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A favorite book: a drawing of O.H. & very few prints, pleasing variety of good extracts

Ms. Codex 1972

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Bishop, A. L., Mrs. , active 1810-1840
Creator:
Bishop, N., active 19th century
Title:
A favorite book: a drawing of O.H. & very few prints, pleasing variety of good extracts
Date:
1830
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1972
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
A volume containing the commonplace book of Mrs. A. L. Bishop, probably of Surrey, England dated 1830.
Cite as:
Ms. Codex 1972, A. L. Bishop, A favorite book, 1830, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

A marbled paper covered volume containing the commonplace book of Mrs. A. L. Bishop probably of Surrey, England dated 1830. The volume contains aphorisms, excerpts, maxims, meditations, quotations, and verse regarding, aging, death, gardens, happiness, life, morals, religion, and virtue. Authors of some excerpts include Honoré de Balzac, Lord Byron, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Alexander Pope, Samuel Jackson Pratt, Richard Sibbes, and Issac Watts. Some excerpts contributed to the volume were signed by N. Bishop. The volume contains 121 numbered pages. Preceding page 1 are three pages of maxims signed at the bottom: July 16, 1830, Mrs. A. L. Bishop's book. A table of contents is at the end of the volume on pages A to F. The title of the volume is from a label affixed to the front cover. There is a drawing of Mrs. Ditton pasted on the verso of the first fly leaf. Prints are pasted on the inside front and back covers and on the flyleaves. Clippings of some of Richard Sibbes meditations have been pasted in the volume.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  November 2018

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 Justin Croft Antiquarian Books (Faversham, England), 2018.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Drawings
  • Excerpts
  • Manuscripts, English--19th century
  • Meditations
  • Prints
  • Quotations
  • Sayings
Subject(s)
  • Commonplace books--England--19th century--Specimens
  • Conduct of life--Miscellanea--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume

A favorite book a drawing of O.H. & very few prints, pleasing variety of good extracts, 1830.

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