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The identity of Frederick Haines is unknown but information from the sales catalogue suggests two possible candidates: Frederick Haines (1819-1909), later a Field-Marshall in the British Army, whose dates almost match the author's, on the basis of the juvenile hand; or Frederick Haines, son of the artist William Haines, who became a Shakespeare scholar and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in the mid 19th century.
Juvenile periodical of Frederick Haines entitled 'The Book of Gems', consisting of 52 manuscript volumes containing original stories, illustrations, occasional dramas and ballads. The set comprises 36 volumes of a first series and 16 volumes of a 'New Series'.
Purchased from Justin Croft Antiquarian Books, Aug 2018.
Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 15509].