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Juan Antonio Mayans: Bibliographical notes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7817

Scope and Contents

Bibliographical and biographical notes on Valencian and other Spanish writers, 136 pages. The writing appears to be in the hand of Juan Antonio Mayans, with additional short notes in another hand, possibly that of his elder brother, Gregorio. The manuscript was written for D. Francisco Cerda y Rico after he met the Mayans brothers in Valencia. It contains notes on many writers, notably Ausias March and Mossen Jaime Febrer, and includes descriptions of the rare books and manuscripts in the Mayans' own collection.


  • Creation: 1779-1780


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The book was part of the Mayans and Heber collections before becoming Phillipps MS 8185 in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps. Purchased by the Library at Sotheby's, 16 June 1970.

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