St John's College W.3 (part) (James 530)

James Bland, Poems. English, 1787

James Bland, Fellow of St John’s College (1760/1-88): fifteen poems, written in 1787.

Manuscript extra information

200x165mm. 16 fos. The author’s name and College, and the year, on the title page. With letters from Arthur J. Wilson to A. C. Benson, Master of Magdalene College, and from Benson to J. R. Tanner, 16 June 1912, detailing the discovery and the presentation of the MS to St John’s. Wilson states in his letter that he found the MS ‘in a dust heap’.

Autograph, in a clean copy with pen flourishes. Paper covers with original stitching and bookmark.