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Ms. Codex 756 - Abregé chronologique de l'histoire universelle. : Contenant les evenements les plus remarquables pour l'intelligence de l'histoire depuis la création du monde jusques a l'an de grace 1714
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Title:
Abregé chronologique de l'histoire universelle. : Contenant les evenements les plus remarquables pour l'intelligence de l'histoire depuis la création du monde jusques a l'an de grace 1714 [manuscript] / par Sarah Bazett a Londres de l'ecole des Dames Stevensons, Queen's Square.
Origin:
[London?], 1775.
Physical description:
79 leaves : paper, ill. ; 235 x 187 (184 x 120) mm. bound to 241 x 200 mm.
Summary:
An abridged history of the world to 1714, presumably copied by a London school girl, Sarah Bazett, whose name is on the title page. Includes a preface "traduite de l'Anglais."
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title and date from title page (p. iii).
Pagination: Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 79 + i (contemporary paper); [iv], 1-15, [i], 1-135, [iii]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in a cursive script by one hand.
Decoration: Illustrated frontispiece in black and white watercolor depicts a student seated at a desk looking a winged figure (Time) who is pulling aside a curtain to reveal Biblical scenes in the history of the world including the Flood and the nativity of Christ.
Binding: Red morocco, gilt.
Origin: Written in London[?] in 1775.
The text of this volume is the same as that of Ms. Codex 640, however the prefaces are not the same.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 756
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 756
 
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