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'De expeditione in Ream insulam'

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MS. e Mus. 95
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'De expeditione in Ream insulam. Authore Edovardo Domino Herbert Barone de Cherbury in Anglia et Castri insulæ; de Kerry in Hibernia et Pare utriusque Regni. Anno MDCXXX.' There is a dedication to king Charles dated Aug. 10, 1630, and a preface 'Ad Lectorem'. The work itself (which was published in London in 1656) is in thirty-two chapters, and begins 'Æræ inter nostros receptæ'. The expedition against the island of Rhé or Ré was in 1627. The volume is not in Herbert's own writing.


  • Creation: Written in or soon after 1630


165 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 95, fols. 1-2]

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MS. e Mus. 95

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18184


'De expeditione in Ream insulam'

Biographical / Historical

Edward Herbert (1583-1648) was 1st Herert of Cherbury, and a philosopher and historian.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 3504

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (14)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This volume first appears in Bodleian lists about 1655, but it may be conjectured to have arrived with or soon after MS. Bodl. 910, MS. e Mus. 131, that is to say about 1643/4 or 1644.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, dark blue calf with gold ornament and a Herbert motto AΠɅANΩΣ binding a sheaf of arrows, English work of about 1640


11 1/4 × 7 5/8 in.

'De expeditione in Ream insulam'
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