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¶ Barbour — The Bruce (1870)

October 19, 2016

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Barbour, John, comp. The Bruce, or the book of the most excellent and noble prince, Robert de Broyss, king of Scots. (Part 1.) Ed. Walter W. Skeat. London: published for the Early English Text Society, by N. Trübner & Co., 1870.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 734.

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¶ Leslie — De origine, moribus, et rebua gestis Scotorum (1578)

November 4, 2015

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Leslie, John. De origine, moribus, et rebua gestis Scotorum libri decem. Rome: In aedibus populi Romani [Aldus the Younger], 1578.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Allen D. Macdonald. — Yale Center for British Art, Yale University (DA775 L4 1578).

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¶ Martin — Description of the Western Islands of Scotland (1716)

September 16, 2015

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Martin, Martin. A description of the Western Islands of Scotland. 2nd ed. London: printed for A. Bell, T. Varnam and J. Osborn, W. Taylor, and J. Baker and T. Warner, 1716.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 37 (part). — Unlocated.

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¶ Jamieson — Bruce, and Wallace (1820)

May 28, 2015

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Jamieson, John, ed. The Bruce, and Wallace. 2 vols. Edinburgh: printed by J. Ballantyne and Co. for Manners and Miller, etc., 1820.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 52 (part; sold for 15s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Beattie — Scotland illustrated (1838)

April 1, 2015

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Beattie, William. Scotland illustrated in a series of views taken expressly for this work. 2 vols. London: G. Virtue, 1838.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 74 (part). — Unlocated.

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¶ Major — Historia Majoris Britanniae (1521)

October 9, 2014

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Major, John. Historia Majoris Britanniae tam Angliae quam Scotiae. Paris: Jodocus Badius Ascensius, 1521.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 670 (sold to Leighton for £1 10s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Holinshed — Chronicles (1587)

October 3, 2014

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Holinshed, Raphael. The first and second volumes of chronicles, comprising 1 The description and historie of England, 2 The description and historie of Ireland, 3 The description and historie of Scotland. 3 vols. in 2. London: printed by Henry Denham for John Harison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberie, Henry Denham, and Thomas Woodcock, 1587.

Morris signature in each volume. Note in MS catalogue (1): “Some p.p. made up from a shorter copy.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £6 6s.. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 602 (sold to Dawson for £5 5s.). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 50b (£8). — ESTC (S122178). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 9. — MS catalogue (2), no. 363 (with three X’s next to it).

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¶ Small — Scottish woodwork (1878)

May 9, 2014

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Small, John William. Scottish woodwork of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, measured and drawn for the stone. Edinburgh: D. Douglas, 1878.

Provenance: Morris. —Richard Bennett. —Sotheby 1898, lot 1123 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no 339.


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¶ Cripps — Old English plate (1878)

April 25, 2014

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Cripps, Wilfred Joseph. Old English plate, ecclesiastical, decorative, and domestic; its makers and marks. With improved tables of the date-letter used in England, Scotland, and Ireland. London: John Murray, 1878.

Illustrated. “Founded upon the papers and tables of C. Octavius S. Moran, F.R.S., F.S.A.”

Provenance: Morris. —Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 226 (sold to Ridler for 17s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 829.

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¶ Clough — Bothie of Toper-na-fuosich (1848)

April 22, 2014

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Clough, Arthur Hugh. The bothie of Toper-na-fuosich: a long-vacation pastoral. Oxford: Francis Macpherson; London: Chapman and Hall, 1848.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 213 (sold to Pickering for 6s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Campbell — Popular tales of the West Highlands (1860–62)

April 22, 2014

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Campbell J. F., comp. Popular tales of the West Highlands, orally collected with a translation. 4 vols. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1860–62.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 203 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 8s.). — Henry Wellcome.— Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 46.

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¶ Wilson — Memorials of Edinburgh (1891)

April 17, 2014

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Wilson, Sir Daniel. Memorials of Edinburgh in the olden time. 2nd ed. 2 vols. Edinburgh and London: Adam & Charles Black, 1891.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1099 (sold to Pickering for 10s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Child — English and Scottish popular ballads

April 9, 2014

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Child, Francis James, ed. The English and Scottish popular ballads. 6 vols. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1882–89.

Issued in 10 parts in 6 volumes. Morris’s set was unbound.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 266 (sold to Quaritch for £6 2s. 6p.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Carrick — Laird of Logan (1868)

March 31, 2014

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Carrick, John D. Laird of Logan, or anecdotes and tales illustrative of the wit and humour of Scotland. Glasgow, Robert Forrester, and David Robertson; London: Simkin, Marshall & Co., 1868.

Presentation copy to Morris from J. Bruce Glazier

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 616 (sold to Tregaskis for 13s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Webster — Burns and the kirk (1888)

March 31, 2014

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Webster, Alexander. Burns and the kirk: a review of what the poet did for the religious and social regeneration of the Scottish people. Aberdeen: A. Martin; Glasgow: W. & R. Holmes; Edinburgh: James Thin, 1888.

Presentation copy.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 428 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £1 6s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 106A (10s. 6d.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Lindsay — Chronicles of Scotland (1814)

March 30, 2014

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Lindsay, Robert, ed. The chronicles of Scotland . . . published from several old manuscripts. 2 vols. Edinburgh: printed by George Ramsay and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814.

2 vols. in one.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 16s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 623 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (1), fol. 14.

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¶ Blind — Heather on fire (1886)

March 29, 2014

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Blind, Mathilde. The heather on fire: a tale of the Highland Clearances. London: Walter Scott, 1886.

Inscribed “To William Morris | with sincere admiration | Mathilde Blind.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1022 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £2 11s.). — William and Victoria Dailey, Los Angeles (sold to Sanford and Helen Berger, November 1981, for $185). — The Bergers. — Huntington Library (607662).

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¶ McLaren — Scots poems and ballants

March 28, 2014

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McLaren, John Wilson. Scots poems and ballants. Edinburgh: privately printed, 1892.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 629 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £2 2s.). — Unlocated.

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