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Poetical compositions on various subjects [Vol. 2]: and translations from Latin authors; Poetical compositions on various subjects consisting chiefly of occasional pieces of humour; Private memoirs of the life of the Rev. John Sanderson, A.B. / written by himself and designed for domestic perusal.
Poetical compositions on various subjects consisting chiefly of occasional pieces of humour. Private memoirs of the life of the Rev. John Sanderson, A.B. Sanderson's poems. Sanderson's memoirs.
Sanderson, John, b. 1770.
Fairfax of Cameron, Albert Fairfax, Baron, 1870-1939, former owner.
Public Domain Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use.
Scope/Content: Manuscript. Spine of each volume numbered 1-3; spine of v. 4 marked "3." Place of composition on title pages of each volume: "Doncaster" (v. 1), "Houghton" (v.2), "Darfield" (v. 3), "Tyers-Hill" (v. 4). V. 1 illustrated with frontispiece showing the author's self portrait, and other illustrations throughout the text. Scope/Content: Four manuscript volumes of poetry and prose works by John Sanderson, a Yorkshire poet and minister who was an almost exact contemporary of Wordsworth's. Sanderson's poetry was apparently published in newspapers including The Yorkshire journal and the Sheffield register under the signatures "Doncaster" and "Clericus." His memoirs, still written when he was a young man, detail his schooldays, his clerkship, his studies at Oxford, walking tours taken with friends, his entrance into the church and his marriage. Poetry dates from between about 1787 and 1832. Condition: Bound in contemporary straight-grained red morocco with gilt edges and neo-classical ornaments on spines.
Memoirs Poems Bookplates (Provenance)
4 v. (187, ; 127, ; 120; 207,  p.), bound :ill. ;20 cm.
ark:/21198/n1102s MS.2000.005, vol. 2
English poetry--18th century.
Each volume with armorial bookplate "Ex Libris Fairfax of Cameron" on front paste-down endpapers; Lot 517 in the Fairfax Library and Archive sale, Sotheby's, December 1993.