Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts

Navigation Aids

Back to full page
*
Search Collection
 
Ms. Codex 640 - Abregé chronologique de l'histoire universelle. : Contenant les evenemen[t] les plus remarquables pour l'intelligence de l'histoire depuis la création du monde jusqu'à l'an 1714
Zoom:
      View:
Page:
* * Next Page Last Page
Illustrations: 
Other: Ms. Codex 640 - Abregé chronologique de l'histoire universelle. : Contenant les evenemen[t] les plus remarquables pour l'intelligence de l'histoire depuis la création du monde jusqu'à l'an 1714
Title:
Abregé chronologique de l'histoire universelle. : Contenant les evenemen[t] les plus remarquables pour l'intelligence de l'histoire depuis la création du monde jusqu'à l'an 1714 [manuscript] / par Marie Sharpe a Kensington de l'ecole de Madame Elin.
Origin:
[England], 1766.
Physical description:
56 leaves : paper, ill. ; 240 x 185 (190 x 135) mm. bound to 245 x 191 mm.
Summary:
An abridged history of the world to 1714, probably copied by a schoolgirl, Marie or Mary Sharpe, under the instruction of a French Protestant émigré, Samuel Roux, whose preface, with instructions to the young girls in his class, begins the volume.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title and date from title page (p. vii). The name Mary Sharpe is written (p. i).
Pagination: Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 56 + i (contemporary paper); [i-xiv], 1-94, [95-98]; contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand, with marginal notes throughout possibly in a second hand.
Decoration: Illustrated frontispiece in black and white watercolor or ink depicts a student seated at a desk watching a winged figure (Time), seated on a globe, pulling aside a curtain to reveal pictures of Biblical events in the history of the world, including Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, the great Flood, and the Crucifixion.
Binding: Blue gilt morocco.
Origin: Written in England, 1766.
Same text as that of Ms. Codex 756, however, the prefaces are different.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 640
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 640
 
* * Next Page Last Page