|Creator:||Fitzherbert, Richard, d. 1653?|
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Inscribed on front endpaper: "Liber Richardi Fitzherbert," accompanied by other extensive annotations in a variety of hands.
Binding: contemporary full parchment; extensive later 17th century annotations on covers, containing excerpts from Robert Wild's Iter Borealis and verses on the Popish Plot.
Richard Fitzherbert (d. 1653?) received his M.A. from New College, Oxford in 1605 and was appointed rector of Cucklington in Somerset in 1607. He was also rector of Stoke Tristor and Gussage All Saints from 1621, as well as Archdeacon of Dorset. In his later years in Cucklington he was "often plundered and imprisoned," and died circa 1653, leaving at least one daughter, Elizabeth.
In English and Latin.
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, Ltd. on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Fund, 2008.
Manuscript volume on paper, in several hands, two-thirds of which contains numerous brief commonplace book entries in Latin and English arranged under alphabetical Latin headings. The most frequently quoted author is Seneca, but there are also passages from Cicero, Plutarch, Tacitus, Tertullian, Quintillian, Ambrose, Augustine, and Aquinas. Nearly all of the numerous quotations from the Bible are in English. The final third of the volume contains lengthier passages in English prose, arranged under headings such as "A Reformed Catholic," "Of Afflications," and "Idolatrie."
1 v. (360 p.) ; 30 cm.
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