Category Archives: Located copies

Two copies find new homes

Two copies of the Chaucer that we previously described have now found new academic homes: (1) The Ward–Watkins–Slocum–Edison copy (Census 2.194), sold at Christie’s on 7 December 2012 [see here], is now in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University … Continue reading

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Leon Fine copy

We have learned that Dr. Leon Fine of Los Angeles, a new member of the Grolier Club, owns a Kelmscott Chaucer (3.103 and 4.748 in our census). This is a quarter-linen copy originally purchased by George James Howard, ninth Earl … Continue reading

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Private collection, Portland, Oregon

Private collection, Portland, Oregon. Quarter-linen binding. There are no bookplates or other marks of previous ownership in the book. Provenance: Judge Folger Johnson (1914–1999), an anti-submarine U.S. Navy pilot during World War II who after law school became a lawyer … Continue reading

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Miami University

Walter Havighurst Special Collections Library, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. ¶ Quarter-linen binding. Crushed morocco clamshell box by H & H Bindery, Los Angeles.  There are no bookplates or other marks of previous ownership in the book. Provenance: American private collector (purchased … Continue reading

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Private collection, New York

Private Collection, New York. ¶ Doves binding (1896). On a rear endpaper, lower left near gutter, is some writing:  “c.p.  Ap. 18 / 10  R.W.” Fawn-colored chemise and slipcase. Provenance: Sotheby, 28 October 2010 [Library of an English bibliophile], lot 24 … Continue reading

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Copy for sale: Michael L. Sharpe copy [sold]

Peter Harrington Books, London, is offering for sale the copy previously owned by Michael L. Sharpe, Pasadena, Calif. (Census, 2.219), with his bookplate. The book is bound in white pigskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (c. 1940). Price: £60,000. Mr. Sharpe purchased … Continue reading

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Private collection, Wuppertal, Germany

[Photographs by Roger Green.] Private collection, Wuppertal, Germany. ¶ Depping binding. The pigskin binding by Gerit Depping (Münster, Germany, 1999) is a simplified version of the design of the Doves binding. The book was in a quarter-linen binding when it … Continue reading

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