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¶ Dickins — Chiushingura (1880)

May 1, 2014

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Dickins, Frederick V., trans. Chiushingura, or the loyal league, a Japanese romance. London: Allen & Co., 1880.

“Illustrated by numerous engravings on wood, drawn and executed by Japanese artists, and printed on Japanese paper.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 235 (part; sold to Tregaskis for 13s.). — Columbia University Library (Rare Books B895.6C44 I).

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¶ Ottley — Collection of prints (1828)

April 23, 2014

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Ottley, William Young. A collection of one hundred and twenty-nine fac-similes of scarce and curious prints, by the early masters of the Italian, German, and Flemish schools, illustrative of the history of engraving. London: published for the proprietor and sold by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Molteno, and Colnaghi and Co., 1828.

Introduction is “Some account of the early use of wood-engraving in Europe, and of the invention of chalcography” by Maso Finiguerra.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 700 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

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¶ Lippmann — Art of wood-engraving in Italy (1888)

March 30, 2014

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Lippmann, Friedrich. The art of wood-engraving in Italy in the fifteenth century. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1888.

“English edition with extensive corrections and additions by the author, which have not appeared in the German original.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 664 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores Hist. 2  ZHB.34 (Oversize )).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 523.

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