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Auction archive: Lot number 51

Devereux, Robert, second Earl of Essex, 1566-1601. A bound collection of heraldic tracts

Estimate
£600 - £800
ca. US$733 - US$978
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 51

Devereux, Robert, second Earl of Essex, 1566-1601. A bound collection of heraldic tracts

Estimate
£600 - £800
ca. US$733 - US$978
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

[Devereux, Robert, second Earl of Essex, 1566-1601]. A bound collection of heraldic tracts including pedigrees showing the relationship between the Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth and other Knights of the Garter, late 16th Century, 250 leaves manuscript on paper, with 17th-century additions, some pages blank, early pagination with pages numbered 109-616, some other foliation and partial renumbering in modern pencil, some dust-soiling, late 18th-century armorial bookplate of (?)’T.S.M.’ by J[ames] Kirk to front pastedown, burgundy morocco gilt bookplate of W. A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey, beneath and William H. Robinson’s Bibliotheca Phillippica bookseller’s ticket below that, old pencil inscription at head of pastedown indicating the volume was ex Bibliotheca Heberiana and Phillippica, uncut, 18th-century vellum-backed marbled boards, gilt-titled leather spine label, ‘MS. Heraldic Pedigrees of Earl of Essex & C.’, inscribed beneath in old ink, ‘olim Ld Somers nup Sir Jos. Jekyll’, small paper shelf-mark numbers at foot, [Phillipps MS] ‘8196’ and ‘228’, slightly soiled, some edge wear to boards, folio (305 x 210 mm) (Quantity: 1) Provenance: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex (1566-1601); Edward Dyer (1543-1607) and family; John Somers (1651-1716); Joseph Jekyll (1663-1738); (?)T.S.M. (bookplate); Richard Heber (1773-1833); Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), (Phillipps MS 8196 spine label); William H. Robinson, booksellers; W. A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey (bookplate). An old brief 4-page manuscript index is loosely inserted, evidently written before pp. 1-108 were separated and ‘lost’. These missing leaves are identified as ‘Calendar of the Dorse of the Close Rolls 1 H. A.; Fines 1 H. A.; Table to these after many blank leaves’. There can be little doubt that this set of pedigrees was executed for the Earl of Essex for some special purpose. Folio 244r (p. 603 of original pagination) bears the signature of ‘Edward Dyer’ in a 17th-century hand. Sir Edward Dyer (1543-1607), the poet, had as a patron Walter Devereux, first Earl of Essex, father of Robert, the second Earl. Thus Robert and Dyer must have been on intimate terms, which would account for the manuscript being in the possession of the Dyer family in the seventeenth century.

Auction archive: Lot number 51
Auction:
Datum:
27 Sep 2023
Auction house:
Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL75UQ
United Kingdom
info@dominicwinter.co.uk
+44 (0)1285 860006
+44 (0)1285 862461
Beschreibung:

[Devereux, Robert, second Earl of Essex, 1566-1601]. A bound collection of heraldic tracts including pedigrees showing the relationship between the Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth and other Knights of the Garter, late 16th Century, 250 leaves manuscript on paper, with 17th-century additions, some pages blank, early pagination with pages numbered 109-616, some other foliation and partial renumbering in modern pencil, some dust-soiling, late 18th-century armorial bookplate of (?)’T.S.M.’ by J[ames] Kirk to front pastedown, burgundy morocco gilt bookplate of W. A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey, beneath and William H. Robinson’s Bibliotheca Phillippica bookseller’s ticket below that, old pencil inscription at head of pastedown indicating the volume was ex Bibliotheca Heberiana and Phillippica, uncut, 18th-century vellum-backed marbled boards, gilt-titled leather spine label, ‘MS. Heraldic Pedigrees of Earl of Essex & C.’, inscribed beneath in old ink, ‘olim Ld Somers nup Sir Jos. Jekyll’, small paper shelf-mark numbers at foot, [Phillipps MS] ‘8196’ and ‘228’, slightly soiled, some edge wear to boards, folio (305 x 210 mm) (Quantity: 1) Provenance: Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex (1566-1601); Edward Dyer (1543-1607) and family; John Somers (1651-1716); Joseph Jekyll (1663-1738); (?)T.S.M. (bookplate); Richard Heber (1773-1833); Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), (Phillipps MS 8196 spine label); William H. Robinson, booksellers; W. A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey (bookplate). An old brief 4-page manuscript index is loosely inserted, evidently written before pp. 1-108 were separated and ‘lost’. These missing leaves are identified as ‘Calendar of the Dorse of the Close Rolls 1 H. A.; Fines 1 H. A.; Table to these after many blank leaves’. There can be little doubt that this set of pedigrees was executed for the Earl of Essex for some special purpose. Folio 244r (p. 603 of original pagination) bears the signature of ‘Edward Dyer’ in a 17th-century hand. Sir Edward Dyer (1543-1607), the poet, had as a patron Walter Devereux, first Earl of Essex, father of Robert, the second Earl. Thus Robert and Dyer must have been on intimate terms, which would account for the manuscript being in the possession of the Dyer family in the seventeenth century.

Auction archive: Lot number 51
Auction:
Datum:
27 Sep 2023
Auction house:
Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL75UQ
United Kingdom
info@dominicwinter.co.uk
+44 (0)1285 860006
+44 (0)1285 862461
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