Decorations - hand-drawn

Hand-drawn illustrations or devices such as birds, flowers, calligraphic lettering.

Manuscript Note
Beinecke Osborn c110

Small decorative drawings at end of each poem – e.g. feather, angel, trumpet.

Beinecke Osborn c116

Humorous diagram labeled "A Bill of Fare."

Beinecke Osborn c143

Drawing of a man on the back fly-leaf.

Beinecke Osborn c162

First and third items presented very ornately.

Beinecke Osborn c179

Detailed ink illustrations for final set of items (pp. 45–64).

Beinecke Osborn c186

Decorative presentation of many items, but not necessarily in a unified pattern.

Beinecke Osborn c189

"On a skeleton sitting on a pile of dead men's bones" is illustrated by a pen drawing.

Beinecke Osborn c241

Pen drawings (doodlings) on verso of page 129. 

Beinecke Osborn c391

Inside-front-cover beautiful coloured illustration of a house.

Beinecke Osborn c481

Pencil drawings: [first page] emblem with a ship; [opposite title page] cornucopia; [title page] lyre; [second title page] Strawberry Hill.

Beinecke Osborn c91

First page has what seems to be hand-drawn devices with mottos: "The Helicon Bag and A tout le monde."

Poems are copied with large, decorative lettering for titles up to second section.

Six numbered tables: the muses, explorers of New World, regions of Italy, seas of the world, etc.

Beinecke Osborn d258

Three pasted-in pen drawings: an outdoor scene (p. {23}) signed Mary Rogers, an illustration of a poem called “An old blind mans ditty - sung slow to a little instrument” (p. 39) (seemingly in a different style than the Rogers illustrations), and a cottage scene (p. 41) signed Mary Rogers.

Beinecke Osborn d447

Twenty-four watercolours and pen and ink sketches, mostly of ships under sail or approaching harbours. Subjects also include the Eddystone Lighthouse; a midshipman; a sailor with a wooden leg; Dandies; an English cottage; and an incomplete copy of Samuel Elmer's Snared Hare.

Beinecke Osborn d492

Calligraphic flourishes.

Decorative "Finis" at the end of each poem.

Beinecke Osborn fc124

Pasted on the first flyleaf: two watecolor drawings of birds, signed Q.H. Pasted inside back cover: two watercolor drawings of birds, drawn by "John Harris, aged 14, 1822."

The volume also contains many drawings, including a detailed pencil drawing of a peacock, chicken, and turkey; a pen sketch of Duns Scotus accompanied by a humorous poem; and a small series of colored sketches labeled "Drawn by Caroline when a little girl on hearing a conversation upon the powers of the absorbent vessels in the human frame."

Beinecke Osborn fc130

Occasional flourishes at the ends of items that finish the page.

Beinecke Osborn fc132

Occasional color illustrations and several illuminations: title page flowers; p. 14 Hercules; p. 25 rose; p. 28 flowers; p. 29 bird and sun; p. 33 urn; p. 105 urn; p. 163 rose.

Some decorative fonts; consistently careful printing and attention to aesthetic.

Beinecke Osborn fc183

Interesting bird devices to mark the ends of items on pp. 164 and 176.

Manicule at the end of p. 153 next to an annotation.

Bodleian MS Eng. poet. e. 40

Quite a few handdrawn illustrations (on verso side). 

Bodleian MS Mont. e. 14

First page is a frontispiece with a finely drawn device with name.

British Library Add. MS 70494

Calligraphic titles and words.

Chawton House 2622, MAN LOF

One coloured flower drawing pasted in.

Clark MS 1956.002

Illustrations in pencil and in ink on several pages throughout volume, especially following longer poems.

Calligraphic embellishments of titles and capitals.

Clark MS 1982.002

Many decorative headers above titles; decorations at the ends of poems – all hand-drawn. Often verging on drawings, but they don't seem to illustrate the poem. 

Clark MS 1987.001

Decorative borders around many pages (depending on line lengths).

Clark MS 2000.005

Volume 1 illustrated with frontispiece showing the author's self portrait; other illustrations throughout the text.

Folger MS M.a.116

Significant decorative features.

Elaborate signatures to every item in the first part of the book, but variation in formats.

Folger MS M.a.170

Includes many watercolours, mostly floral vignettes, but also including depictions of the mouth of the Frith of Forth, a dandy, and two demons (Mr. Ringtail and Mr. Noseworthy) playing billiards.

Folger MS M.a.179

Decorative device between most entries.

Folger MS M.a.181

Decorative border around dedicatory poem.

Many calligraphic titles.

Folger MS M.a.186

Rather ornate capital letters.

Titles tend to be printed somewhat decoratively.

Folger MS M.a.53–58

In vol. 1 (M.a.53) there is a silhouette of Dixon by his granddaughter, Laura Beercroft. 

Folger MS W.a.86

Fairly frequent decorative touches with pen, including some bird drawings.

Houghton MS Eng 569.63

[After the poetry section] p. 89 there's a detailed fifteen figure drawing of a scientific experiment, described in prose on pp. 111–115.

[Again, after the poetry section] p. 85 decorative swirl on otherwise blank page.

Houghton MS Eng 584

Ink and wash landscape drawing on the main title page. 

Title pages on pp. 1, 24 and 183 all include coloured ink (red and yellow). 

Houghton MS Eng 611

Vol. 1: p. 63 pencil drawing of a flower and a man's face.

Vol. 2: Drawing of a caterpillar on p. 84, annotated: “This Catterpillar I saw in my father’s Garden 1736 at Margarets, Rochester. T.A.”

Houghton MS Eng 692

Sketches throughout. 

Houghton MS Eng 768
Pen and ink drawings throughout; chiefly pattern designs in volume 1; designs, landscapes, still-lifes and birds in volume 2, some embellished with wash.
Huntington MS 106

Sometimes whimsical artistic elements, see p. 9. 

UChicago Library Codex Ms. 757

Ink illustration of vines/leaves dated Nov: 10. 1775 on inside-front cover.