Untraced, miscellaneous

[A.A. MS]

A folio volume of state tracts. c.1620s-40s.

Inscribed ‘A.A. June. 15. 1649. 8sh’. Philips, 10 November 1994, lot 388.

pp. 261-6

BcF 533: Francis Bacon, Bacon's Humble Submissions and Supplications

Copy.

The Humble Submissions and Supplications Bacon sent to the House of Lords, on 19 March 1620/1 (beginning ‘I humbly pray your Lordships all to make a favourable and true construction of my absence...’); 22 April 1621 (beginning ‘It may please your Lordships, I shall humbly crave at your Lordships' hands a benign interpretation...’); and 30 April 1621 (beginning ‘Upon advised consideration of the charge, descending into mine own conscience...’), written at the time of his indictment for corruption. Spedding, XIV, 215-16, 242-5, 252-62.

pp. 269-80

BcF 165.5: Francis Bacon, A Confession of Faith

Copy.

First published in London, 1641. Spedding, VII, 217-26.

pp. 281-3

BcF 259.5: Francis Bacon, A Prayer, or Psalm

Copy, headed ‘A Prayer or Psalme written by the Lord Chancellor Bacon since his trobles’.

First published in Remaines (London, 1648). Spedding, XIV, 229-31.

[Adamson MS]

A duodecimo commonplace book, compiled by John Adamson, later Rector of Burton-Coggles, Lincolnshire, 67 leaves plus 60 blank leaves. c.1665-90.

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 536 (1930), item 1310.

[unspecified page numbers]

MnJ 10.8: John Milton, L'Allegro (‘Hence loathed Melancholy’)

Copy or extracts.

First published in Poems (1645).

[unspecified page numbers]

MnJ 10.2: John Milton, Il Penseroso (‘Hence vain deluding joyes’)

Copy or extracts.

First published in Poems (1645).

[Alleyn MS]

Copy of parts of the first stanza, alleged by J.P. Collier to be in the hand of the actor Edward Alleyn, ‘upon a scrap of paper on the back of which is a memorandum respecting some agricultural implements bought by him, bearing date in 1616’. 1616?

WoH 3: Sir Henry Wotton, The Character of a Happy Life (‘How happy is he born and taught’)

This MS allegedly found by Collier among the Alleyn Papers in Dulwich College: see Collier, Memoirs of Alleyn (1841), p. 54. Its authenticy cannot be verified.

First published in Sir Thomas Overbury, A Wife, 5th impression (London, 1614). Reliquiae Wottonianae (London, 1651), pp. 522-3. Hannah (1845), pp. 28-31. Some texts of this poem discussed in C.F. Main, ‘Wotton's “The Character of a Happy Life”’, The Library, 5th Ser. 10 (1955), 270-4, and in Ted-Larry Pebworth, ‘New Light on Sir Henry Wotton's “The Character of a Happy Life”’, The Library, 5th Ser. 33 (1978), 223-6 (plus plates).

[Anderdon MS]

Autograph (?) of a version of ‘about 65 lines’ (or ‘76 verses’), headed ‘Old Age. Against old men taking physick’, on two folio pages.

*CnC 88: Charles Cotton, Old Age (‘Why should fond man to his owne wrong’)

Owned c.1845 by J. H. Anderdon. Sotheby's, 17 May 1879, lot 53, to F. Naylor. Sotheby's, 27 July 1885, lot 262. Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 30 October 1950 (Oliver R. Barrett sale), lot 273.

This MS recorded in Parks, p. 31. Despite the discrepancy of length, it is possibly to be identified with the ‘serious verses’ by Cotton ‘writ with his own hand, and...never...in print’ from which Anderdon edited his text. Four lines (corresponding, with variants, to lines 31-4 of Anderdon's printed text) are quoted in the 1950 sale catalogue.

First published (in a 74-line version) in John L. Anderdon, The River Dove (London, 1845), pp. 194-6. Edited from the 2nd edition (London, 1847), pp. 238-41, and attributed to Cotton, in Buxton, pp. 247-9 (and see p. 280).

[Andrewes Notes]

Copy of Andrewes's notes, among other MS notes in a printed exemplum of The Book of Common Prayer (Cambridge, 1635). Possibly in the hand of ‘Mr More’ [? William Moore (1590-1659), of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University Librarian], from whom the volume was purchased by John Covel (1638-1722), diplomat and Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge. Mid-late 17th century.

AndL 40.5: Lancelot Andrewes, Notes on the Book of Common Prayer

Bonham's, 27 June 2006, lot 382, with a facsimile page in the sale catalogue.

First published in William Nicholls, A Comment on the Book of Common Prayer (London, 1710). LACT, Minor Works (1854), pp. 141-58.

[Apethorpe MS]

A volume of state papers. 17th century.

Formerly among the MSS of the Earl of Westmoreland, Apethorpe, Northamptonshire (dispersed in 1892).

Recorded in HMC, 10th Report, Appendix IV (1885), p. 21.

f. 42

CwT 1289: Thomas Carew, Vpon the Royall Ship called the Soueraign of the Seas built by Peter Pett Master builder his Father Cap: Phineas Pett Superuisor. 1637 (‘Triton's auspicious Sound usher Thy raigne’)

Copy.

Recorded (but not seen) in Dunlap, p. 284.

First published in John Payne's engraving The Trve Portraictvre of His Maties. Royall Ship The Soveraigne of the Seas Bvilt in the Yeare 1637. Dunlap, p. 190. Probably by Thomas Cary of Tower Hill: see Rhodes Dunlap, ‘Thomas Carew, Thomas Carey, and “The Sovereign of the Seas”’, MLN, 56 (1941), 268-71.

[Arcadia MS (I)]

A quarto fair copy. Late 16th century?

SiP 102.5: Sir Philip Sidney, The Old Arcadia

Later owned by Thomas Martin (1697-1771), of Palgrave, Suffolk, antiquary and collector. Baker & Leigh (Sotheby's), 28 April 1773, lot 4744.

The unfinished revised version of Arcadia (the ‘New Arcadia’) first published in London, 1590. The original version (the ‘Old Arcadia’) first published in Feuillerat, IV (1926). The complete Old Arcadia edited by Jean Robertson (Oxford, 1973). The poems edited in Ringler, pp. 7-131.

[Arcadia MS (II)]

Copy, ‘neatly written and apparently prepared for the press’, three octavo volumes (containing 44, 33 and 36 chapters respectively), 584 pages. Late 16th century.

SiP 102.8: Sir Philip Sidney, The Old Arcadia

Thomas Thorpe's ‘Catalogue of manuscripts upon papyrus, vellum and paper’, 1843, item 582, and in his subsequent sale catalogues until 1850.

The unfinished revised version of Arcadia (the ‘New Arcadia’) first published in London, 1590. The original version (the ‘Old Arcadia’) first published in Feuillerat, IV (1926). The complete Old Arcadia edited by Jean Robertson (Oxford, 1973). The poems edited in Ringler, pp. 7-131.

[Ascham Toxophilus (I)]

Ascham's exemplum of the first printed edition of Toxophilus, presented to King Henry VIII. c.1545.

AsR 3.6: Roger Ascham, Ascham, Roger. Toxophilus (London, 1545)

Formerly in the Royal Library.

[Ascham Toxophilus (II)]

An exemplum of the first printed edition of Toxophilus, with Ascham's presentation epistle to the Earl of Essex. c.1545.

AsR 3.7: Roger Ascham, Ascham, Roger. Toxophilus (London, 1545)

Formerly owned by Frank Brewer Bemis (1861-1935), Boston banker and book collector.

Recorded in De Ricci, I (1935), 949.

[Ashburnham volume]

A printed exemplum containing Jonson's inscription (on the verso of the title-page) ‘Ben: Jonson's Guift & Testimony of Observance’. c.1616.

*JnB 754: Ben Jonson, Workes (1616)

Inscribed on the title-page ‘Do Panton’. Later owned by Bertram, fifth Earl of Ashburnham (1840-1913). Sotheby's, 6 December 1897 (Ashburnham sale, Part 3), lot 2174, to Quaritch.

[Aynho MS]

A worn folio volume of transcripts of state letters and tracts, the majority by or relating to Francis Bacon, in a single professional secretary hand (the ‘Feathery Scribe’), 101 leaves, in contemporary vellum. c.1625-30s.

From the papers of the Cartwright family of Aynho. Formerly an unnumbered MS in C(A) Box 56, in the Northamptonshire Record Office.

passim

BcF 653: Francis Bacon, Letter(s)

Copies of numerous letters by Francis Bacon, in the professional secretary hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’.

ff. 66r-9r

BcF 534: Francis Bacon, Bacon's Humble Submissions and Supplications

Copy, in the professional secretary hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’.

The Humble Submissions and Supplications Bacon sent to the House of Lords, on 19 March 1620/1 (beginning ‘I humbly pray your Lordships all to make a favourable and true construction of my absence...’); 22 April 1621 (beginning ‘It may please your Lordships, I shall humbly crave at your Lordships' hands a benign interpretation...’); and 30 April 1621 (beginning ‘Upon advised consideration of the charge, descending into mine own conscience...’), written at the time of his indictment for corruption. Spedding, XIV, 215-16, 242-5, 252-62.

ff. 29v-35r

BcF 176.8: Francis Bacon, Considerations touching the Queen's Service in Ireland

Copy, in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’.

First published in Remaines (London, 1648). Spedding, X, 46-51.

ff. 89r-98v

SiP 209.8: Sir Philip Sidney, A Letter to Queen Elizabeth touching her Marriage with Monsieur

Copy, in the hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, headed ‘A Lre written by Sir: Phillipp: Sidney vnto Queene Elizabeth Touchinge hir Marryage wth Mounsr’.

First published in Scrinia Caeciliana: Mysteries of State & Government (London, 1663) and in Cabala: sive Scrinia Sacra (London, 1663). Feuillerat, III, 51-60. Duncan-Jones & Van Dorsten, pp. 46-57.

This work and its textual transmission discussed, with facsimile examples, in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), Chapter 4, pp. 109-46 (with most MSS catalogued as Nos 1-37, with comments on their textual tradition, in Appendix IV, pp. 274-80).

[B. Fairfax MS]

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.

item 28

SaG 20: George Sandys, A Paraphrase upon the Psalms of David (‘That man is truly bless'd who never strays’)

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

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).

[Bacon/Howard volume]

Bacon's exemplum of the second printed edition, folio, in contemporary calf with Bacon's boar crest in gilt on both covers. c.1620.

BcF 673: Francis Bacon, Howard, Henry, Earl of Northampton. A Defensative against the poyson of supposed prophecies (London, 1620)

Inscriptions including ‘Thomas machon his Booke 1667’, ‘Henrique Gudrique’, and ‘John Sparke His Book Anno Dom 1699’. Sotheby's, 11 December 1997, lot 65, to Rick Adams.

Facsimiles of the boar crest and cover in Sotheby's sale catalogue.

[Bacon genealogy]

An untitled illuminated genealogy of English monarchs, written to celebrate the triumph of Queen Elizabeth and possibly prepared as a New Year's gift for her, written, as well as illuminated, in the accomplished secretary hand of Morgan Colman (secretary to Sir John Puckering, Lord Keeper) and bearing on p. 67 the arms of Francis Bacon dated 1592, 71 folio pages, partly on vellum, in 19th-century half-morocco marbled boards. 1592.

BcF 672: Francis Bacon, Genealogical History of the Kings of England

Inscribed name of H[arriet] Crofts. Bookplate of Sir John Saunders Sebright, seventh Baronet, MP (1767-1846), of Beechwood, Hertfordshire. Phillips, 11 November 1993, lot 603.

Illustrated in the Phillips sale catalogue and in Peter Dawkins, Dedication to the Light (The Francis Bacon Research Trust Journal, Ser. I, vol. 3, 1984), p. 146.

[Bacon/Middelton volume]

Copy of a five-quatrain version, in the hand of Peter Middelton (fl.1620s), Royal Chaplain, headed ‘In obitum Ducis Lenox & Richmondiæ p Clarissimum virum vic. Comite StAlbons’, inscribed in Middelton's printed exemplum of Bacon's The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh (London, 1622), in contemporary calf lettered ‘P M’.

BcF 54.117: Francis Bacon, Upon the Death of the Duke of Richmond and Lennox (‘Are all diseases dead? or will death say’)

Given to Middelton on 20 April 1622 by Francis Burgoyne (d.1633), Prebendary of Durham. 19th-century bookplates or labels ‘M. F. Middelton’ and ‘Ex libris Charles Hervey Hoare’. Sold in the 1980s by Joseph & Sawyer, booksellers

First published in William Camden, Remaines (London, 1637), p. 400. For a contemporary attribution to Bacon see BcF 54.117.

[Bacon Novum Organum]

An exemplum of the printed edition bearing Bacon's boar crest on the cover. 1620.

BcF 667: Francis Bacon, Bacon, Francis. Instauratio magna (London, 1620)

The crest on this volume illustrated in Peter Dawkins, Dedication to the Light (The Francis Bacon Research Trust Journal, Ser. I, vol. 3, 1984), p. 145.

[Baginton Camden MS]

MS of an English translation by James Wright (1643-1713). Late 17th-early 18th century.

CmW 20: William Camden, Regni regis Jacobi I annalium apparatus

Later owned by William Bromley-Davenport, of Baginton Hall, Warwickshire. Sotheby's, 8 May 1903, lot 339, to Ridler.

First published in Camdeni epistolae (London, 1691), Appendix, pp. 1-85.

[Baginton Hooker MS]

Copy, in a folio volume containing three other theological tracts (one by John Rainolds, 1593). Late 16th century?

HkR 35: Richard Hooker, Walter Travers's Supplication to the Council

Later owned by W. Bromley-Davenport, of Baginton Hall, Warwickshire. Not apparently among other recorded collections or sale catalogues of Bromley-Davenport MSS, it may have perished in a fire at Baginton in 1884.

Recorded in HMC, 2nd Report (1871), Appendix, p. 78, and in Folger edition, Volume V.

First published in Oxford, 1612. Keble, III, 548-9. Folger edition, Volume V, pp. 189-210.

[Baker/Milton MS]

‘Manuscript, very neatly written 12mo. pp. 113...most probably that revised copy [by the Author in the 1698 folio edition of Milton's Prose Tracts], in the hand, it may be, of Elwood (Milton's amanuensis), or of D. Baker, whose name is on the fly-leaf, with the date of 1683’.

MnJ 55: John Milton, The Readie and Easie Way to Establish a free Commonwealth

Thomas Thorpe's sale catalogue ‘Bibliotheca Anglo-Poetica’ (1844), item 1284. Puttick & Simpson, 4 February 1863 (Dering sale), lot 899, to Willis. Willis & Sotheran's sale catalogue No. 191 (25 February 1863), item 565. Puttick & Simpson's, 31 October 1864, lot 811, to Cole.

First published in London, 1660. Second (‘revis'd and augmented’) edition published in London 1660, and reprinted in A Complete Collection of the Historical, Political and Miscellaneous Works of John Milton, 3 vols (‘Amsterdam’ [London], 1698). Columbia, VI, 107-49. Yale, VII, 340-463.

[Balcarres MS]

Copy, in a professional Scottish hand, following the Latin version by Archibald Pitcairne, at the end of a MS copy of Colin Lindsay, third Earl of Balcarres's Memoirs touching the Revolution in Scotland, 110 quarto pages in all, in contemporary calf. c.1690-early 1700s.

DrJ 222.8: John Dryden, Upon the Death of the Viscount Dundee (‘O Last and best of Scots! who didst maintain’)

Sotheby's, 10 July 2001, lot 22 (unsold).

First published in Poetical Miscellanies: The Fifth Part (London, 1704). Poems on Affairs of State…Part III (London, 1704). Kinsley, IV, 1777. California, III, 222. Hammond, III, 219.

[Barham MS]

Copy, transcribed from Samuel Wright's copy in its original state. c.1626-48.

AndL 46: Lancelot Andrewes, Preces privatae

Formerly in the Barham Library belonging to the Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge.

This MS described in Brightman, p. xviii.

First published in an English translation as The Private Devotions, ed. Humphrey Moseley (London, 1647). Selections of the original Greek and Latin version published in Verus Christianus, ed. David Stokes (Oxford, 1668). A more comprehensive version published as Preces privatae, Graece et Latine, ed. John Lamphire (London, 1675). Translated by F. E. Brightman as The Preces Privatae of Lancelot Andrewes (London, 1903).

[Bartlett MS]

Copy, headed ‘Sir Robert Viner setting up the King's Statue’, in a verse miscellany. Early 18th century.

MaA 251: Andrew Marvell, The Statue in Stocks-Market (‘As cities that to the fierce conquerors yield’)

Owned in 1697 by one Isaiah Bartlett. From the family papers of John Loveday (1711-89), of Caversham, Oxfordshire, and formerly at Williamscote House, near Banbury.

First published in A Collection of Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1689). Margoliouth, I, 188-90. POAS, I, 266-9. Lord, pp. 193-6. Smith, pp. 416-17.

[Beesly MS]

A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, possibly in a single variant cursive hand, 76 pages, disbound. c.1660s.

Inscribed ‘Thomas Beesly his booke’, ‘Richard Dewe’, and ‘Stephen Philips his booke’, and possibly associated with the University of Oxford. Sotheby's, 17 July 2008, lot 133, to ‘Anonymous’, with facsimiles of pp. 20-1 in the sale catalogue.

A set of photocopies is in the British Library, RP 9362.

p. 1

WaE 733.5: Edmund Waller, Upon the late Storm, and of the Death of His Highness ensuing the same (‘We must resign! Heaven his great soul does claim’)

Copy, followed (pp. 2-3) by Godolphin's ‘construction of Mr Wallers Poem’.

First published as a broadside (London, [1658]). Three Poems upon the Death of his late Highnesse Oliver Lord Protector (London, 1659). As ‘Upon the late Storm, and Death of the late Usurper O. C.’ in The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 34-5.

For the ‘answer or construction’ by William Godolphin, see the Introduction.

pp. 3-8

WaE 399.5: Edmund Waller, A Panegyric to my Lord Protector, of the present Greatness, and joint Interest of His Highness, and this Nation (‘While with a strong and yet a gentle hand’)

Copy, headed ‘A Panegyrick to O Cromwell by Mr Waller...Anno 1655’ [corrected to ‘1656’].

First published London, 1655. The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). in The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 10-17.

p. 20

StW 834.5: William Strode, Song (‘I saw faire Cloris walke alone’)

Copy, headed ‘On Chloris walking in ye snow’.

Facsimile in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 17 July 2008, p. 99.

First published in Walter Porter, Madrigales and Ayres (London, 1632). Dobell, p. 41. Forey, pp. 76-7. The poem also discussed in C.F. Main, ‘Notes on some Poems attributed to William Strode’, PQ, 34 (1955), 444-8 (pp. 445-6), and see Mary Hobbs, ‘Early Seventeenth-Century Verse Miscellanies and Their Value for Textual Editors’, EMS, 1 (1989), 182-210 (pp. 199, 209).

pp. 20-1

SeC 64.5: Sir Charles Sedley, To Celia (‘As in those Nations, where they yet adore’)

Copy, headed ‘To ye fairest Cælia’, subscribed ‘By Charles Sidley’.

Facsimile in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 17 July 2008, p. 99.

First published in The New Academy of Complements (London, 1671). Miscellaneous Works (London, 1702). The Works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bat (2 vols, London, 1722), I, 62-3. Sola Pinto, I, 22.

p. 21

ShJ 174.5: James Shirley, The Contention of Ajax and Ulysses for the Armour of Achilles, Act III, Song (‘The glories of our blood and state’)

Copy of the dirge, headed ‘On man's mortality’.

Facsimile in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 17 July 2008, p. 99.

Gifford & Dyce, VI, 396-7. Armstrong, p. 54. Musical setting by Edward Coleman published in John Playford, The Musical Companion (London, 1667).

pp. 24-32

MaA 360.5: Andrew Marvell, The Second Advice to a Painter (‘Nay, Painter, if thou dar'st design that fight’)

Copy.

First published in Directions to a Painter…Of Sir Iohn Denham ([London], 1667). POAS, I, 34-53. Lord, pp. 117-30. Smith, pp. 332-43. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 28-32, as anonymous.

The case for Marvell's authorship supported in George deF. Lord, ‘Two New Poems by Marvell?’, BNYPL, 62 (1958), 551-70, but see also discussion by Lord and Ephim Fogel in Vol. 63 (1959), 223-36, 292-308, 355-66. Marvell's authorship supported in Annabel Patterson, ‘The Second and Third Advices-to-the-Painter’, PBSA, 71 (1977), 473-86. Discussed also in Margoliouth, I, 348-50, and in Chernaik, p. 211, where Marvell's authorship is considered doubtful. A case for Sir John Denham's authorship is made in Brendan O Hehir, Harmony from Discords: A Life of Sir John Denham (Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1968), pp. 212-28.

pp. 32-3

DrJ 244.3: John Dryden, Verses to her Highness the Dutchess, on the memorable Victory gain'd by the Duke against the Hollanders, June the 3. 1665. and on Her Journey afterwards into the North (‘When, for our sakes, your Heroe you resign'd’)

Copy, headed ‘To her highness ye Duchess of Yorke upon ye victory & her iourney’.

First published in the dedication to Annus Mirabilis (London, 1667). Kinsley, I, 49-51. California, I, 57-8. Hammond, I, 126-9.

pp. 55-67

MaA 30.5: Andrew Marvell, The First Anniversary of the Government under O.C. (‘Like the vain Curlings of the Watry maze’)

Copy, headed ‘An anniversary on Oliver Protectour. 1655’, subscribed ‘Ed: Waller’.

First published in London, 1655. Miscellaneous Poems (London, 1681), but cancelled from all known exempla except one in the British Library. Margoliouth, I, 108-19. Lord, pp. 93-104. Smith, pp. 287-98.

[Beggi volume]

Autograph annotations.

*HvG 52: Gabriel Harvey, Chytraeus, David. De tribus nostrae aetatis Caesaribus Augustis, Carolo V, Ferdinando I, Maximiliano II, orationes (Wittenberg, 1583)

Auction sale by F. O. Beggi, 17 March 1864, lot 357.

Stern, p. 206.

[Begley volume]

Autograph annotations and marginalia, with signature ‘Gabriel Arvejo’. Late 16th century?

*HvG 49: Gabriel Harvey, Castiglione, Baldessare. Il Libro del Cortegiano (Venice, 1541)

Owned in April 1904 by the Rev. Walter Begley, 24 Greencroft Gardens, Hampstead.

Moore Smith, p. 81. Stern, p. 205.

[Behn editorial MSS]

A collection of over forty letters by Montague Summers, to A. H. Bullen, principally discussing at length his edition of The Works of Aphra Behn, c.80 quarto and octavo pages. 1913-21.

BeA 65: Aphra Behn, Editorial Papers

Sotheby's, 13 December 1990, lot 294, to T. D'Arch Smith, with a facsimile example in the sale catalogue.

[Behn letter]

Autograph letter signed, to Jacob Tonson, [undated]. Late 17th century.

*BeA 53: Aphra Behn, Letter(s)

Formerly among Tonson papers belonging to W.R. Baker, at Bayfordbury, Hertfordshire. Christie's, 17 December 1907, lot 152, to Sotheran. Sotheby's, 17 March 1930, lot 183, to Maggs.

Recorded in HMC, 2nd Report (1871), Appendix, p. 70. Edited in Gentleman's Magazine, NS 5 (May 1836), 481-2, and (from a transcript made by Edmond Malone and owned by G. Thorn-Drury) in Summers, I, xlv-xlvi.

[Benger MS]

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, 94 quarto leaves (including fourteen pages of notes), in contemporary limp vellum. c.1596-1600s.

SpE 57: Edmund Spenser, A View of the Present State of Ireland

Frank B. Benger, Leatherhead, Surrey, sale catalogue 10 (1940s?), item 1. Later owned by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's, 12 June 1980 (Houghton sale, Part II), lot 441, to Clarke, with a facsimile of the first page in the sale catalogue as Plate 40, facing p. 116.

First published in Sir James Ware, The Historie of Ireland (Dublin, 1633). Variorum, Prose Works (ed. Rudolf Gottfried), pp. 39-231.

Spenser's authorship of this ‘View’ is generally accepted, especially in light of the comparable views about Ireland in The Faerie Queene. A cautionary note about authorship is sounded, however, in Jean R. Brink, ‘Constructing the View of the Present State of Ireland’, Spenser Studies, 11 (1994), 203-28; in her ‘Appropriating the Author of The Faerie Queene: The Attribution of the View of the Present State of Ireland and A Brief Note of Ireland to Edmund Spenser’, in Soundings of Things Done: Essays in Early Modern Literature in Honor of S.K. Heninger, Jr., ed. Peter E. Medine and Joseph Wittreich (Newark, Delaware, 1997), 93-136. See also, inter alia, Andrew Hadfield, ‘Certainties and Uncertainties: By Way of Response to Jean Brink’, Spenser Studies, 12 (1998), 197-202, and Jean R. Brink, ‘Spenser and the Irish Question: Reply to Andrew Hadfield’, Spenser Studies, 13 (1999), 265-6.

[Biathanatos volume]

Exemplum of the first edition, second issue (1648), with six MS corrections probably made in the printing house.

DnJ 4057: John Donne, Biathanatos

Formerly in the Oxford library of John Sparrow (1906-92), literary scholar and book collector.

Discussed, with facsimile examples, in John Sparrow, ‘Manuscript Corrections in the Two Issues of Donne's Biathanatos’, BC, 21 (Spring 1972), 29-32. Also discussed in Ernest Sullivan, ‘Authoritative Manuscript Corrections in Donne's Biathanatos’, SB, 28 (1975), 268-76.

First published in London, [1647]. Reprinted in facsimile, ed. J.W. Hebel (New York, 1930). Edited by Michael Rudick and M. Pabst Bettin (New York, 1982) and by Ernest W. Sullivan II (Newark, NJ, 1984).

[Blenheim MS]

Copy, folio. 17th century.

RaW 620: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Discourse of the Original and Fundamental Cause of Natural, Arbitrary, Necessary, and Unnatural War

Formerly among the MSS of the Duke of Marlborough, at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

Recorded in HMC, 8th Report (1881), Appendix, p. 25.

A tract beginning ‘The ordinary theme and argument of history is war...’. First published (in part), as ‘The Misery of Invasive Warre’, in Judicious and Select Essays and Observations (London 1650). Published complete in Three Discourses of Sir Walter Ralegh (London 1702). Works (1829), VIII, 253-97.

See also RaW 610.

[Bliss volume]

Autograph annotations and marginalia.

*HvG 95: Gabriel Harvey, Greverus, Jodocus. Secretum, et alani Philosophi Dicta de Lapide Philosophico, item alia nonnulla eiusdem materiae pleraque jam primum editio a Justo a Balbian (Leyden, 1599)

Later owned by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector. Sotheby's, 5 July 1858 (Bliss sale). Puttick & Simpson, 14 December 1893, lot 349.

Moore Smith, p. 86. Stern, p. 217 (as ‘wherabouts unknown’).

[Bloomsbury MS]

A small quarto commonplace book in English and Latin, in three hands, including 30 pages of proverbs, one item dated 1687, 57 pages, in 19th-century half-calf. Late 17th century.

Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 21 June 2001, lot 20.

[unspecified page numbers]

RoJ 337.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, A Satyr against Reason and Mankind (‘Were I (who to my cost already am)’)

Copy.

First published (lines 1-173) as a broadside, A Satyr against Mankind [London, 1679]. Complete, with supplementary lines 174-221 (beginning ‘All this with indignation have I hurled’) in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 94-101. Walker, pp. 91-7, as ‘Satyr’. Love, pp. 57-63.

The text also briefly discussed in Kristoffer F. Paulson, ‘A Question of Copy-Text: Rochester's “A Satyr against Reason and Mankind”’, N&Q, 217 (May 1972), 177-8. Some texts followed by one or other of three different ‘Answer’ poems (two sometimes ascribed to Edward Pococke or Mr Griffith and Thomas Lessey: see Vieth, Attribution, pp. 178-9).

[unspecified page numbers]

RoJ 604.6: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Upon Nothing (‘Nothing! thou elder brother even to Shade’)

Copy.

First published, as a broadside, [in London, 1679]. Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 118-20. Walker, pp. 62-4. Harold Love, ‘The Text of Rochester's “Upon Nothing”’, Centre for Bibliographical and Textual Studies, Monash University, Occasional Papers 1 (1985). Love, pp. 46-8.

[Bolles MS]

A miscellany. Compiled by Robert Bolles, second Baronet, of Scampton, and of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. c.1635-46.

T. Coxeter et al. sale catalogue, Osborn, 1748, item 15.

[unspecified pages]

ClJ 66: John Cleveland, The Kings Disguise (‘And why so coffin'd in this vile disguise’)

Copy.

First published in Character (1647). Morris & Withington, pp. 6-9.

[unspecified page numbers]

ClJ 64: John Cleveland, The Hue and Cry after Sir John Presbyter (‘With Hair in Characters, and Lugs in text’)

Copy.

First published as a separate, 1649. Morris & Withington, pp. 45-7.

[Boteler MS]

Copy, headed ‘Of a Lady’ and here beginning ‘A vertuous Lady sittinge in a muse’, in an oblong volume of cittern music compiled in part by the Bedfordshire Parliamentarian Sir William Boteler (d.1656). Mid-17th century.

HrJ 160.5: Sir John Harington, Of a Lady that left open her Cabbinett (‘A vertuose Lady sitting in a muse’)

Christie's, 2 April 1982, lot 4, to Richard McNutt.

First published in ‘Epigrammes’ appended to J[ohn] C[lapham], Alcilia, Philoparthens Louing Folly (London, 1613). McClure No. 404, p. 312. Kilroy, Book IV, No. 57, p. 231.

Bradfer-Lawrence MS 48

A volume of historical and legal tracts. c.1630.

Later owned by Harry Lawrence Bradfer Lawrence (1887-1965), Norfolk antiquary and manuscript collector. Formerly on temporary loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

item 1

RaW 384.8: Sir Walter Ralegh, An epitaph on the Earl of Leicester (‘Here lyes the noble warryor that never bludyed sword’)

Sometimes entitled Cecil's Commonwealth, this is doubtfully attributed to Ralegh, for it is cited in the pro-Catholic tract (probably by Richard Verstegan) A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles.

See E.A. Strathmann in MLN, 60 (1945), 111-14.

First published as introduced ‘...yet immediately after his [Leicester's] death, a friend of his bestowed vpon him this Epitaphe’ and beginning ‘Heere lies the woorthy warrier’, in Richard Verstegan, A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles (London, ‘1592’), p. 54, which is sometimes entitled Cecil's Commonwealth: see E.A. Strathmann in MLN, 60 (1945), 111-14. Listed but not printed in Latham, p. 172, who notes that the epitaph was quoted, from a text among William Drummond's papers, in Sir Walter Scott's Kenilworth (1821). Rudick, No. 46, p. 120.

ff. 308v-11v

CmW 82: William Camden, Of the Antiquity of Parliaments in England

Copy.

A tract beginning ‘That there were such like assemblies as parliaments now are, before the Romans arrival here...’. First published in Sir John Doddridge et al., The Several Opinions of Sundry Learned Antiquaries...touching...the High Court of Parliament in England (London, 1658). Hearne (1771), I, 303-6.

Bradfer-Lawrence MS 60

A document signed, covenanting to pay a share of the profits to Sir Arthur Ingram, 26 March 1617. 1617.

RaW 1023: Sir Walter Ralegh, Document(s)

Bradfer Lawrence MS 61

A folio volume of tracts apparently owned by Sir Walter Ralegh, 170 leaves, in 18th-century calf (rebacked). c.1611-15.

Bookplate of the Earl of Derby, Knowsley House, Merseyside. Christie's, 23 March 1954, lot 248, to Quaritch. Afterwards owned by Harry Lawrence Bradfer Lawrence (1887-1965), Norfolk antiquary and manuscript collector. Formerly on temporary loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Briefly described in Phyllis M. Giles, ‘A Handlist of the Bradfer-Lawrence manuscripts deposited on loan at the Fitzwilliam Museum’, Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 6, Part 2 (1973), 86-99 (p. 96).

The MS as a whole

*RaW 727: Sir Walter Ralegh, Miscellany

The volume comprises copies of various tracts on Spain and on political and military affairs, including several letters and works by Ralegh and (f, 135v) his proposal for an agreement with the Lords in 1611 for the voyage to Guiana, in three professional secretary hands, with a number of minor autograph annotations by Ralegh throughout.

See RaW 727.

ff. 99r-105r

RaW 648: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Discourse touching a Match between the Lady Elizabeth and the Prince of Piedmont

Copy.

A tract beginning ‘To obey commandment of my lord the prince, I have sent you my opinion of the match lately desired by the duke of Savoy...’. First published in The Interest of England with regard to Foreign Alliances, explained in two discourses: 1) Concerning a match propounded by the Savoyan, between the Lady Elizabeth and the Prince of Piedmont (London, 1750). Works (1829), VIII, 223-36. Ralegh's authorship is not certain.

ff. 105r-9v

RaW 621: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Discourse touching a Marriage between Prince Henry and a Daughter of Savoy

Copy.

A tract beginning ‘There is nobody that persuades our prince to match with Savoy, for any love to the person of the duke...’. First published in The Interest of England with regard to Foreign Alliances, explained in two discourses:...2) Touching a Marriage between Prince Henry of England and a Daughter of Savoy (London, 1750). Works (1829), VIII, 237-52. Ralegh's authorship is not certain.

ff. 136r-8v

*RaW 1000: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Copy of three letters by Ralegh, headed respectively in Ralegh's hand ‘A coppie of my letter to his Maiestie ano: 1607 concering Guiana’, ‘Coppie of my letter to Mr Secritarie Winwood in Julie, 1615’, and ‘Coppie of my letter to ye Treasorer Secyll. 1607’, the first letter also bearing Ralegh's autograph subscription ‘your M: humble vassall / WR:’ and the others also initialed by him ‘WR’.

ff. 139r-45v

RaW 1101: Sir Walter Ralegh, Observations touching Trade and Commerce with the Hollander

Copy, untitled, subscribed ‘John Keymer’.

A tract addressed to the monarch and beginning ‘According to my duty, I am emboldened to put your majesty in mind, that about fourteen or fifteen years past...’. First published, as by Sir Walter Ralegh, in London, 1653. Works (1829), VIII, 351-76.

Written by John Keymer (fl.1584-1622). See Adolf Buff, ‘Who is the author of the tract intitled “Some observations touching trade with the Hollander”?’, ES, 1 (1877), 187-212, and Lefranc (1968), p. 64.

ff. 146v-70v

*RaW 572: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Dialogue between a Counsellor of State and a Justice of the Peace

Copy, with a few minor autograph corrections and additions in the dedicatory epistle to King James.

A treatise, with a dedicatory epistle to James I beginning ‘Those that are suppressed and hopeless are commonly silent ...’, the dialogue beginning ‘Now, sir, what think you of Mr. St. John's trial in the Star-chamber?...’. First published as The Prerogative of Parliaments in England (‘Midelburge’ and ‘Hamburg’ [i.e. London], 1628). Works (1829), VIII, 151-221.

[Bradley Martin/ Gondibert]

Copy, untitled, inscribed on blank leaf A1 in an exemplum of the printed quarto edition of Davenant's Gondibert (London, 1651). c.1651.

DeJ 55.5: Sir John Denham, On Gondibert The Preface, being Published before the Booke was Written, Upon the Preface (‘Room Room for the best of Poets heroick’)

Sotheby's, New York, 30 April-1 May 1990 (H. Bradley Martin sale), lot 2749.

This volume, or else DeJ 55, possibly corresponds to the exemplum of Gondibert (1651) with ‘118 lines on the fly-leaf’ sold at Sotheby's, 19 November 1906 (sale of the Trentham Hall Library of the Duke of Sutherland), lot 461.

First published, as ‘Vpon the Preface’, in Certain Verses (1653), pp. 3-4. Banks, p. 313.

[Bradley Martin's Lycidas]

A single-word MS correction in the text of Lycidas (p. 22, line 9: ‘do’ altered to ‘use’), in a printed exemplum of Justa Edouardo King naufrago, ab amicis moerentibus, amoris (Cambridge, 1638). [1638?].

MnJ 16: John Milton, Lycidas (‘Yet once more, O ye Laurels, and once more’)

Sotheby's, New York, 1 May 1990 (H. Bradley Martin sale), lot 3053. Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 1132 (December 1990), item 68.

First published, among ‘Obsequies to the memorie of Mr. Edward King’, in Justa Edouardo King naufrago, ab amicis moerentibus, amoris (Cambridge, 1638). Poems (1645). Columbia, I, 76-83. Darbishire, II, 163-70. Carey & Fowler, pp. 232-54.

[Bradley Martin's Miscellaneous Poems]

A printed exemplum of Marvell's Miscellaneous Poems (London, 1681). c.1680s.

Later owned by Jerome Kern (1885-1945), musical theatre and film composer. Sotheby's, New York, 1 May 1990 (H. Bradley Martin sale), lot 3042.

p. 64

MaA 279: Andrew Marvell, Upon Blood's Attempt to Steal the Crown (‘When daring Blood, his rents to have regain'd’)

Copy, headed ‘On Blood's Stealing ye Crown, by A Marvel’.

First published as a separate poem in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1697). POAS, I, 78. Lord, p. 193. Smith, p. 414.

This poem also appears as lines 178-85 of The Loyal Scot (see MaA 191-8 and Margoliouth, I, 379, 384).

For the Latin version, which accompanies many of the MS texts, see MaA 85-97.

p. 115

MaA 280: Andrew Marvell, Upon Blood's Attempt to Steal the Crown (‘When daring Blood, his rents to have regain'd’)

Copy, headed ‘Mr Marvels Poem On Bloods Stealing ye Crown’.

Collated in Sotheby's sale catalogue 1 May 1990.

First published as a separate poem in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1697). POAS, I, 78. Lord, p. 193. Smith, p. 414.

This poem also appears as lines 178-85 of The Loyal Scot (see MaA 191-8 and Margoliouth, I, 379, 384).

For the Latin version, which accompanies many of the MS texts, see MaA 85-97.

[Braye MS 51]

A folio volume of state tracts and papers, in several professional secretary hands, 257 pages.

From the Braye Manuscripts, descending from John Browne (1608-91), Clerk of the Parliaments, whose daughter, Martha, married Sir Roger Cave, Bt, of Stanford Hall, Rugby, seat of successive Lords Braye.

A bound set of photocopies of this volume is in the Parliamentary Archives, BRY/51.

pp. 120-5, 249

CtR 437: Sir Robert Cotton, Sr Robert Cottons Speeche to his matie: on Sonday ye .3. of September at the Councell table aboute the alteracion of the moneys. 1626

Copy, headed ‘Certaine genall rules Collected concerning Money and Bullion out of the late Consultacon at Cort by Sr Robert Cotton kt and Barronett and deliuered to his Maty. at the Bord. 1626.’, incomplete. c.1626-30s.

Speech, beginning ‘Gold and silver haue a twofoeld estimacon in extrinsicke as they are moneyes...’, relating to Cotton's principal speech on coinage. Cottoni Posthuma (1651), pp. 303-7.

[Braye MS 79]

A folio volume of state tracts and papers, in a single professional secretary hand, a note on the last page dated ‘7. Nov. 1637’, 40 pages. Late 16th century.

From the collections of John Browne (1608-91), Clerk of the Parliaments. Inscribed (p. 1) ‘returned to Dr Browne of Twickenham’ and ‘Thomas [?]Aisley’.

A bound set of photocopies of this volume is in the Parliamentary Archives, BRY/79.

pp. 28-36

HoH 48: Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, A Copy of the last instructions which the Emperor Charles the Fifth gave to his son Philip before his death translated out of Spanish

Copy of only the dedication to Queen Elizabeth, headed ‘An Epistle dedicatory of ye Lo: Henry Howard in ye beginning of a booke called The Exhortations of Charles ye fift to his sonne King Phillipp vppon the yeilding vp the gouerment of his dominions to him. Translated out of Spanish by ye said Lo: and dedicated to her Matie: as followeth’, subscribed ‘Hen Howarde’.

An unpublished translation of a suppositious work, supposed (but unlikely) to be Charles V's instructions to his son Philip II, which was circulated in MS in 16th-century Europe and published in Spanish in Sandoval's Life of Charles V (1634). An Italian translation in MS was presented to James VI by Giacomo Castelvetro between 1591 and 1595 and is now in the National Library of Scotland (MS Adv. 23. I. 6): see The Works of William Fowler, ed. H.W. Meckle, James Craigie and John Purves, III, STS 3rd Ser. 23 (Edinburgh, 1940), pp. cxxvii-cxxx, and references cited in The Basilicon Doron of King James VI, ed. James Craigie, II, STS, 3rd Ser. 18 (Edinburgh, 1950), pp. 63-9. A quite different translation was published as The Advice of Charles the Fifth...to his Son Philip the Second (London, 1670).

Howard's translation, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth, was allegedly written when he had been more than twelve years out of the Queen's favour [? in the early 1590s]. The Dedication begins ‘If the faithful Cananite of whom we read in the holy writ...’; the main text begins ‘I have resolved (most dear son) to come now to the point...’, and ends ‘...to proceed in such a course as prayers may second your purposes. Sanctae Trinitati, &c.’

[Braye MS (unnumbered)]

Volume of state letters. 17th century.

Formerly among the Braye Manuscripts, descending from John Browne (1608-91), Clerk of the Parliaments, whose daughter Martha married Sir Roger Cave, Bt, of Stanford Hall, Rugby, seat of successive Lords Braye.

Recorded in HMC 15, 10th Report, Appendix VI (1887), p. 116.

f. 47v

HlJ 30: Joseph Hall, Episcopal Admonition, Sent in a Letter to the House of Commons, April 28, 1628

Copy.

See HlJ 17-30.

[Bright volume]

A printed exemplum containing Jonson's presentation inscription to a person whose name was later deleted. c.1616.

*JnB 755: Ben Jonson, Workes (1616)

Later owned by Benjamin Heywood Bright (1787-1843), book collector. Sotheby's, 3 March 1845 (Bright sale), lot 3223.

Britannia volume (I)]

Exemplum of the printed second edition of 1587, with Camden's Latin presentation inscription to Edward Bulkeley, prebendary of Lichfield, an octavo, in old calf rebacked. c.1587.

*CmW 13.185: William Camden, Britannia

Later owned by Eric Sexton, FSA, of Rockport, Maine. Christie's, 15 April 1981 (Sexton sale), lot 165, to Thorp.

First published in London, 1586, with additions in 1607 and successive editions.

[Britannia volume (II)]

Exemplum of the printed sixth edition of 1607, with Camden's autograph presentation inscription to Charles Howard (1536-1624), second Baron Howard of Effingham and first Earl of Norttingham, Admiral, 30 June 1616. 1616.

*CmW 13.187: William Camden, Britannia

Sotheby's, 27 April 1982, lot 313 (unsold).

First published in London, 1586, with additions in 1607 and successive editions.

[Brooks MS]

Copy. Late 17th century.

MaA 152: Andrew Marvell, A Dialogue between the Two Horses (‘Wee read in profane and Sacred records’)

Owned in 1963 by Cleanth Brooks (1906-94), American professor and literary critic.

This MS collated in POAS, I.

First published in The Second Part of the Collection of Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1689). Margoliouth, I, 208-13, as ‘probably Marvell's’. POAS, I, 274-83, as anonymous. Rejected from the canon by Lord.

[Brotherton Essex MS]

Copy. 17th century.

EsR 151: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, Apology

Owned before 1697 by Thomas Brotherton, of Hey, Lancashire.

Recorded in Edward Bernard, Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliæ et Hiberniæ, [ed. Humphrey Wanley] (Oxford, 1697).

First published, addressed to Anthony Bacon, as An Apologie of the Earle of Essex, against those which jealously and maliciously tax him to be the hinderer of the peace and quiet (London, [1600]), but immediately suppressed. Reprinted in 1603.

[Brotherton Sidney MS]

Copy. Copy, apparently headed ‘The Copy of a Letter written by Sir Philip Sidney to our late famous Queen Elizabeth touching her Marriage with Monsieur’. 17th century?

SiP 215.5: Sir Philip Sidney, A Letter to Queen Elizabeth touching her Marriage with Monsieur

Owned by Thomas Brotherton of Hey, Lancashire.

Recorded by Edward Bernard in Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliæ et Hiberniæ [ed. Humphrey Wanley] (Oxford, 1697).

First published in Scrinia Caeciliana: Mysteries of State & Government (London, 1663) and in Cabala: sive Scrinia Sacra (London, 1663). Feuillerat, III, 51-60. Duncan-Jones & Van Dorsten, pp. 46-57.

This work and its textual transmission discussed, with facsimile examples, in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), Chapter 4, pp. 109-46 (with most MSS catalogued as Nos 1-37, with comments on their textual tradition, in Appendix IV, pp. 274-80).

[Browne/Carter collection]

Collection of John Carter (1905-75), bibliographer and bookseller, relating to Sir Thomas Browne, including various proof and working exempla of the 1929 edition by W. A. Greenhill and his own 1932 and 1958 editions of Hydriotaphia and The Garden of Cyrus. c.1929-58.

BrT 64: Sir Thomas Browne, Editorial Papers

Sotheby's, 24 March 1976 (Carter sale), lots 18-20, variously to G.F. Sims and to Sanders of Oxford.

[Bryher MS]

Copy, 60 leaves paginated 1-116. Early-mid-17th century.

RaW 593: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Dialogue between a Counsellor of State and a Justice of the Peace

Formerly owned by Annie Winifred Bryher (née Ellerman, d.1983) and by the Ralegh scholar Agnes Latham (1905-96), Pickering, North Yorkshire.

A treatise, with a dedicatory epistle to James I beginning ‘Those that are suppressed and hopeless are commonly silent ...’, the dialogue beginning ‘Now, sir, what think you of Mr. St. John's trial in the Star-chamber?...’. First published as The Prerogative of Parliaments in England (‘Midelburge’ and ‘Hamburg’ [i.e. London], 1628). Works (1829), VIII, 151-221.

[Buccleuch MS]

Copy, in a miscellany. Mid-17th century.

CmT 203: Thomas Campion, ‘Hide not, sweetest Love, a sight so pleasing’

Owned in 1889 by the Duke of Buccleuch, Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfriesshire.

Edited from this MS in Bullen.

