Tag Archives: ISTC

¶ 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).

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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).

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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].

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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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¶ Ovid — Opera (1474)

January 12, 2017

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Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Opera. Ed. Johannes Calphurnius. 3 vols. [Venice]: Jacobus Rubeus, [before December] 1474.

Provenance: Earls of Sunderland. — Sunderland sale, Sotheby, 6 November 1882, lot 9111. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 923 (sold to Maggs for £20). — J. R. Ritman. — Ritman sale, Sotheby, 5 December 1901, lot 78. — C. S. Ascherson. — H. R. Creswick. — Creswick sale, Sotheby, 27 April 1982, lot 473. — George Abrams. — Abrams sale, Sotheby, 16 November 1989, lot 92. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (io00128000).

Digital version: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.


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¶ Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils (1491)

January 12, 2017

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Schatzbehalter der wahren Reichtümer des Heils. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 8 November 1491.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL409).

References: ISTC (is00306000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 178. — Needham, Paul. Twelve Centuries of Bookbindings, 400–1600. New York and London: Pierpont Morgan Library and Oxford University Press, 1979. (See no. 30.)

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¶ Valerius Maximus — Facta et dicta memorabilia (1476–77?)

January 10, 2017

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Valerius Maximus. Facta et dicta memorabilia. Trans. Simon de Hesdin and Nicholas de Gonnesse. 2 vols. [Southern Netherlands: printer of Flavius Josephus, between 1476 and 1477.]

Provenance: John Hayford Thorold. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1181 (sold to Quaritch for £91). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (iv00044000).


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¶ Statuta Veronae (1475)

January 10, 2017

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Statuta Veronae. Vicenza: Hermannus Liechtenstein, 20 December 1475.

Provenance: Victor Zilioli. — Johannes Andreas de Vitalibus. — Michael Wodhull. — Sotheran catalogue 489 (November–December 1889), p. 69 (£12 12s.). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1187 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 5.d.24 (SR)).

References: ISTC (is00726000). — Poynter, no. 597.


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¶ Pliny — Historia naturalis (1472)

January 9, 2017

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Pliny, the Elder [Plinius]. Historia naturalis. Ed. Giovanni Andrea Bussi [Johannes Andreas]. Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1472.

Morris in a lecture, 1893: “I have got on my shelves now a Jenson’s Latin Pliny, which, in spite of its beautiful type and handsome painted ornaments, I dare scarcely look at, because the binder (adjectives fail me here) has chopped off over two-thirds of the tail margin: such stupidities are like a man with his coat buttoned up behind, or a lady with her bonnet put on hind-side foremost” (Ideal Book, p. 71).

Provenance: John Shelly. — Georgius Klebs. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 954 (sold to Tregaskis for £6 15s.). — Blacker Wood Rare Books, McGill University University Library (folio PA6611 A2 1472) [acquired c. 1920–21].

Reference: ISTC (ip00788000).

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¶ Platina — De flosculis linguae latinae (1481)

January 6, 2017

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Platina [Bartholomaeus Platina]. De flosculis linguae latinae. Ed. Petrus Augustinus Philelphus. Milan: Antonius Zarotus for Johannes de Legnano, 18 August 1481.

Inscription by Sydney Cockerell, 1892 (“bought of WM”) and this note: “I lent William Morris ten shillings and instead of returning the money he gave me this book” (Under the Hammer, p. 174).

Provenance: Hopetoun House Library, Scotland. — Sotheby, February 1889. — Morris. — Sydney Cockerell. — Clifford Rattey. — David Jackson McWilliams. — Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (Incun 1481 P696d) [bequest of McWilliams].

Reference: ISTC (ip00760000).

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¶ Horae (1498)

December 27, 2016

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Horae: ad usum Romanum. Paris: Philippe Pigouchet for Simon Vostre, 16 September 1498.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Loyse de Betuliar. — Hippolyte St. Michel. — F. H. S. Delaulnaye. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL1485).

