¶ Grímur Jónsson Thorkelín — De Danorum (1815)

December 18, 2014

19th cent.

Grímur Jónsson Thorkelín. De Danorum rebus gestis secul. III & IV : Poëma danicum dialecto anglo-saxonica. Copenhagen: T. E. Rangel, 1815.

The first edition of Beowulf with extensive manuscript annotations by the Rev. John Josias Conybeare.

Provenance: J. J. Conybeare. — W. D. Conybeare. — Conybeare sale, Sotheby, 7 December 1857, lot 205 (sold to Boone for 13s.). — Boone. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 277 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 4s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Whitney Bolton. — British Library (Add. Ms. 71716).

Digital version: HathiTrust.


Sotheby 1898:

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