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¶ Fragments of early printing

May 24, 2016

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Fragments of early printing.

Sixteen unfolded sheets, some with borders and woodcuts, mainly fifteenth century, loosely inserted between sheets of paper.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 457 (sold to Tregaskis for £3 5s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 248 (5 guineas). — Unlocated.


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¶ Lippmann — Druckschriften (1884–87)

April 13, 2016

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Lippmann, Friedrich, and Robert Dohme, eds. Druckschriften des XV bis XVIII Jahrhunderts in getreuen Nachbildungen. Berlin, 1884–87.

10 parts in one vol. Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 396 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. G. O/S 2 13).


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¶ Burger — Monumenta Germaniae et Italiae typographica (1892–93)

March 26, 2015

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Burger, Konrad. Monumenta Germaniae et Italiae typographica. Berlin: Reichsdruckerei, 1892–93.

Illustrated. Issued over a number of years; Morris owned 4 parts in 3.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 907 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Varnhagen — Über eine Sammlung (1892)

March 4, 2015

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Varnhagen, Hermann. Über eine Sammlung alter italienischer Drucke der Erlanger Universitätsbibliothek. Erlangen: Fr. Junge, 1892.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1085 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 YHR.34.AA3-4).

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¶ Stower — Printer’s grammar (1808)

January 27, 2015

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Stower, Caleb. The printer’s grammar, or introduction to the art of printing. London: printed by the editor for B. Crosby and Co., 1808.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1019 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (Z 244 A2 S8).


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¶ Proctor — Jan van Doesborgh (1894)

August 13, 2014

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Proctor, Robert. Jan van Doesborgh, printer at Antwerp: an essay in bibliography. London: Bibliographical Society, 1894.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 94 (part; sold to Leighton for £1 18s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Redgrave — Erhard Ratdolt (1894)

August 13, 2014

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Redgrave, Gilbert Richard. Erhard Ratdolt and his work at Venice. London: Bibliographical Society, 1894.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 94 (part; sold to Leighton for £1 18s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Campell — Annales (1874–90)

July 7, 2014

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Campbell, F. A. G. Annales de la typographie Néerlandaise au XVe siècle. 2 vols. La Haye: Nijhoff, 1874–90.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 202 (sold to Leighton for 15s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Duff — Early printed books (1893)

May 17, 2014

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Duff, Edward Gordon. Early printed books. London: Kegan 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. YHR.AA4).

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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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¶ Proctor — Tracts on early printing (1895–97)

April 18, 2014

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Proctor, Robert. Tracts on early printing. 3 parts. London: privately printed, 1895–97.

Morris owned the first two parts.

I. List of the founts of type and wood-cut devices used by the printers of the Southern Netherlands in the fifteenth century. — II. A note on Eberhard Frommolt, of Basel, printer. — III. Additions to Campbell’s Annales de la typographie néerlandaise au 15e siècle.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 845 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR) YHD.AA4).


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¶ Duff — Early English printing (1896)

April 16, 2014

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Duff, Edward Gordon. Early English printing: a series of facsimiles of all the types used in England during the XVth century, with some of those used in the printing of English books abroad. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1896.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 397 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 2s.). — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. O/S 2  YHDE.AA4).


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¶ Duff — Hand-lists of English printers

March 31, 2014

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Duff, E. Gordon. Hand-lists of English printers, 1501–1556. London: printed by Blades, East & Blades for the Bibliographical Society, 1895.

Part 1: Wynkyn de Worde, Julian Notary, R. & W. Faques, John Skot.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 284 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [lost or deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

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¶ Bancroft — Experimental researches (1813)

February 23, 2014

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Bancroft, Edward. Experimental researches concerning the philosophy of permanent colours, and the best means of producing them, by dyeing, calico printing, &c. 2 vols. 2nd ed. London: printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1813.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 201 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 19s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 12123/B).

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¶ Humphreys — History of the art of printing (1867)

February 22, 2014

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Humphreys, Henry Noel. A history of the art of printing, from its invention to its wide-spread development in the middle of the 16th century, preceded by a short account of the origin of the alphabet and the successive methods of recording events and multiplying MS. books before the invention of printing. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1867.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 717 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 16s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 YHD /HUM).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 470.

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¶ Grace-Calvert — Dyeing and calico printing (1876)

February 18, 2014

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Crace-Calvert, Frederick. Dyeing and calico printing: including an account of the most recent improvements in the manufacture and use of aniline colours. Ed. John Stenhouse and Charles Edward Groves. Manchester: Palmer & Howe; London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., 1876.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 201 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 19s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 831.

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¶ Brown — Venetian printing press (1891)

February 15, 2014

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Brown, Horatio Forbes. The Venetian printing press. London: John C. Nimmo, 1891.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 100 (sold to Jones for 15s.). — Unlocated.

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