George Sandys (1578–1644)

Verse

Deo Opt. Max (‘O Thou who All-thinges hast of Nothing made’)

First published with A Paraphrase upon the Psalms of David (London, 1636). Hooper, II, 403-6.

SaG 1

Copy, neatly written in two styles of hand, two pages in roman, two pages in italic. On pp. 309[-12] in a printed exemplum of Sandys's A Relation of a Journey begun Anno Dom. 1610, 4th edition (London, 1637), a folio in modern cloth. Mid-17th century.

A tipped-in letter by Thomas Sandys, 13 March ‘1686’. Inscribed inside the front cover ‘J. L. Philips. 1807’. Bookplate of John Snowden Henry.

Formerly Ott 3100. 5.4F*.

This item recorded in Bowers & Davis, p. 176.

Harvard, fSTC 21730 (B).

A Dream (‘As I one night in Bed, revolving lay’)

First published in Richard Beale Davis, ‘George Sandys and Two “Uncollected” Poems’, HLQ, 12 (1948-9), 105-11 (pp. 109-11).

SaG 2

Copy, subscribed ‘G.S.’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, with later accounts on the last page dated June 1658, 1* + 238 pages (including stubs of extracted pages 191-6, plus numerous blanks), in old calf (rebacked). Including 11 poems by Carew and 14 poems by Randolph. c.1630s-40s.

Inscribed ‘Jane Wheeler’ and ‘Tho: Oliver Busfield’. Francis Quarles's poem (pp. 209-11) ‘To ye two partners of my heart Mr John Wheeler, and Mr Symon Tue’. Item 96 in an unidentified sale catalogue. Formerly Folger MS 2071.6.

A ‘Jo. Wheeler’ signed the Christ Church, Oxford, disbursement books for 1641-3 (xii, b.85 and 86).

Cited in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Wheeler MS’: CwT Δ 25 and RnT Δ 7.

Edited from this MS in Davis, loc. cit.

Folger, MS V.a.322, pp. 235-8.

Hymn to my redeemer (‘Saviour of mankind, Man, Emanuel’)

First published in A Relation of a Journey begun Anno Dom. 1610 (London, 1615), p. 167. Hooper, I, xxiv-xxv.

SaG 3

Copy, headed ‘A meditation vpon the sight of our Saviours Tombe’, subscribed ‘G. S.’.

In: A quarto miscellany of verse and prose, in a cursive predominantly secretary hand, i + 284 leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled by Sir John Gibson (1606-65), of Welburn, near Kirkby Moorside, Yorkshire, when he was a Royalist prisoner in Durham Castle. The name Penelope Gibson on f. 174r. c.1653-60.

Bookplate of William Ward Jackson.

British Library, Add. MS 37719, f. 189r.

SaG 4

Copy, headed ‘vpon ye sight of our saviours sepulcher’, subscribed ‘G: Sandys: tran: pag: 167 lib 3°’.

In: An octavo verse miscellany and notebook, in several italic hands, written from both ends, 64 unnumbered leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled chiefly by members of the Grosvenor family, of Downton, Radnorshire (now Shropshire). c.1681-1732.

Various inscriptions including ‘Teverra Byrd’, ‘Teverra Grosvenor of Downton 1731’, and ‘Rich: Grosvenor his Book Given him p Mrs Teverra Grosvenor in the Year of Our Lord God Ano Dom 1730’. Also including earlier notes, dated 1681, relating to persons excommunicated ‘since J: Sayer came to Old Radnor’.

A microfilm of this volume is in the National Library of Wales.

Cardiff Central Library, MS 1.142, f. [18r].

SaG 5

Copy, headed ‘A hymne dictated to or Sauior christ at his sepulchre in Jerusalem ano. 1610. by Mr Geo: Sandys’.

In: A quarto miscellany of epitaphs and poems, in several hands, the main collection of verse (ff. 46-147) in a single hand and including 54 poems by Donne (all subscribed ‘J. D.’) and fourteen poems by or attributed to Herrick, 158 pages (plus index). c.1630s.

Once owned by the Sir Henry Spelman (1563/4-1641), historian and antiquary, and later by Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist, and antiquary. Puttick & Simpson's, 6 June 1859 (Turner sale), lot 164. Afterwards owned by Sir George Grey (1812-98), Governor of Australia, New Zealand and Cape Colony. Formerly MS Grey 2 a 11.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) and II.i (1987), as the ‘Grey MS’: DnJ Δ 60 and HeR Δ 6. Facsimile of p. 119r (HeR 355) in L.F. Casson, ‘The Manuscripts of the Grey Collection in Cape Town’, The Book Collector, 10 (Spring 1961), 147-55 (facing p. 153).

National Library of South Africa, Cape Town, MS Grey 7 a 29, p. 35.

