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¶ Rainerius de Pisis — Pantheologia (1473)

October 20, 2017

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Rainerius de Pisis. Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. Ed. Jacobus Florentinus. 2 vols. Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt and Heinrich Kefer, 8 April 1473.

Morris owned only the second volume.

Provenance: Conventus Ratisbonensis. — Sale of the convent’s books, 1876. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 949 (sold to Leighton for £3 18s.). — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 9–10 December 1915. — Daniel Francois Schleurleer. — Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands (KW 169 A 25).

References: ISTC (ir00005000). — MEI.

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¶ Plutarch — Vitae illustrium virorum (1470)

September 22, 2016

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Plutarch [Plutarchus]. Vitae illustrium virorum. Ed. J. A. Campanus. 2 vols. [Rome]: Ulrich Han, [1470].

Provenance: Sir Mark Masterman Sykes. — Sykes sale, Evans, May 1824, lot 811 (sold to Sir John Hayford Thorold for £16 5s. 6d.). — Sir John Hayford Thorold. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 959 (sold to Leighton for £10 10s.). — Alfred Walter Heymel. — Anton W. M. Mensing. — Mensing sale, Sotheby, December 1936, lot 470 (sold to William King Richardson for £64). — William King Richardson. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (WKR 10.2.5) [bequest of Richardson, 1951].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 40 (£10 10s.). — ISTC (ip00830000). — MEI. — Walsh, no. 1299.

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¶ Appianus — Historia Romana (1477)

July 9, 2016

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Appianus, of Alexandria. Historia Romana (Partes I–II). Trans. Petrus Candidus Decembrius. 2 vols. in 1. Venice: Bernhard Maler (Pictor), Erhard Ratdolt and Peter Löslein, 1477.

A photograph is laid in, with this handwritten note: “Cockerell had this photographed from the vol. by Ratdolt in the Library of St. Mark’s Venice for Morris when he went there the first time.”

Provenance: Payne and Foss (dealers). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 64 (sold to Leighton for £4 12s.). — Laurence W. Hodson. — Hodson sale, 3 December 1906, lot 12 (sold to Sydney Cockerell for £13 5s.). — Sydney Cockerell (acting for John Charrington). — John Charrington. — Rare Books Room, Cambridge University Library (Inc.3.B.3.23a[1450, 1451]) [gift from Charrington, 1916].

References: ISTC (ia00928000). — MEI. — Oates, nos. 1739–40.

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¶ Mahomet II — Epistolae magni Turci (c. 1475)

June 10, 2016

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Mahomet II. Epistolae magni Turci. [Treviso]: G[erardus de Lisa, de] F[landria, c. 1475].

Provenance: Sotheby 1898, lot 505 (sold to Leighton for £1 18s.). — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 4 February 1914, lot 1310. — Sir Stephen Gaselee. — Rare Books Room, Cambridge University Library (Inc.5.B.9.1 [2045]) [gift from Gaselee, 1934].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 38 (£1 10s). — ISTC (im00059000). — MEI. — Oates, no. 2454.

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¶ Josephus — De antiquitate Judaica (1475–76)

June 9, 2016

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Josephus, Flavius. De antiquitate Judaica. De bello Judaico. Trans. Rufinus Aquileiensis. 2 vols. [Lübeck: Lucas Brandis, 1475–76.]

Illustrated. With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.  When the book was still in Hodson’s hands, it also had laid in some notes by Morris (now missing).

Provenance: Walramus à Linden. — Charles Spencer, Earl of Sunderland. — Bernard Quaritch (purchased July 1882). — Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 733 (sold to Leighton for £34 10s.), — Laurence W. Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 4 December 1906, lot 334 (sold to Sydney Cockerell for £95). — Sydney Cockerell. — John Charrington. — Rare Books Room, Cambridge University Library (Inc.1.A.14.1 [1013.1-2]) [gift of Charrington, 1916].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 8b, no. 92 (£30). —  ISTC (ij00483000). — MEI. — Oates, no. 1179.

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¶ Boccaccio — De claris mulieribus (1473)

June 9, 2016

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. De claris mulieribus. Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1473.

Signed “William Morris, Red House, Upton, Kent.” Illustrated.

Provenance: Archinto of Milan. — Henry Huth (Musaeo Huthii). — Morris. — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Rare Books Room, University of Cambridge Library (Inc.3.A.10.1[995]) [donated by Fairfax Murray, 1918].

References: ISTC (ib00716000). — MEI. — Oates, no. 1150.

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¶ Pablo de Santa Maria — Scrutinium scripturarum (1470?)

