The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark R.2.5
Manuscript Title

John Batteley, Antiquitates S. Edmundi Burgi

Alternative Title

John Batteley, Antiquitates S. Edmundi Burgi

James Number 505
Century 17th18th
Physical Description

Written in a large clear hand (the author's autograph?). Vellum wrapper.


Formerly in the Phillipps Collection (no. 13251): sold at the Phillipps sale at Sotheby's in 1895 (lot 1068).

Size (cm) 32.5 x 21.5
Folio 88 ff. written.
Material Paper
Language English
IIIF Manifest URL
Online Since 10/03/2017


Antiquitates S. Edmundi Burgi, by John Battely, D.D., Archdeacon of Canterbury (d. 1708).
There is no title. The work goes down to 1267, ending with an extract from Matthew Paris.

It was printed in 1745 together with the Antiquitates Rutupinae of the same writer in a volume entitled Batteleii Opera Posthuma. The MS. begins and ends as does the printed text (pp. 1-114), but does not contain the appendix (pp. 115-164), nor the Plates.

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