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'The Life, deedes and death of Sir John Perrott, knight', Written in the early 17th century

MS. Wood D. 33
Held at the Weston Library

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'The Life, deedes and death of Sir John Perrott, knight', preceded by dedicatory epistle, beg. 'Plutarch that excellent philosopher and famous historian' (fol. iv). Text beg. 'It is the wont of all good writers' (fol. 2).

This was printed in 1727 from 'the original manuscript ... communicated from Ireland, and thither it is again safely transmitted', and in consequence of an acknowledgement by the editor of indebtedness to Richard Rawlinson [1690-1755] the work has absurdly been ascribed to him (D.N.B., s.v. Perrot, Rawlinson). The note on fol. ii that 'by him it was presented to the Bodleian' is likewise impossible, because, as the work is listed in the Old Catalogue, it must have been written before 1697.

Labelled '81'


  • Creation: Written in the early 17th century


72 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Wood D. 33

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. II, no. 8543

Physical Facet

On paper


8 9/10 × 6 3/5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom