Historical collections relative to the office of the Master of Revels.
|Creator:||Burn, Jacob Henry, 1793-1869|
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Binding: half morocco over marbled boards. On spine: Historical collections relative to the office of the Master of Revels. J. H. Burn.
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Manuscript, in primarily one hand, of a collection of several hundred documents related to the office of the Master of the Revels, including printed matter, engravings, and handwritten notes. The volume contains historical information pertaining to the office, including engravings of the armorial insignia of the office of master of revels; a printed history of the word "revel"; and salaries of the Master, his assistants, and numerous musicians. The manuscript also contains numerous notes, biographies, and other documents related to individual Masters, including an original letter the Lord High Chancellor and Lord Chamberlain of H. M. Household, 1662 by Henry Herbert, Master of the Revels to Charles I and Charles II; a list of names in his hand; a genealogy of the family of George Buck, Master of the Revels to James I; newspaper clippings about Thomas Killigrew; an engraved bookplate which is signed "Charles Killigrew his Book"; and a colored engraving of Sir Henry Guildford, Lord Chamberlain to King Henry VIII. Pasted into the front of the manuscript is the printed auction catalogue from Sotheby's, containing an entry for this volume.
1 v. (ca. 310 p.) ; 30 x 24 cm.
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