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'Biathanatos. A Declaration of that Paradoxe or Thesis, that Selfe-homicide is not so naturally Sinne that it may neuer be otherwise...' by John Donne

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MS. e Mus. 131

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'Biathanatos. A Declaration of that Paradoxe or Thesis, that Selfe-homicide is not so naturally Sinne that it may neuer be otherwise...' by John Donne: a scribe's copy with autograph dedication by Donne to 'Sr Edward Herbert' (1619). The original work was composed about 1613.

Dates

  • Written about A.D. 1619

Extent

264 pages

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. e Mus. 131, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. e Mus. 131

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18189

Overview

'Biathanatos. A Declaration of that Paradoxe or Thesis, that Selfe-homicide is not so naturally Sinne that it may neuer be otherwise...' by John Donne

Biographical / Historical

John Donne (1573-1631) was Dean of St Paul's poet.

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. 3513

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (23)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by lord Herbert of Cherbury the dedicatee to the Bodleian in 1642, as an inscription on p. viii testifies, but it was not actually received till at least 164 3/4 see MS. Bodl. 910.

Physical Facet

On paper, with the Herbert motto AΠɅANΩΣ on the binding, as MS. Bodl. 910, MS. e Mus. 95

Dimensions

9 5/8 × 6 5/8 in.
Title
'Biathanatos. A Declaration of that Paradoxe or Thesis, that Selfe-homicide is not so naturally Sinne that it may neuer be otherwise...' by John Donne
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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