References: ISTC (ih00395000). — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 579.

Digital version: Małopolska Digital Library.

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¶ Biblia (1483)

December 26, 2016

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Biblia. 2 vols. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 17 February 1483.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 182 (sold to Quaritch for £38). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Murray sale, Christie, 10 December 1917, lot 70. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 9b, no. 103 (£35). — Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German), 1, no. 63. — ISTC (ib00632000).


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¶ St. Antoninus — Confessionale (1470)

December 16, 2016

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Antoninus, Saint [Antoninus Florentinus]. Confessionale: Defecerunt scrutantes scruinio. Cologne: Ulrich Zel, c. 1470.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 63 (sold to Ellis for £2 14s.). — Ellis. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ia00787000).

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¶ Boccaccio — De claris mulieribus (1473)

December 5, 2016

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. De claris mulieribus. Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1473.

Illustrated. Morris: “To turn back to the books numbered above as the most important of the school, I should call John Zainer’s De Claris mulieribus, and the Æsop, and Günther Zainer’s Spiegel des menschlichen Lebens the most characteristic. Of these my own choice would be the De Claris mulieribus, partly perhaps because it is a very old friend of mine, and perhaps the first book that gave me a clear insight into the essential qualities of the mediaeval design of that period. The subject-matter of the book also makes it one of the most interesting, giving it opportunity for setting forth the mediaeval reverence for the classical period, without any of the loss of romance on the one hand, and epical sincerity and directness on the other, which the flood-tide of Renaissance rhetoric presently inflicted on the world. No story-telling could be simpler and more straightforward, and less dependent on secondary help, than that of these curious, and, as people phrase it, rude cuts. And in spite (if you please it) of their rudeness, they are by no means lacking in definite beauty: the composition is good everywhere, the drapery well designed, the lines rich, which shows of course that the cutting is good. Though there is no ornament save the beautiful initial S and the curious foliated initials above mentioned, the page is beautifully proportioned and stately, when, as in the copy before me, it has escaped the fury of the bookbinder. ¶ The great initial S I claim to be one of the very best printers’ ornaments ever made, one which would not disgrace a thirteenth-century manuscript. Adam and Eve are standing on a finely-designed spray of poppy-like leafage, and behind them rise up the boughs of the tree. Eve reaches down an apple to Adam with her right hand, and with her uplifted left takes another from the mouth of the crowned woman’s head of the serpent, whose coils, after they have performed the duty of making the S, end in a foliage scroll, whose branches enclose little medallions of the seven deadly sins. All this is done with admirable invention and romantic meaning, and with very great beauty of design and a full sense of decorative necessities. ¶ As to faults in this delightful book, it must be said that it is somewhat marred by the press-work not being so good as it should have been even when printed by the weak presses of the fifteenth century; but this, though a defect, is not, I submit, an essential one.” (Ideal book, p. 52.)

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL470).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 10b, no. 118 (£70). —  ISTC (ib00716000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 194. — MS catalogue (2), no. 987 (with an X beside the title).

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¶ Pliny — Historia naturalis (1476)

November 25, 2016

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Pliny, the Elder [Plinius]. Historia naturalis. Ed. Filippo Beroaldo [Phillippus Beroaldus]. Parma: Stephanus Corallus, 1476.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 955 (sold to Bridges for £3 5s.). — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (ip00790000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 882 (with two X’s beside it).


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¶ Ochsenbrunner — Priscorum heroum stemmata (1494)

November 23, 2016

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Ochsenbrunner, Thomas. Priscorum heroum stemmata. Rome: Johann Besicken and Sigismundus Mayer, 18 February 1494.

Inscriptions on flyleaf: “Philip Webb from W.M.” and “Emery Walker from P.W. 1915.” Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Philip Webb. — Emery Walker. — Dorothy Walker. — Bodleian Library (Don. e.56) [gift from Dorothy Walker, presented through the Friends of the Bodleian, October 1934].

