Conduct book, probably compiled during the early seventeenth century

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 90
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      1 vol. (266, [6] ff.) manuscript The whole of the main text is written by a single hand. Two further notes at the end are added by a second, much later hand, the name of the writer possibly being W. Hutton, F.A.S.S., Birmingham, 18[19?]. Bound in dark red leather boards with traces of metal clasps, now lost, and gilt embossed on both covers and spine with tooling and highly decorated with gilt folio edges. On the inside of the front cover a letter is attached, dated 'Vicarage January 4 1838', addressed to G. Wright Esq., and signed by W.F. Hook, who asks that this volume be added to the former's 'Library of Curiosities'. On the inside back cover there is an owner's printed bookplate bearing his coat of arms and name, 'H.C. Embleton'. The main text is foliated throughout, probably by the original compiler

Scope and Content

Comprises moral instruction arranged into ten distinct sections according to the Contents list on f.1v, thus: (1) Gen[eral] observations, fol.2; (2) Busines, fol.35; (3) Know[ledge] of Men, fol.106; (4) Sim[ulation] & Dissimulation, fol.111; (5) Speeche, fol.119; (6) Factions, fol.134; (7) Courte, fol.161; (8) Favorite, fol.195; (9) Prince, fol.214; (10) Councel, fol.244. The two further notes at the end refer to the "Church of Rome" and "Honesty"

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Acquisition Information

Transferred from its former location at Brotherton Collection MS 25


In English