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¶ Quentel — Musterbuch für Ornamente und Stickmuster (1882)

January 16, 2017

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Quentel, Peter. Musterbuch für Ornamente und Stickmuster. Leipzig: K. W. Hiersemann, [1882].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 876 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 19s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Cahier — Nouveaux mélanges (1874–77)

March 9, 2015

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Cahier, Charles. Nouveaux mélanges d’archéologie, d’histoire et de littérature sur le moyen âge. 3 vols. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1874–77.

Illustrated. Morris seems to have lacked the volume entitled Ivoires, miniatures, émaux. The other volumes are Curiosités mystérieuses, Décoration d’églises, and Bibliothèques.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 678 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Flat ornament (19th century)

March 9, 2015

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Flat ornament.

Illustrated. Undated but presumably 19th century. We are unable to identify this title or its publisher, “R. J. A. Petskey” (the name is rendered “Petski” in MS catalogue (2)).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 301 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.). — Henry Wellcome.— Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 303.


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¶ Lay — Südslavische Ornamente (1872)

February 10, 2015

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Lay, Feliks, ed. Südslavische Ornamente gesammelt und gewidmet allen Ländern und Völkern, zu Förderungd er Kunst-industrie und nebst einer Abhandlung über die Verbreitung und Cultur der Südslaven. 2 vols. Frankfurt, [1872].

The first volume consists of illustrations by Friedrich Fischbach; the second volume is Lay’s text.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 299 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Krafft — Ornementation de l’architecture (19th cent.)

February 2, 2015

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Krafft, Jean-Charles. Ornementation de l’architecture antique et moderne. Paris: A. Morel, n.d. [19th century].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 742 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Racinet — Polychromatic ornament (1873)

January 26, 2015

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Racinet, A. Polychromatic ornament: one hundred plates in gold, silver and colours, comprising upwards of two thousand specimens of the various styles of ancient, oriental, and mediaeval art, and including the Renaissance and the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1873.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 980 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 8s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 399.

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¶ Fischbach — Ornamente der Gewebe (1874?)

November 19, 2014

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Fischbach, Friedrich. Ornamente der Gewebe. Hanau: G. M. Alberti, [1874?].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 531 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 349.


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¶ Lièvre — Les arts décoratifs (1870)

November 12, 2014

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Lièvre, Edouard. Les arts décoratifs à toutes les époques. 2 vols. Paris: Morel, 1870.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 757 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Jones — Grammar of ornament (1868)

June 2, 2014

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Jones, Owen. The grammar of ornament. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1868.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 730 (sold to Henry Wellcome). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Pollard — Early illustrated books (1893)

May 12, 2014

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Pollard, Alfred W. Early illustrated books: a history of the decoration and illustration of books in the 15th and 16th centuries. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1893.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 51 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Temp. store Hist. YHF.AA4-5).

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¶ Jones — Examples of Chinese ornament (1867)

April 24, 2014

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Jones, Owen. Examples of Chinese ornament, selected from objects in the South Kensington Museum and other collections. London: S. & T. Gilbert, 1867.

100 chromolithographs.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 729 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 834.

[From the 1866 edition.]

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¶ Dupon-Auberville — L’ornement des tissus (1877)

April 16, 2014

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Dupont-Auberville, Auguste. L’ornement des tissus: recueil historique et pratique. Paris: Ducher & Co., 1877.

100 chromolithographs.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 398 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 107.

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¶ Meyer — Handbook of ornament (1893)

April 16, 2014

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Meyer, Franz Sales. A handbook of ornament systematically arranged for the use of architects, decorators, handicraftsmen and all classes of art students. London: B. T. Batsford, 1893.

Illustrated with 300 full-page plates. “Translated from the fourth revised German edition.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 638 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 4s.) — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Ward — Elementary principles of ornament (1890)

April 2, 2014

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Ward, James. Elementary principles of ornament. London: Chapman and Hall, 1890.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1043 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Vacher — Fifteenth century Italian ornament (1886)

March 29, 2014

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Vacher, Sidney. Fifteenth century Italian ornament, chiefly taken from brocades and stuffs found in pictures in the National Gallery, London. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1886.

Illustrated. Morris is listed in the book as one of the subscribers.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1177 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2). — Unlocated.

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¶ Shaw — Encyclopaedia of ornament (1842)

February 28, 2014

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Shaw, Henry. The encyclopedia of ornament. London: William Pickering, 1842.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1063 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Ruari McLean. — Morgan Library (127596).

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