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Album Amicorum of Adam Arend von Oeynhausen of Westphalia

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Album Amicorum of Adam Arend von Oeynhausen of Westphalia
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper (and vellum); ff. vii + 243.
Oblong duodecimo.
Leather binding, brown, stamped with the owner's initials, 'A.A.V.O.W.', and the date 1667. Sale-cat. cutting, fol. ii. ‘2939 B.S.', fol. 2. Letter, 12 June 1862, from Dr Klüpfel, Librarian of the University of Tübingen, identifying the owner of the album and enclosing extracts from the register of the Collegium Illustre, fols. iv-vi.
Scope and content
Album of Adam Arend von Oeynhausen of Westphalia, kept during his residence at the Collegium Illustre of the University of Tübingen; 1667-70. Contains entries by many of the German nobility including Albert, Bernard and Henry, Dukes of Saxony, fols. 12-13, and Charles Louis, Duke of Schleswig and Holstein, fol. 26, and a few scholars. Many of the contributors are listed in a sale-cat. cutting, fol. ii. Most entries are short phrases and signatures. Also included is a series of German riddles (fols. 3-11v, 20v-2) and solutions (fols. 182-4). Inserted throughout are coloured drawings, on vellum, some illuminated with gold, of achievements of arms, emblems, rural scenes, etc.
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Archival history
Belonged to John Ellitt Brogden, Addlethorpe House, Burgh le Marsh (signature, fol. i), who mentions his acquisition of the album in a letter to Lady Vincent, 25 Aug. 1862 (CEL/19).
Mostly Latin, German, French, with a little Hebrew.