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¶ Munch — Saga Olafs konungs Tryggvasunar (1853)

February 20, 2017

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Munch, P. A., ed. Saga Olafs konungs Tryggvasunar. Christiania: Brøgger & Christie’s bogtrykkeri, 1853.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 430 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 20s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 913.


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¶ Parker — Dives and Pauper (1493)

February 17, 2017

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Parker, Henry. Dives and Pauper. London: printed by Richard Pynson, 5 July 1493.

Provenance: Sir Francis Freeling. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 395 (sold to Leighton for £55). — Carrie Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, part 1 (Christie), 22 October 1987, lot 135 (sold for $32,000). — Rev. D. A. Smith. — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 49b (£48). — ESTC (S109783). — ISTC (ip00117000).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ L’hystoire du sainct Greaal (1523)

February 17, 2017

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L’hystoire du sainct Greaal. Paris: Philippe Le Noir, 1523.

Illustrated. A Cockerell letter was laid in.

Provenance: André-Prosper-Victor Masséna, duc de Rivoli, Prince d’Essling. — Masséna sale, Paris, 1847, lot 153. — Edward Vernon Utterson. — Utterson sale, 20 March 1857. — Bernard Quaritch, Romances of Chivalry, February 1882, no. 7433. — Quaritch catalogue, 1890, no. 238. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 995 (sold to Waring for £55). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1112 (£80) [Google] . — Edith Rockefeller McCormick. — McCormick sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 23 February 1934, lot 421 [HathiTrust] . — Maurice and Edward Schenk. — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, New York, 1 October 1980, lot 103. — George Abrams. — Abrams sale, Sotheby, 16 November 1989, lot 212 (estimate £15,00–£20,000). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 927 (with two X’s beside the title).


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¶ Verelius — Hervarar saga (1672)

February 16, 2017

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Verelius, Olof. Hervarar saga på gammal götska med Olai Vereli vttolkning och notis. Uppsala: Henricus Curio, 1672.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1185 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Ovid — Metamorphoses (1509)

February 16, 2017

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Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Metamorphoses. Venice: Georgio Rusconi, 1509.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 928 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Claremont Colleges Library (Special Collections PA6519 .M2 1509).


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¶ Cronica cronicarum (1521)

February 16, 2017

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Cronica cronicarum. Paris: François Regnault et Jacques Ferrebouc pour Jean Petit, 1521.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 355 (sold to Leighton for £5 5s.). — Harold Peirce. — Peirce sale, Stan V. Henkels at the Book Auction Rooms of Davis & Harvey (Philadelphia), 27 March 1903, lot 264 [Google]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Aquinas — Summa theologiae (1467)

February 15, 2017

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Aquinas, Thomas, Saint. Summa theologiae: Pars secunda: prima pars. Mainz : Peter Schoeffer, 6 March 1467.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1163 (sold to Bain for £34). — Bonham, 28 June 1996, lot 68 (sold for £32,000). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (it00209000).

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¶ Müntz — La tapisserie (1884?)

February 14, 2017

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Müntz, Eugène. La tapisserie. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1884?].

Illustrated.

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


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¶ Martha — Manuel d’archéologie étrusque et romaine (1884)

February 14, 2017

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Martha, Jules. Manuel d’archéologie étrusque et romaine. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1884].

Illustrated.

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


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¶ Lecoy de la Marche —Les manuscrits et la miniature (1884?)

February 14, 2017

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Lecoy de la Marche, Albert. Les manuscrits et la miniature. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1884?].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 41 (part; sold to Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 YHBAL).


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¶ Gerspach — La mosaïque (1881)

February 14, 2017

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Gerspach, [Edouard]. La mosaïque. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1881].

Illustrated.

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


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¶ Babelon — Manuel d’archéologie orientale (1888)

February 14, 2017

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Babelon, Ernest. Manuel d’archéologie orientale. Bibliothèque de l’enseignement des Beaux-Arts. Paris: A. Quantin, [1888].

Illustrated.

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


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¶ Guðmundsson — Íslendínga sögur (1829–30)

February 13, 2017

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Guðmundsson, Þorgeir, and Þorsteinn Helgason, eds. Íslendínga sögur. 2 vols. Copenhagen: S. L. Moller, 1829–30.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 841 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Walter Emery. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (2000 2121).

