Collection of English religious poetry (Puritan), probably by William Tipping

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 50
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      1 vol. (265 ff.) Illustrated as an emblem book with ninety-nine contemporary engravings of Biblical scenes, real and fabulous animals and birds, etc., pasted in (some repeated often), beginning on verso of first pastedown. F.21r bears a list of "Books writt by WT: Gent". Certain "Contemplations" are dated, 1699-1702. Signature of Judith Weston, ca.1720, by poem title on f.1r; bookplate of John T. Beer, ca.1850. Bound in contemporary blind-tooled calf with remains of metal clasps and rebacked, with spine label CONTEMPLATIONS WITH EMBLEMS

Scope and Content

Collection of English Puritan poetry, mostly on religious themes and many written against women, totalling 301 separate items

Administrative / Biographical History

William Tipping, 1598-1649, was the younger son of Sir George Tipping of Wheatfield and Draycott, Oxfordshire. He was educated at Queen's College, Oxford (B.A., 1617) and then, in 1618, became a student at Lincoln's Inn, before giving up the law and returning to Oxfordshire. He joined the Parliamentary cause and took the covenant. From 1640 he was the incumbent of the living at Shabbington in Oxfordshire, which was in the gift of the Tipping family

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Acquisition Information

Bought from Quaritch (Sotheby), July 1975


In English

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Custodial History

Judith Weston; John T. Beer

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