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ESTHER INGLIS (1571-1624)

Cinquante octonaires sur la va [sic] vanite et inconstance du monde : dediez à Monsieur le Prince pour ses estrennes de l'an 1607 / escrit et illumine par moy Esther Inglis.


RCIN 1047001

Wayside flowers and native species, rather than exotic new plant imports, decorate the pages of this verse album compiled by the Scotswoman, Esther Inglis. Here, a watercolour of a buttercup embellishes an edifying verse by the French poet Antoine de la Roche Chandieu (1534 – 91). Inglis produced almost 60 presentation manuscripts in the course of her 40-year career as a scribe.

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