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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 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: 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.

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

Digital version: BSB.


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: 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: 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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¶ St. Ambrose — Hexameron (c. 1480–83)

November 7, 2017

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Ambrose [Ambrosius], Saint. Hexameron. [Cologne: Johann Guldenschaff, c. 1480–83].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 119 (sold to Rega for 19s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ia00557000).

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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).

Digital version: Wellcome Library (Morris’s other copy at the Wellcome Library).

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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.

Reference: 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. — 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: 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.


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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: ISTC (ir00001000). — Poynter, no. 473.

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

References: 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].

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

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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).

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[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: ISTC (is00816000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 103, and MS catalogue (2), no. 903, p. 81 (both with one X beside the title). [Morris owned two copies of this book, one of which was sold in 1898 and the other is now in the Morgan Library. This is reflected in the two entries in MS catalogue (2), but it is impossible to distinguish between them in that document.]


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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.

Reference: 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: ISTC (ip00968000). — Poynter, no. 463.

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¶ Laxdaela-Saga (1826)

October 20, 2017

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Laxdaela-Saga. Copenhagen: sumtibus Legati Magnæani ex typographeo H. F. Popp, 1826.

Presentation inscription from Morris to Forman.

Provenance: Morris. — Harry Buxton Forman — William F. Gable. — Elizabeth Wade White. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (BEIN 1976 59).

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¶ Laxdaela-Saga (1826)

October 20, 2017

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Laxdaela-Saga. Copenhagen: sumtibus Legati Magnaeani ex typographeo H. F. Popp, 1826.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 899 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Walter Emery. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (BEIN 2004 +138).

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Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 386.


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¶ Caorsin — Rhodiorum historia (1496)

October 20, 2017

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Caorsin, Guilelmus. Rhodiorum historia (1480-89). Ulm: Johann Reger, 24 October 1496.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Horace Walpole. — William H. Crawford. — Crawford sale, Sotheby, 14 March 1891, lot 593 (sold to Leighton). — Gennadius. — Gennadius sale (sold for £30). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 340 (sold to Hazlitt for £31 10s.). — George Dunn. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ic00113000).

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¶ Arms and crafts’ exhibition catalogue (1868–69)

October 20, 2017

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Arms and crafts’ exhibition catalogue. 1868–69.

We have been unable to locate any copy of this catalogue.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 425 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Rainerius de Pisis — Pantheologia (1473)

October 20, 2017

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Rainerius de Pisis. Pantheologia, sive Summa universae theologiae. Ed. Jacobus Florentinus. 2 vols. Nuremberg: Johann Sensenschmidt and Heinrich Kefer, 8 April 1473.

Morris owned only the second volume.

Provenance: Conventus Ratisbonensis. — Sale of the convent’s books, 1876. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 949 (sold to Leighton for £3 18s.). — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 9–10 December 1915. — Daniel Francois Schleurleer. — Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands (KW 169 A 25).

Reference: ISTC (ir00005000).

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¶ Pope Gregory I — Moralia (1471)

October 20, 2017

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Gregory I, Pope [Gregorius Magnus]. Moralia, sive Expositio in Job. Nuremberg: [Johann Sensenschmidt], 11 September 1471.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 566 (sold to Proctor for £10). — Robert Proctor. — Unlocated.

References: ISTC (ig00427000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 929, p. 94 (with an X beside the title).

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¶ Skyrslur um landshagi å Íslandi (1855–75)

October 19, 2017

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Skyrslur um landshagi å Íslandi. 5 vols. Copenhagen: N. H. Stenderup [and others], 1855–75.

Morris’s set lacked part 3 of vol. 3 and part 3 of vol. 5.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 450 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Worsaae — Primeval antiquities of Denmark (1849)

October 19, 2017

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Worsaae, Jens Jacob Asmussen. The primeval antiquities of Denmark . . . translated, and applied to the illustration of similar remains in England. Trans. William J. Thoms. London: John Henry Parker, 1849.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 243 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated. [The Wellcome does own a copy of this book, but it lacks Morris’s book label, and we therefore assume that it was not his.]

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¶ Unger — Alexanders saga (1848)

October 18, 2017

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Unger, Carl Richard, ed. Alexanders saga. Christiania: Feilberg & Landmark Forlag, 1848.

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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¶ Four sagas (1847–60)

October 18, 2017

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The following titles (all published in the series Nordiske oldskrifter) are bound together. (The first is listed in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue; the other three titles are presumably among the “and others” in lot 846.)

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

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

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

[4] Vigfússon, Guðbrandr. Barđarsaga Snoefellsass. Copenhagen: Berlingske Bogtrykkeri ved N. H. Stendrup, 1860.

