Lowesby Hall [and] The Vision of St. Stephens. by BROMLEY-DAVENPORT,…

Lowesby Hall [and] The Vision of St. Stephens. by BROMLEY-DAVENPORT, William.
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~ Lowesby Hall [and] The Vision of St. Stephens. [1904].

Manuscript on paper, small 4to (202 × 163 mm), pp. [7], [5, blank], [2], [2, blank], ff. [6], plus a couple of blanks at the end; neat manuscript ink on paper, the front free endpaper signed ‘Jermyn Moorsom, Feb. 1904’; contemporary vellum, rather finger-soiled, front cover lettered ms. gilt, some offsetting to the endpapers.

An attractive manuscript, apparently executed by Jermyn Moorsom (d.1951), brother of Raisley Stuart Moorsom (1892–1981, a member of the Bloomsbury set), and comprising two foxhunting poems by the Victorian MP William Bromley-Davenport.

‘Lowesby Hall’—after Tennyson’s Locksley Hall—is, according to the sporting novelist George Whyte-Melville, ‘the best parody in the English language’.

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