Reference: ISTC (io00007000).

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¶ Aristotle — Problemata (1482)

November 22, 2016

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Aristotle [Aristoteles]. Problemata. Trans. Bartholomaeus de Messana. [Venice]: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, 25 February 1482.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 103 (sold to Voynich for £2 4s.). — National Library of Medicine (WZ 230 P498e 1482).

References: ISTC (ia01044400). — MS catalogue (2), no. 687 (with two X’s next to it).

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¶ Schedel — Liber chronicarum (1493)

November 22, 2016

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Schedel, Hartmann. Liber chronicarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 12 July 1493.

With Morris’s signature and address of Red House, Upton, Kent, which indicates that he acquired it before 1865. Inscribed “William and Lucy Rossetti from William Morris, Mch 31st, 1874” and “This was Morris’s wedding present to us. W.M.R. 1905.”

Provenance: Morris. — William and Lucy Rossetti (gift from Morris, 31 March 1874). — David Gage Joyce. — Joyce sale, Hanzel Galleries (Chicago), 22–23 September 1973, lot 65 (sold for $9,500). — Sotheby, 10 December 1999, lot 149 (sold for £17,250). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (is00307000).

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¶ Gallus — Malogranatum (1473?)

November 14, 2016

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Gallus, Abbot of Königssaal [Gallus, Abbas Cisterciensis]. Malogranatum. [Strassburg: Heinrich Eggestein, not after 1473.]

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 541 (sold to Heppenstal for £1 15s.). — Det Kongelige Bibliotek [Royal Library and Copenhagen University].

Reference: ISTC (ig00047000).


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¶ Rolevinck — Fasciculus temporum (1474?)

November 2, 2016

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Rolevinck, Werner [Werner Rolewinck]. Fasciculus temporum. [Cologne]: Nicolaus Götz, [not before 1474].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (ir00253000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 94.

Digital version: ULD.

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¶ Rolevinck (1476) and Isidorus Hispalensis (1473)

November 2, 2016

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Rolevinck, Werner [Werner Rolewinck]. Faciculus temporum. [Cologne]: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, 8 November 1476.

Illustrated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 6b, no. 72 (£2). — ISTC (ir00255000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Isidorus Hispalensis. Etymologiae. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, c. 1473.]

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ii00182000).


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 526 (sold to Tregaskis for £5 10s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Bertholdus and Meditationes (1488)

November 1, 2016

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The following titles are bound together. (This copy is in a red pigskin binding; Morris’ other copy, which went through the Sotheby sale and is now unlocated, is bound in old kidskin.)

[1] Bertholdus. Horologium devotionis. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, c. 1488.]

Illustrated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 7b, no. 78 (£10). — ISTC (ib00503000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 108.

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Meditationes de vita et beneficiis Jesu Christi. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, c. 1488.]

References: ISTC (im00431000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 110.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Augustus Langdon. — J. Leslie (dealer). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Morgan Library (ChL190) and Morgan Library (ChL190).

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¶ Bertholdus and Meditationes (1488)

November 1, 2016

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Bertholdus. Horologium devotionis. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, c. 1488.]

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ib00503000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Meditationes de vita et beneficiis Jesu Christi. [Cologne: Ulrich Zel, c. 1488.]

Reference: ISTC (im00431000).

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Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898 (sold to Ellis for £15). — Unlocated.


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¶ St. Bernard of Clairvaux — Flores (1470?)

October 7, 2016

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Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint [Bernardus Claravallensis]. Flores. [Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt, not after 1470].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 164 (sold to Ellis for £3 11s.). — Douglas Cockerell. — William Inglis Morse. — Special Collections, Dalhousie University Libraries (BX890 B48 1472; Cockerell 3) [acquired from Morse, 1936].

Reference: ISTC (ib00388000).

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¶ Plutarch — Vitae illustrium virorum (1470)

September 22, 2016

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Plutarch [Plutarchus]. Vitae illustrium virorum. Ed. J. A. Campanus. 2 vols. [Rome]: Ulrich Han, [1470].