Ovid's Metamorphosis

Books I-IV first published in London, 1621. Complete in 1626.

SaG 5.4

Extracts.

In: A duodecimo ‘Vade mecum or A Pocket-Book’ of verse, compiled by John Gibson the Younger (1630-1711), of Welburne, Yorkshire, 86 unnumbered leaves, in contemporary calf, with traces of clasps. c.1666-78.

Bodleian, MSS Broxbourne R 359, f. [39v].

SaG 5.6

Extracts, Books X, 17-63, and VIII, 634-731.

In: the MS described under SaG 3. c.1653-60.

British Library, Add. MS 37719, ff. 172r-3v.

A Paraphrase upon Ecclesiastes (‘This Sermon the much-knowing Preacher made’)

SaG 5.8

Extracts, Book XI, 31-74.

In: the MS described under SaG 3. c.1653-60.

British Library, Add. MS 37719, f. 195r-v.

A Paraphrase upon Job (‘In Hus, a land which near the sun's uprise’)

First published in A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 1638). Hooper, I, 1-78.

SaG 6

Copy, in a professional hand, on 35 folio leaves. c.1630s.

Formerly in the Kensington Palace library of Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), Duke of Sussex, sixth son of George IIII. Sale of the Duke of Sussex's library, at Evans's (Sotheby's), 31 July 1844, lot 462, to Thorpe. Owned in 1845 by George Livermore, of Dann Hill, Cambridge. Mass. Livermore sale in Boston, 1894, lot 2095. Sold 27 December 1941 by Dobell. Formerly Uncat. MSS, Bible OT, Job, English, attrib. G. Sandys.

This MS described (as ‘an original transcript’) and extensively quoted in Thomas Joseph Pettigrew, Bibliotheca Susseriana. A Descriptive Catalogue...of the Manuscripts and Printed Books contained in The Library of His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex...in Kensington Palace, Volume I, Part 1 (London, 1827), item 1.

University of Illinois, Pre-1650 MS 0158.

SaG 7

Copy of Chapter X, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, headed ‘An Anthem out of Job’ and beginning ‘O I'm sick of life’.

In: A folio music book. End of 17th century.

This MS recorded in Franklin B. Zimmerman, Henry Purcell: An Analytical Catalogue (London & New York, 1963), No. 140.

University of Birmingham, Barber Institute, MS 5002, pp. 153-7.

SaG 8

Copy of Chapter X in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: A folio volume of vocal compositions largely by Henry Purcell, 126 leaves. End of 17th century.

Once owned by ‘James Pears’. Bought at the Dr Samuel Arnold sale 24 May 1803 by W. Russell. Puttick & Simpson's, 22 December 1869, lot 613.

This MS recorded in Zimmerman.

Bodleian, MS Mus. c. 28, ff. 109v-11r.

SaG 9

Copy of Chapter X in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, transcribed from SaG 10.

In: A large folio music book of works chiefly by Henry Purcell, v + 391 pages, in modern half-black morocco. A number of items ‘Transcrib'd from the Original Score 1680’. c.1700s.

Bookplates of William Hawes, 1841, and Edmund T. Warren Horne.

This MS recorded in Zimmerman.

Bodleian, MS Tenbury 1175, pp. 302-5.

SaG 10

Copy of Chapter X, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, untitled.

In: A large folio volume of autograph vocal and instrumental music by Henry Purcell (1659-95), with a title-page ‘The Works of Hen, Purcell Anno Dom. 1680’, ii + 72 leaves (plus numerous blanks, in 19th-century half red morocco. c.1680.

Thomas James sale, February 1826, item 187. Bookplates of the Rev. John Parker and of Edmund Thomas Warren Horne, publisher (whose collection of music books was sold on 3 July 1794). Also inscribed by Joseph Warren (1804-81), composer and music editor. Purchased on 27 July 1878 from Julian Marshall (1836-1903), music and print collector and writer.

This MS recorded in Zimmerman.

British Library, Add. MS 30930, ff. 20v-1v.

SaG 11

Copy of Chapter X, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: A folio music book. Early 18th century.

This MS recorded in Zimmerman.

Christ Church, Oxford, MS Mus. 628, pp. 121-4.

SaG 12

Copy of Chapter XIV, beginning ‘Ah! few, and full of sorrows, are the days’, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: the MS described under SaG 8. End of 17th century.

This MS recorded in Zimmerman, No. 130.

Bodleian, MS Mus. c. 28, f. 115v.

SaG 13

Copy of Chapter XIV in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, transcribed from SaG 14.

In: the MS described under SaG 9. c.1700s.

This MS recorded in Zimmerman.

Bodleian, MS Tenbury 1175, pp. 297-301.

SaG 14

Copy of Chapter XIV, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, untitled.

