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¶ Psalterium aureum (12th century) [MS]

July 25, 2017

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Psalterium aureum (the golden psalter).

Illuminated manuscript. St. Albans, mid-twelfth century. 193 leaves.

Bound into the beginning of the volume is a long note by Sydney Cockerell, of which the following is an excerpt: “After being undisturbed for sixty years it was lot 978 in the Phillipps sale at Sotheby’s June 1896. I urged William Morris to give Quaritch a commission, but the book was then in a very crumpled state, in a russia binding, and he preferred to concentrate on a Hagesippus in a fine Winchester binding of the 12th century, now no. 51 in Mr Yates Thompson’s collection, which he obtained for the absurdly low price of £13. 10. Quaritch bought this Psalter for £34 and I got him to send it to Morris at Folkestone with a Gratiani decretum, the prices for these mss. being £60 and £180 respectively. Morris received them on June 22 1896 and wrote to me on June 24 that he would keep them, but asked me to get a reduction from Q. I saw Q. the next day and he agreed to take £225 for the two MSS., which makes the price of this book, forthwith christened by ‘The Golden Psalter’, £56 5. –

“It was then flattened and rebound by my brother Douglas Cockerell, who was at that time apprentice to Mr T. J. Cobden-Sanderson at the Doves Bindery, 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith. The oak-boards were from old ship’s timber. The stamps on the white pigskin back were designed by Morris for the special binding of the Kelmscott Press Chaucer. It was finished and brought back to its owner at Kelmscott House . . . on Sept. 11 to his great satisfaction. It was, I believe, the last manuscript that he handled and talked of a day or two before his death, which took place on Oct. 3, 1896. Mr Cobden-Sanderson’s charge was £10. 10. –, bringing the cost to £66. 15. –”

Cockerell adds that he had wanted to buy the Psalter at the 1898 Sotheby sale but could not afford it; hence he advised his friend Lawrence Hodson to purchase it. (Hodson, eleven years later, sold it Cockerell.)

While the book was in his custody, Cockerell arranged for Graily Hewitt to create a replacement for the missing first leaf.

Provenance: Benedictine abbey of St. Albans. — Richard Heber. — Heber sale, Evans, 10 February 1836 (sold to Thomas Thorpe for £5 18s.). — Thomas Thorpe catalogue (Catalogue of Upwards of Fourteen Hundred Manuscripts on Vellum and on Paper), 1836, no. 1084 (£8 8s.). — Sir Thomas Phillipps. — Phillips sale, Sotheby, 10 June 1896, lot 978 (sold to Quaritch for £34). — Quaritch. — Morris (purchased from Quaritch, 22 June 1896). — Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 866 (sold to Quaritch for £97). — Laurence W. Hodson. — Sydney C. Cockerell (purchased privately from Hodson, 27 May 1909, for £150). — Brian S. Cron (gift from Cockerell, 20 December 1956). — British Library (Add MS 81084) [accepted by HM Treasury in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to the British Library in 2005].

References: Cron, B. S. “The Recent Owners of the Golden Psalter” Private Library 5 (July 1964): 45–46. (Reprinted from Cron, The Recent Owners of the Golden Psalter (London: Merrythought Press, 1963).) — Schoenberg (SDBM_40020).


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¶ Fenestella — De magistratibus Romanorum (15th century)

July 24, 2017

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Fenestella, Lucius [A. D. Floccus]. De magistratibus Romanorum.

Illuminated manuscript. Venice, third quarter of 15th century. 44 leaves.

Provenance: Erizzo family, of Venice. — Leighton catalogue, A List of Interesting Books (1889), item 727 (£5 15s.) — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 297 (sold to Buchanan for £13). — T. R. Buchanan. — Bodleian Library (MS. Buchanan e. 15) [given to the Bodleian by his widow, Mrs. E. O. Buchanan, 1941].

References: Kidd, pp. 97–101. — Schoenberg (SDBM_231653).


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St. Jerome — Vitas sanctorum patrum (c. 1490–92)

July 18, 2017

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Jerome, Saint [Hieronymus]. Vitas sanctorum patrum, sive Vitas patrum. Trans. Domenico Calvaca. [Venice: Giovanni Ragazzo?, c. 1490–92.]

