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¶ Morris — Saga library (1891–93)

January 30, 2018

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Morris, William, and Eiríkr Magnússon, trans. The saga library. 3 vols. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891–93.

Described in the Lobb catalogue as “L.P., Autograph Presentation Copy from Morris, vols 1 to 3, with 8 odd and duplicate vols of the ordinary edition, etc. 12 vols.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, no. 486 (sold for £3 5s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Magnússon — Volsünga saga (1870)

December 21, 2017

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Magnússon, Eiríkr, and William Morris, trans. Volsünga saga. The story of the Volsungs and Niblungs, with certain songs from the elder Edda. London: F. S. Ellis, 1870.

Large paper; presentation copy from Morris to unidentified recipient (probably Jane Morris), in a binding designed by Elizabeth Burden (Jane’s sister) and executed by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson. Two pages of the book are decorated by Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 471 (perhaps sold for £22; in the British Library copy of the catalogue, the lot is marked both “Sell” and “Keep”). — Unlocated.

Reference: LeMire, p. 51.

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¶ Magnússon — Three northern love stories (1875)

May 10, 2017

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Magnússon, Eiríkir, and William Morris, trans. Three northern love stories, and other tales. London: Ellis & White, 1875.

Large paper.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 472 (part; bought in for £2 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 174.

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¶ Magnússon — Volsünga saga (1870)

April 14, 2017

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Magnússon, Eiríkr, and William Morris, trans. Volsünga saga. The story of the Volsungs and Niblungs, with certain songs from the elder Edda. London: F. S. Ellis, 1870.

Large paper.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 472 (part; sold for £2 10s.) — Unlocated.

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¶ Morris — Earthly paradise (1868–70)

April 13, 2017

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Morris, William. The earthly paradise. 6 vols. London: F. S. Ellis, 1868–70.

Large paper; presentation copy to Jane Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 467 (bought in for £28). — Unlocated.

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¶ Morris — Dream of John Ball (1888)

April 13, 2017

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Morris, William. A dream of John Ball, and A king’s lesson. London: Reeves & Turner, 1888.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Large paper, inscribed (probably to Jane Morris).

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2 (part; bought in for £13). — Unlocated.

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¶ Morris — Saga library (1891–96)

April 12, 2017

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Morris, William, and Eiríkr Magnússon, trans. The saga library. 6 vols. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891–96.

Large paper. Presentation copy to Jane Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, no. 485 (bought in for £21). — Unlocated.

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¶ Morris — Sigurd the Volsung (1887)

April 10, 2017

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Morris, William. The story of Sigurd the Volsung and the fall of the Niblungs. 4th ed. London: Reeves and Turner, 1887.

Large paper. Presentation copy to either Jane or May Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 475 (part; bought in for £15 10s.).

Reference: LeMire, p. 71.

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¶ Morris — Sigurd the Volsung (1887)

April 7, 2017

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Morris, William. The story of Sigurd the Volsung and the fall of the Niblungs. 4th ed. London: Reeves and Turner, 1887.

With several MS corrections in Morris’s hand.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 476 (part; bought in for £10 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: LeMire, p. 71.

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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.

Presentation copy to Jane Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 479 (part; bought in for £12 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Bibliography, A6.

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

December 7, 2016

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

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 487 (part; sold for £1 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Bibliography A39.

Digital version: Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf.

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¶ Morris — Earthly paradise (1870)

November 22, 2016

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Morris, William. The earthly paradise: a poem. 4 vols. London: Ellis and White, 1870.

Presentation copy to Jane and May Morris, with a 40-line MS poem by Morris inserted in vol. 1.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane and May Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2 (bought in for £12 10s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Morris — Life and death of Jason (1869)

November 3, 2016

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Morris, William. The life and death of Jason: a poem. London: F. S. Ellis, 1869.

Presentation copy to Jane Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 473 (bought in for £18 10s.) — Unlocated.

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¶ Morris — Tale of the house of the Wolfings (1889)

August 9, 2016

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Morris, William. A tale of the house of the Wolfings. London: Reeves and Turner, 1889.

Large paper copy. Perhaps a gift from Morris to either his wife or daughter.

Provenance: Morris (?). — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 482 (part). — Unlocated.

Reference: LeMire, p. 127.

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¶ Morris — Signs of change (1888)

August 9, 2016

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Morris, William. Signs of change: seven lectures delivered on various occasions. London: Reeves & Turner, 1888.

Inscribed copy, presumably to Jane Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 482 (part). — Unlocated.

Reference: LeMire, p. 125.

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¶ Wilde — House of pomegranates (1891)

February 4, 2016

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Wilde, Oscar. A house of pomegranates. London: J. R. Osgood, McIlvain, 1891.

Ornaments by Charles S. Ricketts and Charles Shannon.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 438 (sold for £1). — Unlocated.

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¶ Hardy — Jude the obscure (1896)

October 20, 2015

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Hardy, Thomas. Jude the obscure. London: J. R. Osgood, 1896.

Illustrated. Vol. 8 of The Wessex Novels (though the Lobb catalogue implies that Morris may have owned other volumes in the set).

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 435 (part; sold for £1). — Unlocated.

