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'A delineation of Northamptonshire, with certain necessary Observations thearein by John Norden'

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MS. Top. Northants e. 17

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'A delineation of Northamptonshire, with certain necessary Observations thearein by John Norden.' This appears to be an early form of Norden's Speculi Britanniæ Pars altera, stated to have been finished in 1610, but not printed till 1720. The piece as here presented was written between 1591 and 1597 (see fols. 1, 42), but is not the author's autograph.

Dates

  • Written about A.D. 1595 (?)

Extent

52 pages

Language of Materials

In English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Northants e. 17, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Top. Northants e. 17

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20524

Overview

'A delineation of Northamptonshire, with certain necessary Observations thearein by John Norden'

Biographical / Historical

John Norden (1548-1625) was a topographer.

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. 30762

Custodial History

With the rare armorial bookplate of 'Chas Eyes, Liverpool' and motto Nilvisu dulcius (late 18th cent.).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Lot 636 in a 19th cent. sale.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

7 1/4 × 6 in.
Title
'A delineation of Northamptonshire, with certain necessary Observations thearein by John Norden'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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