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SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF LONDON
[Cædmon's metrical paraphrase of parts of the Holy Scriptures in Anglo-Saxon. Advertisement]
Society of Antiquaries. Cædmon's Anglo-Saxon paraphrase of parts of the Holy Scriptures, by Benjamin Thorpe, F.S.A., &c. By the resolution of March 17th 1831, each Fellow of the Society is entitled to a copy of the above work at half-price: also to a copy of Illustrations of Anglo-Saxon poetry, by John Josias Conybeare, M.A. ...
[London]: Richard Taylor, printer, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, [1833?].
[4] p. ; 24.0 cm. (8º)

Drop-head title. Text includes extract of a review in the Gentleman's Magazine for April 1833. Thorpe's edition of 'Cædmon's Paraphrase', the first in the Society's intended series of 'Anglo-Saxon and Early English Remains' (the 'Prospectus' of which, dating from 1831, is reprinted in the present circular), had been published at the Society's expense in 1832. The 'period of publication' of Layamon's translation of 'Wace's Chronicle of the Brut', the proposed second volume in the series, was to be 'announced hereafter'(p. [4]); it did not in fact appear until 1847. The only other volume in the series to be published - Thorpe's edition of the Codex Exoniensis - appeared in 1842. By 1844, when the series was suspended, publication costs stood at £1135 against sales of £712 (see Joan Evans, A history of the Society of Antiquaries (1956), pp. 236--7).

Binding Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 3328


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