BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
THE JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Letters to Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) from various places on
the continent. June 1573 - June 1576, and 10 October 1581. Paper; 113
ff. Various sizes, ranging from 145 x 207 mm to 210 x 318 mm.
Various sixteenth century continental cursive and italic scripts.
Bound for Phillipps in 1848 by Bretherton in morocco.
Sir Thomas Phillipps MS. 11762. Bought by Phillipps at the sale of
manuscripts of Benjamin Heywood Bright 18 June 1844, lot 243. Purchased
from Sotheby's 26 June 1967, Lot 741.
Comments: These letters were written during the last two of
Sidney's three years on the continent and the first after his return to
England, (June 1573 - June 1576), including one other dated 10 October
1581. The authors include Jean Lobbetius (19 letters), Wolfgang
Zindilini (12 letters), Andreas Paulus, Jean Vulcob, Matthew Wacker,
Francis Perrot, Theophile de Banos, Zacharius Ursinus, Otto Count
Solms, Fabian, Burgrave, Dr. Purkircher, Baron Slavata, and others, as
well as one letter from Pietro Bizari to Jean Vulcob sent to Sidney by
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