An album containing poems written in a faux-Gothic calligraphic hand and illuminated in the style of a medieval manuscript
MS. Eng. d. 4169
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- (fols. 1-12) ‘Ye Last Martyr of ye Colosseum. AD CCCCIV . A Lay of Ancient Rome.’
- (fols. 13-22) ‘The Catacombs Rome. Visited in 1852’
- (fols. 24-7) ‘Ye Prison Anthem'. (fols. 24-5) are illustrated; (fol. 27) is a handwritten sheet, ‘Continuation of Prison Album’, inserted separately and contemporaneously glued into in the album
- (fols. 29-30) handwritten prose account, ‘The Crucified Thieves’, loosely inserted
- (fol. 32) handwritten verses beginning “Dark was that Bridge of Death for Guilt had flung ...”, loosely inserted
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 4169, fols. 1-2].
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MS. Eng. d. 4169
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 11639
An album containing poems written in a faux-Gothic calligraphic hand and illuminated in the style of a medieval manuscript, by an unidentified author-artist
Biographical / Historical
Album created by an unidentified author-artist.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by Mrs B E Jellard, 5 December 2013. Formerly in the possession of Richard Geddes Jellard.
Red leather binding, early twentieth-century; gold and blind-tooled, stamped ‘Illuminated Poems’. There is a bookplate reading 'M.A. Capel' in red leather with gold tooling mounted on the front pastedown.
- An album containing poems written in a faux-Gothic calligraphic hand and illuminated in the style of a medieval manuscript
- Finding aid prepared by Original catalogue by Judith Priestman; EAD version by Harriet Costelloe
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