Henry Vaughan the Silurist (1622–1695)

Verse

Another Translation of the Same (‘When in the Adriatick neptune saw’)

A six-line verse translation of ‘The famous Hexastic which Sannazarius made upon the Citty of Venice’ (‘Viderat Adriacis Venetam Neptunus in Undis’). The well-known original epigram on Venice by Iacopo Sannazaro (1458-1530) was published in his Opera Latina (Venice, 1535), Epigrammata I, xxxvi: see Renaissance Latin Verse: An Anthology, ed. Alessandro Perosa and John Sparrow (London, 1979), pp. 150-1.

First published in Jonathan Nauman, ‘A New Poem is New Evidence: Henry Vaughan and James Howell Reconsidered’, N&Q, 237 (December 1992), 460-2.

*VaH 1

Autograph, in a stylish italic hand subscribed ‘Hen. Vaughan’, inscribed at the foot of the page containing the printed text of Sannazarius's poem and of an English translation beginning ‘When Neptun 'mong his billowes Venice saw’, on sig. [B2 recto], in a printed exemplum of James Howell, A Survay of the Signorie of Venice (London, 1651), a folio in contemporary calf. c.1650s.

Later in the library of Harry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence, FSA (1887-1965), Norfolk and Yorkshire antiquary and manuscript collector. Acquired from Quaritch in April 1981.

This MS edited and discussed in Nauman. Facsimile in IELM, II.ii (1993), Facsimile XIXa, after p. xxi.

National Library of Wales, NLW MS 21699 C.

Letters

Letter(s)

*VaH 2

Autograph letter signed by Vaughan, to the Commissioners of Sequestration in New Radnor, [1662]. 1662.

Edited in Martin, pp. 697-8.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 1027, f. 73r.

*VaH 3

Autograph letter signed by Vaughan, to John Aubrey, from Brecon, 15 June 1673, and sent on by Aubrey to Anthony Wood, from Westminster, 24 June 1673. 1673.

In: A folio composite volume of letters written or sent to Wood by John Aubrey (1626-97), antiquary and biographer, ii + 461 leaves.

Among collections of Anthony Wood (1632-95), Oxford antiquary.

Edited in Martin, pp. 687-9.

Bodleian, MS Wood F. 39, ff. 216r-17v.

*VaH 4

Autograph letter signed by Vaughan, to John Aubrey, from Newton, 7 July 1673, and sent on by Aubrey to Anthony Wood, from London, 20 September 1673. 1673.

In: the MS described under VaH 3.

Edited in Martin, pp. 690-1. Facsimile example in Petti, English Literary Hands, No. 61.

Bodleian, MS Wood F. 39, ff. 226r-7v.

*VaH 5

Autograph letter signed, to John Aubrey, from Brecon, 9 December 1675. 1675.

In: A folio composite volume of letters to John Aubrey, in various hands, 385 leaves.

Edited in Martin, pp. 692-3.

Bodleian, MS Aubrey 13, f. 237r.

*VaH 6

Autograph letter signed by Vaughan, to John Aubrey, from Brecon, 28 June 1680. 1680.

In: the MS described under VaH 5.

Edited in Martin, pp. 692-3.

Bodleian, MS Aubrey 13, f. 238r-9v.

*VaH 7

Autograph letter signed by Vaughan, to Anthony Wood, from Newton, 25 March 1689. 1689.

In: A composite volume of letters sent to Anthony Wood, in various hands, i + 355 leaves.

Edited in Martin, p. 694.

Bodleian, MS Wood F. 45, f. 68r-v.

*VaH 8

Autograph letter signed by Vaughan, to Anthony Wood, 25 April 1689. 1689.

Edited in Martin, p. 695. Facsimile examples in Greg, English Literary Autographs, Plate LIX (a-b).

Bodleian, MS Autog. c. 9, f. 81r-v.

*VaH 9

Autograph letter signed by Vaughan, to Mr Justice Paulet, from Crickowel, 14 September 1693. 1693.

Edited in Martin, pp. 698-9.

National Library of Wales, Great Sessions P 2033.

*VaH 10

Autograph letter signed by Vaughan, to John Aubrey, 9 October 1694. 1694.

In: the MS described under VaH 5.

Edited in Martin, pp. 696-7.

Bodleian, MS Aubrey 13, ff. 240r-1v.

VaH 11

Copy by Aubrey of Henry Vaughan's letter to him, 9 October 1694. c.1694.

In: The first part of John Aubrey's autograph MS of his ‘Monumenta Britannica’, with annotations by John Evelyn, iii + 281 folio leaves. c.1665-93.

Bodleian, MS Top.gen.c.24, f. 112r-v.

Books Inscribed by Vaughan

Bayle, François. Tractatus de apoplexia, bound with his Dissertationes physicae, Problemata physica et medica and Dissertationes medicae, tres (The Hague, 1678)

*VaH 12

A printed exemplum with Vaughan's autograph signature (‘Vaughan’) on sig. A2r. c.1678.

First recorded, with two facsimile examples, in Edwin Wolf 2nd, ‘Some Books of Early English Provenance in the Library Company of Philadelphia’, BC, 9 (1960), 275-84.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Bayl Log 665.D.1.

