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'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

MS. Douce 354
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

A title written by Joseph Ritson: the translation begins: 'Sing, goddess, the destructive wrath of Achilles.'.


  • Creation: written in 1784 (?) by J. Baynes


14 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


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.

Custodial History

Douce bought the book at Ritson's sale.

Physical Facet

On paper


10 5/8 × 8 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom