|Creator:||Covel, John, 1638-1722|
[late 17th century]
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Binding: full parchment.
Blank pages not digitized. Text written upside down in latter half of volume; photographed right-side up.
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.
1 v. (ca. 90 p.) ; 16 x 10 cm.
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