Tag Archives: Kelmscott Press

¶ Chaucer — Works (1896)

December 7, 2017

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Chaucer, Geoffrey. The works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Presented by Jane Morris to Exeter College Library, 7 November 1896, with a note by Sydney Cockerell: “This is the first bound copy of the Chaucer. It was delivered to William Morris on Tuesday June 2nd 1896.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — Exeter College Library, Oxford University (9 YHM 55c.1.).

Reference: Bibliography, A40.

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¶ Coleridge — Poems (1896)

December 5, 2017

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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Poems chosen out of the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Vellum copy. Inscribed by Jane Morris to Sydney Cockerell, 2 September 1912. Note by Cockerell on flyleaf: “Owing to the difficulties of printing on vellum, it was necessary, in order to ensure the full number of perfect copies, to print one more of each sheet than was required. This volume consists of the sheets which remained over after the sheets for the eight vellum copies of this work had been selected. The majority are quite satisfactory, but here and there the vellum may be too thin or the inking defective or there may be slight stains needing this explanation.”

Provenance: William Morris. — Jane Morris. — Sydney Cockerell. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress (PR4478.A35 E4 Copy 2, Rosenwald Collection) [gift of Rosenwald].

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Rossetti — Hand and soul (1895)

December 4, 2017

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Hand and soul. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Morris book label.

Provenance: Morris. — University of Virginia Library (Special Collections E 1895 .R67).

Reference: Bibliography, 36.

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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Golden legend (1892)

December 2, 2017

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Jacobus, de Voragine. The golden legend. Trans. William Caxton and ed. F. S. Ellis. 3 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Morris’s copy, with some manuscript notes.

Provenance: Morris. — Parke-Bernet, 13 March 1971, lot 347. — Unlocated.

Reference: Bibliography, A7.

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

December 2, 2017

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Morris, William. A dream of John Ball and A king’s lesson. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Frontispiece by Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. Morris’s signature on flyleaf.

Provenance: Morris. — Frederick H. Evans. — Unidentified catalogue (loosely inserted in book), no. 128 ($165). — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress (PR5079 .D8 1892 Copy 2, Rosenwald Collection) [gift of Rosenwald].

Reference: Bibliography, A6.

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

December 2, 2017

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Morris, William. A dream of John Ball and A king’s lesson. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Frontispiece by Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris estate. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 244 (sold for $60). — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A6. — Marsden Perry List, no. 18.

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¶ Clanvowe — Floure and the leafe (1896)

December 1, 2017

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Clanvowe, Sir Thomas. The floure and the leafe, and The boke of Cupide, god of love, or The Cuckow and the nightingale. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 281 (sold for $40). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 117. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A43. — Marsden Perry List, no. 188.

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¶ Laudes beatae Mariae Virginis (1896)

December 1, 2017

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Laudes beatae Mariae Virginis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 282 (sold for $90). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 116. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A42. — Marsden Perry List, no. 181.

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¶ Morris — Earthly paradise (1896–97)

December 1, 2017

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Morris, William. The earthly paradise. 8 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896–97.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in. (Morris died between the publication of the second and third volumes.)

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 248 (sold for $280). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 115. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A41. — Marsden Perry List, nos. 180, 183, 191, 197, 199, 201, 204, 206.

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¶ Chaucer — Works (1896)

November 30, 2017

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Chaucer, Geoffrey. The works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. No Morris book label.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 276 (sold to Charles Sessler for $7,100). — Charles J. Rosenbloom (purchased from Sessler, 1967). — Beinecke Library, Yale University (BEIN 1977 Folio 29) [Rosenbloom bequest, 1973].

References: Bibliography, A40. — Marsden Perry List, no. 178. — Peterson, William S., and Sylvia Holton Peterson. The Kelmscott Chaucer: A Census. New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 2011. (See 1.15.)

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¶ Morris — Well at the world’s end (1896)

November 30, 2017

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Morris, William. The well at the world’s end. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 283 (sold for $110). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 113. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A39. — Marsden Perry List, no. 176.

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¶ Coleridge — Poems (1896)

November 30, 2017

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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Poems chosen out of the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 280 (sold for $110). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 112. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A38. — Marsden Perry List, no. 170.

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¶ Herrick — Poems (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Herrick, Robert. Poems chosen out of the works of Robert Herrick. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 271 (sold for $250). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 111. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A37. — Marsden Perry List, no. 170.

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¶ Rossetti — Hand and soul (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Hand and soul. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 274 (sold for $60). — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, 36. — Marsden Perry List, no. 165.

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¶ Morris — Child Christopher (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Morris, William. Child Christopher and Goldilind the fair. 2 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 272 (sold for $35). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 109. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A35. — Marsden Perry List, no. 160.

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¶ Morris — Life and death of Jason (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Morris, William. The life and death of Jason, a poem. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 273 (sold for $120). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 108. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A32. — Marsden Perry List, no. 156.

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¶ Ellis — Syr Perecyvelle of Gales (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Ellis, F. S., ed. Syr Perecyvelle of Gales. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 275 (sold for $35). — Parke-Bernet, 5 November 1946, lot 311. — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A33. — Marsden Perry List, no. 153.

