Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889 (antiquarian and scholar)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Halliwell-Phillipps Collection includes 16th-century works by Italian, French and Spanish authors. Its strength lies in English books however, especially English drama of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Collection also includes more than 600 plays including works by Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, George Chapman, Thomas Middleton, John Webster, John Dryden, Philip Massinger, and William Wycherley. Several are playhouse copies with contemporary stage directions added in manuscript. There...
Identifier: MS 127
Contents This manuscript contains the text Tractatus Novus de Astronomia by Ramon Llull. Ramon Llull (c. 1232−1316) was an influential and prolific medieval writer, who was interested in many areas of knowledge and wisdom, including literature, philosophy, logic, astronomy, theology, and natural sciences. He wrote in Latin, Catalan, and Arabic, and is considered one of the first and most important writers in Catalan. He is honoured as a martyr by the Franciscan Order and...
Identifier: MS 13
Contents The manuscript contains the gospel of Saint John according to the Vulgate and a set of glosses [i.e. annotations and comments] to the whole text. The first chapters of the gospel are missing and the text begins at John 9: verse 30. The text contained in the glosses is that of the Glossa Ordinaria, an extensive commentary on the Scriptures which was extremely popular in the Middle Ages. It has generally attributed to Walafrid Strabo, abbot of Reichenau, although...
Two Autograph Letters Signed from James Halliwell to Sir William Tite, giving his professional advice on books relating to Shakespeare, 20 May 1865; 1 January 1866
Scope and Contents Two Autograph Letters Signed from James Halliwell (later Halliwell-Phillipps) to Sir William Tite (1798-1873, architect). Both sent from 6 St Mary's Place, West Brampton, London, 20th May 1865 and 1st January 1866.In the first letter dated 20 May 1865, Halliwell gives his professional advice on a copy of a book with an "interesting connexion to Shakespeare" that Tite is interested in for his collection. He also advises on how much the book would fetch at a sale, and how much to spend on...