First published in The Works of Dr. Thomas Campion, ed. A. H. Bullen (London, 1889), p. 405. Davis, p. 481.

[Buckley MS]

MS, ‘finely written’, folio. 1710.

CgW 58.3: William Congreve, The Judgment of Paris: A Masque

Once owned by the Rev. W.E. Buckley. Sotheby's, 16 April 1894, lot 306.

First published in London, 1701. Summers, III, 79-86. Dobrée, pp. 187-95. McKenzie, II, 227-35.

[Bulgaria volume]

A printed exemplum allegedly belonging to Sir Thomas More with ‘numerous notes in his hand’. c.1527.

*MrT 51: Sir Thomas More, Theophilacti Archiepiscopi Bulgaria (1527)

Recorded by William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), bibliographer and writer, in his annotated exemplum of his A Roll of Honour (1908), p. 161, in the British Library (Cup.410.g.343).

[Bulstrode MS]

A commonplace book compiled by Whitelocke Bulstrode (1652-1724), administrator and writer. 1680-93.

Later in the library of J. Eliot Hodgkin, FSA (1829-1912), of Richmond, Surrey, engineer and book collector.

Recorded in HMC, 15th Report, Appendix II (1897), pp. 3 and 18 (where the poems by Rochester at the reverse end are erroneously attributed to Lord Rosebery).

[unspecified page numbers]

RoJ 542.5: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Tunbridge Wells (‘At five this morn, when Phoebus raised his head’)

Copy.

First published in Richard Head, Proteus Redivivus: or the Art of Wheedling (London, 1675). Vieth, pp. 73-80. Walker, pp. 69-74. Love, pp. 49-54.

[unspecified page numbers]

RoJ 604.8: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Upon Nothing (‘Nothing! thou elder brother even to Shade’)

Copy.

First published, as a broadside, [in London, 1679]. Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 118-20. Walker, pp. 62-4. Harold Love, ‘The Text of Rochester's “Upon Nothing”’, Centre for Bibliographical and Textual Studies, Monash University, Occasional Papers 1 (1985). Love, pp. 46-8.

[unspecified page numbers]

RoJ 8.8: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Against Marriage (‘Out of mere love and arrant devotion’)

Copy.

First published in Vieth (1968), p. 159. Walker, pp. 130-1, among ‘Poems Possibly by Rochester’. Love, pp. 40-1, as Of Marriage and beginning Out of Stark Love, and arrant Devotion.

[Burns MS (I)]

Copy, in a cursive hand, 63 folio pages, in modern half-morocco gilt. Early 17th century.

MrT 109: Sir Thomas More, William Roper's Life of Sir Thomas More

Inscribed ‘I lent this MS to Mr Hearne who published it at Oxon in 8o’. Later owned, and inscribed 26 August 1921, by the Rt. Hon. John Elliott Burns (1858-1943), labour leader and politician. Sotheby's, 14 March 1944 (Burns sale, second portion), lot 250

This MS used by Thomas Hearne (1676-1735), Oxford antiquary, for his Latin edition of Roper's Life of More (Oxford, 1716). Collated in Hitchcock, and briefly described (as ‘MS J’), pp. xv-xvi.

First published in London, 1626. Edited, as The Lyfe of Sir Thomas Moore, knighte, written by William Roper Esquire, by Elsie Vaughan Hitchcock (EETS, London, 1935).

[Burns MS (II)]

Copy, in a cursive hand, entitled ‘The Life and Death of Sr Thomas More knight sometymes Lord Chauncellor of England. Written by William Roper his Sonne in Lawe Anno domini 1535’, 64 quarto leaves, unfoliated, in modern morocco. Late 16th century.

MrT 110: Sir Thomas More, William Roper's Life of Sir Thomas More

Later owned by the Rt. Hon. John Elliott Burns (1858-1943), labour leader and politician. Sotheby's, 14 March 1944 (Burns sale, second portion), lot 249.

This MS collated in Hitchcock, and briefly described (as ‘MS B’) p. xvi.

First published in London, 1626. Edited, as The Lyfe of Sir Thomas Moore, knighte, written by William Roper Esquire, by Elsie Vaughan Hitchcock (EETS, London, 1935).

[Burns MS (III)]

A quarto volume of tracts, letters and religious poems, 146 leaves, in old calf gilt. Late 16th - early 17th century.

Sotheby's, 15 November 1926, lot 422A. Owned in 1932 by the Rt. Hon. John Burns: i.e. John Elliott Burns (1856-1943), labour leader and politician. Sotheby's, 14 March 1944 (Burns sale, second portion), lot 217, to Quaritch.

ff. 1r-99r

MrT 78: Sir Thomas More, Nicholas Harpsfield's Life of Sir Thomas More

Copy, in a cursive hand, imperfect.

This MS collated in Hitchcock & Chambers and briefly described, p. xx.

First published, edited by Elsie Vaughan Hitchcock and R.W. Chambers, as The life and death of Sr Thomas Moore. knight, sometymes Lord high Chancellor of England...by Nicholas Harpsfield (EETS, London, 1932).

[unspecified page numbers]

SoR 267.94: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, A Foure-fold Meditation: of the foure last things (‘O wretched man, which louest earthlie thinges’)

Copy.

First published, as ‘By R: S. The author of S. Peters complaint’, in London, 1606. The poem is more commonly ascribed to Philip Howard (1557-95), first Earl of Arundel, Catholic Saint, with whom Southwell was acquainted (see McDonald, pp. 6-7, 121-2). EV17760.

[Burton MS]

A document signed by Burton (‘Robt: Burton’) as witness on a deed poll from Bevil Wymberley and his wife Elizabeth, of Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, to Richard Broome, of Spalding, for lands in Spalding, ovellum, 15 August 1621. 1621.

*BuR 10: Robert Burton, Document(s)

Later owned by Roger Barrett, Chicago lawyer. Simon Finch, sale catalogue No. 35 (1998), item 20, with a facsimile example.

[Cabeck MS]

A miscellany, compiled chiefly by Valentine Cabeck, of Pembroke College, Cambridge. c.1680.

Owned in 1926 by C.W. Brodribb.

[unspecified page numbers]

CoR 750: Richard Corbett, Nonsence (‘Like to the thund'ring tone of unspoke speeches’)

Copy, headed ‘Sense’ and here beginning ‘Like to the silent tone...’.

Edited from this MS in C.W. Brodribb, ‘Bishop Corbet's “Nonsense”’, N&Q, 150 (6 February 1926), 97-8. Recorded in Bennett & Trevor-Roper, p. 162.

First published in Witts' Recreations Augmented (London, 1641). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 95-6.

[Calvin volume]

A printed exemplum inscribed on the title-page ‘Tho. More me possedit pretiu...’

*MrT 49: Sir Thomas More, Calvin, Jean. A Faythful and moste godly treatyse concernynge the most sacred sacrament of the blessed body and bloude of our sauiour Christ...translated into Englishe...by Myles Couerdale (London, [1549?])

Hodgson's, 16 November 1904, to Pearson.

This volume recorded in Mark English, ‘Lost Autographs of John Skelton, David Lyndsay, and Thomas More’, N&Q, 248 (December 2003), 385.

[Camden grant (I)]

An illuminated grant of arms, to Richard Couper, of Temple Elfont, Surrey, signed by Camden as Clarenceux King of Arms, 2 May 1600. 1600.

*CmW 195: William Camden, Document(s)

Christie's, 29 May 1986, lot 15, to Heraldry Today.

[Camden grant (II)]

An illuminated grant of arms, to Thomas Usher, signed by Camden as Clarenceux King of Arms, on vellum, 30 August 1613. 1613.

*CmW 196: William Camden, Document(s)

John Wilson's sale catalogue No. 63 (c.1990), item 36.

[Carew Chancery MS]

Copy, the last item in a folio volume of tracts on the Court of Chancery. 17th century.

BcF 252: Francis Bacon, Ordinances in Chancery

Later owned by Lieutenant-Colonel G.H.W. Carew of Crowcombe Court, Somerset.

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 372.

First published as Ordinances made by...Sir Francis Bacon Knight...being then Lord Chancellor For the better and more regular Administration of Iustice in the Chancery (London, 1642), beginning ‘No decree shall be reversed, altered, or explained, being once under the Great Seale...’. Spedding, VII, 755-74 (mentioning, on p. 757, having seen some ‘MSS and editions’ of this work but without specifying them or his copy-text).

[Carew Howard MS]

Copy, folio. Early 17th century?

HoH 87: Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, A dutiful defence of the lawful regiment of women

Formerly among the Carew family papers at Crowcombe Court, Taunton, Somerset. Sotheby's, 6 May 1903 (Crowcombe Court Library sale), lot 270, to Ridler.

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, pp. 373-4.

An unpublished answer to, and attack upon, John Knox's ‘railing invective’ against Mary Queen of Scots, First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (1558). Written, Howard claims in his Dedication, some thirteen years after he was asked to do so by a Privy Councillor [i.e. c.1585-90]. The Dedication to Queen Elizabeth beginning ‘It pricketh now fast upon the point of thirteen years (most excellent most gratious and most redoubted Soveraign...’; the main text, in three books, beginning ‘It may seem strange to men of grounded knowledge...’, and ending ‘...Sancta et individuae Trinitati sit omnis honor laus et gloria in secula seculorum. Amen.’

[Carew Quarto MS]

A quarto copy. 17th century.

ClE 43: Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, A shorte view of the State and condicon of the kingdome of Ireland from the year 1640 to this tyme

Later owned by Lieutenant-Colonel G.H.W. Carew of Crowcombe Court, Somerset.

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 373.

First published in Dublin, 1719-20. Published in London, 1720. Incorporated into the 1816, 1826 and 1849 editions of The History of the Rebellion. Reprinted as Vol. II of A Collection of Several Valuable Pieces of Clarendon (2 vols, London, 1727).

[Carlisle MS]

Copy, quarto.

CvG 48: George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey

Listed by Humfrey Wanley (in Bodleian, MS Gough Oxford 22) as a MS in ‘E. Carlisle's Bib. Angliæ 643.33. - 4to’: i.e. presumably in the library of Charles Howard (1669-1738), third Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland and Westmorland.

First published in George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey and Metrical Visions, ed. Samuel W. Singer, 2 vols (Chiswick, 1825). The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish, ed. Richard S. Sylvester, EETS, orig. ser. 243 (London, New York and Toronto, 1959).

[Casaubon volume]

Wotton's inscribed and signed exemplum of the printed edition.

*WoH 307: Sir Henry Wotton, Casaubon, Isaac. Ad Polybii historiarum (Paris, 1617)

Later in the Oxford library of John Sparrow (1906-92), literary scholar and book collector.

[Catullus, &c. volume]

Exemplum allegedly containing Bacon's signature. The authenticy of the signature cannot be confirmed, but the volume's association with Spedding suggests its likelihood. Late 16th century?

BcF 669: Francis Bacon, Catullus. Tibullus. Propertius. His accesserunt Corn. Galli fragmenta (Lyons, 1546)

Formerly owned by James Spedding (1808-81), literary editor and biographer, and later by Charles Kay Ogden (1889-1957), psychologist, linguist and book collector. Afterwards at University College London (Ogden A 303), but now untraced.

[Cavendish letter]

Autograph letter signed by Margaret Cavendish, to ‘Mons. Zealicen, secretaire a son Altesse, La Haye’ [? Chrystian Huygens], from Antwerp, 15 July 1660. 1660.

CvM 5: Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, Letter(s)

Richard Hatchwell, Malmesbury book dealer, in 2003.

[Chapman Masque]

MS. c.1619?

ChG 11.5: George Chapman, The Masque of the Twelve Months

Edited from this MS by Collier in 1848.

Written in 1619. First published, in a garbled format, by John Payne Collier in Vol. 39 of the Publications of the Shakspeare Society (1848). Edited from Collier's text, in rearranged form, in Martin Butler, ‘George Chapman's Masque of the Twelve Months (1619)’, ELR, 37/3 (Autumn 2007), 360-400.

[Chapman's Homer]

Autograph ten-line inscription, presenting the volume to Sir Henry Crofts. c.1609.

*ChG 24: George Chapman, Chapman, George. Homer, Prince of Poets, translated according to the Greeke in Twelve Books of his Iliads (London, [1609?])

Apparently once owned, or used, by John Payne Collier (1789-1883), literary scholar, editor and forger (? acquired from the Bridgewater library). Possibly later owned in 1933 by Frank Brewer Bemis (1861-1935), Boston banker and book collector.

The inscription is printed in Tannenbaum, p. 145, from the facsimile which appears in John Payne Collier, A Catalogue, Bibliographical and Critical, of Early English Literature (London, 1837), p. 53. The facsimile reproduced in Cummings, p. 223.

[Chapman's Iliads]

Autograph eight-line inscription, presenting the volume to Henry Jones. c.1611.

*ChG 26: George Chapman, Chapman, George. The Iliads of Homer Prince of Poets (London [1611])

Inscribed in 1796 by George Steevens (1736-1800), literary editor and scholar. Afterwards owned by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector; by Robert Stayner Holford, MP (1808-92), of Westonbirt, Gloucestershire, art collector; by Frank Brewer Bemis (1861-1935), Boston banker; and by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's 13 June 1979 (Houghton. sale Part I), lot 110, to Fleming. Sotheby's, New York, 9 November 1989 (Garden sale), lot 89. Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 1165, item 15.

Facsimile of the inscription in Christie's sale catalogue, Plate 16, and in Cummings, p. 227.

[Charles V MS]

Copy, complete with 32-page Dedication to the Queen, in two professional predominantly secretary hands, 255 quarto pages. c.1620s.

HoH 49: Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, A Copy of the last instructions which the Emperor Charles the Fifth gave to his son Philip before his death translated out of Spanish

Sotheby's, 13 December 1993, lot 287; 19 May 1994, lot 682; and 25 October 1994, lot 678, to Bradin T. Cormack, Stanford, California.

An unpublished translation of a suppositious work, supposed (but unlikely) to be Charles V's instructions to his son Philip II, which was circulated in MS in 16th-century Europe and published in Spanish in Sandoval's Life of Charles V (1634). An Italian translation in MS was presented to James VI by Giacomo Castelvetro between 1591 and 1595 and is now in the National Library of Scotland (MS Adv. 23. I. 6): see The Works of William Fowler, ed. H.W. Meckle, James Craigie and John Purves, III, STS 3rd Ser. 23 (Edinburgh, 1940), pp. cxxvii-cxxx, and references cited in The Basilicon Doron of King James VI, ed. James Craigie, II, STS, 3rd Ser. 18 (Edinburgh, 1950), pp. 63-9. A quite different translation was published as The Advice of Charles the Fifth...to his Son Philip the Second (London, 1670).

Howard's translation, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth, was allegedly written when he had been more than twelve years out of the Queen's favour [? in the early 1590s]. The Dedication begins ‘If the faithful Cananite of whom we read in the holy writ...’; the main text begins ‘I have resolved (most dear son) to come now to the point...’, and ends ‘...to proceed in such a course as prayers may second your purposes. Sanctae Trinitati, &c.’

[Chaucer volume (I)]

Copy of lines 147-58, here beginning ‘But yet in all this enterchaunge of all’, inscribed on sig. A6v of an exemplum of the Works of Chaucer printed by Thomas Petit (c.1545). Early 17th century.

DaS 20: Samuel Daniel, Musophilus (‘Fond man Musophilus, that thus dost spend’)

Owned in 1978 by A. G. Thomas, London bookseller.

First published in Poeticall Essayes (London, 1599). Grosart, I, 221-56 (p. 230). Sprague, pp. 65-98 (p. 73).

[Chaucer volume (II)]

Copy of a version of lines 339-44 of ‘The Proloug of the First Buke’, here beginning ‘O venerable Chaucer principall poet and peare’, inscribed in an exemplum of the fourth printed edition of Chaucer's Workes (1550). Mid-late 16th century.

DoG 3.5: Gavin Douglas, Virgil's Aeneid (‘Lawd, honour, praysyngis, thankis infynyte’)

Sotheby's, 12 December 2002, lot 179, to Bauman Rare Books, New York.

First published, as The xiii Bukes of Eneados of the famose Poete Virgill, London, 1553. Edited, as Virgil's Æneid Translated into Scottish Verse by Gavin Douglas, by David F.C. Coldwell, 4 vols, STS 3rd Ser. 30, 25, 27, 28 (Edinburgh & London, 1957-64).

[Chester MS]

A folio volume relating to Chester. 17th century?

Formerly owned by G.F. Wilbraham, of Delamere House.

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 416.

[unspecified page numbers]

BaJ 47: John Bale, Extracts

Notes from Bale's works.

[unspecified page numbers]

FxJ 1.18: John Foxe, Actes and Monuments

Extracts.

First published (complete) in London, 1563. Edited by Josiah Pratt, 8 vols (London, 1853-70).

[unspecified page numbers]

CmW 13.19: William Camden, Britannia

Extracts.

First published in London, 1586, with additions in 1607 and successive editions.

[Cholmondeley MS]

Copy, in a folio volume of legal tracts. 17th century.

BcF 97: Francis Bacon, Arguments of Law. The Arguments on the Jurisdiction of the Council of the Marches

Formerly among the MSS of Reginald Cholmondeley of Condover Hall, Shropshire.

Recorded in HMC, 5th Report (1876), Appendix, p. 338.

Spedding, VII, 567-611.

[Clarendon letter(s)]

Copy of the two letters, on nine quarto pages, dated from Montpelier, 3 April 1671. Late 17th century.

ClE 155: Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, Letters to the Duke of York and the Duchess of York

Sotheby's, 25 March 1974, lot 252, to A.G. Thomas.

Inscribed on the verso of the last leaf ‘W. Bowles’.

Letters by Clarendon to his daughter Anne (who died on 31 March 1671 before the letter arrived) and to her husband, the Duke of York (later James II), on the occasion of her conversion to Roman Catholicism. The original letters, which received particular attention by his contemporaries because of their subject matter, are not known to survive.

These were first published in Two Letters written by…Edward Earl of Clarendon…one to His Royal Highness the Duke of York, the other to the Dutchess, occasioned by her Embracing the Roman Catholic Religion (London, [1680?]) and were reprinted in State Tracts (1689), in An Appendix to the History of the Grand Rebellion (Oxford, 1724), pp. 313-24, and elsewhere.

[Clarendon MS (I)]

Copy of ‘From The Restoration of the Royal Family In the Year 1660, To his Banishment, In the Year 1667...A MS Continuation Of The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon...Copied from the Original Manuscript in his own Hand Writing’, in a neat professional hand (same as ClE 000), with some alterations in a second hand, 805 large folio pages. Early 18th century.

ClE 23.5: Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, The Life of Clarendon Written by Himself

Purchased in Pittsburgh, PA, in the 1850s. Later owned by David G. Waxman, of Estates of Mind Rare Books & Manuscripts, Great Neck, NY. Sotheby's, 19 July 1993, lot 205 (unsold), with a facsimile of the title-page in the sale catalogue.

When offered in the London Antiquarian Book Fair in June 1991 the MS was cited in TLS, 21 June 1991, p. 22.

First published in 3 vols, Oxford, 1759.

[Clarendon MS (II)]

Copy, in a professional hand, with a few corrections in another hand, 555 large folio pages, in contemporary calf. Early 18th century.

ClE 24.5: Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, Religion and Policy and the Countenance and Assistance each should give to the other

Bookplate of Stanley J. Keyes. Later owned by David G. Waxman, of Estates of Mind Rare Books & Manuscripts, Great Neck, NY. Sotheby's, 19 July 1993, lot 204 (unsold). Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 21 June 2001, lot 26 (unsold).

First published in 2 vols, Oxford, 1811.

[Clarendon MS (III)]

Copy.

ClE 90: Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, The Humble Petition and Address of Clarendon in 1667

Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 24 June 1993, lot 189.

Petition beginning ‘I cannot express the insupportable trouble and grief of mind I sustain...’. Published as To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament Assembled: The Humble Petition and Address of Clarendon, [in London, 1667?] and subsequently reprinted widely, sometimes under the title News from Dunkirk-house: or, Clarendon's Farewell to England Dec 3 1667.

[Clark MS]

Copy, transcribed from a printed edition by one James Clark of Glasgow. 1631.

LiD 8: Sir David Lindsay, The Historie of Squyer Meldrum (‘Quho that Antique Stories reidis’)

Later owned by John Pinkerton (1758-1826), by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector, and (in 1836) by J. Bohn.

Recorded in Hamer, IV, 12, and in Kinsley, p. 2.

First published [in Edinburgh, 1579-80?]. Hamer, I, 145-96. Edited by James Kinsley (London & Edinburgh, 1959).

[Clarke MS]

An octavo miscellany, in English and Latin in at least two hands. Inscribed ‘Tho: Clarkes Booke Sid[ney] Suss[ex]: Coll[ege, Cambridge] 1654’. c.1654.

Formerly in the library of the Earl of Macclesfield, Shirburn Castle, Oxfordshire.

[unspecified page number]

StW 1333.5: William Strode, A Lover to his Mistress (‘Ile tell you how the Rose did first grow redde’)

Copy, in a cursive hand, headed ‘An Answere to his ladye askenge why lillyes where so white and roses soe redd’.

First published, in Wits Recreations (London, 1640). Dobell, p. 48. Listed, without text, in Forey, p. 339.

[unspecified page number]

CwT 419.5: Thomas Carew, Lips and Eyes (‘In Celia's face a question did arise’)

Copy, in a predominantly italic hand.

First published in Poems (1640) and in Wits Recreations (London, 1640). Dunlap, p. 6.

[Cleveland Petition]

Copy.

ClJ 259: John Cleveland, Petition to the Protector

Sotheby's, 19 March 1852, lot 14, to Waller.

A petition to Cromwell dated [February ‘1656’]. Published in Poems, Characters, and Letters. By J. C. ([London], 1658). Clieveland Vindiciæ (London, 1677), pp. 142-6.

[Clifford letter]

Letter, possibly autograph, to an unspecified correspondent, with autograph subscription, signature (‘Anne Pembrooke’) and date (from ‘Bannardos Castell this 30 of Junne 1646’).

CdA 24: Lady Anne Clifford, Letter(s)

Later owned by John Thane (1747?-1818), manuscript and print dealer.

Facsimile of the subscription in Joseph Netherclift, Autograph Letters, Characteristic Extracts, and Signatures, from the Correspondence of Illustrious and Distinguished Women of Great Britain (London, 1838).

[Clifford MS (I)]

A couplet allegedly by Daniel quoted by Lady Anne Clifford (1590-1676) in an unspecified MS source (probably one of her memorandum books). Early 17th century?

DaS 14: Samuel Daniel, ‘From many noble Progenitors I hold’

Once among the papers of the Clifford family.

Edited from this MS in Williamson.

Edited in George C. Williamson, Lady Anne Clifford (Kendal, 1922), p. 206.

[Clifford MS (II)]

A letter, in the hand of an amanuensis, with Anne Clifford's autograph signature, date and subscription, to her ‘Noble Coson’ Sir Philip Mudgrave, on the first page of a pair of conjugate quarto leaves, addressed on the fourth page, from Burden Tower, Yorkshire, 2 June 1667.

*CdA 25: Lady Anne Clifford, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 13 December 1993, lot 243, to Grisenthwaite.

[Clifford MS (III)]

A copy of ‘An abridgement of the first (- third) great booke of Records in Skipton Castle...by Tim. Banks. To the Right Honble Mary, Countesse of Harold’. 18th century.

CdA 4: Lady Anne Clifford, The Great Books of Lady Anne Clifford

Formerly owned by the Leveson-Gower family, of Bill Hill, Berkshire.

Recorded in Lives of Lady Anne Clifford Countess of Dorset, Pembroke and Montgomery (1590-1676) and of her parents summarized by herself, ed. J.P. Gilson (London, Roxburghe Club, 1916), pp. xi-xii.

[Clifford Unidentified]

A portion of a page from a printed travel narrative, with copious marginal annotations in the rugged italic hand of Lady Anne Clifford. The printed text here beginning ‘There are also in this Countrey several sorts of Mineral Waters, very good against divers Diseases...’ and ending ‘...the Well is inclosed with a high wall, having at the’. Early-mid-17th century.

CdA 21: Lady Anne Clifford, Unidentified travel narrative

Inscribed by Thomas Raffles, 24 December 1837. Richard M. Ford, London bookseller, April 2002.

[Clifton volume]

Exemplum of the printed edition of 1607 with the text of the missing first two leaves and signature 0 supplied in MS. Early 17th century.

JnB 739: Ben Jonson, Volpone

Owned before 1937 by the Clifton Shakspere Society.

Recorded in Herford & Simpson, V, 7, and collated.

First published in London, 1607. Herford & Simpson, V, 1-137.

[Collier MS (I)]

Copy, headed ‘To Alexander Gill’ and here beginning ‘Doth the prosperity of a pardon still’, in a verse miscellany. 17th century?.

JnB 6: Ben Jonson, An Answer to Alexander Gil (‘Shall the prosperity of a Pardon still’)

Once owned by John Payne Collier (1789-1883), literary scholar, editor and forger.

Edited from this MS in John Payne Collier, An Old Man's Diary (London, 1871-2), part ii, p. 13, whence collated in Herford & Simpson.

First published in Wit and Drollery (London, 1656). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 410-11.

[Collier MS (II)]

A miscellany. Alleged by Collier to contain seventeen sonnets by William Alabaster, sermons by Donne, King, etc., and ‘a collection of miscellaneous poems, chiefly upon sacred subjects, collected in the reign of James I’. The sermons are possibly the ‘Merton MS’ (Bodleian, MS Eng. th. c. 71). The Alabaster and other poems are not identified, but the MS may have been genuine. 17th century.

Owned by John Payne Collier (1789-1883), literary scholar, editor and forger, who claims to have ‘lent the MS, to a clergyman’, when, in transit, ‘Alabaster's sonnets accidentally escaped’. The clergyman, who received only the sermons, was John Hannah (1818-88), archdeacon, schoolmaster and man of letters.

This MS, or MSS, discussed by Collier in his History of English Dramatic Poetry, 3 vols (London, 1831), II, 431-3, and in his Bibliographical and Critical Account of the Rarest Books, 2 vols (London, 1865), I, i*, and by Hannah in his edition of Henry King's Poems and Psalms (Oxford, 1843), p. xxx. See also Sonnets of William, Alabaster (1959), pp. xlvii-xlviii.

[unspecified page numbers]

AlW 47: William Alabaster, Upon St. Augustine's Meditations (‘When to the closet of thy prayers divine’)

Copy.

Edited allegedly from this MS in Collier, History.

First published in J.P. Collier, A History of English Dramatic Poetry, 3 vols (London, 1831), II, 431-3. Sonnets, p. 19 (No. 35).

[unspecified page numbers]

AlW 72: William Alabaster, Of His Conversion (‘Away, fear, with thy projects, no false fire’)

Copy.

Edited allegedly from this MS in Collier, History, whence collated in Sonnets.

First published (with errors) in J.P. Collier, A History of English Dramatic Poetry (London, 1831), II, 431-3. Sonnets, p. 26 (No. 46).

[Congreve document (II)]

A receipt for a South Sea dividend, signed by Congreve, March 1717. 1717.

*CgW 124: William Congreve, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 26 October 1916, Lot 105, to Tregaskis.

[Congreve document (III)]

A receipt, signed by Congreve, 17 October 1718.

*CgW 129: William Congreve, Document(s)

Recorded in the catalogue of the R.B. Adam Library (1929), III, 70. Subsequently in the collection of Donald and Mary Hyde (Lady Eccles).

[Congreve document (IV)]

A receipt to John Warner & Co, signed by Congreve, December 1719. 1719.

*CgW 131: William Congreve, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 25 July 1978, lot 363, and 14 March 1979, lot 327. Maggs's sale catalogues No. 1021 (1981), item 43, and No. 1126 (August 1991), item 48.

[Congreve document (V)]

Receipt, signed by Congreve, 29 March 1720. 1720.

*CgW 132: William Congreve, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 11 March 1908, lot 343, to Scott.

[Congreve document (VI)]

An authorization for Thomas Snow to receive Congreve's latest dividend on South Sea stock, 9 July 1722. 1722.

*CgW 138: William Congreve, Document(s)

Laid in a printed exemplum of Congreve's Works (3 vols, London, 1761), sold at Sotheby's, New York, 14 December 1988, lot 73.

[Congreve document (VII)]

A receipt for South Sea dividends, signed by Congreve, 27 November 1724. 1724.

*CgW 141: William Congreve, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 29 October 1962, lot 227, to Hamilton.

[Congreve document (VIII)]

A receipt to John Warner & Co, signed by Congreve, December 1724. 1724.

*CgW 142: William Congreve, Document(s)

Owned in 1964 by Samuel Loveman, Bodley Book Shop, New York.

Recorded in Hodges, Letters, p. x.

[Congreve document (IX)]

An Exchequer warrant, signed by Congreve, 30 March 1727.

*CgW 144: William Congreve, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 23 April 1923, lot 188, to Manning.

[Congreve document (X)]

An Exchequer warrant, signed by Congreve, 6 April 1727. 1727.

*CgW 145: William Congreve, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 20 November 1903, lot 279, to Barker. Possibly the same document sold at Sotheby's, 19 February 1930, lot 402, to Dobell.

[Congreve letter (II)]

Autograph letter signed, to Joseph Keally, from London, 2 March 1707[/8]. 1708.

*CgW 92: William Congreve, Letter(s)

Owned in December 1989 by Clive Farahar & Sophie Dupré, booksellers, Calne, Wiltshire.

Berkeley, pp. 355-7. Hodges, No. 30. McKenzie, III, 169-70 (Letter 40).

[Congreve letter (III)]

Autograph letter signed, to Joseph Keally, from Richmond, 6 June [1710]. 1710.

*CgW 96: William Congreve, Letter(s)

Owned in December 1989 by Clive Farahar & Sophie Dupré, booksellers, Calne, Wiltshire.

Berkeley, pp. 371-2. Hodges, No. 39. McKenzie, III, 175 (Letter 49).

[Congreve letter (IIIIa)]

Autograph letter signed (‘WC’), to Joseph Keally, from London, 10 August 1710. 1710.

CgW 96.5: William Congreve, Letter(s)

Bonhams, 22 November 2011, lot 221, with a facsimile in the sale catalogue.

McKenzie, III, 175 (Letter 50).

[Congreve letter (IV)]

Autograph letter signed, to John Palstock, 10 February 1722/3. 1723.

*CgW 109: William Congreve, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 18 July 1991, lot 175, to ‘Henry’, with a facsimile in the sale catalogue.

[Corrected Lycidas]

Allegedly ‘two manuscript corrections in the text of “Lycidas” which certainly appear to be in the handwriting of Milton’, in a large paper printed exemplum of Justa Edouardo King naufrago, ab amicis moerentibus, amoris (Cambridge, 1638). [1638?].

*MnJ 15: John Milton, Lycidas (‘Yet once more, O ye Laurels, and once more’)

William H. Robinson's sale catalogues No. 65 (1938), item 80, with a facsimile of an opening (but not showing MS corrections), and No. 73 (1941), item 313, with a facsimile of the title-page.

The MS ‘corrections’ were compared in 1938 with those in MnJ 12 by A.W. Pollard. Recorded in LR, I, 355.

First published, among ‘Obsequies to the memorie of Mr. Edward King’, in Justa Edouardo King naufrago, ab amicis moerentibus, amoris (Cambridge, 1638). Poems (1645). Columbia, I, 76-83. Darbishire, II, 163-70. Carey & Fowler, pp. 232-54.

[Corrected Samson Agonistes]

Copy, apparently contemporary, with ‘corrections’, embodying a variant version of at least lines 1532-3, alleged improbably to bear corrections in (the blind) Milton's own hand. Sotheby's, 11-14 December 1865, lot 702. Late 17th century?

MnJ 65: John Milton, Samson Agonistes

Recorded in Gentleman's Magazine, 3rd Ser. 2 (September 1866), 332, as having been ‘recently’ discussed in the Pall Mall Gazette and sold at Sotheby's: see Columbia, XVIII, 644.

First published in London, 1671. Columbia, I, Part 2, 330-99. Darbishire, II, 59-109. Carey & Fowler, pp. 330-402.

[Cotton/Aleman]

An exemplum signed by Cotton on the title-page and at the end and also by Catherine Cotton (‘given me by my deare father’). Late 17th century.

*CnC 164: Charles Cotton, [Aleman, Mateo]. The Rogue: or, The Life of Guzman de Alfarache, [trans. James Mabbe] (Oxford, 1630)

Later in the library of John Buxton (1912-89), Reader in English Literature, Oxford University. Phillip J. Pirages's sale catalogue (1988), item 166.

[Cotton/Amyraut]

A printed exemplum signed by Cotton. Late 17th century.

*CnC 165: Charles Cotton, Amyraut, Moyse. La Vie de Francois, Seigneur de la Nouë, dit Bras-de-Fer (Leiden, 1661)

Later owned by G. M. Smith. Puttick & Simpson, 30 July 1849, lot 357, and 30 January 1850, lot 275.

[Cotton/Bale MS]

Volume of collections, at least partly autograph. Early 16th century?

*BaJ 14: John Bale, Collectiones

Formerly in the library of Sir Robert Cotton (1571-1631), with his shelfmark Vitellius D. IV. No longer among the Cotton MSS (in the British Library) and probably destroyed, with many of the Cotton MSS, in a fire in 1731. Extracts from Cotton MSS made by George Harbin (c.1665-1744), historical writer and librarian, now at the University of Kansas (MS C63), do not include this MS.

Discussed in McCusker (1942), pp. 102-3.

Unpublished.

[Cotton/B&F]

An exemplum with Cotton's ‘Autograph and MS corrections’. c.1679.

*CnC 166: Charles Cotton, Beaumont. Francis, and Fletcher, John. Fifty Comedies and Tragedies (London, 1679)

Thomas Rodd's sale catalogue (1836), part ii, item 3674.

[Cotton/Bible]

An exemplum inscribed ‘This booke was given me by my very deare friend Mr Izaak Walton. August ye 22d 1663. Charles Cotton’. c.1663.

*CnC 167: Charles Cotton, La Bible qui est Toute la Saincte Escriture du Vieil et du Nouveau Testament (Geneva, 1608)

Unidentified sale catalogue, 1911.

[Cotton/Brathwait]

An exemplum with ‘Autograph of Charles Cotton…at the end’. Late 17th century.

*CnC 168: Charles Cotton, Brathwait (Richard). A Comment upon the Two Tales of…Sr Jeffray Chaucer…the Miller's Tale, and the Wife of Bath (London, 1665)

Sotheby's, 3 March 1845, lot 681, to ‘Anderton’ [i.e. J. L. Anderdon].

[Cotton/Caius]

Cotton's alleged exemplum. Mid-late 17th century.

CnC 170: Charles Cotton, Caius, John. Assertio antiquitatis Oxoniensis Academiae (London, [1574])

Thomas Rodd's sale catalogue (1839), item 3628.

[Cotton/Cleveland]

An exemplum with ‘autograph of Charles Cotton’. Late 17th century.

*CnC 171: Charles Cotton, Cleveland, John. John Cleveland Revived (London, 1659)

Undated sale catalogue of Joseph Lilly (d.1870), ‘Bibliotheca curiosa’, p. 26. In the library of William Horatio Crawford, of Lakelands, Cork, book collector. Sotheby's, 12 March 1891 (Crawford sale), lot 772, to Pickering.

Recorded in W.C. Hazlitt, ‘Three Book-Collectors’, The Antiquary, 37 (1901), 88-9; in Turner, p. 445 et seq.; in Dust, p. 20; and in Parks, p. 29.

[Cotton/Cotgrave]

An exemplum signed by Cotton on the fly-leaf and copiously annotated throughout. Mid-late 17th century.

*CnC 172: Charles Cotton, Cotgrave, Randle. Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues (London, 1650)

Sotheby's, 7 July 1845, lot 358, to Cotton.

Recorded by W.C. Hazlitt in N&Q, 2nd Ser. 11 (13 April 1861), 286, and in The Antiquary, 37 (1901), 89. Also recorded in Turner, p. 445 et seq.; in Dust, p. 20; and in Parks, pp. 15, 29.

[Cotton/Davenant]

An exemplum inscribed by Davenant, on 19 December 1651, to ‘Charles Cotton Esquire’ [i.e. the Elder, d.1658] and probably retained by Cotton the poet, who wrote verses to Davenant relating to this work.

*CnC 173: Charles Cotton, Davenant, Sir William. Gondibert (London, 1651)

Later owned by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's, 14 June 1979 (Houghton sale), lot 161, to Borg.

Discussed in Alvin I. Dust, ‘The Seventh and Last Canto of Gondibert and Two Dedicatory Poems’, JEGP, 60 (1961), 282-5.

[Cotton/Davies]

An exemplum ‘with the autograph signature of Charles Cotton, the angler’. Mid-late 17th century.

*CnC 176: Charles Cotton, Davies, Sir John, A Discoverie of the State of Ireland ([London], 1613)

Later owned by John Dunn Gardner, MP (1811-1903). Sotheby's, 8 July 1854 (Gardner sale), lot 622, to Lilly.

[Cotton Dictionary

An exemplum allegedly ‘having on the title an autograph of one of the family of Cromwell, Earl of Ardglass, whose widow became Cotton's second wife; and on the fly-leaf the following presentation in Cotton's handwriting “Liber Thomae Suttoni Donum Caroli Cottoni Arm.”’. and Mid-late 17th century.

*CnC 178: Charles Cotton, A Dictionary of the French and Latin Languages

Later owned by Thomas Bateman (1821-61).

Recorded by Bateman in ‘Notes on a Few of the Old Libraries of Derbyshire, and their existing Remains’, The Reliquary, 1 (January 1861), 167-74 (p. 169). Also recorded in Turner, p. 445, et seq.; in Dust, p. 20; and in Parks, p. 31.

[Cotton/Fanshawe]

An exemplum inscribed by Fanshawe to Cotton. Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 15 November 1978, lot 44, with a facsimile of the inscription in the sale catalogue. c.1655.

*CnC 180: Charles Cotton, Fanshawe, Sir Richard. The Lusiad, or, Portugals Historicall Poem [trans. from Luis de Camoens] (London, 1655)

[Cotton inscription]

A folio page inscribed by Cotton ‘Present this to the honor'd Colonell Beaumont from the humblest of his servants Charles Cotton’. Mid-late 17th century.

*CnC 160.5: Charles Cotton, Inscription(s)

Puttick & Simpson, 9 December 1857, lot 435, to Smith.

[Cotton letter (I)]

Letter, probably autograph and signed by Cotton, to [John Ferrers] (‘Noble Cosen’), [from Beresford], 18 February [1657]. This letter was transcribed in the 19th century in the selective transcript of the Derby MS now in Derby Central Library (8469) (see above). The transcriber notes: ‘The preceding Letter in Cotton's own handwriting was sent me by J. E. Blake Esq. 14. Essex Street Strand, (in the year 1834) who inserted it as an illustration in his Copy of the Compleat Angler by Walton & Cotton. He discovered both that & the Answer, in searching among ancient Deeds belonging to the late Marquis of Townshend [descendant of the Ferrers family], which were brought from Tamworth Castle’. The text of this transcript is given in Turner, pp. 70-1. 1647.

CnC 147: Charles Cotton, Letter(s)

Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 30 October 1950 (Oliver R. Barrett sale), lot 274.

This letter was transcribed in the 19th century in the selective transcript of the Derby MS now in Derby Central Library (8469). The copyist notes: ‘The preceding Letter in Cotton's own handwriting was sent me by J. E. Blake Esq. 14. Essex Street Strand, (in the year 1834) who inserted it as an illustration in his Copy of the Compleat Angler by Walton & Cotton. He discovered both that & the Answer, in searching among ancient Deeds belonging to the late Marquis of Townshend [descendant of the Ferrers family], which were brought from Tamworth Castle’. The text of this transcript is given in Turner, pp. 70-1

[Cotton letter(II)]

Letter by Cotton, to Izaak Walton, date unknown. Mid-late 17th century.

CnC 150: Charles Cotton, Letter(s)

Once owned by Samuel Bagster, who wrote to Sir Henry Ellis about it on 25 October 1848, enclosing a rough transcript (see Parks, pp. 30-1). He described it as being ‘in perfect preservation’ and as having on the back ‘a page of a sermon in the handwriting of Mr. Walton Junr’. Bagster's letter to Ellis is now in the British Library (among Ellis's collections relating to his edition of The Complete Angler: Add. MS 41313, ff. 67-8v), but without the transcript of Cotton's letter originally accompanying it. The letter might, conceivably be the original of his well-known letter to Walton of 10 March 1675/6, which prefaces Part II of The Compleat Angler (5th edition, London, 1676) (see Nicolas, II, 323-4).

[Cotton/Lloyd]

An exemplum with ‘Autograph of Charles Cotton on Title’. Late 17th century.

*CnC 184: Charles Cotton, [Lloyd, David]. The States-Men and Favourites of England (London, 1665)

Later owned by John Gerard Heckscher (1837-1908), New York book collector. Merwin-Clayton Sales Company, New York, 2-5 February 1909 (Heckscher sale), lot 514.

Recorded in Parks, p. 32.

[Cotton/Montaigne]

An exemplum inscribed by Cotton to Thomas West.

*CnC 155: Charles Cotton, Cotton, Charles. Essays of Michael, Seigneur de Montaigne (London, 1685-6)

Lilly's sale catalogue, 1881, item ‘Montaigne’.

[Cotton/More]

An exemplum with ‘autograph signatures of Charles Cotton at the beginning and end, and of his daughter Katherine upon the title’.

*CnC 187: Charles Cotton, More, Cresacre. The Life and Death of Sir Thomas Moore [Douai, c.1626]

Later owned by Thomas Bateman (1821-61). Sotheby's, 25 May 1893, lot 1346, to Kender.

Recorded by Bateman in ‘Notes on a Few of the Old Libraries of Derbyshire, and their existing Remains’, The Reliquary, 1 (January 1861), 167-74 (p. 169). Recorded in Turner, p. 445 et seq.; in Dust, p. 21; and in Parks, p. 32.

[Cotton/Pinto]

An exemplum with ‘autograph of Charles Cotton …at p. 1193’. Mid-late 17th century.

*CnC 186: Charles Cotton, Mendes Pinto, Fernando. Les voyages…traduicts…par…B. Figuier (Paris, 1628)

Edward Jeans sale catalogue, Norwich, 1860, item 3730. Puttick & Simpson, 11 June 1863, lot 1301, to Lonsdale.

[Cotton/Rea]

An exemplum signed by Cotton, with a six-line poem on the flyleaf in another hand. Late 17th century.

*CnC 191: Charles Cotton, Rea, John. Flora: seu, De Florum Cultura. Or, A Compete Florilege (London, 1665)

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 937 (Autumn 1971), item 24.

[Cotton/Sandys]

An exemplum with ‘the autograph’ on the title-page ‘Charles Cotton ex dono Richardi Marriot, Bibl.’ Mid-late 17th century.

*CnC 193: Charles Cotton, Sandys, George. Christ's Passion [trans. from Hugo Grotius] (London, 1640)

Sotheby's, 20 December 1838 (H.S. Cotton sale), lot 84, to [J.L.] Anderdon.

Recorded in Parks, p. 32.

[Cotton/Scarronides]

An exemplum of the printed London edition of 1670, inscribed by Cotton to Robert Vaughan. c.1670.

*CnC 158.5: Charles Cotton, Cotton, Charles. Scarronides

Formerly in Derby Central Library, but now untraced.

Recorded in Turner, p. 347, and thence in Dust, p. 21.

[Cotton/Tate]

Cotton's exemplum. Late 17th century.

CnC 198: Charles Cotton, Tate, Nahum. Poems (London, 1677)

Recorded by W.C. Hazlitt in his annotated exemplum of his own A Roll of Honour (London, 1908) in the British Library (Cup. 410. g. 343), p. 49.

[Cotton/Taylor]

An exemplum signed on the title-page by Charles Cotton, by his son Beresford, and by his eldest daughter Jane, and on the lower flyleaf by his youngest daughter Olive (‘Olivia’). Mid-late 17th century.

*CnC 199: Charles Cotton, Taylor, John. All the Workes of Iohn Taylor the Water-Poet (London, 1630)

Recorded as ‘From the library of the Marquis of Hastings’. Once owned by Henry Huth (1815-78), book collector. Sotheby's, 8 July 1919 (Huth sale), lot 7240, to F. Edwards. Sotheby's, 24 February 2000, lot 21, to Christopher Edwards, with a facsimile of the inscribed title-page in the sale catalogue.

Recorded in W.C. Hazlitt, Confessions of a Collector (London, 1897), p. 105; in Turner, p. 445 et seq.; in Dust, p. 21; and in Parks, p. 33.

[Cotton/Vere]

A printed exemplum, inscribed by Cotton.

CnC 200: Charles Cotton, Vere, Sir Francis. Commentaries (1657)

Willis & Sotheran's sale catalogue for 1859, item 8940.

[Cotton/Walton (I)]

An exemplum which ‘supposedly belonged to…Charles Cotton. On pages 7 and 107 are marginal notes in Cotton's own hand’. Late 17th century.

*CnC 202: Charles Cotton, Walton, Izaak. The Life of Mr. Richard Hooker (London, 1665)

Charles W. Traylen's sale catalogue No. 90 (1980), item 254.

Recorded in Parks, p. 33.

[Cotton/Walton (II)]

A printed exemplum inscribed by Catherine Cotton as having been given to her by her father. c.1675.

CnC 203: Charles Cotton, Walton, Izaak. The Lives ofDr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, 4th edition (London, 1675)

Later owned by William Pickering (1796-1854), publisher. Sotheby's, 12 August 1854 (Pickering sale), lot 3662, to Lilly.

[Cotton/Webb]

An exemplum signed by Cotton on a flyleaf. Late 17th century.

*CnC 204: Charles Cotton, Webb, John. A Vindication of Stone-Heng Restored (London, 1665)

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 735 (1944), item 136.

[Cotton/Wonders]

An exemplum inscribed by Cotton to William (‘Gui.’) Wakefield, 1686. 1686.

*CnC 159.5: Charles Cotton, Cotton, Charles. The Wonders of the Peake (London, 1683)

Sotheby's, 20 December 1838 (H. S. Cotton sale), lot 74, to Pickering.

Recorded in Parks, p. 31.

[Cowley/Brett]

Cowley's small quarto exemplum, with his inscription on the title-page ‘Abraham Cowley, 1666’. 1666.