Provenance: Sir Mark Masterman Sykes. — Sir John Hayford Thorold. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 959 (sold to Leighton for £10 10s.). — Alfred Walter Heymel. — Ant. W. M. Mensing. — Mensing sale, Sotheby, December 1936, lot 470 (sold to William King Richardson). — William King Richardson. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (WKR 10.2.5) [bequest of Richardson, 1951].

References: ISTC (ip00830000). — Walsh, no. 1299.

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¶ Sermones sensati (1482)

September 22, 2016

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Sermones sensati. Gouda: Gerard Leeu, 20 February 1482.

A note by Morris is laid in.

Provenance: William Constable. — Constable sale, Sotheby, June 1889, lot 843. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1116 (sold to Tregaskis for £3). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 196 (£7 10s.). — Houghton Library, Harvard University (Inc 8927) [purchased with the H. S. Howe and S. A. E. Morse funds in 1987].

References: ISTC (is00472500). — MS catalogue (2), no. 701 (with two X’s next to it). — Walsh, no. 3873.


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¶ St. Bridget — Revelationes (1492?)

September 22, 2016

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Bridget, of Sweden, Saint [Saint Brigitta or Birgitta]. Revelationes. [Lübeck]: Bartholomaeus Ghotan [for Vadstena Monastery, before 25 November] 1492.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 324 (sold to Tregaskis for £25 5s.). — Michael Tomkinson. — Philip and Frances Hofer. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (Typ Inc 2625) [gift from Philip Hofer, 20 December 1954].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 8b, no. 93 (£18). — ISTC (ib00687000). — Walsh, no. 948.

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¶ Strabo — Geographia (1472)

September 16, 2016

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Strabo. Geographia, libri XVI. Trans. Guarinus Veronensis and Gregorius Tiphernas. Ed. Johannes Andreas, bishop of Aleria. [Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, 1472.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1142 (sold to Chadwick for £3 12s.). — John Camp Williams. — Williams sale, American Auction Association, Part 2, 6-8 November 1929, lot 1086 (sold for $210). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (is00794000).

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¶ St. Augustine — Sermones de tempore (1495)

August 23, 2016

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Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo [Saint Augustinus]. Sermones de tempore. Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1495.

Illustrated. Part of a multi-volume series of Augustine’s sermons (1494–95).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 150 (sold to Breslauer for 15s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ia01308000).

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¶ Jacobus, de Theramo — Consolatio peccatorum (1487)

August 22, 2016

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Jacobus, de Theramo. Consolatio peccatorum, seu Processus Belial. Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 11 October 1487.

Illustrated. No Morris book label, but it is connected with Morris in the Wellcome catalogue.

Provenance: Frederick North, Earl of Guildford. — Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1160 (sold to Thomson for £13 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.a.16 (SR)).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 4b, no. 38 (£4). — ISTC (ij00079000). — Poynter no. 569.


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¶ Lanzkranna — Himmelstrasse (1484)

August 22, 2016

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Lanzkranna, Stephan. Himmelstrasse. Augsburg: Anton Sorg 23 June 1484.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 600 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library ( Closed stores EPB Incunabula 3.e.19 (SR)).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 3b, no. 34 (£6). — ISTC (il00063000). — Poynter, no. 347.

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¶ Megenberg — Buch der Natur (1475)

August 19, 2016

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Megenberg, Konrad von. Buch der Natur. Augsburg: Johann Bämler, 30 October [14]75.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Cathedral, Guercensis. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Arnold Arboretum Library, Harvard University (Ka K83.4b 1475) [gift from Morgan, 1926].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 3b, no. 28 (£20). — ISTC (ic00842000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 135. — Walsh, no. 544.

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¶ Sacro Bosco — Sphaera mundi (1490)

August 15, 2016

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

Provenance: Morris. Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1054 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 8s.) — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 3.b.30 ((SR)).