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¶ Meredith — Amazing marriage (1895)

October 20, 2015

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Meredith, George. The amazing marriage. 2 vols. Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1895.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 434 (part; sold for 10s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

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¶ Stevenson — Island nights’ entertainment (1893)

October 20, 2015

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Stevenson, Robert Louis. Island nights’ entertainment. 2 vols. London: Cassell, 1893.
Illustrated.
Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 434 (part; sold for 10s.). — Unlocated.
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¶ Rossetti — Family letters (1895)

October 20, 2015

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Dante Gabriel Rossetti: his family letters. Ed. William Michael Rossetti. 2 vols. London: Ellis and Elvey, 1895.

Inscribed “To Mrs. Morris with sincere regard W. M. Rossetti Dec./95.”

Provenance: W. M. Rossetti. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 432 (part; sold for £2 2s.). — John Bryson. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

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¶ Rossetti — Collected works (1887)

October 20, 2015

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. The collected works. Ed. William Michael Rossetti. 2 vols. London: Ellis and Elvey, 1887.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 432 (part; sold for £2 2s.) — Unlocated.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

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¶ FitzGerald — Salámán and Absái (1856)

September 24, 2015

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[FitzGerald, Edward.] Salámán and Absái: an allegory translated from the Persian. London: J. W. Parker and Son, 1856.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 429 (part; sold for £1 12s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Browning —Ring and the book (1868–69)

September 24, 2015

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Browning, Robert. The ring and the book. London: Smith, Elder and Co. 4 vols. 1868–69.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 427 (sold for £1 2s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Swinburne — Under the microscope (1872)

September 24, 2015

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Swinburne, A. C. Under the microscope. London: D. White, 1872.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 429 (part; sold for £1 12s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Rossetti — Poems (1870)

September 24, 2015

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Poems. London: F. S. Ellis, 1870.

Large paper edition. Presentation copy from Rossetti.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 431 (part; sold for £5 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 427.

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¶ Rossetti — Ballads and sonnets (1881)

September 23, 2015

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Ballads and sonnets. London: Ellis and White, 1881.

Presentation copy (to Morris?).

Provenance: Rossetti. — Morris (?). — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 431 (part; sold for £5 10s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Rossetti — Prince’s progresss (1866)

September 23, 2015

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Rossetti, Christina Georgina. The Prince’s progress and other poems. London: Macmillan and Co., 1866.

With two designs by D. G. Rossetti.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 433 (part; sold for £2 2s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Yeats — Poems and ballads (1888)

September 18, 2015

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Yeats, William Butler. Poems and ballads of young Ireland. Dublin: M. H. Gill and Son, 1888.

Inscribed “Miss May Morris from one of the ballad mongers, W. B. Yeats.”

Provenance: W. B. Yeats. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 446 (sold for £7 15s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Dante Alighieri — Comedy: The Hell (1865)

September 17, 2015

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Dante Alighieri. The Comedy of Dante Allighieri [sic], Part I—The Hell. Trans. William Michael Rossetti. London: Macmillan and Co., 1865.

Presentation copy, probably from Rossetti to Morris.

Provenance: William Michael Rossetti. — Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 430 (part; sold for £4 12s. 6d.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Keats — Poetical works (1883)

September 14, 2015

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Keats, John. Poetical works and other writings of John Keats. Ed H. Buxton Forman. 4 vols. London: Reeves & Turner, 1883.

Presentation copy from Morris (to Jane Morris or May Morris?).

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris (?). — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 423 (sold for £3). — Unlocated.

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¶ Magnússon — Grettis saga (1869)

June 19, 2015

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Magnússon, Eiríkr, and William Morris, trans. Grettis saga: the story of Grettir the strong. London: F. S. Ellis, 1869.

Large paper edition. “Jane Morris with WM’s best love December 10th 1869.”

A large paper copy of the book inscribed to Jane Morris was also offered at the second Lobb sale (lot 469), but it was not sold and was instead bought in. We assume it must be the copy now at Kelmscott Manor. (But to add to the confusion, there was yet another large paper copy of the book inscribed to Jane and also bought in at the second Lobb sale [lot 470].)

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

Reference: LeMire, p. 46.

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¶ Shaw — Widowers’ houses (1893)

May 25, 2015

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Shaw, George Bernard. Widowers’ houses: a comedy. London: Henry & Co., 1893.

Inscribed “May, from G. B. S.”

Provenance: Shaw. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 441 (sold for £5 10s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Yeats — Wanderings of Oisin (1889)

May 25, 2015

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Yeats, William Butler. The wanderings of Oisin, and other poems. London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1889.

Inscribed “Miss May Morris with the good wishes of W. B. Yeats Jan. 19th 1889.”

Provenance: Yeats. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 447 (sold for £5 10s.). — Mark Samuels Lasner (purchased from George Robert Minkoff, early 1980s). — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware.

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¶ Browning — Sordello (1840)

March 6, 2015

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Browning, Robert. Sordello. London: Edward Moxon, 1840.

Inscribed “Top [Morris], from his friend D.G.R. [Dante Gabriel Rossetti].”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris [?]. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 426 (sold for £4). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 805.

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