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¶ Field — Chromatography (1869?)

October 24, 2016

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Field, George. Field’s chromatography, or treatise on colours and pigments as used by artists. Rev. by Thomas W. Salter. London: Winsor & Newton, [1869?].

Notes on endpapers: “McMinn 8 July 1933” and “Morris & Company 26 Queen Square for the use of the Shop.” Initials “S.S.G.” at front and back of book.

Provenance: Morris (?). — Morris & Co. — Ney L. MacMinn (acquired 1933?). — Society of Antiquaries (Kelmscott Manor) [gift of MacMinn].

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¶ Gonse — Art gothique (1890)

May 15, 2014


Gonse, Louis. L’art gothique: l’architecture, la peinture, la sculpture, le décor. Paris: Ancienne Maison Quantin, Libraries-imprimeries réunies, [1890].


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 555 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 16s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 ZH.AA2).

Sotheby 1898:


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¶ Ruskin — Lectures on architecture and painting (1854)

April 29, 2014

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Ruskin, John. Lectures on architecture and painting, delivered at Edinburgh in November, 1853. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1854.

“With illustrations drawn by the author.”

Signed “William Morris | Exeter Coll: Oxon”. According to a note in May Morris’s will, it was “bound ornamentally in W.M.’s college days.”

See also Carlyle, Past and Present.

Provenance: Morris. — May Morris. — R. Campbell Thompson (by bequest from May Morris). — Exeter College Library (9ZM8 55 R) (gift from Thompson, 1939).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 587.

Digital version: Google.

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