Illustrated. With a bibliographical note by Cockerell.

Provenance: William Horatio Crawford. — Crawford sale, Sotheby, 12 March 1891, lot 1556 (sold to Ellis for 14s.). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 596 (sold to Quaritch for £35). — Quaritch. — British Museum (purchased from Quaritch, May 1899). — British Library (IB 23757).

References: BMC, 5:501. — ISTC (ih00231500).


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¶ Poggio — De varietate fortune (1455) [MS]

July 17, 2017

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Poggio, Bracciolini [Joannes Poggius Florentinus]. De varietate fortune.

Illuminated manuscript. Florence, 1455. 123 leaves.

Provenance: Fruosino and/or his son Girolamo da Panzano. — Dominican convent of San Marco, Florence. — Guglielmo Libri (?). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 863 (sold to Buchanan for £12 12s.). — T. R. Buchanan. — Bodleian Library (MS. Buchanan d. 4) [given to the Bodleian by his widow, Mrs. E. O. Buchanan, 1941].

References: Kidd, pp. 9–12. — MS catalogue (2), no. 856 (where it is dated 1477). — Schoenberg (SDBM_231332).

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¶ Bruni — Historiarum Florentini populi (c. 1440–50) [MS]

July 17, 2017

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Bruni, Leonardo [Leonardus Aretinus]. Historiarum Florentini populi libri XII [and] Rerum suo tempore gestarum commentarius.

Illuminated manuscript. Florence, c. 1440–50. 261 leaves.

Provenance: John Adrian Louis Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun and 1st Marquis of Linlithgow. — Hopetoun sale, Sotheby, 25 February 1889, lot 288 (sold to Leighton for £12 10s.) — Leighton. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 131 (sold to Buchanan for £25). — T. R. Buchanan. — Bodleian Library (MS. Buchanan c. 1) [given to the Bodleian by his widow, Mrs. E. O. Buchanan, 1941].

References: Kidd, pp. 1–7. — Schoenberg (SDBM_231330).

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Bibliographica

June 29, 2017

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Bibliographica.

Periodical (London, 1895–97). Morris owned parts 2 and 4, 1895 (two copies).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 93 (part; sold to Chadwick for £1 17s.). — Unlocated.


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Transactions of the Bibliographical Society

June 29, 2017

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Transactions of the Bibliographical Society.

Periodical (London, 1892–1919). Morris owned vol. 2 and vol. 3 (part 1).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 93 (part; sold to Chadwick for £1 17s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Green — Andreae Alciati Emblematum fontes quatuor (1870)

June 28, 2017

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Green, Henry, ed. Andreae Alciati Emblematum fontes quatuor: namely, an account of the original collection made at Milan, 1522, and photo-lith fac-similes of the editions, Augsburg 1531, Paris 1534, and Venice 1546. Holbein Society’s facsimile reprints. Manchester: A. Brothers for the Holbein Society, 1870.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 484 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 ZJT (Alciati)).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 550.


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¶ Aspland — Golden legend (1878)

June 28, 2017

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Aspland, Alfred, ed. The golden legend. A reproduction from a copy in the Manchester Free Library. Holbein Society’s facsimile reprints. London: printed for the Holbein Society by Wyman & Sons, 1878.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 484 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Aspland — Fall of man (1870)

June 28, 2017

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Aspland, Alfred, ed. Fall of man. Holbein Society’s facsimile reprints. Manchester: A. Brothers for the Holbein Society, 1876.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 484 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Rylands — Ars moriendi (1881)

June 28, 2017

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Rylands, W. Harry, ed. The ars moriendi (editio princeps, circa 1450): a reproduction of the copy in the British Museum. Holbein Society’s facsimile reprints. London: printed for the Holbein Society by Wyman, 1881.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 484 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Skýrslur og reikningar (1858–75)

June 27, 2017

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Skýrslur og reikningar, félagatal. Reykjavik: Íslenzka bókmenntafélag, 1858–75.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 451 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 11s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Cicero (1480) and Festus (1478?)

