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Calligraphic specimens, 1870-1875.

Author: William MorrisJane Burden MorrisCharles Fairfax MurraySydney Carlyle Cockerell, SirJ R AbbeyAll authors
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Genre/Form: Vellum
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Morris; Jane Burden Morris; Charles Fairfax Murray; Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, Sir; J R Abbey; Norman H Strouse; Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Sir; Georgiana Burne-Jones, Lady; T J Cobden-Sanderson; Doves Bindery,
OCLC Number: 270934557
Notes: With a contents note on front free endpaper in the hand of Sydney Cockerell: "Containing a leaf like those in the book of Poems written out for Lady Burne-Jones, 1870 / 3 leaves of a large Heimskringla which I think was carried no further, c. 1875 / a leaf begun for the Virgil belonging to C. Fairfax Murray with trials of writing on the other side / All written by William Morris. / S.C.C. / Six more discarded leaves of the Virgil were given me by Charles Fairfax Murray Nov 23 1916. The date is 1875." Another note on same page: "Exhibited at Victoria & Albert Museum, Morris Centenary Exhib 1934, nos. 230, 242, 244.
Items 1-2 and the six copies of drawings by Burne-Jones are on paper; the remaining leaves are of vellum.
The first Heimskringla leaf has headings in blue and gold and capitals in blue and red; other leaves have capitals sketched in pencil. Various scripts are employed.
Description: 1 item (: vellum and paper ; various sizes.
Contents: item 1: Design by William Morris for his MS Horace, 1874 (1 p.) --
item 2: "Guileful Love" and "Summer Night" (2 p.) --
item 3: Three leaves of a large Heimskringla (6 p.) --
item 4: A leaf begun for the Virgil belonging to C. Fairfax Murray with trials of writing on the other side (2 p.) --
item 5: Six more discarded leaves of the Virgil (11 p.). Followed by six copies of drawings by Burne-Jones.

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