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¶ Wright — Les cent nouvelles nouvelles (1858)

February 1, 2018

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Wright, Thomas, ed. Les cent nouvelles nouvelles. Bibliothèque elzevirienne. 2 vols. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1858.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Straparola — Les facétieuses nuits de Straparole (1857)

February 1, 2018

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Straparola, Gianfrancesco. Les facétieuses nuits de Straparole. Bibliothèque elzévirenne. 2 vols. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1857.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 6d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (1), fol. 15v.


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¶ Montaiglon — Le livre du chevalier de la Tour-Landry (1854)

February 1, 2018

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Montaiglon, Anatole de. Le livre du chevalier de la Tour-Landry. Bibliothèque elzevirienne. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1854.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Caxton Head [Tregaskis] catalogue 539, July 1903, no. 193 (12s. 6d.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Lancereau — Hitopadésa (1855)

February 1, 2018

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Lancereau, Édouard. Hitopadésa. Bibliothèque elzevirienne. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1855.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Paul von Baldinger. — Alphons Nobel. — Offered for sale by Bernard Quaritch, April 2014 (£400). — Offered for sale by Blackwell, April 2015. — William Morris Society (London).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 61.


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¶ Musurus — Etymologicum Magnum Graecum (1499)

January 19, 2018

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Musurus, Marcus, ed. Etymologicum Magnum Graecum. Venice: Zacharias Callierges for Nicolaus Blastus and Anna Notaras, 8 July 1499.

The text, including the title, is entirely in Greek.

Provenance: Dr. Askew. — Askew sale, Baker, c. 22 February 1775 (sold to Michael Wodhull for £2 12s. 6d.). — Michael Wodhull. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 518 (sold to Quaritch for £4). — John Boyd Thacher. — Library of Congress (Thacher Collection 483).

References: ISTC (ie00112000). — Thacher 1, no. 483.

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¶ Epistole et evangelii (1551)

January 12, 2018

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Epistole et Evangelii, et letioni vulgari in lingua thoscana, nuouamente ristampate. Florence: Giunti, 1551.

Illustrated. With letters from W. M. Ivins, Jr., to Sydney Cockerell, 4 November 1921; Cockerell to Ivins, 15 November 1921; and A. M. Hind to Ivins, 21 September 1931. Cockerell’s letter says, “Morris owned it as early as 1890 — It was not until 1892 that I started cataloguing this library & counting the cuts — & I do not know how he acquired it — When we sold the library in 1898 it was valued at £25.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 515 (sold to Quaritch for £89). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — William M. Ivins, Jr. — Newberry Library (VAULT Wing folio ZP 535 .G437).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 493 (with two X’s beside the title).


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¶ Carta feodi simplicis (1505?)

January 8, 2018

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Carta feodi simplicis cum littera atturnatoria. London: Wynkyn de Worde, [1505?].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 258 (sold to Ellis for £25). — Ellis. — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 11 February 1913, lot 20. — Special Collections, Harvard Law School Library (STC 15579.4 Beale T159).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 48b (no price). — ESTC (S118099).

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¶ Spruner von Merz — Spruner-Menke atlas antiquus (1865)

January 3, 2018

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Spruner von Merz, Karl. Spruner-Menke atlas antiquus. Ed. Theodorus Menke. Germany: J. Perthes, 1865.

This collection of maps went through several editions; we are not sure which version Morris owned.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1136 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 11s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Chaucer Society’s publications

December 21, 2017

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Chaucer Society’s publications.

One lot in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue (see below) included a substantial collection of miscellaneous publications by the Chaucer Society (founded in 1868): First Series, 14 numbers (between 16 and 43); Second Series (18 numbers); A six-print text of Chaucer’s Canterbury tales, ed. Frederick J. Furnivall; and Chaucer’s various writings (10 vols.). The books probably came to Morris as gifts from his friend Furnivall, the founder of the Society.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 210 (sold to Sotheran for £1 18s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Durand — Rationale divinorum officiorum (1475)

December 20, 2017

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Durand, Guillaume [Guillelmus Duranti]. Rationale divinorum officiorum. Ulm: Johann Zainer, 18 March 1475.

