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William Camden's commonplace book

William Camden's commonplace book

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Creator: Camden, William, 1551-1623
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Date: 15th-16th c
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Watermarks: unidentified design, Part I; Briquet Lion 10555 and similar to Briquet Pot 12736, Part II; unidentified grapes and Briquet Lion 10555, Parts III, IV.
Script: Written primarily by William Camden in several styles of cursive.
Edges of some leaves crumbled and torn, with loss of text.
Binding: Date? Broken limp vellum case.
Belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 13160). Purchased in 1967 from C. A. Stonehill with the Albert H. Childs Fund.
Abstract:
Written and compiled by William Camden (1551-1623) at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th century; his signatures on ff. Bi recto and 1r. Apparently only Part I and miscellaneous later annotations are not in Camden's hand.
Manuscript on paper of a collection of material copied primarily by William Camden, antiquary and historian (1551-1623), from documents, 14th-16th centuries, that were in the Tower of London and in the College of Arms. Some selections are from official records, others are from private papers that were deposited in the Office of Arms. The manuscript is composed of four parts, the first two of which are laid in.
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Codex originally bound in quires of 16; many insertions and deletions makeit difficult to collate with certainty
20.4 x 16 cm.
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Object ID: 2013195
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