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[INCUNABULA REFERENCE]. "William Morris's 'Ancient Books' at Sale" (offprint from: Under the Hammer: Book Auctions since the Seventeenth Century, ed. Robin Myers, Michael Harris, and Giles Mandelbrote)

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[INCUNABULA REFERENCE]. "William Morris's 'Ancient Books' at Sale" (offprint from: Under the Hammer: Book Auctions since the Seventeenth Century, ed. Robin Myers, Michael Harris, and Giles Mandelbrote)

by Needham, Paul (author). Morris, William (collector)

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New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll, 2001. Offprint, stapled, pp. 173-208. With 3 reproductions in the text. NOT ex-library! FASCINATING account of incunabula, medieval manuscripts, and early printed books collected by William Morris, and sold by his estate (through Thomas Chatto) to Richard Bennett of Manchester in 1897. Bennett kept the core of the collection for himself (subsequently sold to the Pierpont Morgan Library), while others were dispersed at auction. Â

Paul Needham is a recognized authority on incunabula.

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Title
[INCUNABULA REFERENCE]. "William Morris's 'Ancient Books' at Sale" (offprint from: Under the Hammer: Book Auctions since the Seventeenth Century, ed. Robin Myers, Michael Harris, and Giles Mandelbrote)
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Needham, Paul (author). Morris, William (collector)
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Oak Knoll
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New Castle, DE
Date published
2001

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Incunabula
Incunabula (incunable or incunabulum) refers to a book printed before 1501 - a pamphlet, a book or document that was not...[more]
offprint
A copy of an article or reference material that once appeared in a larger publication.

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