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Collection Level Description: John Earle, Microcosmography, edited by Philip Bliss

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. e. 112-13
Title: John Earle, Microcosmography, edited by Philip Bliss
Dates of Creation: 1811
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Dr. Philip Bliss (1787-1857) was an antiquary and editor. He was on the staff of the Bodleian Library from 1808 to about 1813, and 1822-8. He was Registrar of the University of Oxford (1824-53), Keeper of the Archives (1826-57), and Principal of St. Mary Hall (from 1848 until his death in 1857). Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

John Earle, Microcosmography, edited by Philip Bliss (London, 1811), extensively annotated by Bliss.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volumes were bought from the executors of John Griffiths in 1886 and transferred from the Department of Printed Books in 1921.

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 45688-9.

Access Points

Bliss | Philip | 1787-1857 | Antiquary and Editor

Earle | John | ? 1601-1665 | Bishop of Salisbury

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