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'A Game at Chesse' and 'Old Theatrical costumes'


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  1. '1624. A Game at Chesse. By Tho. Middleton': with a dedicatory poem to 'William Hammond' signed 'T. M.';
  2. 'Old Theatrical costumes', French crayon drawings of costumes, chiefly of jesters or grotesques, with a few of Roman characters.


  • Creation: 17th-18th century


0.22 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Malone 25, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Malone 25, 28

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20576, 20577


'A Game at Chesse' and 'Old Theatrical costumes', 17th-18th century.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Middleton (bap. 1580, d. 1627) was a playwright.

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, nos. 30623-30624.

Custodial History

MS. Malone 25 was owned by 'J. Pepys' (late 17th century?).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Sold by C. J. Stewart, bookseller, about 1860-1870, perhaps to the Bodleian.

Related Materials

See also the Malone Manuscripts: Arch. G c.9; Mal. 235, 238, 531, 571; MSS. Malone 1-24, 32.

'A Game at Chesse' and 'Old Theatrical costumes'
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