‘Paradise of daynty devises’, compiled by Richard Edwards, 'copied in October 1798 from a MS. copy made by the late Mr Herbert, now in the Collection of Francis Douce Esqr., by John Brand, in Somerset House'. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.2754
Level of Description
File

Dates

  • 1577. (Creation)

Extents

  • 150 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    150 + several blank folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    There is one poem, 'Upon the Life and death of the noble Earle of Penbrooke', by W Hunnis (folio 39), which seems not to be in any of the surviving editions. After the copy of William Herbert's manuscript there are copies of other poems of the Paradise: numbers 36, 76, 80, and 118 of H E Rollins's edition (folios 113, 146-148).

    Interleaved with the volume there is a manuscript copy (folio 115) by Herbert (see folio ii) of Hew Rhodes, ‘Boke of nurture’, printed by Thomas Petyt, now in the Bodleian - see ‘The Babees Book’, edited by Frederick James Furnivall, ‘Early English Text Society’, Original Series, volume xxxii (1868), pages lxxxvi-lxxxvii.

  • Other Finding Aids

    Contains an alphabetical index (folio 145).

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript was formerly in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps.

  • Bibliography

    William Herbert's manuscript was probably taken from the 1577 edition, which has now disappeared.

    See ‘The paradise of dainty devices’, edited by H E Rollins (Cambridge, Mass., 1927), page xvi.

    'Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps, Bt.' (1837-1871): manuscript 11776.

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