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Commonplace book

Ms. Codex 1979

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Commonplace book
Date:
circa 1805-1820
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1979
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Language Note:
Chiefly in English with some items in Latin.
Abstract:
A volume containing excerpts and quotations of various authors compiled anonomously in England between the years 1805 to 1820.
Cite as:
Commonplace book, circa 1805-1820, Ms. Codex 1979, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A volume with marbled paper covers containing excerpts and quotations of various authors compiled anonymously in England between the years 1805 to 1820. Included are excerpts from the works of Edmund Burke and Shakespeare and the poem We are seven by Wordsworth. There are anecdotes, ballads, elegies, epigrams, drama, essays, and parodies. Additionally are items regarding England. Many of the passages from Shakespeare at the beginning of the volume were written in shorthand. Some extracts are in Latin. A printed portrait of King George III is pasted on the front cover.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  February 2019

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available 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.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Blackwell Rare Books (Oxford, England), 2018.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Elegies
  • Epigrams
  • Excerpts
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Poetry
Subject(s)
  • Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797--Works--Selections
  • Commonplace books--England--19th century--Specimens
  • Shakespeare, William, 1729-1616--Works--Selections
  • Shorthand--19th century--Texts

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Commonplace book, circa 1805-1820.

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