June 23, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De officiis. Venice: Filippo di Pietro, 8 May 1480.

Reference: ISTC (ic00589000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Festus, Sextus Pompeius. De verborum significatione. [Venice: printer of Pomponius Mela, c. 1478.]

The Sotheby catalogue does not specify the edition, and MS catalogue (2) records it as “c. 1480”; we believe this is the most likely candidate.

Reference: ISTC (if00145000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 362 (sold to Proctor for £1 1s.). — Robert Proctor. — Phillips, 13 November 1997, lot 258 (£2,400 [$4,053]). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 948 (with one X beside the title).


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¶ Medicinarius (1509) and Ficino (1508)

June 22, 2017

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The following titles are bound together (both illustrated, with a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell):

[1] Medicinarius. Das Buch der Gesuntheit. Liber de arte distillandi simplicia et composita. Strassburg: J. Grüninger, 1509.

[2] Ficino, Marcilio [Marsilius Ficinus]. Das Buch des Lebens. Strassburg: J. Grüninger, 1508.


Provenance: Edward Hailstone. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 726 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB/D 1113/D).


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¶ Caviceo — Dialogue treselegant intitule le Peregrin (1527)

June 21, 2017

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Caviceo, Jacopo. Dialogue treselegant intitule le Peregrin. Paris: Galliot du Pre, 1527.

Illustrated. With a bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, Count of Toulouse. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 346 (sold to Quaritch for £8 10s.). — Bernard Quaritch. — British Library (General Reference Collection C.38.g.6.) [purchased from Quaritch, 1899].


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¶ Aquinas and Rolewinck

June 21, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Aquinas, Thomas, Saint. Super quarto libro Sententiarum Petri Lombardi. Cologne : Heinrich Quentell, 2 February 1480.

Illustrated. The date 1484 in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue is an error.

Reference: ISTC (it00170000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Rolewinck, Werner. Fasciculus temporum. [Cologne]: Heinrich Quentell, 1479.

Reference: ISTC (ir00259000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1168 (sold to Waring for £12). — Waring. — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 6 February 1914, lot 1667. — National Art Library, Victorian and Albert Museum (RC.S.16).


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¶ L’hystoire & cronique du noble et vaillant Baudouyn (16th cent.)

June 12, 2017

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L’hystoire & cronique du noble et vaillant Baudouyn, conte de Flandres, lequel espousa le diable. Paris: Jehan Bonfons, n.d. [mid-16th century].

Illustrated.

Provenance: William H. Crawford. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 81 (sold to Leighton for £7 15s.). — Charles Butler. — Eduardo J. Bullrich. — Royal Library of Belgium (Bibliothèque royale / Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Brussels) (LP 14.237 A (RP)).

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¶ Lemaire de Belges — Illustrations de Gaule et singularitez de Troye (1533)

June 9, 2017

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Lemaire de Belges, Jean. Le premier [-tiers] livre des illustrations de Gaule et singularitez de Troye. 3 vols. Paris: Ambroise Girault libraire, 1533.

Illustrated. The second and third volumes are entitled Le traicte de la difference des scismes et des concilles de leglise and L’epistre du roy a Hector de Troye respectively, but the three volumes seem also to have been issued separately.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 661 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 16s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — H. P. Kraus. — Kraus inventory sale, Sotheby (New York), 4 December 2003, lot 85. — Unlocated.


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¶ Sturluson — Edda Snorra Sturlusonar (1875)

June 8, 2017

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Sturluson, Snorri. Edda Snorra Sturlusonar. Copenhagen: Gyldendal, 1875.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 448 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned] — Unlocated.


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¶ Durand etc.

June 5, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Durand, Guillaume [Guillelmus Duranti]. Speculum judiciale. Ed. Franciscus Moneliensis. Padua: Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt, 1478–79.

Morris owned the second section (dated 21 November 1478).

References: ISTC (id00448000). — Thatcher 1, no. 579.

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Battista, da Sambagio [Baptista de Sancto Blasio]. Varii tractatus juridici. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 1481.

Morris owned the fourth of five parts (dated 31 May 1481).

References: ISTC (is00126000). — Thacher 1, no. 284.