Fonteyn, Nicolaas. Commentarius in Sebastianum Austrium…de puerorum morbis (Amsterdam, 1642)

*VaH 13

A printed exemplum with Vaughan's autograph inscription on the title-page (‘Henr: Vaughan Siluris. 1654 Salus mea ex Agno’) and his copious autograph notes on four pages of flyleaves. c.1654.

Facsimile of title-page and adjoining autograph notes in Edwin Wolf 2nd, ‘Some Books of Early English Provenance in the Library Company of Philadelphia’, The Book Collector, 9 (1960), after p. 280.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Font Log 783.D.

Fonteyn, Nicolaas. Responsium & Curationum medicinalium (Amsterdam, 1639)

*VaH 14

A printed exemplum with Vaughan's autograph motto on the title-page (‘salus mea ex Agno. H:V:S:’). Mid-late 17th century.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Font Log 793.D.

Grube, Hermann. De arcanis medicorum (Copenhagen, 1673)

*VaH 15

A printed exemplum with Vaughan's autograph signature (‘Vaughan’) on the title-page, a page of notes on an end-paper apparently in another hand. c.1673.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Grup Log 542.D.1.

Hippocrates. Aphorismi (Marburg, 1650)

*VaH 16

A printed exemplum with Vaughan's autograph signature (‘Vaughan’) on the title-page and his copious autograph notes on twelve pages of flyleaves and end-papers. Mid-17th century.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Hipp Log 877.D.

Hoechstetter, Johann Philip. Rararum observationum medicinalium decades sex (Frankfurt & Leipzig, 1674)

*VaH 17

A printed exemplum with Vaughan's autograph signature (‘Vaughan’) on the title-page. c.1674.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Hoec Log 710.0.

Hoefer, Wolfgang. Hercules medicus, sive locorum communium liber (Nuremberg, 1675)

*VaH 18

A printed exemplum with Vaughan's autograph signature (‘Vaughan’) on the title-page and his autograph note ‘Vaughan — 76 pretium viijs.’ on the flyleaf. c.1675.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Hoef Log 544.Q.

Howell, James. A Survay of the Signorie of Venice (London, 1651)

See VaH 1.

Lotich, Johann Peter. Consiliorum et observationum medicinalium (Stockholm, 1644)

*VaH 19

A printed exemplum with Vaughan's autograph inscription on the flyleaf, in his formal hand, (‘Liber Hen: Vaughanj. J.P. Lotichius edidit Libellum Francofurti de Gumi ut vocant Gotta laxativo Año 1626 quem Pharmacop. Spagyr. adnexu habeo’. Mid-late 17th century.

Facsimile of the inscription in IELM, II.ii (1993), Facsimile XIXb, after p. xxi.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Loti Log 482.Q.

Paulli, Simon. Parekbasis, seu digressio: de…causa febrium (Strassbourg, 1678)

*VaH 20

A printed exemplum with Vaughan's autograph inscription (‘Vaughan.82’) on the title-page. c.1678.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Paul Log 277.Q.

Paulli, Simon. Quadripartitum botanicum (Strassbourg, 1667-8)

*VaH 21

A printed exemplum with Vaughan's autograph inscriptions (‘Vaughan.82’ and ‘Vaughan—82 pretium 12s.’) on the half-title and title-page respectively and with his autograph marginal annotations throughout the text supplying the English names of plants mentioned. c.1668.

Facsimiles of p. 65 with Vaughan's marginal annotations in Edwin Wolf 2nd, ‘Some Books of Early English Provenance in the Library Company of Philadelphia’, The Book Collector, 9 (1960), facing p. 281, and of pp. 266-7 in Quarter of a Millennium: The Library Company of Philadelphia 1731-1981, ed Edwin Wolf 2nd and Marie Elena Korey (Philadelphia, 1981), p. 75.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Paul Log 468.Q.1.

Pecquet, Jean. Experimenta nova anatomica (Paris, 1651)

*VaH 22

A printed exemplum with the inscription by the poet's brother ‘Thomas Vaughan Deo Duce: Comite Natura. 1652°’ on the flyleaf and a long autograph marginal note about fever and dropsy by Henry Vaughan on p. 107 signed ‘H:V:S:’. Mid-late 17th century.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Pecq Log 573.Q.

Peyer, Johann Conrad. Parerga anatomica et medica (Amsterdam, 1682)

*VaH 23

A printed exemplum with Vaughan's autograph inscription (‘Vaughan. 1682’) on the verso of the title-page and several other autograph notes on a flyleaf and in pages of the printed text. c.1682.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Peye Log 386.D.1.

Sinibald, Johann Benedict. Geneanthropeiæ sive de hominis generatione (Frankfurt, 1669)

*VaH 24

A printed exemplum with Vaughan's autograph inscription (‘Vaughan-76’) on the title-page and his autograph index on an end-paper. Late 17th century.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Sini Log 357.Q.

Verzascha, Bernard. Observationum medicarum centuria (Basle, 1677)

*VaH 25

A printed exemplum with Vaughan's autograph signature (‘Vaughan’) on the title-page. c.1677.

Library Company of Philadelphia, Sev Verz Log 98.D.

Vaughan, Henry. Olor Iscanus (London, 1651)

*VaH 26

A printed exemplum recorded as bearing ‘the Author's Signature at [the] end of two of the Treatises’. Mid-late 17th century.

Later in the library of the Isham family, at Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire. Sotheby's, 17-18 June 1904 (Isham sale), lot 336, to Quaritch.

Untraced, [Vaughan volume].