and 1498 as the date.

Provenance: Sir Thomas Knyvett. — Thomas Tanner. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 95 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 2.c.15 (SR)).

References: ISTC (ib00808000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 855 (with two X’s beside the title). — Poynter, no. 149.

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¶ St. Jerome — Epistolae et tractatus (n.d.)

November 1, 2017

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Epistolae et tractus. 2 vols. Venice: Rubeus?, n.d.

We are unable to identify this book, because the Sotheby 1898 catalogue is vague about both the publisher and date. The ISTC lists several late fifteenth-century editions of Jerome’s Epistolae, but none of them seems to fit the description below. (Rubeus, for example, did issue the book in 1496 [ISTC], but the text is single-column rather than double.)

Provenance: Duke of Sunderland. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 591 sold to Leighton for £11 11s.). — Unlocated.


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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: ISTC (ir00001000). — Poynter, no. 473.

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

References: 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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¶ Regiomontanus, Puerbach, and Stoeffler (1496–1514)

October 24, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Regiomontanus, Joannes. Epitoma in Almagestum Ptolemaei. Venice: Johannes Hamman for Kaspar Grossch and Stephan Roemer, 31 August 1496.

Reference: ISTC (ir00111000).

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[2] Puerbach, Georg von. Tabulae eclypsium. Vienna: J. Winterburger, 15 April 1514.

[3] Stoeffler, Johannes. Tabulae astronomicae. Tübingen: T. Anshelmus, 1514.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 982 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6 10s.) — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (5.b.2 (SR)).


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¶ Suetonius — Vitae XII Caesarum (1470)

October 24, 2017

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Suetonius. Vitae XII Caesarum. Ed. Johannes Andreas. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [after 30 August] 1470.

Provenance: Morris. — Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1075 (sold to Leighton for £4). — George Dunn. —Dunn sale, Sotheby, 22–29 November 1917, lot 3762 (sold to Quaritch for £18). — C. W. Ascherson. — Georges Heilbrun. — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (is00816000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 103, and MS catalogue (2), no. 903, p. 81 (both with one X beside the title). [Morris owned two copies of this book, one of which was sold in 1898 and the other is now in the Morgan Library. This is reflected in the two entries in MS catalogue (2), but it is impossible to distinguish between them in that document.]


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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]. — Eric Sexton. — Sexton sale, 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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¶ Carletti and D’Andrea (15th century)

October 23, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Angelo Carletti [Angelus de Clavasio]. Summa angelica de casibus conscientiae. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 28 August 1488.

References: ISTC (ia00717000). — Poynter, no. 53.

Digital version: ULD.

[2] D’Andrea, Giovanni. Super arboribus consanguinitatis et affinitatis. [Nuremberg: Friedrich Creussner, 1473.]

Illustrated. Incomplete.

References: ISTC (ia00598000). — Poynter, no. 48.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, no. 366 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s. — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 1.c.18 (SR)).


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¶ Priscian — Opera (1488)

October 21, 2017

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Priscian [Priscianus]. Opera. Venice: Georgius Arrivabenus, 4 December 1488.

Provenance: Library at Breslau. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 969 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.e.11 (SR)).

References: ISTC (ip00968000). — Poynter, no. 463.

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¶ Rainerius de Pisis — Pantheologia (1473)

October 20, 2017

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Rainerius de Pisis. Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. Ed. Jacobus Florentinus. 2 vols. Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt and Heinrich Kefer, 8 April 1473.

Morris owned only the second volume.

Provenance: Conventus Ratisbonensis. — Sale of the convent’s books, 1876. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 949 (sold to Leighton for £3 18s.). — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 9–10 December 1915. — Daniel Francois Schleurleer. — Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands (KW 169 A 25).

Reference: ISTC (ir00005000).

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¶ Pope Gregory I — Moralia (1471)

October 20, 2017

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Gregory I, Pope [Gregorius Magnus]. Moralia, sive Expositio in Job. Nuremberg: [Johann Sensenschmidt], 11 September 1471.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 566 (sold to Proctor for £10). — Robert Proctor. — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (ig00427000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 929, p. 94 (with an X beside the title).

