Friday, June 1, 2012

Jane Hulsey Her Book 1685

From the Goodwood Library:

This is a 1672 edition of Works of Abraham Cowley with the inscription, "Jane Hulsey her book 1685,"  and, rather charmingly, "now Henri Scholes" written underneath.  Senator Hodges was very proud to have this volume in his collection and spoke of it often.  His library of over 5,000 volumes was once thought of as the finest private library in the South.  A slighly later edition may be viewed online.  The volume online was also signed by a woman, Mary Woodemane, 1681.

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