The book – one of only 230 believed to still exist - had lain undisturbed in library at Saint-Omer for 200 years
The book – one of only 230 believed to still exist - had lain undisturbed in the library at Saint-Omer in the north of France for 200 years.
Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier was searching for books to use in a planned exhibition of “Anglo-Saxon” authors when he stumbled across the 1623 tome in September.
Cordonnier, a librarian, said that at first he had no idea that the battered book in his hands was a treasure.
C.K.Stead tells me we have one here in Auckland, in the Grey Collection.