Illustrated. Note at end of book: “Memorandum: That this the concluding folio of the work, was most obligingly copied for me (verbatim, literation and lineation) by my valued friend William Brace (B.A., LL.B., Univ Lond.) from the 1475 Ulm copy in the British Museum, and was given to me by him today, March 27, 1878. J.W. Bone.”

Provenance: J. W. Bone. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 401 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 2.f.2 (SR)).

References: ISTC (id00408000). —Poynter, no. 215


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¶ Durand — Rationale divinorum officiorum (1475)

December 20, 2017

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Durand, Guillaume [Guillelmus Duranti]. Rationale divinorum officiorum. Ulm: Johann Zainer, 18 March 1475.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Alexander Vulpii. — Leon Hardi Haickl. — Leo S. Olschki (dealer). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 400 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 2.f.1 (SR)).

References: ISTC (id00408000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 948, p. 87 (with an X beside the title). — Poynter, no. 214.


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¶ Conradus, de Brundelsheim — Sermones (1480)

December 15, 2017

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Conradus, de Brundelsheim [Soccus]. Sermones de tempore. Deventer: Richardus Pafraet, 1480.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1124 (sold to Proctor for £5 10s.). — Robert Proctor. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 42 (10s.). — ISTC (is00588000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 932, p. 85 (with an X beside the title).

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¶ Rawlinson — Great monarchies (1873–76)

December 14, 2017

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The two following titles are conflated in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue as The seven great monarchies of the ancient eastern world. (Morris seems not to have owned The sixth great Oriental monarchy, published in 1873, or if he did, it may have been deaccessioned by the Wellcome Library, which has another copy without Morris’s book label.)

[1] Rawlinson, George. The five great monarchies of the ancient eastern world, or the history, geography, and antiquities of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, and Persia. 3rd ed. 3 vols. London: John Murray, 1873.

[2] Rawlinson. The seventh great Oriental monarchy, or the geography, history, and antiquities of the Sassanian or new Persian empire. 2 vols. in 1. London: Longmans, 1876.

Digital version: Internet Archive (Morris’s copy).


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 822 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 ZBB.28).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 136 (where the title is rendered as “Rawlinson’s Ancient Monarchies”).


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¶ Aquinas (c. 1500) and Biel (1499)

December 13, 2017

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The following titles were bound together but were separated after Morris’s death:

[1] Aquinas, Thomas, Saint. In hoc libello continentur tres tractatuli. Primus est sancti Thome Aquinatis de mirabili quidditate et efficacia venerabilis sacramenti eucharistie. Secundus est magistri Nicolai de lyra de idoneo ministrante suscipiente idem sacramentum. Tercius est alicuius docti collectoris de expositione dominice orationis. [Cologne: Heinrich Quentel, c. 1500.]

Digital version: Google.

[2] Biel, Gabriel. Epitoma expositionis sacri canonis missae. Ed. Wendelin Steinbach. Tübingen: [Johann Otmar for Friedrich Meynberger, 1499.]

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ib00654000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1078 (sold to Proctor for £1 16s.). — Robert Proctor. — [Aquinas only:] — Christie (South Kensington), 20 September 1996, lot 2 (sold to Maggs for £1,255). — Maggs catalogue 1220, no. 8. — Unlocated.


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¶ Jean, d’Arras — Melusine (1854)

December 6, 2017

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Jean, d’Arras. Melusine. Ed. Charles Brunet. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1854.

Based on Paris, 1478 edition.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 62.


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¶ Brunet — Le violier des histoires romaines (1858)

December 6, 2017

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Brunet, Gustave, ed. Le violier des histoires romaines: ancienne traduction françoise des Gesta Romanorum. Paris: Pierre Jannet, 1858.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 42 (part; sold to Breslauer for £1 9s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 63.


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¶ Silvestre — Collection de poésies, romans, chroniques (1839–45)

November 18, 2017

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Silvestre, L. C., and others, eds. Collection de poésies, romans, chroniques. 25 vols. Paris: chez Silvestre, 1838–58.

Illustrated. Morris owned five of the volumes, all in Old or Middle French: (1) Miracle de nostre dame d’ Berthe fẽme du roy Pepin (1839). (2) Le mystere de la vie et hystoire de monseigneur sainct Martin lequel fut Archeuesque de Tours (1841). (3) Miracle de nostre dame de la marquise de la Gaudine (1841). (4) La Marche, Olivier de. Le chevalier delibere (1842). (5) Listoyre de Pierre de Provence et de la belle Maguelonne (1845).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 217 (sold to Bain for £33). — Unlocated.


