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¶ Clanvowe — Floure and the leafe (1896)

December 1, 2017

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Clanvowe, Sir Thomas. The floure and the leafe, and The boke of Cupide, god of love, or The Cuckow and the nightingale. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 281 (sold for $40). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 117. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A43. — Marsden Perry List, no. 188.

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¶ Laudes beatae Mariae Virginis (1896)

December 1, 2017

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Laudes beatae Mariae Virginis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 282 (sold for $90). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 116. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A42. — Marsden Perry List, no. 181.

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¶ Morris — Earthly paradise (1896–97)

December 1, 2017

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Morris, William. The earthly paradise. 8 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896–97.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in. (Morris died between the publication of the second and third volumes.)

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 248 (sold for $280). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 115. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A41. — Marsden Perry List, nos. 180, 183, 191, 197, 199, 201, 204, 206.

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¶ Morris — Well at the world’s end (1896)

November 30, 2017

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Morris, William. The well at the world’s end. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 283 (sold for $110). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 113. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A39. — Marsden Perry List, no. 176.

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¶ Coleridge — Poems (1896)

November 30, 2017

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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Poems chosen out of the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 280 (sold for $110). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 112. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A38. — Marsden Perry List, no. 170.

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¶ Herrick — Poems (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Herrick, Robert. Poems chosen out of the works of Robert Herrick. Ed. F. S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 271 (sold for $250). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 111. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A37. — Marsden Perry List, no. 170.

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¶ Morris — Child Christopher (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Morris, William. Child Christopher and Goldilind the fair. 2 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 272 (sold for $35). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 109. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A35. — Marsden Perry List, no. 160.

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¶ Morris — Life and death of Jason (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Morris, William. The life and death of Jason, a poem. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895.

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones. Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 273 (sold for $120). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 108. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A32. — Marsden Perry List, no. 156.

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¶ Morris — Tale of Beowulf (1895)

November 30, 2017

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Morris, William, and A. J. Wyatt, trans. The tale of Beowulf. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 276 (sold for $130). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 106. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A32. — Marsden Perry List, no. 147.

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¶ Savonarola — Epistola de contemptu mundi (1894)

November 28, 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.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 265 (sold for $80). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 105. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A31. — Marsden Perry List, no. 141.

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¶ Ellis — Psalmi penitentiales (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Ellis, F. S., ed. Psalmi penitentiales. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 263 (sold for $45). — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 104. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A30. — Marsden Perry List, no. 138.

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¶ Morris — Wood beyond the world (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Morris, William. The wood beyond the world. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 261 (sold for $110). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 102. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A27. — Marsden Perry List, no. 104.

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¶ Morris — Tale of the Emperor Coustans (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Morris, William, trans. The tale of the Emperor Coustans and of over sea. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Bought by Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 267 (sold for $35). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 101. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A26. — Marsden Perry List, no. 99.

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¶ Swinburne — Atalanta in Calydon (1894)

November 27, 2017

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Swinburne, Algernon C. Atalanta in Calydon. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 266 (sold for $100). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 100. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A25. — Marsden Perry List, no. 96.

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¶ Morris — Tale of King Florus (1893)

November 22, 2017

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Morris, William, trans. The tale of King Florus and the fair Jehane. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 253 (sold for $40). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 95. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A21. — Marsden Perry List, no. 72.

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¶ Rossetti — Ballads and narrative poems (1893)

November 22, 2017

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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. Ballads and narrative poems. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 251 (sold for $80). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 94. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A20. — Marsden Perry List, no. 68.

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¶ Meinhold — Sidonia the sorceress (1893)

November 22, 2017

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Meinhold, Wilhelm. Sidonia the sorceress. Trans. Francesca Speranza, Lady Wilde. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 249 (sold for $110). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 93. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A19. — Marsden Perry List, no. 66.

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¶ Tennyson — Maud (1893)

November 21, 2017

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Tennyson, Alfred. Maud: a monodrama. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 257 (sold for $90). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 91. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A17. — Marsden Perry List, no. 54.

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¶ Cavendish — Life of Thomas Wolsey (1893)

November 21, 2017

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Cavendish, George. The life of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal Archbishop of York. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 254 (sold for $100). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 88. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A14. — Marsden Perry List, no. 39.

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¶ Lefevre — Recuyell of the historyes of Troye (1892)

November 21, 2017

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Lefevre, Raoul. The recuyell of the historyes of Troye. Ed. H. Halliday Sparling. 2 vols. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1892.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell.” Clipped signature of Morris tipped in.

