Great Domesday Book

Title:
Great Domesday Book
Library:
National Archives, formerly Public Record Office, in Kew
Language:
Latin
City:
LONDON, Great Britain.
Shelf Mark:
n/a?
Origin:
Great Britain
Dimensions:
413 pages --
Date Description:
1086
Content:
"The Domesday Book is a great land survey from 1086, commissioned by William the Conqueror to assess the extent of the land and resources being owned in England at the time, and the extent of the taxes he could raise. The information collected was recorded by hand in two huge books, in the space of around a year." -- 13,418 places in what was then England are listed -- "The Domesday survey covered all of England as it existed in 1086, which included a small part of what is now Wales, some of Cumbria, but excluded the present day Northumbria. The entries for some major towns at the time like the important Winchester and London failed to make it into the book." (Information from The Domesday Book Online)
Illuminations:
No
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize DA 190 .D7 D65 1986 Non-Circulating (several boxes)
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
"Library edition" -- The facsimile is a full-color facsimile made by continuous-tone offset lithography from the disbound original. The translation is taken from the Victoria history of the counties of England. "Facsimile folios arranged in fifty-three separate gatherings in the manner of the original manuscript."
Publication Date:
1986
Place of Publication:
London, Great Britain
Publisher:
Alecto Historical Editions
Notes:
Facsimiles, 2 cases; Translations, 2 cases; Maps, 1 case; Indices, 1 case
Type of Text:
administrative, geographical, historical, legal, secular