*CoA 210: Abraham Cowley, Brett, Arthur. The Restauration, or a Poem on the Return of the most mighty and ever glorious Prince Charles the II to his Kingdoms (1660)

Pickering & Chatto's A Catalogue of Old and Rare Books (c.1910?), item 628.

[Cowley/Hyde]

Autograph letter signed, to John Evelyn, from Chertsey, 13 May 1667.

*CoA 251: Abraham Cowley, Letter(s)

Later owned by Robert Borthwick Adam (1863-1940), American book collector. Thence to the collection of Donald and Mary Hyde (Lady Eccles), L.6.68.

Edited in Memoirs illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, ed. William Bray, 2 vols (London, 1818), II, 229. Reprinted in Grosart, I, lxxvii-lxxviii.

[Cowley/Lindsay]

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, frpm Paris, 21 January ‘1650’. 1650/1.

*CoA 231: Abraham Cowley, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 13 April 1905, lot 71, to Lindsay.

[Cowley/Maggs (I)]

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 14 December 1649. 1649.

*CoA 221: Abraham Cowley, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 26 July 1938, lot 425, to Maggs.

[Cowley/Maggs (II)]

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 8 January ‘1650’. 1650/1.

*CoA 229: Abraham Cowley, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 25 July 1938, lot 425, to Maggs.

[Cowley/Maggs (III)]

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 15 January ‘1650’. 1650/1.

*CoA 230: Abraham Cowley, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 25 July 1938, lot 425, to Maggs.

[Cowley/Maggs (IV)]

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 29 January ‘1650’. 1650/1.

*CoA 232: Abraham Cowley, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 13 April 1905, lot 77, to Maggs.

[Cowley/Maggs (V)]

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 5 February ‘1650’. 1650/1.

*CoA 234: Abraham Cowley, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 25 July 1938, lot 425, to Maggs.

[Cowley/Maggs (VI)]

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 11 June 1650. 1650.

*CoA 226: Abraham Cowley, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 25 July 1938, lot 425, to Maggs.

[Cowley/Sabin (I)]

Autograph letter signed, to Robert Long, from Paris, 18 December 1649. 1649.

*CoA 222: Abraham Cowley, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 13 April 1905, lot 48, to Sabin.

[Cowley/Sabin (II)]

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 29 April 1650. 1650.

*CoA 224: Abraham Cowley, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 13 April 1905, lot 108, to Sabin.

[Cowley/Sabin (III)]

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, [from Paris], 28 May 1650. 1650.

*CoA 225: Abraham Cowley, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 13 April 1905, lot 119, to Sabin.

[Cowley/Wadmore]

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Robert Long, from Paris, 25 January ‘1650’. 1650/1.

*CoA 233: Abraham Cowley, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 18 December 1905, lot 242, to Wadmore.

[Cox MS]

Autograph calligraphic MS, almost entirely on rectos only, 67 leaves (49 x 75 mm.), in contemporary calf gilt. A presentation MS to John Spottiswood (1565-1639), Archbishop of St Andrews, with a Dedication to him, in a small roman script throughout, with little decoration. 1616.

*InE 23: Esther Inglis, [Octonaires de la Roche Chandieu] Les Cinquante Octonaires sur la Vanité et Inconstance du Monde, Escrits à Lislebourg par Esther Inglis, 1616

Later owned by Elizabeth Sharp and in 1963 by G. S. Cox, in the Channel Islands.

Scott-Elliot & Yeo, No. 49 (p. 77).

Verse ‘Octonaires’ in French by Antoine de la Roche Chandieu (1534-91), first published in Paris, 1586. With two lines of Greek by Palladas and four lines of Latin before the Dedication.

[Crane MS]

Copy, 40 pages (127 x 90 mm.).

CtR 427: Sir Robert Cotton, A Short View of the Long Life and Reign of Henry the Third, King of England

Owned in 1799 by Thomas Crane, Minister of St Olave's, Chester (bookplate and inscription). Bookplate of Robert Offley Ashburton Milnes, afterwards Crewe- Milnes (1858-1945), first Marquess of Crewe. Christie's, 26 November 1997, lot 74.

Treatise, written c.1614 and ‘Presented to King James’, beginning ‘Wearied with the lingering calamities of Civil Arms...’. First published in London, 1627. Cottoni posthuma (1651), at the end (i + pp. 1-27).

[Craven MSS]

Miscellaneous papers. Late 17th century.

Descended from the family of William, Earl of Craven (1606-97).

[unnumbered item]

DrJ 43.6: John Dryden, An Epitaph on the Lady Whitmore (‘Fair, Kind, and True, a Treasure each alone’)

Copy, subscribed ‘Epitaph On ye Lady Whitmore: obitt’ and further subscribed ‘Jo: Dryden. Esqr: Poet & Laureat’, on a single small leaf.

First published in Examen Poeticum (London, 1693). Kinsley, II, 845. Hammond, III, 243-4.

[unnumbered item]

PsK 431: Katherine Philips, To my Lord Arch:Bishop of Canterbury his Grace 1664 (‘That private shade, wherein my Muse was bred’)

Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘To my Lord Bishop of Canterbury his Grace’, on the first two pages of a pair of conjugate folio leaves, docketed ‘Entered’, and endorsed ‘Mrs Philips her Verses to my Lord of Canterbury1664’.

First published, as ‘To his Grace Gilbert Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, July 10. 1664’, in Poems (1667), pp. 166-8. Saintsbury, pp. 600-1. Thomas, I, 239-40, poem 116.

[Crowcombe MS]

A folio volume of state papers. 17th century.

Later owned by Lieutenant-Colonel G. H. W. Carew of Crowcombe Court, Somerset. Sotheby's, 6 May, 1903 (Carew sale), lot 312, to Cotton.

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 372.

between pp. 262 and 283

BcF 165: Francis Bacon, A Confession of Faith

Copy.

First published in London, 1641. Spedding, VII, 217-26.

between pp. 262 and 283

BcF 259: Francis Bacon, A Prayer, or Psalm

Copy.

First published in Remaines (London, 1648). Spedding, XIV, 229-31.

[Cunningham volum

An exemplum of Waller's printed octavo Poems (London, 1664), with ‘twenty-four pages of closely written manuscript additions’, comprising five poems by Waller and additional lines for a sixth. Late 17th century?.

Once owned by Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Cunningham (1820-75), field engineer in the Madras Army (retired 1861) and afterwards editor of, and commentator on, Ben Jonson, Marlowe and Massinger. Cunningham's library was dispersed at Sotheby's, 17-21 July 1876, but no mention of this volume is made in the sale catalogue.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993), as the ‘Cunningham Volume’: WaE Δ 18. The volume is briefly discussed by Cunningham in ‘Waller's Poems’, N&Q, 3rd Ser. 9 (10 March 1866), 192-3.

[unspecified page numbers]

WaE 107: Edmund Waller, Instructions to a Painter (‘First draw the sea, that portion which between’)

Copy, headed ‘Instructions to a Painter for the drawing of a Picture of the State and Posture of the English Forces at Sea under the Command of His Highness Royal in the conclusion of the Year 1664’.

First published as a broadside (London, 1665). Poems, ‘Third’ edition (London, 1668). Thorn-Drury, II, 48-59. See also Mary Tom Osborne, Advice-to-a-Painter Poems (Austin, Texas, 1949), pp. 26-7.

[unspecified page numbers]

WaE 136: Edmund Waller, Of a Tree cut in Paper (‘Fair hand! that can on virgin paper write’)

Copy of a 22-line version, headed ‘To the Lady Isabella Thinn on her exquisite cutting trees in paper’.

Edited from this MS in Cunningham.

First published, in a fourteen-line version, in Poems, ‘Third’ edition (London, 1668). A 22-line version in Thorn-Drury, II, 68.

[unspecified page numbers]

WaE 148: Edmund Waller, Of a War with Spain, and a Fight at Sea (‘Now, for some ages, has the pride of Spain’)

Copy, headed ‘Variations of the copy p. 192’.

Edited from this MS in Cunningham. Cited in Thorn-Drury.

First published as a broadside (London, 1658). Revised version in Samuel Carrington, History of the Life and Death of Oliver, Late Lord Protector (London, 1659). Poems (London, 1664). Thorn-Drury, II, 23-7.

See also WaE 765.

[unspecified page numbers]

WaE 380: Edmund Waller, A Panegyric to my Lord Protector, of the present Greatness, and joint Interest of His Highness, and this Nation (‘While with a strong and yet a gentle hand’)

Copy.

First published London, 1655. The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). in The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 10-17.

[unspecified page numbers]

WaE 489: Edmund Waller, To a Lady, from whom he received the foregoing copy which for many years had been lost (‘Nothing lies hid from radiant eyes’)

Copy, headed ‘To Mrs. Steward, who brought him the verses he had lost, and was then sitting to Mr. Lilly for her picture’.

This MS cited in Thorn-Drury.

First published in Poems, ‘Third’ edition (London, 1668). Thorn-Drury, II, 69.

[unspecified page numbers]

WaE 677: Edmund Waller, Upon Her Majesty's New Buildings at Somerset House (‘Great Queen! that does our island bless’)

This MS recorded, and an additional couplet edited from it, in F. Cunningham. Cited in Thorn-Drury.

First published as a broadside (London, 1665). Poems, ‘Third’ edition (London, 1668). Thorn-Drury, II, 61-2.

[Daniel volume]

Thomas Killigrew's exemplum. Early-mid 17th century?

KiT 30: Thomas Killigrew, Daniel, Samuel. The Civile Wars between the Two Houses of Lancaster and Yorke (London, 1609)

Autograph note by W.C. Hazlitt in his annotated exemplum of his A Roll of Honour (London, 1908), opposite p. 128, in the British Library, Cup.410.g.343, saying: ‘T. K. possessed a copy of Daniel's Civil Wars, 1609, and wrote Killigrew on sigs. Q2.’

[Dartmouth MS]

Copy. c.1680s.

PpS 1.7: Samuel Pepys, A Freind to Caesar

Later among the papers of Lord Dartmouth. Sotheby's, 9 March 1948, lot 440, to Myers.

A treatise, published anonymously, as A Freind to Caesar; or An humble proposicon for the more regular speedy and easy payment of his Mats Treasury graunted, or to be graunted by the Lords and Comons assembled in Parliament for the carrying on of his Mats: Expences whether Ordinary or Extraordinary both in time of Peace and Warr, beginning ‘It appears by several Acts of Parliament...’, in London, 1681. Pepys's authorship is uncertain.

[Davenant document]

Original indenture signed by Davenant, concerning the building of a theatre originally planned to be near the ‘Three Kings' Ordinary’ in Fleet Street, London, 2 October 1639. 1639.

*DaW 145: Sir William Davenant, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 14 March 1920, lot 518, to Hope, with a reduced facsimile in the sale catalogue.

[Davenant letter (I)]

Autograph letter signed, to Alderman James Watkinson, from Scarborough, 21 September 1643, (‘at night’). 1643.

*DaW 123: Sir William Davenant, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 4 April 1938, lot 117, to Doran. Christie's, 12 July 2000 (William Foyle sale, Part III), lot 329, the detached inscribed leaf only, in an extra-illustrated printed exemplum of Peter Cunningham, The Story of Nell Gwyn (London, 1852), opposite p. 11.

[Davenant letter (II)]

Autograph letter signed, to an unspecified correspondent, from St Germains, 1 September 1646. 1646.

*DaW 131: Sir William Davenant, Letter(s)

Formerly among the Egerton-Warburton MSS at Arley Hall, Cheshire. Sotheby's, 16 March 1937, lot 483, to King.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 291.

[Davenant letter (III)]

Autograph note by Davenant, from the Tower, 19 December 1652. 1652.

*DaW 137: Sir William Davenant, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 7 August 1884 (J.P. Collier sale), lot 1052, to B. J. Stevens.

[Davenant MS]

Copy, headed ‘Reason, a poem’, together with ‘extracts from Doomsday’. Late 17th century?

DaW 42.3: Sir William Davenant, The Philosophers Disquisition directed to the Dying Christian (‘Before by death you newer knowledge gain’)

Sotheby's, 27 November 1807, lot 260, to Clarke & Sons.

First published in Works (London, 1673). Gibbs, pp. 182-96. The poem originally intended to form part of Gondibert (see Gibbs, pp. lii et seq., 431).

[Davila volume]

Allegedly Butler's printed exemplum, described as containing ‘his autograph inscription on [the] title-page, “Liber Samueli Butleri, An. Dom. 1667”, and, on the fly-leaf, the inscription “Samuell Butler his Book, 1667”.’

BuS 12: Samuel Butler, Davila, Henrico Caterino. The Continuation and Conclusion of the Civil Warres of France (London, 1648)

Inscribed in another hand ‘Henry Spurway bought this book of Sam. Butler, Anno. 1669, pr. 15s.’. Pickering & Chatto's A Catalogue of Old and Rare Books, [c.1910?], item 1546.

[Dawson MS]

Copy of ‘Sir Walter Rawleigh's Cordial’, in a small quarto volume of culinary receipts. Mid-late 17th century.

RaW 724: Sir Walter Ralegh, Chemical and Medical Receipts

Sotheby's, 9 May 1961, lot 282, to Dawson.

[De Coppet MS]

Copy of the Dedication to the Queen only, headed ‘An Answere to the Coppye of a Rayleing Invective, against the Regiment of Woemen in generall, with certain Mallepert exceptions... written unto Queen Elizabeth, by the Right Honoble: Henry Lo: Howard, late Earle of Northampton’, 52 folio leaves. 17th century.

HoH 85: Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, A dutiful defence of the lawful regiment of women

Sotheby's, 5 July 1955 (André de Coppet sale), lot 901, to Quaritch.

An unpublished answer to, and attack upon, John Knox's ‘railing invective’ against Mary Queen of Scots, First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (1558). Written, Howard claims in his Dedication, some thirteen years after he was asked to do so by a Privy Councillor [i.e. c.1585-90]. The Dedication to Queen Elizabeth beginning ‘It pricketh now fast upon the point of thirteen years (most excellent most gratious and most redoubted Soveraign...’; the main text, in three books, beginning ‘It may seem strange to men of grounded knowledge...’, and ending ‘...Sancta et individuae Trinitati sit omnis honor laus et gloria in secula seculorum. Amen.’

[De Sapientia MS]

Copy, apparently transcribed from the edition of 1609, 51 quarto pages, in an elaborate binding. Early-mid-17th century.

BcF 291: Francis Bacon, De sapientia veterum

Sotheby's, 17 June 1969, lot 489, to Dobell. Privately owned in 1990.

check cat desc

First published in London, 1609. Spedding, VI, 605-764.

[Denham/Killigrew receipt]

A receipt for £600 from Francis Bacon of Gray's Inn signed by both Denham and Thomas Killigrew, 9 October 1667. 1667.

*DeJ 139: Sir John Denham, Document(s)

Puttick & Simpson's, 3 June 1878, lot 93.

Recorded in The R.B. Adam Library (London & New York, 1929) vol. III, p. 81.

[Denham/Killigrew receipt]

A receipt for £600 from Francis Bacon of Gray's Inn signed by Thomas Killigrew and Sir John Denham, 9 October 1667. 1667.

*KiT 28.5: Thomas Killigrew, Document(s)

Puttick & Simpson's, 3 June 1878, lot 93.

Recorded in The R.B. Adam Library (London & New York, 1929) vol. III, p. 81.

[Derby/More MS]

Copy, including preliminary epistles, closely written in a cursive hand, 88 folio leaves (including blanks), in a leather binding. Late 17th century.

MrT 86: Sir Thomas More, Ro. Ba.'s Life of Sir Thomas More

With pasted-in Derby arms and inscription ‘The Right Honble James Earl of Derby Lord of Man and the Isles, 1702’[i.e. James Stanley (1664-1736), tenth Earl of Derby].

This MS collated and briefly described in Hitchcock and Hallett, pp. xiv-xv.

A life of More written in 1599, possibly by Robert Basset (1574-1641), of Devon, a zealous Catholic and kinsman of More: see Andrew Breeze, ‘Sir Robert Basset and The Life of Syr Thomas More’, N&Q, 249 (September 2004), 263. The work first published in Christopher Wordsworth, Ecclesiastical History, vol. II (London, 1839). Edited, as The Lyfe of Syr Thomas More Sometymes Lord Chancellor of England, by Elsie Vaughan Hitchcock and P.E. Hallett (EETS, London, 1950).

[Deynes MS]

A quarto notebook and miscellany, largely in two hands, one of them that of Charles Deynes (1681-1756), of Roydon, near Diss, Norfolk, c.250 pages, in contemporary vellum (rebacked). Late 17th-early-18th century.

Later owned by the Rev. Guy Bryon, of Malden, Essex, and by Alex Robertson, of Inverscargill, New Zealand, who acquired it in 1924 from Dobell. Roy Davids's sale catalogue No.VI (1999), item 32.

[unspecified page numbers]

CoA 28.2: Abraham Cowley, Anacreontiques. II. Drinking (‘The thirsty Earth soaks up the Rain’)

Copy, here beginning ‘The thirsty Earth drincks in the raine’.

First published in Wits Interpreter (London, 1655). Among Miscellanies in Poems (London, 1656). Waller, I, 51. Sparrow, p. 50.

Musical setting by Silas Taylor published in Catch that Catch Can: or the Musical Companion (London, 1667). Setting by Roger Hill published in Select Ayres and Dialogues (London, 1669).

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 1001: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Extracts from a letter by Ralegh to his wife.

[unspecified page numbers]

FuT 5.23: Thomas Fuller, The History of the Holy War

Extracts.

First published in Cambridge, 1639.

[unspecified page numbers]

StW 208.5: William Strode, Justification (‘See how the rainbow in the skie’)

Copy.

First published in Dobell (1907), p. 55. Forey, p. 109.

[unspecified page numbers]

JnB 653.8: Ben Jonson, The Gypsies Metamorphosed, Song (‘Cock-Lorell would needes haue the Diuell his guest’)

Copy, headed ‘The Divell feasted’.

Herford & Simpson, lines 1061-1125. Greg, Burley version, lines 821-84. Windsor version, lines 876-939.

[Dicsone volume]

Harvey's exemplum, lacking the title-page. c.1584.

*HvG 62: Gabriel Harvey, Dicsone, Alexander. Alexandri Dicsoni Arelii De vmbra rationis & iudicij, siue de memoriæ virtute prosopopoeia (London, ‘1583’ [i.e. 1584])

Owned and recorded (as ‘Alexand Dicson Artificiosa Memoriæ’) in Thomas W. Jones's list of 1854 in University of London, Senate House Library, MS 289.

[Donne document]

Donne's signature as a witness on an indenture of 20 March ‘1617’. 1617.

*DnJ 4148: John Donne, Document(s)

Facsimile in R.C. Bald, Donne & the Drurys (Cambridge, 1959), facing p. 154.

[Donne Life]

Henry James's exemplum of Sir Edmund Gosse's edition of The Life and Letters of John Donne, 2 vols (London, 1899). c.1899.

DnJ 4158: John Donne, Life and Letters

Later owned by John Sparrow (1906-92), literary scholar and book collector. Christie's, South Kensington, 18 December 1992 (unmentioned in the sale catalogue), to Arthur Freeman.

[Donne Poems]

An exemplum of Donne's Poems (1633), with Paradoxes and Problems (1633), with Donne's signature pasted down on the title-page and inscribed on an end-paper ‘Dr. Hen. King. Anno Dom. 1634’. 1634.

DnJ 4163: John Donne, Poems

Bearing on the verso of the title-page, dated 1703, the bookplate of Thomas Millington, who was a relation of King. Pickering & Chatto's sale catalogue for 1900, item 2756.

[Donne Poems]

An exemplum of Donne's Poems (1633), bound with Juvenilia (1633), bearing a contemporary reader's annotations in ink in the margins of the Satyres and Letters to Sir Henry Goodyer (glossing proper names and commenting on the text). c.1633.

DnJ 4164: John Donne, Poems

Simon Finch's sale catalogue No. 8 (1991), item 33.

[Drayton/Cotton]

A printed exemplum with alleged autograph signature and notes by Drayton. c.1627?.

*DrM 72: Michael Drayton, Cotton, Sir Robert. A Short View of the Long Life and Reign of Henry the Third, King of England (London, 1627)

Sotheby's, 18 April 1803 (Robert Grave sale), lot 2021, to Forster.

[Drayton/Poly-Olbion]

A printed exemplum with an alleged autograph presentation inscription by Drayton to Thomas Holl. c.1612.

*DrM 74: Michael Drayton, Drayton, Michael. Poly-olbion (London, 1612)

Sotheby's, 22 May 1874 (Sir William Tite sale), lot 961, to Sotheran.

[Drummond Irene MS]

Copy, untitled, on 75 quarto pages. 17th century.

DrW 318.5: William Drummond of Hawthornden, Irene

In the library of David Constable. Sold by Speare, 19 November 1828, lot 2926.

First published in Works (1711), pp. 163-73.

[Drummond MS]

A MS of ‘Sir Dauid Lindesay A Satyre of the three Estates’. 16th century?

LiD 12: Sir David Lindsay, Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis

Owned in 1627 by William Drummond of Hawthornden, whose main books and MSS are in Edinburgh University Library and the National Library of Scotland, but the rest dispersed.

Recorded in Drummond's catalogue of his library, Auctarium Bibliothecae Edinburgenae (Edinburgh, 1627), p. 22. See Hamer, IV, 12, and Robert H. MacDonald, The Library of Drummond of Hawthornden (Edinburgh, 1971), No. 1371.

First published (in Hamer's ‘Version III’) in Edinburgh, 1602. Edited by James Kinsley (London, 1954).

The different versions of the play discussed in Anna J. Mill, ‘Representations of Lyndsay's Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis’, PMLA, 47. i (1932), 636-51, with corrigenda in PMLA, 48 (1933), 315-16; in Raymond A. Houk, ‘Versions of Lindsay's Satire of the Three Estates’, PMLA, 55. i (1940), 396-405; in John MacQueen, ‘Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis’, SSL, 3 (1965-6), 129-43; and in Anna Jean Mill, ‘The Original Version of Lindsay's Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis’, SSL, 6 (1968-9), 67-75.

[Dryden document]

A receipt for £25 allegedly signed by Dryden, 26 February 1679. 1679.

*DrJ 372: John Dryden, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 15 March 1876, lot 120.

[Dryden document]

A printed receipt for a quarter's pay, allegedly signed by Dryden (‘with Printed Account of his Funeral, and portrait by Houbraken’), undated. Mid-late 17th century.

*DrJ 382: John Dryden, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 4 February 1876.

[Dryden document]

An exchequer receipt for £600, signed by Dryden and by Thomas Killigrew, relating to a fine for Nicholas Bacon's contriving the death of Sir Harbottle Grimston, 9 October 1667. 1667.

*DrJ 371: John Dryden, Document(s)

Puttick & Simpson's, 3 June 1878, lot 93.

[Dryden letter]

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to [Charles Sackville, sixth Earl of Dorset], from Lilford, [1677]. 1677.

*DrJ 307: John Dryden, Letter(s)

Later in the library of Robert Borthwick Adam (1863-1940), American book collector. Afterwards in the Donald and Mary Hyde Collection, Somerville, New Jersey, L.3.222.

Ward, Letter 6. Facsimile in the catalogue of The R.B. Adam Library (London & New York, 1929), III, after p. 87.

[Dryden letter]

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Charles Sackville, sixth Earl of Dorset, 7 October [1691]. 1691.

*DrJ 317: John Dryden, Letter(s)

Formerly owned by Lord Sackville, at Knole Park, Kent.

Ward, Letter 22. Text, with a facsimile of the signature, in Charles J. Phillips, History of the Sackville Family, 2 vols (London, 1930), I, 444.

[Dryden letter]

Copy of a letter by Dryden, to [Mary, Duchess of] Ormonde, ‘first day of Winter, 1698’. 1698.

DrJ 348: John Dryden, Letter(s)

Later owned by the Rev. Philip Bliss (1787-1857), antiquary and book collector. Sotheby's, 21 August 1858, lot 54 (withdrawn, as only a copy not autograph). Sotheby's, 19 December 1905, lot 317, to Sabin.

Ward, Letter 56, edited from a text in Illustrated London News (28 August 1858), p. 197. Printed facsimile example in Northamptonshire Record Office, D (CA) 302. NB. Also Ward and others identify the addressee as the Duke of Ormonde, but see Pierre Legouis, ‘Dryden's Letter to “Ormond”’, MLN, 66 (1951), 88-92.

[Dryden letter]

Autograph letter signed by Dryden, to Elizabeth Steward, ‘Candlemass-Day’ [2 February] 1698/9. 1699.

*DrJ 349: John Dryden, Letter(s)

Later owned by Henry Huth (1815-78), book collector. Sotheby's, 12 June 1911 (Huth sale), lot 63, to Meylen.

Ward, Letter 5. Facsimiles in Sotheby's sale catalogue and in Northamptonshire Record Office, D (CA) 302.

[Dryden volume]

Dryden's printed exemplum, inscribed on the title-page ‘John Dryden ex dono Edw. Howard’. The inscription relates to the family of Dryden's wife and would not be a likely subject for forgery. Mid-late 17th century.

*DrJ 299.2: John Dryden, Anon. The Reign of Gustavus King of Sueden (London, 1658)

W.H. Robinson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, sale catalogue No. 18 (1927), item 264.

[Dublin promptbook]

Part of a promptbook of the play, containing the cast-list for a performance before the Earl of Strafford in Dublin Castle on New Year's Day, 1635. [i.e. 1637/8?].

ShJ 187: James Shirley, The Royal Master

Formerly preserved in The Players Club, New York.

Described by John Malone in a periodical of c.1894-5, a cutting of which is in an extra-illustrated exemplum of George Alfred Townsend, The Life, Crime and Capture of John Wilkes Booth (New York, [1865]) now in the Harvard Theater Collection: see Bentley, Jacobean and Caroline Stage, V, 1141.

First published in London, 1638. Gifford & Dyce, IV, 101-88.

[Duke MS]

An octavo miscellany compiled by Richard Duke (1652-1733), of Otterton, Devon.

Owned in 1918 by A. de Castro Glubb, of Pendean, Liskeard, Cornwall.

Discussed in J.J. Alexander, ‘An Otterton Notebook’, Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature, and Art, 50 (1918), 493-502.

[unspecified page numbers]

DoC 364: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, Under the King's Picture (‘First Heaven resolv'd William should reign, and then’)

Edited from this MS in Alexander.

First published in J. J. Alexander, ‘An Otterton Notebook’, Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature, and Art, 50 (1918), 493-502 (p. 495). Edited in Harris (1940), p. 118. Discussed in Harris (1979), pp. 183-4.

[unspecified page numbers]

MaA 278: Andrew Marvell, Upon Blood's Attempt to Steal the Crown (‘When daring Blood, his rents to have regain'd’)

Copy.

Edited from this MS in Alexander, p. 496.

First published as a separate poem in Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1697). POAS, I, 78. Lord, p. 193. Smith, p. 414.

This poem also appears as lines 178-85 of The Loyal Scot (see MaA 191-8 and Margoliouth, I, 379, 384).

For the Latin version, which accompanies many of the MS texts, see MaA 85-97.

[Earle letter (I)]

Autograph letter signed, to ‘Deare H’ [?Hyde], from Paris, 29 January [1651/2]. 1652.

EaJ 89: John Earle, Bishop of Worcester and Salisbury, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 4 April 1955, lot 202, to Maggs.

[Earle letters (II)]

Three unspecified autograph letters signed by Earle, ‘one to Sir Richard Browne, 1663, etc. 3 pp. 4to. and folio’. 1663.

*EaJ 104: John Earle, Bishop of Worcester and Salisbury, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 15 March 1916, lot 108, to Dobell.

[Edward Southwell MS]

A quarto volume of ‘Miscellanea Latina et Anglicana’, compiled by Edward Southwell (d.1760), Secretary of State for Ireland. Early 18th century?

Thomas Osborne, ‘Catalogue of the libraries of...several gentlemen’ (1748), item 248.

[unspecified page numbers]

CgW 32.7: William Congreve, A Pindarique Ode Humbly Offer'd to the Queen On the Victorious Progress of Her Majesty's Arms, under the Conduct of the Duke of Marlborough (‘Daughter of Memory, Immortal Muse’)

Copy.

First published in London, 1706. Summers, IV, 82-91. Dobrée, pp. 335-41. McKenzie, II, 419-23.

[Elizabeth Prayer Book]

A small prayer book, 38 vellum leaves, ‘2 inches wide by 3 inches long’. Written in a calligraphic script, some letters gilded, containing two miniatures by Nicholas Hilliard, one of Elizabeth, the other of the Duc d'Anjou, ‘bound in shagreen with gold enameled clasps, in the centre of each is a small ruby’. c.1579-82.

Subsequently given by James II to the Duke of Berwick. Later owned by Horace Walpole and then by the Duchess of Portland, who sold it on 24 May 1786. Bought by Queen Charlotte, who gave it to the dowager Duchess of Leeds. Exhibited in 1902 by J.W. Whitehead, of Southwood, at the Fine Art Society.

Photostats of the volume are in the British Library, Facsimile MS 218, which are annotated with a description by ‘J. W.’ [Whitehead] dated 3 June 1893.

ff. 3r-8r

*ElQ 77: Queen Elizabeth I, The First English Prayer

Edited from this MS in Collected Works. Printed in Autograph Compositions.

Beginning ‘O most glorious king and Creator of the whole world, to whom all things be subject...’. Collected Works, Prayers 30, pp. 311-13. Autograph Compositions, pp. 44-5.

ff. 8r-14v

*ElQ 78: Queen Elizabeth I, The French Prayer

Autograph.

Printed from the facsimile in Autograph Compositions.

Beginning ‘Mon Dieu et mon pere puie qu'il ta pleu desployer les tresore de ta grande miserecorde...’, in Autograph Compositions, pp. 46-7. The English translation beginning ‘My God and my Father, since it has pleased thee to extend the treasures of Thy great mercy...’, in Collected Works, Prayers 31, pp. 313-15.

ff. 15r-20v

*ElQ 79: Queen Elizabeth I, The Italian Prayer

Autograph.

Printed from the facsimile in Autograph Compositions.

Beginning ‘Riconoscendo veramente sinceramente io confesso hauer date solo o sommo Imperador e clementissimo mio Padre riceuuto...’, in Autograph Compositions, pp. 48-9. The English translation beginning ‘Acknowledging truly, sincerely, I confess to having received from Thee alone...’, in Collected Works, Prayers 32, pp. 315-17.

ff. 21r-6v

*ElQ 80: Queen Elizabeth I, The Latin Prayer

Autograph.

Printed from the facsimile in Autograph Compositions. Facsimile reproductions from that facsimile of the two miniatures in Collected Works on pp. 312 and 320.

Beginning ‘Domine Deus, aeterne Pater, cuius est potentia imperium et gloria...’, in Autograph Compositions, pp. 49-50. The English translation beginning ‘Lord God, everlasting Father, whose is the power, the kingdom, and the glory...’, in Collected Works, Prayers 33, pp. 317-18.

ff. 27r-30r

*ElQ 81: Queen Elizabeth I, The Greek Prayer

Autograph.

Printed from the facsimile in Autograph Compositions.

The Greek text in Autograph Compositions, pp. 51-2. The English translation beginning ‘Whenever I reflect upon the evils of this world, the doings of the wicked...’. Collected Works, Prayers 34, pp. 318-19.

ff. 31r-6r

*ElQ 82: Queen Elizabeth I, The Second English Prayer

Autograph.

Edited from the facsimile in Collected Works. Printed in Autograph Compositions.

Beginning ‘O Lord God, Father everlasting, which reignest over the kingdoms of men...’. Collected Works, Prayers 35, pp. 319-21. Autograph Compositions, pp. 52-3.

[Ellis Camden MS]

Autograph annotations.

*CmW 133: William Camden, Ptolemaeus, Claudius. Operis quadripartiti (Louvain, 1548)

Recorded, with some annotations quoted and with a facsimile of Camden's inscription of ownership, in Original Letters of Eminent Literary Men, ed. Sir Henry Ellis, Camden Society 23 (London, 1843), p. 128 (and frontispiece).

[Essex MS (I)]

Accounts of the Earl of Essex's arraignment and execution, in a formal secretary hand, on 51 folio pages. Early 17th century.

A microfilm of this MS is in the British Library, RP 1683.

pp. [1-45]

EsR 252: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, Essex's Arraignment, 19 February 1600/1

Copy, with a formal title-page in italic script.

pp. [47-51]

EsR 316: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, Essex's speech at his execution

Copy, headed ‘Thexecution of Robert Erle of Essex the xxvth of ffebruary beinge Ashwenday 1600. wthin ye Towr’.

Generally incorporated in accounts of Essex's execution and sometimes also of his behaviour the night before.

[Essex MS (II)]

Accounts of the Earl of Essex's arraignment and execution, in two MSS, in three hands, together with a quarto document signed by William Parr, Earl of Essex, 14 August 1544.

Later owned by W.A. Foyle (1885-1963), bookseller, of Beeleigh Abbey, Essex. Christie's, 12-13 July 2000 (W.A. Foyle sale, Part III), lot 313.

item 1

EsR 253: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, Essex's Arraignment, 19 February 1600/1

Copy, in two hands, twenty folio pages, disbound. Early 17th century.

item 2

EsR 317: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, Essex's speech at his execution

Copy, in a single hand, eleven octavo pages, disbound.

Generally incorporated in accounts of Essex's execution and sometimes also of his behaviour the night before.

[Essex MS (III)]

Copy, in the professional secretary hand of the ‘Feathery Scribe’, 25 folio leaves, in paper wrappers. c.1620s-30s.

EsR 253.5: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, Essex's Arraignment, 19 February 1600/1

Later in the collection of Donald Frizell Hyde (1909-66) and Mary Hyde (1912-2003), Viscountess Eccles. Christie's, New York, 14 April 2004 (Lady Eccles sale), lot 34.

A facsimile opening in the sale catalogue.

[Etherege documents (I)]

Two indentures for the sale of the manor of Thomlins (or Tomlyns) in Amersham, Buckinghsmshire, by Richard Stydolfe of Norbury, Surrey, to Sir William Drake of Shardeloes, Buckinghamshire, both signed as witnesses in the attestation on the verso by the attorney George Gosnold and by his apprenticed articled clerk the twenty-one year-old Etherege, both on vellum, dated 1 November 1657. 1657.

*EtG 158: Sir George Etherege, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 17 December 1998, lot 70, unsold. Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, 11 July 2006, lot 271.

Facsimiles of the signatures in Sotheby's sale catalogue, p. 70, and in Peter Beal, A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450-2000 (Oxford, 2008), p. 442. Photocopies are in the British Library, RP 8989.

[Etherege documents (II)]

A document relating to the purchase by the attorney George Gosnold of the manor of Thomlins in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, belonging to Edmund Waller, signed in the attestation by the nineteen year-old Etherege, as Gosnold's apprenticed articled clerk, 1657. 1657.

*EtG 159: Sir George Etherege, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 17 December 1998, lot 70, unsold. Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, 11 July 2006, lot 271. Photocopies are in the British Library, RP 8989.

[Etherege letters]

Two autograph letters signed by Etherege, to Sir Richard Bulstrode, Envoy at Brussels, [from Ratisbon], the first dated December 1685. 1685.

*EtG 149: Sir George Etherege, Letter(s)

Owned in 1870 by T.E.P. Lefroy, of Hillcote, Bournemouth, Hampshire. One of the letters possibly that to an unspecified correspondent, dated from Ratisbon, 21 December 1685, offered at Sotheby's, 26 November 1891, lot 133. See EtG 000.

Recorded in HMC, 1st Report (1870), Appendix, p. 56.

[Evelyn's almanacs]

Autograph notes in a printed exemplum of Sir George Wharton, No Merline, nor Mercurie, but a new Almanack...for...1647 ([York?], 1647). In a composite volume of five printed almanacs, the others being William Lilly, Merlini Anglici Ephemeris ([London], 1647: 2 copies), The Welsh-Man's New Almanacke for 1647 and Wharton, Hemeroscopeion for 1645. c.1647.

*EvJ 223: John Evelyn, Diary

Once owned by Mrs S. L. Barnard, of Cave Castle, East Yorkshire. Sotheby's, 23 June 1925, lot 347 to Thorp.

This MS recorded in de Beer, I, 48.

First published in selections in Bray (1818). The text for the period from 4 October 1699 to 1706 first published as a serialisation in Abinger Monthly Record, I (1889), pp. 7-8, 20,32, 48, 64, 76. II (1890), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 79-80, 96, 116, 132, 148, 167-8, 184, 199-200. III (1891-3), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 76, 92, 107-8, 127-8, 147-8, 167-8, 191-2, 215-16, 235-6, 251-2, 271-2, 291-2, 311-12, 328, 343-4, 364, 393-6, 414-28, 439-58. The Diary first published in full (but for missing pages) in de Beer (1955).

[Evelyn's Common Prayer Book]

Two autograph prayers written on five pages of blank leaves at the end of Evelyn's printed Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments (1639). Mid-17th century?.

*EvJ 210: John Evelyn, Theology, Prayers and Devotions

Mary Evelyn's name inscribed in the volume in the hand of Richard Hoare. Christie's, 8 November 1978, lot 14 (with a facsimile example in the sale catalogue), to Quaritch.

[Evelyn's Devotionarie Book]

Autograph Devotionarie Book, comprising ‘Of Frequent Communion’, ‘Mental Communion’ and ‘Entertainments’, 66 duodecimo leaves. Mid-late 17th century?.

*EvJ 207: John Evelyn, Theology, Prayers and Devotions

Inscribed (on a flyleaf) ‘Mary Evelyn’ and names of later owners. Owned in 1936 by Viscount Falmouth, Tregothnan, Truro, Cornwall.

Edited from this MS by Walter Frere (London, 1936), with a facsimile of pp. 64-5 as frontispiece. Recorded in Keynes, p. 254.

[Evelyn's Diet MS]

Autograph notes on the diet of man before the Flood, comprising twelve lines on an oblong octavo leaf. Mid-late 17th century?

*EvJ 209: John Evelyn, Theology, Prayers and Devotions

Puttick and Simpson's, 2 June 1921, lot 172, to Last.

[Evelyn's drawings (1)]

Autograph and annotated architectural drawings (including winding stairs, stair balusters, a shop and sections of a dome), on four leaves. Mounted in an album by William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector, with his note stating that these drawings were done for Elysium Britannicum, together with material relating to the first edition of Evelyn's Memoirs (1818). Mid-17th century?

*EvJ 79: John Evelyn, Elysium Britannicum

Sotheby's, 30 June 1964, lot 464, to A.G. Thomas.

Intended to be Evelyn's magnum opus on horticulture, this work remained unfinished: see Keynes, p. 236. Edited by John E. Ingram, as Elysium Britannicum, or the Royal Gardens (University of Pennsylvania, 2001).

[Evelyn's drawings (2)]

Autograph drawing of designs for the armorial ensigns and ciphers of the Royal Society, headed ‘Armes & Mottos proposd for ye R. Society 1660’. c.1660.

*EvJ 125: John Evelyn, Maps, Drawings and Coats of Arms

Formerly owned by William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector.

Facsimile of this MS in Charles John Smith, Historical and Literary Curiosities (London, 1847), No. 57.

[Evelyn's Grelot MS]

Autograph quotation from Guillaume Joseph Grelot, Relation d'un voyage de Constantinople (Paris, 1680), with initialled autograph note, on a single quarto page; endorsed ‘November, 1682’. 1682.

*EvJ 143: John Evelyn, Miscellaneous Notes, Drafts and Extracts

Sotheby's, 4 July 1917, lot 466, to Tregaskis. Maggs's sale catalogue No. 445 (1923), item 123.

[Evelyn Instructions MS]

Autograph instructions for housekeeping, copied down by Evelyn from his wife's dictation for the use of Margaret Godolphin, on three folio pages. c.1676.

*EvJ 65.5: John Evelyn, Domestic Accounts, Inventories, Instructions, and Estate Papers

Christie's, South Kensington, 8 June 2004, lot 147, with a facsimile in the sale catalogue.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph Latin verses, one on the New Year of 1695/6, including notes in English on the circumstances of composition, on a single quarto leaf, endorsed ‘In Extempore’. c.1690s.

EvJ 9: John Evelyn, [Verses]

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 557.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph lists, headed ‘Wanting of my L. Clarendons’, and ‘Those which I already have are’, on a single quarto leaf.

EvJ 43: John Evelyn, Books, Manuscripts and Libraries

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 489.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph list of books on a small scrap of paper.

EvJ 44: John Evelyn, Books, Manuscripts and Libraries

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 527.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph list of papers on a single slip of paper.

EvJ 45: John Evelyn, Books, Manuscripts and Libraries

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 539.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph ‘Catalogue of Bookes papers Rolls &c: of my sune Left at London: 1692’, on ten quarto pages and slips of paper. 1692.

*EvJ 47: John Evelyn, Books, Manuscripts and Libraries

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 576.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph list of writings on a fragmentary slip of paper.

*EvJ 48: John Evelyn, Books, Manuscripts and Libraries

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 577.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph list of historical and geographical works at Wotton, on a slip of paper.

EvJ 50: John Evelyn, Books, Manuscripts and Libraries

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 601.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph list of books, endorsed ‘Libri desiderati’, on two quarto pages.

*EvJ 51: John Evelyn, Books, Manuscripts and Libraries

Formerly Christ Church, Evelyn MS 603.

Evelyn Collection

Inventory of ‘Pictures and other=Houshold-stuff Left at Says-Court 1696’ and a 27-page list of books, partly autograph, partly in another hand, on 66 octavo pages in all, badly damaged. c.1696-1701.

*EvJ 63: John Evelyn, Domestic Accounts, Inventories, Instructions, and Estate Papers

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 579.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph list of papers concerning Sir Richard Browne's estate. 1679.

*EvJ 64: John Evelyn, Domestic Accounts, Inventories, Instructions, and Estate Papers

Formerly part of Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 579.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph note marked for addition to page 6 of Elysium Britannicum, on a single quarto leaf. 1667.

*EvJ 77: John Evelyn, Elysium Britannicum

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 532.

Intended to be Evelyn's magnum opus on horticulture, this work remained unfinished: see Keynes, p. 236. Edited by John E. Ingram, as Elysium Britannicum, or the Royal Gardens (University of Pennsylvania, 2001).

Evelyn Collection

Autograph funeral inscription to Lord de Wit, on a single quarto leaf. 1683.

EvJ 85: John Evelyn, Epitaphs and Funeral Inscriptions

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 472.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph notes on headings for a historical discourse on two folio leaves.

*EvJ 108: John Evelyn, History

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 492.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph historical notes on a single folio leaf.

*EvJ 109: John Evelyn, History

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 559.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph of a Latin version (‘...De Vaculis’), on three folio pages, unfinished. Late 17th century.

EvJ 112: John Evelyn, The Historie of Staves

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 547.

This MS recorded in Bray, UU, part i, p. 103.

Evelyn Collection

Tracing pattern of a Sussex coat of arms with an autograph note, on a single leaf.

*EvJ 118: John Evelyn, Maps, Drawings and Coats of Arms

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 421.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph note on a coloured print of a coat of arms, on a single leaf.

*EvJ 119: John Evelyn, Maps, Drawings and Coats of Arms

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 426.

Evelyn Collection

Drawing of an Egyptian stone, with an autograph note, on two folio leaves. 1646.

*EvJ 120: John Evelyn, Maps, Drawings and Coats of Arms

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 544.

Evelyn Collection

Engraving of George Evelyn's estate of Wotton in Surrey with John Evelyn's autograph inscription. 1653.

*EvJ 121: John Evelyn, Maps, Drawings and Coats of Arms

Formerly a Folder of Drawings in Christ Church, Oxford.

Reproduced in Bray, II, part i, after p. 120.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph note of a debate from the Athenian Mercury, on a single quarto leaf, c.18 April 1693. 1693.

*EvJ 132: John Evelyn, Miscellaneous Notes, Drafts and Extracts

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 419.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph quotation in Latin from Grotius, on a single octavo leaf.

*EvJ 133: John Evelyn, Miscellaneous Notes, Drafts and Extracts

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 429

Evelyn Collection

Autograph drafts and notes, including biographical information about himself and others and notes concerning the history of the Royal Society, also including a list of queries in the hand of Anthony Wood, on a single folio leaf and various scraps of paper.

*EvJ 137: John Evelyn, Miscellaneous Notes, Drafts and Extracts

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 543.

Evelyn Collection

A large folio volume of medicinal receipts, in various hands, some pages in Evelyn's hand, 172 leaves (including blanks), f. 70r dated 1659. Mid-late-17th century.

*EvJ 153: John Evelyn, Science and Natural History

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 51.

Evelyn Collection

Compilation, headed ‘Medicus Itinerarivs in Privatum Authoris usum conscriptus’, in the hand of Richard Hoare. Iin a volume of 201 pages, with Evelyn's autograph notes on p. 201 and on the flyleaf stating ‘This Trifle from p: 89 is much out of Senectus: It is all full of Errors & needs correction’. 1651.

*EvJ 156: John Evelyn, Science and Natural History

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 89.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph notes on the Eucharist, on twelve folio and oblong quarto pages. Late 17th century.

*EvJ 204: John Evelyn, Theology, Prayers and Devotions

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 554.

Evelyn Collection

Autograph notes on a sermon by Dr [Robert] South, on a single folio leaf (folded in four columns). Late 17th century.

*EvJ 205: John Evelyn, Theology, Prayers and Devotions

Formerly Christ Church, Oxford, Evelyn MS 555.

[Evelyn's Manuscript MS]

Autograph draft of an essay, unfinished, on thirteen quarto leaves. Mid-late 17th century?

*EvJ 150: John Evelyn, Of Manuscripts

Edited from this MS in Bray (1818), II, Part i, pp. 33-48. Reported to be at Wotton House in Wheatley (1893), p. 85. Recorded in Keynes, p. 7. Listed as ‘A Discourse of Manuscripts, Begun but Imperfect’ in one of Evelyn's lists in British Library, Add. MS 15950, f. 80r (EvJ 35).

[Evelyn's Naudé volume]

Evelyn's autograph markings and an eight-line note at the end of the ‘Index titulorum’ explaining their significance with regard to library classification, in his printed exemplum of Gabriel Naudé's Bibliothecae Cordesianae catalogus (Paris, 1643). c.1651.

