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Commonplace book of Edmond Day. [manuscript]
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Contains proverbial sayings relating to Scripture, arranged alphabetically. This volume contains letters H-P only. The source of sayings is Contemplations upon the principall passages of the holy storie (Joseph Hall, Works, 1625, STC 12635).
With a table of contents listing the first leaf of each letter.
Spine title: "M.S. Common place book of proverbial sayings H to P. Circa 1630." Title page (in a later hand): "An ancient common place book."
Date based on Hall's work, published in 1625.
Blank leaves: 31v-33, 36v, 39, 42v-43, 46, 48-49, 57-59, 64, 66v-69r. Missing leaves: 37-38, 47. Unnumbered leaf between 54 and 55.
Note inside back cover: "See watermark p. 33, 36, 43, 59"
Text in English.
On verso of leaf 69: "this was one of mr edmond day booke and mrs day gave it me when he die."
Bookplate: "Sub Robore Virtus," inside front cover, with pencil note, "This is the motto of the Aikman Family"; also in pencil above bookplate, "Proverbial Sayings £2-2-0."
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