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¶ Froissart — Le premier [–quart] volume de messire Jehan Froissart (1530)

November 16, 2017

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Froissart, Jean. Le premier [–quart] volume de messire Jehan Froissart, lequel traicte des choses dignes de memoire advenues, tant es pays de France, Angleterre, Flanders, Espaigne que Escoce, et autres lieux circonuoisins. 4 vols. in 1. Paris: A. Couteau for P. Le Preux, 2 September 1530.

Provenance: Charles Bathurst. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 534 (sold to Quaritch for £11). — Goldschmidt catalogue 83, no. 466. — Philip Hofer. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (f Typ 515.30.407).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 19b, no. 258 (£5). — Mortimer, Ruth. Harvard College Library Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts. 4 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964–74. (See no. 238.) — MS catalogue (2), no. 878 (with two X’s beside the title).


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¶ Stella, Lupoldus, and Nepos (16th century)

November 15, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Stella, Giovanni Battista. Vite ducentorum et triginta sumorum pontificu. Basel: Michael Furter, 1507.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 5b, no. 52 (£3).

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[2] Lupoldus, de Bebenburg. De juribus et translatione imperii. Strassberg: Schürer, 1508.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 28b (no price given).

[3] Nepos, Cornelius. Hic subnotata continentur Vita. M. Catonis. Ed. Thomas Wolff. Strassberg: Johann Pruss, 1505.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 28b (no price given).

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Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1071 (sold to Walker for £3 3s.). — Emery Walker. — Unlocated.


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¶ Schott — Walachische Maehrchen (1845)

November 15, 2017

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Schott, Arthur and Albert. Walachische Maehrchen. Stuttgart and Tübingen: J. G. Cotta, 1845.

Romanian fairy tales.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 835 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 47216/B).


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¶ Ptolemy — Cosmographia (1482 and 1486)

November 14, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolomaeus]. Cosmographia. Trans. Jacobus Angelus. Ulm: Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482.

Illustrated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 10b, no. 120 (£15). — ISTC (ip01084000). — Poynter, no. 466.

Digital version: Boston Public Library.

[2] Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolomaeus]. Cosmographia. Trans. Jacobus Angelus. Ulm: Johann Reger, for Justus de Albano, 21 July 1486.

Illustrated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 10b, no. 124 (£22 10s.). — ISTC (ip01085000). — Poynter, no. 468.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Sotheby 1898, lot 976 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £21). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.f.5 (SR) [1482 edition and 1486 edition]).


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¶ Macrobius — Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis (1550)

November 14, 2017

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Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius. Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis. Lyons: S. Gryphius, 1550.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 630 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions, 10 March 1939, no. 153 (£38). — McLeish catalogue 121, 19 May 1939, no. 226. — William Foot Walker. — York Minster (Old Library O X.H.7) [gift from Walker, 1993].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 69 (with three X’s next to the title).

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¶ Homassel — Cours théorique et pratique (1807)

November 14, 2017

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Homassel. Cours théorique et pratique sur l’art de la teinture. 2nd ed. Paris: Courcier, 1807.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 30 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 29247/B).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 558.

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¶ Natali (1506) and Pseudo-Dionysius (1502)

November 10, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Natali, Pietro [Petro de Natalibus], ed. Catalogus sanctorum et gestorum eorum ex diversis voluminibus collectus. [Venice: L. de Giunta, 1506.]

Illustrated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 404 (with two X’s next to the title).

[2] Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite [Dionysii Areopagitae]. Caelestis hierarchia, Ecclesiastica hierarchia, Divina nomina, Mystica theologia, undecim epistolae. [Venice: Johannes Tacuinus de Cereto], 1502.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 915 (sold to Quaritch for £11). — Unlocated.


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¶ Monuments de la xylographie (1882–84)

November 10, 2017

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Monuments de la xylographie. 4 vols. Paris: Adam Pilinski, 1882–84.

