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Henry Spelman. Transcript of 'Archaismus Graphicus'

Reference code
MSS/0065
Title
Henry Spelman. Transcript of 'Archaismus Graphicus'
Date
1637
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
ff. ix + 84. Quarto. Reversed calf; lettering pieces on the back covers bear the name of John Thorpe (John Thorpe, senior, of Rochester; d. 1750).
Scope and content
Transcript of 'Archaismus Graphicus' by Henry Spelman (1564-1641), a compendium, made for his sons in 1606 (cf. MSS/0065, fol.19), of abbreviations, contractions, and other scribal practices found in early manuscripts.
Transcript made by Sir Roger Twysden (1597-1672). This version differs slightly from Plot’s (MSS/0066) in the wording of the main text, in the prefatory matter, and in added annotations. Twysden borrowed the original MS (now Bodl.Lib., MS Rawl.B.462) from Spelman (MSS/0065, fol.19).
Creator
Twysden, Roger (1597-1672), 2nd Baronet, antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
MS 65, 66
Archival history
Inscriptions laid down on the front pastedown are in the hand of John Thorpe, senior. Dr Richard Massey, FSA, exhibited a manuscript of Spelman's work, 13 Oct.1725 (Minute Book I, p.172).
Language
Mainly Latin
Related units of description
MSS/0066 is a related transcript of the same work.