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Copy of 'Directions how to make such Coloured and Gilded Letters...' etc, written chiefly in the 18th cent. by G. Ballard

MS. Douce 392

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'Directions how to make such Coloured and Gilded Letters, as are to be seen frequently in old Manuscripts Transcribed ... by Mrs. Elizabeth Elstob August 9th, 1710', copy. At p. xiii is 'The manner howe to anneile or paint in Glas ... 1616', 'Isaac Herbert scripsit Anno Domini 1785.' There is also a note by Rich. Twiss about shell-gold and -silver, Aug. 1, 1804 (p. v), and a few similar extracts and notes.


  • written chiefly in the 18th cent. by G. Ballard


44 pages


MS. Douce 392

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21968

Custodial History

Probably owned by Edward Rowe Mores (see p. iii).

Physical Facet

On paper


7 3/4 × 5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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