Digital version: BSB.

[3] Cipolla, Bartolomeo [Bartholomaeus Cepolla]. De simulatione contractuum. Pavia: Leonardus Gerla, 15 February 1498.

References: ISTC (ic00400000). — Thacher 1, no. 634.

Digital version: BSB.

[4] Militio, Albricus de. De testibus. Pavia: Leonardus Gerla, 15 March 1497.

“Attributed in this edition to Albericus de Rosate” (ISTC).

References: ISTC (im00578000). — Thacher 1, no. 635.

Digital version: BSB.

[5] San Giorgio, Giacomino da [Jacobinus, de Sancto Georgio]. Aureus et in pratica perutilis totus et singularis tractatus feudorum et homagiorum. Milan: Giovanni Angelo Scinzenzeler, 1503.


Provenance: Henry Howard, Duke of Norfolk. — Royal Society of London (gift from Howard). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 402 (sold to Quaritch for £3 3s.). — John Boyd Thacher. — Library of Congress (Incun. 1478.F74 Thacher Coll. Copy 2).


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¶ Collection of fifty-one fine large lithographs (n.d.)

May 31, 2017

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A collection of fifty-one fine large lithographs by Strixner of celebrated pictures by Old Masters in the Royal Gallery of Munich.

The Munich Gallery issued several such collections in the nineteenth century; since this is undated in the Sotheby catalogue, we cannot identify it more precisely.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 910 (sold to Tregaskis for £3 3s.). — Unlocated.


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Dürer — Holzschnitt-werk (1870s?)

May 29, 2017

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Dürer, Albrecht. Holzschnitt-werk. 2 vols. Nuremberg : S. Soldan, n.d. [1870s?].

Morris owned only the first portfolio.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 508 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. G. O/S 2 36 Pt 1).


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¶ Grapaldi — De partibus aedium (1506)

May 29, 2017

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Grapaldi, Francisco Mario [Marius Grapaldus]. De partibus aedium. Parma: Franciscus Ugoletus, 1506.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 469 (sold to Tregaskis for £5 10s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 190 (£9 17s. 6d.). — George Dunn. — E. P. Goldschmidt. — J. R. Abbey. — Abbey sale, Sotheby, 19–21 June 1967, part 3, lot 1877. — Unlocated.


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¶ Macrobius etc.

May 29, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius. In Somnium Scipionis M. Tullii Ciceronis libri duo, et saturnaliorum lib. VII. Paris: Jodocus Ascensius Badius, 1524.

Illustrated.

Digital version: Gallica.

[2] Velleius Paterculus. Historiae Romanae duo volumina. Basel: Johann Froben, 1520.

Illustrated.

[3] Herodotus. Historiarum patris Musae. Paris: Jodocus Ascensius Badius and Johann Parvus, August 1528.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 779 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — J. R. Abbey. — Abbey sale, Sotheby, 21 June 1965, part 1, lot 546 (sold for £78 [?]). — Unlocated.


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¶ Japanese and Chinese picture books

May 22, 2017

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Japanese and Chinese picture books.

A lot containing 21 books, with the titles not listed.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 455 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Mayeux — La composition décorative (1885)

May 17, 2017

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Mayeux, Henri. La composition décorative. Bibliothèque de l’enseignment des beaux-arts. Paris: May & Molleroz, 1885.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 41 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 555.


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¶ Mizauld (four titles)

May 16, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Mizauld, Antoine [Antonius Mizaldus]. Secretorum agri enchiridion primum, hortorum curam. Paris: F. Morellus, 1560.

[2] Mizauld, Antoine. De hortensium arborum insitione opusculum. Paris: F. Morellus, 1560.

[3] Mizauld, Antoine. Alexikepus, seu auxiliaris hortus, extemporanea morborum remedia ex singulorum viridariis facile comparanda paucis proponens. Paris: F. Morellus, 1565.

[4] Mizauld, Antoine. Nova et mira artificia comparandorum fructuum, olerum, radicum, uvarum et aliorum hortensium. Paris: F. Morellus, 1564.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 644 (sold to Cotton for 6s.). — Peter H. Raven Library, Missouri Botanical Garden (SB317.8 .M59 1560) [acquired from W. Junk, Berlin, 1902].


