Miscellany of satirical poetry and prose

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 55
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  • Physical Description
      1 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.

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of this miscellany is unknown

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Sotheby's, 22 July 1980, lot 541


In English

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/intro.html