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Transcript of the first edition of the book generally known as 'Leicester's Commonwealth'

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MS. Add. A. 93

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'The coppie of a letter written by a Maister of Arte of Cambridge ... about ... the Earle of Leycester, and his friends in England ... M.D.I.XXXIIII', a transcript of the first edition of the book generally known as Leicester's Commonwealth, written by Robert Parsons the Jesuit.

Dates

  • written in or soon after 1584

Extent

157 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 93, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. A. 93

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18692

Abstract

Transcript of the first edition of the book generally known as 'Leicester's Commonwealth', written in or soon after 1584.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Persons [Parsons] (1546–1610) was a Jesuit.

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. V, no. 28924.

Custodial History

'È coll: domini Somers ': owned next by sir Joseph Jekyll, in whose sale catalogue (1759) this book is no. 278: old marks are 'xJx', 'Pol. 29', 'a. 106', '9.' Perhaps this was no. 144 in the Bliss sale on Aug. 21, 1858, and bought by C. J. Stewart for 5s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from James Coleman (catal. 59, no. 198) on Nov. 23, 1867, for 10s. 6d.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

7 3/4 × 6 3/8 in.
Title
Transcript of the first edition of the book generally known as 'Leicester's Commonwealth'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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