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¶ Grinnell — Blackfoot lodge tales (1893)

September 17, 2015

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Grinnell, George Bird. Blackfoot lodge tales: the story of a prairie people. London: David Nutt, 1893.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 36 (part; sold for 16s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Exquemelin — History of the bucaniers (1699)

May 19, 2014

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Exquemelin, Alexandre Olivier. The history of the bucaniers of America, from their first original down to this time. London: printed for Thomas Newborough, John Nicholson, and Benjamin Tooke, 1699.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 404 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 13s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

References: ESTC. — MS catalogue (2), no. 759 (with three X’s beside it).


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¶ Catlin — North American Indians (1844)

April 22, 2014

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Catlin, George. Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians. 2 vols. 4th ed. London: David Bogue, 1844.

“With several hundred illustrations from the author’s original paintings.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 208 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 9s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 553.

Digital version: HathiTrust [vol. 1].

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¶ Higginson — Harvard memorial biographies (1866)

April 8, 2014

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Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, ed. Harvard memorial biographies. 2 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Sever and Francis, 1866.

Presentation copy to Morris from Charles Eliot Norton. “This is a series of memoirs of those graduates and former undergraduates of Harvard University who fell in battle during [the Civil War], or who died in consequence of services rendered in the contest” (pp. iii–iv).

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 429 (sold to Thomson for £3 4s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 830.

Digital version: HathiTrust.


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¶ Nichol — American literature (1885)

April 8, 2014

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Nichol, John. American literature: an historical sketch, 1620–1880. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1885.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 656 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 6s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 596.

Digital version: HathiTrust.


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