Document ReferencePw V 38
TitleVolume containing MS poems and songs, by anon. and various authors including John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, John Dryden and Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset; n.d.
Extent136 ff
Access ConditionsMicrofilm surrogate available - readers may be required to use the microfilm in the first instance.
Content DescriptionIndividual poems in this volume are described under references Pw V 38/1-55.
Bound volume containing fifty-five poems, including songs, ballads, satires and lampoons, by anon. and various authors.

The manuscript includes an index (pp 269-71).

Written in the hand of a professional scribe, but with several annotations made by ?.
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 DescriptionQuarto volume
Early pagination from 1 to 257 and modern pencil pagination 258-272
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Strasbourg lily, large fleur de lis within crowned shield, and insignia 4WR suspended from the shield with monogram AJ below the insignia, approx. 175 x 68 mm (Type A, 4 front flyleaves, pp 1-192)

Countermark: Letters AI, approx. 12 x 22 mm (With Type A)

Watermark, double: Letters IHS surmounted by Roman Cross, approx. 38 x 41 mm and Strasbourg lily, large fleur de lis within crowned shield with insignia 4WR suspended from the shield, approx. 158 x 65 mm (Type B, pp 193-94 to end and 2 back flyleaves)

Italic throughout with formal titles and ornate rulings underlining the titles; professional presentation or formal fair copy.

Copied onto ruled paper

Black calf leather on pasteboard; upper and lower covers are decorated with gold stamped double fillet lines along the outer borders, and a central panel is formed with the same type of fillets, and an ornament of flowers and buds was applied to all four corners of central panel; spine is divided into 6 panels, the 5 sewing ridges are enmarked by gold-stamped double fillet lines; head and tail of spine are also gold stamped with double fillets and an additioanl ornamental border.
WatermarkStrasbourg lily
Letters IHS/ Strasbourg lily
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA573Wilmot; John (1647-1680); 2nd Earl of Rochester; poet1647-1680
NA1117Dryden; John (1631-1700); poet1631-1700
NA28866Villiers; George (1628-1687); 2nd Duke of Buckingham1628-1687
NA28878Sheffield; John (1647-1721); 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby; 3rd Earl of Mulgrave; Lord Chamberlain 1685-881647-1721
NA74321Dillon; Wentworth (c.1633-1685); 4th Earl of Roscommonc.1633-1685
NA72802Flatman; Thomas (1637-1688); Mr; poet and miniature painter1637-1688
NA1126Sackville; Charles (1638-1706); 6th Earl of Dorset1638-1706
NA74322Scroope; Carr (1649-1680); Sir1649-1680
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