Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (1867-1962)

Acquisition note

Christopher de Hamel, 'Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts from the Library of Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962), British Library Journal, 13 (1987), pp. 186-210.

Cockerell usally signed and dated his purchases in the upper right corner of the first flyleaf:

Other inscriptions

He also usually made notes--often lengthy--in ink in his imediately recognisable handwriting, especially concerning provenenance, on the upper pastedown or a flyleaf:

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He had many of his mansucripts rebound by Katharine Adams, who signed her work in the gutter corner of the turn-in of the back cover (to which Cockerell usually added a note including the date):

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