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¶ Biblia (1474?)

October 20, 2017

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Biblia. 2 vols. Augsburg: Gunther Zainer, [not after 1474].

Morris wrote two extended commentaries on the book (quoted here from the Perry catalogue) on the flyleaf and some loose sheets of paper:

[Rough notes, with this comment, probably by Sydney Cockerell: “This note was not completed. A draft from an earlier note, on two small sheets, is laid in the volume, the following portions of which were not repeated on the flyleaf Note.”] “The historiated initials stand quite by themselves and are very interesting: the little subjects seem to be designed by Zeiner’s earliest artist, as he may be called, the draughtsman of the Golden Legend. They are good, though ruder than those of his second draughtsman, and tell the story well. The frame work of the letters is throughout very vigorous and highly decorative and logical in design; and altogether these initials must be amongst the best decoration of the early German printed books. The smaller initials are of Gunther Zeiner’s beautiful alphabet, and are used in most of his books. Their design is obviously an adaptation of the ornamental pen letters of this date. Big capitals in red occur throughout the book, and have the appearance of being stamped & not printed. ¶ The colouring has been at first good & judicious, and except for a little emerald green all done with transparent pigments; of which the lake is a particularly pleasant colour. The first initial (to Jerome’s letter) is painted extra carefully & has a very pretty illuminated ornament in the margin of it. ¶ This book has the stamp of the Buxheim monastery with which Gunther Zeiner was in close relation; and he is known to have presented a copy of this very book to it.”

[Note on flyleaf, dated January 1891] “This Augsburg bible printed by Gunther Zainer about 1474 does not seem to have received the attention which it deserves as a woodcut book. Apart from its type, which for a large book must be considered as the best of all black letter, it is a very remarkable book as a work of art. Its handsome ‘blooming letters’ are to be found in many Augsburg books and some printed at Ulm. They are translations in black and white of the illuminators’ pen letters current at the time and a little earlier; but which more or less kept up a still earlier tradition. Of all woodcut letters without figures, these of Gunther Zainer’s are the boldest and best designed, and add very much to the beauty of the books in which they appear. ¶ The third order of capitals which are all red and slightly floriated, are done in printer’s ink and seem to be stamped on the page after the printing: for their ink is uniformly bright, whereas the red printing at the heads of books is often sullied: since it was done at the same time as the black text by wiping away the black ink, and inking the type again with red—which being done insufficiently blackened the red in some cases almost to a brown. See Blades on this point. ¶ But the speciality of this bible is the series of historiated initials at the head of each book, which are so good and so ‘distinguished’ that they render it an important woodcut book. It is true that the figure work in them is inferior in drawing and general interest to the work of the designer of the cuts in the Aesop, the ‘de Claris Mulieribus’ or the Speculum Vitæ Humanæ: they are in fact rather illuminators’ pictures than woodcut designers’. The letters however are in general effect remarkably good; and, especially in the pattern-work, quite reach the high water-mark of 15th century design, and I consider them on the whole the best historiated Capitals of the period. ¶ These letters in this copy are coloured; and it would seem that this was done before it left the bookseller’s shelf; if it was not done in the printer’s workshop. The copy at the Brit: Mus: [British Museum] is coloured systematically just as this is; except that in this copy some one has come after the first colourist with a vermillion brush (vermillion is not used in the original systematic colouring) and has added that strong colour in some of the letters, by no means to their improvement; though, I take it, this blunder was was committed soon after the volume left the printer’s. For the rest I think an unprejudiced person will think that the colouring of the pre-vermillion very much improves the letters; this can easily be tested by reference to one initial, that of the Psalter, which has somehow been left uncoloured. ¶ I give as excellent examples of these letters the following: [. . .]”

Provenance: Carthusian monastery at Buxheim, Germany (presentation copy from Zainer). — Morris (acquired by January 1891). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 180 (sold to Quaritch for £80). — Marsden Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, 11 March 1956 lot 32. — John Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 1 October 1980, lot 78. — Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (Incun 1475 B471z).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 2b, no. 22 (£80). — ISTC (ib00627000). — Marsden Perry List, pp. 33–34.

