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Title
A collection of various kinds of poetry : manuscript, 1749-1750
Name/Creator
Munbee, Melesinda, 1744-1763, creator
Munbee, Valentine, dedicatee.
HOLLIS IDDigital ObjectLocation
Networked Resource

Houghton Library
Language
English
Description
2 v. (93, 89 leaves) ; 18 cm.
Form/Genre
text

Commonplace books-England-18th century.

Drawings-England-18th century.

Poems-England-18th century.

print
Subject
Child authors

Category
Manuscripts and records

Individual reading

English

Commonplace books

18 century

Note
Autograph commonplace book, signed, containing poetry in the form of odes, epitaphs, and riddles.

Dedicated to Munbee's father, Valentine Munbee.

Table of contents for first volume (v. 1, ff. 4v-5v).

With pen and ink drawings throughout, chiefly pattern designs in v. 1; designs, landscapes, still-lifes and birds in v. 2, some embellished with wash.

v. 1: p. "93-96" missing.

Bound in red morocco, gilt.

Possibly written when Munbee was five years old, "Vol. ye 1st compleated at ye age of 5 yrs & 5 mo" (title page, volume 1).

MS Eng 768. Houghton Library, Harvard University.