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Cambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US): WKR 10.2.5

ISTC No.ip00830000
SubjectLiterature-moral
Keywordstranslation; history; biography; collection
Periodclassical

Description of Copy

Copy Id00201624
Holding InstitutionCambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US)
ShelfmarkWKR 10.2.5
NoteRecord created by Noah Sheola.
Size of leaves395 × 275 mm
Copy FeaturesIncomplete
Copy Features - NoteBlank leaves [t]4 and [ii]4 in vol. 1 wanting.
Support material (book)Paper
SourceWalsh 1299

Provenance 1470 - 1500

Time period1470 - 1500
Provenance TypeDecoration
Manuscript Notes
Decoration NoteLarge initial P with 3-sided white vine stem and floral bud border illuminated in gold and colors on [a]1r in vol. 1, but a coat of arms has been cut out of the lower panel; similar illumination on [A]1r of vol. 2, but the leaf has been trimmed to the edge of the text and remargined, with loss of part of the border; initials elsewhere and headings added as in vol. 1.
IlluminationsYes
RubricationYes
Rubrication noteInitials elsewhere added in blue and red or red and purple; section headings added in red.
Manuscript notesConsecutive MS foliation in both vols. Marginal annotations mostly in the first half of volume 1.
Ms. notes (frequency)Several
Location in BookFirst half
Extraction of keywordsYes
Structuring the textYes
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Provenance 1801 - 1824

PlaceSledmere (Geonames Id: 2637656)
Areae-uk-en
Time period1801 - 1824
Provenance nameSykes, Mark Masterman, 1771 - 1823 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Politician, Aristocracy)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NoteBooklabel of Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (no. 811 in the Evans sale catalogue of his library, May 1824).
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue
Auction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1824 - 1824

PlaceLondon
Areae-uk-en
Time period1824 - 1824
Provenance namePayne & Foss, 1813-1850 [Corporate body; Bookseller] (Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeInscription
Bibliographic Evidence
NoteAnnotated Houghton Library copy of the Catalogue of the splendid, curious, and extensive library of the late Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1824) identifies the buyer as "Payne" (perhaps bidding as Thorold's agent) and the price realized "16/5/6."
Pencil inscription on front flyleaf "Payne & Foss 1828." It is unclear how this date is to be reconciled with Thorold's inscription dated 1824.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Price16/5/6 pounds sterling
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Auction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1824 - 1884

PlaceSyston (Geonames Id: 2636341)
Areae-uk-en
Time period1824 - 1884
Provenance nameThorold, John Hayford <Sir>, 1773 - 1831 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Scholar, Aristocracy)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Bibliographic Evidence
NoteSyston Park bookplate and monogram label of Sir John H. Thorold (no. 1575 in the Sotheby sale catalogue of his library, December 1884).
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Price16/5/6 Pounds sterling Inscription on front flyleaf, "Purchased at Sir M. M. Sykes' sale, 1824, £16-5-6."
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue
Auction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1884 - 1898

PlaceHammersmith (Geonames Id: 2647567)
Areae-uk-en
Time period1884 - 1898
Provenance nameMorris, William, 1834 - 1896 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Bibliographic Evidence
NoteBooklabel of William Morris (no. 959 in the Sotheby sale catalogue of his library, December 1898).
Method of acquisitionPurchase
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue
Auction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1898 - 1917

PlaceBerlin (Geonames Id: 2950159)
Areae-gx
Time period1898 - 1917
Provenance nameHeymel, Alfred , 1878-1914 [Person; Former Owner] (Male)
Demeter, Peter A., 1875-1939 [Person; Binder] (Male, Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Binding
NoteBookplate of Alfred Walter Heymel, engraved by Heinrich Vogeler-Worpswede (not in the Graupe sale catalogue of his library, Berlin, September 1917)
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Binding noteModern blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards by P. A. Demeter, Leipzig; brass clasp plates on back cover, latches on front, clasps with pigskin thongs; edges stained brownish-red, gauffered with a gilt pattern.
Binding date20th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialPaper
Cover materialLeather
FurnitureYes
Binding statusRebound
TitlingNone
ToolingBlind
EdgesGilt
Writing on edgesNone
GaufferedYes
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Provenance 1914 - 1936

PlaceAmsterdam (Geonames Id: 2759794)
Areae-ne
Time period1914 - 1936
Provenance nameMensing, Anton W. M., 1866 - 1936 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeInscription
NoteWilliam King Richardson's manuscript note of purchase for £64 on a clipped copy of the catalogue description from the sale of Ant. W. M. Mensing of Amsterdam mounted on front free endleaf 1r (no. 470 in the Sotheby sale catalogue, December 1936).
Method of acquisitionPurchase
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Provenance 1936 - 1951

PlaceBoston (Geonames Id: 4930956)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1936 - 1951
Provenance nameRichardson, William King, 1859 - 1951 [Person; Donor] (Male, Lawyer, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NoteBookplate of William King Richardson. Clipped sales catalogue description mounted to front flyleaf with Richardson's inscription, "Mensing sale, Dec. 1936, £64."
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Price64/0/0 Pounds sterling Clipped sales catalogue description mounted to front flyleaf with Richardson's inscription, "Mensing sale, Dec. 1936, £64."
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Provenance 1951 -

PlaceCambridge (Geonames Id: 4931972)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1951 -
Provenance nameHarvard College Library, 1636- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (University, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Note1951—Bequest of William King Richardson.
Method of acquisitionBequest
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceLibrary catalogue

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered complete
Last Edit2017-05-28 08:29:22

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Cambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US): WKR 10.2.5

ISTC No.ip00830000
SubjectLiterature-moral
Keywordstranslation; history; biography; collection
Periodclassical