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¶ St. Jerome — Vitas sanctorum patrum (c. 1490–92)

July 18, 2017

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Vitas sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum. Trans. Domenico Calvaca. [Venice: Giovanni Ragazzo?, c. 1490–92.]

Illustrated. With a bibliographical note by Cockerell.

Provenance: William Horatio Crawford. — Crawford sale, Sotheby, 12 March 1891, lot 1556 (sold to Ellis for 14s.). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 596 (sold to Quaritch for £35). — Quaritch. — British Museum (purchased from Quaritch, May 1899). — British Library (IB 23757).

References: BMC, 5:501. — ISTC (ih00231500). — MS catalogue (2), no. 371 (with one X beside the title).


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¶ Cicero — De officiis (1480)

June 23, 2017

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Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De officiis. Venice: Filippo di Pietro, 8 May 1480.

This book was not sold by Sotheby in 1898, probably because Morris had disposed of it before his death. However, he owned another copy which did in fact appear in the Sotheby sale.

References: ISTC (ic00589000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 694 (with an X beside it).

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¶ Cicero (1480) and Festus (1478?)

June 23, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De officiis. Venice: Filippo di Pietro, 8 May 1480.

Reference: ISTC (ic00589000).

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[2] Festus, Sextus Pompeius. De verborum significatione. [Venice: printer of Pomponius Mela, c. 1478.]

The Sotheby catalogue does not specify the edition, and MS catalogue (2) records it as “c. 1480”; we believe this is the most likely candidate.

Reference: ISTC (if00145000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 362 (sold to Proctor for £1 1s.). — Robert Proctor. — Phillips, 13 November 1997, lot 258 (£2,400 [$4,053]). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 948 (with one X beside the title).


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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).

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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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¶ Appiano etc.

June 7, 2017

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Eight titles bound together in one volume when they were in Morris’s hands; the individual works were subsequently rebound by W. J. Mansell for Michael Tomkinson.

[1] Appiano, Costanzo [Constantius Applanus]. Soliloquia de humani arbitrii libertate et potestate. Cremona: Carolus de Darleriis, 4 October 1496.

Reference: ISTC (ia00933000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Dio, Chrysostom [Dio Chrysostomus]. [De Troia non capta:] Ilii captivitatem non fuisse. Trans. Franciscus Philelpus and ed. Nicolaus Lucarus. Cremona: Bernardinus de Misintis and Caesar Parmensis, 22 July 1492.

With a bibliographical note by Cockerell (describing all the titles) tipped in.

Reference: ISTC (id00206000).

Digital version: BSB.

[3] Dio, Chrysostom [Dio Chrysostomus]. De regno. Trans. Publius Gregorius Tiphernas and ed. Pius III (Franciscus de Piccolomineis). Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 1493.

Reference: ISTC (id00205000).

Digital version: BSB.

[4] Bosso, Matteo [Matthaeus Bossus]. De instituendo sapientia animo. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 6 November 1495.

Reference: ISTC (ib01043000).

Digital version: BSB.

[5] Bosso, Matteo [Matthaeus Bossus]. Sermo in Jesu Christi passionem. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 11 November 1495.

Reference: ISTC (ib01047000).

[6] Beroaldo, Filippo [Philippus Beroaldus]. De felicitate. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 1 April 1495.

Reference: ISTC (ib00482000).

Digital version: BSB.

[7] Maffei, Celso [Celsus Maffeus]. Dissuasoria ne christiani principes ecclesiasticos usurpent census. Bologna: Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis, 27 June 1494.

Reference: ISTC (im00015000).

Digital version: BSB.

[8] Sabellico [Marcus Antonius Sabellicus]. De Venetis magistratibus. Venice: Antonius de Strata, de Cremona, 19 January 1488/89.

