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Edited by Sir Francis Palqrave. 1 Vol. royal 8vo. (1837). 18s. Rotuli Chartarum In Turri Londinensi Asservati. 1199—1216. Edited by
Thomas Duppus Hardy, Esq. 1 'Vol. folio (1837). 30s. Report Op The Proceedings Op The Record Commissioners, 1831—1837. 1 Vol.
fol. (1837). 8s.
Reoistrum vulgariter nuncupatum "The Record of Caernarvon," e codicc MS. Harleiano, 696, dcseriptum. Edited by Sir Henry Ellis. 1 Vol. folio (I838)o 31s. 6d.
Ancient Laws And Institutes Op England; comprising Laws enacted under the Anglo-Saxon Kings, with Translation of the Saxon; the Laws called Edward the Confessor's; the Laws of William the Conqueror, and those aseribed to Henry I.; Monumenta Ecclesiastica Anglicana, from 7th to 10th century; and Ancient Latin Version of the Anglo-Saxon Laws. Edited by Benjamin Thorpe, Esq. 1 Vol. folio (1840), 40s. 2 Vols, royal 8vo., 30s.
Ancient Laws And Institutes Op Wales; comprising Laws supposed to be enacted by Howel the Good, modified by Regulations prior to the Conquest by Edward I.; and anomalous Laws, principally of Institutions which continued in force. With translation. Also, Latin Transeripts, containing Digests of Laws, principally of the Dimetian Code. Edited by Aneurin Owen, Esq. 1 Vol. folio (1841), 44s. 2 vols, royal 8vo., 36s.
Rotuli De Liberate Ac De Misis Et Panotitis, Regnante Johanne. Edited by Thomas
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Reoistrum Magni Sigilli Reg. Scot, in Archivis Publicis asservatum. 1306—1424.
Edited by Thomas Thomson, Esq. Folio (1814). 10s. 6rf. Acts Op The Parliaments Op Scotland. Folio (1814—1875). Edited by Thomas
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Domesday Book, or the Great Survey Op England Op William The Conqueror, 1086; fac-simile of the Part relating to each county, separately (with a few exceptions of double counties). Photozincographed, by Her Majesty's Command, at the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, Colonel Sir Henry James, R.E., F.R.S., &c., Director-general of the Ordnance Survey, under the Superintendence of W. Basevi Sanders, Esq., Assistant Keeper of Her Majesty's Records. 35 Parts, imperial quarto and demy quarto (1861-1863), boards. Price 8s. to 11. 3s. each Part, according to size; or, bound in 2 Vols., 201. (The edition in two volumes is out of print.)
This important and unique survey of the greater portion of England* is the oldest and most valuable record in the national archives. It was commenced about the year 1084 and finished in 10S6. Its compilation was determined upon at Gloucester by William the Conqueror, in council, in order that he might know what was due to him, in the way of tax, from his subjects, and that each at the same time might know what he had to pay. It was compiled as much for their protection as for the benefit of the sovereign. The nobility and people had been grievously distressed at the time by the king bringing over large numbers of French and Bretons, and quartering them on his subjects, "each '* according to the measure of his land," for the purpose of resisting the invasion of Cnut, King of Denmark, which was apprehended. The Commissioners appointed to make the survey were to inquire the name of each place ; who held it in the time of King Edward the Confessor; the present possessor; how many hides were in the manor; how many ploughs were in the demesne; how many homagers; how many villeins ; how many cottars; how many serving men; how many free tenants; how many tenants in soccage; how much wood, meadow, and pasture; the number of mills and fish ponds ; what had been added or taken away from the place ; what was the gross value in the time of Edward the Confessor; the present value ; and how much each free man or soc-man had, and whether any advance could be made in the value. Thus could be ascertained who held the estate in the time of King Edward; who then held it; its value in the time of the late King; and its value as it stood at the formation of the survey. So minute was the survey, that the writer of the contemporary portion of the Saxon Chronicle records, with some asperity—" So very narrowly he caused it to be "traced out, that there was not a single hide, nor one virgate of land, nor even, "it is shame to tell, though it seemed to him no shame to do, an ox, nor a cow, "nor a swine was left, that was not set down."
Domesday Survey is in two parts or volumes. The first, in folio, contains the counties of Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Cambridge, Chester, and Lancaster, Cornwall, Derby, Devon, Dorset, Gloucester, Hants, Hereford, Herts, Huntingdon, Kent, Leicester and Rutland, Lincoln, Middlesex, Northampton, Nottingham, Oxford, Salop, Somerset, Stafford, Surrey, Sussex, Warwick, Wilts, Worcester, and York. The second volume, in quarto, contains the counties of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Domesday Book was printed verbatim et literatim during the last century, in consequence of an address of the House of Lords to King George III. in 1767. It was not, however, commenced until 1773, and was completed early in 1788. In 1860, Her Majesty's Government, with the concurrence of the Master of the Kolls, determined to apply the art of photozincography to the production of a fac-simile of Domesday Book, under the superintendence of Colonel Sir Henry James, R.E., Director-General of the Ordnance Survey, Southampton. The fac-simile was completed in 1863.