February 26, 2016

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Pablo de Santa Maria [Paulus de Sancta Maria], Bishop of Burgos. Scrutinium scripturarum. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after May 1470.]

Provenance: Cathedral Chapter of Freising. — Royal Library, Munich (?). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 938 (sold to Heppenstal for £4 4s.). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1103 (£6 6s.). — George Dunn. — Cambridge University Library (Rare Books Room, Inc.3.A.2.1[56]) [gift of George Dunn, 1909].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 27b (£7). — ISTC (ip00201000). — MEI. — Oates, no. 77.

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¶ Lathbury — Liber moralium (1482)

March 27, 2015

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Lathbury, John [Johannes Lattebury]. Liber moralium super threnis Jeremiae. [Oxford: Theodoricus Rood], 31 July 1482.

Provenance: James Stuart. — Thomas Bateman. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library [deaccessioned]. — Koninklijke Bibliotheek ((KW 171 D 46) [acquired from the Morgan Library, March 1981].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 12b, no. 155 (££11). — ESTC (S121529). — ISTC (il00075000). — MEI. — Morgan Catalogue 3, no. 706.

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¶ Curtius Rufus — Historiae Alexandri Magni (1503?)

February 4, 2015

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Curtius Rufus, Quintus. Historiae Alexandri Magni. Trans. Vasco de Lucena. Paris: Antoine Vérard, [after July 1503].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Otto H. F. Volbehr (dealer). — Huntington Library (100579) [purchased from Volbehr, 23 March 1925].

References: ISTC (ic01005000). — MEI.

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¶ Boethius — De consolatione philosophie (1485)

August 5, 2014

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Boethius. De consolatione philosophie. Ghent: Arend de Keysere, 3 May 1485.

Dutch and Latin.

Provenance: “Ad vsum Fr[atr]is Joannis Nicolai Canonici Regularis, professi in Corssendoncg[?]” (inscription on front flyleaf). — Jacques Rosenthal (bookseller, Munich). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 311 (sold to Chadwick for £7 15s.). — Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford. — Rosenbach (dealer). — Henry E. Huntington. —  Huntington Library (85153).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 22 (£6). — ISTC (ib00812000). — MEI.

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¶ Astesano — Summa de casibus conscientiae (1479)

July 17, 2014

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Astesano [Astesanus, de Ast]. Summa de casibus conscientiae. Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 31 August 1479.

Provenance: Kloster Aspach (Rotthalmünster, Germany). — Manius Koch. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 140 (sold to J. H. Jones for £3 12s.). — Robert Steele. — Rare Books Room, Cambridge University Library (Inc.1.A.4.20[3714]) [purchased 1932].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 25b (£3 10s.). — ISTC (ia01166000). — MEI. — Oates, no. 713.

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¶ Oldrado da Ponte — Consilia et quaestiones (1472)

July 5, 2014

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Oldrado da Ponte [Oldradus de Ponte de Laude]. Consilia et quaestiones. Ed. Alphonsus de Soto. Rome: Adam Rot, 1472.

Provenance: Johann Georg Franz Burkhard Kloss. — Kloss sale, Sotheby, 7–29 May 1835, lot 2885. — Thomas James Arnold. — Arnold sale, Sotheby, 1878 (?). — William and Thomas Bateman. — Bateman sale, Sotheby, 25–31 May 1893. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 749 (sold to Hayley for £3). — Louis Thompson Rowe. — Rowe sale, Hodgson, 13–15 June 1928 (?). — John Grant (Edinburgh bookseller). — Rare Books Room, Cambridge University Library (Inc.1.B.2.6[1149]) [purchased from Grant, 13 July 1928].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 37 (£4). —  ISTC (io00062350). — MEI. — Oates, no. 1388.

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¶ Nider, Ambrose, Crescenzi

May 25, 2014

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Nider, Johannes. Consolatorium timoratae conscientiae. [Augsburg: Anton Sorg, c. 1484.]

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 23 (£2 15s.). — MEI. — ISTC (in00167000). — Poynter, no. 398.

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[2] Ambrose [Ambrosius], Saint. Hexameron. [Cologne: Johann Guldenschaff, c. 1480–83.]

References: ISTC (ia00557000). — MEI. —Poynter, no. 45.

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[3] Crescenzi, Pietro de’ [Petrus de Crescentiis]. Ruralia commoda. Strassburg: [Georg Husner], 9 March 1486.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 28b (£2). — ISTC (ic00968000). — MEI. — Poynter, no. 194.

Digital version: VDI.


Provenance: P. F. Weber. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 917 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £8 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.c.19 (SR)).


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