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¶ Chaucer — Minor Poems (1871–80)

February 5, 2018

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The following titles are bound together (in Leighton’s usual quarter-linen style, probably done for Morris in the 1890s):

[1] Chaucer, Geoffrey. A one-text print of Chaucer’s minor poems. Ed. Frederick J. Furnivall. Chaucer Society publications, 1st ser. London: published for the Chaucer Society by N. Trübner & Co., 1871–1880.

Issued in two parts; Morris owned the first.

[2] Furnivall, Frederick J. Trial-forewords to my “Parallel-text edition of Chaucer’s minor poems” for the Chaucer Society. Chaucer Society publications, 2nd ser. London: published for the Chaucer Society by N. Trübner & Co., 1871–1873.

Morris owned the second part, “Further additions and corrections” (20 December 1873).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — [Probably] Sotheby 1898, lot 210 (part; sold to Sotheran for £1 18s.). — University of Maryland Libraries, Maryland Room (Rare Stacks PR1853 .F86 1868).

Sotheby 1898:


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¶ Psalter (1852)

December 4, 2014


The Psalter, or seven ordinary hours of prayer according to the use of the illustrious and excellent church of Sarum. London: Joseph Masters, 1852.

With Morris book label and signature: “W. Morris, Exeter Coll: Oxon.”

Provenance: Morris [purchased for 10s. 6d.]. — University of Maryland Libraries (Rare Stacks BX 5142.A2 1852).

References: MS catalogue (1), fol. 14v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 498.

Digital version: HathiTrust.


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¶ Richardson — Clarissa (1751)

July 4, 2014


[Richardson, Samuel.] Clarissa. 4th ed. 7 vols. London: printed for S. Richardson and sold by John Osborn, Andrew Millar, J. and J. Rivington, and J. Lake (Bath), 1751.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £1 4s.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 824 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £4 4s.). — Marshall Sisson. — University of Maryland Libraries (Rare Stacks PR 3664.C4 1751).

References: ESTC (T58988). — MS catalogue (1), fol. 14.

Digital version: ECCO.

Sotheby 1898:


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¶ Steele — Huon of Bordeaux (1895)

April 11, 2014


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.

Illustrated by Fred Mason. With both Morris signature and book label.

Provenance: Morris.  — University of Maryland Libraries (Rare Stacks PQ1485.H8 E53 1895).

Digital versions: Google. — HathiTrust.




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