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¶ Thorkelin — Eyrbyggia-saga (1787)

February 13, 2017

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Thorkelin, G. J., ed. and trans. Eyrbyggia-saga, sive, Eyranorum historia. Copenhagen: A. F. Steinii for P. F. de Suhm, 1787.

Provenance: Paul Riant, Comte de Riant. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 895 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Walter Emery. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (1996 +101).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 901.


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¶ Spirito — Libro de la ventura (1508)

February 10, 2017

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Spirito, Lorenzo. Libro de la ventura. Milan: Zanoto di Castellione for Fratelli Legnano, 23 August 1508.

Provenance: A. F. Didot. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1134 (sold to Leighton for £53). — C. W. Dyson-Perrins. — Lessing J. Rosenwald. — Library of Congress, Rosenwald Collection 762 (GV 1302.S6) [gift of Rosenwald].

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 929 (with two X’s beside the title).


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Ruskin — Fors clavigera (1871–83)

February 9, 2017

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Ruskin, John. Fors clavigera: letters to the workmen and labourers of Great Britain. 8 vols. Orpington, Kent: George Allen, 1871–83.

Letters 1–27 (lacking letter 12). Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 831 (part; sold to Bumpus for £1 8s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Abrahamson — Udvalgte danske viser fra middelalderen (1812–14)

February 8, 2017

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Abrahamson, W. H. F., ed. Udvalgte danske viser fra middelalderen. 5 vols. in 2. Copenhagen: J. F. Schultz, 1812–14.

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

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 269.


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¶ Skírnir (1827– )

February 8, 2017

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Skírnir; tídindi hins Ískenzka Bókmentafèlags. Reykjavík : Íslenska Bokmentafélag, 1827– .

Morris owned 1852–1875 (not including 1873).

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

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¶ Quaritch catalogue (1891)

February 6, 2017

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A catalogue of Bibles, liturgies, church history, and theology. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 872 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2 (RMR) ZFGB.B).

Digital version: Internet Archive (Morris copy).


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¶ Fulhame — Essay on combustion (1794)

February 6, 2017

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Fulhame, Mrs. An essay on combustion, with a view to a new art of dying and painting. Wherein the phlogistic and antiphlogistic hypotheses are proven erroneous. London: printed for the author by J. Cooper, 1794.

On creating goldwork cloth.

Provenance: James Louth, Jr. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, unknown lot (sold to Henry Wellcome). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library.

Digital version: Internet Library (Morris copy).

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¶ Valturio — De re militari (1532)

January 27, 2017

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Valturio, Roberto [Robertus Valturius]. De re militari libri XII. Paris: Chrestien Wechel, 1532

Illustrated. There is an illegible signature of a previous owner, dated 1832, on a flyleaf.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1184 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Boston Public Library (Bowditch Collection, Rare Book Department; not in online catalogue).


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¶ Friemar — Preceptorium Nicolai de lira (1510?)

January 27, 2017

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Friemar, Heinrich von. Preceptorium Nicolai de lira. Paris: Jehan Petit, [c. 1510].

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 627 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 19s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

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¶ Franciscus, de Retza — Comestorium vitiorum (1470)

January 27, 2017

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Franciscus, de Retza. Comestorium vitiorum. Nuremburg: [Johann Sensenschmidt and Heinrich Kefer, for Heinrich Rumel], 1470.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 983 (sold to Maggs for £8 8s.). — Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford. — Carrie Estelle Doheny. — St. John’s Seminary (Camarillo, Calif.). — Doheny sale, part 1 (Christie), 22 October 1987, lot 50 (sold to H. P. Kraus for $18,000). — H. P. Kraus. — William Scheide. — Princeton University Library (Scheide Library 57.3).

Reference: ISTC (ir00150000).

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¶ Biblia: Novum Testamentum (1475–77?)

January 26, 2017

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Biblia: Novum Testamentum. [Louvain: Johannes de Westfalia, between 1475 and November 1477.]

With bibliographical note by Sydney Cockerell.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennet. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1077 (sold to Quaritch for £8 10s.). — Bernard Quaritch. — British Library (IA. 49231) [purchased May 1899].

References: BMC, 9:157–58. — ISTC (ib00650500).


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¶ Tartagni — Consiliorum volumen (1477)

January 26, 2017

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Tartagni, Alessandro [Alexander Tartagnus]. Consiliorum volumen. Venice: Jacobus Rubeus, 23 December 1477.

