New in LUNA
The Folger Photograph and Digital Imaging Department regularly generates lists of collections and cover-to-cover items that have recently been digitized (thousands of individual images may also be found in LUNA). This page provides links to the images found in LUNA Insights and to their Hamnet records.
These updates will be recorded in reverse chronological order, with the most recent updates at the top. Updates are provided as they are made available.
December 16, 2014 Updates
- Buchanan, George, 1506-1582. De jure regni apud Scotos [manuscript]. ca. 1609. V.b.223, fol. 30-40, 14 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Cave, Brian, 16th/17th cent. Miscellany of Brian Cave [manuscript], ca. 1625. V.a.402, 153 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Collection of copies of state papers and letters [manuscript], 1579-1607. V.b.142, 95 images. (Hamnet, LUNA) Some of the items have Suffolk connections, such as privy council letters to Suffolk justices, and possibly the collection was made by a Suffolk gentlemen interested in political news from home and abroad. Several concern Mary, Queen of Scots, the Earl of Essex and Raleigh. In various hands; probably written in Suffolk.
- Dering, Edward, Sir, 1598-1644. Scenario of a play set in Thrace and Macedon [manuscript], ca. 1630. X.d.206, 13 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Greville, Fulke, Baron Brooke, 1554-1628. Mustapha [manuscript].ca. 1609. V.b.223, fol. 1-29, 31 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Higgins, John, fl. 1570-1602. Huloets dictionarie / newelye corrected, amended, set in order and enlarged...1572. STC 13941, 297 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Noot, Jan van der, approximately 1538-approximately 1596. Het theatre oft toon-neel : waer in ter eender de ongelucken ende elenden die den werelts gesinden ende boosen menschen toecomen : ende op dander syde tgheluck goet ende ruste die de gheloouighe ghenieten, vertoont worden : niet min proftelijck dan verheuchelyck voor alle lief hebbers des goddelycken woorts, der poëteryen ende schilderijen / deur H. Ian vander Noot.  STC 18601, 27 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Phillips, Dorothy, 17th cent. A sermon book [manuscript], 1616-1617. V.a.347, 406 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Randolph, Thomas, 1605-1635, attributed name. The fary knight, or, Oberon the second [manuscript].ca. 1623-1624, augmented ca. 1650. V.a.128, 51 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599. Amoretti and Epithalamion. Written not long since by Edmunde Spenser. 1595. STC 23076, 75 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599. Colin Clouts come home againe. By Ed. Spencer. 1595. STC 23077 copy 1, 51 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599. Fovvre hymnes, made by Edm. Spenser. 1596. STC 23086, 47 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599. The shepheards calender: conteyning twelue aeglogues, proportionable to the twelue moneths. Entituled, to the noble and vertuous gentleman, most worthy of all tytles, both of learning and chiualrie, Maister Philip Sidney. 1597. STC 23093 copy 2, 67 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Townsend family. Inventories of the Townshend family [manuscript], taken from 1608-1617. V.b.147, 51 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
In progress, running totals
- British Book Illustration Project 2013-2015: 9,222 images.
- Newdigate family collection of newsletters from the Secretary of State [manuscript], 1673/4-1715., L.c.1-L.c.1959: 9,476 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
August 21, 2014 Updates
- A synthesis of R. Davenport’s City night-cap and W. Lower’s Enchanted lovers [manuscript], ca. 1665. J.b.2, 50 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616. The beggar’s bush [manuscript]. ca. 1640. J.b.5, 60 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Berkeley, William, Sir, 1605-1677. The lost lady [manuscript].ca. 1637 J.b.4, 57 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Drexel, Jeremias, 1581-1638. De sonne-bloeme, ofte Over-een-kominghe van den menschelijcken wille met den Godtlijcken, 1700. BX2180.D7 H38 Cage, 41 images. (LUNA)
- Jode, Peiter de, 1606- ca. 1674. Theatrum Principvm… . N7575 .J7 Cage, 95images. (LUNA)
- Middleton, Thomas, d. 1627. [Mayor of Quinborough] Hengist King of Kent, or, The mayor of Queenborough, 16th or 17th century [manuscript]. ca. 1640. J.b.6, 61 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Rogers, Thomas, d. 1616. Copy of Thomas Roger’s refutation, April 29, 1598, of Nicholas Bownd’s Doctrine of the Sabbath, 1595 [manuscript], 1607? X.d.547, 11 images. (Hamnet, LUNA) Contains Roger’s unpublished epistolary essay refuting Bownd’s Doctrine of the Sabbath with detailed commentary keyed to book and page of Bownd’s work. The letter is followed by an anonymous postscript (in the same hand as the copy) claiming that when Bownd read this letter he was immediately moved to repent his opinions, a claim for which there is no evidence. The only published response to Bownd’s work by Rogers was Faith, doctrine and religion, 1607.
- Smith family. Poetical miscellany and commonplace the Smith family [manuscript], compiled ca. 1620-ca. 1665. V.a.103, 355 images. (Hamnet, LUNA) This volume belonged to the Smith (variously Smithe and Smyth) family of Long Aston, Somersetshire. One of the poems in Part I is "On Mr. John Nycholls Vicar of Longashtoun who died ... December 21, 1622" (leaf 10). The brothers John, Hugh and Charles wrote their names in the book between 1674 and 1690. The Thomas and John Smith who appear in Part II may have been cousins from the Smith family of Hough, Cheshire. Warwick Castle MS.
- The ceremonies for the healing of them that be diseased with the kings evil, used in the time of King Henry VII. Published by his Majesties command. 1686. 158- 632q, 15 images. (Hamnet, LUNA) Ceremony initiated by Henry VII; sometimes inserted in the prayer book, but never officially recognized by the Protestant Church.