*EvJ 54: John Evelyn, Books, Manuscripts and Libraries

Christie's, 15 March 1978, lot 1066 (with a facsimile of the main annotation in the sale catalogue), to Quaritch.

[Evelyn's Navigation MS]

Autograph, on eight folio pages, together with Pepys's ‘Enquiries’, dated 7 July 1680. 1680.

EvJ 33: John Evelyn, Answer to several Enquiries made by Mr Pepys touching Navigation

Later owned by Alfred Morrison (1821-97), manuscript and art collector. Sotheby's, 5 May 1919 (Morrison sale), lot 2820, to G. D. Smith.

[Evelyn's Oeconomics MS]

Autograph draft, on three large folio leaves, endorsed in the hand of Margaret Godolphin ‘Mrs. Evelin's directions concerning house keeping for me’. Mid-late 17th century?

*EvJ 148: John Evelyn, OEconomics To a newly Married Friend

Later owned by Alfred Morrison (1821-97), manuscript and art collector. Sotheby's, 5 May 1919 (Morrison sale), lot 2821, to Francis Edwards.

Recorded in Sampson, p. 224.

First published in Sampson (1939), Appendix.

[Evelyn proof]

Corrected proof; imperfect.

EvJ 16: John Evelyn, Numismata, a Discourse of Medals

Later owned by William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector. Sotheby's, 16 June 1846 (Upcott sale), lot 555, to Thomas Rodd.

First published in London, 1697. Keynes, pp. 229-34.

[Evelyn's Sea-Hour-Glasse MS]

Autograph description of the Clepsamidium Nauticum, with a diagram, on a single folio leaf, endorsed by Samuel Pepys ‘Mr Evelyn's Description of a new Sea-Hour-Glasse’. Late 17th century?

*EvJ 124: John Evelyn, Maps, Drawings and Coats of Arms

Later owned by J. Eliot Hodgkin, FSA (1829-1912), of Richmond, Surrey, engineer and book collector. Sotheby's, 23 April 1914 (Hodgkin sale), lot 244, to Francis Edwards.

Recorded in HMC, 39, 15th report, Appendix II (1897), p. 184.

[Evelyn's Vossius MS]

Autograph quotation of ten lines from Isaac Vossius, De magnitudine Carthaginis, concerning the golden apples of the garden of Hesperides, on a small slip of paper.

*EvJ 144: John Evelyn, Miscellaneous Notes, Drafts and Extracts

Sotheby's, 29 October 1975, lot 26, to Winifred Myers.

[Fairfax MS]

A MS allegedly in the hand of Edward Fairfax (1568?-between 1632 and 1635).

MoG 54: George Morley, An Epitaph upon King James (‘All that have eyes now wake and weep’)

Formerly among the Fairfax papers at Leeds Castle, Kent.

Recorded as ‘an autograph epitaph by Edward Fairfax on the late monarch’ in The Fairfax Correspondence, I, 2-3.

A version of lines 1-22, headed ‘Epitaph on King James’ and beginning ‘He that hath eyes now wake and weep’, published in William Camden's Remaines (London, 1637), p. 398.

Attributed to Edward Fairfax in The Fairfax Correspondence, ed. George Johnson (1848), I, 2-3 (see MoG 54). Edited from that publication in Godfrey of Bulloigne: A critical edition of Edward Fairfax's translation of Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata, together with Fairfax's Original Poems, ed. Kathleen M. Lea and T.M. Gang (Oxford, 1981), pp. 690-1. The poem is generally ascribed to George Morley.

[Fane MS]

A small quarto commonplace book of extracts, compiled by probably two members of the Fane family, Earls of Westmorland, of Apethorpe, Northamptonshire, 120 leaves. Mid-17th century.

Later owned by Professor A. Stanton Whitfield. Christie's, 8 October 1975, lot 271.

[unspecified page numbers]

BcF 693: Francis Bacon, Extracts

Extracts.

[unspecified page numbers]

BrT 67: Sir Thomas Browne, Extracts

Extracts.

[unspecified page numbers]

HlJ 83: Joseph Hall, Extracts

Extracts.

[Farnaby volume]

A printed exemplum containing Jonson's presentation inscription to his ‘most learni'd and honor'd friend Mr. Tho. Farnabie’. 1616.

*JnB 756: Ben Jonson, Workes (1616)

Later owned by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's 14 June 1979 (Houghton sale), lot 275, to Fleming.

[Fermor MS]

A calligraphic copy of the poem, on vellum, 52 quarto pages, on rectos only, in contemporary green velvet. With elaborately coloured and gilt arms and decorated borders, executed by Henrietta Louisa Fermor (1698-1761), Countess of Pomfret, Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Wales, as a presentation MS to Princess Anne probably on the occasion of her betrothal to William IV of Orange-Nassau. 1733.

DrJ 45.5: John Dryden, The Flower and the Leaf: Or, The lady in the Arbour. A Vision (‘Now turning from the wintry Signs, the Sun’)

Sotheby's, 12 July 2007, lot 27, with illustration in the sale catalogue.

First published in Fables Ancient and Modern (London, 1700). Kinsley, IV, 1650-66. Hammond, V, 406-27.

[Finch MS]

A folio volume of tracts attributed to Ralegh. 17th century.

Formerly among the Finch MSS at Burley-on-the-Hill, Rutland. (Not among the Finch MSS in the Leicestershire Record Office and possibly destroyed in a fire in 1908).

Recorded in HMC, 7th Report (1879), Appendix, p. 516.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 1120: Sir Walter Ralegh, The Prince, or Maxims of State

Copy.

A tract beginning ‘Of Government. Government is of two sorts 1. Private, of a man's self...’. First published in London, 1642. Works (1829), VIII, 1-34. See Lefranc (1968), pp. 67-70.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 691: Sir Walter Ralegh, Observations concerning the Royal Navy and Sea-Service

Copy.

A tract dedicated to Prince Henry and beginning ‘Having formerly, most excellent prince, discoursed of a maritimal voyage, and the passages and incidents therein...’. First published in Judicious and Select Essayes and Observations (London, 1650). Works (1829), VIII, 335-50. These notes probably written by Ralegh but usually appended to Sir Arthur Gorges, A larger Relation of the...Iland Voyage, printed in Purchas his Pilgrimes (London, 1625). Glasgow edition, XX (1907), 34-129. See Helen Estabrook Sandison, ‘Manuscripts of the “Islands Voyage” and “Notes on the Royal Navy”’, Essays and Studies in Honor of Carleton Brown (New York, London & Oxford, 1940), 242-52, and Lefranc (1968), pp. 53, 58-9.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 1064: Sir Walter Ralegh, The Life and Death of Mahomet

Copy.

A treatise beginning ‘Most writers accord that Mahomet which name in the Arabique signifies Indignation or Furie...’. First published in London, 1637, with a dedication to Carew Ralegh. This is a synopsis of a translation (or a translation of a synopsis) of a work by Miguel de Luna: see Lefranc (1968), pp. 65-6.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 1126: Sir Walter Ralegh, The Scepticke

Copy.

A tract beginning ‘The Scepticke doth neither affirm nor deny any position...’. First published, as by Sir Walter Ralegh, in London, 1651. Works (1829), VIII, 548-56. William M. Hamlin, ‘A Lost Translation Found? An Edition of The Sceptick (c.1590)’, ELR, 31/1 (Winter 2001), 34-51 (pp. 42-51).

A translation of extracts from the Hypotyposes of Sextus Empiricus. See S.E. Sprott, ‘Ralegh's “Sceptic” and the Elizabethan Translation of Sextus Empiricus’, PQ, 42 (1963), 166-75, and Lefranc (1968), pp. 66-7.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 1082: Sir Walter Ralegh, Observations concerning the Causes of the Magnificence and Opulence of Cities

Copy.

A tract beginning ‘That the only way to civilize and reform the savage and barbarous lives and corrupt manners of such people is...’, First published in London, 1651. Works (1829), VIII, 541-7.

A translation of parts of a work by Giovanni Botero. See Lefranc (1968), p. 66.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 674: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Discourse touching a War with Spain, and of the Protecting of the Netherlands

Copy.

A tract addressed to James I and beginning ‘It belongeth not to me to judge whether the king of Spain hath done wrong to the Netherlands...’. First published in Three Discourses of Sir Walter Ralegh (London 1702). Works (1829), VIII, 299-316.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 569: Sir Walter Ralegh, Apology for his Voyage to Guiana

Copy.

A tract beginning ‘If the ill success of this enterprise of mine had been without example...’. First published in Judicious and Select Essays and Observations (London, 1650). Works (1829), VIII, 477-507. Edited by V. T. Harlow in Ralegh's Last Voyage (London, 1932), pp. 316-34.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 710.268: Sir Walter Ralegh, Short Apology for his last Actions at Guiana

Copy.

Ralegh's letter of 1618 to his cousin George, Lord Carew of Clopton (beginning ‘Because I know not whether I shall live...’). First published in Judicious and Select Essays (London, 1650). Edwards, II, 375 et seq. Youings, No. 222, pp. 364-8.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 728.288: Sir Walter Ralegh, Ralegh's Arraignment(s)

Copy of Ralegh's arraignment in 1603.

Accounts of the arraignments of Ralegh at Winchester Castle, 17 November 1603, and before the Privy Council on 22 October 1618. The arraignment of 1603 published in London, 1648. For documentary evidence about this arraignment, see Rosalind Davies, ‘“The Great Day of Mart”: Returning to Texts at the Trial of Sir Walter Ralegh in 1603’, Renaissance Forum, 4/1 (1999), 1-12.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 1002: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Copy of one or more letters by Ralegh.

[Fitzherbert MS]

A volume of extracts from various authors, compiled by Frances Fitzherbert, who describes herself as a ‘female scribbler’ and addresses the ‘Collection of Sentences’ to Lady Elizabeth Cromwell (1674-1709) in the hope that it might amuse her when she ‘Arive neere sixty years’, 49 pages. c.1700.

Sotheby's, April 1963, lot 494.

passim

CoA 301: Abraham Cowley, Extracts

Extracts.

passim

DrJ 398.5: John Dryden, Extracts

Extracts.

[Fitzherbert volume]

Printed exemplum bearing Harvey's signature and date ‘1579’ on the title-page, occasional autograph annotations, and a full autograph page by him at the end relating to Parliament. The volume was once Library of Congress KD7290 .F57132 1579, but was destroyed probably in the late 1980s. A microfilm is Library of Congress, Microfilm 85/10017 LL. 1579.

*HvG 29: Gabriel Harvey, [Fitzherbert, A.]. In this booke is contained the office of Shiriffes, Bayliffes of liberties, Escheatours, Constables, and Coroners, and sheweth what everyone of them may do by vertue of theyr offices, drawen out of bookes of the common lawe and of the Statutes (London, 1560)

Probably the exemplum of The Office of Sheriff (London, printed by Thomas Marsh, undated) owned and recorded in Thomas W. Jones's list of 1854 in University of London, Senate House Library, MS 289.

Stern, p. 213 (recording the volume as ‘whereabouts unknown’).

[Florio volume (I)]

Florio's presentation exemplum, inscribed in his hand with a sonnet subscribed ‘Il Candido’: i.e. his friend Matthew Gwinne (1558-1627), physician and playwright, ‘To the right Honorable Sr. Thomas Egerton, knight Lord keeper of the greate seale of England’ (beginning ‘Cato in yeares learn't Greeke, for Romanes weare’). c.1598.

*FloJ 5: John Florio, Florio, John. A Worlde of Wordes (London, 1598)

Sotheby's, 19 March 1951 (Bridgewater Library sale), lot 135, to Rosenbach, with a facsimile of the complete poem in the sale catalogue. Sotheby's, 8 November 1965, lot 122, also with a facsimile in the sale catalogue. Zeitlin and Ver Brugge, Los Angeles, sale catalogue No. 246 (Autumn, 1978).

Discussed in correspondence by Bent Juel-Jensen and John Kerr in TLS, 23 December 1965, p. 1204, and 20 January 1966, p. 43.

[Florio volume (II)]

Florio's presentation exemplum, inscribed by him to Sir Thomas Egerton. c.1590s.

*FloJ 6: John Florio, Florios Second Frutes (London, 1591)

Sotheby's, 19 March 1951 (Bridgewater Library sale), lot 134, to Pickering, with a facsimile of the inscription in the sale catalogue.

[Foley MS]

Copy, on 214 quarto pages. Mid-late 17th century.

ClE 42: Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, A shorte view of the State and condicon of the kingdome of Ireland from the year 1640 to this tyme

Sotheby's, 17 June 1974, lot 251, to Foley.

First published in Dublin, 1719-20. Published in London, 1720. Incorporated into the 1816, 1826 and 1849 editions of The History of the Rebellion. Reprinted as Vol. II of A Collection of Several Valuable Pieces of Clarendon (2 vols, London, 1727).

[Fortunio volume]

Autograph ownership inscription (‘Sum Nicolai Udalli 1555’), bound with an octavo exemplum. 1555?.

*UdN 12: Nicholas Udall, Fortunio, Giovanni Francesco. Regole grammaticali della volgar lingua (Venice, 1543)

Recorded in W.C. Hazlitt, A Roll of Honor (1908), his annotated exemplum in the British Library, Cup.410.g.343, opposite p. 245.

[Frank MS]

Copy, headed ‘Rochesters censure of the poets’, on four folio pages. Copy, headed ‘Rochesters censure of the poets’, on four folio pages, formerly in a composite volume of MS verse and prose collected by Richard Frank (c.1698-1762), of Campsall Hall, Yorkshire. Late 17th century.

RoJ 37: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, An Allusion to Horace, the Tenth Satyr of the First Book (‘Well, sir, 'tis granted I said Dryden's rhymes’)

Chiefly comprising papers of the Yorkshire antiquary Nathaniel Johnston (1627-1705).

This volume recorded (as Bacon Frank Vol. 21) in HMC, 6th Report (1877), Appendix, pp. 457-8. The rest of the volume, lacking this poem, is now Bodleian, MS Eng. poet. c. 25.

First published in Poems on Several Occasions (‘Antwerp’, 1680). Vieth, pp. 120-6. Walker, pp. 99-102. Love, pp. 71-4.

[Fuller document]

A certificate signed by Fuller, allowing John Pinney to remain curate at Broadwindsor in Dorset, 18 October 1660. 1660.

*FuT 15: Thomas Fuller, Document(s)

Formerly in the possession of Major General Sir Reginald John Pinney (1863-1943) of Racedown, Dorset.

This MS edited in Bergen Evans, ‘Thomas Fuller at Broadwindsor’, RES, 7 (1931), 452-3.

[Fuller/Ralegh MS]

Copy of two texts by Sir Walter Ralegh, in a predominantly italic hand, on a pair of conjugate folio leaves. c.1620.

Endorsed ‘Alex Fuller 10. June 1937’. Bonham's, 18 December 2002, lot 776, with a facsimile example in the sale catalogue.

Photocopies of this MS are in the British Library, RP 8200.

pp. [1, 3]

RaW 1003: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Copy of Ralegh's letter to his wife in early December 1603 before his anticipated execution.

p. [3]

RaW 730.8: Sir Walter Ralegh, Ralegh's Second Testamentary Note

Copy, headed ‘These woordes following he putt into his La: Pockitt the night by fore he was executed Charging hie nott to publish them by fore he was deade’.

Ralegh's note, 1618, denouncing false allegations, beginning ‘I did never receive advise from my Lord Carew to make any escape, neither did I tell ytt Stukeley...’. First published in The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, ed. Thomas Birch (London, 1751), II, 280-1. Edwards (1868), II, 494-5.

[Garrick MS]

A copy of plays by Shakespeare, in a single hand, 170 quarto pages, in marbled boards. Mid-18th century.

Loosely inserted bookplate of David Garrick (1717-79), actor. Sotheby's, 8 December 1983, lot 48 (unsold).

[unspecified page numbers]

ShW 41.5: William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors

Copy.

First published in the First Folio (London, 1623).

[unspecified page numbers]

ShW 68.8: William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing

Copy.

First published in London, 1600.

[unspecified page numbers]

ShW 58.5: William Shakespeare, Love's Labours Lost

Copy of part of the first scene.

First published in London, 1598.

[The Generall MS]

Copy, described as ‘The General: A tragi-comedy’. c.1660s?.

OrR 11: Roger Boyle, Baron Broghill and Earl of Orrery, The Generall

Stated by Halliwell-Phillipps in 1853 to be in the Plymouth Proprietary Library, but no record of this known. Recorded by him in 1860 as having been ‘in private hands. 4to, 1853’ (see Clark, II, 827-8).

Edited from this MS by Halliwell-Phillipps (1853). Partly edited from Halliwell-Phillipps's edition, with collations, in Clark

Probably privately performed (as Altamira) in Ireland, c.1662. Staged in London 14 September 1664. First published, and attributed to James Shirley, in J.O. Halliwell-Phillipps, A Brief Description of the Ancient and Modern Manuscripts Preserved in the Public Library, Plymouth: To which are added, Some fragments of Early Literature Hitherto Unpublished (London, 1853), pp. 55-175. Clark, I, 101-64.

[Genesis MS]

Autograph calligraphic MS. 1600.

*InE 9: Esther Inglis, [Genesis] Historiae memorabiles Genesis, per Estheram Inglis Gallam. Edinburgi, anno 1600

Later owned by Philip Harcourt (d.1759), barrister.

Recorded in Thomas Hearne, Gulielmi Neubrigensis historia (Oxford, 1719), p. 752. Scott-Elliot & Yeo, No. 14 (p. 44).

Presumably in Latin and derived from the Book of Genesis in the Bible.

[Ghent MS]

Copy, in a small MS volume of religious writings, 82 leaves. [1609-22].

SoR 332: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, Exercitia et Devotiones

In 1931 this MS was in the Jesuit Résidence in Ghent, Belgium, but is no longer there. Unless destroyed in World War II it may have been transferred to other Belgian Jesuit archives.

This MS collated in de Buck and described pp. 9-11.

First published in Spiritual Exercises and Devotions of Blessed Robert Southwell, S.J., ed. J.M. de Buck, S.J. (London, 1931).

[Glover volume]

A printed exemplum containing Jonson's presentation inscription to his ‘worthy and deseruing Brother Mr. Alexander Glouer’.

*JnB 757: Ben Jonson, Workes (1616)

Later owned by Frank Capra (1897-1991), film director. Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 27 April 1949, lot 227, with a facsimile of the inscription in the sale catalogue.

This inscription edited in Herford & Simpson, VIII, 666.

[Gollancz volume]

Copy, headed ‘A sa mistresse’, written in two scribal hands on a blank page. In a printed exemplum of The Faerie Queene, Books I-III, first issue without the complimentary sonnet to Lord Burghley (London, 1590). c.1590s?

SpE 1: Edmund Spenser, Amoretti. Sonnet I. (‘Happy ye leaues when as those lilly hands’)

Bearing an inscription in Greek meaning ‘the author to himself’ and therefore possibly owned by Spenser himself. Other early inscriptions including ‘D: S:’, ‘T: B:’, ‘mr john borlace gave mee this booke 1630’; ‘sum e libris G. Coxe’;‘Eliza: Morgan her Booke’; ‘S: Byrch’, and ‘Gul: N[ ] Coll Rega’. Owned before 1907 by Sir Israel Gollancz (1863-1930), and in 1929 by Dr Abraham Simon Wolf Rosenbach (1876-1952), bookseller, collector and scholar. Owned in 1946 by Frank H. Hogan. Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 23-4 April 1946 (Hogan sale, Part 3), lot 156, to Ray Hartz. A. Hime, Idyllwild, California, sale catalogue 8 (1983), item 26. Sotheby's, New York, 11 October 1991 (Richard Manney sale), lot 285.

This MS (formerly but no longer thought to be autograph) edited, with A. Judson's discussion, in Minor Poems, II, 419-20. Edited also in the 1991 Sotheby's sale catalogue. Facsimile in Flower & Munby, English Poetical Autographs, p. 3.

For some of the sale history of this volume, see Edwin Wolf 2nd and J.F. Fleming, Rosenbach (London, 1960), pp. 433, 540.

First published in Amoretti and Epithalamion ([London], 1595). Variorum, Minor Poems, II, 191-232 (p. 195).

[Gondibert (I)]

Printed exemplum with Davenant's autograph inscription ‘For the much Honourd Charles Cotton Esquire’ [the Elder, d.1658]. c.1651.

*DaW 152: Sir William Davenant, Gondibert (4to, London, 1651)

Later owned by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's, 14 June 1979 (Houghton sale, Part 1), lot 161, to Borg.

[Gondibert (II)]

A printed exemplum with Davenant's autograph inscription ‘For the much honour'd Serjeant Major [John] Wildman’, dated 19 December 1651. c.1651.

*DaW 153: Sir William Davenant, Gondibert (4to, London, 1651)

Sotheby's, 21 July 1983, lot 18, to Blackwell, with a facsimile of the inscription in the sale catalogue. Owned at some time by Howes Bookshop Ltd, Hastings, Sussex.

[Gordon MS]

Fragments of a small quarto miscellany of poems, chiefly by Robert Southwell (sixteen by him, probably copied from lost printed sources), in a single mixed Scottish hand, 36 pages (in present state). Apparently compiled by one ‘R. C.’ (possibly Robert Calder) for Sir Robert Gordon (1580-1656), Lord of Inverary and Gentleman of the Privy Chamber. c.1610.

The MS pages used as binder's waste or even perhaps as a deliberate mode of secretion in a MS volume compiled by the schoolmaster and royal chaplain Alexander Ross (1591-1654), of Aberdeen. Later in the library of Andrew Fletcher (1653?-1716), of Saltoun, political theorist and book collector. H.P. Kraus, New York, sale catalogue No. 157 (1980), item 29. Sotheby's, 19 July 1994, lot 29 (with other MSS relating to the recusant Gordon family), to Quaritch.

f. 3r

SoR 55.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, Fortunes Falsehoode (‘In worldly meriments lurketh much miserie’)

Copy of lines 25-40; imperfect, lacking the rest of the poem.

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 65-6.

f. 3r-v

SoR 210.3: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, Scorne not the least (‘Where wards are weake, and foes encountring strong’)

Copy.

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 69-70.

ff. 3v-4r

SoR 230.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, The Sequence on the Virgin Mary and Christ, vi. The Nativitie of Christ (‘Beholde the father, is his daughters sonne’)

Copy.

Brown, pp. 6-7.

f. 4r-v

SoR 230.8: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, The Sequence on the Virgin Mary and Christ, vi. The Nativitie of Christ (‘Beholde the father, is his daughters sonne’)

Copy.

Brown, pp. 6-7.

ff. 4v-5r

SoR 17.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, A childe my Choyce (‘Let folly praise that fancie loves, I praise and love that child’)

Copy.

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, p. 13.

ff. 5r-6r

SoR 39.8: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, Content and rich (‘I dwell in grace's courte’)

Copy.

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 67-9.

ff. 6v-7r

SoR 116.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, Losse in delaies (‘Shun delaies, they breede remorse’)

Copy.

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 58-9.

ff. 7r-8v

SoR 127.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, Loves servile lot (‘Love mistris is of many mindes’)

Copy.

Lines 1-48 first published in Saint Peters Complaint, 1st edition (London, 1595). Lines 49-76 published in 2nd edition (1595). Brown, pp. 60-2.

f. 9r-v

SoR 103.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, Lifes death loves life (‘Who lives in love, loves least to live’)

Copy.

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 2nd edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 54-5.

ff. 9v-10v

SoR 5.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, At home in Heaven (‘Faire soule, how long shall veyles thy graces shroud?’)

Copy.

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 2nd edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 55-6.

ff. 10v-11v

SoR 90.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, Lewd Love is Losse (‘Misdeeming eye that stoupest to the lure’)

Copy.

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 2nd edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 62-3.

ff. 11v-14v

SoR 175.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, A Phansie turned to a sinners complaint (‘Hee that his mirth hath lost’)

Copy.

First published in Saint Peters Complaint (London, 1602). Brown, pp. 36-40.

ff. 14v-15r

SoR 44.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, Davids Peccavi (‘In eaves, sole Sparrowe sits not more alone’)

Copy.

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, (London, 1602). Brown, pp. 35-6.

ff. 15r-16r

SoR 235.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, Sinnes heavie loade (‘O Lord my sinne doth over-charge thy brest’)

First published in Saint Peters Complaint (London, 1602). Brown, pp. 17-18.

ff. 16r-18r

SoR 85.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, Josephs Amazement (‘When Christ by growth disclosed his descent’)

Copy.

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, (London, 1602). Brown, pp. 21-3.

f. 18r-v

SoR 62.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, From Fortunes reach (‘Let fickle fortune runne her blindest race’)

Copy.

First published in Saint Peters Complaint, 2nd edition (London, 1595). Brown, pp. 66-7.

[Goslin volume]

An autograph inscription to ‘Mr Doctor Goslin, the most worthie Master of Caies Colledge’, in a presentation exemplum of the 1624 printed edition.dedicatory epistle to Hannah (1845), pp. xv-xvi, prints the text of the dedicatory epistle to the Earl of Middlesex written in an exemplum owned by ‘Mr. [William] Pickering’

*WoH 259.5: Sir Henry Wotton, The Elements of Architecture

Recorded in Hannah (1845).

First published in London, 1624.

[Greswell volume]

Printed exemplum, allegedly ‘having the Autograph of Sir Thomas More, and being in Henry VIIIth's binding’. c.1521.

*MrT 48: Sir Thomas More, Æneæ Sylvii Commentariorum de Concilio Basileæ celebrato Libri duo (Cologne, 1521)

Later owned by the Rev. William Parr Greswell (1765-1854), bibliographer. Sotheby's, 28 February-5 March 1855 (Greswell sale), lot 286.

This volume recorded in Mark English, ‘Lost Autographs of John Skelton, David Lyndsay, and Thomas More’, N&Q, 248 (December 2003), 385.

[Gurney MS XXXIII]

A composite volume of state papers. Early-mid-17th century.

Once belonging to Sir Henry Spelman (1563/4-1641), historian and antiquary. Later part of MS XXXIII among the collections of Hudson Gurney (1775-1864), of Keswick Hall, Norfolk, banker and antiquary. Part of eight leaves sold at Sotheby's, 31 March 1936, lot 188, to Last, five of which are now in Yale, Osborn Poetry Box VI/107 (see RaW 100).

Recorded in HMC, 12th Report, Appendix IX (1891), p. 161.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 811: Sir Walter Ralegh, Speech on the Scaffold (29 October 1618)

Copy.

Transcripts of Ralegh's speech have been printed in his Remains (London, 1657). Works (1829), I, 558-64, 691-6. VIII, 775-80, and elsewhere. Copies range from verbatim transcripts to summaries of the speech, they usually form part of an account of Ralegh's execution, they have various headings, and the texts differ considerably. For a relevant discussion, see Anna Beer, ‘Textual Politics: The Execution of Sir Walter Ralegh’, MP, 94/1 (August 1996), 19-38.

[Gurney MS XXXIV]

Volume of state papers. 17th century.

Formerly MS XXXIV among the collections of Hudson Gurney (1775-1864), of Keswick Hall, Norfolk, banker and antiquary.

Recorded in HMC, 12th Report, Appendix IX (1891), p. 162.

pp. 275-8

RaW 812: Sir Walter Ralegh, Speech on the Scaffold (29 October 1618)

Copy.

Transcripts of Ralegh's speech have been printed in his Remains (London, 1657). Works (1829), I, 558-64, 691-6. VIII, 775-80, and elsewhere. Copies range from verbatim transcripts to summaries of the speech, they usually form part of an account of Ralegh's execution, they have various headings, and the texts differ considerably. For a relevant discussion, see Anna Beer, ‘Textual Politics: The Execution of Sir Walter Ralegh’, MP, 94/1 (August 1996), 19-38.

[Halkett I]

Autograph folio MS of meditations, prayers, vows, etc. ‘upon her deliverance from the danger of child-birth, June 13, 1658.’, 152 pages. c.1658.

*HaA 16: Anne, Lady Halkett, Meditations

Ballard's ‘First book’.

Selections from most of the original 21 volumes published from 1701 onwards. See the discussion in Margaret J.M. Ezell, ‘Anne Halkett's Morning Devotions: Posthumous Publication and the Culture of Writing in Late Seventeenth-Century Britain’, in Print, Manuscript & Performance, ed. Arthur F. Marotti and Michael D. Bristol (Columbus, Ohio, 2000), 215-31. Substantial selections from the known extant volumes published in Trill (2007).

[Halkett II]

Autograph folio MS of meditations, resolutions, private prayers, ‘The Souls Progress’, etc., ‘written 1649, 1650’, 376 pages. 1649-50.

*HaA 17: Anne, Lady Halkett, Meditations

Ballard's ‘second book’.

Selections from most of the original 21 volumes published from 1701 onwards. See the discussion in Margaret J.M. Ezell, ‘Anne Halkett's Morning Devotions: Posthumous Publication and the Culture of Writing in Late Seventeenth-Century Britain’, in Print, Manuscript & Performance, ed. Arthur F. Marotti and Michael D. Bristol (Columbus, Ohio, 2000), 215-31. Substantial selections from the known extant volumes published in Trill (2007).

[Halkett III]

Autograph folio volume, ‘unbound, of 59 pages, written 1651. Meditations on the 25th Psalm’. 1651.

*HaA 18: Anne, Lady Halkett, Meditations

Ballard's ‘third book’.

Selections from most of the original 21 volumes published from 1701 onwards. See the discussion in Margaret J.M. Ezell, ‘Anne Halkett's Morning Devotions: Posthumous Publication and the Culture of Writing in Late Seventeenth-Century Britain’, in Print, Manuscript & Performance, ed. Arthur F. Marotti and Michael D. Bristol (Columbus, Ohio, 2000), 215-31. Substantial selections from the known extant volumes published in Trill (2007).

[Halkett IV]

Autograph folio MS, ‘unbound, of 73 pages, written 1652. Meditations on Death, from Hebrews ix. v. 27.’ 1652.

*HaA 19: Anne, Lady Halkett, Meditations

Ballard's ‘fourth book’.

Selections from most of the original 21 volumes published from 1701 onwards. See the discussion in Margaret J.M. Ezell, ‘Anne Halkett's Morning Devotions: Posthumous Publication and the Culture of Writing in Late Seventeenth-Century Britain’, in Print, Manuscript & Performance, ed. Arthur F. Marotti and Michael D. Bristol (Columbus, Ohio, 2000), 215-31. Substantial selections from the known extant volumes published in Trill (2007).

[Halkett VIII]

Autograph quarto MS of select meditations, prayers, observations, considerations, etc. and ‘Occasional Meditations, on publick and private occurences’, 315 pages. 1663-5.

*HaA 20: Anne, Lady Halkett, Meditations

Ballard's ‘eighth book’.

Selections from most of the original 21 volumes published from 1701 onwards. See the discussion in Margaret J.M. Ezell, ‘Anne Halkett's Morning Devotions: Posthumous Publication and the Culture of Writing in Late Seventeenth-Century Britain’, in Print, Manuscript & Performance, ed. Arthur F. Marotti and Michael D. Bristol (Columbus, Ohio, 2000), 215-31. Substantial selections from the known extant volumes published in Trill (2007).

[Halkett XI]

Autograph quarto MS of meditations and observations, ‘The true Balm’, etc., 371 pages. 1675-6.

*HaA 21: Anne, Lady Halkett, Meditations

Ballard's eleventh book

Selections from most of the original 21 volumes published from 1701 onwards. See the discussion in Margaret J.M. Ezell, ‘Anne Halkett's Morning Devotions: Posthumous Publication and the Culture of Writing in Late Seventeenth-Century Britain’, in Print, Manuscript & Performance, ed. Arthur F. Marotti and Michael D. Bristol (Columbus, Ohio, 2000), 215-31. Substantial selections from the known extant volumes published in Trill (2007).

[Halkett XIV]

Autograph quarto MS of ‘The Fruits of the Spirit....’, reflections and meditations, etc., 556 pages. 1682-3.

*HaA 22: Anne, Lady Halkett, Meditations

Ballard's ‘fourteenth book’.

Selections from most of the original 21 volumes published from 1701 onwards. See the discussion in Margaret J.M. Ezell, ‘Anne Halkett's Morning Devotions: Posthumous Publication and the Culture of Writing in Late Seventeenth-Century Britain’, in Print, Manuscript & Performance, ed. Arthur F. Marotti and Michael D. Bristol (Columbus, Ohio, 2000), 215-31. Substantial selections from the known extant volumes published in Trill (2007).

[Hall letter]

Autograph letter signed by Hall, to a lady (a long letter of condolence on the death of her son), on four octavo pages, from Higham, 23 September 1651. 1651.

*HlJ 135: Joseph Hall, Letter(s)

Holloway & Son, London, sale catalogue of ‘Autographs and Manuscripts’, [c.1870], item 294.

[Hall volume]

Two lines added in MS to Lib. I, Sat.VIII, in an exemplum of Virgidemiarum Sixe Bookes, 2nd collected edition, 3 vols in one (London, 1597-1602). Early 17th century.

HlJ 8.5: Joseph Hall, Virgidemiae (‘I First aduenture, with fool-hardie might’)

Christie's, 13-14 June 1979 (Arthur A. Houghton Jr sale, Part 1), lot 247, to Maggs.

Books IV-VI first published as Virgidemiarvm. The three last Bookes (London, 1598). Wynter, IX, 563-680. Davenport, pp. 5-99. Comprising six books of satires following a ‘Defence to Enuie’ and Prologue.

1st line of Prlogue here.

[Hamlet leaf]

A leaf extracted from a promptbook, being pages 265-6 from an exemplum of the First Folio (1623), comprising part of Act III including Hamlet's soliloqy ‘To be, or not to be, that is the Question’ and his speech to the players (‘Speake the Speech I pray you, as I pronounc'd it to you’), the text marked up to denote various extensive cuts and substantial emendations to a speech by Polonius. Late 17th century.

ShW 44.2: William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Sotheby's, 21 July 1983, lot 28, to Sall.

Facsimile of p. 265 in Sotheby's sale catalogue. Facsimile of both pages in the British Library, RP 2601.

First published in London, 1603.

[Harington MSS]

A collection of papers of Sir John Harington (1560-12) and his family. Late 16th-early 17th century.

Owned by Sir John's descendants Henry Harington (1686-1769) and Dr Henry Harington (1727-1816).

These manuscripts edited in Nugae Antiquae (first published in two volumes, London, 1769); various editions, expanded to 2 vols, ed. Henry Harington [and Thomas Park], London, 1804.

[unnumbered item]

ElQ 26: Queen Elizabeth I, ‘The doubt of future foes’

Copy, incorporated in a letter to a lady apparently by Sir John Harington, introduced as a poem ‘of her Highness own enditing...My Lady Wiloughby did covertly get it on her Majesties tablet, and had much hazard in so doing; for the Queen did find out the thief, and chid for spreading evil bruit of her writing such toyes, when other matters did so occupy her employment at this time; and was fearful of being thought too lightly of for so doing.’

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae (1769), I, 58-9. Cited in Collected Works.

A version first published in George Puttenham, The Arte of English Poesie (London, 1589), sig. 2E2v (p. 208). Bradner, p. 4. Collected Works, Poem 5, pp. 133-4. Selected Works, Poem 4, pp. 7-9.

[unnumbered item]

ElQ 112: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth's First Speech, Hatfield, November 20, 1558

Copy of the ‘Words spoken by the Quene to the Lordes, at her Accession’

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae (1769), I, 114-16; (1804), I, 66-8.

‘Words spoken by her majesty to Mr. Cecil’ beginning ‘I give you this charge, that you shall be of my privy Council...’. Collected Works, Speech 1, p. 51. Selected Works, Speeches 1, pp. 32-3.

[unnumbered item]

HoJ 295: John Hoskyns, ‘Undecies senos exegi strenuus annos’

Copy of both Latin and English versions, headed ‘Verse composed by Serjeant Hoskyns. 1632 or 1633’.

Among the papers of Hoskyns owned in 1937 by Henry Hornyold-Strickland.

The Latin poem followed by an ‘Englished’ version, beginning ‘Years sixty six, I have with vigour Past’. Osborn, No. XLVIII (pp. 214-15).

[unnumbered item]

ElQ 196: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth's Speech at the Close of the Parliamentary Session, March 15, 1576

MS ‘Extract from a Speech of Q. Elizabeth, to her Parliament, relating to her Celibacy, 1575’, here beginning ‘--Now, to rehearse my meaninge...and ending ...cannot dispose of themselves to another lyfe--’.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae (1769), I, 116. Cited in Collected Works.

First published (from a lost MS) in Nugae Antiquae, ed. Henry Harington (London, 1804), I, 120-7.

Version I. Beginning ‘Do I see God's most sacred, holy Word and text of holy Writ drawn to so divers senses...’. Hartley, I, 471-3 (Text i). Collected Works, Speech 13, pp. 167-71. Selected Works, Speech 7, pp. 52-60.

Version II. Beginning ‘My lords, Do I see the Scriptures, God's word, in so many ways interpreted...’. Hartley, I, 473-5 (Text ii).

[unnumbered item]

ElQ 197: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth's Speech at the Close of the Parliamentary Session, March 15, 1576

Copy of the complete speech, with a note by John Harington explaining that it was given him by the Queen who she says had ‘made a clerk write fair’ her ‘poor words’ for his use.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae (1769), II, 149-54; (1804), I, 120-8. Cited and the note printed in Collected Works.

First published (from a lost MS) in Nugae Antiquae, ed. Henry Harington (London, 1804), I, 120-7.

Version I. Beginning ‘Do I see God's most sacred, holy Word and text of holy Writ drawn to so divers senses...’. Hartley, I, 471-3 (Text i). Collected Works, Speech 13, pp. 167-71. Selected Works, Speech 7, pp. 52-60.

Version II. Beginning ‘My lords, Do I see the Scriptures, God's word, in so many ways interpreted...’. Hartley, I, 473-5 (Text ii).

[unnumbered item]

ElQ 133: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth's Answer to the Commons' Petition that she Marry, January 28, 1563

Copy.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae (1769), II, 199-201; (1804), I, 80-3.

Beginning ‘Williams, I have heard by you the common request of my Commons...’. First published (from a lost MS) in Nugae Antiquae, ed. Henry Harington (London, 1804), I, 80-3. Hartley, I, 94-5. Collected Works, Speech 5, pp. 70-2. Selected Works, Speech 3, pp. 37-41.

[unnumbered item]

ElQ 61: Queen Elizabeth I, [Cicero] Translation, by Q. Elizabeth, of one of Tullies Familiar Epistles, given by her to John Haryngton, 1579

MS.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae. Printed thence in Translations.

First published in Nugae Antiquae, [ed. Henry Harington] (London, 1769), II, 235-7; (1804 edition), I, 140-3. Translations (I), pp. 433-6.

[unnumbered item]

ElQ 66: Queen Elizabeth I, [Seneca, Epist. cvii] A letter of the Queenes Majesties Translation out of Seneca

MS, with a note ‘This letter was given by Queene Elizabeth, to her servante, John Harington, in token of remembrance of hir Highness painstaking and learned skyll, 1567, and which he did highly prize and esteem in such sort’.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae. Edited thence in Translations.

First published in Nugae Antiquae, ed. Henry Harington [and Thomas Park], 2 vols (London, 1804), I, 109-14. Translations, pp. 415-21.

[unnumbered item]

SiP 88.8: Sir Philip Sidney, The Psalms of David

Copy of Psalms 51, 69, 104, 112, and 137,‘translated by the Countess of Pembroke’.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae (1769), II, 57-69; (1804), II, 407-10.

Psalms 1-43 translated by Sidney. Psalms 44-150 translated by his sister, the Countess of Pembroke. First published complete in London, 1823, ed. S.W. Singer. Psalms 1-43, without the Countess of Pembroke's revisions, edited in Ringler, pp. 265-337. Psalms 1-150 in her revised form edited in The Psalms of Sir Philip Sidney and the Countess of Pembroke, ed. J.C.A. Rathmell (New York, 1963). Psalms 44-150 also edited in The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert Countess of Pembroke (1988), Vol. II.

[unnumbered item]

WyT 186.5: Sir Thomas Wyatt, ‘Marvaill no more, all tho’

Copy, headed ‘Verses by Sir Thomas Wyatt’.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae, [ed. Henry Harington], 2 vols (London, 1769), II, 250-1.

First published in The Court of Venus, [c.1538]. Songes and Sonettes (London, 1557). Muir & Thomson, pp. 38-9.

[unnumbered item]

WyT 237.5: Sir Thomas Wyatt, ‘Ons as me thought fortune me kyst’

Copy, headed ‘By Sir Thomas Wyatt’.

Edited from this MS in Nugae Antiquae, [ed. Henry Harington], 2 vols (London, 1769), II, 254-5.

First published in Songes and Sonettes (London, 1557). Muir & Thomson, pp. 47-8.

[Harington pedigree]

A conveyance of land, signed by Harington, containing his pedigree, dated 30 September 1588. 1588.

*HrJ 413: Sir John Harington, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 12 December 1977, Lot 87, to J.F. Fleming.

Harvey Dioscorides

Autograph signature and annotations. Mid-late 16th century.

*HvG 64: Gabriel Harvey, Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos. Accesserunt priori editioni V. Cordi (Frankfurt, 1549)

Later in the library of James Crossley (1800-83), author and book collector. Sotheby's, 11 June 1885 (Crossley sale), lot 890.

[Harvey MS (I)]

Copy, on pages 18-30 of a quarto volume (labelled ‘Y’) also containing a tract on the Court of Chancery by George Norburye. 17th century.

BcF 251: Francis Bacon, Ordinances in Chancery

Formerly among the MSS of John Harvey of Ickwell Bury, Hertfordshire, and Finningley Park, Yorkshire. Possibly destroyed in a fire in 1937.

Recorded in HMC, 1st Report (1870), Appendix, p. 63.

First published as Ordinances made by...Sir Francis Bacon Knight...being then Lord Chancellor For the better and more regular Administration of Iustice in the Chancery (London, 1642), beginning ‘No decree shall be reversed, altered, or explained, being once under the Great Seale...’. Spedding, VII, 755-74 (mentioning, on p. 757, having seen some ‘MSS and editions’ of this work but without specifying them or his copy-text).

[Harvey MS (II)]

Copy, 46 pages. In an octavo composite volume of state tracts, including ‘The Manner of Sir Philip Sidneyes Death’ by his chaplain George Gifford (wrongly attributed to Fulke Greville), all in a single small neat hand, 72 pages (plus blanks), in contemporary limp vellum. Early 17th century.

RaW 1078: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Military Discourse

Formerly among the MSS of John Harvey of Ickwell Bury, Hertfordshire, and Finningley Park, Yorkshire. Maggs, sale catalogue No. 536 (1930), item 2129. Afterwards owned by André de Coppet (1892-1953), New York financier and broker. Sotheby's, 4 July 1955 (De Coppet sale), lot 888, to Quaritch. The volume possibly broken up afterwards. The Gifford tract at least owned by Dr Bent Juel-Jensen (1922-2006), Oxford physician and book collector.

Recorded in HMC, 1st Report (1870), Appendix, p. 62.

A treatise beginning ‘Forasmuch as in every doubtfull and questionable matter, it is familiar and common amongst men to be diverse...’. First published in London, 1734. It was probably written by Sir Thomas Wilford (1541-1601?), or possibly by Sir Francis De Vere or Nathaniel Boothe. See Lefranc (1968), pp. 64-5.

[Hastings volume]

Copy of the first stanza, in a contemporary hand, on sig. B1r in an exemplum of the printed edition of 1624. c.1624-mid-17th century.

FaE 4.8: Edward Fairfax, To my noble frend mr huntington (‘Godfrey of Bulloigne & his great wonders’)

The book owned and inscribed by Lucy Hastings (d.1679), daughter of Sir John Davies and wife of Ferdinando Hastings (1609-56), sixth Earl of Huntingdon. Sotheby's, 9 December 1993, lot 11 (unsold).

Six verses, unpublished.

[Hay MS]

Autograph calligraphic MS (c.50 x 80 mm.), in contemporary calf gilt. Apparently prepared as a New Year's Gift, but with an inscription on the cover ‘For my cousin Mr Robert Frenche, Clerk of Kircaldie, 17 Junij 1616’, and with ‘A small miniature portrait’. 1 January 1615/16.

*InE 22: Esther Inglis, [Octonaires de la Roche Chandieu] Les Cinquante Octonaires sur la Vanité et Inconstance du Monde. Escrits par Esther Inglis pour son dernier Adieu, ce I Iour de l'an 1616

Owned by Alexander Hay, King's Apothecary, and presented by him before 1692 to the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh (where it was Adv. MS 18.3.46). Recorded there by David Laing (1793-1878), but lost sometime between 1892 and 1912.

Scott-Elliot & Yeo, No. 48 (pp. 76-7).

Verse ‘Octonaires’ in French by Antoine de la Roche Chandieu (1534-91), first published in Paris, 1586.

[Heber MS (I)]

Copy. Early 17th century?.

HuF 22: Sir Francis Hubert, Edward II (‘It is thy sad disaster which I sing’)

Later owned by Thomas Astle (1735-1803), archivist and collector of books and manuscripts, and afterwards by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector. Sotheby's, 10 February 1836 (Heber sale, Part XI), lot 528, to Payne.

First published, in an unauthorised edition as The Deplorable Life and Death of Edward the Second. Together with the Downefall of the two Unfortunate Favorits, Gavestone and Spencer. Storied in an Excellent Pöem, London, 1628. First authorised edition, as The Historie of Edward the Second, Surnamed Carnarvan, one of our English Kings. Together with the Fatall down-fall of his two vnfortunate Favorites Gaveston and Spencer, London, 1629. An edition of a 576-stanza version in three cantos, entitled The Life of Edward II, was printed in London 1721 from an unidentified MS.

Mellor, pp. 4-169 (664-stanza version, headed ‘The Life and Death of Edward the Second’, including ‘The Authors Preface’ beginning ‘Rebellious thoughts why doe you tumult so’?).

[Heber MS (II)]

Copy, bound in russia. Early 17th century?.

HuF 23: Sir Francis Hubert, Edward II (‘It is thy sad disaster which I sing’)

Later owned by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector. Sotheby's, 10 February 1836 (Heber sale, Part XI), lot 529, to Thomas Thorpe.

