Original and never published Pieces.

(Commonplace book.) MANUSCRIPT BOOK.

Original and never published Pieces.

Description: manuscript in ink on paper, in 2, or 3, hands beginning at both ends, paper watermarked 1853, small pencil vignette on rear fly-leaf, pp. [56], [78], with numerous blanks between, 8vo, original roan backed boards, spine lettered in gilt 'MSS', a little rubbed and worn, headcaps defective, but solid

Publication Details: c. 1853

Notes: A curious common-place book, in that it seems to be a combined operation, with the passages at the beginning being of a mainly religious nature, and apparently written by a woman, while those at the end are apparently the work of a man, and mainly light hearted (first text: A Bachelor's Soliloquy). At the front, most of the named authors are women (Jane Taylor and Anne Gilbert favourites), while those at the back are are men (Longfellow a favourite). At the front, one extract is a sermon by Rev. Thomas Stratten, of the Fish Street Congregational Church in Hull. Stratten was a graduate of Hoxto...more

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Price: £450

Subject: Literature

Published Date: c. 1853

Stock Number: 64579

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