Digital version: HathiTrust.


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 [GislasonFriðriksson; Vigfússon; Hervar saga ok Heiđreks konungs has no separate entry).


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Dit sijn die hondert articulen (early 16th century)

October 18, 2017

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Dit sijn die hondert articulen van der passien ons heeren Ihesu Christi. Leyden: Peter Jansoon, n.d. [probably early 16th century].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 633 (sold to Ellis for £1 12s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 2b, no. 16 (£1).


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¶ Bible (early 14th century) [MS]

October 17, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. Anglo-Norman, early 14th century. 531 leaves.

Book labels of Morris, Hodson, and Hornby; signature of Hornby, Shelley House, Chelsea, May 1909. On first page of text, written along spine: “Ex Libris Cesaris De Missy: Londini: Anno 1745: Codex. MS. D.”

Provenance: Rev. César de Missy, — S. Baker and G. Leigh, 18 March 1776, lot 1620. — Justin, Comte de MacCarthy-Reagh. — Comte de MacCarthy-Reagh sale, De Bure, 27 January 1817, lot 54. — H.R.H. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex. — Edward Hailstone. — Hailstone sale, Sotheby, 23 April 1891, lot 341. — Quaritch catalogue 138, December 1893, no. 22 (£200). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 170 (sold to Quaritch for £302). — Laurence W. Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 3 December 1906, lot 50 (sold to Quaritch for £630). — Quaritch catalogue 259, November 1907, no. 3 (£850). — C. H. St John Hornby (probably acquired 1909). — John Roland Abbey. — Abbey sale, Sotheby, 25 March 1975, lot 2951. — Ader-Picard-Tajan, 11 December 1981, lot 43 —Sotheby, 2 December 1986 lot 38 .— J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England) — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_623) [which mistakenly believes that the Bible is in the British Library].


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¶ Bible (14th century) [MS]

October 17, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manscript. Southern France, late 13th century. 387 leaves.

With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell and a typed poem about the book, signed F.C.B., entitled “A 13th. Century Vulgate.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 38 (sold to Heppenstal for £18). — C. W. Dyson Perrins. —Perrins sale, Sotheby, 15 June 1907, lot 56. — Charles Butler. — Butler sale, Sotheby, 18 March 1912, lot 2171. — W. E. Moss. — Moss sale, Sotheby, 2 March 1937, lot 99. — Sir George H. Radford. — Ursula Radford. — Society of Antiquaries of London (MS 956) [by bequest from Ursula Radford; presented by her niece, Mrs. Chloe Morton, 6 October 1994]. (There is a problem in this provenance: W. E. Moss is described as an owner in a 1937 Sotheby sale, but Sir George Radford had died in 1917, and the book seems to have remained in his family until 1994.)

References: National Archives. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_2459).


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¶ Bible (14th century) [MS]

October 17, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. France, 14th century. 593 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 35 (sold to Pickering for £30). — Laurence Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 3 December 1906, lot 49 (sold to Cockerell for £49). — Sydney Cockerell. — John Charrington. — Cambridge University Library [gift from Charrington, 1918].

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_3973 and SDBM_39978).


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¶ Bible (c. 1270) [MS]

October 17, 2017

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Bible (incomplete).

Illuminated manuscript. Northern France, c. 1270. 273 leaves.

With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell. Inscribed “Wm Morris, Kelmscott House, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London” (vol. 1) and “Sydney C. Cockerell, Richmond, Surrey, Dec 7 1906” (vols. 2–3.) Morris owned only the first volume; Cockerell reunited it with what he believed were the remaining two volumes of the set.

Provenance: Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy. — Cistercian monastery Marie de Marquetta-Lille (gift from Philip the Good). — George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough. — Duke of Marlborough sale, Evans, 24 May 1820, lot 325. — Edwin Henry Lawrence. — Lawrence sale, Sotheby, 9 May 1892, lot 41. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 168 (sold to Quaritch for £139). — Laurence W. Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 3 December 1906, lot 45 (sold to Quaritch for £390). — Quaritch (sold to Sydney Cockerell, 1906). — Sydney Cockerell (sold to Quaritch, 18 January 1957). — Quaritch catalogue 767, 1957 (sold to Rau on 20 Feburary 1956 for £900). — Rau. — Peter Ludwig. — Getty Museum (MS. Ludwig I 8, v1).

References: de Hamel, Christopher. “Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts from the Library of Sir Sydney Cockerell.” British Library Journal 13 (1987): 186–210. (See p. 200.) — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_3964).

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