Of dominion, or property (1) / Francis Dickens

(old shelfmark **A.46.1) 

Author: Francis Dickens (d. 1755)
Language: English, with Latin
Origin: England, Cambridge
Date: 18th c., ca. 1705 -1755
Material: Paper. Watermark: Britannia, with wheat sheaf, within palisade, motto PRO P[ATRIA] [. . . .] to right (ca. 90 x 95 mm; this watermark occurs in other Trinity Hall MSS and in Cambridge, Trinity College, MS B.16.45)
Physical Description: i original flyleaf + 376 pages, 200 x 160 (unruled; ca. 180 – 190 x 130 – 140) mm, ca. 26  long lines
Rubric: Of Dominion, or Property; and the ways of acquiring the same
Incipit: There is a long title on this head Instit. Lib. 2 Tr, which is for the most part taken from another long title in the Dig. Lib. 41 T1, de acquirendo renem’ dominio
2o folio: distinct property ariseth
Explicit: I can better gratify & assist a friend a guest or a companion
Contents: pp. 1 – 375, Tracts ‘Of Dominion, or Property, vol. 1’
Script: Cursive mixed hand
Scribe: Francis Dickens
Decoration: None
Provenance: Francis Dickens, (Fellow 1705 – d. 1755); his gift (‘I do desire yt ye few manuscript books I shall leave behind me on dominion or property, marriage & guardianship may find a place in some remote corner of the College Library never to be taken out thence on any account whatever. F. D.’, inscription, fol. i recto)
Binding: 18th c., parchment over pasteboards, edges speckled red
Notes: Almost all text on rectos only.
Bibliography: C. Crawley, Trinity Hall : the history of a Cambridge college, 1350-1992. 2nd ed., expanded by G. Storey. (Cambridge, 1992), 124

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