- Wilson, Arthur, 1595-1652. The inconstant lady[manuscript], ca. 1630. J.b.1, 52 images. (Hamnet, LUNA) Critical edition of play prepared by L.V. Itzoe, 1980. Verse, including songs, listed in Folger index of first lines.
May 30, 2014 Updates
- A prophecie of the life, reigne, and death of VVilliam Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury: by an exposition on part of the 13. and 15. chapters of the Revelation of John. Wherein the summe of all his actions are foretold, his name nominated, his correspondency with the Pope, his cruelty to the Church, and the strange wonders declared, which in his time should be done by fire from heaven: and his courts, seals, marks, yea the very monopolies all clearly forshewed: also how by the supreme councell he shalbe put to death; after which they shall rejoyce, and obtaine a finall victory over the Papists in armes against them. Perused and allowed. 1644. 132- 379q, 5 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Rollos, Peter, fl. 1619-1639, printmaker. Philotheca Corneliana, siue, Emblematum nouorum hortus florentissimus : das ist Freudt vnd Lustgarten Cornely von allerhand kurtzweiligen Historien / deroselbigen liebhabern zu sonderm gefallen in diese Stammbuchs Form gebracht durch Peter Rollos Kupferstechern vnd beij Johann Carl Vnckel zu finden. . 262- 547q, 130 images. (Hamnet, LUNA) Includes engraved t.p. and 52 engravings of student and social life. Except for a few signed by Daniel Meisnerus, they are presumably by Rollos. Blank pages interleaved to perhaps facilitate use as an autograph album.
- State letters from 1533 to ca. 1630 [manuscript], copied ca. 1650. V.b.234, 541 images. (Hamnet, LUNA) Including much material about Ireland, Catholics in England, and foreign affairs. A few of the copies of letters include: Henry VIII’s letter to the clergy of York regarding title Supreme Head, 1533, p. 1; letters of John Lyly to the Queen, undated, p. 32; letters from the Earl of Essex, p. 73; letters and a poem of Sir Walter Raleigh, p. 649-; many letters of Sir Francis Bacon, passim; comment on Spenser’s Faerie Queene, p. 961, by Sir Kenelm Digby.
- State letters from 1533 to ca. 1630 [manuscript], copied ca. 1650. V.a.239, 1,024 images. (Hamnet, LUNA) Contains copies of 201 letters including much material about Ireland, Catholics in England, and foreign affairs. A few of the letters include: Henry VIII’s letter to the clergy of York regarding title Supreme Head, 1533, p. 1; letters of John Lyly to the Queen, undated, p. 42; letters from the Earl of Essex, p. 103; letters and a poem of Sir Walter Raleigh, p. 670; many letters of Sir Francis Bacon, passim; comment on Spenser’s Faerie Queene, p. 895, by Sir Kenelm Digby.
February 26, 2014 Updates
- Furness, Walter Rogers. Composite photography applied to the portraits of Shakespeare. 1885. PR2929 .F8, 44 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Harington, John, Sir, 1560-1612. A nevv discourse of a stale subiect, called the metamorphosis of Aiax. Written by Misacmos, to his friend and cosin Philostilpnos. 1596. STC 12781.2, 76 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Marcius-Simons, Pinckney, 1867-1909, artist. [Midsummer night’s dream. French] Le songe d’une nuit d’été / Paul Meurice ; féerie d’après W. Shakespeare. 1886. Art Vol. a71, 55 images. (Hamnet, LUNA) The subject matter of the paintings is abstractly illustrative, often featuring symbols in passages rather than actions. There are many portrayals of the moon juxtaposed with the sun. The quotation 'That he hath turned heaven into hell' is illustrated. Much of the work portrays elements of the natural and supernatural world.
- Miscellany on religion and state affairs, 1559-1601 [manuscript], compiled ca. 1601. V.b.214, 288 images. (Hamnet, LUNA) Contents include many reports and letters to and from the Earl of Essex, the Queen, the Privy Council and others relating to the 1596 Cadiz expedition, (including one from Sir Walter Raleigh), the 1597 voyage to the Azores, Ireland from 1599 to 1601, and the 1601 Essex rebellion; Essex’ Apology; the Statesman’s speech from Francis Bacon’s Device to entertain the Queen at Essex house ; [Edmund Spenser’s] View of the present state of Ireland, 1597; [A looking glass for her Majesty wherein to view Ireland, by Bernabe Rich, 1599]; proclamation of Don Juan del Aguila to the Catholics of Ireland, . Also includes various controversial writings and sermons arising from the Bishops’ Articles by Edward Dering, Robert Some, [John?] Hammond, John Rainolds; several sermons; speeches of the Queen to the ambassador to the King of Poland, 1597, and to the students at Oxford, ; Henry Savile’s oration to the Queen at Oxford, 159; a letter of the Queen to Lady Norris, 1597; the first part of Thomas Digges’ [Humble motives] and his notes on Holland and Zeeland; letters to the Queen from the Duke of Norfolk, 1571, Philip, Earl of Arundel,  and Sir Francis Walsingham, 1581; a letter from the Duke of Norfolk to his son, ; speeches of Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1559-1569; a general band for the preservation of James VI of Scotland and his right to the English throne, 1599; the instrument of association for the preservation of Elizabeth, 1584; a letter discussing the Duke of Mayenne’s answer ... [1593?]; and Bainbridge & Johnson of the oath.
- Newdigate family collection of newsletters from the Secretary of State [manuscript], 1673/4-1715., L.c.1-L.c.1050, 3,347 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
- Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. [Plays. 1623] Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies. 1623. STC 22273 Fo.1 no.09, 465 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)