Document ReferencePw V 41
TitleBound volume of MS poems and songs by various authors many of which are not ascribed; n.d. [c.1640-c.1700]
Extent87 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 41/1-71.
Volume bears the title 'MSS Ballads/ 1640 to 1700' gold stamped on 2nd and 3rd panel of spine.

The manuscript contains a miscellaneous collection of 71 ballads, songs and poems dating from c.1640-c.1700 selected by F.W. Cosens from 'a much large collection of such pieces obtained from Lincolnshire', according to a note in Cosens's hand on the flyleaf.

The final poem 'Pythagoras his Tranmigration', Pw V 41/71, preserved on a loose leaf, was pasted into volume on 30 July 1996; it may not be part of Cosens's collection purchased by 6th Duke of Portland in 1934.

Several of the poems have pencilled numbers which may refer to a previous ordering of the contents.
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 volume
For details of the physical evidence (paper, watermarks, etc) of the volume see the seperate entries under Pw V 41/1-71.
Physical match: Pw V 838 (dimensions) & Pw V 841 (dimensions) & Pw V 843 (dimensions)
Descriptive FeaturesSee separate entries for details of watermarked paper

Bound in Morocco leather on pasteboard with gold stamped triple fillet lines on outer borders of upper and lower covers; spine is divided into six panels by means of double fillet lines which are gold stamped to emphasize five sewing ridges; 2nd and 3rd panel contain title of volume, remaining four panels are decorated with a floral tool; pastedowns and flyleaves are covered with marble papers; edges of leather which join the pastedowns are gold stamped with a fine roll of flowers, stems on a double fillet line edges with a small semi circular tool.
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Match with p 17 and pp 61-62 of Pw V 41
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