Manuscript volume containing a course of education for a young lady
Manuscript volume in a black morocco binding, watermarked 'Simmons 1814', and containing a course of education for a young lady. It may have been written by a mother or tutor, though both the author and recipient are unknown. The volume contains an introduction, consisting of an essay on the virtues of female education, and five divisions headed Architecture, Heraldry, Mechanics, Astronomy and Natural History. The volume ends with 20 hand-drawn 'plates' depicting architectural features, heraldic crests and mechanical concepts.
- c. 1814
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 12594].
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Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12594
Manuscript volume containing a course of education for a young lady.
Biographical / Historical
The identities of the author and recipient of the volume are unknown.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Blackwells Rare Books, Aug 2017, with the help of the Rose Fund.
- Manuscript volume containing a course of education for a young lady
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