First published, in an unauthorised edition as The Deplorable Life and Death of Edward the Second. Together with the Downefall of the two Unfortunate Favorits, Gavestone and Spencer. Storied in an Excellent Pöem, London, 1628. First authorised edition, as The Historie of Edward the Second, Surnamed Carnarvan, one of our English Kings. Together with the Fatall down-fall of his two vnfortunate Favorites Gaveston and Spencer, London, 1629. An edition of a 576-stanza version in three cantos, entitled The Life of Edward II, was printed in London 1721 from an unidentified MS.

Mellor, pp. 4-169 (664-stanza version, headed ‘The Life and Death of Edward the Second’, including ‘The Authors Preface’ beginning ‘Rebellious thoughts why doe you tumult so’?).

[Heber/Collier MS]

Copy, headed ‘An Answer’ and here beginning ‘Doth the prosperity of a pardon still’, in a MS volume. c.1632-42.

JnB 5: Ben Jonson, An Answer to Alexander Gil (‘Shall the prosperity of a Pardon still’)

Formerly owned by Richard Heber (1773-1833), book collector.

Edited from his transcript of this MS in John Payne Collier, ‘Ben Jonson and Alexander Gill’, The Athenaeum, No. 1957 (29 April 1865), pp. 587-8, whence collated in Herford & Simpson.

First published in Wit and Drollery (London, 1656). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 410-11.

[Heber/Cartwright MS]

Copy of the play, including a list of the actors for the first performance. c.1636?

CaW 91: William Cartwright, The Royal Slave

Later owned by Richard Heber (1774-1833), book collector.

Cited in Evans, p. 167, as ‘Heber MS. 1043’.

First performed at Christ Church, Oxford, 30 August 1636. First published in Oxford, 1639. Evans, pp. 193-253.

[Herbert MS]

MS, headed ‘Inventa Bellica’, on two and a half quarto pages, allegedly ‘Entirely autograph and signed, upwards of one hundred lines, closely written’. Early-mid-17th century.

HrG 323.5: George Herbert, Lucus, XXXII. Triumphus Mortis (‘O mea suspicienda manus, ventérque perennis!’)

Waller's sale catalogue, No. 123 (1879), lot 104.

First published in The Works of George Herbert, ed. William Pickering, I (London, 1836). Hutchinson, pp. 418-21. McCloskey & Murphy, with a translation, pp. 108-17.

[Herbert/Proverbs]

Copy of 204 proverbs, headed ‘In the Name of God, IHS. Amen. Proverbs’, on the first three pages of one of the [MS?] story books of the Little Gidding community. c.1630s.

HrG 329: George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs

Formerly owned by Lady Langman.

This MS collated in Hutchinson and described p. 571. Erroneously recorded in IELM, I.ii (1980) as at Clare College, Cambridge.

First published in London, 1640. Hutchinson, pp. 321-55.

[Herrick letter]

Autograph letter signed by Herrick, to his uncle Sir William Herrick, undated. c.1613-16.

*HeR 431: Robert Herrick, Letter(s)

Alleged by Nichols to be from the collection of Miss Anne Nichols.

A facsimile in John Gough Nichols, Autographs of Royal, Noble, Learned, and Remarkable Personages conspicuous in English History (London, 1829), facing p. [93].

[Hesketh MS]

Copy, dated on the first page ‘1620’, c.300 small quarto pages, in vellum wrappers. Early 17th century.

LeC 83: Anon, Leicester's Commonwealth

Contemporary ownership inscription of Robert Hesketh. Also inscribed by Robert Scaliger, ‘1630’. Phillips, 15 June 1989, lot 48.

First published as The Copie of a Leter, Wryten by a Master of Arte of Cambrige, to his Friend in London, Concerning some talke past of late betwen two worshipful and graue men, about the present state, and some procedinges of the Erle of Leycester and his friendes in England ([? Rouen], 1584). Soon banned. Reprinted as Leycesters common-wealth (London, 1641). Edited, as Leicester's Commonwealth, by D.C. Peck (Athens, OH, & London, 1985). Although various attributions have been suggested by Peck and others, the most likely author remains Robert Persons (1546-1610), Jesuit conspirator.

[Hine MS]

A small octavo miscellany, 220 pages. Late 17th century.

Later owned by Reginald L. Hine (1883-1949), Hertfordshire solicitor. Sotheby's, 12 December 1977, lot 110, to Quaritch.

[unspecified pages]

MnJ 147: John Milton, Extracts

[Hobbes letter (I)]

A letter (autograph?) by Hobbes, to an unidentified friend in England, from Paris, 21/31 October 1634. 1634.

*HbT 105: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Once belonging to Dr William Standfast, rector of Clifton, Nottinghamshire.

Edited in F. Peck, Desiderata Curiosa, 2 vols (London, 1732-5), I, Book 6, No. X. Reprinted in Molesworth, English, VII, 452-3. Malcolm, Correspondence, I, 22-3, Letter 12.

[Hobbes letter (II)]

Letter (autograph?) by Hobbes, to Mr [?George] Glen, from Florence, 6/16 April 1636. 1636.

HbT 109: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Once belonging to Dr William Standfast, rector of Clifton, Nottinghamshire.

Edited in F. Peck, Desiderata Curiosa, 2 vols (London, 1732-5), I, Book 6, No. XI. Reprinted in Molesworth, English, VII, 454-5. Malcolm, Correspondence, I, 30-1, Letter 17.

[Hobbes letter (III)]

Autograph letter signed by Hobbes, to the Earl of Devonshire, from Paris, [1/]11 June 1641. 1641.

*HbT 120: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Later in the collection of William and Thomas Bateman, of Lomberdale House, Youlgrave, Derbyshire. Sotheby's, 3 June 1893 (Bateman sale), lot 143, to Pearson.

Recorded in Malcolm & Tolonen, p. 486.

[Hobbes letter (IV)]

Autograph letter signed by Hobbes, to Edmund Waller, from Rouen, [29 July/]8 August 1645. 1645.

*HbT 122: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Later owned by Major W.R. Waller. Sotheby's, 18 December 1995, lot 106, to Dr Schram. Christie's, 3 July 2007 (Dr Albin Schram sale), lot 508. Facsimiles in both sale catalogues.

Edited in Philip R. Wikelund, ‘“Thus I passe my time in this place”: An Unpublished Letter of Thomas Hobbes’, ELN, 6 (1968-9), 263-8. Malcolm, Correspondence, I, 124, Letter 39.

[Hobbes letter (V)]

Autograph letter signed by Hobbes, to the Earl of Devonshire, from St Germain, 2/12 May 1648. 1648.

*HbT 132: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 16 December 1824, lot 142, to Triphook. Puttick and Simpson's, 2 March 1870 (Jacob Henry Burn sale), lot 212, to Addington. Sotheby's, 24 April 1876 (Addington sale), lot 170, to Goupil. Then in the collection of Alfred Morrison (1821-97), manuscript and art collector. Sotheby's, 13 December 1917 (Morrison sale), lot 512, to Captain Lindsay.

Malcolm, Correspondence, I, 169-71, Letter 58. Facsimile in Catalogue of the Collection of…Alfred Morrison, II (1885), Plate 89, facing p. 296.

[Hobbes letter (VI)]

Autograph (?) letter signed by Hobbes, to the Rt Hon. Edward Howard, from Chatsworth, 24 October[/3 November] 1668. 1668.

*HbT 155: Thomas Hobbes, Letter(s)

Formerly among the Egerton-Warburton muniments at Arley Hall, Cheshire (dispersed in 1937).

Edited in Molesworth English, IV, 458-60. Summarized in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 291. A slightly abbreviated version, dated 6 November 1668, was printed in Edward Howard, The British Princes (London, 1669), sig. a7v-a8r. Malcolm, Correspondence, II, 704-5, Letter 184.

[Hobbes's Horse MS]

Draft, with revisions, in the hand of Robert Payne. Mid-late 17th century?

*HbT 44: Thomas Hobbes, Considerations touching the facility or Difficulty of the Motions of a Horse, on streight lines, & circular

Formerly among the muniments of the Duke of Portland, of Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire (MS III. C. 3).

Formerly cited in IELM, II.i (1987) as HbT 82. Edited from this MS, as if Hobbes's holograph. In Strong, with a facsimile of the first page facing p. 55. Recorded in Macdonald & Hargreaves, p. xv.

A tract in twenty-three sections, beginning ‘The most naturall & easy posture of the body of a Horse, at rest, is in a streight line…’. First published, as if ny Hobbes, in S. Arthur Strong, A Catalogue of Letters and Other Historical Documents Exhibited in the Library at Welbeck (London, 1903), pp. 237-40. Probably written by Robert Payne (1596-1651), the Cavendish family's chaplain.

[Hoby Faerie Queene]

Printed exemplum owned and inscribed by Sir Edward Hoby (1560-1617), diplomat, with some annotations. c.1590.

SpE 90: Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene (London, 1590)

Also ownership inscription of A.H. Eccles, of Brasenose College, Oxford, 1765. Sotheby's, 24 July 1995, lot 36.

Photocopies of eight pages are in the British Library, RP 6030.

[Hoby MS]

A folio autograph letterbook of Sir Thomas Hoby (1539-66), courtier and translater, as Ambassador to France, with later additions in a secretary hand and annotations by his second son, Sir Thomas Posthumus Hoby, 90 pages, in paper covers. c.1566-1600s.

Christie's, 3 December 1986, lot 279, with a facsimile example in the sale catalogue, p. 37.

[unspecified page numbers]

EsR 180: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex, First Letter of Advice to the Earl of Rutland

Copy, in a secretary hand.

The letter, dated from Greenwich, 4 January [1596], beginning ‘My Lord, I hold it for a principle in the course of intelligence of state...’.

First published, as ‘The Late E. of E. his aduice to the E. of R. in his trauels’, in Profitable Instructions; Describing what speciall Obseruations are to be taken by Trauellers in all Nations, States and Countries (London, 1633), pp. 27-73. Francis Bacon, Resuscitatio (London, 1657), pp. 106-10. Spedding, IX, 6-15. W.B. Devereux, Lives and Letters of the Devereux, Earls of Essex (1853), I, No. xciii.

Essex's three letters to Rutland discussed by Paul E.J. Hammer in ‘The Earl of Essex, Fulke Greville, and the Employment of Scholars’, SP. 91/2 (Spring, 1994), 167-80, and in ‘Letters of Travel Advice from the Earl of Essex to the Earl of Rutland: Some Comments’, PQ, 74/3 (Summer 1995), 317-22. It is likely that the first letter was written substantially by Francis Bacon.

[Holkham MS]

Copy. 17th century?.

HoH 86: Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, A dutiful defence of the lawful regiment of women

‘A defence of the government of women by the Lo: Howard in fol:’ is listed at Holkham Hall, Norfolk (Coke Library scroll, Archives) as being among MSS owned by Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), Attorney General.

An unpublished answer to, and attack upon, John Knox's ‘railing invective’ against Mary Queen of Scots, First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (1558). Written, Howard claims in his Dedication, some thirteen years after he was asked to do so by a Privy Councillor [i.e. c.1585-90]. The Dedication to Queen Elizabeth beginning ‘It pricketh now fast upon the point of thirteen years (most excellent most gratious and most redoubted Soveraign...’; the main text, in three books, beginning ‘It may seem strange to men of grounded knowledge...’, and ending ‘...Sancta et individuae Trinitati sit omnis honor laus et gloria in secula seculorum. Amen.’

[Houghton's Virgidemiarum]

Two lines added in a contemporary hand to Lib. I, Sat. VIII, in a printed exemplum of Hall's Virgidemiarum Sixe Bookes, 2nd collected edition, 3 vols in one (London, 1597-1602). c.1600s.

HlJ 8.8: Joseph Hall, Virgidemiae (‘I First aduenture, with fool-hardie might’)

Later owned by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's, 14 June 1979 (Houghton sale), lot 247, to Maggs.

Books IV-VI first published as Virgidemiarvm. The three last Bookes (London, 1598). Wynter, IX, 563-680. Davenport, pp. 5-99. Comprising six books of satires following a ‘Defence to Enuie’ and Prologue.

1st line of Prlogue here.

[Houghton's Arcadia]

Copy, in a printed exemplum of Arcadia (London, 1590), written to fill the blank space left for this epitaph. End 16th-17th century.

SiP 66: Sir Philip Sidney, The Epitaph (‘His being was in her alone’)

Later owned by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1906-90), American businessman and collector.

Recorded in Ringler, p. 493.

First published in Arcadia (London, 1593), a blank space having been left for this epitaph in the edition of 1590. Ringler, p. 241.

[Naworth MS]

Copy, quarto. Late 16th-early 17th century?

CvG 50: George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey

Once in the library of Lord William Howard (1563-1640), antiquary, of Naworth, Cumberland.

Recorded, as ‘Cavendish Life of Cardinal Wolsey. On paper 4to’, in Selections from the Household Books of the Lord William Howard of Naworth Castle, Surtees Society, 68 (1877), p. 486, No. 19. Edwards (item b).

First published in George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey and Metrical Visions, ed. Samuel W. Singer, 2 vols (Chiswick, 1825). The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish, ed. Richard S. Sylvester, EETS, orig. ser. 243 (London, New York and Toronto, 1959).

[Hobbes poem (I)]

Copy, ‘in a fine Italian hand’, on quarto leaves. 17th century.

HbT 0.5: Thomas Hobbes, De Mirabilibus Pecci (‘Alpibus Angliacis, ubi Pecci nomine surgit’)

Cochrane's sale catalogue of manuscripts, No. 2 (1837), item 528. Thomas Rodd's sale catalogues of manuscripts, 1841, item 609; and 1846, p. 45.

First published, dedicated to William Cavendish, Earl of Devonshire, [c.1636?] (no title-page known). 2nd edition [London, 1666]. Molesworth, Latin, V, 319-40.

[Hobbes poem (II)]

Copy, with other verses. Late 17th century.

HbT 0.8: Thomas Hobbes, De Mirabilibus Pecci (‘Alpibus Angliacis, ubi Pecci nomine surgit’)

Christie's, 10 January 1831, lot 114. Possibly the same MS, including other verses and Hobbes's Vita carmine expressa (1879), ex libris the Earl of Sefton, later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), manuscript and book collector, sold at Sotheby's, 25 March 1895 (Phillipps sale), lot 110, to Sotheran.

First published, dedicated to William Cavendish, Earl of Devonshire, [c.1636?] (no title-page known). 2nd edition [London, 1666]. Molesworth, Latin, V, 319-40.

[Hutchinson Autobiography]

An autograph ‘small Book’ by Lucy Hutchinson. Mid-late 17th century.

Owned in 1806 by Julius Hutchinson.

[unspecified page numbers]

*HuL 6: Lucy Hutchinson, Autobiography

Autograph fragment of an autobiography by Lucy Hutchinson.

Edited from this MS in the edition of 1806.

A fragment, first published as preface to Lucy Hutchinson, Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, ed. Julius Hutchinson (London, 1806), pp. 1-18. Lucy Hutchinson, Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson with the fragment of an autobiography of Mrs. Hutchinson, ed. James Sutherland (London, New York & Toronto, 1973), pp. 278-89.

[unspecified page numbers]

*HuL 5: Lucy Hutchinson, Verses written by Mrs. Hutchinson (‘All sorts of men though various labours presse’)

Autograph.

Edited from this MS as an appendix in Lucy Hutchinson, Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, ed. Julius Hutchinson (London, 1806), pp. 445-6.

First published in Lucy Hutchinson, Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, ed. Julius Hutchinson (London, 1806), pp. 445-6.

[Huygens MS]

Copy, described as ‘The itinerarij in to the North, 10. Aug. 1618. by Richard Corbett. En Vers. & quantités d'autres Poëmes, sur toute sorte de sujets par les Meilleurs Auteurs Anglois; à sçavoir par Edward Lapworth, John Squijer, Tomkis, Sr. Henry Godyer, John Donne, & autres; tous en Anglois.’ ‘Ex Bibliotheca Constantini Hugenii’: i.e. the Dutch diplomatist and poet Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687). Janus Albinus, Catalogus...librorum (Dordrecht, 1696), p. 325, as item 41 in the section ‘Libri Manuscripti in Folio’. 17th century.

CoR 315: Richard Corbett, Iter Boreale (‘Foure Clerkes of Oxford, Doctours two, and two’)

First published in Certain Elegant Poems (London, 1647). Bennett & Trevor-Roper, pp. 31-49.

[Incognita MS]

Copy, in a small cursive hand, with a dedication ‘To The Honoured and Worthily Esteemed Mrs Katharine Leveson’ signed ‘Cleophil’ and a ‘Preface to the Reader’,131 octavo pages, in contemporary olive-green morocco gilt. 1788.

CgW 54.5: William Congreve, Incognita

Initials ‘E: B’ on the spine. Sotheby's, 27 May 2004 (John Brett-Smith sale), lot 119, to Bayntun-Coward.

First published in London, 1692. McKenzie, III, 1-62.

[Instauratio magna (I)]

An exemplum of the first edition (1620), a folio bearing Bacon's boar crest in gilt. 1620.

BcF 662: Francis Bacon, Bacon, Francis. Instauratio magna (London, 1620)

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 493 (1927), item 282A.

Facsimile of the boar's crest cover in Maggs's sale catalogue, Plate LIX.

[Instauratio magna (II)]

An exemplum of the first edition (1620), a folio bearing Bacon's boar crest in gilt. 1620.

BcF 663: Francis Bacon, Bacon, Francis. Instauratio magna (London, 1620)

Sotheby's, 21 December 1937, lot 552.

Facsimile of the boar crest and cover in Sotheby's sale catalogue.

[Instauratio magna (III)]

An exemplum of the first issue of the first edition, with Bacon's boar crest on the contemporary limp vellum cover. 1620.

BcF 664: Francis Bacon, Bacon, Francis. Instauratio magna (London, 1620)

Sotheby's. 18 February 1947, lot 292.

Facsimile of the boar crest and cover in Sotheby's sale catalogue, Plate II.

[Instauratio magna (IV)]

An exemplum of the first edition, with Bacon's boar crest on the cover. 1620.

BcF 665: Francis Bacon, Bacon, Francis. Instauratio magna (London, 1620)

Sotheby's, 11 May 1953, lot 52.

[Instauratio magna (V)]

An exemplum of the first edition (1620), a folio in contemporary vellum bearing Bacon's boar crest in gilt. 1620.

BcF 666: Francis Bacon, Bacon, Francis. Instauratio magna (London, 1620)

bookplate of Sir Willoughby Jones and inscribed by him in 1859. Also bookplate of Frank Brewer Bemis (1861-1935), Boston banker and book collector. Later owned by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr (1906-90), American businessman and collector. Christie's, 13 June 1979 (Houghton sale), lot 22, to Kraus.

Facsimile of the boar's crest and cover in the sale catalogue, Plate 5 opposite p. 32

[Institutions volume]

Autograph annotations and marginalia.

*HvG 26: Gabriel Harvey, [Anon.]. Institutions, or Principal Grounds of the Laws and Statutes of England, newly corrected and amended (London, n.d.)

W.C. Hazlitt. Moore Smith, p. 80. Stern, p. 240 (as ‘whereabouts unknown’). Owned and recorded in Thomas W. Jones's list of 1854 in University of London, Senate House Library, MS 289.

[Irene MS]

Copy, untitled, 75 quarto pages. Mid-17th century.

DrW 325.5: William Drummond of Hawthornden, Irene

David Constable's sale catalogue, 19 November 1828, item 2926.

First published in Works (1711), pp. 163-73.

[Isham MS]

A quarto volume containing at least two tracts. Early-mid-17th century?

Formerly among the papers of the Isham family, of Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire. (Not among the Isham papers in the Northamptonshire Record Office.)

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix p. 253.

[unspecified page numbers]

LeC 82: Anon, Leicester's Commonwealth

Copy.

First published as The Copie of a Leter, Wryten by a Master of Arte of Cambrige, to his Friend in London, Concerning some talke past of late betwen two worshipful and graue men, about the present state, and some procedinges of the Erle of Leycester and his friendes in England ([? Rouen], 1584). Soon banned. Reprinted as Leycesters common-wealth (London, 1641). Edited, as Leicester's Commonwealth, by D.C. Peck (Athens, OH, & London, 1985). Although various attributions have been suggested by Peck and others, the most likely author remains Robert Persons (1546-1610), Jesuit conspirator.

[unspecified page numbers]

WoH 294: Sir Henry Wotton, A Parallel between Robert Earl of Essex and George Duke of Buckingham

First published in London, 1641. Edited by Sir Robert Egerton Brydges (Lee Priory Press, Ickham, 1814).

[Isham/Cotton MS]

Copy, a quarto.

CtR 197: Sir Robert Cotton, The Danger wherein this Kingdome now Standeth, and the Remedy

From the papers of the Isham family, of Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 253.

Tract beginning ‘As soon as the house of Austria had incorporated it self into the house of Spaine...’. First published London, 1628. Cottoni posthuma (1651), pp. 308-20.

[Isham/Keymer MS]

Copy, a folio. c.1620s-30s.

RaW 1102: Sir Walter Ralegh, Observations touching Trade and Commerce with the Hollander

From the papers of the Isham family, of Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 253.

A tract addressed to the monarch and beginning ‘According to my duty, I am emboldened to put your majesty in mind, that about fourteen or fifteen years past...’. First published, as by Sir Walter Ralegh, in London, 1653. Works (1829), VIII, 351-76.

Written by John Keymer (fl.1584-1622). See Adolf Buff, ‘Who is the author of the tract intitled “Some observations touching trade with the Hollander”?’, ES, 1 (1877), 187-212, and Lefranc (1968), p. 64.

[Italian grammar volume]

Harvey's exemplum.

*HvG 94: Gabriel Harvey, Grantham, Henry. An Italian grammar written in Latin by Scipio Lentul... turned into English by H. G. (1575)

Corresponding to one of Harvey's volumes whose annotations are copied in the octavo MS in University of London, Senate House Library, MS 289.

[Jekyll MS]

Copy of ‘An humble supplication to her Majesty, wherein is an Answer to a Proclamation in 1591 against Seminary Priests. As also the Death of the Queen of Scots, Ballard, Babbington, and the Residue of the Confederates, how and by what means they were drawn into the same’, on folio leaves. 1592?.

SoR 311.5: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, An Humble Supplication to Her Majesty

Whiston's sale catalogue, 26 February 1738/9 (Sir Joseph Jekyll sale), lot 319.

First published (by a secret English press) ‘1595’ [for 1600?]. Edited by R .C. Bald (Cambridge, 1953).

[Jersey MS]

Fragment of a copy of the introductory portion, with a marginal note: ‘This discourse was pen'd by ye late Lord Chancellor Clarendon, no doubt by concert wth ye Marquess of Ormond whom he would excuse’, on a single folio leaf. Late 17th century?

ClE 44: Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, A shorte view of the State and condicon of the kingdome of Ireland from the year 1640 to this tyme

Formerly owned by the Earl of Jersey, Osterley Park.

Recorded in HMC, 8th Report, Part I (1874), Appendix, p. 99 (No. 9).

First published in Dublin, 1719-20. Published in London, 1720. Incorporated into the 1816, 1826 and 1849 editions of The History of the Rebellion. Reprinted as Vol. II of A Collection of Several Valuable Pieces of Clarendon (2 vols, London, 1727).

[Johnston MS]

Copy in a folio volume of collections of the Yorkshire physician and antiquary Nathaniel Johnston (1627-1705). Late 17th century.

MaA 475: Andrew Marvell, Advice to a Painter to draw the Duke by (‘Spread a large canvass, Painter, to containe’)

Among the MSS of the Frank family, of Campsall Hall, Yorkshire.

This MS recorded (as O. 1) in HMC, 6th Report (1877), Appendix, p. 461.

First published [in London], 1679. A Collection of Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1689), as by ‘A-M-l, Esq’. Thompson III, 399-403. Margoliouth, I, 214-18, as by Henry Savile. POAS, I, 213-19, as anonymous. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 40-2, as by Henry Savile.

[Juxon volume]

An autograph inscription to William Juxon (1582-1663), Archbishop of Canterbury, while he was Lord High Treasurer (from 1636), in a presentation exemplum of the 1624 printed edition. 1636-9.

*WoH 259.6: Sir Henry Wotton, The Elements of Architecture

Recorded in Hannah (1845), pp. xv-xvi.

First published in London, 1624.

[Katherine de Medicis volume]

Harvey's exemplum. Late 16th century.

*HvG 28: Gabriel Harvey, [Anon.]. A Meruaylous discourse vpon the lyfe, deedes and behauiours of Katherine de Medicis, Queene mother [translated from the French] (‘Heydelberge’ [i.e. London], 1575)

Owned and recorded in Thomas W. Jones's list of 1854 in University of London, Senate House Library, MS 289.

[W. Killigrew document (I)]

A receipt signed by Sir William Killigrew, for £62 10s in part payment of an annuity of £500 per annum granted by Charles II on 10 November 1665, dated 3 November 1676. 1676.

*KiW 50: Sir William Killigrew, Document(s)

Quaritch's sale catalogue ‘English Books and Manuscripts’ (Winter 2008-9), item 40.

W. Killigrew document (II)

A receipt for £62 10s signed by Killigrew, 8 January ‘1676’. 1676.

*KiW 51: Sir William Killigrew, Document(s)

[T. Killigrew bible]

Killigrew's family bible. Early-mid 17th century.

KiT 29.5: Thomas Killigrew, Bible

Owned in December 1655 by Killigrew's son Charles.

Discussed in R.N. Worth, ‘The Killigrew Bible’, Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, ed. J. J. Howard (London, 1870), NS. I, 370-1.

[T. Killigrew letter]

Autograph letter signed by Thomas Killigrew, from Venice, 4 March ‘1650’ [probably 1649/50]. 1650.

*KiT 25: Thomas Killigrew, Letter(s)

American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, New York, 11-12 March 1936, with a facsimile of the last page in the sale catalogue, p. 125. Facsimile of the last page also in DLB, vol. 58, Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists, ed. Fredson Bowers (Detroit, 1987), p. 125.

[King letter (I)]

Autograph? letter signed by King, to Sir Henry Garwaye, 18 January 1644[/5]. 1645.

*KiH 807: Henry King, Letter(s)

Puttick & Simpson's, 11 July 1878, lot 122 (the date of the letter given as 18 June 1644), to Stamp. Later in the collection of Robert Borthwick Adam (1863-1940), American book collector. Subsequently in the collections of Donald and Mary Hyde (Lady Eccles).

Recorded in The R.B. Adam Library, 3 vols (London & New York, 1929), III, 145.

[King letter (II)]

A letter by King (? autograph), to an unidentified recipient, one quarto page, dated 1641. 1641.

KiH 806: Henry King, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 26 July 1887, lot 40, to Preston.

[La Croix-du-Maine volume]

Volume in ‘old calf, broken...Thomas Killigrew's copy, with his autograph on the title, from the Sunderland library’. Early-mid 17th century?

*KiT 32: Thomas Killigrew, La Croix-du-Maine, Sieur de. premier volume de la Bibliothèque; qui est in Catalogue Général de toutes sortes d'Auteurs (Paris, 1584)

Cutting of an unidentified sale catalogue in W.C. Hazlitt's annotated exemplum of his A Roll of Honour (London, 1908), opposite p. 128, in the British Library, Cup.410.g.343

[Lake MS]

Autograph diary of Dr Edward Lake (1642-1704), Archdeacon and Prebendary of Exeter, Chaplain and Tutor to the Princesses Mary and Anne (daughters of James II), for 1677-8, in double columns on 23 pages of a narrow ledger-size volume of some 600 otherwise blank pages. 1677-8.

Owned in 1847 by George Percy Elliott (1800-74). Sotheby's, 20 July 1988, lot 262, to Morton, with a facsimile example in the sale catalogue.

Edited in Diary of Dr. Edward Lake, ed. G.P. Elliott, Camden Miscellany I, Camden Society 39 (London, 1847).

[unnumbered page]

CoA 180: Abraham Cowley, Sors Virgiliana (‘By a bold peoples stubborn armes opprest’)

Copy, dated 29 January 1677/8.

Eliott, pp. 25-6.

First published, in a musical setting by Henry Bowman, in Songs for i 2 & 3 Voyces Composed by Henry Bowman [London, 1677].

Charles Gildon, Miscellany Poems upon Several Occasions (London, 1692). Sparrow, p. 192. Texts usually preceded by a prose introduction explaining the circumstances of composition.

[Lambton volume]

An exemplum of the printed quarto edition (1607) containing Jonson's presentation inscription to Henry Lambton, in olive morocco. Joseph Lilly's sale catalogue of ‘above fifty thousand volumes of rare, curious, unusual, and valuable books’ (c.1870), p. 31. c.1607.

*JnB 729.8: Ben Jonson, Sejanus his Fall

First published in London, 1605. Herford & Simpson, IV, 327-486.

[Latin Bible]

Autograph owner inscription (‘Sum Nicolai Udalli, 1549’) and annotations in a printed exemplum of Sacrosancta Testamenti Veteris et Novi è Sacra Hebræorum. 1549.

*UdN 14: Nicholas Udall, Latin Bible (Zurich, 1543)

Alan G. Thomas, sale catalogue No. 35 (1976), item 56.

Recorded in W.C. Hazlitt, A Roll of Honor (1908), his annotated exemplum in the British Library, Cup.410.g.343, opposite p. 245.

[Lawes of Geneva volume]

Harvey's exemplum. Late 16th century.

*HvG 27: Gabriel Harvey, [Anon.]. The Lawes and Statutes of Geneva...Translated out of Frenche into Englische, by R. Fills. B.L. (London, 1562)

Owned and recorded in Thomas W. Jones's list of 1854 in University of London, Senate House Library, MS 289.

[Leconfield MS 83]

A quarto MS of two works by Sir Arthur Gorges and Sir Walter Ralegh, in a professional secretary hand, 173 pages, in contemporary limp vellum, with remains of green silk ties. A presentation MS, probably to Henry Percy, ninth Earl of Northumberland, in a professional hand, with title-page, inscribed ‘Given by Sir Arthur Gorges’. c.1612-19.

Formerly Leconfield MS 83 at Petworth House, Sussex. Sotheby's, 24 April 1928, lot 105, to A.S.W. Rosenbach. Afterwards in the library of Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth, first Baronet, MP (1870-1937). Sotheby's, 23 June 1988 (Philip Robinson sale, Part I), lot 169. Quaritch's sale catalogue English Literature in Manuscript (November 1996), item 9.

Recorded in HMC, 6th Report (1877), Appendix, p. 308. A microfilm is in the British Library, RP 3898.

pp. 1-141

GgA 137: Sir Arthur Gorges, The Islands Voyage

Copy, with a dedicatory epistle to England, entitled ‘A true Relation of the Voyage to the Iles of Azores ...under the Conduct of the Right Ho:ble Robert Devorux Earle of Essex...in the Yeare of or Lord 1597...collected & written...by Sr: Arthur Gorges Kt:’.

This MS recorded in Sandison (1928), p. 670. Facsimiles of the first page of the text in Sotheby's sale catalogie, p. 169, and of ‘The Epistle Dedicatorie of the Author’ in Quaritch's sale catalogue.

First published, as ‘A larger Relation of the...Iland Voyage’ (but without any dedicatory epistle), in Hakluytus Posthumus or Purchas his Pilgrimes (London, 1625). Glasgow edition of Purchas, XX (1907), 34-129. According to Purchas the work was written in 1607 and dedicated to Prince Henry.

pp. 142-71

RaW 690: Sir Walter Ralegh, Observations concerning the Royal Navy and Sea-Service

Copy, the work ascribed to Gorges.

This MS discussed in Sandison (1928), p. 671, and in Sandison (1940).

A tract dedicated to Prince Henry and beginning ‘Having formerly, most excellent prince, discoursed of a maritimal voyage, and the passages and incidents therein...’. First published in Judicious and Select Essayes and Observations (London, 1650). Works (1829), VIII, 335-50. These notes probably written by Ralegh but usually appended to Sir Arthur Gorges, A larger Relation of the...Iland Voyage, printed in Purchas his Pilgrimes (London, 1625). Glasgow edition, XX (1907), 34-129. See Helen Estabrook Sandison, ‘Manuscripts of the “Islands Voyage” and “Notes on the Royal Navy”’, Essays and Studies in Honor of Carleton Brown (New York, London & Oxford, 1940), 242-52, and Lefranc (1968), pp. 53, 58-9.

[Leeds MS]

Copy.

ClE 91: Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, The Humble Petition and Address of Clarendon in 1667

In the library of Sir Thomas Osborne (1632-1712), Earl of Danby and first Duke of Leeds, politician. Sotheby's, 6 April 1869 (Leeds sale), lot 218. Sotheby's, 9 May, 1983, lot 362, to Morgan.

Petition beginning ‘I cannot express the insupportable trouble and grief of mind I sustain...’. Published as To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament Assembled: The Humble Petition and Address of Clarendon, [in London, 1667?] and subsequently reprinted widely, sometimes under the title News from Dunkirk-house: or, Clarendon's Farewell to England Dec 3 1667.

[Liber amicorum]

Autograph inscription in Latin by Robert Sidney in the liber amicorum of Gregorius Horváth Stansith, dated 29 March 1580. 1580.

SiR 66: Robert Sidney, Earl of Leicester, Liber amicorum

Probably destroyed in World War II. A copy of the MS made by Jenö Abel is in Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Kézirattára, Budapest, Hungary, MS 335/12, entry 3.

This MS recorded in George Gömöri, ‘Inscriptions by Philip and Robert Sidney in Alba Amicorum’, N&Q, 50 (September 2004), 240-2.

[Littleton's Tenures volume]

Harvey's exemplum. Late 16th century.

*HvG 120: Gabriel Harvey, Littleton, Sir Thomas. Littleton's Tenures in English (London, 1562)

Owned and recorded in Thomas W. Jones's list of 1854 in University of London, Senate House Library, MS 289.

[Loveday volume]

An exemplum of the printed edition of 1603, with MS corrections probably made in the printing house. 1603.

HlJ 3.2: Joseph Hall, The Kings Prophecie: or Weeping Ioy (‘What Stoick could his steely brest containe’)

From the family papers of John Loveday (1711-89), of Caversham, Oxfordshire, and formerly at Williamscote House, near Banbury. Sold to Maggs in 1971.

Recorded in Davenport, p. lxxv.

[Lovelace/Aristotle volume]

A printed exemplum inscribed ‘Richardus Lovelace me tenet, pret xxd’ and also, in another hand, ‘Ex dono nobilissimi juuenis Richardi Louelace’. c.1630s-40s?.

*LoR 65: Richard Lovelace, Aristotle. De arte rhetorica libri tres. Carlo Sigonio interprete (Venice, 1566)

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 937 (Autumn 1971), item 90, with a facsimile of the inscribed title-page as Plate 8.

Recorded in Brian N. Lee, Early Printed Book Labels (London, 1976), p. xi.

[Lovelace/Clenardus volume]

A printed exemplum inscribed ‘Richard Louelace, 1630, March 5’, recorded as ‘supposed to be the autograph of the poet when a schoolboy’. c.1630s?.

*LoR 66: Richard Lovelace, Clenardus, Nicolaus. Institutiones linguæ Græcæ (Leiden, 1626)

Sotheby's, 18 May 1853 (Thomas Jolley sale), lot 297, to Bumstead.

Recorded in Hazlitt, p. 149, and in Wilkinson (1925), I, xviii, and (1930), p. xix.

[Lovelace/Crashaw volume]

A printed exemplum of Crashaw's Steps to the Temple, 2nd edition (London, 1648), incorporating a section of printer's proof-sheets, pp. 75-96 of Part I being printed on one side of the paper only, the blank versos filled with contemporary MS copies of other poems and extracts and with ‘MS. Poems mostly in the same hand written on several other l[eaves]’, including (according to Grosart) ‘on the blanks from p. 75 to p. 77…18 numbered “Epigrams” which would seem to belong to Crashaw, though not assigned to him’, also (on blanks of pp. 78-84) a series of epigrams by Thomas Fuller, with ‘other epigrams’ (according to Hazlitt) ‘in a different hand’ and including ‘several of an amatory cast’; the volume signed and possibly compiled by Dudley Posthumus Lovelace, brother of the poet Richard Lovelace. Mid-17th century?.

Owned c.1862-5 by William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), bibliographer and writer, and from c.1868 by Henry Hucks Gibbs (1819-1907), first Lord Aldenham. Sotheby's, 3 May 1937 (Aldenham sale), lot 553, to Dobell.

Recorded in IELM as CrR Δ 8. Discussed in Lucasta. The Poems of Richard Lovelace, Esq., ed. W. Carew Hazlitt (London, 1864), p. 42; in W. Carew Hazlitt, ‘Thomas Fuller's Unpublished Epigrams’, N & Q, 3rd Ser. 7 (6 May 1865), 352-3; in The Poems and Translations in Verse…of Thomas Fuller D.D., ed. Alexander B. Grosart (privately printed, 1868), pp. 8, 219-20; and in John Eglinton Bailey, The Life of Thomas Fuller, D.D. (London, 1874), pp. 132-3. Hazlitt notes: ‘At the close of the volume occurs, with considerable appearance of having been written by the same person, who has composed or transcribed other pieces, the autograph of Dudley Lovelace, who has written his name a second time with an eye to a little jeu de mots, thus: Dudley Lovelasse, and this gentleman has apparently…copied out portions of his brother's Lucasta upon some of the spare leaves…On the recto of p. 96 there are four verses from Lucasta with the signature of Richarde Lovelace’. Grosart adds a few details of the extracts from Lucasta which occur on the verso of the title-page and two following pages, noting that ‘This portion is partly in short-hand characters, and differs, I think, from the Epigram hand-writing’, also mentioning that the predominant handwriting is ‘somewhat intricate and difficult’. Bailey notes: ‘The handwriting is much abbreviated, but bears a certain similarity to Fuller's in his later years’. Grosart made no reference to this volume in his later edition of Crashaw (1872-88). The presence of the epigrams by Fuller, as also perhaps the use of shorthand, suggests a possible connection with the Hailstone MS (Folger, MS V.a.148).

pp. 78-84

FuT 1: Thomas Fuller, Epigrams

Copy of 59 epigrams ‘by Mr Thomas Fuller’, written on blank leaves between pp. 78 and 84.

Edited from this MS in Grosart. Discussed in W. Carew Hazlitt, ‘Thomas Fuller's Unpublished Epigrams’, N&Q, 3rd ser. 7 (6 May 1865), 352-3, and in Bailey, pp. 132-3.

Fifty-nine epigrams first published in Grosart (1868), pp. 217-35. A further six epigrams published in Bertram Dobell, ‘Some Unpublished Epigrams by Thomas Fuller’, The Athenaeum, No. 3835 (27 April 1901), p. 532.

[unspecified page numbers]

LoR 1: Richard Lovelace, Against the Love of Great Ones (‘Vnhappy youth betrayed by Fate’)

Copy.

This MS collated in Hazlitt, pp. 113-116.

First published in Lucasta (London, 1649). Wilkinson (1925), II, 67-9. (1930), pp. 74-6.

[unspecified page numbers]

LoR 2: Richard Lovelace, Amyntor's Grove, His Chloris, Arigo, and Gratiana. An Elogie (‘It was Amyntor's Grove, that Chloris’)

Copy, headed ‘Gratiana's Eulogy’.

This MS collated in Hazlitt, pp. 84-6.

First published in Lucasta (London, 1649). Wilkinson (1925), II, 64-7. (1930), pp. 71-4.

[unspecified page numbers]

LoR 5: Richard Lovelace, Lucasta Weeping. Song (‘Lucasta wept, and still the bright’)

Copy.

The third stanza edited from this MS in Hazlitt, p. 42.

First published in Lucasta (London, 1649). Wilkinson (1925), II, 44. (1930), p. 45.

[unspecified page numbers]

LoR 11: Richard Lovelace, Ode. To Lucasta. The Rose (‘Sweet serene skye-like Flower’)

Copy.

This MS collated in Hazlitt, p. 32, n. 2.

First published in Lucasta (London, 1649). Wilkinson (1925), II, 21-2. (1930), pp. 23-4.

[unspecified page numbers]

LoR 27: Richard Lovelace, To a Lady that desired me I would beare my part with her in a Song. Madam A.L. (‘This is the Prittiest Motion’)

Copy.

This MS collated in Hazlitt, pp. 126-31.

First published in Lucasta (London, 1649). Wilkinson (1925), II, 82-4. (1930), pp. 90-2.

[Ludlow MS]

Copy, in a neat italic hand, headed ‘Mr Congreve to Lord Cobham 1728.’, on three folio pages. c.1730.

CgW 26.5: William Congreve, Letter to Viscount Cobham (‘Sincerest Critick of my Prose, or Rhime’)

Mullocks Auction Ludlow, 23 August 2007, lot 270.

Photocopies of this MS are in the British Library, RP 9244 (i).

First published, as ‘Of Improving the Present Time’, London, 1729. Summers, IV, 177-8. Dobrée, pp. 400-2. McKenzie, II, 486-8.

See also CgW 30.

[Lumley MS]

Copy. Late 16th century?

CvG 49: George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey

Once in the library of John, first Baron Lumley (c.1533-1609), collector.

Recorded, as ‘George Candish, of the lyfe of Cardinall Woolsey’, in The Lumley Library: The Catalogue of 1609, ed. Sears Jayne and Francis R. Johnson (London, 1956), p. 144, No. 1139. Edwards (item a).

First published in George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey and Metrical Visions, ed. Samuel W. Singer, 2 vols (Chiswick, 1825). The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish, ed. Richard S. Sylvester, EETS, orig. ser. 243 (London, New York and Toronto, 1959).

[Macbeth music MS]

A folio MS of ‘The original Play-house Music to Macbeth. A Manuscript of the time of Charles II, with the names of the singers...injured by damp’. Late 17th century.

DaW 96.5: Sir William Davenant, Macbeth

Thomas Rodd's sale catalogue of manuscripts for 1841, item 602.

First published in London, 1673. Dramatic Works, V, 295-394. Edited by Christopher Spencer (New Haven, 1961).

[Macclesfield MS]

A folio volume of writings by Sir Walter Ralegh, in a single professional secretary hand, 38 leaves, in 18th-century vellum. c.1630s.

Sotheby's, 15 March 2007 (‘The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield removed from Shirburn Castle, Part Nine’), lot 3258.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 1004: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Copies of four letters by Ralegh, to James (2 in 1603); to Lady Ralegh (22 March 1617/18); and to Winwood (21 March 1617/18).

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 569.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, Apology for his Voyage to Guiana

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Raleigh his large appologie’, on 46 pages.

Facsimile of the first page in Sotheby's sale catalogue, p. 201.

A tract beginning ‘If the ill success of this enterprise of mine had been without example...’. First published in Judicious and Select Essays and Observations (London, 1650). Works (1829), VIII, 477-507. Edited by V. T. Harlow in Ralegh's Last Voyage (London, 1932), pp. 316-34.

[Macclesfield Observations]

Copy, in a professional secretary and italic hand, entitled ‘Observations Politicall and Civil’, the prefatory ‘Argument’ subscribed ‘T. B.’, with a table of contents at the end, 228 folio leaves, in 19th-century red morocco gilt, the spine lettered ‘Taverner’. c.1630.

RaW 1056: Sir Walter Ralegh, The Cabinet-Council: containing the Chief Arts of Empire and Mysteries of State

Sotheby's, 13 March 2008 (‘The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield removed from Shirburn Castle, Part Eleven’), lot 3875, to Quaritch.

Facsimile of the first page of the main text in Sotheby's catalogue, p. 29.

A treatise beginning ‘A Commonwealth is a certain sovereign government of many families...’. First published, attributed to Sir Walter Ralegh in John Milton's preface ‘To the Reader’, as The Cabinet-Council [&c.] (London, 1658). Works (1829), VIII, 35-150.

Widely circulated in MSS as Observations Political and Civil. The various attributions include ‘T.B.’, for whom Thomas Bedingfield (early 1540s?-1613), translator of Machiavelli, is suggested in Ernest A. Strathmann, ‘A Note on the Ralegh Canon’, TLS (13 April 1956), p. 228, and in Lefranc (1968), p. 64.

[Machiavelli volume [II]]

Autograph annotations and marginalia.

*HvG 126: Gabriel Harvey, Machiavelli, Niccolò. The Arte of Warre written first in Italian by Nicholas Machiavell, and set forth in Englishe by Peter Withorne, studtent at Graies Inne...Newly imprinted with other additions (3 parts: 1573, 1574, [1574])

W.C. Hazlitt (Bernard Quaritch Dictionary of Book Collectors, Part XIII, London, 1899), sub. Gabriel Harvey. Stern, p. 226 (as ‘whereabouts unknown’).

[Madan MS]

A folio volume, lettered ‘Miscell: Divin: M: S.’ c.1690.

Later owned by Falconer Madan (1851-1935), librarian and bibliographer.

pp. 275-89

CoR 764.8: Richard Corbett, Consecration of Lincoln College Chapel

Copy.

Edited from this MS in Clark.

A ceremony at Lincoln College, Oxford, at which Corbett was the officiating prelate, on 15 September 1631. The ceremony and speeches were first published by Andrew Clark in Collectanea: Fourth Series (Oxford Historical Society, 1905), pp. 136-155 (text on pp. 141-55).

[Manchester MS]

Copy, occupying a folio volume of 239 leaves.

ClE 124: Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, Impeachment Proceedings against Clarendon in 1667

Formerly owned by the Duke of Manchester, at Kimbolton Castle.

Recorded in HMC, 1st Report (1870), Appendix, p. 12.

Articles of Treason exhibited in Parliament against Clarendon, 14 November 1667 published in London, 1667. The Proceedings in the House of Commons touching the Impeachment of Clarendon 1667 published in London, 1700.

[Manhattan MS]

A small quarto volume of Catholic devotional works, 65 leaves, in a recycled vellum wrapper from a late-13th-century choirbook.

Owned in 1920 by John Burns. Sold at Sotheby's, 1943/4. Then at Manhattan College, New York. Christie's, 24 June 1992, lot 77, to the Rev. Smith.

ff. 59v-65v

MrT 43: Sir Thomas More, A Treatise to Receive the Blessed Body

Copy, in a secretary hand, incomplete. c.1576.

This MS collated in Yale. A facsimile of the first page in Christie's sale catalogue, p. 49.

First published in Workes (London, 1557), pp. 1264-9. Yale, Vol. 13, pp. 189-204.

[Margaret Clifford MS]

MS, presented by Daniel to Margaret Clifford (1560-1616), Countess Dowager of Cumberland. c.1605-6.