Provenance: Morris. — Henry Gamman (purchased from the Morris estate, August 1897; sold August 1899). — Marsden J. Perry. — Perry sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (New York), 12 March 1936, lot 241 (sold for $190). — John A. Saks. — Saks sale, Christie (New York), 20 May 1983, lot 83. — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England). — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Bibliography, A8. — Marsden Perry List, no. A21.

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¶ Bible (early 14th century) [MS]

October 17, 2017

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Bible.

Illuminated manuscript. Anglo-Norman, early 14th century. 531 leaves.

Book labels of Morris, Hodson, and Hornby; signature of Hornby, Shelley House, Chelsea, May 1909. On first page of text, written along spine: “Ex Libris Cesaris De Missy: Londini: Anno 1745: Codex. MS. D.”

Provenance: Rev. César de Missy, — S. Baker and G. Leigh, 18 March 1776, lot 1620. — Justin, Comte de MacCarthy-Reagh. — Comte de MacCarthy-Reagh sale, De Bure, 27 January 1817, lot 54. — H.R.H. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex. — Edward Hailstone. — Hailstone sale, Sotheby, 23 April 1891, lot 341. — Quaritch catalogue 138, December 1893, no. 22 (£200). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 170 (sold to Quaritch for £302). — Laurence W. Hodson. — Hodson sale, Sotheby, 3 December 1906, lot 50 (sold to Quaritch for £630). — Quaritch catalogue 259, November 1907, no. 3 (£850). — C. H. St John Hornby (probably acquired 1909). — John Roland Abbey. — Abbey sale, Sotheby, 25 March 1975, lot 2951. — Ader-Picard-Tajan, 11 December 1981, lot 43 —Sotheby, 2 December 1986 lot 38 .— J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England) — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 1, no. 12 (£200). —  Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_623) [which mistakenly believes that the Bible is in the British Library].


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¶ Marx — Capital (1872–75)

May 1, 2014

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Marx, Karl. Le capital. Trans. Joseph Roy. Paris: Maurice Lachatre et Cie, [1872–75].

The first French edition, issued in fascicules. After Morris’s death, Cockerell persuaded T. J. Cobden-Sanderson to write the following note in the book: “This book—Le Capital—was bound and tooled for William Morris in my first workshop in Maiden Lane, 1884, and finished the 9th October, and the pattern on its sides and back is the second of my making. The tools were second-hand and bought—and used—at haphazard, but the binding and the tooling pleased William Morris, and his pleasure was my own great delight. In memoriam I write this the 24th February, 1897. T. J. Cobden-Sanderson. ¶ I should like to add that the book was his own, & before it came to me to be bound had been worn to loose sections by his own constant study of it. T.J. C.-S.” (Journals, 1:385).

In a letter to Cobden-Sanderson, 25 October 1894, Morris praised the binding as “quite beautiful & successful” (Letters, 2:333).

The entry from the Sotheby 1898 catalogue (see below) is pasted on an endpaper with this note by Cobden-Sanderson: “Cat. of sale of Lib. of W.M. at Sotheby’s Dec. 8, 1898. T.J. C.-S.” A further inscription adds: “bought at the Morris Sale Dec. 8th, 1898 and presented to Mrs. Cobden-Sanderson by T. G. Bain Sunday Dec. 11th/98.”

Book label of Estelle Doheny.

Provenance: Morris (purchased in Paris, 1883). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 676 (sold to Bain for £52). — Bain (booksellers). — Annie Cobden-Sanderson (gift from T. G. Bain, December 1898). — Richard Cobden-Sanderson. — Sotheby, 19 December 1932, lot 31. — Alice Millard (bookseller). — Estelle Doheny. — Edward Laurence Doheny Memorial Library, St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, Calif. — Christie (New York), 19 May 1989, lot 2235 [Estelle Doheny collection, part 6] — J. Paul Getty (Wormsley Library, private collection, England) — Mark Getty (Wormsley Library).

References: Fletcher, H. George, ed. The Wormsley Library: A Personal Selection by Sir Paul Getty, K.B.E. London: published for the Wormsley Library by Maggs Bros. Ltd., in co-operation with the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1999. (See pp. 200–01.) — MS catalogue (2), no. 194. — Sanderson, Thomas J. Journals. 2 vols. London: Richard Cobden-Sanderson, 1926. (See 1:185, 200–03, 384–85, 393.) — Tidcombe, Marianne. The Bookbindings of T. J. Cobden-Sanderson. London: British Library, 1984. (See pp. 60–61.)

Digital version: Gallica.


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