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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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¶ 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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¶ 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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¶ 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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¶ 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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¶ 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: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased August 1897). — Marsden Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 248 (sold for $200). — C. C. Kalbfleisch. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress (D152.G783 1893 copy 2, Rosenwald Collection) [gift from Rosenwald].

References: Bibliography, A15. — Marsden Perry List, no. 44.

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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 (GV 1302.S6, Rosenwald Collection) [gift of Rosenwald].

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


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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 a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Edward Hailstone. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 714 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £9 9s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 237 (sold to Eiseman for £ 5). — 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) [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 (PA8230 .A1 1537, Rosenwald Collection) [gift of Rosenwald].

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. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress (PR2041 .S7 1889b, Rosenwald Collection) [gift of Rosenwald].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 301.

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


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