With an invoice from G. P. Wakley to Morris for house repairs, 14 December 1894, tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1150 (sold to Leighton for £1 12s.). — George Dunn. — Chapin Library, Williams College (Inc T20 fffolio).

References: ISTC (it00021000). — MS catalogue (2), no. 348 (with two X’s next to it).

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¶ Bidpai — Der alten Weisen Exempel Sprüch (1539)

January 26, 2017

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Bidpai. Der alten Weisen Exempel Sprüch. Strassburg: Jakob Frölich, 1539

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 947 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 860/D ).

Digital copy: Internet Archive (Morris copy).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 403 (with two X’s next to it).

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¶ Spruner von Merz — Historisch-geographischer Hand-Atlas (1854–55)

January 25, 2017

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Spruner von Merz, Karl. Historisch-geographischer Hand-Atlas. 3 vols. Gotha: J. Perthes, 1854–55.

Morris may have owned only vol. 1 (1855).

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


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¶ Solanus — Concordiae pharmacopolarum Barcinonensium (1535)

January 25, 2017

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Solanus, Narcissus, Secundus. Concordiae pharmacopolarum Barcinonensium in medicinis compositis. Barcelona : P. Monpezat, 1535.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Biblioteca de Salva. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1125 (sold to Thomson for £8 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 5999/D).


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¶ Vincent, of Beauvais — Speculum historiale (1473)

January 24, 2017

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Vincent, of Beauvais [Vincentius Bellovacensis]. Speculum historiale. Strassburg: Johann Mentelin, [1473].

Provenance: Thomas Brouer. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1192 (sold to Stevens for £36). — New York Public Library (*KB+ 1473 (Vincentius) [acquired December 1898].

Digital version: BSB (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4).


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¶ Fornmanna sögur (1825–37)

January 19, 2017

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Fornmanna sögur. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Prentaðar hjá H. F. Popp [etc.], 1825–37.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 842 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

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¶ Egilsson — Odysseifs-kvæði (1853)

January 19, 2017

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Egilsson, Sveinbjörn, trans. Odysseifs-kvæði. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Mölle, 1853.

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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¶ Etoffes (n.d.)

January 18, 2017

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Etoffes: extrait de l’art pour tous. Paris: Morel, n.d.

Illustrated: 65 plates in a portfolio.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 517 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 6s.).— Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 341.


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¶ Melstað — Nýja sagan (1868–83)

January 18, 2017

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Melstað, Páll. Nýja sagan. 2 vols. Reykjavik: 1868–83.

Morris appears to have owned an incomplete set.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 447 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Ovid — Heroides sive epistolae (1636)

January 18, 2017

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Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Heroides sive epistolae. Milan: Vincenzo Meda for Baldassarre Tradate, 1636.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 704 (sold to Breslauer for 12s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Antiquarisk tidsskrift

January 17, 2017

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Antiquarisk tidsskrift. Copenhagen: J. D. Qvist.

Journal. Morris owned the volumes for 1843–60.

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


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¶ Schmidt — Die Frühesten und Seltensten denkmale des Holz- und metallschnitte (n.d.)

January 17, 2017

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Schmidt, M. Die Frühesten und Seltensten denkmale des Holz- und metallschnitte. 3 parts in 2. Nuremberg: S. Soldan, n.d.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1107 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. G. O/S 2 40).


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¶ Annaler for nordisk oldkyndighed og historie (1838–53)

January 16, 2017

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Annaler for nordisk oldkyndighed og historie. Copenhagen: J. D. Qvist.

Morris owned the volumes for 1838, 1839, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, and 1853.

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


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¶ Philostratus — Philostratou eis ton Apollōniou tou Tyaneōs bion biblia octō (1501–02)

January 16, 2017

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Philostratus, Flavius. Philostratou eis ton Apollōniou tou Tyaneōs bion biblia octō. Trans. Alamanno Rinuccini. Venice: Aldus Manutius, March 1501–February 1502.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 945 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 4999/D).:

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¶ Legenda S. Annae (1501)

January 16, 2017

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Legenda S. Annae. Strasbourg: Bartholomaeus Kistler, 1501.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 61 (sold to Pickering for £4). — Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, Pickering & Chatto, 1900, no. 1021 (£8 8s.) [Google]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Quentel — Musterbuch für Ornamente und Stickmuster (1882)

January 16, 2017

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Quentel, Peter. Musterbuch für Ornamente und Stickmuster. Leipzig: K. W. Hiersemann, [1882].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 876 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 19s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Kristni-Saga (1773)

January 16, 2017

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Kristni-Saga. Copenhagen: Godiche, 1773.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 851 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 910.


