Old English Lapidary

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The so-called Old English Lapidary (Cotton Tiberius A.iii) is a 10th or 11th century Old English lapidary, a translation of older Latin glosses on the precious stones mentioned in the Book of Revelation.

References[edit]

  • Peter Kitson, 'Lapidary traditions in Anglo-Saxon England: part I, the background; the Old English Lapidary' in: Anglo-Saxon England, vol. 7, eds. Martin Biddle, Julian Brown, Peter Clemoes, Cambridge University Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-521-03864-5, 9-60.
  • Joan Evans and Mary Sidney Serjeantsen (eds.), English Mediaeval Lapidaries, Early English Text Society Original Series 190, 1933 (reprinted 1999), ISBN 0-85991-925-0.
  • Robert Max Garrett, Precious stones in old English literature (1909)[1]