Illustrated. Facsimile reprints of four titles: Apocalypse; Bible des pauvres; Cantica canticorum; Oraison dominicale.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 686 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £10 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (each volume catalogued separately, but the latter two are described as missing): Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 ZHB; Closed stores Hist. O/S 2 ZHB /PIL; Closed stores Hist. 2 ZHB; Closed stores Hist. 2 ZHB).


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¶ Ingleby — Shakspere allusion-books (1874)

November 8, 2017

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Ingleby, C. M., ed. Shakspere allusion-books, part 1. New Shakspere Society publications, series 4. London: Trübner, 1874.

The book has been rebound, and the Wellcome cataloguers speculate that Morris’s book label was removed when that happened.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1010 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 CUT Pt 1).


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¶ Transactions of the New Shakspere Society 1874–76)

November 8, 2017

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Transactions of the New Shakspere Society. London: New Shakspere Society, 1874–76.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1010 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccesioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Brown — Sonnets of Shakespeare solved (1870)

November 8, 2017

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Brown, Henry. The sonnets of Shakespeare solved, and the mystery of his friendship, love, and rivalry revealed. London: J. R. Smith, 1870.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1010 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccesioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Shakespeare — Poems (1774)

November 8, 2017

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Shakespeare, William. Poems written by Shakespear. London: J. Bell and C. Etherington, 1 September 1774.

Vol. 9 of Bell’s edition of Shakepeare’s plays (1773–74).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1010 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccesioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: ESTC (T62821).


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¶ Duff — Early printed books (1893)

November 6, 2017

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Duff, E. Gordon. Early printed books. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1893.

Unsigned note—attributed to Emery Walker by Philip Hofer—on front pastedown: “This belonged to a little collection of printed books which Morris kept at the Press (at 21 Upper Mall, Hammersmith) for the use of his printers.” With the Morris book label, so it may have passed through the 1898 Sotheby sale (though it is not listed in that catalogue).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett (?). — Sotheby 1898 (?). — Houghton Library, Harvard University (Typ 805.93.3404).

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¶ Nourry— Le grant kalendrier des bergiers (1510)

November 6, 2017

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Nourry, Claude. Le grant kalendrier des bergiers. Lyon: [Jean Bachelier?], 8 April 1510.

Illustrated. The book once had a note by Morris tipped in that cannot now be located. His book label has also gone missing, probably in a relatively recent rebinding.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 15b, no. 191 (£21). — MS catalogue (2), no. 860 (with two X’s beside the title).

Provenance: Nicolas Yemeniz. — Yemeniz sale, Paris, Hôtel Druot, May 1867, lot 959. — Ambroise Firmin-Didot. — Quaritch catalogue, 31 March 1890 (£16 16s). — Morris (purchased from Quaritch, 31 March 1890, for £16 16s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 255 (sold to B. F. Stevens for £44). — Robert Hoe. — Huntington Library (138664).

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¶ Torquemada — three tracts (c. 1510)

November 6, 2017

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The following tracts by Juan de Torquemada [Johannes de Turrecremata] are bound together. Since all three were issued at about the same time and the title-pages are very similar in appearance, it is possible they were intended by the publisher to form a single volume.

[1] Tractatus contra principales errores perfidi Machometi et Turchorum sive Sarracenorum. Paris: Guillaume Eustace, [c. 1510].

[2] Tractatus contra Judeos a quodam judeo nomine Samuel editus sermone arabico. Paris: Guillaume Eustace, [c. 1510].

[3] Dyalogus Christiani contra Sarracenos. Paris: Guillaume Eustace, [c. 1510].


Reference: Sayle, no. 235.

Provenance: Crofts. — Crofts sale, May 1783. — Guy Phillips. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1033 (sold to Money for £4 8s.). — Frank McClean. — Fitzwilliam Museum (Reference Collection) [McClean bequest, 1904].


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¶ Ludolf, von Sachsen — Vita Christi (1487)

November 3, 2017

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Ludolf, von Sachsen [Ludolphus de Saxonia]. Vita Christi [Dutch] Tboeck vanden leven Jhesu Christi. Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 3 November 1487.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 772 (sold to Heppenstal for £12 12s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (il00353000).


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Justinian I — Institutiones (1487)

November 2, 2017

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Justinian I [Justinianus]. Institutiones (with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius). Basel: Michael Wenssler, 31 May 1476.

