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DOMESDAY BOOK
[Domesday Book. 1783]
Domesday-Book, seu liber censualis Willelmi primi regis Angliæ, inter archivos regni in domo capitulari Westmonasterii asseruatus: jubente rege augustissimo Georgio tertio prælo mandatus typis. ...
[London]: [1783].
2 vols : 46.5 cm. (1º)
I: 382 leaves
II: 450 p.

Published in 1783 without title-pages; the title as given above is taken from the title-page issued in 1816 by the Record Commission (ESTC). The Soane copy as described is without the 1816 title-page. The editorship is attributed to Abraham Farley by the Goldsmiths' Library Catalogue. The first printed edition of the Domesday Book using a specially designed record type (P.R.O. E31). The printing of Domesday, in 'record type', was begun by government in 1773, and the book was published in two volumes in 1783; in 1811 a volume of indexes was added, and in 1816 a supplementary volume, separately indexed, containing (1) the 'Exon Domesday' (for the south-western counties), (2) the 'Inquisitio Eliensis', (3) the 'Liber Winton' (surveys of Winchester early in the 12th century), and (4) the 'Boldon Book' survey of the bishopric of Durham a century later than Domesday. Also in Soane's Library is a copy of Owen Manning's The history and antiquities of the county of Surrey, London, 1804--14 (q.v.), which includes one of the facsimile texts prepared in 1773: 'Sudrie Comitatus Descripto; E Libro Censuali Gulielini Conquestoris, Vulgo Vocato Domesday Book, Apographice Desumpta. ... MDCCLXXIII'. Photographic facsimiles of Domesday Book, for each county separately, were published in 1861--63. ESTC t97297.

Copy Notes The Library has a copy of Manning's The history and antiquities of the county of Surrey, London, 1804--14 (q.v.), which includes one of the facsimile texts prepared in 1773: 'Sudrie Comitatus Descripto; E Libro Censuali Gulielini Conquestoris, Vulgo Vocato Domesday Book, Apographice Desumpta. ... MDCCLXXIII'.

Binding C18th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt roll-tooled spine, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 639


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