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¶ Handbook for travellers in northern Italy (1858)

November 28, 2016

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Handbook for travellers in northern Italy. 7th ed. 2 vols. London: John Murray, 1858.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 730.

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¶ Handbook for travellers to central Italy (1843)

November 3, 2016

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Handbook for travellers to central Italy. London, John Murray, 1843.

We do not know which edition Morris owned.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 811.

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¶ Osten — Die Bauwerke in der Lombardei (n.d.)

June 5, 2016

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Osten, Friedrich. Die Bauwerke in der Lombardei vom 7. bis zum 14. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt: M. J. Baer, n.d.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 921 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Swinburne — Song of Italy (1867)

March 3, 2016

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Swinburne, Algernon C. A song of Italy. London: John Camden Hotten, 1867.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 225.

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¶ Addison — Remarks on several parts of Italy (1761)

April 20, 2015

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Addison, Joseph. Remarks on several parts of Italy, &c. in the years 1701, 1702, 1703. London: printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1761.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC (T89181). — MS catalogue (2), no. 1.

Digital version: ECCO.

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¶ Handbook for southern Italy (1853)

April 9, 2015

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Handbook for travellers in southern Italy. London: John Murray, 1853.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 646.

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¶ Handbook for travellers in northern Italy (1858)

April 8, 2015

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Handbook for travellers in northern Italy. 7th ed. 2 vols. London: John Murray, 1858.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 580.

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¶ Kristeller — Die Italienischen Buchdrucker- und Verlegerzeichen (1893)

March 10, 2015

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Kristeller, Paul. Die Italienischen Buchdrucker- und Verlegerzeichen bis 1525. Strassburg: Heitz & Mündel, 1893.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 744 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Folios YHE.34).


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¶ Guicciardini — Historie (1579)

January 20, 2015

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Guicciardini, Francesco. The historie of Guicciardin, conteining the warres of Italie and other partes. Trans. Geoffrey Fenton. London: printed by Thomas Vatroullier, 1579.

With tipped-in bibliographical note by Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 10s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 571 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 9s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 2982/D).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (10s.) — ESTC (S120755). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 8v.


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¶ Dartein — Étude sur l’architecture lombarde (1865)

January 5, 2015

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Dartein, Fernand de. Étude sur l’architecture lombarde et sur les origines de l’architecture romano-byzantine. Paris: Dunod, 1865.

Illustrated: a set of plates. Morris seems to have owned only 5 of the 15 books.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 386 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 13s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Redgrave — Erhard Ratdolt (1894)

August 13, 2014

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

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

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¶ Lucretia — Ornamente nobile (1876)

July 18, 2014

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Lucretia, Romana (pseud.). Ornamento nobile per ogni gentil matrona, dove si contiene Bavari, frisi d’infinita belezza. Venice: F. Ongania, 1876.

Illustrated. Reprint of 1620 edition.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 502 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 97.


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¶ Prints and drawings in the British Museum (1882–83)

July 15, 2014

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Prints and drawings in the British Museum, reproduced by photographic process. Italian prints. 2 vols. London: British Museum, 1882–83.

30 plates in each volume.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 326 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5 10s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Fougasses — Generall historie (1612)

July 2, 2014

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Fougasses, Thomas de. The generall historie of the magnificent state of Venice. Trans. W. Shute. London: G. Eld. and W. Stansby, 1612.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 12s. 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 533 (sold to Bain for £3 3s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (10s.). — ESTC (S121332). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 9v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 673 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Webb — Sketches of Continental ecclesiology (1848)

May 28, 2014

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Webb, Rev. Benjamin. Sketches of Continental ecclesiology, or church notes in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. London: Joseph Masters, 1848.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1032 (part; sold to Leighton for £3 8s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 551.

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¶ Silvestre — Universal palaeography (1850)

May 9, 2014

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Silvestre, Joseph Balthaszar. Universal palaeography, or fac-similes of writings of all nations and periods, copied from the most celebrated and authentic manuscripts in the libraries and archives of France, Italy, Germany, and England. Trans. Frederic Madden. 2 vols. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1850.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1122 (sold to Young for £7). — Unlocated.

Digital versions: Google (vol. 2). — HathiTrust.


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¶ Ottley — Collection of prints (1828)

April 23, 2014

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Ottley, William Young. A collection of one hundred and twenty-nine fac-similes of scarce and curious prints, by the early masters of the Italian, German, and Flemish schools, illustrative of the history of engraving. London: published for the proprietor and sold by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Molteno, and Colnaghi and Co., 1828.

Introduction is “Some account of the early use of wood-engraving in Europe, and of the invention of chalcography” by Maso Finiguerra.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 700 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Lippmann — Art of wood-engraving in Italy (1888)

March 30, 2014

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Lippmann, Friedrich. The art of wood-engraving in Italy in the fifteenth century. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

“English edition with extensive corrections and additions by the author, which have not appeared in the German original.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 664 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2  ZHB.34 (Oversize )).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 523.

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