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Translation of a considerable portion of the first volume of Dugdale's Monasticon , containing all the cathedrals and twenty-seven abbeys; by Daniel King, 17th century

MS. Rawl. B. 519
Held at the Weston Library

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King's engraved views of the cathedrals, etc. are interspersed, together with ground-plans. At fols. 99–104 are copies by Dugdale of inscriptions in Westminster abbey, and at fol. 371 a ground-plan by Rich. Newcourt of Salisbury cathedral.

Indices of persons and places are added at the end.


  • Creation: 17th century


369 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. B. 519

Custodial History

Olim (testante R. Rawlinson) peculium Ric. Newcourt, regist. London.; postea, inter codices Petri Le Neve, 986; denique, Thomæ Sclater Bacon, 1774, e cujus bibliotheca emptus fuit a Rawlinson pretio octo solidorum.


  • This appears to be the translation mentioned by Dugdale in his diary (in quarto. Lond. 1827, p. 103, sub anno 1658) as being proposed for publication by King without his consent, and as being "most erroneously Englished in a multitude of places."
  • It is called in Le Neve's sale catalogue, "the book of Syl. Morgan," apparently from a curious cypher on the binding of the volume composed of the letters which form the name of that heraldic writer.

Physical Facet

On paper, in folio


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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