In: the MS described under SaG 10. c.1680.

This MS recorded in Zimmerman.

British Library, Add. MS 30930, ff. 15v-17v.

SaG 15

Copy of Chapter XIV.

In: the MS described under SaG 3. c.1653-60.

British Library, Add. MS 37719, f. 18v.

SaG 15.2

Copy of Chapters X and XIV, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell.

In: A book of vocal music by Henry Purcell. 18th century.

Royal College of Music, MS 517, f. 12r, 18r.

SaG 15.5

Copy of Chapters X and XIV, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell. 18th-century.

In: MS music book.

Royal College of Music, MS 999, f. 61v.

A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems

First published in London, 1637.

SaG 15.8

An exemplum of the printed edition, owned and annotated by James, Duke of York, later King James II, a folio in brown calf elaborately gilt with semé fleurs de lys. 1638.

Inscribed on the title-page ‘Livre de S. A. Rlle. Jacques. D. de Yorc’. Inscribed names of Jos: Crowther and John Banks. Bookplate of Robert Hoe (1839-1909), New York businessman and book collector.

Huntington, RB 69242.

A Paraphrase upon the Psalms of David (‘That man is truly bless'd who never strays’)

First published in London, 1636. Hooper, I, 91-195; II, 195-310.

Some of Henry Lawes's musical settings published in A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 1638). Musical settings by Henry and William Lawes also published in Choice Psalmes Put into Musick for Three Voices (London, 1648).

SaG 16

Copy of 28 Psalms, in musical settings: namely, in an irregular sequence, Psalms 2, 5, 26, 31, 38, 54, 57, 60, 67, 120, 136, 142 set by Henry lawes (1596-1662); Psalms 6, 22, 42, 47, 63, 68, 92, 95, 98, 123, 125, 129, 130, 141, 149, 150 set by William Lawes (1602-45); the first stanza of Psalm 134 set by Edward Lowe.

In: An oblong quarto songbook, written from both ends, ii + 384 pages (including blanks), in contemporary vellum. Compiled by Edward Lowe (c.1610-82), organist and composer. Mid-late-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Mus. Sch. E. 451, pp. 26-72, 336.

SaG 17

Copy of fifteen Psalms, in musical settings by Henry Lawes: namely, Psalms 2, 5, 13, 26, 31, 38, 54, 60, 67, 71 [part iii], 102, 136, 142, and 120 [v. 5], in an irregular sequence.

In: Two music part books compiled by Thomas Smith (1614-1701) of The Queen's College, Oxford, later Bishop of Carlisle. c.1637.

Formerly Carlisle Cathedral, Dean & Chapter of Carlisle MSS, Box B1.

These MSS discussed in John P. Cutts, Bishop Smith's Part-Song Books in Carlisle Cathedral Library (American Institute of Musicology, 1972).

Cumbria Archives, Carlisle, D&C Music 1, Bassus, pp. 61-73.

SaG 18

Copy of the first stanza of Psalm 17, headed ‘A devine song Out of Sandses translation sett for three ladys’ and beginning ‘Lord lord grant my just request O heare my Crie’, in a musical setting by William Davis.

In: A folio music book, comprising William Davis's autograph collection of his own musical compositions, i + 234 leaves (with inserted oblong quarto leaves ff. 10-11, 47-55), in half-red calf marbled boards. Early 18th century.

Bodleian, MS Mus. c. 16, f. 98r-v.

SaG 19

Copy of Psalm 120 (v.5), here beginning ‘Woe is mee, woe is mee, yt I from Israell’, in Lawes's musical setting.

In: A large folio volume of autograph vocal music by Henry Lawes (1596-1662), ix + 184 leaves, in modern black morocco gilt. Comprising over 300 songs and musical dialogues by Lawes, probably written over an extended period (c.1626-62) in preparation for his eventual publications, including settings of 38 poems by Carew, fourteen poems by or attributed to Herrick, and fifteen by Waller. Mid-17th century.

Bookplates of William Gostling (1696-1777), antiquary and topographer; of Robert Smith, of 3 St Paul's Churchyard; and of Stephen Groombridge, FRS (1755-1832), astronomer. Later owned, until 1966, by Miss Naomi D. Church, of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Formerly British Library Loan MS 35.

Recorded in IELM, II.i-ii (1987-93), as the ‘Henry Lawes MS’: CwT Δ 16; HeR Δ 3; WaE Δ 11. Discussed, with facsimile examples, in Pamela J. Willetts, The Henry Lawes Manuscript (London, 1969). Facsimiles of ff. 42r, 78r, 80r, 84r, 111r and 169r in The Poems and Masques of Aurelian Townshend, ed. Cedric C. Brown (Reading, 1983), pp. 59, 60, 62, 64, 66 and 117. Also discussed in Willa McClung Evans, Henry Lawes: Musician and Friend of Poets (New York and London, 1941), and elsewhere. A complete facsimile of the volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 3 (New York & London, 1986).

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 18r.

SaG 19.5

Extracts, including examples on pp. 49-50, 55-6, 64, and 79.

In: A quarto miscellany of extracts in verse and prose, in a single largely italic hand, 142 pages, in contemporary mottled calf gilt. Compiled by Sir John Cotton, Bt (1621-1702). Mid-17th century.

Folger, MS V.a.344, passim.

SaG 20

Copy of Psalm 128, beginning ‘Happy hee who God obeyes’, c.2 February 1683/4. 1684.

In: A quarto commonplace book, including family memoirs, compiled by Brian Fairfax (1633-1711) for the education of his children, c.125 pages, in contemporary calf. c.1683-85.

Bookplate of John Richards Jr, D.S.A. Sotheby's, 27 April 1870 (John Bruce sale), to Edward Hailstone (1818-90), antiquary, botanist and book collector, of Walton Hall, Wakefield. Bookplate of John Richards Jr, FSA. Sotheby's, 21 July 1988, lot 314, to Quaritch, with a facsimile page in the sale catalogue.

Untraced, [B. Fairfax MS], item 28.

SaG 21

Copy of Psalm 137, beginning ‘As on Euphrates shady banks I lay’, in a musical setting by John Blow.

In: A tall folio songbook, in two or more cursive hands, written from both ends, with (f. iiir) an index, iv + 99 leaves (including indexes), in 19th-century half green morocco gilt on marbled boards. A formal compilation, ff. 2r-44v in the hand of Henry Bowman (fl.1674-80), composer and copyist; ff. 44v-53v in a second hand; ff. 54r-65r in a third hand; with additions in one or more hands on ff. 99v-66v rev. Late 17th century.

Booklabel of William Hayman Cummings, FSA (1831-1915), singer and musical antiquary. Sotheby's, 17-24 May 1917 (Cummings sale), lot 487.

British Library, Egerton MS 2960, ff. 85v-83v rev.

SaG 22

Copy of Psalm 148, here beginning ‘Ye who dwell above the skies’, in a 19th-century hand.

In: An octavo miscellany of verse and prose, in English, Latin and Greek, predominantly in a single hand, with 19th-century additions (pp. 195 onwards, at least partly from earlier MS sources), 279 pages, in contemporary calf. c.1644 (and later).

Inscribed (f. [ir]) ‘William Han: 1644’, probably by the academic compiler.

Yale, Osborn MS b 150, p. 222.

A Paraphrase upon the Song of Solomon (‘Join thy life-breathing lips to mine’)

First published in London, 1641. Hooper, II, 335-56. Dedicatory verses ‘To the Queen’ first published in A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 1676). Hooper, II, 338.

SaG 23

Copy, iii + fifteen quarto leaves, with a title-page, f. 1r originally paginated ‘241’. Copy, initially entitled ‘Mr: George Sands on the Canticles’ and then headed ‘The Songe of Salomon’. c.1637-43.

This MS discussed in Richard Beale Davis, ‘Sandys's Song of Solomon: Its Manuscript Versions and Their Circulation’, PBSA, 50 (1956), 328-41 (p. 332).

Bodleian, MS e. Mus. 201.

SaG 24

Copy, heavily dust-stained.

In: A quarto composite volume comprising three independent MSS bound together, i + 78 leaves. The first MS a verse miscellany, in an italic hand, 29 leaves. c.1640.

This MS discussed in Davis, loc. cit., p. 333 et seq.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 153, ff. 1r-7v.

SaG 25

Copy, in a neat predominantly italic hand, with dedicatory verses ‘To ye Queene’ (beginning ‘Chast Nymph; you who extracted are’) and (on f. 127v) nine lines of ‘Ye Jugdmnt of Sidney Godolphin On ye former worke not Edited’ (beginning ‘Not in yt ardent course as where he woes’), on seven folio leaves. c.1630s.

In: A folio volume of largely parliamentary and state tracts, predominantly in three secretary hands, 137 leaves (plus blanks), in modern half crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. c.1637-43.

Owned in 1643 by one Charles Cheyney.

This MS recorded in Hooper, I, xlvi-xlvii. Discussed in Davis, loc. cit., p. 333 et seq.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 489, ff. 121r-7r.

SaG 26

Copy, in a professional hand, on nine folio leaves (ff. 377r-85r), with dedicatory verses ‘To the queen’ (beginning ‘Chast Nimphe yow whoe extracted are’) in another hand on a separate preliminary leaf (f. 376v). Mid-17th century.

In: A large folio guard-book of miscellaneous MSS, in various hands, 434 leaves. Collected, and partly written, by Lieutenant Gideon Bonnivert (fl.1670s-90s), French Huguenot soldier and author, of Oxnead Hall, Norfolk.