The date in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue (see below) is apparently an error. Wenssler published several editions of the Institutiones but none in 1487.

Provenance: Inscription “Mnrijs Georgij in Fransening.” — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 738 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 3.f.2 (SR)).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 24b (£3). — ISTC (ij00513000). — Poynter, no. 336.

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¶ Ponte — Poëma de laudibus diva Genoves (1512)

November 2, 2017

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Ponte, Carmen [Petrus Pontanus]. Poëma de laudibus diva Genoves. Paris: G. Le Rouge for Denis Roce, 1512.

According to the Christie catalogue (see below), “Inserted at the end is a cut intended by William Morris to be used in his catalogue of his library. It is the device of John Skot, the printer of Every Man, and adapted from the device of Denis Roce.”

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 864 (sold to Ellis for £3). — Ellis. — Charles Fairfax Murray. — Murray sale, Christie, 18 March 1918, lot 622. — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 19b, no. 252 (£2).


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¶ Boethius — De consolatione philosophie (1498)

November 1, 2017

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Boethius. De consolatione philosophiae. Lyons: Jean de Vingle, 20 April 1498.

There is some confusion about this book: the Sotheby 1898 catalogue (see below) describes it as being published by Maillet in 1489, but Poynter and the Wellcome catalogue identify de Vingle as the publisher and 1498 as the date.

Provenance: Sir Thomas Knyvett. — Thomas Tanner. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 95 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 2.c.15 (SR)).

References: ISTC (ib00808000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 855 (with two X’s beside the title). — Poynter, no. 149.

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¶ St. Jerome — Epistolae et tractatus (n.d.)

November 1, 2017

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Epistolae et tractus. 2 vols. Venice: Rubeus?, n.d.

We are unable to identify this book, because the Sotheby 1898 catalogue is vague about both the publisher and date. The ISTC lists several late fifteenth-century editions of Jerome’s Epistolae, but none of them seems to fit the description below. (Rubeus, for example, did issue the book in 1496 [ISTC], but the text is single-column rather than double.)

Provenance: Duke of Sunderland. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 591 sold to Leighton for £11 11s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Four sagas (19th century)

October 31, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Gislason, Konrad, ed. Sagan af Helga ok Grími Droplaugarsonum. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1847.

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[2] Hervar saga ok Heiđreks konungs. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1847.

[3] Sagan af Þorđi Hređu. Copenhagen: Berlingske Bogtrykkeri, 1848.

[4] Barđarsaga Snœfellsass Viglundarsaga. Copenhagen: Berlingske Bogtrykkeri ved N. H. Stendrup, 1860.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 846 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (2000 1525.)


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¶ Rabanus Maurus-Akademie and St. Bernard (15th century)

October 31, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Rabanus Maurus-Akademie. De sermonum proprietate, sive Opus de universo. [Strassburg: The R-Printer (Adolf Rusch), before 20 July 1467.]

Illustrated. With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell. An inscription on the front endpaper records that the two works were purchased by Wilhelm Czwerd in 1474 and presented to the Carthusian monastery at Fogelsanck (Cantave) in 1496.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 27b (£1). — ISTC (ir00001000). — Poynter, no. 473.

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[2] Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint [Bernardus Claravallensis]. Epistolae. [Strassburg: Heinrich Eggestein, not after 1474.]

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 27b (£2). — ISTC (ib00383000). — Poynter, no. 126.

Digital version: VdI.


Provenance: Wilhelm Czwerd. — Carthusian monastery at Fogelsanck. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 979 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.f.7 (SR)).


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¶ Hortulus anime (1511)

October 27, 2017

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Hortulus anime. Lyon: Jean Clein and Anton Koberger, 1511.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 442 (sold to Quaritch for £12). — Philip Hofer. — Houghton Library, Harvard University (Houghton Typ 515.11.455) [Hofer bequest].

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 15b, no. 192 (£1).— MS catalogue (2), no. 31 (with two X’s next to it). — Mortimer, Ruth. Harvard College Library Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts. 4 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964–74. (See no. 318.)


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¶ Engravings (facsimiles)

October 27, 2017

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Engravings (facsimiles).

41 engravings after Old Masters (described as “fine facsimiles”) .