Reference: ISTC (is00009000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 66 (sold to Tregaskis for £1 16s.). — Michael Tomkinson. — Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford. — Huntington Library. (The individual call numbers at the Huntington—all Rare Books—are as follows: [1] 89923; [2] 100604; [4] 85511 (bound with no. 5); [5] 85512 (bound with no. 4); [7] 101129 (unbound in pamphlet folder). Nos. 3, 6, and 8 are not at the Huntington and are unlocated.)


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¶ Durand etc.

June 5, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Durand, Guillaume [Guillelmus Duranti]. Speculum judiciale. Ed. Franciscus Moneliensis. Padua: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, 1478–79.

Morris owned the second section (dated 21 November 1478).

References: ISTC (id00448000). — Thatcher 1, no. 579.

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Battista, da Sambagio [Baptista de Sancto Blasio]. Varii tractatus juridici. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 1481.

Morris owned the fourth of five parts (dated 31 May 1481).

References: ISTC (is00126000). — Thacher 1, no. 284.

Digital version: BSB.

[3] Cipolla, Bartolomeo [Bartholomaeus Cepolla]. De simulatione contractuum. Pavia: Leonardus Gerla, 15 February 1498.

References: ISTC (ic00400000). — Thacher 1, no. 634.

Digital version: BSB.

[4] Militio, Albricus de. De testibus. Pavia: Leonardus Gerla, 15 March 1497.

“Attributed in this edition to Albericus de Rosate” (ISTC).

References: ISTC (im00578000). — Thacher 1, no. 635.

Digital version: BSB.

[5] San Giorgio, Giacomino da [Jacobinus, de Sancto Georgio]. Aureus et in pratica perutilis totus et singularis tractatus feudorum et homagiorum. Milan: Giovanni Angelo Scinzenzeler, 1503.


Provenance: Henry Howard, Duke of Norfolk. — Royal Society of London (gift from Howard). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 402 (sold to Quaritch for £3 3s.). — John Boyd Thacher. — Library of Congress (Incun. 1478.F74 Thacher Coll. Copy 2).


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¶ Gellius — Noctes Atticae (1472)

May 15, 2017

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Gellius, Aulus. Noctes Atticae. Ed. Johannes Andreas. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 6 August 1472.

Provenance: Duke of Sunderland. — Sir Edward Sullivan. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 543 (sold to Leighton for £9 10s.). — Henry Yates Thompson. — Trinity College Library, Cambridge (VI.18.24) [gift in memory of Thompson, after 1928].

References: ISTC (ig00119000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 966 (with one X beside it).


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¶ Rolevinck and others

May 8, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Rolevinck, Werner [Werner Rolewinck]. Fasciculus temporum. Strassburg: Johann Prüss, 1487.

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ir00273000).

Digital version: ULD.

[2] Auerbach, Johannes. Processus iudiciarius. [Strassburg: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, c. 1488–89.]

This title was issued as part of a collection of legal works; hence no imprint is listed in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue.

Reference: ISTC (im00759000).

Digital version: BSB.

[3] Attavanti, Paolo [Paulus, Florentinus]. Breviarium totius juris canonici. Memmingen: Albrecht Kunne, 1486.

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ip00180000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 528 (sold to Leighton for £1 19s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 938, p. 86 (all three titles, with an X beside them).


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¶ Les prophecies de Merlin (1503?)

May 1, 2017

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Les prophecies de Merlin. Paris: Antoine Verard, 1498 [really after July 1503].

Vol. 3 only. The book is apparently misdated because the colophon of the first edition (1498) [ISTC] is reprinted.

Provenance: De Bourgevin de Vailart de Moligny. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (E1 12A).

Reference: Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 549.

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¶ Vegio and St. Basil

April 20, 2017

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[1] Vegio, Maffeo [Maphaeus Vegius]. Philalethes. [Nuremberg: Johann Müller, c. 1474–75.]

References: Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German) 2, no. 458. — ISTC (iv00114000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Basil, Saint [Basilius Magnus]. De legendis antiquorum libris. [Nuremberg : Johann Müller, c. 1474.]

