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Tracings and drawings from Bodl. Lib. MS Junius xi

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Tracings and drawings from Bodl. Lib. MS Junius xi
before 1822
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Folio volume containing mounted tracings.
Half leather binding, brown, with marbled boards.
Scope and content
Tracings and a few drawings, some part coloured, by James Basire, junior (d. 1822), of the coloured outline drawings in Bodl. Lib., MS Junius xi (second quarter of 11th century; see F. Wormald, English Drawings of the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries (1952), no. 50, p. 76). The tracings were published in Archaeologia, 24 (1832), 329-40, plates lii-civ, with an introduction by Sir Henry Ellis and descriptive catalogue of the plates by Benjamin Thorpe. See also the foreword to the translation of Caedmon's text by Thorpe published by SA, 1832. The Junius MS was published in facsimile by Sir Israel Gollancz, The Caedmon MS (The British Academy, 1927).
Basire, James (1769-1822), engraver
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