Textus Roffensis, a transcript of so much of the original, Written in 1632 by E. Dering
Textus Roffensis, a transcript of so much of the original (12th century) volume at Rochester as is printed in Hearne's edition (1720). The volume consists of:
- Anglo-Saxon laws and constitutions, in Latin and Old English
- A cartulary of the church of Rochester
This transcript was made in 1632 by the first sir Edward Dering, when the original was in the hands of one Leonard a doctor, and is the book from which Hearne's edition was printed. The omissions are of documents already (in 1632) printed or about to be printed.
- Creation: Written in 1632 by E. Dering
Language of Materials
- English, Old (ca.450-1100)
MS. Gough Kent 1
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 17947
In the Philip Stanhope sale, 7th day (9 Apr. 1770) this MS. was Gough Kent 24 and sold for 5s.: owned in 1777 by 'G. S[cott].'.
11 5/8 × 7 7/8 in.