This MS discussed in Davis, loc. cit., p. 333 et seq.

British Library, Sloane MS 1009, ff. 376v-85r.

SaG 27

Copy, in at least two hands, headed ‘A Paraphrase Vpon The Song of Solomon By George Sandys Anno 1637’, on eight folio leaves, bound with a printed exemplum of A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 1638). c.1637-43.

This MS discussed in Davis, loc. cit., pp. 334-5 et seq.

University of Cincinnati, PR 2338. A68 1638.

SaG 28

Copy on six folio leaves bound with a printed exemplum of A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 1638). c.1637-43.

This MS recorded in Davis (1955), pp. 250, 289.

Clark Library, Los Angeles, PR 2338. P21.

SaG 29

Copy of an apparently early version, in a neat predominantly italic hand, headed ‘A Paraphrase upon Salomons song. Dedicated to the Queene. But not sufferd to be printed’, on six folio leaves, bound with a printed exemplum of A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 1638), in modern quarter calf on marbled boards. c.1637-43.

Cropped inscription (sig. A1r) ‘Jones’. Bookplate of William Thomas Smedley (1851-1934), Baconian.

This MS discussed in Davis, loc. cit., pp. 335-6, 338-40.

Folger, STC 21725.

SaG 29.5

Copy, in a professional hand, on ten quarto leaves. c.1630s-40s.

Inscribed (twice) on the last blank page ‘James Halsteede’. Sold 27 December 1941 by Dobell.

University of Illinois, Uncat. MSS, Bible OT. Song of Solomon, English. Paraphrase by George Sandys.

SaG 30

Copy, with (after p. 55 of first section) dedicatory verses ‘To the Queene of Bohemia’ (beginning ‘Crownes are the sport of Fortune; but the Throne’) and ‘To his Grace [William Laud, Archbishop] of Canterbury’ (beginning ‘Great Primate, you who at his Altar stand’), in a professional hand, on 23 folio pages bound-up in a printed exemplum of A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 1638). Presented by the author to the Earl of Arundel (Arundel's inscription on the title-page ‘Ex Dono Authoris’). c.1637-43.

Owned, in 1732 by one David Hall.

This MS discussed in Davis, loc. cit., pp. 333-4 et seq.‘To the Queene of Bohemia’ first published in at least one exemplum [Folger, STC 21725b [Harmsworth] of A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 1638): see Richard Beale Davis, ‘George Sandys and Two “Uncollected” Poems’, HLQ, 12 (1948-9), 105-11. ‘To the Queene of Bohemia’ Edited from this MS — as also, for the first time, ‘To his Grace of Canterbury’ — in Richard Beale Davis, ‘Two New Manuscript Items for a George Sandys Bibliography’, PBSA, 37 (1943), 215-22 (pp. 220-11).

Library Company of Philadelphia, *STC 21725.

SaG 31

Copy, in a professional hand, with corrections in a later hand, headed ‘A Paraphrase Vpon The Song of Solomon By George Sandys Anno 1637’, on nine folio leaves bound with a printed exemplum of A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 1638). c.1637-43.

Owned, in 1755, by the Aldersey family, of Aldersey, Cheshire. Owned (1959) by Karl E. Schmutzler.

This MS discussed in Karl E. Schmutzler, ‘Another Manuscript Version of Sandys's “Song of Solomon”’, PBSA, 53 (1959), 71-4.

Untraced, [Schmutzler MS].

A Paraphrase upon the Songs Collected out of the Old and New Testaments (‘The praise of our triumphant King’)

First published with A Paraphrase upon the Psalms of David (London, 1636). Hooper, II, 373-402.

SaG 32

Copy of the first stanza of Isaiah XXXVIII, beginning ‘In the substraction of my yeares’, in a musical setting by William Lawes.

In: the MS described under SaG 16. Mid-late-17th century.

Bodleian, MS Mus. Sch. E. 451, p. 66.

SaG 33

Copy of Isaiah XXXVIII.

In: the MS described under SaG 3. c.1653-60.

British Library, Add. MS 37719, f. 195v.

SaG 34

Copy of the first four stanzas of Isaiah XXXVIII, beginning ‘In the Subtraction of my yeares’, in a musical setting, untitled.

In: A square-shaped folio songbook, largely in a single rounded secretary hand, with (ff. 1r-v, 69r-v) a table of contents, i + 69 leaves, in modern half red morocco. Mid-17th century.

Puttick & Simpson's, 2 March 1866, lot 230.

A complete facsimile of this volume in English Song 1600-1675, ed. Elise Bickford Jorgens, Vol. 2 (New York & London, 1986).

British Library, Egerton MS 2013, ff. 49v-50r.

