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A transcript of the first three volumes and the first part of the fourth, of John Leland's Itinerary

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MS. Top. gen. c. 5

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A transcript of the first three volumes and the first part of the fourth, of John Leland's Itinerary, corresponding to vols. i-iii and vol. iv, pp. 1-40, 55 or 58 in Hearne's three editions.

This was the work of Browne Willis, to whom (as is clear from details on p. iii) was lent the original MS. out of the Bodleian for use in his chambers in Christ Church, when he was a gentleman commoner there in May, 1704: and was accomplished in nine consecutive days (except for one Sunday intervening).

An abstract of the contents is prefixed.

Dates

  • written in A.D. 1704 by B. Willis

Extent

534 pages

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. gen. c. 5, pp. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Top. gen. c. 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19016

Overview

A transcript of the first three volumes and the first part of the fourth, of John Leland's Itinerary, written in A.D. 1704 by B. Willis.

Biographical / Historical

Browne Willis (1682–1760) was an antiquary.

John Leland (c.1503–1552) was a poet and antiquary.

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. V, no. 29291.

Custodial History

A note by mr. H. Roundell, whose armorial bookplate is in the volume, states that Kerslake of Bristol bought the book at a sale of the library of mr. Fleming, a lineal descendant of Browne Willis, and sold it to him in 1856.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from U. Maggs, bookseller, on March 12, 1883, for £2 2s.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 1/8 × 8 5/8 in.
Title
A transcript of the first three volumes and the first part of the fourth, of John Leland's Itinerary
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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