Poems by Oliver Style

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 10
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      1 vol. (78 ff.) Copies (1 pencil, 1 pen-and-ink wash) of two 18th-century oval portraits on verso of front free endpaper and recto of an inserted leaf facing it. Recto of front free endpaper bears inscription "John Boys His Book given him by his Mother. August 11. 1733", besides others. With armorial bookplate of Osmund Beauvoir. 18th-century calf binding with label inscribed: "John Boys His Book" and an identification of Boys as a descendant of Sir John Boys, 1607-64, Royalist military commander. With three tiny cut-out paper animals, found in the manuscript, now in a plastic folder.

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Largely a compilation of poems by Oliver Style, probably autograph, copied 1698-1703, with some items added in a second hand.

Administrative / Biographical History

Oliver Style, ca.1660-1703, of Wateringbury in Kent, was the son of Sir Thomas Style, from whom he inherited the baronetcy only three months before his own death on 12 February 1702/03. He was employed as a factor in Smyrna, Asia Minor.

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Bought from Bernard Quaritch Ltd. (ex Christie), August 1963


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