• For some reason left unexplained, many parts were left unsurveyed; Northumberland, Cumber• land, Westmoreland, and Durham, are not described in the survey; nor does Lancashire appear under its proper name; but Furness, and the northern part of Lancashire, as well as the south of Westmoreland, with apart of Cumberland, arc included within the West Riding of Yorkshire. That part of Lancashire which lies between the Ribble and Mersey, and which at the time of the survey comprehended 688 manors, is joined to Cheshire. Part of Rutland is described in the counties of Northampton and Lincoln.
Fac-similes Op National Manuscripts, from William Thb Conqueror to Queen Anne, selected under the direction of tho Master of the Rolls, and Photozincographcd, by Command of Her Majesty, by Colonel Sir Henry Jakes, R.E., F.R.S., Director-general of the Ordnance Survey, and edited by . W. Basevi Sanders, Assistant Keeper of Her Majesty's Records. Price, each Part, with translations and notes, double foolscap folio, 16s.
Parti. (William the Conqueror to Henry VII.). 1865. (Out of print.)
The first Part extends from William the Conqueror to Henry VII., and contain* autographs of the kings of England, as well as of many other illustrious personages famous in history, and some interesting charters, letters patent, and state papers. The second Part, for the reigns of Henry VIII. and Edward VI., consists principally of holograph letters, and aatographs of kings, princes, statesmen, and other persons of great historical interest, who lived during those reigns. The- third Part contains similar documents for the reigns of Mary and Elizabeth, including a signed bill of Lady Jane Grey. The fourth Part concludes the series, and comprises a number of documents taken from the originals belonging to the Constable of the Tower of London; also several records illustrative of tbe Gunpowder Plot, and a woodcut containing portraits of Mary Queen of Scots and James VI., circulated by their adherents in England, 1580-3. Fac-similes Op Anglo-saxon Manuscripts. Photozincographed, by Command of Her Majesty, upon the recommendation of the Master of the Rolls, by the Director-General of the Ordnance Survey, Lieut.-General J. Cameron, R.E., C.B., F.R.S., and edited by W. Basevi Sanders, Assistant Keeper of Her Majesty's Records. Part I. Price 21. 10s.
The Anglo-Saxon MSS. represented in this volume form the earlier portions of the collection of archives belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, and consist of a series of 25 charters, deeds, and wills, commencing with a record of proceedings at tho first Synodal Council of Clovestho in 742, and terminating with the first part of a tripartite cheirograph, whereby Thurston conveyed to the Church of Canterbury land at Wimbish in Essex, in 1049, the sixth year of the reign of Edward the Confessor. Fac-similes Op Anglo-saxon Manuscripts. Photozincographed, by Command of Her Majesty, npon the recommendation of the Master of the Rolls, by the Director-general of the Ordnance Survey, Major-General A. Cooke, R.E., C.B., and collected and edited by W. Basevi Sanders, Assistant Keeper of Her Majesty's Records. Part II. Price 31. 10s.
(Also, separately. Edward the Confessor's Charter. Pricc 2s.)
The originals of the Fac-similes contained in this volume belong to the Deans and Chapters of Westminster, Exeter, Wells, Winchester, and Worcester; the Marquis of Bath, the Earl of Ilehester, Winchester College, Her Majesty's Public Record Office, Bodleian Library, Somersetshire Archaeological and National History Society's Museum in Taunton Castle, and William Salt Library at Stafford. They consist of charters and other documents granted by, or during the reigns of, Baldred, jEthelred, Offa, and Burgred, Kings of Mercia; Uhtred of the Huiecas, Ceadwalla and Ini of Wessex; .flSthelwulf, Eadward the EMer, jEthelstan, Eadinund the First, Eadred, Eadwig, Eadgar, Eadward the Second, JEthelred the Second, Cnut, Eadward the Confessor, and William tho Conqueror, embracing altogether a period of nearly four hundred years. Fac-similes Op Anglo-saxon Manuscripts. Photozincographed, by Command of Her Majesty, npon the recommendation of the Master of the Rolls, by the Director-General of the Ordnance Survey, Colonel B-. H. Stotherd, R.E., C.B., and collected and edited by W. Basevi Sanders, Assistant Keeper of Her Majesty's Records. Part III. Price 6/. 6s.
This volume contains fac-similes of the Ashburnham collection of Anglo-Saxon Charters, &c, including King Alfred's Will. The MSS. represented in it, range from A.D. 697 to A.D. 1161, being charters, wills, deeds, and reports of Synodal transactions during the reigns of Kings Wihtred of Kent, Offa, Eardwnlf, Coenwnlf, Cuthred, Beornwulf, JEthelwulf, jElfred, Eadward the Elder, Eadmund, Eadred, Queen Eadgifu, and Kings Eadgar, .Sthelred the Second, Cnut, Henry the First, and Henry the Second. In addition to these are two belonging to the Marquis of Anglesey, one of them being tho Foundation Charter of Burton Abbey by iEthelred the Second with the testament of its great benefactor Wulfric.
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