Thomas Percy transcripts of metrical romances
- 1769-1781 and undated
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Extent.33 linear feet (5 volumes)
Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These comprise the bulk of the 26 transcripts sold as lot 180 in the Percy sale at Sotheby's, 29 April 1884. Some of the 26 transcripts are no longer in this collection, and those that remain have been bound into five volumes. At the end of the fourth volume is bound the various transcripts of
Flowers of the forest,sold as lot 165 in the Percy sale.
From the listing of lot 180 it is apparent that the following have been removed from the collection: Sir Bevis of Kampton from 2 copies, Launfal Miles, Tundale, Ipomydon, Squyr of Lowe Degre and Amys. Apparently the whole of lot 165 is bound at the end of v. 4.
Laid in v. 1 is an A.L.s. from Frederick L. Gay to Professor George Lyman Kittredge; Brookline, Mass., 13 Dec 1915, presenting the volumes.
- Percy, Thomas, 1729-1811. Thomas Percy transcripts of metrical romances, 1769-1781: Guide.
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