Document ReferencePw V 33
TitleMS bound volume of a play, entitled 'The Humorists', by Thomas Shadwell; 1670-1671
Extent87 ff
Access ConditionsMicrofilm surrogate available - readers may be required to use the microfilm in the first instance.
Content DescriptionThe manuscript is in the hand of a professional scribe with corrections and revisions made by the author.
Title Of WorkThe Humorists
First Line of PoemOldp. Oh this Surgeon, this damn'd Surgeon, will this
Last Line of Poemand may yo<ur> loves each day and houre Increase
ReprodnNoteVolumes from Pw V cannot be photographed by readers with their own camera or device, but reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only.
Physical DescriptionFolio book.
The contents comprise of one main physical section: uniformly cropped paper, approximately 302 x 190 mm; but there are two smaller folios, pp 77-80, which measure 305 x 189 mm.
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Fleur de lis within narrow shield surmounted by coronet, 65 x 47 mm (Type A, pp 1-76)

Countermark: Letters BD, 12 x 20 mm (With Type A)

Watermark: Foolscap with During, three rings, insignia surmounted by figure 4, 110 x 65 mm (Type B, pp 77-87).

Countermark: Letters VR, 13 x 15 mm (With Type B).

Plain dark blue half leather and buckram on pasteboard upper and lower covers; spine in dark blue leather, gold-stamped 'The Humorists Shad-well'; the binder has added two front and two back flyleaves (similar binding to Pw V 23).
WatermarkFleur de lis
Related MaterialIndex, ELM II, SdT 26
University of Nottingham Library:
University of Nottingham Library:
Publication NotePerkin, R., (ed.), The Humorists (Laurel House Press; Dublin, 1975)
Shadwell, The Humorists (London, 1671)
Edited in part from the Nottingham MS.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72873Shadwell; Thomas (c.1642-1692); Mr; dramatist and poetc.1642-1692
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