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John Earle, Microcosmographie

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MS. Eng. misc. f. 89

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Holograph manuscript of John Earle, Microcosmographie, differing considerably from the 17th-cent. editions of the work, with (p. xiv) a list of contents in a later hand. Published in facsimile, John Earle, The autograph manuscript of Micro-cosmographie (Scolar Press, Leeds, 1966).

Dates

  • 17th century, 1966

Extent

182 pages

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. f. 89, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. misc. f. 89

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7984

Overview

Holograph manuscript of John Earle, Microcosmographie

Biographical / Historical

John Earle (c. 1601-1665) was Bishop of Salisbury and a character writer.

Custodial History

Sotheby's, 18 June 1844 (B. H. Bright sale), lot 83; bookplate of F. W. Cosens; Sotheby's, 25 July 1890 (Cosens sale), lot 121; owned by C. W. Holgate, 1901; Sotheby's, 31 July 1947, lot 347; Myers & Co., cat. 350 (1947), 201.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by E. H. W. Meyerstein, 1953.

Physical Facet

Bound by Zaehnsdorf in green morocco, gilt
Title
Holograph manuscript of John Earle, 'Microcosmographie'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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