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Choice collection of epitaphs, epigrams, and curious poems: collected with much taste from the best sources, by Thos. Moir

Ms. Coll. 1024

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Moir, Thomas
Title:
Choice collection of epitaphs, epigrams, and curious poems: collected with much taste from the best sources, by Thos. Moir
Date:
1816
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1024
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
Volume containing a collection of eptiaphs, epigrams and poems compiled by Thomas Moir.
Cite as:
A choice collection of epitaphs, epigrams, and curious poems: collected with much taste from the best sources, by Thomas. Moir, 1816, Ms. Coll. 1024, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

Following the ink bordered title page is a note to the reader explaining "the collection will challenge any of the kind ever published, either for entertainment or merit." The volume is divided into three distinct sections with separate title pages: "A choice collection of epitaphs consisting of above two hundred," "A choice collection of epigrams consisting of above three hundred," and "A collection of poems upon various occasions and of considerable merit." Each page is dated 1816. The works compiled in this volume are from a variety of sources and authors ranging from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. Some of the selections have attributions including Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and Ben Jonson. Catchwords are on the bottom right of each page. The volume is written in the same hand in ink. However, the title page attribution which reads "by Thos. Moir" appears to be from a different hand in darker ink.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  August 2014

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Custodial History note

Formerly owned by William Jocelyn Lewis Palmer (bookplate with family crest inside front cover).

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Alastor Rare Books (Lymington, England), cat. 24 (2014), no. 60.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Epigrams
  • Epitaphs
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Poems
Personal Name(s)
  • Palmer, William Jocelyn Lewis, 1894-1971
Subject(s)
  • English poetry

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Choice collection of epitaphs, epigrams, and curious poems: collected with much taste from the best sources, by Thos. Moir, 1816.

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