MISCELLANY - OWEN and THE FAIRFAX FAMILY

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Lot 252
MISCELLANY - OWEN and THE FAIRFAX FAMILY

Sold for £ 2,400 (US$ 2,946) inc. premium
MISCELLANY - OWEN and THE FAIRFAX FAMILY
"Transcripts of records out of the Imperfect Notes of the late famous Antiquary Sir Roger Owen Knight from the first section of this booke", with further related notes and transcripts, over 200 pages, minor dust-staining etc, eighteenth century wallet vellum, panelled in gilt, ownership inscription of a later Charles Fairfax, bookplate of Thomas Pulleyn of Burley, West Riding, 1752 (descendant of Charles Fairfax the antiquary), folio, seventeenth century

Footnotes

  • Sir Roger Owen (1572/3-1617) was a distinguished parliamentarian and associate of William Camden. A good deal of the later part appears to be in the hand of the antiquary Roger Dodsworth (1585-1654) and others by his friend the antiquary Charles Fairfax (1597-1673), uncle of the parliamentary general. On p.76 Charles has written in the margin: "Transcript per R.D. Libro R", with further notes to the same effect later on. Elsewhere Charles has noted "Justce Aske had the originals which I gave him/ 1650", "Nunc in Custodia Comitis North ex mio dono", "This paper I transcribed out of a paper lent me by the late famous Archbishop Tobie Mathews, 1625", and (written over another inscription) "My Lo: Archbishopp Toby Mathew let me make a coppy of his owne transcript".

    At the end of the volume, Charles has transcribed "Certaine Poems composed by my deare brother Captaine William Fairfax Serjeant Major of Frankendale in the Palatinate and there slayne 13 Oct 1621", comprising six pages of verse (amount to some 170 lines). The young Jacobean cavalier had an engaging wit and lyric gift, as the verses addressed to his mistress 'Florida' testify: "Once Florida I would have kiss'd/ but (laughinge) coyly shee deny'd me/ Shee after wept and her armes twist/ about me and satt downe beside me// Thus from her tears proceeds my Joy/ And from her laughter myne anoy".
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