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¶ Morris — Tale of Beowulf (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Morris, William, and A. J. Wyatt, trans. The tale of Beowulf. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 276 (sold for $130). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 106. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A32. — Marsden Perry List, no. 147.

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¶ Morris — Defence of Guenevere (1892)

November 29, 2017

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Morris, William. The defence of Guenevere, and other poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Morris signature on flyleaf.

Provenance: Morris. — Newberry Library (Wing ZP 845 .K299).

Reference: Bibliography, A5.

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¶ Savonarola — Epistola de contemptu mundi (1894)

November 28, 2017

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Savonarola, Girolamo. Epistola de contemptu mundi di frate Hieronymo da Ferrara dellordine de frati predicatori la quale manda. Ed. Charles Fairfax Murray. London: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 265 (sold for $80). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 105. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A31. — Marsden Perry List, no. 141.

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¶ Ellis — Psalmi penitentiales (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Ellis, F. S., ed. Psalmi penitentiales. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 263 (sold for $45). — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 104. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A30. — Marsden Perry List, no. 138.

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¶ Wardrop — Book of wisdom and lies (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Wardrop, Oliver, trans. The book of wisdom and lies. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A28. — Marsden Perry List, no. 105.

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¶ Morris — Wood beyond the world (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Morris, William. The wood beyond the world. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 261 (sold for $110). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 102. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A27. — Marsden Perry List, no. 104.

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¶ Morris — Tale of the Emperor Coustans (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Morris, William, trans. The tale of the Emperor Coustans and of over sea. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Bought by Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 267 (sold for $35). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 101. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A26. — Marsden Perry List, no. 99.

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¶ Swinburne — Atalanta in Calydon (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Swinburne, Algernon C. Atalanta in Calydon. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 266 (sold for $100). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 100. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A25. — Marsden Perry List, no. 96.

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¶ Morris — Of the friendship of Amis and Amile (1894)

November 24, 2017

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Morris, William, trans. Of the friendship of Amis and Amile. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in. (The usual Morris book label had been removed by 1936.)

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 258 (sold for $40). — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A23. — Marsden Perry List, no. 84.

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¶ Morris — Story of the glittering plain (1894)

November 24, 2017

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Morris, William. The story of the glittering plain. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Illustrated by Walter Crane. Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in. A letter to an identified correspondent, 4 August [1891], is laid in (quoted in Collected Letters, 3:334).

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 260 (sold for $175). — George A. Poole, Jr. — Lilly Library, Indiana University (Vault Lilly PR5079 .S8).

References: Bibliography, A22. — Marsden Perry List, no. 77.

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¶ Morris — Tale of King Florus (1893)

November 22, 2017

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Morris, William, trans. The tale of King Florus and the fair Jehane. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 253 (sold for $40). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 95. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A21. — Marsden Perry List, no. 72.

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¶ Rossetti — Ballads and narrative poems (1893)

November 22, 2017

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Ballads and narrative poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 251 (sold for $80). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 94. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A20. — Marsden Perry List, no. 68.

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¶ Rossetti — Sonnets and lyrical poems (1894)

November 22, 2017

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Sonnets and lyrical poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 264 (sold for $110). — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A20a. — Marsden Perry List, no. 86.

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¶ Meinhold — Sidonia the sorceress (1893)

November 22, 2017

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Meinhold, Wilhelm. Sidonia the sorceress. Trans. Francesca Speranza, Lady Wilde. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 249 (sold for $110). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 93. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A19. — Marsden Perry List, no. 66.

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¶ Morris — Gothic architecture (1893)

November 21, 2017

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Morris, William. Gothic architecture: a lecture for the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 250 (sold for $30). — Parke-Bernet, 5 November 1946, lot 313. — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A18. — Marsden Perry List, no. 63.

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¶ Tennyson — Maud (1893)

November 21, 2017

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Tennyson, Alfred. Maud: a monodrama. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 257 (sold for $90). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 91. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A17. — Marsden Perry List, no. 54.

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¶ More — Utopia (1893)

November 21, 2017

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More, Sir Thomas. Utopia. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 255 (sold for $150). — Marsden J. Perry. — Library of Congress (2016a copy 2, Rosenwald Collection) [gift of Rosenwald].

References: Bibliography, A16. — Marsden Perry List, no. 49.

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¶ Cavendish — Life of Thomas Wolsey (1893)

November 21, 2017

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Cavendish, George. The life of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 254 (sold for $100). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 88. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A14. — Marsden Perry List, no. 39.

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¶ Lull — Order of chivalry (1892–93)

November 21, 2017

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Lull, Ramón. The order of chivalry. Trans. William Caxton. Ed. F. S. Ellis. [and] L’Ordene de chevalerie. Trans. William Morris. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892–93.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 256 (sold for $80). — John M. Crawford. — Morgan Library (076902).

References: Bibliography, A13. — Marsden Perry List, no. 35.

