Beowulf: Eds. prin., Copenhagen, 1815; London, 1837

        The Icelandic scholar, Grimur Thorkelin, who had transcribed the entire poem in 1786 and 1787, published the first printed edition in 1815.  This was followed by John M. Kemble's London edition in 1837.  The Goucher Library's copy of Thorkelin's 1815 edition came to us in the James Wilson Bright Collection, the teaching editions of the famous Johns Hopkins philologist.  The Johns Hopkins University Library holds copies of several incomplete editions of Kemble's edition.

Title De Danorum rebus gestis secul. III & IV. PoŰma danicum dialecto anglo-saxonica. Ex bibliotheca Cottoniana Musaei britannici / edidit versione lat. et indicibus auxit Grim. Johnson Thorkelin ..
Publication Info. HavniŠ : typis T. E. Rangel, 1815
Edition First edition
 Special Collections  826.1 B48    LIB USE ONLY
Uniform Title Beowulf
Description xx, 299, [5] p. ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index
Anglo-Saxon and Latin in parallel columns
Purchase; James Wilson Bright; 1926; 41425
Add. Contributors Thorkelin, GrÝmur Jˇnsson, 1752-1829
Bright, James Wilson, 1852-1926. Former owner.
James Wilson Bright Collection