Tag Archives: Scandinavia

¶ Hildebrand — Industrial arts of Scandinavia (1883)

May 24, 2017

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Hildebrand, Hans. The industrial arts of Scandinavia in the pagan time. South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks. London: Chapman and Hall, 1883.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 520.

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¶ Antiquarisk tidsskrift

January 17, 2017

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Antiquarisk tidsskrift. Copenhagen: J. D. Qvist.

Journal. Morris owned the volumes for 1843–60.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 446 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 11s.).— Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Egilsson — Lexicon (1860)

January 17, 2015

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Egilsson, Sveinbjörn. Lexicon poëticum antiquae linguae Septentrionalis. Copenhagen: J. D. Qvist, 1860.

With Morris signature.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 249 (sold to Quaritch for £1 6s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Thorpe — Northern mythology (1851–52)

December 2, 2014

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Thorpe, Benjamin, comp. Northern mythology, comprising the principal popular traditions and superstitions of Scandinavia, north Germany, and the Netherlands. 3 vols. London: Edward Lumley, 1851–52.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1029 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 8s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 122.

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¶ Möbius — Catalogus librorum (1856)

November 24, 2014

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Möbius, Theodor. Catalogus librorum islandicorum et norvegicorum aetatis mediae editorum versorum illustratorum. Leipzig: apud W. Engelmannum, 1856.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 645 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 1s.). — Wellcome Library (Closed stores mons.  M4281).

Digital version: Internet Archive (Morris copy).


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¶ Árnason — Islenzkar (1862–64)

November 17, 2014

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Árnason, Jón. Islenzkar pjoðsögur og Æfintýri: safnað hefir. 2 vols. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1862–64.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 17 (sold to Downing for 7s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Grönlands historiske mindesmaerker (1838–45)

October 15, 2014

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Grönlands historiske mindesmaerker. 3 vols. in 4. Copenhagen: Trykt i det Brünnichske bogtrykkeri, 1838–45.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 420 (sold to Sotheran for 11s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: BSB (vol. 1). — BSB (vol. 2). — BSB (vol. 3).


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¶ Stephens — Old-northern runic monuments

October 3, 2014

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Stephens, George. The old-northern runic monuments of Scandinavia and England, now first collected and deciphered. 3 vols. London: J. R. Smith; Copenhagen: Michaelsen and Tillge, 1866–84.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1139 (sold to Thomson for £4 17s. 6p.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Morris — Saga library (1891–95)

August 19, 2014

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Morris, William, and Eiríkr Magnússon, trans. The saga library. 5 vols. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891–95.

A sixth volume was published in 1896, the year of Morris’s death.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 836 (sold to Cockerell for £1 13s.). — Unlocated.

Digital versions: Internet Archive [vol. 1]. — Internet Archive [vol. 2]. — Internet Archive [vol. 3].


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¶ Corpus poeticum boreale (1883)

August 14, 2014

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Vigfússon, Guđbrandur, and F. York Powell, trans. Corpus poeticum boreale: the poetry of the old Northern tongue from the earliest times to the thirteenth century. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1883.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 224 (sold to Young for £1 1s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Sturleson — Heimskringla (1844)

August 6, 2014

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Sturleson, Snorri. The Heimskringla, or chronicle of the kings of Norway. Trans. Samuel Laing. 3 vols. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 431 (sold to Hazlitt for £1 5s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 206.

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¶ Magnus — Compendious history (1658)

May 25, 2014

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Magnus, Olaus. A compendious history of the Goths, Swedes, and Vandals, and other northern nations. London: printed by J. Streater and sold by Humphrey Mosely, George Sawbridge, Henry Twiford, Thomas Dring, John Place, and Henry Haringman, 1658.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 782 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / C 34934/C).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 51b (10s.). — ESTC (R12262). — MS catalogue (2), no. 384 (with two X’s next to it).


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¶ Arnason — Icelandic legends (1864)

May 15, 2014

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Arnason, Jón, comp. Icelandic legends. Trans. George E. J. Powell and Eiríkr Magnússon. 2 vols. London: Richard Bentley, 1864.

Illustrated.

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

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¶ Grosch — Old Norwegian textile patterns (1889)

April 30, 2014

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Grosch. Henrik August. Gamle norske Taepper udgivne af Kunstindustri-Museets Bestyrelse | Altnorwetische Teppich-Muster | Old Norwegian textile patterns. Berlin: Ascher, 1889.

Illustrated. In Danish, German, and English.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 570 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 347.


