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"A vewe of the presente state of Ireland discoursed by waye of a dialogue betwene Eudoxus and Irenius;" by Edmund Spenser, 1596

MS. Rawl. B. 478
Held at the Weston Library

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  • Creation: 1596


113 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. B. 478

Custodial History

Owned by "Johannes Panton, Lincoln.;" and afterwards, Richard Basnett.


  • This copy was prepared for publication in the year 1597. At the end is the following note: "Mr. Collings, I pray enter this copie for Mathew Lownes to be prynted when he do bringe other attoryte. Thomas Man;" and we learn from Ames' Typographical Antiquities , vol. iii. p. 1379, that Lownes had a conditional license for printing the book in the above-mentioned year. That paragraph is wanting in this MS. which occurs at p. 27 in the text of the edition of 1633, but which Sir J. Ware says in his annotations (p. 121) is not found in the best MS. copy.

Physical Facet

On paper, in quarto


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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