Tag Archives: Yale University

¶ Shakespeare — Poems (1893)

November 21, 2017

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Shakespeare, William. The poems of William Shakespeare. Ed. Frederick S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893.

Vellum copy. Inscribed “Sold to Henry Gamman, August 1897. S. C. Cockerell on behalf of the Exors.” 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 252 (sold for $180). — Charles J. Rosenbloom. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (BEIN 1976 2783) [Rosenbloom bequest].

References: Bibliography, A11. — Kutter, Suzanne, and Donald Gallup, “A Check-list of the Bequest.” Yale University Library Gazette 49 (April 1975): 339. — Marsden Perry List, no. 31.

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¶ Justinian I — Novellae constitutiones (c. 1250)

October 4, 2017

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Justinian [Justinianus] I, Emperor of the East. Novellae constitutiones in novem collationes, libri X–XII codicis: institutiones.

Illuminated manuscript. Northern France, c. 1250. 186 leaves.

Note on flyleaf: “Bought at Beauvais, May, 1894.”

Provenance: Morris (purchased May 1894). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 736 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £14 14s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Raphael King catalogue, 1948, no. 11. — Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University (Rare Flat 11-0030).

References: Faye and Bond, p. 52, no. 11. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_11485).


Sotheby 1898:

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¶ Collection of sagas (1848–49)

March 30, 2017

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The following titles are bound together in four volumes, with the binder’s title “Nordiske oldskrifter saga”:

[1] Vápnfirðinga saga. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1848.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

[2] Tvaer sögur af Gísla Súrssyn. Copenhagen: Brødrene Berlings Bogtrykkeri, 1849.

Digital version: Google.


Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1002 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Walter Emery. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (2000 2112).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 276.


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¶ Boccaccio — Decameron (1587)

August 29, 2016

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Boccaccio, Giovanni. Il Decameron. Florence: Nella stamperia de’ Giunti, February 1587.

Provenance: George Lyle Galbraith. — Morris. — James William Ellsworth. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (1972 651).

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¶ Leslie — De origine, moribus, et rebua gestis Scotorum (1578)

November 4, 2015

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Leslie, John. De origine, moribus, et rebua gestis Scotorum libri decem. Rome: In aedibus populi Romani [Aldus the Younger], 1578.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Allen D. Macdonald. — Yale Center for British Art, Yale University (DA775 L4 1578).

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