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¶ La Motte-Fouqué — Romantic fiction (1843?)

January 12, 2018

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La Motte-Fouqué, Friedrich Heinrich Karl, Freiherr de. Romantic fiction: shorter tales from the German. 2nd ed. London: Edward Lumley, [1843?].

Inscription by Dante Gabriel Rossetti: “May Morris with DGR’s love on her 10th birthday March 25 1872.”

Provenance: Dante Gabriel Rossetti. — May Morris. — John Bryson. — Ian Hodgkins and Co. (purchased at Bryson sale, Christie, London). — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware.

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¶ Morris — Story of the ere-dwellers (1892)

February 9, 2017

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Morris, William, and Eiríkr Magnússon, trans. The story of the ere-dwellers. Saga Library, vol. 2. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1892.

Large paper edition. Inscribed “to Janey from W.M. with best love November 30th 1891.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Oxford University [bequest of May Morris]. — Society of Antiquaries of London (Kelmscott Manor).

References: LeMire, p. 164. — MS catalogue (2), no. 836.

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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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¶ Tennyson — Maud (1893)

June 8, 2016

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Tennyson, Alfred. Maud: a monodrama. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Inscribed “to Jenny with William Morris’ best love Nov: 19th 1893.”

Provenance: Morris. — Jenny Morris. — Fitzwilliam Museum [bequest of Jenny Morris, 1935].

Reference: Bibliography, A17.

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