'The First Book of Homer's Iliad, translated ... into English Prose by John Baynes M.A. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. 1784', written in 1784 (?) by J. Baynes
A title written by Joseph Ritson: the translation begins: 'Sing, goddess, the destructive wrath of Achilles.'.
- Creation: written in 1784 (?) by J. Baynes
Language of Materials
MS. Douce 354
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. IV, no 21929
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
Douce bought the book at Ritson's sale.
10 5/8 × 8 1/8 in.