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Transcript of the Textus Roffensis

Reference code
MSS/0177
Title
Transcript of the Textus Roffensis
Date
18th century
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
fols. 1-110 of a composite volume. Folio. Half leather, brown, with marbled boards. Bound and foliated with parts of MSS/0178, MSS/0188.
Scope and content
Transcript of the Textus Roffensis (Rochester Cathedral Library, MS A.35) made by Thomas Allen for John Thorpe, senior; after 1715. The transcript corresponds mainly to chapters 40-221 of the text edited by T.Hearne, Textus Roffensis (1720), but includes passages not published by Hearne (eg. Anglo-Saxon boundaries, etc., in chapters 75,77,78). See P.Sawyer, Textus Roffensis, Early English Manuscripts in Facsimile, VII, XI (Copenhagen, 1957-62); L.Webster, J.Backhouse, The Making of England (1991), no.25. Contents list (for the whole volume) by C.S.Perceval, fol. iii recto, verso.
Creator
Thorpe, John (1715-1792), antiquary
Thorpe, John (1682-1750), antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/177