SaG 35

Copy of the first stanza of David's lamentation for Saul and Jonathan (II Samuel I, beginning ‘Thy beauty, Israel, is fled’), in Lawes's musical setting.

In: the MS described under SaG 19. Mid-17th century.

British Library, Add. MS 53723, f. 54r.

To his Grace of Canterbury (‘Great Primate, you who at his Altar stand’)

See SaG 30.

To ye Queene (‘Chast Nymph, you who extracted are’)

See SaG 25-26.

To the Queene of Bohemia (‘Crownes are the sport of Fortune. but the Throne’)

See SaG 30.

Prose

A Relation of a Journey begun Anno Dom. 1610

First published in London, 1615.

SaG 36

Extracts.

In: A quarto miscellany, in several hands, written from both ends, 77 leaves, in contemporary calf gilt. Compiled by members of the Cartwright family, of Aynho, Northamptonshire, including (ff. 4r-7v) verse by William Cartwright (1634-76). Mid-17th century.

Inscribed names including ‘Will: Cartwright’, ‘Jo: Cartwright’, and ‘Katherin Cartwright’. Myers, sale catalogue No. 291 (1933), item 120.

Bodleian, MS Don. e. 6, ff. 25r-7r.

SaG 37

Extracts.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, in English and Latin, including 37 poems by Donne, in several hands, written from both ends, 279 leaves (including numerous blanks, mostly in ff. 42r-140r), with stubs of extracted leaves, in contemporary calf. Compiled in part by the Oxford printer Christopher Wase (1627-90), fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Mid-17th century.

Later owned by John Somers (1651-1716), Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor, and his brother-in-law Sir Joseph Jekyll (1662-1738), lawyer and politician.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980), as the ‘Wase MS’: DnJ Δ 39.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 117, f. 260r-v.

SaG 38

Copy, including colour illustrations, presented to the Marquess of Salisbury in 1814. 18th-19th-century.

The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Cecil Papers 265.

Letters

Letter(s)

SaG 39

Petition by Sandys to the Governor and Council in Virginia, 2 November 1622. 1622.

Edited in Kingsbury, III, 699.

Library of Congress, MS Records of Virginia Company III, pt. ii, p. 58.

*SaG 40

A scribal copy of a letter by Sandys, to John Ferrar, Deputy Treasurer of the Virginia Company, with an autograph twelve-word docket by Sandys, [5 March 1622/3]. 1623.

Edited in Kingsbury, IV, 22-6. Reprinted in Davis, pp. 132-7. Facsimile of Sandys's docket in the Parke-Bernet sale catalogue.

University of Virginia, Rich Collection, No. 202 [unnumbered item].

SaG 41

Scribal copy of a letter by Sandys, to Samuel Wrote, with marginal annotations by Sir Nathaniel Rich, 28 March 1623. 1623.

Edited in Kingsbury, IV, 64-8. Reprinted in Davis, pp. 138-43.

University of Virginia, Rich Collection, No. 9202 [unnumbered item].

SaG 42

A scribal copy of a letter by Sandys, to his brother Sir Miles Sandys, with marginal annotations by Sir Nathaniel Rich, 30 March 1623. 1623.

Edited in Kingsbury, IV, 70-2. Reprinted in Davis, pp. 144-6.

University of Virginia, Rich Collection, No. 9202 [unnumbered item].

SaG 43

A scribal copy of a letter by Sandys, to his brother Sir Miles Sandys, with marginal annotations by Sir Nathaniel Rich, 30 March 1623. 1623.

Edited in Kingsbury, IV, 73-5. Reprinted in Davis, pp. 147-9. Facsimile example in Kingsbury, IV, facing p. 251.

University of Virginia, Rich Collection, No. 9202 [unnumbered item].

*SaG 44

Letter by Sandys, in a secretary's hand and signed by Sandys, to John Ferrar, 8 April 1623. 1623.

Edited in Kingsbury, IV, 106-10. Reprinted in Davis, pp. 150-7.

National Archives, Kew, CO1/2, Part II/27.

SaG 44.5

A copy by Mandeville of Sandys's letter to John Ferrar, 8 April 1623, sent to Secretary Conway. 1623.

National Archives, Kew, CO1/2, Part II/35.II.

SaG 45

A scribal copy of a letter by Sandys, to John Ferrar, docketed by Sir Nathaniel Rich, 11 April 1623. 1623.

Edited in Kingsbury, IV, 110-11. Reprinted in Davis, pp. 157-8.

University of Virginia, Rich Collection, No. 9202 [unnumbered item].

SaG 46

A petition by Sandys, to the King, entirely in the hand of a scribe, [1631]. 1631.

Summarised in VMHB, 8 (1900-1), 43.Ã

National Archives, Kew, CO1/6/36.

