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¶ Epistole et evangelii (1551)

January 12, 2018

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Epistole et Evangelii, et letioni vulgari in lingua thoscana, nuouamente ristampate. Florence: Giunti, 1551.

Illustrated. With letters from W. M. Ivins, Jr., to Sydney Cockerell, 4 November 1921; Cockerell to Ivins, 15 November 1921; and A. M. Hind to Ivins, 21 September 1931. Cockerell’s letter says, “Morris owned it as early as 1890 — It was not until 1892 that I started cataloguing this library & counting the cuts — & I do not know how he acquired it — When we sold the library in 1898 it was valued at £25.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 515 (sold to Quaritch for £89). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — William M. Ivins, Jr. — Newberry Library (VAULT Wing folio ZP 535 .G437).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 493 (with two X’s beside the title).


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¶ Morris — Defence of Guenevere (1892)

November 29, 2017

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Morris, William. The defence of Guenevere, and other poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Morris signature on flyleaf.

Provenance: Morris. — Newberry Library (Wing ZP 845 .K299).

References: Bibliography, A5. — MS catalogue (2), no. 429.

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¶ Vivaldi — Opus regale (1508)

January 5, 2017

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Vivaldi, Giovanni Ludovico. Opus regale in quo continentur infrascripta opuscula. [Lyon]: Johanne de Vingle, 1508.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1091 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £8 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 229 (sold to Eiseman for £ 4 15s.) — Newberry Library (Wing ZP 539 .V784).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 15b, no. 190 (£1). — MS catalogue (2), no. 790 (with one X beside it).


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¶ Terence — Le grant Therence en francoys (1539)

December 13, 2016

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Terence. Le grant Therence en francoys tant en rime que en prose. Paris: chez J. Petit, 1539.

Illustrated. Presentation inscription from Morris to Swinburne.

Provenance: Charles Moncorgé. — Morris. — Algernon Swinburne. — Newberry Library (Wing folio ZP 539 .P45).

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 20b, no. 261 (£10).

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Perceforest (1531–32)

May 17, 2016

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La treselegate, delicieuse, melliflue et tresplaisante hystoire du tresnoble victorieux excellentissime roy Perceforest, roy de la grant Bretaigne. 6 vols. in 3. Paris : E. Gormontius for Jean Petit et Ph. Lenoir, 1531–32.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris (purchased from Quaritch, 31 March 1890, for £12 12s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 940 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £21). — Henry Wellcome. — Newberry Library (Case folio YA 95 .68).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 19b, no. 256 (£20). — MS catalogue (2), no. 697 (with two X’s next to it).


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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Legenda aurea (1527)

March 3, 2015

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Jacobus, de Voragine. Legenda aurea. London: printed by Wynkyn de Worde, 27 August 1527.

With Morris’s signature and address, followed by a note by Cockerell: “Morris acquired it from H. Sotheran & Co. of 140 Strand for £50, 21 July 1890, and immediately decided to print it at the Kelmscott Press, then about to be established. . . .” (For the Kelmscott Press Golden Legend, based on a translation thought to be by Caxton, see Bibliography, A7.)

Provenance: Frederick Perkins. — Sotheran. — Morris [purchased from Sotheran, 21 July 1890, for £50]. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1208 (sold to Tregaskis for £29). — Sydney Cockerell. — Cockerell sale, Sotheby, 10 December 1956, lot 114. — Newberry Library (Wing folio ZP 545 .W89).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (£20). — ESTC (S111988). — MS catalogue (2), no. 893, p. 80.

Digital version: EEBO.


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¶ Platina — Genealogies (1519)

August 15, 2014

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Platina. Les genealogies faitz et gestes des sainctz peres papes, empereurs et roys de France. Jean Beaufils. Paris: printed by Pierre Vidoue for Galliot du Pre, 1519

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 953 (sold to Maggs for £2 14s.). — E. Ph. Goldschmidt. — Charles Thomas-Stanford. — Teodoro Becu. — Newberry Library (VAULT Case folio BX953 .P5214 1519).

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 39 (10s.).


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¶ Johannes, of Hildesheim — Liber de gestis (c. 1482)

July 19, 2014

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Johannes, of Hildesheim. Liber de gestis et translatione trium regum [German] Geschichte von den Heiligen Drei Königen. [Strassburg: Heinrich Knoblochtzer, c. 1482.]

Provenance: D.P. (unidentified). — Morris. — Newberry Library (VAULT Inc. 390.5).

Reference: ISTC (ij00341950).

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¶ Cock — South Molton (1893)

May 15, 2014

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Cock, John. Records of ye antient borough of South Molton in ye county of Devon. South Molton: printed by James Townsend and published by the author, 1893.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Newberry Library (F 459832 .18).

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