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TitleTwo funeral sermons preached in 1682 and 1684
Creation Dateca. - 1713
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents NoteThis volume contains nine miscellaneous tracts and notes in manuscript and print: 1) 'An Account of some Strange and Remarkable Predictions of yt Holy, Learned, & Excellent Bishop, James Vsher, late Ld. Primate of Ireland' (manuscript of eight leaves in mixed hand, copied entirely from Strange and Remarkable Prophesies and Predictions Of [...] James Usher (London, Printed for R. G., 1678)); 2) James I, Basilikon doron [London, 1603] (wanting the title page); 3) 'Notiones selectae Ex introductione Gener: ad vniversa Log: Elimenta' (manuscript of 42 leaves in seventeenth-century italic hand); 4) 'A Sermon Preached att ye Funerall of Ms Lee, att Threekingham, Aprill ye 4. Anno Dom, 1682' (manuscript of seven leaves, in a neat italic hand); 5) 'A Sermon Preached att ye Funerall of our Deceased Friend, and Neighbour, Mr Longlands, att Walcott, By Mr Brocklesby, January the 30. 1684/5' (manuscript of six leaves, in the same hand as the previous sermon); 6) Robert Nixon, The Cheshire Prophesy with Historical and Political Remarks. The Second Edition with Amendments (London, [c. 1713]); 7) The Order of keeping a Court Leet, and Court Baron, &c. (London, 1605); 8) Joseph Stephens, The Last Sermon of Mr Joseph Stephens, &c. (London, 1699); and 9) George Buchanan, Baptistes, Sive Calvmnia, Tragoedia (London, 1577). There is a contents list on the first flyleaf, written in an eighteenth-century hand and entitled ‘A Catalogue of Tracts conteined in ye Vol'. It omits the second sermon.
Material FeaturesOctavo. Brown calf. Blind-tooled panel design. Sewn on four raised bands.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Johnson, M?
Provenance'E Libris M [?] Johnson' is written on the first page of the first tract ('An Account of some Strange and Remarkable Predictions'). The name has been slightly cut off by the binder.
Source of DataHannah Yip
Other NoteThe manuscripts in this volume were discovered in July 2018 by Hannah Yip. The volume is only available for consultation in the 'Rare Books & Music' Reading Room.
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GEMMS record createdAugust 14, 2018
GEMMS record last editedFebruary 15, 2020