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¶ Gellius — Noctes Atticae (1472)

May 15, 2017

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Gellius, Aulus. Noctes Atticae. Ed. Johannes Andreas. Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 6 August 1472.

Provenance: Duke of Sunderland. — Sir Edward Sullivan. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 543 (sold to Leighton for £9 10s.). — Henry Yates Thompson. — Trinity College Library, Cambridge (VI.18.24) [gift in memory of Thompson, after 1928].

References: ISTC (ig00119000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 966 (with one X beside it).


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¶ Saint-Gelais — Le vergier d’honeur (1523?)

May 15, 2017

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Saint-Gelais, Octavien de. Le vergier d’honeur nouvellement imprime a Paris. Paris: Philippe Le Noir, n.d. [1523?].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Marquis de Villeneuve de Bargemont. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 994 (sold to Heppenstal for £11 5s.). — Pickering & Chatto, Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, 1900, no. 1115 (£16 16s.) [Google]. — Michael Tomkinson. — Dyson Perrins (gift from Tomkinson). — Second Perrins sale, Sotheby, 1946, lot 416. — Quaritch list 645 (1947), no. 994. — Douglas Gordon. — University of Virginia Library, Gordon Collection (Gordon 1520 .S3).


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¶ Spagnoli — De peccatis (1507)

May 9, 2017

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Spagnoli, Giovanni Battista [Baptista Spagnuoli Mantuanus]. De peccatis. Paris: Robert de Gourmont for Denis Roce, 1507.

We have so far been unable to identify this book. Roce published several works by Spagnoli in 1507 but none with the title De peccatis.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 671 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 154 (with two X’s beside it).


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¶ Rolevinck and others

May 8, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Rolevinck, Werner [Werner Rolewinck]. Fasciculus temporum. Strassburg: Johann Prüss, 1487.

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ir00273000).

Digital version: ULD.

[2] Auerbach, Johannes. Processus iudiciarius. [Strassburg: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, c. 1488–89.]

This title was issued as part of a collection of legal works; hence no imprint is listed in the Sotheby 1898 catalogue.

Reference: ISTC (im00759000).

Digital version: BSB.

[3] Attavanti, Paolo [Paulus, Florentinus]. Breviarium totius juris canonici. Memmingen: Albrecht Kunne, 1486.

Illustrated.

Reference: ISTC (ip00180000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 528 (sold to Leighton for £1 19s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 938, p. 86 (all three titles, with an X beside them).


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¶ Arte para bien confessar (and another title)

May 3, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Arte para bien confessar. [Seville?: Jacob Cromberger?, between 1511 and 1515.]

Illustrated.

[2] Villegas, Pedro Fernández de. Flosculus sacramentorum. Paris: Rembolt, 1510.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 73 (sold to Quaritch for £3). — Biblotheca Hispana, Quaritch catalogue [1899], no. 144 (£1 16s.). — British Library (C.107.b.22(1)) [acquired 1899].


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¶ Pliny and Boccaccio

May 2, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Pliny, the Elder [Plinius]. Historiae naturalis libri xxxvii. Venice: Melchiorem Sessam, 20 August 1513.

Illustrated.

[2] Boccaccio, Giovanni. Genealogie cum micantissimis arborum effigiacionibus cuiusque gentilis dei progeniem. Paris: Paris: Louis Hornken and Denis Roce, 1511.


Provenance: Dr. Franz Weber. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 956 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [Pliny] [Boccaccio] (Closed stores EPB / D 5114/D).


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¶ Stoeffer and others

April 28, 2017

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The following titles are bound together (all illustrated, with a bibliographical note by Cockerell):

[1] Stoeffler, Johann [Joannis Stoefleri]. In Procli Diadochi, authoris gravissimi Sphaeram mundi, omnibus numeris longè absolutissimus commentarius. [Tübingen, 1534.]

[2] Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolomaeus]. Cl. Ptolomaei pheludiensis Alexandrini philosophi et mathematici excellentissimi phaenomena, stellarum MXXII. Cologne: Agrippinae, 1537.

