A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

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.

Genesis (Genesis A, Genesis B)

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

Christ and Satan (Old English verse)
Language(s): Old English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


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. (P&A iii. 34, pl. IV)


Origin: 10th century, late - 11th century, early; added decoration, 12th century, second half ; English, Canterbury, Christ Church (?)

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

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