Here is an image of an armorial bookplate found in the Chawton House Library copy of Cavendish’s Plays, Never before Printed (1668). Thanks to the Scottish Catalogue of family crests and coat of arms, we can tell that the bookplate features the coat of arms for the Lord Napier. The coat of arms indicated on… Continue Reading Armorial Bookplate
The frontispiece shows someone has handwritten, in a neat hand, “Dutcheʃs of Newcastle” at the bottom of the statues engravings.
Transcription: (a _ indicates a single letter in a word and blank words will be within parenthesis, thus (_ _ _ _) indicates a four letter word that has not been transcribed; words with [ ] indicate an educated attempt to transcribe the word). Dear Charles Le Moyen de Parvenir is safe with me I… Continue Reading Walter Scott Inscription
Title page and frontispiece from the presentation copy of Margaret Cavendish’s Plays, Never before Printed (1668) housed at the Chawton House Library.