[3] Hyginus, C. Julius. Fabularum liber eiusdem poeticon astronomicon, libri quatuor. Basel: Johannes Herwagen, 1535.

[4] Boccaccio, Giovanni. De montium, silvarum, fontium, lacuum, fluviorum, stagnorum et marium nominibus Joannis bocatii peri genealogias deorum, libri quindecim. Basel: Johannes Herwagen, 1532.

Reference: Ellis valuation, fol. 6b, no. 61 (£2).


Provenance: Wolfgang Gabelchover. — Heinrich August Krippendorf. — Dr. Georg Kloss. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1140 (sold to Thomson for £4 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 6104/D).


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¶ Gregory IX — Decretales (1473)

April 20, 2017

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Gregory [Gregorius] IX, Pope. Decretales, cum glossa. Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 23 November 1473.

Provenance: Carthusians, Nuremberg. — Christian Gottlieb Schwarz. — Saxon Royal Library, Dresden. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 564 (sold to Maggs for £8 15s.) — George Dunn. — Dunn sale, Sotheby, 26 November 1917, lot 3207. — Herschel V. Jones. — Parke-Bernet, 28 January 1947, lot 54. — Carrie Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, Christie (New York), 22 October 1987, lot 11. — Dr. Martin Schøyen. — Schøyen sale, Sotheby, 12 December 1991, lot 25. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (ig00447000).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ Jacobus, de Voragine — Legenda aurea sanctorum (1478?)

April 19, 2017

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Jacobus, de Voragine. Legenda aurea sanctorum. Ulm: Johann Zainer, [not after 1478].

With Morris book label and signed “William Morris Kelmscott House Upper Mall Hammersmith 1890.”

Provenance: James Elwin Millard. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1201 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £6). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 5.e.6 (SR)).

References: ISTC (ij00091000 ) — MS catalogue (2), no. 927, p. 94 (with an X beside it). — Poynter, no. 606.


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¶ Virgil and More

April 13, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Virgil. Anglicae historiae libri Ulgintiseptem. Basel: Michael Isengrin,
1556.

[2] More, Sir Thomas. Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras pervenerunt, Latina opera. Louvain: Petrus Zangrius, 1565.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1186 (sold to Maggs for £2 2s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Institoris and Gaza

April 12, 2017

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The following titles were bound together when Morris owned them but were later separated, probably when Malleus maleficarum was rebacked:

[1] Institoris, Heinrich [Henricus], and Jakob [Jacobus] Sprenger. Malleus maleficarum. Nuremburg: Anton Koberger, 17 March 1494.

References: ISTC (ii00166000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 940. — Walsh, no. 738.

Digital version: ULD.

[2] Gaza, Theodorus. Grammaticae institutionis libri duo priores. Trans. Desiderius Erasmus. Basel: Johann Froben, 1521.


Provenance: Congregation of the Brothers of the Common Life in the Luchtenhofe in Bruhle in Hildesheim. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 493 (sold to Pickering for £1 1s.). — William Norton Bullard. — Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University (William Norton Bullard Collection, no. 654). [The present location of Gaza’s grammar is unknown.]


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¶ Geijer — Svenska folk-visor från forntiden (1814–16)

April 11, 2017

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Geijer, Erik Gustaf. Svenska folk-visor från forntiden. 3 vols. Stockholm: Strinnholm och Häggström, 1814–16.

With a duplicate large-paper copy of vol. 3.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1020 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Hieronymus etc.

April 10, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Hieronymus, von Rebdorf. Panis quotidianus de tempore. Augsburg: Heinrich Gran and Johann Rynmann, 1509.

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Sermones [. . . ] hyemalis estivalis (de sanctis). Augsburg: Heinrich Gran and Johann Rynmann, 1509.

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 855 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £8). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Wellcome auctions (1), lot 227 (sold to Eiseman for £ 5 5s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Natalibus and Pseudo-Dionysius

April 7, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Natalibus, Petrus de. Catalogus sanctorum et gestorum eorum ex diuersis voluminibus collectus. Venice: printed by L. de Guinta for B. de Zanis, 1506.

