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MS. 36 Diversions in Sicily

(old shelfmark **A.36)

Author:Henry Festing Jones (1851 – 1928)
Origin:England, London
Date:20th c., ca. 1904 – 1909
Material:Paper (factory made)
Physical Description:i paper flyleaf + 278 folios (foliated i – v, 1 – 267 (in pencil, with unfoliated insertion between fols. 1 – 2), vi – x) + i paper flyleaf, 252 x 202 mm
Contents:Fols. 1 – 3, Preface (dedicated to Enrico Pampalone); fol. 4, Notes on chapters 8 – 9; fols. 5 – 6, Contents list; fols. 7 – 266, Diversions in Sicily (typescript with longhand notes)
Script:Documentary cursive and typescript (see notes)
Provenance:Used by Jones in preparation for publication; Henry Festing Jones bookplate inside upper cover; Jones’s address (120 Maida Vale, London) written on draft title page and fol. 267 verso; A. T. Bartholomew, literary executor of H. F. Jones; his gift to Trinity Hall, Nov 6, 1929 (note, fol. i recto)
Binding:20th c, (Riviere & Sons) half brown leather and marbled paper over paste boards, green, cream and brown endbands, top edge gilt
Notes:MS comprised of typescript (recto only) with interleaved and pasted-in manuscript notes, with numerous annotations. Volume based on Jones’s experiences in Sicily in 1903; mention made in notes (fol. 4) of a pamphlet published in 1904. Each typescript chapter foliated from 1; full foliation, including interleaved notes, added in pencil. Draft title page (original title ‘Diversions among Sicilian Marionettes’) bound between fols. 1 -2. Proof copy of book, with numerous annotations by the author, in St John’s College, Cambridge (Samuel Butler Collection BIV J2). Book first published in 1909. Jones a student at Trinity Hall 1870 – 1874.

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