Miscellany mainly of satirical English poems and prose pieces, 1670s. Poems occupy ff.4r-12v, 19r-26v, 30r-33r, 35r-49r. Satirical prose pieces on political and religious themes appear on ff.12v-19r, 28r-30r, 33v, and parliamentary speeches by Shaftesbury and Charles II on ff.26v-28r and 34r-35v respectively. From ff.50v-91v the volume is reversed and contains a "Catalogue of Mr [Leeke] Okeover's Library taken Septr. 1760" with additions, 1764, in at least two further hands.
Miscellany of satirical poetry and prose
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- ReferenceGB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 55
- Dates of Creation167-
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 vol. (92 ff.) Bound in contemporary calf, with signature of "th. may" on otherwise blank front free endpaper. Single red marginal rule throughout. Written almost entirely in a single hand (ff.37v-41r are apparently in another hand). Blank leaves, ff.1-3, 49v, 50r, 54r, 56v, 74v, 75r and 92.
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Bought from Sotheby's, 22 July 1980, lot 541
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