Description of Copy

Copy Id00201624
Holding InstitutionCambridge MA, Harvard Library, Houghton Library (US)
ShelfmarkWKR 10.2.5
NoteRecord created by Noah Sheola.
Size of leaves395 × 275 mm
Copy FeaturesIncomplete
Copy Features - NoteBlank leaves [t]4 and [ii]4 in vol. 1 wanting.
Support material (book)Paper
SourceWalsh 1299

Provenance 1470 - 1500

Time period1470 - 1500
Provenance TypeDecoration
Manuscript Notes
Decoration NoteLarge initial P with 3-sided white vine stem and floral bud border illuminated in gold and colors on [a]1r in vol. 1, but a coat of arms has been cut out of the lower panel; similar illumination on [A]1r of vol. 2, but the leaf has been trimmed to the edge of the text and remargined, with loss of part of the border; initials elsewhere and headings added as in vol. 1.
IlluminationsYes
RubricationYes
Rubrication noteInitials elsewhere added in blue and red or red and purple; section headings added in red.
Manuscript notesConsecutive MS foliation in both vols. Marginal annotations mostly in the first half of volume 1.
Ms. notes (frequency)Several
Location in BookFirst half
Extraction of keywordsYes
Structuring the textYes
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Provenance 1801 - 1824

PlaceSledmere (Geonames Id: 2637656)
Areae-uk-en
Time period1801 - 1824
Provenance nameSykes, Mark Masterman, 1771 - 1823 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Politician, Aristocracy)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NoteBooklabel of Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (no. 811 in the Evans sale catalogue of his library, May 1824).
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue
Auction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1824 - 1824

PlaceLondon
Areae-uk-en
Time period1824 - 1824
Provenance namePayne & Foss, 1813-1850 [Corporate body; Bookseller] (Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeInscription
Bibliographic Evidence
NoteAnnotated Houghton Library copy of the Catalogue of the splendid, curious, and extensive library of the late Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1824) identifies the buyer as "Payne" (perhaps bidding as Thorold's agent) and the price realized "16/5/6."
Pencil inscription on front flyleaf "Payne & Foss 1828." It is unclear how this date is to be reconciled with Thorold's inscription dated 1824.
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Price16/5/6 pounds sterling
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Auction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1824 - 1884

PlaceSyston (Geonames Id: 2636341)
Areae-uk-en
Time period1824 - 1884
Provenance nameThorold, John Hayford <Sir>, 1773 - 1831 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Scholar, Aristocracy)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Bibliographic Evidence
NoteSyston Park bookplate and monogram label of Sir John H. Thorold (no. 1575 in the Sotheby sale catalogue of his library, December 1884).
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Price16/5/6 Pounds sterling Inscription on front flyleaf, "Purchased at Sir M. M. Sykes' sale, 1824, £16-5-6."
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue
Auction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1884 - 1898

PlaceHammersmith (Geonames Id: 2647567)
Areae-uk-en
Time period1884 - 1898
Provenance nameMorris, William, 1834 - 1896 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Bibliographic Evidence
NoteBooklabel of William Morris (no. 959 in the Sotheby sale catalogue of his library, December 1898).
Method of acquisitionPurchase
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue
Auction / Sales Catalogue

Provenance 1898 - 1917

PlaceBerlin (Geonames Id: 2950159)
Areae-gx
Time period1898 - 1917
Provenance nameHeymel, Alfred , 1878-1914 [Person; Former Owner] (Male)
Demeter, Peter A., 1875-1939 [Person; Binder] (Male, Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Binding
NoteBookplate of Alfred Walter Heymel, engraved by Heinrich Vogeler-Worpswede (not in the Graupe sale catalogue of his library, Berlin, September 1917)
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Binding noteModern blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards by P. A. Demeter, Leipzig; brass clasp plates on back cover, latches on front, clasps with pigskin thongs; edges stained brownish-red, gauffered with a gilt pattern.
Binding date20th cent.
Binding typeBoards
Board materialPaper
Cover materialLeather
FurnitureYes
Binding statusRebound
TitlingNone
ToolingBlind
EdgesGilt
Writing on edgesNone
GaufferedYes
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Provenance 1914 - 1936

PlaceAmsterdam (Geonames Id: 2759794)
Areae-ne
Time period1914 - 1936
Provenance nameMensing, Anton W. M., 1866 - 1936 [Person; Former Owner] (Male, Booktrade, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeInscription
NoteWilliam King Richardson's manuscript note of purchase for £64 on a clipped copy of the catalogue description from the sale of Ant. W. M. Mensing of Amsterdam mounted on front free endleaf 1r (no. 470 in the Sotheby sale catalogue, December 1936).
Method of acquisitionPurchase
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Provenance 1936 - 1951

PlaceBoston (Geonames Id: 4930956)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1936 - 1951
Provenance nameRichardson, William King, 1859 - 1951 [Person; Donor] (Male, Lawyer, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
NoteBookplate of William King Richardson. Clipped sales catalogue description mounted to front flyleaf with Richardson's inscription, "Mensing sale, Dec. 1936, £64."
Method of acquisitionPurchase
Price64/0/0 Pounds sterling Clipped sales catalogue description mounted to front flyleaf with Richardson's inscription, "Mensing sale, Dec. 1936, £64."
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceBook in hand
Library catalogue

Provenance 1951 -

PlaceCambridge (Geonames Id: 4931972)
Arean-us-ma
Time period1951 -
Provenance nameHarvard College Library, 1636- [Corporate body; Present Owner] (University, No characterisation/lay)
Provenance TypeExlibris
Note1951—Bequest of William King Richardson.
Method of acquisitionBequest
CertaintyThe recording of this evidence is considered certain
SourceLibrary catalogue

Other Information

CompletenessThe enumeration of provenance evidence is considered complete
Last Edit2017-05-28 08:29:22