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The first of two volumes of Gibson's collections for his edition of William Camden's Britannia (London, 1695), 1695

MS. Eng. b. 2042
Held at the Weston Library

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Covers Bedfordshire-Kent, consisting of notes by Gibson and correspondence and notes, addressed mainly to Gibson or to the printers Awnsham Churchill and Abel Swall, from many other contributors (a list of whom is to be found in Gibson's preface to the printed edition) interleaved with the relevant portions of Philemon Holland's 1637 edition of Camden.

Includes (fols. 106 and 108a) the earliest known English brass rubbing, taken from Macclesfield parish church, of Roger Legh and his wife (Mill Stephenson, A List of Monumental Brasses in the British Isles (London, 1926), Cheshire, Macclesfield I, p. 69).


  • Creation: 1695


490 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. b. 2042


Unlike the printed volume the counties are arranged alphabetically and include only English counties (and Monmouthshire). There is no material for Worcestershire and Yorkshire.

Custodial History

Bookplate of St. Paul's Cathedral Library and James Cecil Dalton.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom