FORBES-LEITH, WILLIAM [ED.]. The Life of Saint Cuthbert. Prior of Mailros and Bishop of Lindisfarme by a Monk of Lindisfarne Abbey. Written Anonymously about the Eays A.D. 700. With Forty-Five Full-Page Illuminations from the Lawson MS. End of Twelfth Century.Edinburgh., Printed for Private Circulation [Printers Scott & Ferguson]., 1888.. Original publisher’s cream vellum spine, red cloth-covered boards, gilt title spine, small 4to: gilt highlighted colour lithographic frontispiece, preface, xij, 43pp., pp., 44 other gilt highlighted colour lithographic plates, prologue & introductory chapters on life of Cuthbert [before & during the monastry – Farne – as bishop of Lindisfarne – miracles – death], footnotes, descriptions frontispiece & plates, table of contents. Very fine copy – very scarce.
William Forbes-Leith (1833-1921) (editor).
This life of Saint Cuthbert was written anonymously about the year A.D. 700. Edited by W. Forbes-Leith, S.J., F.S.A. Scot. [Edinburgh: printed for private circulation 1888]. This very ancient and anonymous life of St. Cuthbert was written by the desire of Bishop Edfrid and the Monks of Lindisfarne between A.D.698, when Edfrid became Bishop, and 705, the year of Aldfrid’s death, who is spoken of as the reigning sovereign.
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