Selections from The betraying of Christ, by Samuel Rowlands

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 77
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1625-1634
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (48 ff.), manuscript. The main text is written in a single hand. Bound in vellum and embossed with a gilt pattern and decorations. The main text is foliated 1-45 by the writer of the manuscript.

Scope and Content

Comprises selections from Rowlands' work preceded by a dedication written in a different hand by Robert Barnes to 'Lo: Roberts', probably Richard, Baron Robartes of Truro. The latter is written on an inserted leaf and includes a list of contents.

Administrative / Biographical History

Samuel Rowlands (1570?-1630?) was a writer of tracts in prose and verse. He wrote The betraying of Christ in 1598. For further details of his writings see the Dictionary of National Biography.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased at Sotheby's on 4 July 1986.


In English.

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The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database