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MS. 37 Castellinaria and other Sicillian adventures

(old shelfmark **A.37) 

Author:Henry Festing Jones (1851 – 1928)
Language:English
Origin:England, London
Date:20th c., ca. 1910-11
Material:Paper (factory made)
Physical Description:i paper flyleaf + 432 folios (foliated i – xii, a – d, f, xiii – xv, 1 – 408, xvi - xix) + I paper flyleaf, 253 x 203 mm
Contents:Fol. v, Title page (Castellinaria. The type-written MS from which the book was printed’); fols. vi – viii, Handwritten reviews of Jones’s memoir of Samuel Butler; ix, Handwritten advertisement for Jones’s book on Charles Darwin and Samuel Butler; fols. x – xi, Handwritten mock-ups of title pages; fol. xii, Annotated typescript dedication; fols. a – d, f, Annotated typescript contents; fol. xiii, Annotated typescript title page; fols. 1 – 3, Handwritten start of chapter 1, with typescript sections pasted in; fols. 4 – 408, Annotated typescript of book.
Script:Documentary cursive and typescript (see notes)
Decoration:None
Provenance:Used by Jones in preparation for publication (fol. v, bookplate inside upper cover);  A. T. Bartholomew, literary executor of H. F. Jones; his gift to Trinity Hall, Nov 6, 1929 (note, fol. i recto)
Binding:20th c, (Sizer) half brown leather and marbled paper over paste boards, red and yellow endbands
Notes:MS comprised of handwritten and typescript leaves (recto only) with pasted-in manuscript notes and numerous annotations (pencil annotations made after those in ink). Original pen drawing by Joseph Benwell Clark (1857 -1938) for the cover of the published work pasted in to fol. v; original ticket from the Marionette Theatre, Piazza Nuova, Pelermo, Sicily, (upon which the drawing is based) pasted in fol. xi, with notes. Copy of published book with annotations by the author, in St John’s College, Cambridge (Samuel Butler Collection BIV J1). Book first published in 1911. Jones a student at Trinity Hall 1870 – 1874. Foliation of fols. i – xv done by present cataloguer.
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