References: Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German) 2, no. 421. — ISTC (ib00272000).

Digital version: BSB.


Inscribed “to Charles Fairfax Murray from William Morris 1895.”.

Provenance: Benedictbeuren Abbey near Munich. — Morris. — Charles Fairfax Murray (gift from Morris, 1895). — Sotheby, 18 July 1919 (sold to Quaritch for £11). — Volbehr. — Huntington Library (84743) and Huntington Library (84744) [purchased from Volbehr, 21 March 1925].

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¶ Gregory IX — Decretales (1473)

April 20, 2017

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Gregory [Gregorius] IX, Pope. Decretales, cum glossa. Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 23 November 1473.

Provenance: Carthusians, Nuremberg. — Christian Gottlieb Schwarz. — Saxon Royal Library, Dresden. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 564 (sold to Maggs for £8 15s.) — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 26 November 1917, lot 3207. — Herschel V. Jones. — Parke-Bernet, 28 January 1947, lot 54. — Carrie Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, Christie (New York), 22 October 1987, lot 11. — Dr. Martin Schøyen. — Schøyen sale, Sotheby, 12 December 1991, lot 25. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ig00447000).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Legenda aurea sanctorum (1478?)

April 19, 2017

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Jacobus, de Voragine. Legenda aurea sanctorum. Ulm: Johann Zainer, [not after 1478].

With Morris book label and signed “William Morris Kelmscott House Upper Mall Hammersmith 1890.”

Provenance: James Elwin Millard. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1201 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 5.e.6 (SR)).

References: ISTC (ij00091000 ) — MS catalogue (2), no. 927, p. 94 (with an X beside it). — Poynter, no. 606.


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¶ Institoris (1494) and Gaza (1521)

April 12, 2017

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The following titles were bound together when Morris owned them but were later separated, probably when Malleus maleficarum was rebacked:

[1] Institoris, Heinrich [Henricus], and Jakob [Jacobus] Sprenger. Malleus maleficarum. Nuremburg: Anton Koberger, 17 March 1494.

References: ISTC (ii00166000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 940.

Digital version: ULD.

[2] Gaza, Theodorus. Grammaticae institutionis libri duo priores. Trans. Desiderius Erasmus. Basel: Johann Froben, 1521.

Illustrated.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Congregation of the Brothers of the Common Life in the Luchtenhofe in Bruhle in Hildesheim. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 493 (sold to Pickering for £1 1s.). — William Norton Bullard. — Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University (William Norton Bullard Collection, no. 654). [The present location of Gaza’s grammar is unknown.]


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¶ Justinus and Osorius

March 29, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Justinus, Marcus Junianus. Justinus historicus una cum L. Floro a Philippo Beroaldo correctus. Bologna, impressit Benedetto Faelli, 1505.

[2] Orosius, Paulus. Historiae adversus paganos. Ed. Enea Volpi [Aeneas Vulpes]. Venice: Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, for Octavianus Scotus, 18 July 1499.

Reference: ISTC (io00100000).


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 739 (sold to Cockerell for £1 12s.). — Douglas Cockerell. — William Inglis Morse (purchased from Cockerell in 1936). — Dalhousie University Libraries (Special Collections PA 6445 J6; Cockerell 28) [acquired from Morse, 1936].


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¶ St. Albertus Magnus [two works]

March 24, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Albertus Magnus, Saint. Mariale. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1473.]

Reference: ISTC (ia00272000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Albertus Magnus, Saint. De laudibus Mariae. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1473.]

Reference: ISTC (ia00247000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Cistercians of Furstenfeld. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 113 (sold to Walker for £2 4s.). — Emery Walker. — Casa del Libro, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


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¶ St. Ambrose — Hexameron (c. 1480–83)

March 20, 2017

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Ambrose [Ambrosius], Saint. Hexameron. [Cologne: Johann Guldenschaff, c. 1480–83.]

Provenance: Cornelius Paine. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 119 (sold to Rega for 19s.). — British Library [purchased in April 1899].

References: BMC 1:255–56. — ISTC (ia00557000).

