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¶ Savonarola — Epistola de contemptu mundi (1894)

May 12, 2017

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Savonarola, Girolamo. Epistola de contemptu mundi di frate Hieronymo da Ferrara dellordine de frati predicatori la quale manda. Ed. Charles Fairfax Murray. London: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Inscribed “To Wm. Morris from C. F. Murray Dec/94.”

Provenance: C. F. Murray. — Morris. — Freeman Bass. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

Reference: Bibliography, A31.

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¶ Moland — Nouvelles françoises en prose (1856)

May 12, 2017

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Moland, Louis Émile Dieudonné, and Charles d’Hâericault. Nouvelles françoises en prose du XIIIe siécle. Paris: P. Jannet, 1856.

Signed “W. Morris Red House, Upton, Kent” on half-title. The book was one of the sources for Of the friendship of Amis and Amile (Kelmscott Press, 1894).

Provenance: Morris. — Edward Burne-Jones. — J. W. and Margaret Mackail. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

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¶ Rossetti — Early Italian poets (1861)

May 12, 2017

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, trans. The early Italian poets from Ciullo d’Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100–1200–1300) in the original metres. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1861.

Inscribed “To William Morris from his friend D G Rossetti Xmas 1861.”

Provenance: D. G. Rossetti. — Morris. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

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Neale — Good King Wenceslas (1895)

May 12, 2017

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Neale, John Mason. Good King Wenceslas: a carol. Birmingham: Messrs. Cornish Brothers, 1895.

Inscribed “To William Morris, from Arthur J. Gaskin. Nov. 1894.” Large paper. Illustrated by Arthur J. Gaskin; introduction by Morris.

Provenance: A. J. Gaskin. — Morris. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

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Hyndman — Economics of Socialism (1896)

May 12, 2017

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Hyndman, H. M. The economics of socialism, being a series of seven lectures on political economy. London: Twentieth Century Press, [1896].

Inscribed “William Morris with the Author’s sincere regards.”

Provenance: H. M. Hyndman. — Morris. — Raphael Edmonds. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

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Steele — Huon of Bordeaux (1895)

May 12, 2017

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Steele, Robert, ed. Huon of Bordeaux, done into English by Sir John Bourchier, Lord Berners, and now retold by Robert Steele. London: George Allen, 1895.

Inscribed “William Morris from Robert Steele.” Illustrated by Fred Mason.

Provenance: Robert Steele. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 491 (sold to Tregaskis for 17s.). — Edwin N. Lapham. — Lapham’s sale, Anderson Auction Co., 1–3 December 1908, lot 962 (sold for $11) [HathiTrust] . — John Quinn. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

Digital versions: Google. — HathiTrust.


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¶ Rossetti — Family letters (1895)

October 20, 2015

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Dante Gabriel Rossetti: his family letters. Ed. William Michael Rossetti. 2 vols. London: Ellis and Elvey, 1895.

Inscribed “To Mrs. Morris with sincere regard W. M. Rossetti Dec./95.”

Provenance: W. M. Rossetti. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 432 (part; sold for £2 2s.). — John Bryson. — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

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¶ Yeats — Wanderings of Oisin (1889)

May 25, 2015

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Yeats, William Butler. The wanderings of Oisin, and other poems. London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1889.

Inscribed “Miss May Morris with the good wishes of W. B. Yeats Jan. 19th 1889.”

Provenance: Yeats. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 2, lot 447 (sold for £5 10s.). — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware.

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¶ Payne — Intaglios (1871)

April 7, 2014

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Payne, John. Intaglios: sonnets. London: Basil Montagu Pickering, 1871.

Inscribed “William Morris Esq With the Author’s Compliments.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 805 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £2 8s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 2 April 1900, no. 490 (3 guineas). — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

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¶ Haflidason — Life of Laurence (1890)

March 26, 2014

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Haflidason, Einar. The life of Laurence, Bishop of Hólar in Iceland (Laurentius saga). Trans. Oliver Elton. London: Rivingtons, 1890.

Inscribed “From the Translator.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 619 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £1 3s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 291 (21s.). — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 119.

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¶ Gomme — Children’s singing games (1894)

February 18, 2014

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Gomme, Alice Bertha, ed. Children’s singing games, with the tunes to which they are sung. London: David Nutt, 1894.

Morris book label. Illustrated by Winifred Smith.

Provenance: Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 467 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 15s.). — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

Digital version: HathiTrust.


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