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¶ Dahl — Denkmale (1837)

April 25, 2014

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Dahl, Johan Christian Clausen. Denkmale einer sehr ausgebildeten Holzbaukunst aus den frühesten Jahrhunderten in den innern Landschaften Norwegens. Dresden: Zöllner, 1837.

Norwegian wooden architecture.

Provenance: Morris. —Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 385 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Dasent — Story of Gisli the outlaw (1866)

April 21, 2014

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Dasent, George Webbe. The story of Gisli the outlaw, from the Icelandic. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1866.

Illustrated by C. E. St. John Mildmay.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 280 (sold to Shepherd for 11s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 909.

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¶ Dasent — Story of Burnt Njal (1861)

April 21, 2014

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Dasent, George Webbe. The story of Burnt Njal, or life in Iceland at the end of the tenth century. From the Icelandic of the Njals saga. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1861.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 231 (sold to Bain for £1 9s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Dasent — Popular tales from the Norse (1859)

April 21, 2014

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Dasent, George Webbe. Popular tales from the Norse. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1859.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 230 (sold to Downing for 19s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Rink — Danish Greenland (1877)

April 16, 2014

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Rink, Henry. Danish Greenland: its people and products. Ed. Robert Brown. London: Henry S. King & Co., 1877.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 825 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR)  ZDF.399.AA8).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 579.

Digital versions: HathiTrust. — Internet Archive (Morris copy).


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¶ Ásgrímsson — Lilja (1870)

April 11, 2014

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Ásgrímsson, Eystein. Lilja (the lily): an Icelandic religious poem of the fourteenth century. Ed. Erikr Magnússon. London: Williams and Norgate, 1870.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 611 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Saxo Grammatici historia Danica (1839–58)

April 11, 2014

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Grammaticus, Saxo. Saxo Grammatici historia Danica. Ed. Peter Erasmus Müller and John Mattias Velschow. 2 vols. Havniae: Gyldendal, 1839–58.

Morris had the first volume.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1005 (part; sold to Ellis for £2 16s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ First nine books of Saxo Grammaticus (1894)

April 11, 2014

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Elton, Oliver, trans. The first nine books of the Danish history of Saxo Grammaticus. London: David Nutt, 1894.

Presentation copy to Morris. “With some considerations on Saxo’s sources, historical methods, and folk-lore by Frederick York Powell, M.A., F.S.A., student of Christ Church, Oxford.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1005 (part; sold to Ellis for £2 16s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Johnstone — Antiquitates Celto-Scandicae (1786)

April 9, 2014

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Johnstone, James, ed. Antiquitates Celto-Scandicae sive series rerum gestarum inter nationes Britannicarum insuralum et gentes septentrionales. Copenhagen: printed by A. F. Stein, 1786.

See also Johnstone, James, ed. Antiquitates Celto-Normannicae.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 498 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / C  30556/C).

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¶ Rask — Grammar of the Iceland or Old Norse tongue (1843)

April 7, 2014

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Rask, Erasmus. A grammar of the Icelandic or Old Norse tongue. Trans. George Webbe Dasent. London: William Pickering; Frankfort: Jaeger’s Library, 1843.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 821 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 908.

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¶ Goddard — Wonderful tales from northern lands (1871)

April 2, 2014

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Goddard, Julia. Wonderful tales from northern lands. London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1871.

Illustrated by W. F. Weigand. With an introduction by the Rev. George W. Cox.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 826 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Asbjörnsen — Tales from the fjeld (1874)

April 2, 2014

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Asbjörnsen, Peter Christen. Tales from the fjeld: a second series of popular tales from the Norse. Trans. Sir George Webbe. Dasent. London: Chapman & Hall, 1874.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 826 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 183.

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¶ Dasent — Prose or younger Edda (1842)

March 5, 2014

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Dasent, George Webbe, trans. The prose or younger Edda commonly ascribed to Snorri Sturluson. Stockholm: Norstedt and Sons; London: William Pickering, 1842.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 248 (part; sold to Downing for 9s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Anderson — Norse mythology (1888)

February 19, 2014

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Anderson, Rasmus Björn. Norse mythology; or, the religion of our forefathers, containing all the myths of the Eddas, systematized and interpreted. Chicago: S. C. Griggs, 1888.

Provenance: Quaritch. — Morris (purchased from Quaritch, March 1890, for 10s.) — Sotheby 1898, lot 8 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £1). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 741.


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¶ Haliday — Scandinavian kingdom of Dublin (1882)

February 16, 2014

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Haliday, Charles. The Scandinavian kingdom of Dublin. Ed. John P. Prendergast. Dublin: Alex. Thom & Co.; London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1882.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 424 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

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