Documents

Document(s)

*SaG 47

A deposition by Sandys in the case of Dawber versus Clayborne, written in a secretarial hand and signed by Sandys at the foot of both broadsheets, 22 June 1638. 1638.

National Archives, Kew, C 24/629/Part2/32.

Presentation Volumes of Works by Sandys

Ovid's Metamorphosis (London, 1632)

SaG 48

A printed exemplum bearing the contemporary inscription ‘Ex dono Georgij Sandys Armigeri / Translation. A° Domini 1636’. 1636.

Bodleian, M. 1. 2. Jur.

SaG 49

A printed exemplum owned by, and probably presented to, Charles I when Prince of Wales, ‘with the Feather and Motto “Ich Dien”, on the sides’. c.1632.

Sotheby's, 16 May 1912, lot 310, to Maggs.

Untraced, [Sandys/Ovid volume].

A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 1638)

See WaE 901.

SaG 50

A printed exemplum, with the arms of Charles I, possibly presented to him.

British Library, C.83.i.7.

SaG 51

A printed exemplum, bearing the royal arms and coronet of the Prince of Wales, later Charles I, and possibly the dedication exemplum. c.1638.

Recorded in Bowers & Davis (pp. 240-1).

New York Public Library, Rare Book Collection, *KC+1638 Sandys, G. .

SaG 52

A printed exemplum presented to Gilbert Watts, whose has inscribed the title-page ‘G. Watts. Ruit Hora. Ex dono Auctoris’. and whose arms are on the calf binding. c.1638.

Also inscribed on the title-page and flyleaf by ‘W. Bishope’ and by ‘Pen. Thomas’ and ‘G. Wingfield’, of Magdalen College, Oxford. Later in the Britwell Court Library, at Burnham, Buckinghamshire, founded by William Henry Miller, MP (1789-1848) and maintained by Samuel Christie Miller, MP (1810-89). Sotheby's, 26 March 1925 (Christie-Miller sale), lot 544, to Rosenbach, with the binding illustrated in the sale catalogue. A.S.W. Rosenbach's sale catalogue [No. 45] (1941), item 648.

Untraced, [Sandys/Paraphrase volume].

Books from Sandys's Library

Horatius Flavius, Quintus. Poemata, ed. John Bond (London, 1606)

*SaG 53

A printed exemplum with Sandys's autograph motto and signature on the title-page, the binding bearing royal arms. 1606.

Royal College of Physicians, 871-1 (d) 14878.

Lemnius, Levinus. De miraculis occultis naturae (Frankfurt, 1611)

*SaG 54

A printed exemplum, with Sandys's autograph motto and signature on the title-page and his arms on the binding. Early-mid-17th century.

Recorded in Davis, p. 454, with illustrations of the binding and title-page after p. 450; in Wolf, p. 279; and in Rogers, p. 369. Illustrations of the title-page and binding also in Quarter of a Millennium: The Library Company of Philadelphia 1731-1981, ed. Edwin Wolf 2nd and Marie Elena Korey (Philadelphia, 1981), p. 165.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Lemn Log 9288.D.

Lucan. Pharsalia (Basle, [1574])

*SaG 55

A printed exemplum with Sandys's autograph motto and signature on the title-page and his arms on the binding, the text also with readers' markings some of which might conceivably be by Sandys. Early-mid-17th century.

Owned in 1957 by the late Professor Richard Beale Davis, of the University of Tennessee.

Recorded in Davis, pp. 455-6, and in Rogers, pp. 369-70.

Untraced, [Sandys/Lucan volume].

Petronius. Satyricon: cum notis & observationibus variorum (Leiden, 1596)

*SaG 56

A printed exemplujm with Sandys's autograph motto and signature on the title-page. Early-mid-17th century.

Donated in 1896 by Eugene Davenport Alexander.

Recorded in Rogers, p. 370.

Yale, Ih. Sa57. Zz 596.

Platina, Bartholomaeus. Historia…de vitis Pontificum Romanorum (Cologne, 1574)

*SaG 57

A printed exemplum with Sandys's autograph motto and signature on the title-page. Early-mid 17th century.

Recorded in Davis, pp. 454-5; in Wolf, p. 279; and in Rogers, p. 370.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Log 498.F.

Plato. Opera omnia quae exstant. Marsilio Ficino interprete (Lyons, 1590)

*SaG 58

A printed exemplum with Sandys's autograph motto and signature on the title-page. Early 17th century.

Later in the library of Bishop Berkeley (1685-1753), Bishop of Cloyne.

Recorded in Rogers, p. 370.

Yale, 1742 Library. 3.2.3.

Pliny the Elder. The Historie of the World, Commonly called the Naturall Historie of C. Plinius Secundus, trans. Philemon Holland (London, 1601)

SaG 59

A printed exemplum with Sandys's arms on the binding, the corner of the title-page which probably once bore his autograph inscription now torn away. Early 17th century.

