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GRUNDTVIG, Nicolai Frederick Severin (1783--1872)
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Bibliotheca Anglo-Saxonica. Prospectus, and proposals of a subscription, for the publication of the most valuable Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, illustrative of the early poetry and literature of our language. Most of which have never yet been printed. Edited by the Reverend N.F.S. Grundtvig, D.D. of Copenhagen.
London:, Black, Young, and Young, foreign booksellers to the King,, 1831.
13, [3] p. ; 21.8 cm. (8º)

With a list of subscribers (37 names headed by the King). Proposed as a series of ten volumes, the first volume (of Beowulf) to be 'put to Press as soon as Eighty Subscribers' Names are received'.

Copy Notes Previously folded and with the remnants of a wax seal on the final verso which is inscribed in ink John Soane Esqre RA. FRS. FSA. / 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields. A letter in the Soane archive dated 18 June 1830 concerns the request of An American Lady / and Danish Gen-/ tleman ... Mr. Grandvig, the latter esteemed a first / rate Anglo Saxon // scholar, to view the Belzoni Sarcophagus at 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, identified by visiting cards as 'Mrs. Stokes' and 'N.F.S. Grundtvig'. (Priv. Corr. XVI.H.39).

Binding Stitched.

Reference Number 2394

Additional Names Bibliotheca Anglo-Saxonica

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