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¶ Sherbrooke missal (c. 1320) [MS]

October 5, 2017

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Sherbrooke missal.

Illuminated manuscript. England, c. 1320. 330 leaves.

When Sydney Cockerell was cataloguing Morris’s library, he recorded in his diary, 3 March 1894: “Struggled nearly all day with the beautiful Sherbrooke Missal.” It was exhibited at the Society of Antiquaries in June 1896.

Provenance: Thomas Sherbrooke. — Henry Sherbrooke. — Quaritch catalogue, 1 December 1891, no. 779. — Quaritch catalogue, December 1893, no. 26 (£200). — Morris (purchased from Quaritch). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 903 (sold to Yates Thomson for £350). — Henry Yates Thompson. — Sotheby, 23 March 1920, lot 39 (sold to Hugh Baker for £860). — Hugh Baker. — Margaret S. Davies. — National Library of Wales (NLW MS 15536E) [donated by Margaret S. Davies, 1951].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 4, no. 61 (£200). — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_3075).

Digital version: National Library of Wales.

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¶ Cato — Disticha de moribus (1486)

August 22, 2014

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Cato. Disticha de moribus. Basel: [Johann Amerbach], 14 June 1486.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 261 (sold to Tregaskis for £3 4s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 188 (£5 10s.). — Edmund McClure. — National Library Wales (IA Bas 86).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 68b, no. 68 (£1). — ISTC (ic00297000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 769 (with two X’s beside the title).

Digital version: BSB.


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