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An Account of the Most Important Public Records of Great Britain, and the Publications of the Record Commissioners (Paperback) Loot Price: R465
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An Account of the Most Important Public Records of Great Britain, and the Publications of the Record Commissioners (Paperback)

Charles Purton Cooper

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 Excerpt: ...transcript. The scribe has followed his original in the most scrupulous and exact manner; and has evidently copied all its contractions, as well as its words. This appears from the following circumstance: the writer seems to have kept his eye constantly on his exemplar; and to have corrected his work, word by word, as he proceeded. Hence it often happens that in writing a contracted word, if, on immediate examination, he found he had put in one letter too much or too little, he instantly ran his pen through the word, and wrote the proper contraction after it, in the same line; not ahove it, as he must have done had he waited to collate his transcript with the original when his work was finished. While such a transcript remains, it is a subject of comparatively little regret diat the autograph is lost; as many reasons might be adduced to render it very probable that this is a faithful copy of the original Boldon Book. From this Manuscript the published copy was taken. The various readings in the margin were taken from the transcript of the copy in the Bishop's Auditor's Office at Durham, collated as above mentioned with that in the library of the Dean and Chapter. This Record is, on several accounts, of great importance. 1. It is a valuable supplement to Domesday Book, supplying a material defect in that Record. 2. It is of great importance to the see and palatinate of Durham, as it is frequently appealed to, and has been admitted as evidence in trials at law, on the part of succeeding bishops, to ascertain their property and seignorial rights. 3. It serves to cast light on ancient tenures, customs, manners, and services. 4. It contains many words which are not found in Du Cange, nor any of his continuators; the meaning of which, from their connection with o...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: Charles Purton Cooper
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 148
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-64095-7
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Library & information sciences
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LSN: 1-150-64095-2
Barcode: 9781150640957

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