[The Copie of a leter, wryten by a Master of Arte of Cambridge concerning the Erle of Leycester] : contemporary manuscript, [ca. 1579].

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MA 662
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910.
1 item (26 p.), bound ; 31.8 cm

Pages are ruled in brown ink; catchwords throughout; with speech prefixes in italic hand in left margin.
Authorship was formerly attributed to Robert Parsons.
Dating from dealer description.
Leicester's Commonwealth is STC 19399.


Libel on Lord Leicester, in the form of a dialogue between a gentleman, a lawyer, and a scholar. Contains "Epistle Dedycatory to Mr G M in Gratious Streete in London". Also contains "Certaine notes taken out of some other authour concerninge my Lor[d] of Leicestors Com[m]on wealth."

Green leather gilt, lettered "My Lord of Leicester's Commonwealth / The original manuscript (1579)," by Riviere.
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan from the London dealer J. Pearson & Co. in 1910.