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¶ Morris — Defence of Guinevere (1892)

April 6, 2017

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

Vellum copy.

Provenance: Morris. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress, Rosenwald Collection (PR5078.D4 1892, copy 2) [gift from Rosenwald].

Reference: Bibliography, A5.

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¶ Caxton — History of Godefrey of Boloyne (1893)

February 10, 2017

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Caxton, William, trans. The history of Godefrey of Boloyne. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

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

Provenance: William Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased August 1897). — Marsden Perry. — C. C. Kalbfleisch. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress, Rosenwald Collection (D152.G783 1893 copy 2) [gift from Rosenwald].

Reference: Bibliography, A15.

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¶ Spirito — Libro de la ventura (1508)

February 10, 2017

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Spirito, Lorenzo. Libro de la ventura. Milan: Zanoto di Castellione for Fratelli Legnano, 23 August 1508.

Provenance: A. F. Didot. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1134 (sold to Leighton for £53). — C. W. Dyson-Perrins. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress, Rosenwald Collection 762 (GV 1302.S6) [gift of Rosenwald].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 929 (with two X’s beside the title).


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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1892)

January 18, 2017

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

Vellum copy. Morris signature and book label.

Provenance: Morris. — Frederick R. Evans. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress (PR5079.D8 1892, copy 2) [gift from Rosenwald].

Reference: Bibliography, A6.

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¶ Johannes Hugo de Sletstat — Quadruvium ecclesie (1504)

August 1, 2016

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Johannes Hugo de Sletstat. Quadruvium ecclesie quatuor prelatorum officium. Strassburg: Johann Grüninger, 1504.

Illustrated. With bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Edward Hailstone. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 714 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £9 9s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Clifford Rattey. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress, Rosenwald Collection 597 (BX1800.H83) [gift from Rosenwald].


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¶ Colonna — Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499)

May 5, 2016

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Colonna, Francesco [Franciscus Columna]. Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Venice: Aldus Manutius, Romanus, for Leonardus Crassus, December 1499.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Edward Burne-Jones (presentation inscription of Morris). — Howard J. Sachs. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (Typ Inc 5574) [gift of Mrs. Howard J. Sachs].

References: ISTC ( ic00767000). — Walsh, James E. A Catalogue of the Fifteenth-Century Printed Books in the Harvard University Library. 5 vols. Binghamton, N.Y.: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1991–97. (See no. 2686.)

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¶ Bourgouyn — L’espinette du jeune prince (1514)

April 22, 2016

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Bourgouyn, Simon. L’espinette du jeune prince conquerant le royaulme de bonne renommee. [Paris]: Michel Le Noir, 1514.

Provenance: John Monro. — Michael Wodhull. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 317 (sold to Leighton for £21 5s.). — Leighton. — C. W. Dyson Perrins. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress (PQ1605.B755 A65 Rosenwald Collection 957) [gift from Rosenwald].


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¶ Richental — Concilium zu Konstanz (1483)

March 19, 2015

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Richental, Ulrich von. Concilium zu Konstanz. Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 2 September 1483.

Illustrated.

Provenance: William H. Crawford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (ChL340).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 3b, no. 33 (£30 10s.). — ISTC (ir00196000). — Morgan Catalogue 1, no. 151. — MS catalogue (2), no. 965, p. 90 (an X beside it).

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¶ Aesop — Aesopi fabulae (1537)

January 15, 2015

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Aesop [Aesopus]. Aesopi fabulae cum vulgari interpretatione & figuris acri cura emendate. Brescia: Apud Loduicum Britannicum, 1537.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Edward Burne-Jones. — Morris. — Sotheby, 16 July 1919, lot 254 (sold to Maggs for £8 5s.). — Maggs. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress (Rosenwald Collection PA8230 .A1 1537).

Digital version: Rosenwald Collection (PDF; page images).

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¶ St. Jerome — Epistolae (1468)

July 18, 2014

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Epistolae. Ed. Giovanni Andrea Bussi [Johannes Andreas]. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 13 December 1468.

Provenance: Namur. — C. Inglis. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 588 (sold to Ellis for £53). — John Scott. — Scott sale, Sotheby, 27 March 1905 (and 10 following days), lot 910 (sold to Quaritch for £69). — Quaritch. — Library of Congress (Incun. 1468 .H5 Vollbehr Coll).

Reference: ISTC (ih00161000).


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¶ Arrighi — La operina (1522)

June 29, 2014

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Arrighi, Ludovico degli. La operina di Ludovico Vicentino, da imparare di scrivere littera cancellarescha. [Rome, 1522.]

Bound with Arrighi, Il modo; Carpi, Thesauro; Tagliente, Lo presente libro.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 256 (part; sold to Leighton for £7 15s.). — Emery Walker. — May Morris [gift from Walker]. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (MR 38 b).

References: MS catalogue (2), no. 35 (with two X’s next to it). —Osley, A. S. “The Kelmscott Manor Volume of Italian Writing Books.” Antiquaries Journal 64, pt. 2 (1984): 351–60.

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¶ Arrighi — Il modo de temperare le penne (1523)

June 29, 2014

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Arrighi, Ludovico degli. Il modo de temperare le penne con le varie sorti de littere ordinato. 2nd ed. [Rome, 1523.]

Bound with Arrighi, La operina; Carpi, Thesauro; Tagliente, Lo presente libro.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 256 (part; sold to Leighton for £7 15s.). — Emery Walker. — May Morris [gift from Walker]. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (MR 38 b).

Reference: Osley, A. S. “The Kelmscott Manor Volume of Italian Writing Books.” Antiquaries Journal 64, pt. 2 (1984): 351–60.

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¶ Malory — Le morte darthur (1889–91)

March 14, 2014

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Malory, Sir Thomas. Le morte darthur. Ed. H. Oskar Sommer. 3 vols. London: David Nutt, 1889–91.

Large-paper edition. “The original edition of William Caxton now reprinted and edited with an introduction and glossary . . . with an essay on Malory’s prose style by Andrew Lang.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 75 (sold to Downing for £1 15s.). — Laurence W. Hodson. — Library of Congress (PR2041 .S7 1889b Rosenwald Collection).

Digital versions: Google (vol. 1). — HathiTrust (vol. 1; vol. 3) — HathiTrust (all vols.).


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