An album containing poems written in a faux-Gothic calligraphic hand and illuminated in the style of a medieval manuscript
Bodleian Library, University of OxfordOriginal catalogue by Judith Priestman; EAD version by Harriet Costelloe
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Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4169
Title: An album containing poems written in a faux-Gothic calligraphic hand and illuminated in the style of a medieval manuscript
Dates of Creation: n.d.
Extent: 42 leaves
Appearance: Red leather binding, early twentieth-century; gold and blind-tooled, stamped ‘Illuminated Poems’. There is a bookplate reading
'M.A. Capel' in red leather with gold tooling mounted on the front pastedown.
Language(s) of Material: English
Album created by an unidentified author-artist.
Scope and Content
- (fols. 1-12) ‘Ye Last Martyr of ye Colosseum. AD CCCCIV . A Lay of Ancient Rome.’
- (fols. 13-22) ‘The Catacombs Rome. Visited in 1852’
- (fols. 24-7) ‘Ye Prison Anthem'. (fols. 24-5) are illustrated; (fol. 27) is a handwritten sheet, ‘Continuation of Prison Album’,
inserted separately and contemporaneously glued into in the album
- (fols. 29-30) handwritten prose account, ‘The Crucified Thieves’, loosely inserted
- (fol. 32) handwritten verses beginning “Dark was that Bridge of Death for Guilt had flung ...”, loosely inserted
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by Mrs B E Jellard, 5 December 2013. Formerly in the possession of Richard Geddes Jellard.
Preferred Form of Citation
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. d. 4169, fols. 1-2
Illumination of books and manuscripts
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17 February 2016