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¶ Felice — Conspiracie of Lucius Catiline (1541)

January 13, 2017

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Felice, Costanzo. The conspiracie of Lucius Catiline. Trans. Thomas Paynell. London: Thomas Berthelet, 1541.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1055 (sold to Maggs for £6 15s.). — Pulsford catalogue, 20 April 1914, no. 622 ($25). — Princeton University Library (Rare Books RHT 16th-70).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52b (no price). — ESTC (S124024).


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¶ Ovid — Opera (1474)

January 12, 2017

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Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso]. Opera. Ed. Johannes Calphurnius. 3 vols. [Venice]: Jacobus Rubeus, [before December] 1474.

Provenance: Earls of Sunderland. — Sunderland sale, Sotheby, 6 November 1882, lot 9111. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 923 (sold to Maggs for £20). — J. R. Ritman. — Ritman sale, Sotheby, 5 December 1901, lot 78. — C. S. Ascherson. — H. R. Creswick. — Creswick sale, Sotheby, 27 April 1982, lot 473. — George Abrams. — Abrams sale, Sotheby, 16 November 1989, lot 92. — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (io00128000).

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¶ Brunet — Manuel du libraire (1814)

January 12, 2017

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Brunet, Jacques-Charles. Manuel du libraire et de l’amateur de livres. 2nd ed. 4 vols. Paris: L’auteur, 1814.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1039 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 39.


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¶ Delormoi — L’art de faire les Indiennes (1780)

January 12, 2017

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Delormois, M. L’art de faire les Indiennes. Paris: Chez les Libraires Associés, 1780.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, [lot not identified] (sold to Henry Wellcome). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / A 34109/A).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), fol. 72.

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¶ Valerius Maximus — Facta et dicta memorabilia (1476–77?)

January 10, 2017

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Valerius Maximus. Facta et dicta memorabilia. Trans. Simon de Hesdin and Nicholas de Gonnesse. 2 vols. [Southern Netherlands: printer of Flavius Josephus, between 1476 and 1477.]

Provenance: John Hayford Thorold. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1181 (sold to Quaritch for £91). — Unlocated.

Reference: ISTC (iv00044000).


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¶ Statuta Veronae (1475)

January 10, 2017

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Statuta Veronae. Vicenza: Hermannus Liechtenstein, 20 December 1475.

Provenance: Victor Zilioli. — Johannes Andreas de Vitalibus. — Michael Wodhull. — Sotheran catalogue 489 (November–December 1889), p. 69 (£12 12s.). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1187 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB Incunabula 5.d.24 (SR)).

References: ISTC (is00726000). — Poynter, no. 597.


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¶ Vitruvius Pollio — De architectura libri dece (1521)

January 10, 2017

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Vitruvius Pollio. De architectura libri dece. Como: Gotardus da Ponte, 1521.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Loys Loxe. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1196 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £5 5s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / D 6646/D/1).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 916, p. 83.

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¶ Pliny — Historia naturalis (1472)

January 9, 2017

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Pliny, the Elder [Plinius]. Historia naturalis. Ed. Giovanni Andrea Bussi [Johannes Andreas]. Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1472.

Morris in a lecture, 1893: “I have got on my shelves now a Jenson’s Latin Pliny, which, in spite of its beautiful type and handsome painted ornaments, I dare scarcely look at, because the binder (adjectives fail me here) has chopped off over two-thirds of the tail margin: such stupidities are like a man with his coat buttoned up behind, or a lady with her bonnet put on hind-side foremost” (Ideal Book, p. 71).

Provenance: John Shelly. — Georgius Klebs. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 954 (sold to Tregaskis for £6 15s.). — Blacker Wood Rare Books, McGill University University Library (folio PA6611 A2 1472) [acquired c. 1920–21].

Reference: ISTC (ip00788000).

Digital version: BSB.


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¶ Becker — Holzschnitte alter deutscher Meister (1808–16)

January 6, 2017

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Becker, Rudolf Zacharias. ed. Holzschnitte alter deutscher Meister in den Original-Platten gesammelt von Hans Albrecht von Derschau. 3 vols. Gotha: Becker, 1808–16.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1214 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £24). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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