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¶ Indo-Persian drawings (n.d.)

June 4, 2016

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A volume of mounted Indo-Persian drawings (n.d.)

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 720 (sold to Ellis for £39 10s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Petersen — Nordisk mythologi (1863)

May 18, 2016

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Petersen, Niels Matthias. Nordisk mythologi. Copenhagen: J. H. Schubothes Boghandel, 1863.

Inscribed “William Morris from P. Toft, Xmas 1872.”

Provenance: P. Toft. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 449 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.).— Henry Wellcome. — British Library (Document Supply W20/2790).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 708.


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¶ Thorpe — Northern mythology (1851–52)

December 2, 2014

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Thorpe, Benjamin, comp. Northern mythology, comprising the principal popular traditions and superstitions of Scandinavia, north Germany, and the Netherlands. 3 vols. London: Edward Lumley, 1851–52.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1029 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 8s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 122.

Digital versions: HathiTrust.


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¶ Rydberg — Teutonic mythology (1889)

May 12, 2014

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Rydberg, Viktor. Teutonic mythology. Trans. Rasmus B. Anderson. London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1889.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 834 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Ralston — Songs of the Russian people (1872)

April 21, 2014

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Ralston, William Ralston Shedden. Songs of the Russian people as illustrative of Slavonic mythology and Russian social life. London: Ellis & Green, 1872.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 818 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £1 12s.)). — Unlocated.

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¶ Grimm — Teutonic mythology (1880–84)

April 8, 2014

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Grimm, Jacob. Teutonic mythology. Trans. James Steven Stallybrass. 4 vols. London: W. Swan Sonnenschein & Allen, 1880–88.

Did Morris perhaps lack the fourth volume? Both MS catalogue (2) and the Sotheby catalogue mention only 3 volumes.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 419 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 389.

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¶ Steele — Mediaeval lore (1893)

March 31, 2014

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Steele, Robert. Mediaeval lore: an epitome of the science, geography, animal and plant folk-lore and myth of the middle age: being classified gleanings from the encyclopedia of Bartholomew Anglicus. London: Elliot Stock, 1893.

With a preface by Morris. The provenance below is conjectural, based on a claim in the Wellcome online catalogue that this is Morris’s copy; but it should be pointed out that there is no mark of Morris’s ownership in the Wellcome copy, and there is no evidence that Henry Wellcome bought any other books at the 1898 sale through Tregaskis.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1018 (sold to Tregaskis for £1 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (History of Medicine BN /BAR).

Digital version: Internet Archive (Morris copy?).


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¶ Anderson — Norse mythology (1888)

February 19, 2014

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Anderson, Rasmus Björn. Norse mythology; or, the religion of our forefathers, containing all the myths of the Eddas, systematized and interpreted. Chicago: S. C. Griggs, 1888.

Provenance: Quaritch. — Morris (purchased from Quaritch, March 1890, for 10s.) — Sotheby 1898, lot 8 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £1). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 741.


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