Ffeil NLW MS 23702A. - Commonplace book

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NLW MS 23702A.


Commonplace book


  • 1750-1758 (Creation)

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i, 73 ff. (ff. 30 verso-33, 40-42 blank) ; 165 x 195 mm.

Tawed leather covers over boards, perhaps by Henry Young; front cover extended to form triangular wrap with tying thong; geometric design in ink and polychrome on front and back covers.

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Signature of Henry Young passim; 'Tregaron' and 'Aberystwich' on f. i. Correspondence from seller denotes provenance to be Tristram Jellinek.


Ted Few; London; Purchase; November 1997; B1997/42.

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A manuscript volume, 1750-1758, compiled by Henry Young, perhaps of Tregaron, Cardiganshire, containing commonplace entries including notes on astronomy, astrology, physiology, weather lore (ff. 1 verso-3 verso) and Biblical and historical material, amongst which are extracts from R. B., The History of the nine worthies of the world (London: printed for Nath. Crouch..., 1687, STC C7337). Also included are model letters, extracts from poems by John Gay (ff. 6 verso, 30) and Alexander Pope (ff. 33 verso-35), valentines and other verse, medical and cookery recipes and recipes for ink and gilding, together with many related drawings and decorations in ink and polychrome.

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Folios excised between ff. 23 and 24, 59 and 60, 62 and 63; damaged in places, and repaired with some loss of text at NLW.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23702A.

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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May 2009.


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Description revised by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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  • Text: NLW MS 23702A; $q - Folios excised between ff. 23 and 24, 59 and 60, 62 and 63; damaged in places, and repaired with some loss of text at NLW.