Document ReferencePw V 34
TitleBound volume of a MS play, entitled 'The Sullen Lovers: or, The Impertinents', by Thomas Shadwell; n.d. [1667-1668]
Extent42 ff
Access ConditionsMicrofilm surrogate available - readers may be required to use the microfilm in the first instance.
Content DescriptionVolume bears the title 'The Sullen Lovers - Thomas Shadwell' gold-stamped on the spine.

The MS is in the hand of a professional scribe. The corrections and revisions are made, apparently by Shadwell himself, on pp. 2, 7, 10, 15, 25, 48, 53 and 55.

Thomas Shadwell provided the title 'The Sullen Lovers or The Impertinents. A Comedy' on the title page, and inscribed it to his patron 'For his Grace the Duke of Newcastle'.
Title Of WorkThe Sullen Lovers: or, The Impertinents
First Line of PoemHow popular are poets now a dayes?
Last Line of Poem[..................] what need are Care for a louse or two
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 DescriptionTall folio book.
Paper is uniformly cropped, approximately 405 x 252 mm.
ConditionThe MS was at one stage very fragile, with paper loss from the corners. This has been repaired in the past, but it remains vulnerable in parts.
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Strasbourg Lily, 125 x 55 mm (Type A, ff 1-2)

Countermark: Letters LM, 25 x 50 mm (With Type A)

Watermark, double: Strasbourg Lily, 140 x 70 mm; secondary watermark: large monogram IHS surmounted by Roman Cross with letters IA suspended from the main form, 52 x 53 mm (Type B, ff 3-42).

Plain burgundy buckram upper and lower covers with burgundy leather spine and a gold-stamped line on leather in both covers; two double horizontal lines gold-stamped at head and tail of spine; binder has added two front and two back flyleaves.
WatermarkStrasbourg lily
Letters IHS/ Strasbourg lily
Related MaterialIndex, ELM II, SdT 33
University of Nottingham Library:
University of Nottingham Library:
Publication NoteShadwell, The Sullen Lovers (London, 1668)
Perkin, R., 'Shadwell's Poet Ninny: Additional Material in a Manuscript of the Sullen Lovers', The library, 5th series, vol 27 (1972), pp 244-51

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA689Cavendish; William (1593-1676); 1st Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; cr. Viscount Mansfield 1620; Earl of Newcastle upon Tyne 1628; Marquess of Newcastle upon Tyne 1643; Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 16651593-1676
NA72873Shadwell; Thomas (c.1642-1692); Mr; dramatist and poetc.1642-1692
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