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Miracles of St Edmund. Tracings by James Basire, jun.

Reference code
MSS/0822
Title
Miracles of St Edmund. Tracings by James Basire, jun.
Date
1807
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
32 mounted tracings, titlepage, and estimate. Folio. Half leather, brown, with marbled boards.
Scope and content
Outline tracings by James Basire, junior, of the illuminations in the 12th-century manuscript containing the Life and Miracles of St Edmund, then in the possession of Thomas Lister Parker, FSA (d. 1858), now New York, Pierpont Morgan MS 736; Consists of 32 tracings in Indian ink on oiled paper, laid down. Preceded by an estimate, bound in, by James Basire 'for making Engravings from the Paintings of King Edmund' for SA, amounting to four and a half guineas each page, exclusive of copper and writing. According to a note by Nicholas Carlisle, Sec. SA, the estimate was shown to Council, Thursday 25 June 1807, but postponed owing to expensive works in hand.
Creator
Basire, James (1769-1822), engraver
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/822
Archival history
Made for SA. Council Minutes, 5 May 1807.