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¶ Morris — News from nowhere (1892)

November 21, 2017

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Morris, William. News from nowhere. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 245 (sold for $90). — Parke-Bernet, 5 November 1946, lot 311. — Salisbury House, Des Moines, Iowa.

References: Bibliography, A12. — Marsden Perry List, no. 34.

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¶ Shakespeare — Poems (1893)

November 21, 2017

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Shakespeare, William. The poems of William Shakespeare. Ed. Frederick S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell on behalf of the Exors.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 252 (sold for $180). — Charles J. Rosenbloom. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (BEIN 1976 2783) [Rosenbloom bequest].

References: Bibliography, A11. — Kutter, Suzanne, and Donald Gallup, “A Check-list of the Bequest.” Yale University Library Gazette 49 (April 1975): 339. — Marsden Perry List, no. 31.

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¶ Caxton — History of Reynard the foxe (1893)

November 21, 2017

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Caxton, William, trans. The history of Reynard the foxe. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 240 (sold for $110). — John M. Crawford. — Morgan Library (076891).

References: Bibliography, A10. — Marsden Perry List, no. 28.

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¶ Lefevre — Recuyell of the historyes of Troye (1892)

November 21, 2017

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Lefevre, Raoul. The recuyell of the historyes of Troye. Ed. H. Halliday Sparling. 2 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 241 (sold for $190). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 83. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A8. — Marsden Perry List, no. A21.

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¶ Morris — Defence of Guenevere (1892)

November 21, 2017

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Morris, William. The defence of Guenevere, and other poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 243 (sold for $90). — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress (PR5078.D4 1892 copy 2, Rosenwald Collection) [gift of Rosenwald].

References: Bibliography, A5. — Marsden Perry List, no. 14.

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¶ Morris — Poems by the Way (1891)

November 21, 2017

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Morris, William. Poems by the way. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1891.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 238 (sold for $75). —  Private collection of Yoshiaki Morisawa, Japan.

References: Bibliography, A2. — Marsden Perry List, no. 6.

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¶ Morris — Story of the glittering plain (1891)

November 21, 2017

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Morris, William. The story of the glittering plain. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1891.

Vellum copy. Morris signature. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.”

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 237 (sold for $125). — Unlocated.

References: Bibliography, A1. — Marsden Perry List, no. 4.

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¶ Keats — Poems (1894)

October 25, 2017

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Keats, John. The poems of John Keats. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Sydney Cockerell. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 259 (sold for $275). — Charles J. Rosenbloom. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (BEIN 1976 2732) [Rosenbloom bequest].

References: Bibliography, A24. — Kutter, Suzanne, and Donald Gallup, “A Check-list of the Bequest.” Yale University Library Gazette 49 (April 1975): 338. — Marsden Perry List, no. 88.

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¶ Shelley — Poetical works (1894–95)

October 25, 2017

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Shelley, Percy Bysshe. The poetical works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. 3 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894–95.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 270 (sold for $350). — Charles J. Rosenbloom. — Beinecke Library, Yale University Library (1976 2640) [Rosenbloom bequest].

References: Bibliography, A29. — Kutter, Suzanne, and Donald Gallup, “A Check-list of the Bequest.” Yale University Library Gazette 49 (April 1975): 339. — Marsden Perry List, nos. 136, 151, 163.

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¶ Savonarola — Epistola de contemptu mundi (1894)

May 12, 2017

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Savonarola, Girolamo. Epistola de contemptu mundi di frate Hieronymo da Ferrara dellordine de frati predicatori la quale manda. Ed. Charles Fairfax Murray. London: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “To Wm. Morris from C. F. Murray Dec/94.”

Provenance: C. F. Murray. — Morris. — Freeman Bass. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

Reference: Bibliography, A31.

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¶ Moland — Nouvelles françoises en prose (1856)

May 12, 2017

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Moland, Louis Émile Dieudonné, and Charles d’Hâericault. Nouvelles françoises en prose du XIIIe siécle. Paris: P. Jannet, 1856.

Signed “W. Morris Red House, Upton, Kent” on half-title. The book was one of the sources for Of the friendship of Amis and Amile (Kelmscott Press, 1894).

Provenance: Morris. — Edward Burne-Jones. — J. W. and Margaret Mackail. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 67.

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¶ Tennyson — Maud (1893)

May 10, 2017

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Tennyson, Alfred. Maud: a monodrama. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Marked “Press room copy.”

Provenance: Morris. — ABI Books, Santa Barbara. — Sanford and Helen Berger (purchased from ABI Books, February 1985, for $675). — Huntington Library (607647).

Reference: Bibliography, A17.

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¶ Shakespeare — Poems (1893)

May 9, 2017

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Shakespeare, William. The poems of William Shakespeare. Ed. Frederick S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Presentation copy from Morris to Ellis (see below).

Provenance: Morris. — F. S. Ellis. — Folger Shakespeare Library (PR2841 .A37 Sh.Col.).

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¶ Morris — Well at the world’s end (1896)

May 5, 2017

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Morris, William. The well at the world’s end. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Vellum copy. No inscription. Note at end: “Blemished copy | S C Cockerell.”

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

Reference: Bibliography, A39.

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