Yale University Library

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Beinecke Digital Collections

[Commonplace book]

[Commonplace book]

Call Number:
Creator: Covel, John, 1638-1722
Language:
Date: [late 17th century]
Subjects:
Genre:
Type of Resource:
Description:
Binding: full parchment.
Blank pages not digitized. Text written upside down in latter half of volume; photographed right-side up.
Abstract:
Manuscript on paper, in a single hand, containing memoranda, historical notes, curiosities, and opinions on various subjects. Many of the entries are concerned with various religions, including describing their rites and customs, such as "sacrifices," "strange idols," and "temples"; and "notions about the Greek Church." Other items in the volume include the evolution of music, illustrated with diagrams, and an account of an experiment conducted by Sir Richard Munden (1640-89) off Cape St. Vincent in 1678 to test the properties of oil of aniseed, cork, and wood.
Physical Description:
1 v. (ca. 90 p.) ; 16 x 10 cm.
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
Catalog Record:
Extent of Digitization:
Source Digital Format:
High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 15493473
Download:
   |   Metadata record
Cite this   |   Text this   |   Report this