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Guide to the Elizabeth Winspear Metamorphosis Book, 1799

Summary

Collection comprises a full-color, four-page manuscript metamorphosis book, with verses and pen-and-watercolor illustrations by Elizabeth Winspear, who was possibly a resident of New England. Each page features two flaps that fold out in stages to reveal new illustrations. Characters include Adam and Eve, along with a lion, griffin, and eagle, and themes include the attainment of wealth, and impact of sickness and death. Includes a clamshell box.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11191
Title
Elizabeth Winspear metamorphosis book
Date
1799
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a full-color, four-page manuscript metamorphosis book, with verses and pen-and-watercolor illustrations by Elizabeth Winspear, who was possibly a resident of New England. Each page features two flaps that fold out in stages to reveal new illustrations. Characters include Adam and Eve, along with a lion, griffin, and eagle, and themes include the attainment of wealth, and impact of sickness and death. Includes a clamshell box.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Elizabeth Winspear metamorphosis book, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Metamorphosis book
Box 1
 


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Provenance

The Elizabeth Winspear metamorphosis book was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, April, 2016