On this day – The Kelmscott Beowulf
The tale of Beowulf [done out of the Old English tongue by William Morris and A.J. Wyatt.] was issued
#OnThisDay in 1895.
Cambridge University Library holds not only two of the published copies, but also the proof-sheets of the work, with manuscripts notes and corrections by William Morris and A.J. Wyatt [classmark Sel.3.231].
They will be one of the star items of the spectacular free exhibition, Lines of Thought, opening on March 11, and of the free iPad app produced by the Library giving readers the chance to interact with digitised copies of six of the most revolutionary texts held in its collections.