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An album containing poems written in a faux-Gothic calligraphic hand and illuminated in the style of a medieval manuscript

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MS. Eng. d. 4169

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Includes:
  1. (fols. 1-12) ‘Ye Last Martyr of ye Colosseum. AD CCCCIV [1904]. A Lay of Ancient Rome.’
  2. (fols. 13-22) ‘The Catacombs Rome. Visited in 1852’
  3. (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
  4. (fols. 29-30) handwritten prose account, ‘The Crucified Thieves’, loosely inserted
  5. (fol. 32) handwritten verses beginning “Dark was that Bridge of Death for Guilt had flung ...”, loosely inserted

Dates

  • n.d.

Extent

42 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 4169, fols. 1-2].
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. d. 4169

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11639

Overview

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.

Physical Facet

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.
Title
An album containing poems written in a faux-Gothic calligraphic hand and illuminated in the style of a medieval manuscript
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Original catalogue by Judith Priestman; EAD version by Harriet Costelloe
Date
2016
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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