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¶ Donatus — Commentarius in Terentii Comoedias (1472?)

March 6, 2017

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Donatus, Aelius. Commentarius in Terentii Comoedias. Ed. Raphael Zovenzonius. [Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, [c. 1472].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1151 (sold to Leighton for £3 12s. 6p.). — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (id00353000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 681.


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¶ Parker — Dives and Pauper (1493)

February 17, 2017

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Parker, Henry. Dives and Pauper. London: printed by Richard Pynson, 5 July 1493.

Provenance: Sir Francis Freeling. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 395 (sold to Leighton for £55). — Carrie Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, part 1 (Christie), 22 October 1987, lot 135 (sold for $32,000). — Rev. D. A. Smith. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (£48). — ESTC (S109783). — ISTC (ip00117000).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ Caesar — Commentarii (1471)

February 15, 2017

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Caesar, Julius. Commentarii. Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1471.

Provenance: Lord Auchinleck (Alexander Boswell). — Julia (Boswell) Mounsey. — Boswell sale, Sotheby, 23–26 June 1893, lot 242 (sold to Bernard Quaritch for £8 10s.). — Quaritch. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL749).

References: ISTC (ic00017000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 290.

Digital version: Bibliothèque Mazarine.

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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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¶ Franciscus, de Retza — Comestorium vitiorum (1470)

January 27, 2017

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Franciscus, de Retza. Comestorium vitiorum. Nuremburg: [Johann Sensenschmidt and Heinrich Kefer, for Heinrich Rumel], 1470.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 983 (sold to Maggs for £8 8s.). — Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford. — Carrie Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, part 1 (Christie), 22 October 1987, lot 50 (sold to H. P. Kraus for $18,000). — H. P. Kraus. — William Scheide. — Princeton University Library (Scheide Library 57.3).

Reference: ISTC (ir00150000).

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¶ Biblia: Novum Testamentum (1475–77?)

January 26, 2017

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Biblia: Novum Testamentum. [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, between 1475 and November 1477.]

With bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennet. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1077 (sold to Quaritch for £8 10s.). — Bernard Quaritch. — British Library (IA. 49231) [purchased May 1899].

References: BMC, 9:157–58. — ISTC (ib00650500).


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¶ Tartagni — Consiliorum volumen (1477)

January 26, 2017

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Tartagni, Alessandro [Alexander Tartagnus]. Consiliorum volumen. Venice: Jacobus Rubeus, 23 December 1477.

With an invoice from G. P. Wakley to Morris for house repairs, 14 December 1894, tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1150 (sold to Leighton for £1 12s.). — George Dunn. — Chapin Library, Williams College (Inc T20 fffolio).

References: ISTC (it00021000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 348 (with two X’s next to it).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ Vincent, of Beauvais — Speculum historiale (1473)

January 24, 2017

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Vincent, of Beauvais [Vincentius Bellovacensis]. Speculum historiale. Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, [1473].

Provenance: Thomas Brouer. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1192 (sold to Stevens for £36). — New York Public Library (*KB+ 1473 (Vincentius) [acquired December 1898].

Digital version: BSB (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4).


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¶ Sacro Bosco — Sphaera mundi (1490)

January 17, 2017

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Sacro Bosco, Joannes de. Sphaera mundi. Venice: [Bonetus Locatellus], for Octavianus Scotus, 4 October 1490.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL946).

References: ISTC (ij00409000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 347.

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¶ St. Antoninus — Confessionale (1472)

January 17, 2017

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Antoninus, Saint [Antoninus Florentinus]. Confessionale: Curam illius habe. Bologna: [Balthasar Azoguidus], 1472

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1195).

References: ISTC (ia00782000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 448.

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¶ Seneca — Opera philosophica (1475)

January 17, 2017

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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Opera philosophica. Epistolae. Ed. Blasius Romerus. Naples: Mathias Moravus, 1475.

Provenance: Morris. — Brown University Library (HAY ANNMARY 2-SIZE 1475 S4).

Reference: ISTC (is00368000).

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