Recorded in Davis, p. 456, and in Rogers, p. 370.

Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, [no shelfmark].

Poetae tres elegantissimi (Paris, 1582)

Containing works by Michael Marullus, Hieronymus Angerianus, and Joannes Secundus.

*SaG 60

A printed exemplum with Sandys's autograph motto and signature on the title-page. Early 17th century.

Recorded in Rogers, p. 370, with illustrations of the title-page and fore-edge (Plates B and C).

Durham University Library, SB 0073.

Sandys, George. A Relation of a Journey begun Anno Dom. 1610 (London, 1621)

SaG 61

Apparently Sandys's own exemplum, bearing his arms on the binding. 1621.

Recorded in M. A. Rogers, ‘Books from the Library of George Sandys’, BC, 23 (Autumn 1974), 361-70 (p. 370), where the binding is illustrated (Plate A).

Bodleian, K. 5. 12. Art.

Voragine, Jacobus de. Legendario delle vite de' Santi (Venice, 1607)

*SaG 62

A printed exemplum with Sandys's autograph motto and signature on the title-page and his arms on the binding. Early 17th century.

Recorded in Davis pp. 456-7, and in Rogers, p. 369. Illustration of the book-stamp in Cyril Davenport, English Heraldic Book-Stamps (London, 1909), p. 333.

British Library, C.128.f.6.

Extracts from Works by Sandys

Extracts

SaG 63

Extracts, principally from the ‘Penitential Hymns’, ‘Job's Curse’Paraphrases upon Job, upon the Psalms of David, and upon Ecclesiastes.

In: A folio volume of collections compiled by Dr Basil Kennett (1674-1715), antiquary and translator. Volume VI of the Kennett Papers. c.1700.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 929, ff. 52r-67v passim.

SaG 64

Extracts from various works.

In: A large untitled folio anthology of quotations chiefly from Elizabethan and Stuart plays, alphabetically arranged under subject headings, in a single mixed hand, in double columns, 900 pages (lacking pp. 1-4, 379-80, 667-8, 715-20 and 785-8), including (pp. 893-7) an alphabetical index of some 351 titles of plays, in modern boards. This is the longest known extant version of the unpublished anthology Hesperides or The Muses Garden, by John Evans, entered in the Stationers' Register on 16 August 1655 and subsequently advertised c.1660, among works he purposed to print, by Humphrey Moseley. Another version of this work, in the same hand, dissected by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), is now distributed between Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Halliwell-Phillipps, Notes upon the Works of Shakespeare, Folger, MS V.a.75, Folger, MS V.a.79, and Folger, MS V.a.80. c.1656-66.

Formerly MS 469.2.

This MS identified in IELM, II.i (1980), p. 450. Discussed, as the ‘master draft’, with a facsimile of p. 7 on p. 381, in Hao Tianhu, ‘Hesperides, or the Muses' Garden and its Manuscript History’, The Library, 7th Ser. 10/4 (December 2009), 372-404 (the full index printed as ‘Catalogue A’ on pp. 385-94).

Folger, MS V.b.93, passim.

SaG 65

Extracts, from Sandys's translations of Homer, Virgil, Ovid etc.

In: A large quarto miscellany of verse extracts, comprising 182 entries, in a single cursive hand varying in style, 115 unnumbered leaves (plus 26 blanks), in contemporary calf. Entitled (f. [1r]) ‘A Collection of Miscellany Poems from the Greatest Poets, both Ancient and Modern That i have Read, & here place for my own entertainment, to diuert Malincolly Thoughts, & to assist My Memory, That was neuer Good at no Time:’. Late-17th century.

From the library at Newburgh Priory, Yorkshire.

Harvard, MS Eng 631, Nos 1-69.

SaG 66

A printed exemplum of Lucretius, De rerum natura (Amsterdam, 1620), owned and annotated by Ben Jonson, including his extracts from Sandy's translations of Ovid and Lucretius, on the title-page, on p. 169 and on the rear pastedown. c.1620s.

Harvard, *EC.J7382. Zz620f.

SaG 67

Extracts.

In: A folio commonplace book, in English, Latin and Italian, in several hands, arranged under headings in double columns, 558 pages, in half-morocco. Compiled in part by Richard Symonds (1617-after 1692?), antiquary and genealogist, of Black Notley, Essex. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Later owned by Evelyn Philip Shirley (1812-82), of Ettington Hall, Warwickshire. Later in the library of W.A. Foyle (1885-1963), bookseller, of Beeleigh Abbey, Essex. Christie's, 12 July 2000 (Foyle sale, Part III), lot 328.

Untraced, [Symonds commonplace book], [unspecified page numbers].