DaS 45: Samuel Daniel, The Prayse of Private Life

This MS probably that catalogued as ‘The Praise of Private Life, a folio Manuscript’ in a MS list of ‘Books in the Closset in the Passage Room next the Pantry in Skipton Castle 28th Augst 1739’ (a list now Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Leeds, DD 121/111). The MS was still at Skipton Castle when a transcript was made by William Ford (see DaS 46), and at Appleby Castle when examined by Moore Smith.

Briefly described in Sellers and also in a review [? by G.C. Moore Smith] of McClure in TLS (4 September 1930), p. 697.

First published (and attributed to Sir John Harington) in The Letters and Epigrams of Sir John Harington, ed. Norman Egbert McClure (Philadelphia, 1930), pp. 323-78. Attributed to Daniel in Sellers (1930), 341-2.

[Margoliouth MS]

A verse miscellany, ‘writt wth a womans hand’, including poems by Andrew Marvell and John Oldham, at least 196 pages. Late 17th century.

Formerly owned by H. M. Margoliouth.

[unspecified page numbers]

MaA 162: Andrew Marvell, A Dialogue between the Two Horses (‘Wee read in profane and Sacred records’)

Copy, headed ‘A Dialogue between the two horses on which stands the Lait Kings and this Kings Effigies…the two horses make a visset to each other and discourse and dispute with each other as followeth’.

This MS collated in Margoliouth (and see I, 415).

First published in The Second Part of the Collection of Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1689). Margoliouth, I, 208-13, as ‘probably Marvell's’. POAS, I, 274-83, as anonymous. Rejected from the canon by Lord.

[unspecified page numbers]

MaA 198: Andrew Marvell, The Loyal Scot (‘Of the old Heroes when the Warlike shades’)

This MS collated in Margoliouth (and see I, 415).

First published in one version [c.1669?] (exemplum without title-page owned by the Library Company of Philadelphia, 935Q). An incomplete version in Charles Gildon, Chorus Poetarum (London, 1694). Margoliouth, I, 180-7. Lord, pp. 188-92. Smith, pp. 403-12.

Lines 15-62 also appear as lines 649-96 in The last Instructions to a Painter (MaA 500-4), and lines 178-85 appear as a separate poem in Upon Blood's Attempt to Steal the Crown (MaA 253-280).

[unspecified page numbers]

MaA 252: Andrew Marvell, The Statue in Stocks-Market (‘As cities that to the fierce conquerors yield’)

Copy, headed ‘A copie of verses made upon Sir Robert Vinner Erecting the Kings Statue in white Marble on Horse back at Woolchurch and his keeping of it Covered and not exposeing it to Publick view till on the Kings Birth day’.

This MS collated in Margoliouth (and see I, 415).

First published in A Collection of Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1689). Margoliouth, I, 188-90. POAS, I, 266-9. Lord, pp. 193-6. Smith, pp. 416-17.

[unspecified page numbers]

MaA 474: Andrew Marvell, Advice to a Painter to draw the Duke by (‘Spread a large canvass, Painter, to containe’)

Copy, headed ‘The Effigies of the Duke. Directions to a Paynter by Mr Andrew Marvell the Auother of the Poem of the Dutch Warrs This is the third and Last Part of the advices to the Paynter by the said Author’.

This MS collated in Margoliouth, I, 415, 420 and in Osborne.

First published [in London], 1679. A Collection of Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1689), as by ‘A-M-l, Esq’. Thompson III, 399-403. Margoliouth, I, 214-18, as by Henry Savile. POAS, I, 213-19, as anonymous. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 40-2, as by Henry Savile.

[Marsh's Gondibert]

Copy, headed ‘Upon the 3 Praisers of D'avenants Gondibert not then published’, on the end-paper of an exemplum of the printed quarto edition of Gondibert (London, 1651). c.1651.

DeJ 55: Sir John Denham, On Gondibert The Preface, being Published before the Booke was Written, Upon the Preface (‘Room Room for the best of Poets heroick’)

Once owned by one Ferdinando Marsh. Later in the Oxford library of John Sparrow (1906-92), literary scholar and book collector. Christie's, 21 October 1992 (Sparrow sale), lot 111, to Hannas.

This volume, or else DeJ 55.5, possibly corresponds to the exemplum of Gondibert (1651) with ‘118 lines on the fly-leaf’ sold at Sotheby's, 19 November 1906 (sale of the Trentham Hall Library of the Duke of Sutherland), lot 461.

First published, as ‘Vpon the Preface’, in Certain Verses (1653), pp. 3-4. Banks, p. 313.

[Marvell letter(s)]

Three autograph letters signed by Marvell, as Member of Parliament, to the Mayor and Corporation of Kingston-upon-Hull. 1660-78.

*MaA 530: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Formerly (before the late 19th century) in the Guildhall, Hull.

Edited in Grosart. Edited from Grosart in Margoliouth, Nos 118, 158, 294.

[Marvell letter(s)]

Autograph letter signed by Marvell, as Member of Parliament, to the Mayor and Corporation of Kingston-upon-Hull. 1660-78.

*MaA 529.5: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Formerly in the Guildhall, Hull.

Edited in Thompson (1776). Edited from Thompson in Margoliouth, No. 40.

[Marvell letter(s)]

Autograph letter signed by Marvell, as Member of Parliament, to the Mayor and Corporation of Kingston-upon-Hull.

*MaA 529: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 14 March 1979, lot 422, to the Scriptorium.

Edited in Grosart. Edited from Grosart in Margoliouth, No. 258.

[Marvell letter(s)]

A detached autograph address leaf, from one of Marvell's autograph letters, as Member of Parliament, to the Mayor and Corporation of Kingston-upon-Hull. Mid-late 17th century.

*MaA 531: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Dulau's sale catalogue No. 182 (1935), item 331, with a facsimile. Sotheby's, 12 November 1963, lot 104, to Barker's and Lee Smith.

[Marvell letter(s)]

Autograph letter signed by Marvell, to an unidentified correspondent, from Whitehall, 15 January 1658[/9]. 1659.

*MaA 525: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Laster owned by John Thane (1747?-1818), London print and manuscript dealer.

Facsimile example of a few lines in John Thane, British Autography, 3 vols (London, [1788-93?]), II, [unnumbered]. The facsimile example edited from a transcript by Pierre Legouis in Margoliouth, II, 307.

[Marvell letter(s)]

Autograph letter signed by Marvell, to Sir Henry Thompson, [end of January 1674/5]. 1675.

*MaA 554: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Later owned by Alfred Morrison (1821-97), manuscript and art collector. Sotheby's, 14 December 1917, lot 731, to the Rt. Hon. Frederick Leverton Harris (1864-1926), politician and art collector.

Catalogue of the Collection of…Alfred Morrison, 6 vols (1883-92), IV, 162-3. Margoliouth, II, 337-8. A facsimile, once owned by Margoliouth, is in Bodleian, MS Facs. d. 119, in ff. 127-40.

[Marvell letter(s)]

Autograph letter signed by Marvell, to Sir Henry Thompson, 26 June 1675. 1675.

*MaA 555.5: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 14 July 2011, lot 24, to Quaritch, with a facsimile example in the sale catalogue.

[Marvell letter(s)]

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Henry Thompson, [6 July 1675]. 1675.

*MaA 556: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 445 (1923), item 2704, with a facsimile (Plate XVII), and No. 451 (1924), item 1190, with a facsimile (Plate XIX).

Margoliouth, II, 340.

[Marvell letter(s)]

Autograph letter signed by Marvell, to Sir Edward Harley, 1 July 1676. 1676.

*MaA 561.5: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Margoliouth, II, 344-6.

[Marvell letter(s)]

Autograph letter signed by Marvell, to Sir Edward Harley, 30 June [1677]. 1677.

*MaA 564.5: Andrew Marvell, Letter(s)

Margoliouth, II, 351-3.

[Marvell MS]

Copy, on three folio leaves, imperfect. Late 17th century.

MaA 473: Andrew Marvell, Advice to a Painter to draw the Duke by (‘Spread a large canvass, Painter, to containe’)

First published [in London], 1679. A Collection of Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1689), as by ‘A-M-l, Esq’. Thompson III, 399-403. Margoliouth, I, 214-18, as by Henry Savile. POAS, I, 213-19, as anonymous. Recorded in Osborne, pp. 40-2, as by Henry Savile.

[Maugin MS]

A quarto composite volume of political and antiquarian tracts, in several probably professional hands, c.320 pages, in contemporary calf (rebacked). c.1592-1629.

Later ownership inscription by Edward Maugin, and a note by him which refers to the reading of this volume and dismissive attitude towards it by the Rev. Joseph Hunter (1783-1861). Sotheby's, 13 December 1990, lot 358 (unsold), and 30 July 1991, lot 28, to Hatchwell.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 389.8: Sir Walter Ralegh, An epitaph on the Earl of Leicester (‘Here lyes the noble warryor that never bludyed sword’)

Copy, in a copy of Richard Verstegan's A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles which occupies ff. 7r-46v.

First published as introduced ‘...yet immediately after his [Leicester's] death, a friend of his bestowed vpon him this Epitaphe’ and beginning ‘Heere lies the woorthy warrier’, in Richard Verstegan, A Declaration of the True Causes of the Great Troubles (London, ‘1592’), p. 54, which is sometimes entitled Cecil's Commonwealth: see E.A. Strathmann in MLN, 60 (1945), 111-14. Listed but not printed in Latham, p. 172, who notes that the epitaph was quoted, from a text among William Drummond's papers, in Sir Walter Scott's Kenilworth (1821). Rudick, No. 46, p. 120.

ff. 308v-11v

CmW 88.6: William Camden, Of the Antiquity of Parliaments in England

Copy.

A tract beginning ‘That there were such like assemblies as parliaments now are, before the Romans arrival here...’. First published in Sir John Doddridge et al., The Several Opinions of Sundry Learned Antiquaries...touching...the High Court of Parliament in England (London, 1658). Hearne (1771), I, 303-6.

[Mayerne volume]

Lady Anne Clifford's exemplum of the first edition, a folio, in contemporary calf bearing her wyvern crest and initials ‘A. D.’ [i.e. Anne, Countess of Dorset]. Early 17th century.

CdA 15: Lady Anne Clifford, Mayerne Turquet, Louis de, trans. Edward Grimeston. The Generall Historie of Spaine, (London, 1612)

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 1272 (1999), item 99, with an illustration of the wyvern crest and initials.

[Middlesex volume]

An autograph dedicatory epistle to the Earl of Middlesex, in a presentation exemplum of the 1624 printed edition.

WoH 259.7: Sir Henry Wotton, The Elements of Architecture

Later owned by William Pickering (1796-1854), publisher.

The epistle edited in Hannah (1845), pp. xv-xvi.

First published in London, 1624.

[Military Discourse MS]

Copy.

RaW 1079: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Military Discourse

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 590 (1933), item 252. Owned in 1935 by Hamilton Cottier, of Princeton.

A set of photocopies in in Princeton University (AM 20450).

A treatise beginning ‘Forasmuch as in every doubtfull and questionable matter, it is familiar and common amongst men to be diverse...’. First published in London, 1734. It was probably written by Sir Thomas Wilford (1541-1601?), or possibly by Sir Francis De Vere or Nathaniel Boothe. See Lefranc (1968), pp. 64-5.

[Mills MS]

MS.

Described in N&Q, March 1850, p. 355.

[unspecified page numbers]

DyE 60: Sir Edward Dyer, ‘My mynde to me a kyngdome is’

This MS collated (from the N&Q article) in Sargent.

First published, as two poems (one comprising stanzas 1-4, 6 and 8. the other stanzas 9-12) in a musical setting, in William Byrd, Psalmes, Sonets & Songs (London, 1588). Sargent, No. XIV, pp. 200-1. The uncertain authorship of this poem and its textual history are discussed in Steven W. May, ‘The Authorship of “My mind to me a kingdom is”’, RES, NS 26 (1975), 385-94. EV 15376.

[Milton/Brown]

Allegedly Milton's exemplum. Mid-17th century.

MnJ 127: John Milton, Browne, William. Britannia's Pastorals (London, 1613-16)

Sotheby's, 23 February 1856, lot 108, to Patrick. In the library of Henry Huth (1815-78), book collector. Sotheby's, 23 November 1911 (Huth sale), lot 1054, with a facsimile example in the sale catalogue. Sotheby's, New York, 11 December 1989, lot 129 (with a detailed account of provenance in the sale catalogue). Also owned by Dr Otto Fisher, of Detroit.

Discussed, with a facsimile example, in Sotheby, Ramblings, pp. 97-104 (and Plate XIV, No. 1). The annotations edited in Columbia, XVIII, 336-40. Recorded in Boswell, No. 252.

[Milton document]

A deed of conveyance transferrring to Cyrick Skinner a Treasury Bond for £400, signed by an amanuensis ‘John Milton’ and with Milton's seal, Westminster, 5 May 1660. 1660.

MnJ 107: John Milton, Document(s)

Later owned by Samuel Weller Singer, FSA (1783-1858), of Mickleham, literary scholar. Sotheby's, 3 August 1858 (Singer sale), lot 75. In the collection of Richard Monckton Milnes (1809-85), first Baron Houghton, author and politician, and his descendants. Christie's, 29 June 1995, lot 356, with a facsimile in the sale catalogue (unsold).

[Milton/Heimbach]

An exemplum with a presentation inscription to Peter Heimbach, in the neat italic hand of an amanuensis, ‘Viro vere Egregio Poetæ Eleganti Florido Oratori Acuto Philosopho P. ab Heimbach, I C.’ and, in a darker ink, ‘Amico suo I. Milton Auth.’ c.1645.

MnJ 116: John Milton, Poems of Mr John Milton, both English and Latin, compos'd at several times (London, 1645)

Inscribed ‘T. Fanshaw his Book 8br 7o 20th: 1709’. Later in the library of Robert Hoe (1839-1909), New York businessman and book collector. Afterwards in the library of the Rev. Dr Roderick Terry. American Art Association, at the Anderson Galleries, New York, 2-3 May 1934, lot 195, with a facsimile of the presentation inscription in the sale catalogue. Christie's, New York, 6 October 2001 (Abel Berland sale, Part I), also with a facsimile in the sale catalogue.

The inscription printed in Columbia, XVIII, 270, and discussed (as genuine) p. 549. Treated with scepticism in Yale, VIII, I. n.2.

[Milton/Thucydides]

Allegedly Milton's exemplum signed by him. 1564.

MnJ 135: John Milton, Thucydides. [Historici gravissimi, historiarum Peloponnensium] Laurentio Valla interprete (Basel, 1564)

Formerly in the Rosenbach Museum & Library, 1083/24. Apparently stolen.

Facsimile of the signed title-page in Clive E. Driver, A Selection from Our Shelves: Books, manuscripts and drawings from the Philip H. & A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation Museum (Philadelphia, 1973), No. 47. The annotations edited in Columbia, XVIII, 572. Recorded in LR, V, 130, and in Boswell, No. 1411.

[Morsius album]

Jonson's autograph inscription, in Latin, in the Album academicum et apodemicum of Joachim Morsius (1593-1643), dated 1 January 1619/20. 1620.

*JnB 762: Ben Jonson, Document(s)

This album was formerly in the Municipal Library of Lübeck, Germany, but was almost certainly destroyed in World War II.

Facsimile of the inscription in Heinrich Schneider, Joachim Morsius und sein Kreis (Lübeck, 1929), p. 25. Edited in Herford & Simpson, VIII, 664.

Mostyn MS 261

A foio volume comprising two tracts, in a single professional hand, 60 leaves, in half-vellum. c.1600?.

Formerly Mostyn MS 261, from the library of Mostyn Hall, near Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, seat of Sir Thomas Mostyn, second Baronet (c.1651-1700?) and of Sir Roger Mostyn, third Baronet (1675-1739). Sotheby's, 13 July 1920, lot 35, to Maggs. Maggs's sale catalogues Nos 423 (1922), item 1127, and No. 550 (1931), item 987.

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 361.

[item 1]

PtG 5: George Puttenham, An Apology or True Defence of Her Majesty's Honourable and Good Renown

Copy, headed ‘Queene Elizabeth's Apologie ffor hir Proceedinges against the Queene of Scottes, anno 1587’, with comments on the treatise at the end in a different hand (presumably a 17th-century reader who was a lawyer): ‘This apology in the reading answered not my expectation: it mainly insists on the lawfullnesse of detaining the Queene of Scots prisoner. But as for her crimes, it gives the world noe satisfaction on that point, and a maine one is that shee twice designed to bee married. The manner of her Triall is pitifully defended and some ignorance shewed of our proceedings at law in cases of Triall; and (which is worst of all) it uses the great massacre of the Protestants in ffrance as a medium to justify the execution of the Scottish Queene’, on 100 folio pag

This MS mentioned in Woudhuysen, pp. 151-2.

A treatise on the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, beginning ‘There hath not happened since the memorie of man…’. First published, as ‘A Justification of Queene Elizabeth in relation to the Affaire of Mary Queene of Scottes’, in Accounts and Papers relating to Mary Queen of Scots, ed. Allan J. Crosby and John Bruce, Camden Society, 93 (1867), pp. 67-134.

[item 2]

SiP 215: Sir Philip Sidney, A Letter to Queen Elizabeth touching her Marriage with Monsieur

Copy, ‘in a very neat old Court Hand’, headed ‘A Letter written by Sir Phillip Sidney unto Queene Elizabeth touchinge hir Marriage with Mounseer’, nineteen folio pages.

Beal, In Praise of Scribes, No. 37.

First published in Scrinia Caeciliana: Mysteries of State & Government (London, 1663) and in Cabala: sive Scrinia Sacra (London, 1663). Feuillerat, III, 51-60. Duncan-Jones & Van Dorsten, pp. 46-57.

This work and its textual transmission discussed, with facsimile examples, in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), Chapter 4, pp. 109-46 (with most MSS catalogued as Nos 1-37, with comments on their textual tradition, in Appendix IV, pp. 274-80).

[Mostyn volume]

Exemplum of the printed octavo ‘Fifth’ edition of Waller's Poems (London, 1686) accompanying The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690), with ‘Bound at the end of the vol…26 pp. in MS. in a contemporary hand, entitled “Some Things Written by Mr. Waller which are left out in this Impression”’, containing MS texts of two poems and three speeches. c.1690s.

From the library of Mostyn Hall, near Holywell, Flintshire, Wales, seat of Sir Thomas Mostyn, second Baronet (c.1651-1700?) and of Sir Roger Mostyn, third Baronet (1675-1739). Christie's, 24 October 1974 (Mostyn sale, Part 3), lot 1408, to Traylen.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the Mostyn Volume: WaE Δ 19.

[Unspecified pages]

WaE 381: Edmund Waller, A Panegyric to my Lord Protector, of the present Greatness, and joint Interest of His Highness, and this Nation (‘While with a strong and yet a gentle hand’)

Copy, headed ‘A Pangyrike upon Oliver Cromwell’.

First published London, 1655. The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). in The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 10-17.

[Unspecified pages]

WaE 706: Edmund Waller, Upon the late Storm, and of the Death of His Highness ensuing the same (‘We must resign! Heaven his great soul does claim’)

Copy, headed ‘On the stormes Happening about the Protectors death’.

First published as a broadside (London, [1658]). Three Poems upon the Death of his late Highnesse Oliver Lord Protector (London, 1659). As ‘Upon the late Storm, and Death of the late Usurper O. C.’ in The Second Part of Mr. Waller's Poems (London, 1690). The Maid's Tragedy Altered (London, 1690). Thorn-Drury, II, 34-5.

For the ‘answer or construction’ by William Godolphin, see the Introduction.

[Unspecified page numbers]

WaE 797.5: Edmund Waller, Speech in the House of Commons, 22 April 1640

Copy.

A speech beginning ‘I will use no preface, as they do who prepare men to something to which they would persuade them...’ First published in two variant editions, as A Worthy Speech Made in the house of commons this present Parliament 1641 and as An Honorable and Learned Speech made by Mr Waller in Parliament respectively (both London, 1641). In Proceedings of the Short Parliament of 1640 (1977), pp. 306-8. It is doubted whether Waller actually delivered this speech in Parliament, though ‘He may have prepared and circulated the speech in manuscript to impress contemporaries’.

[Unspecified page numbers]

WaE 797.6: Edmund Waller, Speech in Parliament, at a Conference of both Houses in the Painted Chamber, July 6, 1641, upon delivering the Impeachment against Mr. Justice Crawley

Copy.

Speech beginning ‘My Lords, I am commanded by the House of Commons to present you with these articles against Mr Justice Crawley...’. First published in London.1641. The Works of Edmund Waller, Esqr (London, 1772), p. 208 et seq..

[Unspecified page numbers]

WaE 797.9: Edmund Waller, Speech in the House of Commons, on Tuesday, July 4, 1643, when Mr. Waller was brought to the Bar

Copy.

A speech beginning ‘I acknowledge it a great mercy of God, and a great favor from you...’. The Works of Edmund Waller, Esqr (London, 1772), p. 218 et seq.

[Moulton MS]

A miscellany compiled by one John Moulton. c.1625.

Colbeck Radford, sale catalogue No. 3 (1929), item 81, and No. 9 (1930), item 192.

[unspecified page numbers]

DnJ 3930.8: John Donne, The Will (‘Before I sigh my last gaspe, let me breath’)

Copy.

First published in Poems (1633). Grierson, I, 56-8. Gardner, Elegies, pp. 54-5. Shawcross, No. 66.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 145: Sir Walter Ralegh, ‘Hir face, Hir tong, Hir wit’

Copy, headed ‘A Propheticall Poesie’ and here beginning ‘Your face, your toungue, your wit’.

This MS recorded (but not seen) in Rollins, p. 175. The first stanza edited in Sandison, p. 210.

First published in Brittons Bowre of Delights (London, 1591). Latham, p. 80. Rudick, No. 11, pp. 14-15. This poem was perhaps written jointly by Ralegh and Sir Arthur Gorges: see Lefranc (1968), p. 95.

[Nanki MS]

Copy of the song, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, in a MS music book. Late 17th century?.

OtT 15: Thomas Otway, ‘Would you know how we meet’

In the Nanki Collection, Japan.

Recorded in Franklin B. Zimmerman, Henry Purcell: An Analytical Catalogue (London & New York, 1963), No. 290.

A song attributed to Otway in early printed sources and possibly by him. First published, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, in The Theater of Music, The Second Book (London, 1685).

[Napier volume]

Autograph signature. c.1618.

*HvG 134: Gabriel Harvey, Napier, John. A description of the admirable table of logarithmes (London, 1618)

Pickering & Chatto, sale catalogue No. 281 (1933), item 71. Sotheby's, Honeyman sale, November 1980?, lot 2290.

G.C. Moore Smith, MLR, 28 (1933), 81. Stern, p. 228 (as ‘whereabouts unknown’). David McKitterick's review of Stern, The Library, 6th Ser. 3 (1981), 348-53.

[Neil MS]

MS. 17th century.

AndL 41: Lancelot Andrewes, Notes on the Book of Common Prayer

Owned in 1710 by the Rev. C. Neil, vicar of Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

Edited partly from this MS in Nicholls (1710): see LACT, p. 143.

First published in William Nicholls, A Comment on the Book of Common Prayer (London, 1710). LACT, Minor Works (1854), pp. 141-58.

[Nethercot MS]

Copy of two stanzas, beginning ‘If they in Temples Berlan equality’, originally occurring in Book II, canto i, after stanza 58, but omitted from printed editions, inscribed on the verso of the front leaf in an exemplum of the first printed edition. c.1651.

DaW 30: Sir William Davenant, Gondibert (‘Of all the Lombards, by their Trophies knowne’)

Later owned by one Charles Boynton, and in 1970 by Arthur Hobart Nethercot (1895-1981), Professor of English Literature, Northwestern University.

This MS printed and discussed in Arthur H. Nethercot, ‘Scribblings in a Copy of D'Avenant's “Gondibert”’, N&Q, 215 (July 1970), 249-51.

First published in London, ‘1651’ [i.e. December 1650]. The Seventh and Last Canto of the Third Book published in London, 1685. Gladish (1971).

See also DaW 1-2, DaW 37-42.

[Neve MS]

‘A MS made in the middle of the reign of Charles I. and before the first edition of Waller's poems’, containing ‘many of the original poems of Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir John Suckling, Thomas Carew and Waller, and each piece is carefully distinguised by the name of its author’.

Recorded in Philip Neve, Cursory Remarks on some of the Ancient English Poets, particularly Milton (London, 1789), p. 72.

[unspecified page numbers]

WaE 103: Edmund Waller, In Answer to One who Writ against a Fair Lady (‘What fury has provoked thy wit to dare’)

Copy, with lines 13-18 concluding the poem.

The third stanza (lines 13-18, beginning ‘Though Ceres child could not avoid the rape’) edited from this MS in Neve, p. 71. Reprinted in Thorn-Drury.

First published, in a four-stanza version headed ‘In Answer to a libell against her, &c’, in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 24-5.

[unspecified page numbers]

WaE 532: Edmund Waller, To Amoret (‘Fair! that you may truly know’)

Copy of lines 1-56.

First published in Workes (1645). Thorn-Drury, I, 58-60.

[unspecified page numbers]

WaE 781: Edmund Waller, When he was at Sea (‘Whilst I was free I wrote with high conceit’)

Copy, headed ‘Mr. Waller when he was at Sea’.

Edited from this MS in Neve.

First published in Philip Neve, Cursory Remarks on some of the Ancient English Poets (London, 1789), pp. 70-1. Thorn-Drury, I, 75.

[Nodier MS]

Autograph calligraphic MS, in contemporary red morocco gilt. 1600.

*InE 45: Esther Inglis, [Quatrains de Pybrac] Quatrains du Sieur de Pybrac, gentilhomme françois, escrits en diverses sortes de lettres par Esther Anglois, françoise, l'an 1600

Later owned by Charles Nodier (1844). Van de Helle sale, 10 February 1868, lot 1003; and Heilbrun (Paris, c.1936), to Laforge.

Scott-Elliot & Yeo, No. 15 (pp. 44-5).

Presumably the Quatrains in French by Guy du Faur, Sieur de Pybrac (1529-84), first published in 1576.

[O Hehir/Denham]

MS marginalia, probably transcribed from a MS of the early version of the poem, in an exemplum of the printed edition of 1650. c.1700.

DeJ 15: Sir John Denham, Cooper's Hill (‘Sure there are Poets which did never dream’)

Later owned by Professor Brendan O Hehir (1927-91), literary scholar, of the University of California at Berkeley.

Collated in O Hehir, pp. 91-105, et seq. (and described p. 55).

First published in London, 1642. Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 62-89. O Hehir, Hieroglyphicks.

[Orinda volume]

A printed exemplum allegedly bearing the inscription on the verso of the title-page ‘Kath: Philips Gift of Mrs. E, Lloyd of Trevagh’. Mid-17th century.

PsK 589: Katherine Philips, Chillingworth, William. The Religion of Protestants, a Safe Way to Salvation (Oxford, 1638)

The Bristol bookseller Kerslake's sale catalogue of May 1859, item 471.

[Orlov MS]

Several allegedly autograph journal pages, possibly extracted from EvJ 215.

*EvJ 221: John Evelyn, Diary

Recorded in 1946 as being in the manuscript collection of Count G.V. Orlov (1777-1826) in the State Historical Museum, Red Square, Moscow. It cannot, however, be found there today.

This MS recorded in M.P. Alexeyev, ‘British Manuscripts in Russia’, TLS (21 September 1946), p. 456. Recorded (but not traced) in de Beer, I, 44.

First published in selections in Bray (1818). The text for the period from 4 October 1699 to 1706 first published as a serialisation in Abinger Monthly Record, I (1889), pp. 7-8, 20,32, 48, 64, 76. II (1890), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 79-80, 96, 116, 132, 148, 167-8, 184, 199-200. III (1891-3), pp. 15-16, 31-2, 44, 60, 76, 92, 107-8, 127-8, 147-8, 167-8, 191-2, 215-16, 235-6, 251-2, 271-2, 291-2, 311-12, 328, 343-4, 364, 393-6, 414-28, 439-58. The Diary first published in full (but for missing pages) in de Beer (1955).

[Ormonde MS

Copy of a later version of lines 17-24, untitled and here beginning ‘Seeke not to know a woman for Shee's worse’, written on the verso of a copy of Charles II's letter to James, Duke of York, dated 28 February ‘1678’. Late 17th century.

JnB 430.5: Ben Jonson, A Satyricall Shrub (‘A Womans friendship! God whom I trust in’)

Among the papers of the Dukes of Ormonde. Sotheby's, 19 July 1994, in lot 263.

First published (in an incomplete 24-line version) in The Vnder-wood (xx) in Workes (London, 1640). Herford & Simpson, VIII, 171-2. Complete 32-line version first published in Grace Ioppolo, ‘The Monckton-Milnes Manuscript and the “Truest” Version of Ben Jonson's “A Satyricall Shrubb”’, Ben Jonson Journal, 16 (May 2009), 117-31 (pp. 125-6). Some later texts of this poem discussed in Peter Beal, ‘Ben Jonson and “Rochester's” Rodomontade on his Cruel Mistress’, RES, NS 29 (1978), 320-4. See also Harold F. Brooks, ‘“A Satyricall Shrub”’, TLS (11 December 1969), p. 1426.

[Ortelius volume]

Printed exemplum presented to Camden by Abraham Ortelius (1527-98), geographer, with Camden's autograph list of maps. c.1594.

*CmW 131.5: William Camden, Ortelius, Abraham. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Antwerp, 1594)

Sotheby's, 28 July 1859 (A. Bradbury sale), lot 629, to Graves.

[Otway document]

Otway's autograph signature, as witness, to a document in which Nell Gwynne granted power of attorney to James Frazier to receive her pension, on one folio page, 1 June 1680. 1680.

*OtT 21: Thomas Otway, Document(s)

Hart records that this document was formerly owned by Robert Cole, FSA, and sold in the Cole sale [at Puttick & Simpson's] on [29] July 1861 [3rd day, lot 599, to Simpson]. Sold, with two documents for payments to Nell Gwynne in 1680, at Puttick & Simpson's, 3 June 1878, lot 209.

This MS edited, with a rather poor facsimile of Otway's signature, in William Henry Hart, A Memorial of Nell Gwynne, the Actress, and Thomas Otway, the Dramatist (London, 1868). Recorded in Ghosh, I, 33.

[Otway/Donne volume]

A printed exemplum, inscribed on a front endpaper by Otway, as a the nineteen-year-old Oxford student, ‘Sum e Libris Tho: Otway ex Aede Christi Oxon 1671’, and with his initials blind-stamped on the covers.

*OtT 24: Thomas Otway, Donne, John. Paradoxes, Problemes, Essayes, Characters (London, 1652), bound with Essayes in Divinity (London, 1651)

Sotheby's, 25 November 1957, lot 19, with a facsimile of the inscription in the sale catalogue. Blackwell's sale catalogue No. A17 (1981), item 62.

[Pember volume]

Copy, here beginning ‘Warner the thing es for to obtayne’, written on the last blank leaf of a printed exemplum of Martial, Epigrammata (Venice, 1501). Early-mid-16th century.

SuH 42.5: Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, ‘Marshall, the thinges for to attayne’

Possibly once owned by Robert Pember (d.1560). Later owned by J. M. Burnell-Nugent. Sotheby's, 14 March 1979, lot 443, to A. G. Thomas.

Facsimile of this MS in Sotheby's sale catalogue, 14 March 1979, p. 347, and in Edwards, p. 76.

First published at the end of Book III in William Baldwin, A treatise of Morrall phylosophye (London, 1547/8). Songes and Sonettes (London, 1557). Padelford, No. 41, p. 94. Jones, pp. 34-5.

The texts discussed in J.M. Evans, ‘The Text of Surrey's “The Meanes to Attain Happy Life”’, N&Q, 228 (1983), 409-11; in W.D. McGaw, ‘The Text of Surrey's “The Meanes to Attain Happy Life” -- A Reply’, N&Q, 230 (December 1985), 456-8; and in A.S.G. Edwards, ‘Surrey's Martial Epigram: Scribes and Transmission’, EMS, 12 (2005), 74-82.

[Penshurst MS]

Copy, with a brief valediction: ‘Your Majesties faythfull, humble, and obedient Subject, P. Sydney’. 17th century?

SiP 210: Sir Philip Sidney, A Letter to Queen Elizabeth touching her Marriage with Monsieur

Formerly ‘Sidney Papers B’ among the Sidney family archives of the Viscount De L'Isle, Penshurst Place, Kent.

Edited from this MS in Arthur Collins, Letters and Memorials of State, 2 vols (London, 1746), I, 287-92. Recorded (but not seen) in Feuillerat, III, 326, and in Duncan-Jones & Van Dorsten, p. 38. Beal, In Praise of Scribes, No. 32.

First published in Scrinia Caeciliana: Mysteries of State & Government (London, 1663) and in Cabala: sive Scrinia Sacra (London, 1663). Feuillerat, III, 51-60. Duncan-Jones & Van Dorsten, pp. 46-57.

This work and its textual transmission discussed, with facsimile examples, in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), Chapter 4, pp. 109-46 (with most MSS catalogued as Nos 1-37, with comments on their textual tradition, in Appendix IV, pp. 274-80).

[Pepys treatise]

Copy, 55 quarto pages, in contemporary calf. Late 17th century.

PpS 1.8: Samuel Pepys, A Freind to Caesar

Later owned by the Earl of Dartmouth. Sotheby's, 8 March 1948 (Dartmouth sale), lot 440, to Myers.

A treatise, published anonymously, as A Freind to Caesar; or An humble proposicon for the more regular speedy and easy payment of his Mats Treasury graunted, or to be graunted by the Lords and Comons assembled in Parliament for the carrying on of his Mats: Expences whether Ordinary or Extraordinary both in time of Peace and Warr, beginning ‘It appears by several Acts of Parliament...’, in London, 1681. Pepys's authorship is uncertain.

[Pickering MS]

Copy, on 162 quarto pages. Late 17th century.

HaG 22.5: George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax, The Character of a Trimmer

Sotheby's, 31 January 1956, lot 445, to Pickering.

First published, ascribed to ‘the Honourable Sir W[illiam] C[oventry]’, in London, 1688. Foxcroft, II, 273-342. Brown, I, 178-243.

[Playford/Callaghan MS]

A ‘commonplace book’ of John Playford (1622/3-1686/7), music publisher. 17th century.

Once owned by the Hon. G.O. Callaghan.

[unspecified page numbers]

B&F 206: Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Song (‘I am three merry men, and three merry men’)

Copy, in a musical setting.

Edited from this MS in William Chappell, Old English Popular Music (London, 1893), I, 197.

Quoted in The Knight of the Burning Pestle, and also in The Bloody Brother, III, iii. Bowers, II, 429.

[Pliny volume]

Lady Anne Clifford's exemplum, with her wyvern crest and initials ‘A. D.’ [i.e. Anne Countess of Dorset] in gilt on the covers. Early 17th century (before 1630).

CdA 18: Lady Anne Clifford, Pliny the Younger, trans. Philemon Holland, Historie of the World (2 vols, London, 1601)

Christie's, 27 February 1969 (the Richard Le Fleming sale), lot 39.

[Plymouth MS]

Copy, headed ‘The Countesse of Penbrook's Passion’. c.1590s?

BrN 57: Nicholas Breton, The Passions of the Spirit (‘Where shall I finde that melancholy muse’)

Apparently donated by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-89), literary scholar and book collector, to the Plymouth Proprietary Library. Probably destroyed in World War II.

Edited from this MS (described as ‘The Original Manuscript’) in James Orchard Halliwell, A Brief Description of the Ancient and Modern Manuscripts preserved in the Public Library at Plymouth (London, 1853), pp. 177-210, whence edited in Grosart. Probably the MS described by Halliwell (‘H’) in 1852 as ‘a small manuscript in quarto, containing fifteen leaves, written about the year 1590’ in ‘Poem by Nicholas Breton’, N&Q, 1st Ser. 5 (22 May 1852), 487.

First published London, 1599. Grosart, I (c), as ‘The Countess of Pembroke's Passion.’

[Porphyry volume]

An exemplum allegedly with Gascoigne's signature and notes.

*GaG 12: George Gascoigne, Porphyry Philosophi. Homeri Interpres (Strassbourg, 1539)

Puttick & Simpson's, 3 March 1862, lot 121, to Hazlitt.

[Portus volume]

Wotton's signed and inscribed exemplum of the printed edition.

*WoH 310: Sir Henry Wotton, Portus, Franciscus. Rhetorici Græci (Geneva, 1570)

Later owned by the Rev. John Mitford (1781-1859), literary scholar. Sotheby's, 17 December 1859 (Mitford sale), lot 1611, to MacPherson.

[Potter MS]

A small quarto volume, containing ‘Severall Exemplifications under the Hand and Seale of his Office...from the comeing of King James the first, 1602 to the year 1622’, with 320 coats-of-arms drawn in trick and an index. c.1622.

CmW 167.5: William Camden, Collectanea

Sotheby's, 11 July 1951, lot 604 (sold on behalf of the Trustees of Arthur Wakerley, deceased), to Colonel Potter.

[Potts MS]

Copy, on 126 quarto pages, numbered 2-128, in 19th-century red morocco. c.1620s-30s.

RaW 603.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Dialogue between a Counsellor of State and a Justice of the Peace

Owned in 1866 by one A. Potts. Bookplates of Earl Jermyn and of W.A. Foyle (1885-1963), bookseller, of Beeleigh Abbey, Essex. Christie's, 12-13 July 2000 (W.A. Foyle sale, Part III), lot 320 (item 2).

A treatise, with a dedicatory epistle to James I beginning ‘Those that are suppressed and hopeless are commonly silent ...’, the dialogue beginning ‘Now, sir, what think you of Mr. St. John's trial in the Star-chamber?...’. First published as The Prerogative of Parliaments in England (‘Midelburge’ and ‘Hamburg’ [i.e. London], 1628). Works (1829), VIII, 151-221.

[Praise of Private Life]

Copy, apparently attributed to Sir John Harington, in a miscellany. Early 17th century?

DaS 44.5: Samuel Daniel, The Prayse of Private Life

J. H. S. Pigott, sale catalogue, 8 October 1849, lot 1985.

First published (and attributed to Sir John Harington) in The Letters and Epigrams of Sir John Harington, ed. Norman Egbert McClure (Philadelphia, 1930), pp. 323-78. Attributed to Daniel in Sellers (1930), 341-2.

[Pryme MS]

Copy, folio.

CvG 51: George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey

Listed by Humfrey Wanley (in Bodleian, MS Gough Oxford 22) as a MS of ‘Abr. Pryme, Lincoln. 9042.7. folo’: i.e. Abraham Pryme (1671-1704), antiquary, who was a deacon and curate in Lincolnshire in 1694-7.

First published in George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey and Metrical Visions, ed. Samuel W. Singer, 2 vols (Chiswick, 1825). The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish, ed. Richard S. Sylvester, EETS, orig. ser. 243 (London, New York and Toronto, 1959).

[Psalms MS (I)]

Copy, quarto. Late 16th century?

SiP 88.1: Sir Philip Sidney, The Psalms of David

Once owned by Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725). Ballard, 4 March 1733/4, lot 139, to Calamy.

Psalms 1-43 translated by Sidney. Psalms 44-150 translated by his sister, the Countess of Pembroke. First published complete in London, 1823, ed. S.W. Singer. Psalms 1-43, without the Countess of Pembroke's revisions, edited in Ringler, pp. 265-337. Psalms 1-150 in her revised form edited in The Psalms of Sir Philip Sidney and the Countess of Pembroke, ed. J.C.A. Rathmell (New York, 1963). Psalms 44-150 also edited in The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert Countess of Pembroke (1988), Vol. II.

[Psalms MS (II)]

Copy, described as Certain Psalms of David, translated into English Verse by the Countess of Pembroke and Sir Philip Sidney; prefixed is a copy of Edmund Campion's Virgilian epic in Latin on the early history of the Church entitled Nascentis Eclesiæ generatio prima.

SiP 88.2: Sir Philip Sidney, The Psalms of David

Later owned by James Boswell the younger (1778-1822), barrister and literary scholar, whose library incorporated some materials owned by Edmond Malone (1741-1812), literary scholar, biographer and book collector. Sotheby's, 24 May 1825, lot 3190.

Psalms 1-43 translated by Sidney. Psalms 44-150 translated by his sister, the Countess of Pembroke. First published complete in London, 1823, ed. S.W. Singer. Psalms 1-43, without the Countess of Pembroke's revisions, edited in Ringler, pp. 265-337. Psalms 1-150 in her revised form edited in The Psalms of Sir Philip Sidney and the Countess of Pembroke, ed. J.C.A. Rathmell (New York, 1963). Psalms 44-150 also edited in The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert Countess of Pembroke (1988), Vol. II.

[Purple Island (I)]

Autograph inscription. 1633.

*FlP 25: Phineas Fletcher, The Purple Island...together with Piscatorie Eclogs and other Poetical Miscellanies (Cambridge, 1633)

Owned before 1909 by Mr F.T. Sabin.

Facsimile of the inscription in Boas, II, frontispiece.

[Purple Island (II)]

Autograph presentation inscription, ten lines of verse, to Roger Townshend, beginning ‘Man is a lesser world: th' Alls rapsodie’. 1633.

*FlP 26: Phineas Fletcher, The Purple Island...together with Piscatorie Eclogs and other Poetical Miscellanies (Cambridge, 1633)

Later owned by John Fane (1784-1859), eleventh Earl of Westmorland. Sotheby's, 14 July 1887, lot 505, to Bain for fifth Earl of Rosebery. Sotheby's, 29 October 2009 (Earl of Rosebery sale), lot 50, with facsimiles in the sale catalogue.

[Ralegh/Discourse]

A folio volume comprising three works by or relating to Sir Walter Ralegh, in a professional secretary hand, 52 leaves, in modern quarter-morocco. c.1620s.

Sotheby's, 18 December 1986, lot 9, to Simon Finch.

2r-30r

RaW 1080: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Military Discourse

Copy.

A treatise beginning ‘Forasmuch as in every doubtfull and questionable matter, it is familiar and common amongst men to be diverse...’. First published in London, 1734. It was probably written by Sir Thomas Wilford (1541-1601?), or possibly by Sir Francis De Vere or Nathaniel Boothe. See Lefranc (1968), pp. 64-5.

ff. 34-47

RaW 675.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Discourse touching a War with Spain, and of the Protecting of the Netherlands

Copy.

A tract addressed to James I and beginning ‘It belongeth not to me to judge whether the king of Spain hath done wrong to the Netherlands...’. First published in Three Discourses of Sir Walter Ralegh (London 1702). Works (1829), VIII, 299-316.

[Ralegh/Middelton volume]

Exemplum of Ralegh's The History of the World (London, 1614) with MS verses. c.1618?.

Owned by Peter Middelton (fl.1620s), Royal Chaplain. Sold in the 1980s by Joseph & Sawyer, booksellers.

[on a flyleaf]

RaW 105: Sir Walter Ralegh, ‘Euen such is tyme which takes in trust’

Copy, untitled and here beginning ‘Eauen such is time that takes in trust’, in the hand of Peter Middelton.

First published in Richard Brathwayte, Remains after Death (London, 1618). Latham, p. 72 (as ‘These verses following were made by Sir Walter Rauleigh the night before he dyed and left att the Gate howse’). Rudick, Nos 35A, 35B, and part of 55 (three versions, pp. 80, 133).

This poem is ascribed to Ralegh in most MS copies and is often appended to copies of his speech on the scaffold (see RaW 739-822).

See also RaW 302 and RaW 304.

[on a flyleaf]

RaW 293.8: Sir Walter Ralegh, On the Life of Man (‘What is our life? a play of passion’)

Copy, headed ‘The Aughr[?] An other Epetath by Sr Wa: Ra:’ and here beginning ‘What is our lyfe? ytt is a Play of passion’, in the hand of Peter Middelton.

First published, in a musical setting, in Orlando Gibbons, The First Set of Madrigals and Mottets (London, 1612). Latham, pp. 51-2. Rudick, Nos 29A, 29B and 29C (three versions, pp. 69-70). MS texts also discussed in Michael Rudick, ‘The Text of Ralegh's Lyric “What is our life?”’, SP, 83 (1986), 76-87.

[Ralegh/Puttick MS]

Copy, 128 quarto pages, allegedly including an autograph note, dated July 1616, and signature, attested by Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725), Yorkshire antiquary and topographer. Early-mid-17th century.

RaW 592.8: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Dialogue between a Counsellor of State and a Justice of the Peace

Puttick & Simpson, 18 August 1865, lot 408, to Dell.

A treatise, with a dedicatory epistle to James I beginning ‘Those that are suppressed and hopeless are commonly silent ...’, the dialogue beginning ‘Now, sir, what think you of Mr. St. John's trial in the Star-chamber?...’. First published as The Prerogative of Parliaments in England (‘Midelburge’ and ‘Hamburg’ [i.e. London], 1628). Works (1829), VIII, 151-221.

[Ralegh/Osborne MS]

Copy, allegedly ‘Very fair’, folio. Early-mid-17th century?

RaW 1057: Sir Walter Ralegh, The Cabinet-Council: containing the Chief Arts of Empire and Mysteries of State

Osborne catalogues for 1748, lot 99, and for 1750, lot 165.

A treatise beginning ‘A Commonwealth is a certain sovereign government of many families...’. First published, attributed to Sir Walter Ralegh in John Milton's preface ‘To the Reader’, as The Cabinet-Council [&c.] (London, 1658). Works (1829), VIII, 35-150.

Widely circulated in MSS as Observations Political and Civil. The various attributions include ‘T.B.’, for whom Thomas Bedingfield (early 1540s?-1613), translator of Machiavelli, is suggested in Ernest A. Strathmann, ‘A Note on the Ralegh Canon’, TLS (13 April 1956), p. 228, and in Lefranc (1968), p. 64.

[Ralegh/Spenser volume]

An exemplum once owned and annotated by Ralegh's wife, Bess Throckmorton (1565-1647) and by their son, Carew (1605-66). Later owned by Sir Walter Oakeshott, FBA (1903-87), Oxford college head. Mid-late 17th century.

SpE 96: Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queen [&c.] (London, 1617)

Discussed in Walter Oakeshott, ‘Carew Ralegh's Copy of Spenser’, The Library, 5th Ser. 26 (1971), 1-21, although the claim that pencil notes against passages referring to Ralegh (illustrated in the article) were probably made by Ralegh himself is untenable.

