A collection of the most choice and private poems, lampoons &c. from the withdrawing of the late King James 1688 to the year 1701, collected by a person of quality

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 38
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      1 vol. (171 ff.) Two blank leaves precede the title page and 18 blanks follow the text. In ink, in a single scribal hand, with margins and titles ruled in red; the margins contain many explanatory annotations. Written probably c. 1701, and bound in early eighteenth century panelled calf.

Scope and Content

An anthology of 92 poems, principally satires, and seven prose pieces, arranged in rough chronological order for the period 1688-1701, many dated.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the anthology is unknown

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Christie's sale, 27 June 1979, Lot 17


In English

Other Finding Aids

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

Custodial History

From the library of the Cowper family of Panshanger, Herts.