Item 1.4 - English and Latin declamations at Trinity College, Cambridge

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English and Latin declamations at Trinity College, Cambridge


  • 1798-1805 (Creation)

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1 volume (30 x 23 cm), containing 56 booklets, with 6 flyleaves at the front and 2 at the back. 1 folded sheet containing an index is pasted to the front free endpaper, and 1 folded sheet containing a printed poem is pasted to the first flyleaf. Half bound in red leather and marbled paper.

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This volume forms a pair with R.1.5. The contents of these two volumes were originally collected by J. H. Renouard, senior dean of Trinity from 1799 to 1805. Inside the front cover is the armorial bookplate of the antiquary and astronomer John Lee (1783–1866), with the motto ‘Verum atque decens’. The donor is unknown.

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On the spine is stamped ‘DECLAMATIONES | — | TRIN. COLL. CANTAB. | TOM. | I. | 1799–1809’, and inside the front cover is written, ‘Declamationes in Coll. S.S. Trinitatis Cantabrigiae | habitae | Tomus. I. | 1799–1809’. The dates in these titles do not match those of the contents. The manuscripts in the volume appear to be autograph.

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  • English
  • Latin

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This description was created by A. C. Green in 2021.




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