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- [England?, 1788?]
76 leaves : paper, ill. ; 151 x 97 mm. bound to 158 x 105 mm.
- English poetry -- 18th century.
Manuscripts, English -- 18th century.
- Eight written anonymously. The elegies are numbered I. to VIII. written on the recto side of 37 leaves. Three of the eight are titled: Elegy I. "To the Memory of a Friend" (f. 3r)--Elegy IV. "Written in a Village Church--To a Friend"(f. 11r)--Elegy V. "He wishes to inculcate the Love of Sensibility" (f. 24r).
- Title from title page (f. 2r).
Foliation: Paper, 76; [i-iii, 1-73 (39-73 blank)]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 19 lines, grouped in 4-line stanzas.
Script: Written in a copperplate script by one hand.
Decoration: Frontispiece in pen and ink wash depicting Headford Ruin in County Galway, Ireland, inscribed "Hedefort Ruin '88"; decorative headings (f. 3r, 6r, 8r, 11r, 24r, 28r, 31r, 34r), some in watercolor.
Binding: Contemporary tree-calf, covers gilt-tooled with Greek key border, gilt spine, marbled endpapers.
Origin: Probably written in England, ca. 1788 (inscription on frontispiece).
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Laura Jan Meyerson Poetry Fund.
- Sold by Samuel Gedge Ltd. (Mundesley, England), cat. 8 (2010), no. 94.
- Cite as:
- UPenn Ms. Codex 1567
- Web link:
Laura Jan Meyerson Poetry Fund Home Page
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