The History Of King Edmund The Martyr And Of The Early Years Of His Abbey. Corpus Christi College, Oxford Ms. 197.
Oxford University Press.
Edited by lord francis hervey.
8vo, in fours. 7 x 8.75 inches. vii + [i] + 61 +  pp. Includes Anglo-Saxon text. Bound in quarter vellum, gilt, decorated with green fleur-de-lis, over maroon boards. Deckled edges. Some scattered foxing on edges and margins but otherwise a very good copy. Signature on first free endpaper. Illustrated by frontispiece. Copy and translation of the Anglo-Saxon text describing the holdings of Bury St Edmunds Abbey, which may date from the founding of the abbey during the reign of King Cnut in 1020. It was established in honour of Eadmund, King of East Anglia (841-870), Saint and Martyr. The original manuscript is held by Corpus Christi College, Oxford and is placed in its historical context by Lord Francis Hervey (1846-1931), barrister and Conservative politician, who served as MP for Bury St Edmunds. An attractive publication.
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