1788 Will of Alfred the Great England Anglo-Saxon Oxford Thomas Astle Commentary

ALFRED, the Great

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Alfred the Great was one of the most powerful and influential English kings of medieval Great Britain. King of Wessex in the 9th-century, Alfred is best remembered for his military victories over Viking hoards, his development of traditional war strategies, and restructuring the English military defense tactics.

 

Alfred’s will has long been an important document to determining the family history and royal relationships of King Alfred.

 

This 1788 Oxford edition was published by Clarendon and includes both the English and traditional Anglo-Saxon English in parallel. It also includes Thomas Astle’s commentary. According to Simon Keynes, Thomas Astle’s version was monumental convincing Oxford to even publish an edition of ‘The Will of King Alfred’.

 

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1788 Will of Alfred the Great England Anglo-Saxon Oxford Thomas Astle Commentary

 

Alfred the Great was one of the most powerful and influential English kings of medieval Great Britain. King of Wessex in the 9th-century, Alfred is best remembered for his military victories over Viking hoards, his development of traditional war strategies, and restructuring the English military defense tactics.

 

Alfred’s will has long been an important document to determining the family history and royal relationships of King Alfred.

 

This 1788 Oxford edition was published by Clarendon and includes both the English and traditional Anglo-Saxon English in parallel. It also includes Thomas Astle’s commentary. According to Simon Keynes, Thomas Astle’s version was monumental convincing Oxford to even publish an edition of ‘The Will of King Alfred’.

 

Item number: #11078

Price: $950

 

ALFRED, the Great

 

The Will of King Alfred.

 

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1788. 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • iii, [1], 51
  • References: Allibone I, 50; Simon Keynes, Cult of King Alfred the Great;
  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Motto: “CREDUNT QUOD VIDENT”
    • The literal arms themselves belonged to one Sir Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Baronet of Minto however the armorial bookplate was likely passed down and used by his grandson the esteemed Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto.
      • Sir Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Baronet of Minto (c.  1693 – 1766) was a Scottish lawyer, politician, and judge from Minto in the Scottish Borders. From 1763 until his death 3 years later, he was Lord Justice Clerk, the second most senior judge in Scotland.
      • Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto, PC, FRSE (1751 – 1814), known as Sir Gilbert Elliott between 1777 and 1797 and as The Lord Minto from 1797, was a Scottish diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1776 and 1795. He was viceroy of the short-lived Anglo-Corsican Kingdom from 1793 to 1796 and went on to become Governor-General of India between 1807 and 1813.
      • In 1776 Minto entered Parliament as an independent Whig MP for Morpeth. He became very friendly with Edmund Burke, whom he helped in the attack on Warren Hastings and Sir Elijah Impey.
    • Language: English / Old-English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~11.25in X 9.25in (29cm x 23.5cm)
    • Very rare and desirable

 

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Categories

Military & War

European History

Authors

ALFRED, the Great

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete