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A leather bound commonplace book written by an unnamed compiler in England spanning the years from 1830 to 1852. The volume, published by Taylor and Hessey in London, 1811, has a printed title page followed by eight printed pages comprising an explanation of a commonplace book, an abridgment of George Horne's Aurifondina Drexelius, a table of general subjects, and an index. Following the printed front matter are hand numbered pages from 1 to 100 and unnumbered blank pages. Copied into the volume on pages 9 to 46. Copied into the volume are English poems and prose made up of chiefly sentimental works and lamentations. A majority of the writers are women such as Dorothea Hemans, Mary Howitt, and Letitia Elizabeth Landon. Other authors include Lord Byron, Thomas Moore, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. There are some notations in the margins including dates. One item includes the margin notation: Sorry I have copied this. Sources and attributions appear at the end of the copied works. The remainder of the volume is blank following page 46 except for the last 8 leaves. Pasted on one leaf is a clipping regarding Biddulph's Hall in Manchester. The last leaves comprise a glossary of words used by Bishop Heber. The words in the glossary are chiefly terms used in India. Two pressed flowers are laid in the middle of the volume. A stamp on front endpaper verso reads: H. H. P & G.
Sold by Modern First Editions (Leeds, United Kingdom), 2018.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Date
- November 2019
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