Illustrated.

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


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


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¶ Ceva

April 6, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Ceva, Bonifacio da. Excellentissimum opus de perfectione christiana. Paris: Johannis Parvi, 1517.

Illustrated.

Digital version: EEB.

[2] Ceva, Bonifacio da. Viatice excursiones ad reverendi in Christo patris et domini. Paris: Jean Petit, 1515.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 264 (sold to Breslauer for £5). — Unlocated.


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¶ Tibullus and Martial

April 5, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Tibullus. Elegiarum libri quatuor et una cum Val. Catulli epigrammatis, nec non et Sex. Propertii libri quatuor elegiaci. Venice: Guglielmo da Fontaneto Montisferrati, 12 June 1520

Illustrated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 469, with two X’s beside the title.

[2] Martial. Epigrammata libri xiii. Venice: Georgium de Rusconibus, 1513.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1170 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Sauvage (1562)

April 4, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Sauvage, Denis. Cronique de Flandres, ancienement composée par autevr incertain, et novvellement mise en lumière. Lyon: Guillaume Roville, 1562.

[2] Sauvage, Denis, and Oliver de la Marche. Les memoires de Messire Olivier de la Marche. Lyon: Guillaume Roville, 1562.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1105 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Ovid

April 3, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Fastorum libri. Venice: Joannes Tacuinus da Trino, 1508.

Illustrated.

[2] Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Libri de tristibus. Venice: Joannes Tacuinus da Trino, 1511.

Illustrated.

[3] Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Libri de Ponto. Venice: Joannes Tacuinus da Trino, 1507.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 464, with two X’x beside the title.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 926 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Worsaae, etc.

April 3, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Worsaae, J. J. A. Afbildninger fra det Kongelige Museum for Nordiske Oldsager i Kjöbenhavn. Copenhagen: Kittendorff & Aagaard, 1854.

Illustrated.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

[2] Die Sammlungen des germanischen Museums. Nuremberg: Germanisches Museum, 1868.

Illustrated.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 653 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Dionysius (1546–47 and 1549)

March 29, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Dionysius, of Halicarnassus. Antiquitatum Romanarum lib. X. 2 vols. Paris: Robertus Stephani, 1546–47. [In Greek.]

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 972.

[2] Dionysius, of Halicarnassus. Antiquitatum sive originum Romanarum libri X. Basel: Hieronymus Froben, 1549.


Provenance: John Hayford Thorold. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 394 (sold to Breslauer for £2). — William Mills Ivins. — E. A. Thompson. — Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University (AFJ3218/A OVERSIZE).


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¶ Justinus and Osorius

March 29, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Justinus, Marcus Junianus. Justinus historicus una cum L. Floro a Philippo Beroaldo correctus. Bologna, impressit Benedetto Faelli, 1505.

[2] Orosius, Paulus. Historiae adversus paganos. Ed. Enea Volpi [Aeneas Vulpes]. Venice: Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, for Octavianus Scotus, 18 July 1499.

Reference: ISTC (io00100000).


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 739 (sold to Cockerell for £1 12s.). — Douglas Cockerell. — William Inglis Morse (purchased from Cockerell in 1936). — Dalhousie University Libraries (Special Collections PA 6445 J6; Cockerell 28) [acquired from Morse, 1936].


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¶ Livy — Decades tres cum dimidia (1539)

March 27, 2017

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Livy [Titus Livius]. Decades tres cum dimidia. Basel: Johannes Herwagen, 1539.

Provenance: Thomas Davies. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 759 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Stanford University Library (Rare Books KB1539 .L5 F).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 358 (with two X’s next to it).


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¶ St. Albertus Magnus [two works]

March 24, 2017

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The following titles are bound together:

[1] Albertus Magnus, Saint. Mariale. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1473.]

Reference: ISTC (ia00272000).

Digital version: BSB.

[2] Albertus Magnus, Saint. De laudibus Mariae. [Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1473.]

Reference: ISTC (ia00247000).

Digital version: BSB.


Provenance: Cistercians of Furstenfeld. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 113 (sold to Walker for £2 4s.). — Emery Walker. — Casa del Libro, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


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