Collection: BC MS Gen: General Manuscripts (Brotherton Collection)

Archive Item icon Archive Item: A misticall expotition of Docter Salonius borne at Vienna and Bishopp of Fraunce, uppon the Ecclesiastes of Salomon in manner of a dialogue, by William Pollard.

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Title: A misticall expotition of Docter Salonius borne at Vienna and Bishopp of Fraunce, uppon the Ecclesiastes of Salomon in manner of a dialogue, by William Pollard.

Level: Item 

Classmark: BC MS Gen 5

Creator(s): Pollard, William

Date: 1615

Main language: English

Size and medium: 1 vol. (91 ff.), manuscript.

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8002 

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Contains an English translation of Salonius, bishop of Geneva's Latin commentary on Ecclesiastes.

Written in a single neat early seventeenth-century English hand, using both italic and Secretary scripts, with each page ruled in red around the text, and with many flourishes in the italic hand. Bound in contemporary English sheepskin, somewhat worn, with the spine repaired and gilt-embossed with labels added later and reading (incorrectly) 'MYSTICAL EXPOSITION OF CANTICLES' and 'MS. 1615'. On f.91v there is an ownership inscription 'Step. Mitchell, 1687, and on the front inside cover the nineteenth-century armorial bookplate of Robert, Marquess of Crewe.

Administrative or biographical history

William Pollard (fl. 1615) was incarcerated in a London prison at the time that he wrote this work. He is otherwise unknown. The work is dedicated to Alexander Baker, 'principall Churgion to the Kinges moste excellent Maiestye', possibly in the hope that he would help to secure the author's release from prison.

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