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[Regency Commonplace Book]

 
[Regency Commonplace Book] by FARNWELL Anna Maria [John Newton; John Bowdler, Fenelon, Montaigne, Joshua Reynolds, John Marriott, Walter Scott (1816)

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Author: FARNWELL Anna Maria [John Newton; John Bowdler, Fenelon, Montaigne, Joshua Reynolds, John Marriott, Walter Scott
Title: [Regency Commonplace Book]
 
Year: 1816
Publisher: Unpublished
Place: Alphington, Devon
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: Yes
 
Price: £200
 
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Beautifully bound Regency commonplace book written by a Devon woman and containing extracts by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Montaigne, Francis Bacon and devotional writers.

Oblong quarto bound in half green morocco, spine and corners renewed with backstrip neatly relaid retaining the original gilt decoration. Green marbled boards; inner hinges reinforced. Ownership inscription of ‘Anna Maria Farnwell March. 16th 1816. Alphington Cottages’ on the first flyleaf - Alphington is a Devon village which is now a suburb of Exeter.

The manuscript's contents are a mixture of poetry, and devotional material including ‘The Child’ from John Newton’s Olyney Hymns. Authors cited include Mrs Hunter, John Bowdler; Fenelon; Montaigne, Lord Bacon, John Moore, Lord Byron, ‘Sir J: Reynolds on Painting’ - several pages of extracts, Walter Scott, Lay of the Last Minstrel etc. Most extracts are dated 1805-1820. On the final leaf, reversed, a later owner, perhaps the writer’s daughter, has written ‘Anna Camilla Roe May 10th 1849 Gnaton Hall Thursday’, a country house in Devon. [pp] 160
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