- Writings, [1672-1684].
- Calthorpe, Dorothy
- Accompanied by: The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New : newly translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised ...London: Henry Hills and John Field, 1660. Ownership and presentation inscriptions include "Dorothy Harvey her book Giuen me by my uncell Nicholas Jun 15 1686. Pray for NH, he pray for thee;" "Given to Anne the Hon.ble Ly. Middeleton by Mrs. Caroline Acton, Decr. 1836;" and "Jane Anne Broke from her Godmother Anne Hon.ble Lady Middleton July 28 1860." Bound in black gilt-panelled morocco, with a six-compartment gilt spine. Marbled endpapers. and Manuscript on paper, in a single hand, containing several works in verse and prose apparently composed by Dorothy Calthorpe. The volume opens with three poems in couplets: "Philismena to Philander," "Philander to Philismena," and "In commendations of a country Life it being so innocent," and a short prose "Discription of the Garden of Edden." These are followed by a longer prose narrative: "A Short History of the Life and Death of Sir Ceasor Dappefer, or els a pleasent histtory of Jewlious and Dorinda the truth of it was so lately represented that some of those worthy persons are stil liueing and ownes what is here repated." The story, which Calthorpe claims is based on the lives of her father and grandfather, traces the business success and courtships of a father and son. "A Castell in the aire, or the pallace of the man in the moone" is a prose work containing both religious reflection and descriptions of "visiones" of Roman gods, eagles and celestial gardens.
Binding: contemporary speckled calf.
Dorothy Calthorpe was probably connected to the Calthorpe family of Ampton in Suffolk, but she has not been further identified.
Inscription on first page: A red marble Chappel Erected by my hand. Dorothy Calthorpe Jun 20 1684. Accompanied by a drawing of a chapel. Both in red ink.
Inscription on front pastedown: Dorothy Calthorpe.
Inscription on last page: Dorothy Calthorpe. I begane this book Janewary the 20 in the yeare 1672.
Inscription on recto of front flyleaf: Anne L'Estrange Sa Livre. Mars 27 1738.
Purchased from Sotheby's on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Fund, 2006.
- 2 v.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Osborn b421
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
- Subject (Topic)
Devotional literature, English--18th century
English fiction--17th century
English fiction--Women authors
English poetry--17th century
English prose literature--17th century
Pastoral poetry, English
Religious literature, English
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- Dorothy Calthorpe, Writings. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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