[Randolph/Seneca volume]

A printed exemplum allegedly bearing the poet Randolph's ‘autograph on [the] fly-leaf’ c.1620s-30s.

*RnT 595: Thomas Randolph, Seneca. Tragoediae (Venice, 1517)

Later owned by Edward Vernon Utterson (1777-1856), of Shanklin and Ryde, Isle of Wight, artist, antiquary, literary editor and book collector. Sotheby's, 18 April 1852 (Utterson sale), lot 1578, to Lilly. Owned by Robert Hoe (1839-1909), New York businessman and book collector. Anderson Auction Company, New York, 1 May 1911 (Hoe sale), lot 2729.

[Ralegh/Tasso volume]

An exemplum with Ralegh's signature, ‘W Ralegh’ (struck through), on the title-page (part way down on either side) and his autograph motto, ‘Medium Medijs’, at the bottom. c.1583.

RaW 1037.5: Sir Walter Ralegh, Tasso, Torquato. Rime, e prose. Parte seconda (Ferrara, 1583)

Phillips, 13 November 1997, lot 351, with a facsimile of the title-page on the cover of the sale catalogue.

[Randolph/Amyntas]

‘Portions of two leaves in Amyntas made up in MS’ in an exemplum of the 4th printed edition (London, 1652). c.1652.

RnT 419.5: Thomas Randolph, Amyntas

Sotheby's, 27 June 1865, in lot 3409.

First published in Poems (1638).

[Rasbrick MS]

Copy, in the hand of Johs. Rasbrick vic. de Kirkton, headed ‘To the Lord Bacon when Falling from Favour’, written on the flyleaf of ‘an Old Music Book’. 17th century.

WoH 215: Sir Henry Wotton, Upon the Sudden Restraint of the Earl of Somerset then falling from favour (‘Dazzled thus with the height of place’)

Owned in 1850 by Edward Francis Rimbault (1816-76), organist, author and antiquary. Its authenticity cannot be verified.

Edited from this MS by Edward F. Rimbault in ‘Ten Queries concerning Poets and Poetry’, N&Q, 1 (9 March 1850), 302. This source recorded in Pebworth, p. 161.

First published in Reliquiae Wottonianae (London, 1651), p. 522. Hannah (1845), pp. 25-7. Some texts of this poem discussed in Ted-Larry Pebworth, ‘Sir Henry Wotton's “Dazel'd Thus, with Height of Place” and the Appropriation of Political Poetry in the Earlier Seventeenth Century’, PBSA, 71 (1977), 151-69.

[Rawlins MS]

An octavo verse miscellany, in neat variant scripts, including poems by George Herbert and Francis Quarles, compiled by Thomas Rawlins, in dark green morocco gilt, with clasps. 1670-1.

Last seen in 2000.

[unspecified page numbers]

HrG 56.8: George Herbert, The Church-porch (‘Thou, whose sweet youth and early hopes inhance’)

Copy, on fourteen pages, subscribed on the penultimate page ‘Thomas Rawlins His Booke 1670’.

First published in The Temple (1633). Hutchinson, pp. 6-24.

[R.Cotton MS (I)

Copy, on folio leaves.

CtR 132.6: Sir Robert Cotton, A Briefe Discovrse concerning the Power of the Peeres and Commons of Parliament in point of Judicature

Thomas Rodd's sale catalogue for 1849, item 614.

Tract, the full title sometimes given as A Brief discourse prouinge that the house of Comons hath Equall power with the Peeres in point of Judicature written by Sr Rob: Cotton to Sr Edward Mountague Ano Dni. 1621, beginning ‘Sir, To give you as short an accompt of your desire as I can...’. First published in London, 1640. Cottoni posthuma (1651), pp. [341]-351.

See also the Introduction.

[R.Cotton MS (II)

Copy, on 11 leaves.

CtR 132.8: Sir Robert Cotton, A Briefe Discovrse concerning the Power of the Peeres and Commons of Parliament in point of Judicature

Mullock's, Church Stretton, Shropshire, 25 June 2008, lot 170.

Tract, the full title sometimes given as A Brief discourse prouinge that the house of Comons hath Equall power with the Peeres in point of Judicature written by Sr Rob: Cotton to Sr Edward Mountague Ano Dni. 1621, beginning ‘Sir, To give you as short an accompt of your desire as I can...’. First published in London, 1640. Cottoni posthuma (1651), pp. [341]-351.

See also the Introduction.

[Ribbesford MS]

MS. 17th century?

HrE 95.3: Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Autobiography

A ‘lost’ MS of the Autobiography once in a trunk in the Herbert family house at Ribbesford, near Bewdley, Worcestershire, until c.1818.

Evidence for this MS discussed in N.W. Bawcutt, ‘The Manuscripts of Lord Herbert of Cherbury's Autobiography’, The Library, 6th Ser. 12 (1990), 133-6.

First published at Strawberry Hill, 1764, ed. Horace Walpole. Edited in The Life of Edward, First Lord Herbert of Cherbury written by himself, ed. J.M. Shuttleworth (London, 1976).

The various MSS also discussed in N.W. Bawcutt, ‘The Manuscripts of Lord Herbert of Cherbury's Autobiography’, The Library, 6th Ser. 12, No. 2 (June 1990), 133-6.

[Richard III MS]

Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘The History of King Richard the Third, (Unfinished.) Written by Master Thomas More, then one of the Under Sheriffs of London: About the year of our Lord 1515’, c.100 pages, in red morocco gilt stamped with the Sheffield arms. 1674-94.

MrT 33.8: Sir Thomas More, Historia Richardi Tertii

Owned by John Sheffield (1647-1721), third Earl of Mulgrave, first Marquess of Normanby, and first Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, politician and author. Bonhams, 23 March 2010, lot 130.

Facsimile of the first page in Bonhams' sale catalogue, p. 91.

An unfinished work. The English version first published in The chronicle of Ihon Hardyng (London, 1543). The Latin version first published in Thomae Mori...omnia...latina opera (Louvain, 1565). Three versions in Yale, Vol. 2, pp. 1-93, 94-149, and Vol. 15, pp. 313-485, with English translations.

[Richards MS]

A miscellany. c.1655-6.

Owned in 1948 by Raymond Richards, of Oxford House, Birkdale, Southport, and afterwards of Gawsworth Old Rectory, Gawsworth, Cheshire (MS No. 14). (Not among Richards MSS at the University of Keele.)

[unspecified pages]

DeJ 24: Sir John Denham, A Dialogue between Sir John Pooley and Mr. Thomas Killigrew (‘To thee, Dear Thom. my self addressing’)

Copy, headed ‘A Diologue betweene Mr. Pooley and his Cosen Mr Tho. R. Killygrew’.

This item recorded in a list made in 1948 for the National Register of Archives.

First published in Poems and Translations (London, 1668). Banks, pp. 103-6.

[Riddell MS]

Copy, headed ‘Ane Sonnet’ and subscribed, ‘Finis, quod Riddell’, written in a small MS volume by one Alexander Riddell at Bowland in 1636. 1636.

HnR 4: Robert Henryson, The Abbay Walk (‘Allone as I went up and doun’)

In 1865 ‘in the library of Mr [George] Chalmers of Aldbar’.

Recorded in The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson, ed. David Laing (Edinburgh, 1865), pp. 240-1.

Wood, pp. 195-6. Ritchie, I, 50-2. Fox, pp. 156-8.

[Ridler volume]

Copy, written in the back of a printed exemplum of Lacrymae Cantabrigienses: In obitum Serenissimae Reginae Annae (Cambridge, 1619). 17th century?

ShJ 55: James Shirley, On the death of Anne, Queen of James the First (‘Oh, let me weep! and, though I censur'd be’)

Later owned by David Laing (1793-1878), Scottish antiquary, collector and librarian. Sotheby's, 21 February 1881, lot 257, to Ridler.

Edited from this MS in Gifford & Dyce.

First published in Gifford & Dyce (1833), VI, 514-15. Armstrong, p. 36.

[Robinson/Cotton MS]

A folio composite volume of four tracts, including SiP 205, 48 leaves, in contemporary limp vellum. c. 1625-30s.

William H. Robinson's sale catalogue No. 72 (1940), item 147. Subsequently broken up into separate MSS.

ff. 16r-44r

CtR 314: Sir Robert Cotton, The Manner and Meanes how the Kings of England have from time to time Supported and Repaired their Estates. Written...1609.

Copy, headed ‘Extracts out of the Recordes wherein may be collected by what meanes the Kinges of England haue and may raise moneys’.

Tract beginning ‘The Kings of England have supported and repaired their Estates...’. First published, as An Abstract out of the Records of the Tower, touching the Kings Revenue: and how they have supported themselves, London, [1642]. Cottoni posthuma (1651), pp. [161]-‘200’[i.e. 202].

[Robinson/Wolsey MS]

Copy, 51 leaves. 17th century.

CvG 52: George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey

W.H. Robinson's sale catalogue No. 47 (1933), item 18.

Recorded in Edwards (No. 5).

First published in George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey and Metrical Visions, ed. Samuel W. Singer, 2 vols (Chiswick, 1825). The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish, ed. Richard S. Sylvester, EETS, orig. ser. 243 (London, New York and Toronto, 1959).

[Rochester document]

Letter of Attorney signed by Rochester, 2 July 1675. 1675.

*RoJ 669: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Document(s)

Puttick & Simpson's, 21 June 1850 (Burton sale), lot 206, to Montagu.

[Rochester document]

Power of Attorney signed by Rochester, in favour of Richard Blancourt, 14 July 1679. 1679.

*RoJ 670: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 15 March 1876 (W.T.B. Ashley sale), lot 391, to Naylor.

[Rochester document]

Document(s). Indenture signed by Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and by Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex, countersigned by Rochester, 16 July 1679. 1679.

*RoJ 671: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Document(s)

Puttick & Simpson's, 28 April 1891 (Lionel Oliver sale), lot 121, to Barker.

[Rochester document]

Rochester's last will and testament, with codicil dated 22 June 1680. 1680.

*RoJ 672: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Will

Sotheby's, 3 July 1908, lot 245, to Maggs.

[Rochester letter]

Allegedly autograph letter by Rochester to Dr Thomas Pierce, President of Magdalen College, Oxford, described as ‘A.L. 1 p., oblong small folio, n.p., n.d.’. See copies of this or another letter to Pierce, RoJ 662 and RoJ 664. 1680?.

*RoJ 663: John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, Letter(s)

Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 1 November 1950 (Oliver R. Barrett sale), lot 973.

[Rodd/Southwell MS]

Copy, ‘very neatly written in a small volume. 12mo’. 17th century?

SoR 314.8: Robert Southwell, S.J., Catholic Saint, Querimonia

Thomas Rodd, sale catalogues (1839), p. 52, and (1841), item 463.

An unpublished passage by Southwell previously known only in a Latin recension in Henry More, S.J., Historia missionis Provinciae Anglicanae Societatis Jesu (St Omer, 1660), pp. 173-5. Reprinted, with an English translation, in Publications of the Catholic Record Society, 5 (1908), pp. 294-300.

[Rodd/Taylor MS]

Copy, ‘transcribed apparently from the original MS by J. F. in April 1695’ and ‘written in a neat hand, 1695, folio’. 1695.

TaJ 1: Jeremy Taylor, Job's Curse (‘Let the Night perish curs'd by ye Morn’)

Thomas Rodd, ‘Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Southwellianæ’ (1834), item 1035, and his ‘Catalogue of manuscripts...and old deeds’ (1846), p. 96.

Published, as one of the ‘Festival Hymns’ in The Golden Grove (London, 1655). A musical setting by Henry Purcell published in Harmonia Sacra (London, 1688).

[Rolleyn MS]

Copy, with minor annotations by a reader, lacking a title-page or prefatory matter, 128 folio pages. Mid-17th century.

FaE 9.4: Edward Fairfax, A Discourse of Witchcraft

Armorial bookplate of [?]T Rolleyn, 1735.

Sotheby's, 11 July 1996, lot 119, to Studio Librarie. Sotheby's, 20 November 2003 (Robert Lenkiewicz sale), lot 95, to Keith Walls.

Facsimile examples in both Sotheby sale catalogues.

First published in Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society, 5 (London, 1858-9), No. 3, ed. R. Monckton Milnes. Edited by William Grainge as Daemonologia (Harrogate, 1882; reprinted in London, 1971).

[Roper MS]

Copy, in a single professional secretary hand, 222 quarto pages, in contemporary vellum. Early 17th century.

MrT 111: Sir Thomas More, William Roper's Life of Sir Thomas More

Inscribed ?‘M. D.’ Sotheby's, 15 December 1980, lot 52.

First published in London, 1626. Edited, as The Lyfe of Sir Thomas Moore, knighte, written by William Roper Esquire, by Elsie Vaughan Hitchcock (EETS, London, 1935).

[Rundall MS]

A duodecimo volume of speeches and tracts, closely written in a single hand, with a later table of contents, 228 pages (foliated 1-144), in contemporary mottled calf gilt within modern green morocco gilt.

Inscribed by Thomas Rundall and, in 1937, by Sir Walter Oakeshott, SBA (1903-87), Oxford college head. Bookplate of W.A. Foyle (1885-1963), bookseller, of Beeleigh Abbey, Essex. Christie's, 12-13 July 2000 (W.A. Foyle sale, Part III), lot 320 (item 1). Quaritch's catalogue No. 1415 (2012), item 51, with a facsimile opening in the sale catalogue.

ff. 105r-v

RaW 1005: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Copy of Ralegh's letter to King James I after his condemnation, 1603.

pp. 106r-9v

RaW 710.27: Sir Walter Ralegh, Short Apology for his last Actions at Guiana

Copy.

Ralegh's letter of 1618 to his cousin George, Lord Carew of Clopton (beginning ‘Because I know not whether I shall live...’). First published in Judicious and Select Essays (London, 1650). Edwards, II, 375 et seq. Youings, No. 222, pp. 364-8.

[unspecified pages]

BcF 428.5: Francis Bacon, Speech(es)

Copy of a reply by Bacon to James I's speech in Parliament ‘30 January 1620’.

[unspecified pages]

BcF 534.5: Francis Bacon, Bacon's Humble Submissions and Supplications

Copy of Bacon's submission on 22 April 1621.

The Humble Submissions and Supplications Bacon sent to the House of Lords, on 19 March 1620/1 (beginning ‘I humbly pray your Lordships all to make a favourable and true construction of my absence...’); 22 April 1621 (beginning ‘It may please your Lordships, I shall humbly crave at your Lordships' hands a benign interpretation...’); and 30 April 1621 (beginning ‘Upon advised consideration of the charge, descending into mine own conscience...’), written at the time of his indictment for corruption. Spedding, XIV, 215-16, 242-5, 252-62.

Rymer, Thomas. Essay on the Tragedies of the last Age (London, 1677)

Rymer's presentation exemplum to Dryden, with Dryden's extensive autograph comments. c.1677.

DrJ 299.6: John Dryden, Rymer, Thomas. Essay on the Tragedies of the last Age (London, 1677)

Once owned by Jacob Tonson. Later owned by David Garrick. According to Edmond Malone, the volume afterwards passed into the library of Sir John Hawkins which was subsequently ‘consumed in the fire that destroyed his house in Queen's Square in the year 1786 or 1787’ (see Osborne, pp. 283-5).

Dryden's annotations edited in Jacob Tonson's edition of The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher (London, 1711). The annotations re-edited in Samuel Johnson's Life of Dryden (1771). For Walter Harte's transcript of the annotations, see DrJ 299.

[Sackville MS (I)]

MS, apparently presented to the Earl of Dorset. 17th century.

ToA 16: Aurelian Townshend, An Elegie upon the untymely death of the rightly honorable Edward Sackville (‘There was a Tyme and that not long agoe’)

Formerley among the papers of the Sackville family, of Knole, Kent.

This MS cited in Sackville West. Edited in Phillips and thence in Brown. Recorded by G. C. Moore Smith in TLS, 23 October 1924, p. 667.

First published in C. J. Phillips, History of the Sackville Family, 2 vols (London, 1930), II, 383-4. Brown, pp. 68-9.

[Sackville MS (II)]

MS. Mid-17th century.

ToA 14: Aurelian Townshend, An Elegie vpon the best of Kinges CHARLES the first Kinge of Great Brittayne (‘So much too much, in many meaner Theames’)

Extracts edited from this MS in Sackville-West; thence in Brown. Recorded by G. C. Moore Smith in TLS, 23 October 1924, p. 667.

Full version unpublished. ‘Fragments of a poem on the death of Charles I’, comprising ten lines (versions of lines 51-52, 47-48, 23-26, 35-36), edited in Vita Sackville West, Knole and the Sackvilles (London, 1922), pp. 106-7. Edited thence in Brown, p. 70.

[Saint Germain volume]

Copy, untitled, written in part twice on a flyleaf and paste-down. In a printed exemplum of Christopher Saint German, The Dialogue in English, betweene a Doctor of Divinitie, and a Student in the Lawes of England ([London], 1638). Mid-17th century.

StW 1289: William Strode, Jack on both Sides (‘I holde as fayth What Englandes Church Allowes’)

Sotheby's, 14 November 1988, lot 1286, to Smallwood & Randall, Cirencester.

First published, as ‘The Church Papist’, in Wits Recreations (London, 1640). Reprinted as ‘The Jesuit's Double-faced Creed’ by Henry Care in The Popish Courant (16 May 1679): see August A. Imholtz, Jr, ‘The Jesuits' Double-Faced Creed: A Seventeenth-Century Cross-Reading’, N&Q, 222 (December 1977), 553-4. Dobell, p. 111. Listed, without text, in Forey, p. 339.

[Sandys/Lucan volume]

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.

*SaG 55: George Sandys, Lucan. Pharsalia (Basle, [1574])

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.

[Sandys/Ovid volume]

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.

SaG 49: George Sandys, Ovid's Metamorphosis (London, 1632)

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

[Sandys/Paraphrase volume]

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.

SaG 52: George Sandys, A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 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.

See WaE 901.

[Sandys/Waller Paraphrase volume]

A printed exemplum presented to Edmund Waller, with the name ‘Edm Waller’ and inscription ‘Ex dono Author[is]’ on the title-page, as well as the inscription ‘Ex dono authoris Georgij sandis mihi Edmondo Vallerio. Edm Waller Edm Waller’ on a slip attached to the front paste-down. 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, 18 March 1926 (Christie-Miller sale), lot 529. Sotheby's, New York, 1 May 1990 (H. Bradley Martin sale), lot 3158. c.1638-44.

WaE 900.5: Edmund Waller, Sandys, George. A Paraphrase upon the Divine Poems (London, 1638)

No. 37 in the list of books from Waller's Library.

Sotheby's, 18 March 1926 (Christie-Miller sale), lot 529, and at Sotheby's, New York, 1 May 1990 (H. Bradley Martin sale), Lot 3158.

[Sandys MS]

Copy of a receipt by Ralegh, on p. 362 of a 17th-century transcript of a book of medical prescriptions compiled in the 16th century by Sir Samuel Sandys of Ombersley, Worcestershire, son of Edwin Sandys (d.1558). 17th century.

RaW 721: Sir Walter Ralegh, Chemical and Medical Receipts

Formerly among the papers of the Shirley family of Ettington Park, near Stratford-upon-Avon. Sotheby's, 29 April 1947, lot 333, to Myers.

Recorded in HMC, 5th Report (1876), Appendix, p. 365 (No. 33).

[Sedgwick MS]

A couplet allegedly by Daniel and often quoted by Lady Anne Clifford (1590-1676), cited by her secretary, George Sedgwick (1618-85), in his MS ‘A summary or memorial of my own life’. 1682.

DaS 23: Samuel Daniel, ‘To have some silly home I do desire’

Edited from this MS by all editors.

Edited in Joseph Nicolson and Richard Burn, The History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland, 2 vols (London, 1777), I, 299. Reprinted in George C. Williamson, Lady Anne Clifford (Kendal, 1922), p. 202.

[Schmutzler MS]

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.

SaG 31: George Sandys, A Paraphrase upon the Song of Solomon (‘Join thy life-breathing lips to mine’)

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.

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.

[Sedley document (I)]

An indenture signed by Sedley, conveying the Manor of Coltshall, Suffolk, to James Smith, 14 March 1662[/3]. 1663.

*SeC 136: Sir Charles Sedley, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 23 April 1923, lot 266, to Mace.

[Sedley document (II)]

An indenture signed by Sedley and others, leasing the manor of Great Clacton, Essex, to Thomas Newport and Sir William Cowper, 23 May 1688. 1688.

SeC 139: Sir Charles Sedley, Document(s)

Christie's, 29 April 1981, lot 195. Henry Bristow, sale catalogue No. 277, September 1982, item 176.

[Sedley document (III)]

Receipt signed by Sedley, for repayment of a loan to the Treasury of £4,618 0s 8d, undated. Late 17th century.

*SeC 142: Sir Charles Sedley, Document(s)

Later owned by George Thorn-Drury, KC (1860-1931), literary scholar and editor.

Recorded in Sola Pinto, Life, p. 203. See also Eleanore Boswell, ‘Footnotes to Seventeenth-Century Biographies’, MLR, 26 (1931), 341-5 (p. 344).

[Sedley letter]

A letter, presumably autograph and signed, to Charles Sackville, sixth Earl of Dorset, [? October 1691]. 1691.

*SeC 130: Sir Charles Sedley, Letter(s)

Formerly among the Sackville papers owned by the Earl de la Warr.

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 281. Edited in Sola Pinto, Life, pp. 207-8.

[Shadwell document]

A receipt for specified documents delivered to Shadwell on 26 April 1664, signed by Shadwell, 30 April 1664. 1664.

SdT 52: Thomas Shadwell, Document(s)

Later in the collection of Alfred Morrison (1821-97), manuscript and art collector. Colbeck, Radford & Co. [i.e. Dobell], sale catalogues The Ingatherer, No. 14 (1931), item 163, and No. 36 (May 1934), item 159.

Recorded, with a facsimile of the signature, in Catalogue of the Collection of Autograph Letters and Historical Documents formed between 1865 and 1882 by Alfred Morrison, 6 vols ([London], 1883-92), VI, 113.

[Shadwell letter]

Autograph letter signed by Shadwell, to Charles Sackville, sixth Earl of Dorset, from Chelsea, 19 January 1691[/2]. 1692.

*SdT 49: Thomas Shadwell, Letter(s)

Formerly in the Sackville archives of Lord De La Warr at Knole Park, Kent, and ‘entrusted’ to Montague Summers by Lord Sackville before 1927.

Recorded in HMC, 4th report (1873), Appendix, pp. 280-1. Edited in Summers, I, ccxxix-ccxxx, and V, 403, with a facsimile as frontispiece of Vol. V.

[Shadwell volume]

Exemplum of the first edition (London, 1689), allegedly inscribed by Shadwell on a flyleaf ‘For ye Countess of Dorsett’. c.1689.

*SdT 23.4: Thomas Shadwell, Bury-Fair

Later in the library of the Duke of Beaufort. Pickering & Chatto's sale catalogue for 1902, item 4905, and their A Catalogue of Old and Rare Books (c.1910?), item. 2503.

First published in London, 1689.

[Shirley MS]

Copy of a 21-line version, ‘in an attractive hand’, on a single folio page. Late 17th century.

ShJ 174.8: James Shirley, The Contention of Ajax and Ulysses for the Armour of Achilles, Act III, Song (‘The glories of our blood and state’)

Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 938 (1974), item 65. Sotheby's, 29 October 1975, lot 153. Quaritch's sale catalogue No. 1013 (c.1980), item 71. Sotheby's, 27 May 1986, lot 548, to Slater.

Gifford & Dyce, VI, 396-7. Armstrong, p. 54. Musical setting by Edward Coleman published in John Playford, The Musical Companion (London, 1667).

[Sibly MS]

Copy of the opening portion of the narrative, ‘Transcribed from an old Manuscript by Ebenezer Sibl[y]. MD 1793’, with pen-and-ink drawings and a long index, incomplete, on c.85 quarto pages. 1793.

FaE 9.6: Edward Fairfax, A Discourse of Witchcraft

Sotheby's, 20 November 2003 (Robert Lenkiewicz sale), lot 96.

Facsimile example in Sotheby's sale catalogue.

First published in Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society, 5 (London, 1858-9), No. 3, ed. R. Monckton Milnes. Edited by William Grainge as Daemonologia (Harrogate, 1882; reprinted in London, 1971).

[Skipton MS]

MS of ‘The Civil Wars between the Houses of York and Lancaster, a Poem. only 2 Canto's ending with the death of Richard 2nd’. So catalogued in a MS list of ‘Books in the Closset in the Passage Room next the Pantry in Skipton Castle 28th Augst 1739’ (this list now Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Leeds, DD 121/111).

DaS 3: Samuel Daniel, The Civile Wars between the Two Houses of Lancaster and Yorke

Belonging to the Clifford family.

A MS copy of ‘Part of the Civile Wars’ is recorded as being among the ‘evidences’ of Lady Anne Clifford at Skipton Castle in T. D. Whitaker, The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven (London, 1805).

Books I-IV first published in London, 1595. Grosart, Vol. II. Edited by Laurence Michel (New Haven, 1958).

[Slater MS]

Copy of the dirge, on an unbound folio leaf. Late 17th century.

ShJ 173: James Shirley, The Contention of Ajax and Ulysses for the Armour of Achilles, Act III, Song (‘The glories of our blood and state’)

Sotheby's, 27 May 1986, lot 548, to Slater.

Gifford & Dyce, VI, 396-7. Armstrong, p. 54. Musical setting by Edward Coleman published in John Playford, The Musical Companion (London, 1667).

[Sleidanus volume]

Autograph annotations and marginalia.

*HvG 156: Gabriel Harvey, Sleidanus, Johannes. De statu Religionis Et Reipublicae, Carolo Quinto Caesare, Commentarii Varia Ac Multiplici Rerum Utilissimarum Cognitione Referti (Frankfurt-on-Main, 1568)

In 1979 in the ‘Collection of Virginia F. Stern, New York’.

Stern, pp. 235-6.

[Sleigh MSS]

Family archives of an old hall in the Derbyshire Peak District, discovered c.1870. Late 17th century.

[unnumbered item]

CnC 122: Charles Cotton, Summer (‘Looke out! look out! I heare noe noise’)

Copy of the complete poem in 53 stanzas, on unspecified pages.

This MS briefly described (probably erroneously, as ‘holograph’), and stanzas 1 and 31 edited, in John Sleigh ‘Charles Cotton, the Angler-Poet’, N&Q, 4th Ser. 6 (10 September 1870), 208 (and see brief further comments by Llewelynn Jewitt, 8 October 1870, p. 311). Recorded in Beresford, p. 32; in Buxton, p. 263, and in Parks, p. 31.

Unpublished (complete). Stanzas 1 and 31 published in John Sleigh, ‘Charles Cotton, the Angler-Poet’, N&Q, 4th Ser. 6 (10 September 1870), 208. Stanzas 1-3 published in The Valiant Knight: or, The Legend of Sr. Peregrine, [ed. Alfred Wallis] (privately printed, 1888), p. 16.

[unnumbered item]

CnC 145: Charles Cotton, Winter (‘Hark, hark, I hear the North Wind road’)

Copy, headed ‘Wintta Quadrains’, subscribed possibly in a different hand ‘Ch. Cotton’, on 9 pages.

This MS briefly described (probably erroneously, as ‘holograph’) and quoted in John Sleigh, ‘Charles Cotton, the Angler-Poet’, N&Q, 4th Ser. 6 (10 September 1870), 208 (and see brief further comments by Llewelynn Jewitt, 8 October 1870, p. 311).

Complete engraved facsimile in W. Bemrose, ‘Winter. A Poem by Charles Cotton’, Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 4 (1882), 179-88. Recorded in Beresford, p. 32; in Buxton, p. 263; and in Parks, pp. 23-4, 31.

First published in Poems (1689), pp. 640-56. Beresford, pp. 59-68.

[Sloane Bale MS]

Autograph octavo volume of collections relating to the Carmelite order, beginning (with anno Mundi 4186) ‘Helias propheta…’. Early 16th century?

*BaJ 13: John Bale, Collectiones

Donated to the Bodleian Library, in 1710, together with BaJ 16, by Sir Hans Sloane, Bt (1660-1753), physician and collector. Formerly Bodleian pressmark NE. C. 4. 14, but missing since before 1726.

Discussed in Falconer Madan, A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford (1905), 315, No. 27636, and in McCusker (1942), pp. 105-6.

Unpublished.

[Smith volume]

Alleged ‘autograph of “Samuel Butler His Booke”’, in a 32mo volume.

BuS 13: Samuel Butler, Smith, Sir Thomas. Thomae Smithi Angli de Republica Anglorum lib. iii (Leiden, 1630)

Originally accompanying BuS 5 when sold at Sotheby's, 19 November 1885, as item 9 in lot 803, to Quaritch.

[Sparrow MS]

Copy, on five quarto pages. 18th century.

AndL 48.5: Lancelot Andrewes, Preces privatae

Later in the Oxford library of John Sparrow (1906-92), literary scholar and book collector.

First published in an English translation as The Private Devotions, ed. Humphrey Moseley (London, 1647). Selections of the original Greek and Latin version published in Verus Christianus, ed. David Stokes (Oxford, 1668). A more comprehensive version published as Preces privatae, Graece et Latine, ed. John Lamphire (London, 1675). Translated by F. E. Brightman as The Preces Privatae of Lancelot Andrewes (London, 1903).

[Sparrow/Shirley]

A printed exemplum, evidently a presentation volume from the author, which bears on the verso of the portrait the faded inscription ‘Ex dono Authoris’. 1646.

ShJ 215: James Shirley, Shirley, James. Poems (London, 1646)

[Spelman MS]

Copy, 194 leaves, slightly imperfect at the end, unbound. Late 16th-early 17th century?

CvG 53: George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey

Once owned by Sir Henry Spelman (1563/4-1641), historian and antiquary; by the Rev. Dr Cox Macro (1683-1767), antiquary; and by Hudson Gurney (1775-1864), of Keswick Hall, Norfolk, banker and antiquary. Later owned by Major Q.E. Gurney, DL, of Bawdeswell Hall, Norfolk. Sotheby's, 30 March 1936 (Gurney sale), lot 90, to L. Chubb.

Recorded in Sylvester, p. 288, n.1, and inn Edwards (No. 7).

First published in George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey and Metrical Visions, ed. Samuel W. Singer, 2 vols (Chiswick, 1825). The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish, ed. Richard S. Sylvester, EETS, orig. ser. 243 (London, New York and Toronto, 1959).

[Spelman/Fairfax MS]

Copy, neatly copied out allegedly ‘From the Original Copy written with his own hand’, with pen-and-ink drawings, prefatory verses, and a title-page, c.330 folio pages. Mid-late 17th century.

FaE 9.2: Edward Fairfax, A Discourse of Witchcraft

Sotheby's, 14 December 1993 (Fairfax sale), lot 15, to Spelman.

Facsimile examples in Sotheby's sale catalogue.

First published in Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society, 5 (London, 1858-9), No. 3, ed. R. Monckton Milnes. Edited by William Grainge as Daemonologia (Harrogate, 1882; reprinted in London, 1971).

[Spenser Volume]

Exemplum of the printed edition of 1617 with a series of annotations in margins and on interleaves, as well as a MS account of Spenser, in the hand of James Callander (c.1721-89), Scottish antiquary. c.1749.

SpE 97: Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queen [&c.] (London, 1617)

The title-page inscribed with the name John Hope (possibly Lord Craighall). Bookplate of Sir JamesColquhoun of Luss. Quaritch's sale catalogue of English Books, April 2010, item 69, with a facsimile example.

[Stanford Court MS (I)]

A folio volume of state tracts. 17th century.

Once among the family papers of Sir Thomas Winnington, M.P. (1811-72), of Stanford Court, Worcestershire, which was partly destroyed by fire in 1882

Recorded in HMC, 1st Report (1870), Appendix, p. 53.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 601: Sir Walter Ralegh, A Dialogue between a Counsellor of State and a Justice of the Peace

Copy.

A treatise, with a dedicatory epistle to James I beginning ‘Those that are suppressed and hopeless are commonly silent ...’, the dialogue beginning ‘Now, sir, what think you of Mr. St. John's trial in the Star-chamber?...’. First published as The Prerogative of Parliaments in England (‘Midelburge’ and ‘Hamburg’ [i.e. London], 1628). Works (1829), VIII, 151-221.

[unspecified page numbers]

RaW 1006: Sir Walter Ralegh, Letter(s)

Copy of a letter by Ralegh to James I.

[Stanford Court MS (II)]

A folio volume of state tracts. 17th century.

Once among the family papers of Sir Thomas Winnington, M.P. (1811-72), of Stanford Court, Worcestershire, which was partly destroyed by fire in 1882.

Recorded in HMC, 1st Report (1870), Appendix, p. 54.

item 2: p. 11 et seq.

BcF 317.5: Francis Bacon, A Device to Entertain the Queen at Essex House, 17 November 1595

Copy.

First published in Letters, Speeches &c. of Francis Bacon, ed. Thomas Birch (London, 1763). Spedding, VIII, 378-86. Probably written partly by the Earl of Essex, partly by his secretariat, including Bacon. See The Poems of Edward De Vere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford, and of Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex, ed. Steven W. May, Studies in Philology, 77, No. 5 (Early Winter 1980), pp. 88-90, and Paul E.J. Hammer, ‘Upstaging the Queen: the Earl of Essex, Francis Bacon and the Accession Day celebrations of 1595’, in The Politics of the Stuart Court Masque, ed. David Bevington and Peter Holbrook (New York & Cambridge, 1998), pp. 41-66.

[Starkey MS 39]

Copy, probably in the hand of Ralph Starkey (c.1569-1628), antiquary. c.1600s-28.

SiP 215.8: Sir Philip Sidney, A Letter to Queen Elizabeth touching her Marriage with Monsieur

Recorded as No. 39 in the MS catalogue of papers found in Starkey's study presumably after his death (Huntington, EL 8175): see Beal, In Praise of Scribes, p. 271.

First published in Scrinia Caeciliana: Mysteries of State & Government (London, 1663) and in Cabala: sive Scrinia Sacra (London, 1663). Feuillerat, III, 51-60. Duncan-Jones & Van Dorsten, pp. 46-57.

This work and its textual transmission discussed, with facsimile examples, in Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1998), Chapter 4, pp. 109-46 (with most MSS catalogued as Nos 1-37, with comments on their textual tradition, in Appendix IV, pp. 274-80).

[Stalham MS]

An octavo commonplace book, 116 pages, containing names of members of the Choate family. Early-mid-17th century.

Owned in 1667 by Elizabeth Stalham. Owned before 1936 by Miss Alice Law. Sotheby's, 21 December 1936, lot 200, to Myers. Myers' sale catalogue No. 348 (1947), item 109.

[unspecified page numbers]

BcF 53: Francis Bacon, ‘The world's a bubble, and the life of man’

Copy of a 20-line version, here beginning ‘Some sicke Care overwhelms the husband's joyes’, imperfect, lacking the beginning.

Edited from this MS in Alice Law, ‘A New Caroline Commonplace Book’, Fortnightly Review, NS 66 (September 1899), 395-416 (p. 397). Discussed in Grierson.

First published in Thomas Farnaby, Florilegium epigrammatum Graecorum (London, 1629). Poems by Sir Henry Wotton, Sir Walter Raleigh and others, ed. John Hannah (London, 1845), pp. 76-80. Spedding, VII, 271-2. H.J.C. Grierson, ‘Bacon's Poem, “The World”: Its Date and Relation to certain other Poems’, Modern Language Review, 6 (1911), 145-56.

[Strode MS]

A folio MS of what would appear to be Strode's play, entitled ‘The Passions Calmed, or the Floating Island, a tragi-comedy’, ‘very neatly written’. c.1630s?.

StW 1476.5: William Strode, The Floating Island

Thomas Thorpe's sale catalogue ‘of ancient manuscripts upon vellum and paper’ for 1838, item 102. Subsequently offered in his catalogues for 1839, 1840, 1842, and 1843, item 471.

First published in London, 1655. Dobell, pp. 137-240.

Strode's ‘other Copie’

An apparently formal volume of William Strode's poems, comprising upwards of 111 poems, prepared by the poet near the end of his life, possibly for intended publication. A MS known only from William Fulman's frequent references to it in the Corpus MS (StW Δ 1). Against most of the poems there he records what is evidently the page number on which each poem appears in the ‘other Copie’, an arrangement which corresponds with a list of four category headings for ‘Dr. Strodes Poems’ which he gives on f. 105v. in addition, on f. 105r he lists sixteen further titles for poems that appear in the ‘other Copie’; he records a number of variant readings for poems throughout, and he transcribes in full seven poems from the ‘other Copie’ (including StW 103, StW 122, StW 192, StW 608, and StW 1417). c.1640s?.

Acquired by Fulman probably some time after he acquired the Corpus MS and perhaps only on contemporary loan.

Cited in IELM, II.ii, as ‘Strode's other Copie’: StW Δ 2. Evidence for the MS discussed in Crum's article, BLR, 3 (1952-3), 324-35, and in Forey.

[unspecified page number]

CwT 764: Thomas Carew, A Song (‘Aske me no more whether doth stray’)

Copy, recorded by William Fulman as ‘in Strodes other Copie ascr. to Shakespeare’: see CwT 750.

First published in a five-stanza version beginning ‘Aske me no more where Iove bestowes’ in Poems (1640) and in Poems: by Wil. Shake-speare, Gent. (London, 1640), and edited in this version in Dunlap, pp. 102-3. Musical setting by John Wilson published in Cheerful Ayres or Ballads (Oxford, 1659). All MS versions recorded in CELM, except where otherwise stated, begin with the second stanza of the published version (viz. ‘Aske me no more whether doth stray’).

For a plausible argument that this poem was actually written by William Strode, see Margaret Forey, ‘Manuscript Evidence and the Author of “Aske me no more”: William Strode, not Thomas Carew’, EMS, 12 (2005), 180-200. See also Scott Nixon, ‘“Aske me no more” and the Manuscript Verse Miscellany’, ELR, 29/1 (Winter 1999), 97-130, which edits and discusses MSS of this poem and also suggests that it may have been written by Strode.

[Strozii poetæ]

Exemplum of the 1530 edition, the cover bearing Bacon's boar crest in gilt. Late 16th century.

BcF 676: Francis Bacon, Strozii poetæ, pater et filius (Paris, 1530)

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 600 (1934), item 20.

A facsimile of the boar's crest and cover in Maggs's sale catalogue.

[Suckling letter]

A letter allegedly by Suckling (the poet), ‘To some Lord at Oxford desiring a line of information by bearer, to say — “whether you have any notice from Yarmouth touching my election to a Burgess place there, for which you were pleased to write on my behalfe”’, from ‘Gadfathers’, 29 July 1628. 1628.

SuJ 174: John Suckling, Letter(s)

Later owned by Samuel Weller Singer, FSA (1783-1858), of Mickleham, literary scholar. Sotheby's, 3 August 1858 (Singer sale), lot 98, to Knight.

[Suckling MS (I)]

Copy, on nine folio pages. c.1637-40s.

SuJ 144: John Suckling, An Account of Religion by Reason

Probably owned originally by Suckling's uncle, Charles Suckling of Woodton, and later owned by William Suckling, Roos Hall, Beccles, Suffolk.

This MS collated in Clayton and discussed pp. cii-civ. Clayton's photocopies of the MS are in the Bodleian (MS Facs. c. 27, f. 33).

First published, with a separate title-page, in Fragmenta Aurea (London, 1646). Clayton, pp. 168-80.

[Suckling MS (II)]

A MS comprising two poems relating to Suckling, on three folio pages. c.1640.

Charles J. Sawyer, sale catalogue No. 117 (‘The Pym Collection’, 1934), item 145 (where the tentative but unlikely suggestion is made that the first poem is in Sir Benjamin Rudyerd's hand).

Recorded in HMC, 10th Report, Appendix VI (1887), pp. 94-5.

item 1

SuJ 213: John Suckling, Upon Sir John Suckling's hundred horse (‘I tell thee Jack thou'st given the King’)

Copy.

First published in Wit and Drollery (London, 1656). Clayton, pp. 204-5.

item 2

SuJ 232: John Suckling, Sir John Suckling's Answer (‘I tell thee foole who'ere thou be’)

Copy.

First published in Wit and Drollery (London, 1656). Clayton, pp. 205-6. Sometimes erroneously attributed to Suckling himself.

[Swanley volume]

A verse miscellany, including allegedly ‘unpublished Manuscript Poems by Donne, in the handwriting of Richard Swanley’, poems ‘which have since [1633] been added to successive editions of Donne's works’, bound (at an early date) with a printed exemplum of Donne's Poems (London, 1633), ‘with no portrait’, in ‘morocco extra, g[ilt]. e[dges]. by F. Bedford’. Mid-late 17th century?.

Owned in either 1644 or 1664 by one Richard Swanley and in 1856 by Sir John Simeon, third Bt, MP (1815-70). Sotheby's, 3 March 1871, lot 762, to Pickering.

Cited in IELM, I.i (1980) as the ‘Swanley Volume’: DnJ Δ 69. Briefly discussed in Sir John Simeon, ‘Unpublished Poems of Donne’, Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society, 3 (London, 1856-7), No. 3. Simeon edits (pp. 17-19, 31) two authentic poems by Donne (Loves Warre and The Lier) among other poems which he wrongly attributes to him, the text taken either from this MS or (perhaps more likely) from the ‘Utterson MS’ (DnJ Δ 51) [see DnJ 2221, DnJ 1916], but the contents are otherwise unknown. This MS or the ‘Utterson MS’ recorded in The Complete Poems of John Donne, D.D., ed. Alexander B. Grosart, 2 vols (privately printed, 1872-3), which gives collations of certain poems made for Grosart by his ‘scrupulously accurate friend Colonel Chester’ before the Sotheby's sale in 1871.

Sylva Sylvarum

Exemplum of the folio edition, inscribed ‘Thomas Killigreu. June[?] 1636.’ in 19th-century half-calf.

KiT 29: Thomas Killigrew, Bacon, Francis. Sylva Sylvarum (London, 1635)

Quaritch's sale catalogue of Early English Books [&c.] (Autumn 2008), item 1, with a facsimile of the inscription.

[Symonds commonplace book]

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.

[unspecified page numbers]

DaS 39.8: Samuel Daniel, The Collection of the History of England

Extracts.

First part first published in London, 1612. First published complete in London, [1618?]. Grosart, IV, 69-299. V, 1-291.

[unspecified page numbers]

LeJ 88.5: John Leland, The Itinerary of John Leland [Other transcripts and extracts]

Extracts, transcribed, or derived from, the ‘Leland MS. in Bodleys Library at Oxford’.

[unspecified page numbers]

SaG 67: George Sandys, Extracts

Extracts.

[Tasso MS]

Three leaves of Fairfax's translation of Tasso, comprising ‘several hundred lines differing materially from the published’ version, and one page of prose and verse. 17th century.

FaE 4.5: Edward Fairfax, To my noble frend mr huntington (‘Godfrey of Bulloigne & his great wonders’)

Formerly among the Fairfax papers at Leeds Castle, Kent. Sotheby's, 5 February 1838 (H. White sale), lot 570. Sotheby's, 17 May 1839 (James Stewart sale), lots 354, to Edwards, and 355, to Upcott: i.e. William Upcott (1779-1845), antiquary and autograph collector. Thomas Thorpe's sale catalogues 1841-44, passim.

Six verses, unpublished.

[Taylor document]

A certificate signed by Taylor and others in favour of a petitioner, Viscount Loftus of Ely, 27 August 1662. 1662.

*TaJ 111: Jeremy Taylor, Document(s)

Owned in the late 19th century by the Marquess of Drogheda, at Moore Abbey, Monasterevin, Ireland. Printed in HMC, 9th Report, Part II (1884), Appendix, p. 318

Edited in HMC, 9th Report, Part II (1884), Appendix, p. 318.

[Taylor letter (I)]

Autograph letter signed, to John Warner, Bishop of Rochester, from Mandinam, 17 November 1655. 1655.

*TaJ 41: Jeremy Taylor, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 29 June 1891 (Thomas Raffles sale, 3rd day), lot 485, to Sotheran.

Edited in Eden, I, xliv-xlv.

[Taylor letter (II)]

Autograph letter signed by Taylor, to [John Evelyn], [? from Mandinam], 21 November 1655. 1655.

*TaJ 42: Jeremy Taylor, Letter(s)

Later in the library of Robert Borthwick Adam (1863-1940), American book collector. Subsequently in the collection of Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde (Viscountess Eccles), Life, 4.4. 294.

Recorded in R.B. Adam Library, 3 vols (London & New York, 1929), III, 234. Edited in Bray, II, i, 151-2. Eden, I, xlv-xlvi. Wheatley, III, 208-9.

[Taylor letter (III)]

Autograph letter signed, to William Dugdale, 22 November 1656.

*TaJ 51: Jeremy Taylor, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 27 July 1885 (F. Naylor sale, 4th day), lot 934, to Harvey.

Edited in William Hamper, The Life, Diary and Correspondence of Sir William Dugdale (London, 1827), No. cxi (p. 317). Reprinted in Eden, I, lviii.

[Taylor letter (IV)]

Autograph letter signed by Taylor, to Robert Rich, [from London], 13 February 1657[/8]. 1658.

*TaJ 60: Jeremy Taylor, Letter(s)

Edited in Abstracts of some Letters Written by Mr. Robert Rich (London, 1680). Reprinted in Eden, I, lxxiv.

Taylor letter (V)

Autograph letter signed by Taylor, to Lord Conway, from London, 24 April 1658. 1658.

*TaJ 61.5: Jeremy Taylor, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 6 May 1858, lot 175, to Skeffington.

[Taylor MS (Vbis)]

Autograph letter signed by Taylor, to John Evelyn, from Portmore, 3 November 1659. 1659.

*TaJ 69: Jeremy Taylor, Letter(s)

Edited in Eden, I, lxxxvii-lxxxviii. Wheatley, III, 274-5.

[Taylor letter (VI)]

Autograph letter signed by Taylor, in Latin, to John Stearne, [1659]. 1659.

*TaJ 70: Jeremy Taylor, Letter(s)

Edited in John Stearne, Thanatologia; seu de morte dissertatio (Dublin, 1659). Reprinted in Eden, I, lxxxvi-lxxxvii.

[Taylor letter (VII)]

Autograph letter signed by Taylor, to John Evelyn, ‘St Paul's Conversion’ [25 January] 1659[/60?]. 1660.

