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Fowler, William. The Taranula of love., Late 16th century

 Bound volume
Identifier: De.3.68

Scope and Contents

This volume is a sonet sequence comprising of seventy-two sonnets in a loose narrative by the makar (royal bard), writer, courtier, and translator William Fowler. Although the sonnets are written in his hand, the title and his name were written in William Drummond of Hawthornden's hand. Fowler was Drummond's uncle.


  • Late 16th century


Physical Description

36 leaves


1 volume (Binding: Green morocco over boards with gilt tooled decorative border and frames. Gilt stamped shield with Academ Edinburg Guil Drummond Ab Hawthornden D.D.Q in centre of front cover and gilt stamped winged horse over laurel wreath with Hos Gloria Reddit Honores in centre of back cover. Compartmented spine with four double bands and gilt stamped decorations. Brown morocco title label.)

The Library of Drummond of Hawthornden, Macdonald, 1971

Materials Specific Details

The author's signature is on the verso of the final two leaves.

Physical Description

36 leaves



Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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