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¶ Smith — Persian art (1876)

November 15, 2016

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Smith, R. Murdoch. Persian art. [London]: Chapman and Hall, [1876].

An art handbook issued by the South Kensington Museum. Frequently reprinted; we do not know which edition Morris owned.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 705.

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¶ Hommaire de Hell — Voyage en Turquie et en Perse (1854–60)

October 19, 2016

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Hommaire de Hell, Xavier. Voyage en Turquie et en Perse. 5 vols. Paris: P. Bertrand, 1854–60.

Illustrated. Note on endpaper: “Presentation copy from author, but not to Morris as stated in sale catalogue.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 604 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Orient. Topog. 2241).


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¶ Firdausi — Sháh námeh (1832)

August 3, 2016

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Firdausi. The Sháh námeh of the Persian poet Firdausí. Trans. James Atkinson. London: John Murray for the Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland, 1832.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 407 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Xenophon — Cyrupaedia (1632)

April 20, 2015

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Xenophon. Cyrupaedia: the institution and life of Cyrus, the first of that name, King of Persians. Trans. Philemon Holland. London: printed by J. L. [John Legat] for Robert Allot [and Henry Holland], 1632.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 12s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1215 (sold to Bain for £6). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 53b (5s.). — ESTC (S118709). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 9v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 80 (with 3 X’s next to it).

Digital version: EEBO.


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¶ Procopius — De bello Persico (1509)

January 12, 2015

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Procopius. De bello Persico. Rome: Eucharius Silber, 1509.

Provenance: Royal Society (duplicate). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 971 (sold to Dawson for 16s.) — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1105 (£2 2s.). — Rosenbach (sold to Joseph M. Fox, 1903, for $11.75). — Joseph M. Fox. — William Logan Fox. — Library Company of Philadelphia (Rare/*Six Proc Log 1938 Q).

Reference: Wolf, Edwin, 2nd, and John F. Fleming. Rosenbach: A Biography. Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1960. (See p. 49. The Procopius was the second book sold by Rosenbach.)


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¶ Karabacek — Die persische Nadelmalerei (1881)

December 17, 2014

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Karabacek, Joseph Ritter von. Die persische Nadelmalerei, Susandschird, ein Beitrag zur entwicklungs-geschichte der Tapisserie de Haute Lisse. Leipzig: E. A. Zeeman, 1881

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 276 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 7s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

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¶ Chardin — Voyages en Perse (1735)

October 23, 2014

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Chardin, Sir John [Jean]. Voyages du chevalier Chardin en Perse et autres lieux de l’Orient. 4 vols. Amsterdam: aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1735.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 265 (sold to Downing for 18s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 193.


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¶ Diodorus — Historical library (1700)

June 2, 2014

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Diodorus, Siculus. The historical library of Diodorus the Sicilian. In fifteen books. The first five, contain the antiquities of Egypt, Asia, Africa, Greece, the islands, and Europe. The last ten, an historical account of the affairs of the Persians, Grecians, Macedonians, and other parts of the world. To which are added, the fragments of Diodorus that are found in the Bibliotheca of Photius: together with those publish’d by H. Valesius, L. Rhodomannus, and F. Ursinus. Trans. G. Booth. London: printed by Edward Jones for Awnsham and John Churchil, and Edward Castle, 1700.

Provenance: Morris (purchased by Morris for 12s). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 392 (sold to Edwards for 11s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (10s.). — ESTC (R15327). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 10.

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¶ Coste — Monuments modernes de la Perse (1867)

May 15, 2014

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Coste, Pascal-Xavier. Monuments modernes de la Perse, mesurés, dessinés et décrits. Paris: A. Morel, 1867.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 377 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Fortnum — Catalogue of the maiolica (1873)

May 9, 2014

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Fortnum, C. Drury E. A descriptive catalogue of the maiolica, Hispano-Moresco, Persian, Damascus and Rhodian wares in the South Kensington Museum, with historical notices, marks and monograms. London: published for the Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council in Education by Chapman & Hall, 1873.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1014 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Flowers of Persian literature (1805)

April 14, 2014

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The flowers of Persian literature, containing extracts from the most celebrated authors in prose and verse, with a translation into English, being intended as a companion to Sir William Jones’s Persian grammar, to which is prefixed an essay on the language and literature of Persia. London: printed for James Asperne by S. Rousseau, 1805.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1098 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 8s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Wallis — Early Persian pottery (1887–89)

February 21, 2014

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Wallis, Henry. Notes on some examples of early Persian pottery. London: Henry Wallis, 1887–89.

Issued in parts, of which Morris had nos. 2 and 3.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1089 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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