MS. Junius 11
Summary Catalogue no.: 5123
The Junius or Caedmon manuscript
Ed. G. P. Krapp, The Junius Manuscript, Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records 1, New York: Columbia University Press, 1931.
Large parts of Genesis in Old English verse translation
Exodus (cc. 13, 14) in Old English verse translation
Daniel (cc. 1–5) in Old English verse translation
Important miniatures (one painted in part, p.11, the rest drawings). By two hands, pp. 1–68, and pp. 73–88, the second using coloured inks. Decorative designs, pp. 225, 230. Fine initials. Unfinished drawings, pp. 31, 96, added 12th century, second half. Drawings in hard point of uncertain date, pp. 12 and 70. Illumination not completed. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 34, pl. IV)
Provenance and Acquisition
Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine cathedral priory of Holy Trinity or Christ Church (?) : (MLGB3: inferred evidence).
James Ussher (1581--1656), archbishop of Armagh. (MLGB3)
Cf. James, ALCD, pp. xxv, 509. The mark noted by James is not a pressmark. E. W. B. Nicholson withdrew his opinion that the MS. was from Winchester (see Bodleian copy of ALCD). (MLGB3)
Received by the Bodleian by 1677
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2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.