1744, from Latinized form of surname of Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford (1661-1724) and his son Edward, in reference to the library of books and MSS they collected and sold in 1753 to the British Museum.
It will be found most readily in the second volume of the harleian collection of voyages.
These volumes, known as the “harleian Collection,” were published in 1745 and 1746.
An early notice of the ostrich feather as a royal badge occurs in a note in one of the harleian 74mss.
It was from the harleian Library, and was purchased from Osborne in 1746 for 15s.
The very rare first edition is reprinted in the “harleian Miscellany,” by Parke, vol.
The second appears in the figures of the harleian Roll, Y. 6, (woodcut 32).
Pub., with English translation, in the harleian Miscellany, vol.
This poem is preserved anonymously in harleian MS. 6917, foll.
From the broadside printed in The harleian Miscellany, x, 198.
It appeared originally, I think, in the harleian Miscellany.