This collection of verse and song compiled in the 1590s by John Lilliat is a good example of the private anthology or commonplace book which was at times more important for some levels of literary culture than printed books. This edition consists of a critical and historical introduction, a transcription of the complete manuscript, and extensive explanatory and textual notes.
Appendices: A. Public libraries which contain more than four thousand manuscripts.--B. List of printed catalogues of manuscripts in European languages in the British. museum. the Bodleian library at Oxford, the Cambridge university library, etc.--C. Some books useful for the study of manuscripts.