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Detailed record for Egerton 2263

Title Collection of 42 facsimiles of manuscript pages copied by J. O. Westwood
Origin Various
Date Copied in 1873
Language Various
Script Various
Decoration Facsimiles in ink and often colours of manuscripts in Oxford, Cambridge, Dublin, Durham, Lichfield, Milan, Leyden, Utrecht, Stockholm, St. Gall, and Abbeville.
Dimensions in mm Various
Official foliation Unfoliated
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house
Provenance John Obadiah Westwood (b 1805, d. 1893), entomologist and palaeographer: his signature after the list of the facsimiles dated November 1873; purchased from him in November 1873 by the British Museum using the Bridgewater fund (12,000 bequeathed in 1829 by Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829).
Notes A list of the facsimiles is at the beginning of the manuscript.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1853-1875 (London: British Museum, 1877), no. Eg. 2263.


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