Item 38 - Humorous newspaper cuttings, etc.

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Crewe MS/38


Humorous newspaper cuttings, etc.


  • 1801–c. 1821 (Creation)

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1 volume (33 x 21 cm), containing 140 leaves and 12 stubs. Half-bound.

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‘Begun 1801—John Arden’ is written at the head of f. 1r, and the word ‘Omniana’, perhaps a former title, is written inside the front cover. The armorial bookplate of Robert, Earl of Crewe, is pasted inside the back cover. The number ‘155’, perhaps part of a shelf-mark, is pasted to the spine.

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Newspaper cuttings, mock bills of exchange, etc., pasted to the leaves of the book. The newspapers from which the cuttings were taken include The Star, the Manchester Mercury, the York Courant, the Chester Courant, and the Manchester Express. The spine is split, and only fragments of the spine label remain.

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Foliated 1–140, with 12 unnumbered stubs.

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  • English

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