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 512 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 4s.).— Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Photographs

October 27, 2017

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Photographs.

20 photographs of medallion stone carvings from church walls.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 946 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Delormois — Le nouveau teinturier parfait (1769)

October 25, 2017

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Delormois. Le nouveau teinturier parfait. 2 vols. Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1769.

The Wellcome Library (which owns only vol. 2) describes this as from the 1898 Sotheby auction, but the book does not appear in that catalogue, probably because it is concealed under “and others,” such as in lot 432.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, perhaps lot 432. — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / A 34108/A).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 606.

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¶ Vitruvius — Di archiettura (1535)

October 25, 2017

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Vitruvius Pollio. Di archiettura. Venice: N. de Aristotele detto Zoppino, 1535.

Illustrated. Two inscriptions on final (blank) page mentioning Sig. Antonio Mocenigo and Sig. Zuanne Scalfavoto. With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for 16s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1197 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 6647/D).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 47 (£1). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 5. — MS catalogue (2), no. 441.

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¶ Regiomontanus, Puerbach, and Stoeffler (1496–1514)

October 24, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Regiomontanus, Joannes. Epitoma in Almagestum Ptolemaei. Venice: Johannes Hamman for Kaspar Grossch and Stephan Roemer, 31 August 1496.

Reference: ISTC (ir00111000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Puerbach, Georg von. Tabulae eclypsium. Vienna: J. Winterburger, 15 April 1514.

[3] Stoeffler, Johannes. Tabulae astronomicae. Tübingen: T. Anshelmus, 1514.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 982 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6 10s.) — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (5.b.2 (SR)).


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¶ Suetonius — Vitae XII Caesarum (1470)

October 24, 2017

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Suetonius. Vitae XII Caesarum. Ed. Johannes Andreas. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, [after 30 August] 1470.

Provenance: Morris. — Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1075 (sold to Leighton for £4). — George Dunn. —Dunn sale, Sotheby, 22–29 November 1917, lot 3762 (sold to Quaritch for £18). — C. W. Ascherson. — Georges Heilbrun. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 42 (£3 5s.). [Morris owned two copies of this book, one of which was sold in 1898, now unlocated, and the other is in the Morgan Library. Unfortunately is is impossible to distinguish between them in the single reference in the Ellis valuation or in the two references in MS catalogue (2).] —  ISTC (is00816000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 103, and MS catalogue (2), no. 903, p. 81 (both with one X beside the title).

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¶ Terentius — Le grant therẽce (1539)

October 24, 2017

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Terence [Terentius]. Le grant therẽce en francoys tãt en rime que en prose nouuellement imprime a Paris. [Paris:] G. Bossozel, 1539.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Duc de la Valliere. — Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1153 (sold to Ellis for £13). — Unlocated.


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¶ Pérez de Valencia — Expositiones in psalmos Davidi (1512)

October 23, 2017

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Pérez de Valencia, Jaime [Jacobus Perez de Valentia]. Expositiones in psalmos Davidi. Lyon: Bernard Rosier and Jean Thomas for Etienne Gueynard, 29 October and 15 November 1512.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 858 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 232 (sold to Eiseman for £2). — H. P. Kraus catalogue 66 (1954?), no. 516 ($135) [HathiTrust] . — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 16b, no. 201 (10s.). — MS catalogue (2), no. 941.


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¶ Carletti and D’Andrea (15th century)

October 23, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Angelo Carletti [Angelus de Clavasio]. Summa angelica de casibus conscientiae. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 28 August 1488.

References: ISTC (ia00717000). — Poynter, no. 53.

Digital version: ULD.

[2] D’Andrea, Giovanni. Super arboribus consanguinitatis et affinitatis. [Nuremberg: Friedrich Creussner, 1473.]

Illustrated. Incomplete.

References: ISTC (ia00598000). — Poynter, no. 48.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, no. 366 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s. — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 1.c.18 (SR)).


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¶ Priscian — Opera (1488)

October 21, 2017

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Priscian [Priscianus]. Opera. Venice: Georgius Arrivabenus, 4 December 1488.

Provenance: Library at Breslau. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 969 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 4.e.11 (SR)).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 40 (£1). — ISTC (ip00968000). — Poynter, no. 463.

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