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ROXBURGHE CLUB. WARNER (George Frederic Warner) & WILSON (Henry Austin) Editors.. The Benedictional of Saint Æthelwold, Bishop of Winchester 963-984. Reproduced in Facsimile from the Manuscript in the Library of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth. Edited with text and introduction by George Fredric Warner and Henry Austin Wilson.1910

Oxford: Privately Printed for Presentation to the Members of the Roxburghe Club, Folio (374 x 275 mm), lx,[2], 56, [2], iv, [2]pp., with coloured frontispiece and 238 pages of collotype facsimile, half red morocco by Bayntun of Bath, spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt, second compartment lettered in gilt direct, t.e.g. uncut, a very nice copy. "The Benedictional is one of the most magnificent of the tenth-century English manuscripts; it had been one of the most important and most discussed exhibits at the Society of Antiquaries [Exhibition] in 1896, and its reproduction, and the introductions by Warner and Henry Wilson were a mojor event in the study of palaeography and liturgiology."—Barker. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Phythian-Adams. Barker, 157.

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