*TaJ 72: Jeremy Taylor, Letter(s)

Evans's (Sotheby's), 16 November 1836, lot 698.

[Taylor letter (VIII)]

Autograph letter signed by Taylor, to Lady Elizabeth, Countess of Cork [‘2 pages, 8vo, with superscription’], 4 April 1663. 1663.

*TaJ 95: Jeremy Taylor, Letter(s)

Offered in unidentified early 20th-century sale catalogue.

[Taylor letter (IX)]

Autograph letter signed by Taylor, to John Evelyn, from Dublin, 16 November 1661. 1661.

*TaJ 81: Jeremy Taylor, Letter(s)

Holloway & Son, London, sale catalogue of ‘Autographs and Manuscripts’, [c.1870], item 637.

Edited in Eden, I, cvii-cviii. Wheatley, III, 281-2. Facsimile example in Lawrence B. Phillips, The Autographic Album (London, 1866), p. 28. Photocopy of the MS in the British Library, RP 1396.

[Taylor letter (X)]

Autograph letter signed by Taylor, to an unspecified correspondent, from Portmore, 2 December 1665. 1665.

*TaJ 100: Jeremy Taylor, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 6 May 1889, lot 608, to Sabin (described as ‘1 page, 4°, defective’) and Sotheby's, 4 November 1898, lot 250, to Waller (described as ‘damaged and signature nearly gone’). Bonham's, 28 September 2004 (Enys Collection sale), lot 403.

[Taylor/Rodd MS]

A copy, ‘written in a neat hand, 1695, folio’. 1695.

TaJ 11: Jeremy Taylor, A Discourse of Friendship

Thomas Rodd's sale catalogue of manuscripts, 1846, p. 96. Formerly IELM, II.ii, TaJ 1.

First published, as ‘Mutual friends’ and dedicated to Katherine Philips, in London, 1657. Eden, I, 69-98.

[Taylor volume (I)

A presentation exemplum to Sir Justinian Isham, with Taylor's autograph inscription ‘For Sr. J. I. Bart. a Member of ye H. of Comons at Weston’. c.1647.

*TaJ 112: Jeremy Taylor, A Discourse of the Liberty of Prophesying (London, 1647)

Formerly in the library of the Isham famiy at Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire. Sotheby's, 18 June 1904 (Isham sale), lot 322, to Stevens.

[Temple/Inglis MS]

Autograph calligraphic MS, chiefly on rectos only, 131 pages (42 x 62 mm.), in contemporary calf gilt. A presentation MS to Henri, Vicomte de Rohan (1579-1638), Huguenot leader, who became Duc de Rohan in 1603, with a prose Dedication to him in French, dated in Edinburgh, in numerous styles of script, with decoration. 30 December 1600.

*InE 46: Esther Inglis, Quatrains in French by Guy du Faur, Sieur de Pybrac (1529-84), first published in 1576.

Discovered in 1994 in a lacquered cabinet once owned by Sir William Temple (1628-99), statesman and author. Sotheby's, 13 December 1994, lot 21, to Quaritch.

Facsimile of an opening in Sotheby's sale catalogue. Photocopy examples are in the British Library, RP 5878.

Quatrains in French by Guy du Faur, Sieur de Pybrac (1529-84), first published in 1576.

[Temple MSS]

An unbound collection of unbound manuscripts of verse and other writings, in various hands and paper sizes, upwards of 100 items. Belonging to the family and descendants of Sir William Temple, Bt (1628-99), diplomat and author.

Sotheby's, 13 December 1994, lot 43, to Figgis Rare Books.

[unnumbered item]

CoA 56.2: Abraham Cowley, Davideis (‘I Sing the Man who Judahs Scepter bore’)

Extracts.

First published in Poems (London, 1656). Grosart, II, 45-115. Waller, I, 239-401.

[unnumbered item]

DoC 7.5: Charles Sackville, Sixth Earl of Dorset, The Advice (‘Phyllis, for shame let us improve’)

Copy, headed ‘Song on Phyllis’. Late 17th century.

First published in Westminster Drollery (London, 1671). Harris, pp. 77-8.

[unnumbered item]

DeJ 146: Sir John Denham, Extracts

Extracts from works by Denham. Late 17th century.

[unnumbered item]

DrJ 399: John Dryden, Extracts

Extracts.

[unnumbered item]

MnJ 148: John Milton, Extracts

[unnumbered item]

PsK 595: Katherine Philips, Extracts

Extracts from works by Katherine Philips. Late 17th century.

[unnumbered item]

WaE 918: Edmund Waller, Extracts

Extracts from works by Waller. Late 17th century.

[Terence Comedies]

Printed exemplum, allegedly bearing on the verso of the last flyleaf ‘manuscript notes and memoranda in different old handwritings, some probably by John Skelton, Poet Laureate’. c.1500?

SkJ 32: John Skelton, Terentii Comoediæ, cum Commento Guidonis Juvenalis (Lyons, 1497)

Recorded in Mark English, ‘Lost Autographs of John Skelton, David Lindsay, and Thomas More?’, N&Q, 248 (December 2003), 385.

[Theodosius MS]

MS, described as ‘a play “The Force of Love”, with the actors in the original cast’, with ‘corrections and authority’ by Charles Killigrew (1655-1724/5), Master of the Revels. c.1680.

LeN 14.5: Nathaniel Lee, Theodosius: or, The Force of Love

Later owned by S. George Christison. Puttick & Simpson's, 19 December 1850, lot 316, to Oliver.

First published, with some of Henry Purcell's music as an appendix, in London, 1680. Stroup & Cooke, II, 229-314.

[Thomas Robinson MS]

A folio volume comprising seven devotional tracts, in the accomplished hand of Thomas Robinson (d.1624), Mayor (in 1594) of Sandwich, Kent, who subscribes the first item ‘Manu Script Thome Robinson’, 367 folio leaves, in contemporary calf heavily gilt bearing the initials ‘T R’. This MS volume originally included, as item 8, Robinson's own ‘Sundrye other most excellent...and Holy Obseruations collected after the finishing of this booke’ and originally comprised 750 pages. [1598-1623, the Hall items no earlier than 1612].

The last page contained a note signed by Peter Manwood (probably Sir Peter Manwood (d.1625), MP for Sandwich in 1588, 1593 and 1597, knighted 1603), who records his receiving the volume as a ‘legacie’ from his ‘very good freinde’ Thomas Robinson, ‘wch Mr Austyn Lynn his sonn in lawe dyd carefully sende’ him, and that ‘he wrott itt in his house on St Mary hyll next Billingsgate’ [in London]. The complete volume was offered in G. Michelmore's sale catalogue No. 15 (January 1930), as item 161. It was then subsequently split up and offered as two items in their sale catalogue No. 21 (February 1933): the main portion as item 152; the Robinson ‘Obseruations’ as item 301. The main portion (with the devotional tracts) was sold at Sotheby's, 11 April 1938, lot 459, with a facsimile of the title-page, and on 13-14 June 1955, lot 461, to Sawyer, with a facsimile of the cover in the sale catalogue.

item 1 (pp. 1-102)

HlJ 16.5: Joseph Hall, Contemplations upon the Principall Passages of the Holy Storie

Copy, as ‘set downe by that worthy Doctour Hall’.

First published, in four volumes, in London, 1612-18. Wynter, I and II, 1-290.

item 2

HlJ 59.5: Joseph Hall, Pharisaism and Christianity: Compared and set forth in a Sermon at Paul's Cross, May 1, 1608

Copy or extracts.

First published in London, 1608. Wynter, V, 1-23.

item 3

HlJ 58.5: Joseph Hall, The Passion Sermon. Preached at Paul's Cross on Good-Friday, April 14, 1609

Copy or extracts.

First published in London, 1609. Wynter, V, 24-54.

[unspecified page numbers]

HlJ 34.5: Joseph Hall, Epistles. Decade I, Epistle 10. Written to Mr. J.B. and Dedicated to My Father, Mr. J. Hall. Against the fear of death

Copy or extracts.

First published in Epistles, Vol. I (London, 1608). Wynter, VI, 156-8.

[unspecified page numbers]

HlJ 36.5: Joseph Hall, Epistles. Decade II, Epistle 1. To Sir Robert Darcy. The estate of a true but weak Christian

Copy or extracts.

First published in Epistles, Vol. I (London, 1608). Wynter, VI, 158-9.

[unspecified page numbers]

HlJ 41.5: Joseph Hall, Epistles. Decade III. Epistle 2. To Sir Andrew Asteley. Discourse of our due preparation for death, and the means to sweeten it to us

Copy.

First published in Epistles, Vol. II (London, 1608). Wynter, VI, 188-91.

1625 pp. 317-18.

[unspecified page numbers]

HlJ 45.5: Joseph Hall, Epistles. Decade IV, Epistle 6. A discourse of the signs and proofs of a true faith

Copy or extracts.

First published in Epistles, Vol. II (London, 1608). Wynter, VI, 231-4.

[unspecified page numbers]

HlJ 46.5: Joseph Hall, Epistles. Decade IV. Epistle 10. To MR R. B. A complaint of the iniquity of the times

Copy or extracts.

First published in Epistles, Vol. II (London, 1608). Wynter, VI, 240-3.

[Thoresby's Fairfax MS]

Copy, folio. 17th century.

FaE 9.8: Edward Fairfax, A Discourse of Witchcraft

Later among the MSS of Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725), Yorkshire antiquary and topographer.

Recorded in Ducatus Leodiensis, 2nd edition (Leeds, 1816), Appendix, p. 77, where the editor, Thomas Dunham Whitaker, notes that ‘This was destroyed by a Friend of the Editor, on Account of the foolish and superstitious Tales of which it was composed’.

First published in Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society, 5 (London, 1858-9), No. 3, ed. R. Monckton Milnes. Edited by William Grainge as Daemonologia (Harrogate, 1882; reprinted in London, 1971).

[Thoresby's Leicester's Commonwealth MS]

Copy, quarto. Late 16th-17th century.

LeC 84: Anon, Leicester's Commonwealth

Later among the MSS of Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725), Yorkshire antiquary and topographer.

Recorded in Ducatus Leodiensis, 2nd edition (Leeds, 1816), Appendix, p. 85, No. 121.

First published as The Copie of a Leter, Wryten by a Master of Arte of Cambrige, to his Friend in London, Concerning some talke past of late betwen two worshipful and graue men, about the present state, and some procedinges of the Erle of Leycester and his friendes in England ([? Rouen], 1584). Soon banned. Reprinted as Leycesters common-wealth (London, 1641). Edited, as Leicester's Commonwealth, by D.C. Peck (Athens, OH, & London, 1985). Although various attributions have been suggested by Peck and others, the most likely author remains Robert Persons (1546-1610), Jesuit conspirator.

[Thoresby's Miscellanies MS]

Extracts, headed ‘A Transcript of Leland's Itinerary for Lancashire and Yorkshire; from a Copy taken 1658, and courteously communicated to me, An. 1696, by his Grace my Lord Archbishop of Yorke’, in a quarto volume of ‘Miscellanies’. c.1658-96.

LeJ 89.5: John Leland, The Itinerary of John Leland [Other transcripts and extracts]

Owned, and probably compiled, by Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725), Yorkshire antiquary and topographer. Bought by ‘G. S.’ at the sale of Thoresby's musem in London, 1764.

Recorded in Thoresby's Ducatus Leodiensis, 2nd edition, ed. T. D. Whitaker (Leeds, 1816), p. 88, No. 179.

[Thornton MS (I)]

Autograph MS, ‘written in a small hand’, 291 pages (‘5" x 3"’), in brown calf. c.1668.

*ThA 4: Alice Thornton, The Autobiography of Mrs Alice Thornton

Owned in 1875 by a descendant of Alice Thornton, the Rev. Henry George Wandesford Comber, MA, Rector of Oswaldkirk. Owned in the 1930s by Edward Philip Comber.

The second MS used for Jackson's edition in 1875 (briefly described p. xiv). Discussed in Anselment.

First published, [edited by Charles Jackson], Surtees Society, 62 (1875 [for 1873]).

[Thornton MS (II)]

Autograph MS of possibly an early version, 194 folio pages including a five-page ‘Index of this booke’. c.1668.

*ThA 5: Alice Thornton, The Autobiography of Mrs Alice Thornton

Once owned by the Rev. M. E. P. Comber, Wrenbury, Cheshire.

A microfilm is at Yale, Sterling Library FILM MISC 326.

First published, [edited by Charles Jackson], Surtees Society, 62 (1875 [for 1873]).

[Thornton MS (III)]

An autograph MS described in 1875 as ‘a more tiny book’, ‘a small memorandum book three and a half by two and a half inches in size, and consisting of about 196 pages, which has the appearance of having been Mrs. Thornton's original “Booke of Remembrances of all the remarkable deliverances of myselfe, husband, and childrens wth their births and other remarks as concerning myself and family beginning from the year 1625”’. c.1668.

*ThA 6: Alice Thornton, The Autobiography of Mrs Alice Thornton

Owned in 1875 by Alice Thornton's descendant Thomas Comber, of Newton-le-Willows.

Described in Jackson, pp. xv, 347.

First published, [edited by Charles Jackson], Surtees Society, 62 (1875 [for 1873]).

[Thorpe/Southwell MS]

A miscellany compiled by Edward Southwell (1671-1730), Secretary of State for Ireland. c.1700s?

Thomas Thorpe's sale catalogue ‘Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Southwellianæ’ (1834), item 961.

[Thucydides volume]

An exemplum of the folio edition, in ‘old morocco gilt...with the arms of Thomas Killigrew on sides, monogram on back, and autograph signature on title-page’. c.1634.

KiT 33: Thomas Killigrew, Thucydides. Eight Bookes of the Peloponnesian Warres, interpreted out of the Greeke by Th. Hobbes (London, 1634)

Cutting of an unidentified sale catalogue in W.C. Hazlitt's annotated exemplum of his A Roll of Honour (London, 1908), opposite p. 128, in the British Library, Cup.410.g.343.

[Tollemache MS]

Copy, the preface subscribed ‘Th: Gainsford’, on 176 folio pages. Late 16th-early 17th century?

CvG 54: George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey

Once owned by the Tollemache family of Helmingham Hall, Suffolk. Puttick & Simpson, 2 July 1855, lot 561 (unsold).

See Janet Ing Freeman, The Postmaster of Ipswich: William Fitch Stevenson, Antiquary and Thief (London, 1997), pp. 113-14, 160. Recorded in Edwards (item c).

First published in George Cavendish, The Life of Cardinal Wolsey and Metrical Visions, ed. Samuel W. Singer, 2 vols (Chiswick, 1825). The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish, ed. Richard S. Sylvester, EETS, orig. ser. 243 (London, New York and Toronto, 1959).

Towneley MS XXXI

Copy of part of the Itinerary relating to Kent, in a composite volume of MSS chiefly concerning Kent. 18th century?

LeJ 89: John Leland, The Itinerary of John Leland [Other transcripts and extracts]

Formerly MS XXXI (item 4) in the library of the Towneley family of Towneley Hall, near Burnley, Lancashire.

Recorded in HMC, 4th Report (1874), Appendix, p. 412.

[Towneley MS (unnumbered)]

Copy. Copy. Early 17th century.

LeC 85: Anon, Leicester's Commonwealth

Inscribed ‘Ex libris Rbti Setgri 1630’. Later in the library of the Towneley family, of Towneley Hall, near Burnley, Lancashire. Sotheby's, 18 June 1883 (Towneley sale), lot 54.

First published as The Copie of a Leter, Wryten by a Master of Arte of Cambrige, to his Friend in London, Concerning some talke past of late betwen two worshipful and graue men, about the present state, and some procedinges of the Erle of Leycester and his friendes in England ([? Rouen], 1584). Soon banned. Reprinted as Leycesters common-wealth (London, 1641). Edited, as Leicester's Commonwealth, by D.C. Peck (Athens, OH, & London, 1985). Although various attributions have been suggested by Peck and others, the most likely author remains Robert Persons (1546-1610), Jesuit conspirator.

[Trevelyan volume]

Copy, headed ‘Sr Walter Rawleigh His Verses, wrytten in a voide place of his Bible the night before his death, in the Gatehouse’. Apparently appended to a printed exemplum of Newes from London (November 1618). c.1618.

RaW 102: Sir Walter Ralegh, ‘Euen such is tyme which takes in trust’

Formerly among the papers of the Trevelyan family, of Trevelyan, near Lostwithiel, Cornwall (but not among the Trevelyan papers now in the Somerset Record Office).

This MS edited in Trevelyan Papers, ed. John Payne Collier, III, Camden Society 105 (London, 1872), 154-5.

First published in Richard Brathwayte, Remains after Death (London, 1618). Latham, p. 72 (as ‘These verses following were made by Sir Walter Rauleigh the night before he dyed and left att the Gate howse’). Rudick, Nos 35A, 35B, and part of 55 (three versions, pp. 80, 133).

This poem is ascribed to Ralegh in most MS copies and is often appended to copies of his speech on the scaffold (see RaW 739-822).

See also RaW 302 and RaW 304.

[Trumbull Add MS 50]

Copy of three stanzas of the song, written on a leaf at the end.of a parliamentary journal for 1628, c.460 pages in all, in contemporary vellum. Late 17th century.

PsK 583: Katherine Philips, Pompey. A Tragedy, Act IV, scene v. Song (‘Proud Monuments of Royal Dust’)

From the library of the Trumbull family, including chiefly William Trumbull (1576/80?-1635), diplomat and government official. Later belonging to the Marquess of Downshire, of Easthampstead Park. Formerly Berkshire Record Office, Trumbull Add 50. Sotheby's, 14 December 1989, lot 230, to ‘Blackwood’.

Saintsbury, p. 612. Thomas, I, 245-6, poem 121. Thomas, III, pp. 72-3. This song originally set to music by ‘Le Grand a Frenchman.’

[Trumbull volume]

Ralegh's History of the World (London, 1614), first edition, folio, in 18th-century half-calf.

Formerly in the Trumbull library owned by the Marquess of Downshire, at Easthampstead Park, Berkshire. Sotheby's, 19 July 1990, lot 33, to Simon Finch.

The volume as a whole

*RaW 679.96: Sir Walter Ralegh, The History of the World

A printed exemplum of The History of the World with, at the top of the title-page, Ralegh's autograph presentation inscription to William Trumbull (1576/80-1635), English Resident in Brussels. c.1614.

Facsimile of the inscribed title-page in Sotheby's sale catalogue.

First published in London, 1614. Works (1829), Vols. II-VII.

See also RaW 728.

[unnunbered final blank page]

RaW 104: Sir Walter Ralegh, ‘Euen such is tyme which takes in trust’

Copy, in the hand of William Trumbull (1576/80-1635), English Resident at Brussels, headed ‘Sr walter Raleye was beheaded at Westminster the <blank> of October 1618 / His Epitaph written by himselfe the night before he suffered’. c.1620.

First published in Richard Brathwayte, Remains after Death (London, 1618). Latham, p. 72 (as ‘These verses following were made by Sir Walter Rauleigh the night before he dyed and left att the Gate howse’). Rudick, Nos 35A, 35B, and part of 55 (three versions, pp. 80, 133).

This poem is ascribed to Ralegh in most MS copies and is often appended to copies of his speech on the scaffold (see RaW 739-822).

See also RaW 302 and RaW 304.

[Tyndale volume]

Extract, inscribed in a folio printed exemplum of William Tyndale, The Whole Workes of W. Tyndall, John Frith, and Doct. Barnes, Three Worthy Martyrs (London, 1572), in contemporary calf. Early 17th century.

DyE 61: Sir Edward Dyer, ‘My mynde to me a kyngdome is’

Bloomsbury Book Auctions, sale catalogue No. 563 (6 April 2006), lot 196.

First published, as two poems (one comprising stanzas 1-4, 6 and 8. the other stanzas 9-12) in a musical setting, in William Byrd, Psalmes, Sonets & Songs (London, 1588). Sargent, No. XIV, pp. 200-1. The uncertain authorship of this poem and its textual history are discussed in Steven W. May, ‘The Authorship of “My mind to me a kingdom is”’, RES, NS 26 (1975), 385-94. EV 15376.

[Ubuldini volume]

Harington's exemplum, inscribed by him ‘John Haryngton’ and the date ‘iijo. M.ay. 1588’. 1588.

*HrJ 346: Sir John Harington, Ubuldini, Petruccio. Descrittione del Regno di Scotia, et delle Isole sue adiacenti (Antwerp, 1588)

Sotheby's, 9 July 1951, lot 184, to Maggs, with a facsimile of the inscription in the sale catalogue.

[Ulloa MS]

Account in Spanish of Ralegh's speech and execution, in a letter written by the Spanish agent Ulloa to King Philip. 1618.

RaW 822: Sir Walter Ralegh, Speech on the Scaffold (29 October 1618)

Hume's source, presumably in the Spanish archives, is unknown (it is not at Simancas and cannot be identified in the archives of the Biblioteca de Palacio, Madrid, although it may be among uncatalogued papers).

This account edited, in an English translation, in Martin A.S. Hume, Sir Walter Ralegh (London, 1897), pp. 414-16. Reprinted from this publication in V.T. Harlow, Ralegh's Last Voyage (London, 1932), pp. 314-15.

Transcripts of Ralegh's speech have been printed in his Remains (London, 1657). Works (1829), I, 558-64, 691-6. VIII, 775-80, and elsewhere. Copies range from verbatim transcripts to summaries of the speech, they usually form part of an account of Ralegh's execution, they have various headings, and the texts differ considerably. For a relevant discussion, see Anna Beer, ‘Textual Politics: The Execution of Sir Walter Ralegh’, MP, 94/1 (August 1996), 19-38.

[Ulysses MS]

MS of a proof by Hobbes of three propositions relating to triangles, in Latin, on three folio pages.

HbT 89: Thomas Hobbes, Three propositions relating to triangles

Sotheby's, 24 April 1934, lot 408, to ‘Ulysses’.

Formerly cited in IELM, II.i (1987) as HbT 81.

Unpublished.

[unnamed commonplace book]

17th century.

Recorded in 1898 as being at Lincoln College, Oxford.

f. 185v

HoJ 270: John Hoskyns, Convivium philosophicum (‘Quilibet si sit contentus’)

Copy.

Edited from this MS in Aubrey's ‘Brief Lives’, ed. Andrew Clark, 2 vols (Oxford, 1898), II, 50-3.

Osborn, No. XXVIII (pp. 196-9), with an English version (beginning ‘Whosoever is contented’), on pp. 288-91.

[Urquhart pamphlet]

An anonymous printed quarto pamphlet signed by Urquhart, the likely author of the work. c.1653.

*UrT 4: Thomas Urquhart, Reasons why the Supreme Authority of the Three Nations

Later owned by Hugh C.H. Candy (fl.1930s).

Recorded, with a facsimile of the signature, in Candy, ‘Milton, N.LL, and Sir Tho. Urquhart’, The Library, 4th Ser. 14 (1933-4), 470-6 (p. 473).

[Urquhart volume]

A printed exemplum allegedly signed by Urquhart.

*UrT 13: Thomas Urquhart, Johnston, Arthur. Epigrammata (Aberdeen, 1632)

Owned in the late 19th century by the Rev. J.B. Craven of Kirkwall.

Recorded in Willcock, p. 57.

[Utopia volume]

MS additions in a printed exemplum of Sir Thomas More's Utopia, 3rd edition, together with his Epigrammata, 1st edition (Basle, 1518). Early-mid-16th century.

Christie's, 23 June 1993, lot 170, with facsimile examples in the sale catalogue.

in pp. 270-2

MrT 5.8: Sir Thomas More, Lewes ye Loste Lover (‘Ey flatteringe fortune, looke thow neuer so faire’)

Copy, in a secretary hand.

Facsimile in Christie's sale catalogue, p. [222].

First published in Workes (London, 1557), p. 1432. Yale, Vol. 1, p. 45.

These verses also appear in most of the manuscripts of William Roper's Life of More: see MrT 87 and the note on them in Yale, Vol. 1, pp. xcvii-cxix.

in pp. 270-2

MrT 1.8: Sir Thomas More, Davy the Diser (‘Longe was I ladye lucke your seruynge man’)

Copy, in a secretary hand.

Facsimile in Christie's sale catalogue, p. [222].

First published in Workes (London, 1557), p. 1433. Yale, Vol. 1, p. 46.

in pp. 270-2

MrT 13.1: Sir Thomas More, Epigrammata. 278. Tetrastichon ab ipso conscriptum triennio antequam mortem oppeteret (‘Moraris, si sit spes hic tibi longa morandi’)

Copy, in an italic hand, headed ‘Allusio ad Nomen Mori’.

More's verses punning on his own name. First published in Doctissima D. Thomæ Mori...Epistola (Louvain, 1568). Yale, Vol. 3, Part II, pp. 302-3, with English translation.

in pp. 270-2

MrT 13.6: Sir Thomas More, Epigrammata. 278 [addendum]. Aliud eiusdem Distichon eodem conscriptum tempore (‘Qui memor es Mori, longæ tibi tempora vitæ’)

Copy, in an italic hand, headed ‘T. Mori’.

More's epitaph for his own tomb, an addendum to Epigrammata. 278. Yale, Volume III, Part 2, pp. 302-3, with English translation.

[Vanbrugh document]

A leaf (pp. 21-2) from one of the Books of Works for Greenwich Hospital, in a professional hand, signed by Vanbrugh, by Wren, and by Hawksmoor, March 1706/7. 1707.

*VaJ 414: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Christie's, 20 June 1990, lot 367, with a facsimile in the sale catalogue. John Wilson's sale catalogue No. 69 (December 1990).

[Vanbrugh document]

Formal copy, in a professional hand, of a grant of Arms to David Long, High Sheriff of Devon (the original signed by Vanbrugh and by Henry St George), 14 July 1707. 1707.

VaJ 416: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Among the papers of Sir Henry St George the younger later in the Hermor-Hesketh Library at Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, sold at Sotheby's, 15 December 1999, lot 295, to Heywood Hill.

[Vanbrugh document]

Autograph receipt signed by Vanbrugh, for £10 for Sir James Bateman's Grant of Arms, 9 October 1707. 1707.

*VaJ 417: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Later in the Enys Collection. Michael Silverman's sale catalogue No. 24 (2005), item 101.

[Vanbrugh document]

Grant of arms to Samuel Atkinson, in a professional hand, signed by Vanbrugh and by Sir Henry St George, 13 November 1708.

*VaJ 431: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Photocopy in the British Library, RP 1461.

[Vanbrugh documents]

Four documents signed by Vanbrugh, ‘being accounts from various workmen for work done at Blenheim Palace, and another similar Doc[ument], unsigned’, May-June 1709. 1709.

*VaJ 433: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 31 January 1956, lot 444, to Hamilton.

[Vanbrugh document]

A quarto leaf from one of the books of Works for Greenwich Hospital, recording payments for March 1709/10, signed by Vanbrugh, by Wren, and by Hawksmoor. 1710.

*VaJ 439: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 19 July 1993, lot 452, to Maggs, with a facsimile in the sale catalogue.

[Vanbrugh document]

An architect's certificate for £91 15s 2d signed by Vanbrugh, a single quarto leaf, 13 January 1710[/11?]. 1711.

*VaJ 448: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Henry Sotheran's sale catalogue of autograph letters [1904], item 849.

[Vanbrugh document]

Mason's bill for work done at Blenheim, countersigned by Vanbrugh, [undated]. c.1710-15.

*VaJ 447: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 30 November 1938, lot 835, to Kenny.

[Vanbrugh document]

Document in a professional hand, signed by Vanbrugh and others, 6 July 1710. 1710.

*VaJ 443: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Later owned by Robert Borthwick Adam (1863-1940), American book collector. Afterwards in the collection of Donald Frizell Hyde (1909-66) and Mary Hyde (1912-2003), Viscountess Eccles.

Recorded in The R. B. Adam Library, 3 vols (London & New York, 1929), III, 247 [ref. Life 4.1.55].

[Vanbrugh document]

Statement of money due to Henry Wise for plants transferred to Blenheim between 17 October 1710 and 1 November 1711, in a professional hand, signed by Vanbrugh. 1711.

*VaJ 451: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Later owned by William Westley Manning (1868-1954), artist. Sotheby's, 25 January 1955 (Westley Manning sale), lot 460, to Peter Murray Hill.

[Vanbrugh document]

Autograph memorandum signed by Vanbrugh, to John Grigsby, about the payment of a dividend in South Sea Company stock of Charles Vanbrugh, 12 November 1712. In an extra-illustrated exemplum of Peter Cunningham's The Story of New Gwyn, near p. 14. 1712.

*VaJ 463: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Later owned by W.A. Foyle (1885-1963), of Beeleigh Abbey, Essex, bookseller. Christie's, 12 July 2000 (Foyle sale, Part III), lot 329.

[Vanbrugh document]

Illuminated Grant of Arms to Sir John Leake, on vellum, signed by Vanbrugh as Clarenceux King of Arms, 16 April 1713. 1713.

*VaJ 466: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Phillips, 12 June 1998, lot 331, to Maggs, with a facsimile in the sale catalogue. Maggs's sale catalogue No. 1257, item 182.

[Vanbrugh document]

‘Explanation of the Design’ of a house for Mr John Hedworth, in a professional hand and signed by Vanbrugh [c.1716?]. 1716.

*VaJ 495: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Maggs's sale catalogues No. 554 (Spring 1931), item 308, and No. 646 (Summer 1937), item 576. Later owned by William Westley Manning (1868-1954), artist. Sotheby's, 25 January 1955 (Westley Manning sale), lot 459.

[Vanbrugh document]

Vanbrugh's autograph proposals to the King, in French, for rebuilding part of Hampton Court Palace [c.1716], together with a clerk's copy of the same document signed by Vanbrugh. 1716.

*VaJ 494: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 23 July 1985, lot 549. Sotheby's, 18 December 1986, lot 315, to Curry. Sotheby's, 18 December 1995, lot 543, to Maggs, with a facsimile page in the sale catalogue.

[Vanbrugh document]

Illuminated Grant of Arms, to Thomas Bodicoate, London merchant, signed by Vanbrugh as Clerenceux King of Arms, and by John Anstis, Garter, on vellum, 3 August 1720. 1720.

*VaJ 515: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 1432 (2009), item 165, with a facsimile inside the rear cover.

[Vanbrugh document]

Illuminated Grant of Arms, to Stephen Martin of Bedington, heir to Admiral Sir John Leake, signed by Vanbrugh as Clarenceux King of Arms and by John Anstis, Garter, on vellum, 19 February ‘1721’. I 1721.

*VaJ 517: Sir John Vanbrugh, Document(s)

Phillips, 12 June 1998, lot 332, with facsimile in the sale catalogue (cover and p. 331).

[Vanbrugh letter]

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [Sidney, Earl of Godolphin, Lord Treasurer], 9 November 1704. 1704.

*VaJ 32: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Formerly among the Egerton-Warburton MSS at Arley Hall, Cheshire.

Recorded in HMC, 3rd Report (1872), Appendix, p. 291. Edited in Works, IV, 11-13 (No. 6).

[Vanbrugh letter]

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to an unidentified correspondent [? the Duke of Marlborough], respecting permission to work a quarry at Cornbury to use the material at Woodstock, from Woodstock, 10 June 1705. 1705.

*VaJ 33: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 14 April 1875, lot 847.

[Vanbrugh letter]

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to an unidentified correspondent, about the payment of singers and dancers except Val. Margi and Mrs Sagioni and the disagreement of the Baroness, [c.February-March 1705/6?]. 1706.

*VaJ 38: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 19 May 1906, lot 174, to Harness.

[Vanbrugh letter]

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to Edward Southwell, from Castle Howard, 23 October 1713. 1713.

*VaJ 186: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 14 May 1904, lot 311, to Pritchard.

Edited in Works, IV, 55-6 (No. 45).

[Vanbrugh letter]

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to James Craggs, from Castle Howard, 29 October 1713. 1713.

*VaJ 187: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Recorded in Whistler, pp. 130, 246, as among ‘Plans of Blen 1713’ at Blenheim Palace (and possibly still at Blenheim).

Edited (presumably from Cox's transcript) in Works, IV, 56-7 (No. 46).

[Vanbrugh letter]

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [? Thomas Coke, Vice Chamberlain], from Castle Howard, 20 November 1713. 1713.

*VaJ 188: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 13 December 1918, lot 2629, to Tregaskis, and 22 February 1938, lot 569, to Barrow.

Edited in Works, IV, 57-8 (No. 47). Register, No. 2232.

[Vanbrugh letter]

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to Edward Southwell, from Castle Howard, 1 December 1713. 1713.

*VaJ 190: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Christie's, 19 September 1984, lot 322, to Goldschmidt.

Photocopy in the British Library, RP 2840. Facsimile in The Autograph Portfolio; A Collection of Fac-simile Letters from Eminent Persons (London, 1837). Edited from thence in Arthur R. Huseboe, ‘Vanbrugh: Additions to the Correspondence’, PQ, 53 (1974), 135-40 (pp. 138-9, the date incorrectly given as ‘Decb: 4th, 1713’).

[Vanbrugh letter]

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [Jacob Tonson], [? summer, 1715]. 1715.

*VaJ 210: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Presumably among the six letters by Vanbrugh in the Tonson papers sold at Christie's, 5 November 1945, lot 193.

Edited in Works, IV, 63 (No. 53).

[Vanbrugh letter]

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to Robert Walpole, 17 October 1715. 1715.

*VaJ 212: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Edited in Horace Walpole, Anecdotes of Painting in England, ed. James Dallaway, 5 vols (London, 1828), III, 300-1. Reprinted in Works, IV, 63 (No. 54).

[Vanbrugh letter]

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [Lord Stanhope]. [1719]. 1719.

*VaJ 307: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Edited in Works, IV, 121 (No. 113).

[Vanbrugh letter]

Autograph letter signed, to [Jacob Tonson], with an insertion by Vanbrugh's wife, Harriet, from Whitehall, 29 November 1719.

*VaJ 301: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 16 December 1929, lot 600, to Faber.

Edited in Works, IV, 121-3 (No. 114).

[Vanbrugh letter]

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [Jacob Tonson], from London, 18 February 1719/20. 1720.

*VaJ 309: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Presumably among the six letters by Vanbrugh in the Tonson papers sold at Christie's, 5 November 1945, lot 193.

Edited in Works, IV, 125-6 (No. 116). Register, No. 2997.

[Vanbrugh letter]

Autograph letter signed by Vanbrugh, to [Jacob Tonson], from Greenwich, 25 October 1725. 1725.

*VaJ 379: Sir John Vanbrugh, Letter(s)

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 568 (Christmas, 1931), item 1441.

Edited in Works, IV, 170-1 (No. 168).

[Vaughan volume]

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

*VaH 26: Henry Vaughan the Silurist, Vaughan, Henry. Olor Iscanus (London, 1651)

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

[Veitch MS (I)]

Autograph MS. c.1700-22.

*VeM 1: Marion Veitch, Journal

In 1825 in the possession of W. Henderson Somerville, of Fingask Whitecroft, a descendant of the Veitch's daughter Agnes.

Recorded in Thomas M'Crie, Memoirs of Mr. William Veitch and George Brysson (Edinburgh, 1825).

First published in Memoir of Mrs William Veitch, Mr Thomas Hog of Kiltearn, Mr Henry Erskine, and Mr John Carstairs, [ed. Thomas Thomson] (Edinburgh, 1846).

[Veitch MS (II)]

Copy. 18th century?

VeM 2: Marion Veitch, Journal

In 1846 in the possession of the Rev. George Panton, of Heriot's Hospital, Edinburgh.

Edited from this MS in Memoir of Mrs William Veitch, Mr Thomas Hog of Kiltearn, Mr Henry Erskine, and Mr John Carstairs, [ed. Thomas Thomson] (Edinburgh, 1846).

First published in Memoir of Mrs William Veitch, Mr Thomas Hog of Kiltearn, Mr Henry Erskine, and Mr John Carstairs, [ed. Thomas Thomson] (Edinburgh, 1846).

[Vow or Spectacle of Vanity MS]

Harvey's MS of a poem subscribed ‘Incerti Authoris 1584’. 1584.

*HvG 32: Gabriel Harvey, [Anon.]. A Vow or Spectacle of Vanity, a sober and Serious Moral Lesson comprized in an Hundred Excellent Versys as well for Matter, as stile very notable

Owned and recorded in Thomas W. Jones's list of 1854 in University of London, Senate House Library, MS 289.

[Wake letter]

Allegedly autograph letter signed by Jonson, to John Wake, 21 July 1623. 1623.

*JnB 742: Ben Jonson, Letter(s)

Puttick & Simpson's, 19 December 1850, lot 303.

[Waller/Ariosto]

Waller's alleged exemplum. 17th century.

WaE 864.8: Edmund Waller, Ariosto, Ludovico. Orlando Furioso (Venice, 1617)

Lot 389 in the Waller sale of 1832. Offered in an anonymous mid-19th-century sale catalogue.

[Waller/Bible]

An exemplum of the Bible printed for Robert Barker in 1616. ‘Royal Version of the Old Testament only, interleaved with blank paper’ with ‘autograph of Waller the poet: “Edm. Waller, Anno Domini 1626, July 11”’. Later owned by William Pickering (1796-1854), publisher. Sotheby's, 7 August 1854 (Pickering sale), 3rd day, lot 961, to Willis. Willis & Sotheran's sale catalogues for 1859, item 702, and for 1862. This corresponds to lot 251 in the Waller sale of 1832. 1626.

*WaE 867: Edmund Waller, Bible (folio, London: for Robert Barker, 1616)

[Waller/Boccaccio]

A printed exemplum, with ‘the signature, “Edmond Waller”, in an old hand…cut out from a blank leaf at the end of the volume before re-binding, and preserved on a fly-leaf’. Mid-17th century.

*WaE 868: Edmund Waller, Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Falle of Princis…tra[n]slatid i[n]to Englissh by Iohn Ludgate (London, 1494)

Thomas Thorp's sale catalogue No. 380 (1927), item 101.

[Waller/Danaeous]

A printed exemplum, with ‘the signature of Edmund Waller on title’.

*WaE 872: Edmund Waller, Danaeous, Lambertus. Vetustissimae primi mundi antiquitates (Orthes, 1590)

Sotheby's, 23 November 1893 (Hazlitt sale), lot 139, to South.

[Waller/Davenant]

A printed exemplum with signature ‘Edmond Waller’ on the flyleaf. Mid-17th century.

*WaE 873: Edmund Waller, Davenant, Sir William. Gondibert (London, 1651)

P. J. Dobell's sale catalogue No. 242 (May 1915), item 6.

[Waller/De los Santos]

A printed exemplum ‘from the poet Waller's library’. Mid-late 17th century.

*WaE 878: Edmund Waller, De los Santos, Francisco. Descripcion breve del monasterio de S. Lorenzo…del Escurial (Madrid, 1657)

Sotheby's, 12 December 1853 (the Rev. Dr Hawtrey sale), 5th day, lot 1578, to Toovey. This corresponds to lot 463 in the Waller sale of 1832. It also corresponds to lot 230 in the Waller sale of 1900, when it was described as having the initials ‘E.W.’ on the title and was sold to Allen.

[Waller document ]

A Joint Council letter to the Lord Chief Justice on the King's Bench, Ireland, requesting duplicates of receipts for revenues from 1660-8, signed by Waller and others, from Essex House, 31 October 1668. 1668.

*WaE 849: Edmund Waller, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 2 June 1881, lot 174. 29 June 1904, lot 245, to Pearson.

[Waller document ]

An agreement for the purchase of land in Beaconsfield, signed by Waller, 20 March 1685[/6]. 1686.

*WaE 854: Edmund Waller, Document(s)

Sotheby's, 26 July 1921, lot 463, to Maggs.

[Waller/Esquemeling]

A printed exemplum, with ‘signatures [of] Edm. Waller and John Aislabie on blank flyleaf at end’. Mid-17th century.

*WaE 874: Edmund Waller, Esquemeling, John. Bucaniers of America (London, 1684)

Christie's, 7 June 1967, lot 199. This corresponds to lot 171 in the Waller sale of 1900.

[]Waller/Fabro Bremundan]

A printed exemplum ‘from the library of Waller the poet’.

*WaE 876: Edmund Waller, Fabro Bremundan, Francisco. Historia de los hechos del Senor Don Juan de Austria en el principado de Cataluña, Parte I (Saragossa, 1673)

Sotheby's, 12 December 1853 (the Rev. Dr Hawtrey sale), 3rd day, lot 697, to Boone.

[Waller/Gassendo]

A printed exemplum with Waller's ‘autograph signature on title-page’, his inscription ‘02:06-1672’, and W. Fuller Maitland's note ‘Autograph of Edmund Waller, died 1687. I bought it at sale of his library’. Late 17th century.

*WaE 879: Edmund Waller, Gassendo, Pierre. Philosophiae Epicuri syntagma and Institutio logica, 2 vols in 1 (London, 1668)

Bernard Halliday, Leicester, sale catalogue No. 211 (1937), item 644, and No. 232 (1938), item 815. Owned in 1953 by Mrs Oriana Haynes, Clayfurlong House, Kemble, Cirencester. This may correspond to lot 328 in the Waller sale of 1832.

[Waller/Guzman]

A printed exemplum ‘from the library of the poet Waller’.

*WaE 880: Edmund Waller, Guzman, Luis de. Historia de las misiones que han hecho los religiosos de la Compania de Jesus en la India Oriental, la China, y Japon, 2 vols (Alcala, 1601)

Sotheby's, 12 December 1853 (the Rev. Dr Hawtrey sale), 3rd day, lot 822, to Toovey. This corresponds to lot 463 in the Waller sale of 1832. It also corresponds to lot 230 in the Waller sale of 1900, when it was described as having the initials ‘E. W.’ on the title of the first volum and was sold to Allen.

[Waller/Hesiod]

A printed exemplum ‘from the library of Waller the poet’.

*WaE 881: Edmund Waller, Hesiod. Opera, et dies, theogonia, scutum Herculis, cum scholiis, Graece, edidit V. Trincavellus (Venice, 1537)

Sotheby's, 7 April 1853 (the Rev. Thomas Payn sale), 2nd day, lot 448, to Lilly. This corresponds to lot 521 in the Waller sale of 1832.

[Waller/Jones]

A printed exemplum ‘with autograph of E. Waller, the poet, on title’.

WaE 882.5: Edmund Waller, Jones, Sir William. Les Reports…de divers special cases cy bien in le court de Banck le Roy (London, 1675)

Puttick & Simpson's, 11 February 1870, lot 2340, to ‘Stev[e]ns & H.’. This corresponds to Lot 58 in the Waller sale of 1832.

[Waller/Leonardo]

A printed exemplum with ‘no title-page, and 2 leaves MS. the poet Waller's copy’.

*WaE 883: Edmund Waller, Leonardo y Argensola, Bartolomé. La conquista de las islas Malucas (Madrid, 1609)

Sotheby's, 12 December 1853 (the Rev. Dr Hawtrey sale), lot 76, to Bumstead. This may correspond to lot 469 in the Waller sale of 1832.

[Waller letter (I)]

Autograph letter signed by Waller, to John Evelyn, from Paris, 5 May 1648. 1648.

*WaE 814: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Later owned by Henry Huth (1815-78), book collector. Sotheby's, 13 June 1911 (Huth sale), lot 232, to Lindsay, with a facsimile in the sale catalogue.

[Waller letter (II)]

Autograph letter signed by Waller, to [an unidentified gentleman], from St Germain, ‘Tuesday morning’ [1651]. 1651.

*WaE 818: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Later owned by John L. Clawson. Anderson Galleries, New York, 29 November 1920. Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 1 November 1950 (Oliver R. Barrett sale), lot 1114. (the addressee erroneously identified as Dorothy Spencer, ‘Sacharissa’). Owned in 1953 by the New York dealer C.A. Stonehill, Great Bookham, Surrey.

[Waller letter (III)]

Autograph letter signed by Waller, [to Jacob Tonson], from Beaconsfield, 22 June 1679. 1679.

*WaE 829: Edmund Waller, Letter(s)

Sotheby's, 1 July 1925 (property of H. Clinton Baker of Bayfordbury), lot 785, to Dobell.

[Waller/Lipsius]

Waller's printed exemplum. Mid-17th century.

*WaE 884: Edmund Waller, Lipsius, Justus. Opera omnia, 5 vols (Antwerp, 1637)

Christie's, 1 February 1848, in lot 842. This corresponds to lot 493 in the Waller sale of 1832.

[Waller/Livius]

A printed exemplum with ‘signature of Edmund Waller on title’ and ‘bookplate of a descendant “Edmund Waller”’.

*WaE 885: Edmund Waller, Livius, Titus. Historiarum ab urbe condita libri, qui extant, xxxv…a Carlo Sigonio emendati (Venice, 1555)

Maggs's sale catalogue No. 953 (1973), item 89. This corresponds to lot 500 in the Waller sale of 1832 and lot 278 in the Waller sale of 1900, to Maggs.

[Waller/Lucanus]

A printed exemplum with ‘autograph of E. Waller the poet’.

*WaE 886: Edmund Waller, Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus. Pharsalia…ex emendatione H. Grotii ([Leiden], 1614)

Sotheby's, 11 June 1885 (James Crossley sale), 5th day, lot 1618, to Ridler. This corresponds to lot 547 in the Waller sale of 1832.

[Waller/March]

A printed exemplum ‘with autograph of Waller the poet’.

*WaE 889: Edmund Waller, March, James. Reports: or, New Cases, 2nd edition (London, 1675)

Puttick & Simpson's, 16 May 1865, lot 1165, to Thorpe. This corresponds to lot 43 in the Waller sale of 1832.

[Waller/Milton]

A printed exemplum with Waller's ‘signature on the title “Edm Waller 02s: 06d: 1673”’. 1673.

*WaE 890: Edmund Waller, Milton, John. Poems, etc. upon Several Occasions (London, 1673)

Sotheby's, 7 March 1836 (Richard Heber sale, Part VIII, 7th day), lot 1650, to Bohn. Sotheby's, 29 March 1928 (Holford sale), lot 665, to Pearson.

[Waller/Ovid]

A printed exemplum, ‘Edm. Waller the poet's copy, with his signature “Edm. Waller, 21. 3s. 1673/4” on first title’. Mid-17th century.

*WaE 893: Edmund Waller, Ovidius Naso, Publius. Opera cum variorum doctorum virorum commentariis, 3 vols, (Frankfurt, 1601)