Reference: ISTC (ij00409000).


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¶ Petrus Comestor — Historia scholastica (1473)

August 8, 2016

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Petrus Comestor. Historia scholastica. [Augsburg]: Günther Zainer, 1473.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 372 (sold to Walker for £4). — Emery Walker. — Brown University Library (1-SIZE 1473 P4).

Reference: ISTC (ip00458000).

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¶ St. Augustine — Sermones (1494–95)

August 4, 2016

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Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo [Saint Augustinus]. Sermones. 2 vols. Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1494–95.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 149 (sold to Breslauer for £2 10s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 5b, no. 59 (£2 5s.). — ISTC (ia01308000).

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¶ Johannes de Sancto Laurentio — Postillae evangeliorum (1480)

August 4, 2016

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Johannes de Sancto Laurentio. Postillae evangeliorum dominicalium totius anni et aliquorum festorum. Brussels: [Fratres Vitae Communis], 4 October 1480.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 727 (sold to Quaritch for £4). — Bernard Quaritch. — Gen. Rush C. Hawkins. — John Hay Library, Brown University (AmB 494).

Reference: ISTC (ij00433000).


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¶ Bracciolini — Facetiae (1472?)

August 3, 2016

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Bracciolini, Poggio [Poggius Florentinus]. Facetiae. [Nuremberg: Koberger, 1472?]

Provenance: Quaritch catalogue, 31 March 1890 (£4 4s.) — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL404).

References: ISTC (ip00856000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 176.

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Peter Lombard — Sententiarum libri IV (c. 1482)

August 1, 2016

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Peter Lombard [Petrus Lombardus]. Sententiarum libri IV. [Basel: Bernhard Richel, c. 1482].

Provenance: Frederic Perkins. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 763 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.d.13 (SR)).

References: ISTC (ip00482000). — Poynter, no. 428.

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¶ Ptolemy — Cosmographia (1490)

July 29, 2016

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Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolemaeus]. Cosmographia. Trans. Jacobus Angelus. Ed. Nicolaus Germanus. Rome: Petrus de Turre, 4 November 1490

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (ip01086000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 255.

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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).

Digital versions: BSB. — Internet Archive.

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¶ Biblia (1494)

July 28, 2016

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Biblia. Lübeck: Stephanus Arndes, 19 November 1494.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Jo. Wallemale. — Dr. Puhlmann [?]. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 184 (sold to Quaritch for £50). — Bernard Quaritch. — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Murray sale, Christie, 10 December 1917, lot 71. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 8b, no. 94 (£50). — ISTC (ib00638000). — Fairfax Murray Catalogue (German), 1, no. 64.

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¶ Boccaccio — De montibus, silvis, fontibus (1473)

July 27, 2016

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. De montibus, silvis, fontibus. Venice: [Vindelinus de Spira], 13 January 1473.

With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Johann Koch. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (deaccessioned 1971). — Sotheby, 8 June 1971, lot 6 (sold to Chiesa for £12,000). — Giannalisa Feltrinelli. — Giannalisa Feltrinelli Library, part 1, Christie (New York), 7 October 1997, lot 14 (sold for $13,800). — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (ib00756000). — Morgan Catalogue 2, no. 301.

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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Legenda aurea sanctorum (1481)

July 27, 2016

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Jacobus, de Voragine. Legenda aurea sanctorum. Cologne: Conrad Winters, de Homberg, 1481.

Provenance: Fletcher Raincock. — Raincock sale, Sotheby, 7 June 1843. — Sir Ulysses Bagenal Burgh, 2nd Baron Downes. — Morris. — Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL233).

References: ISTC (ij00098000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 106.

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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Sermones Quadragesimales (c.1523)

July 27, 2016

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Jacobus, de Voragine. Sermones Quadragesimales. Paris: printed for François Regnault, 30 June “1500” [c. 1523].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1040 (sold to Walker for £1). — Emery Walker. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ij00186500).


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