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1 Aers, David CHAUCER, LANGLAND AND THE CREATIVE IMAGINATION
Routledge,an Imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd 1980 071000351X / 9780710003515 Hardcover Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Dustjacket is protected in mylar. Dustjacket has some shelfwear and rubbing. DJ is price-clipped. Book has some crumpling to boards. ; Aers aims at a literary, critical response which moves from close reading of particular texts (notably Piers Plowman and Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and the Canterbury Tales) to the relevant contexts, social, theological, ecclesiastical. The reader is thus able to return to the texts with an enriched and sharpened understanding of his world, and an increased appreciation of the literature at the heart of this book. ; 248 pages 
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2 Ayto, John & Alexandra Barratt (Eds) AELRED OF RIEVAULX'S DE INSTITUTIONE INCLUSARUM Two English Versions
Early English Text Society 1984 0197222897 / 9780197222898 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Early English Text Society No. 287; 233 pages; Two English versions of Aelred of Rievaulx's treatise on the ordering of the external and inner life of an anchoress, De Instututione Inclusarum, edited by John Ayto and Alexandra Barratt; includes critical introduction, select bibliography, note on the texts, notes, glossary. 
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3 Baker, Donald C. & John L. Murphy & Louis B. Hall Jr. THE LATE MEDIEVAL RELIGIOUS PLAYS [THE DIGBY PLAYS] Of Bodleian MSS Digby 133 and E Museo 160
Early English Text Society 1982 0197222854 / 9780197222850 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light bumping to bottom corners else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 283; 394 pages; Once owned by the Catholic and Royalist bibliophile Sir Kenelm Digby (1603–1665) , this manuscript was among those Digby gave to Oxford University's Bodleian Library in 1634. Hence Bodleian Library MS Digby 133 lends its name to an eclectic group of religious plays that makes up one of two important late medieval dramatic anthologies (the other is the Macro Plays). 
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4 Barney, Stephen A. CHAUCER'S TROILUS Essays in Criticism
Archon Books 1980 0208018220 / 9780208018229 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Contents include: 17 Essays: George Lyman Kittredge ("On the 'Troilus'" from Seven Types of Ambiguity) ; C. S. Lewis ("What Chaucer Really Did to 'Il Filostrato'") others including: Morton W. Bloomfield; E. Talbot Donaldson, Norman Davis, John Leyerle, and many others. ; 323 pages 
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5 Barney, Stephen A. CHAUCER'S TROILUS Essays in Criticism
Archon Books 1980 0208018220 / 9780208018229 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Dustjacket is protected in mylar and taped down to book. ; Contents include: 17 Essays: George Lyman Kittredge ("On the 'Troilus'" from Seven Types of Ambiguity) ; C. S. Lewis ("What Chaucer Really Did to 'Il Filostrato'") others including: Morton W. Bloomfield; E. Talbot Donaldson, Norman Davis, John Leyerle, and many others. ; 323 pages 
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6 Barnum, Patricia Heath DIVES AND PAUPER [3 VOLUME SET] Volume I, Part 1; Volume I, Part 2 & Volume II
Early English Text Society 1980 0197222773 / 9780197222775 Hardcover Near Fine 
Vol I.1: light rubbing to DJ has caused some colour loss. Small tear to top of DJ (1 cm). Light edgewear. VG. Book has very light shelfwear NF. Vol I.2: very light shelfwear NF. No DJ. Vol. II: Fine in Fine DJ. ; Vol I.1: ISBN: 0197222773, 1976, 359 pp. Vol I.2: ISBN: 019722282x, 1980, 331 pp & Volume II: ISBN: 0197223265, 2004, 451 pp; Early English Text Society No. 275, No. 280 & No. 323; 337 pages; Dives and Pauper is an encyclopaedic prose commentary on the ten commandments, cast as a dialogue between a wealthy layman and his instructor, a poor priest, perhaps a mendicant friar. It was composed in the early fifteenth century and addresses theological debates of the turbulent period of English church history with unusual directness and compendiousness. It has long attracted attention from historians of the period and often been quoted. This concluding volume presents a full historical discussion of its context and authorship, while the extensive explanatory notes and glossary make the many references in the text to church authorities, canon law and language accessible. The first two volumes were published by the Early English Text Society as Original Series 275 (1976) and 288 (1980). This final volume has been long- and eagerly-awaited. 
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7 Barratt, Alexandra (Ed. ) & (Dame Eleanor Hull) THE SEVEN PSALMS: A COMMENTARY ON THE PENITENTIAL PSALMS Translated from French Into English by Dame Eleanor Hull
Early English Text Society 1995 0197223095 / 9780197223093 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light bump to top of spine else Fine. DJ has very light shelfwear. ; Early English Text Society No. 307; 368 pages; This is the first edition of a translation into English of an Old French Commentary on the Penitential Psalms, made in the fifteenth century by Dame Eleanor Hull, wife of Sir John Hull, a retainer of John of Gaunt. Eleanor Hull was a devout laywoman, lady-in-waiting to the second wife of Henry IV, who spent some of her life in Sopwell Priory, a house of Benedictine nuns attached to St. Albans Abbey. She is the first woman to have made translations into English whose name is known, and about whom there is any information. In addition to the commentary on the penitential psalms, she translated a collection of prayers and meditations. Dame Hull is a significant figure in English literary history, who has remained virtually unknown until now. 
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8 Benson, C. David CRITICAL ESSAYS ON CHAUCER'S TROILUS AND CRISEYDE AND HIS MAJOR EARLY POEMS
University of Toronto Press 1991 0802069371 / 9780802069375 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Softcover book has been rebound as hardcover. ; 0.5 x 9.25 x 6.25 Inches; 246 pages; This collection is a companion volume to that edited by Malcolm Andrew on "The Canterbury Tales", and the selection of articles and extracts is governed by the same criteria. This collection is designed as a provision for students of medieval literature. There has been no new collection in paperback of important and representative criticism of "Troilus" and the minor poems since the early 1960s. This collection shows how Chaucer criticism has developed in this century, especially over the last 25 years, and demonstrates the range of methodologies used. 
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9 Benson, Larry Dean (ed.) KING ARTHUR'S DEATH The Middle English Stanzaic Morte Arthur and Alliterative Morte Arthure
Bobbs-Merrill Company 1974 0672610108 / 9780672610103 Softcover Very Good 
Wraps have rubbing and minor soiling. Book has bumping to top of spine. Former owner's plate on ffep & inscription "reviewed for English Studies". Former owner's plate on ffep & inscription "reviewed for English Studies". Former owner's plate on ffep & inscription "reviewed for English Studies".; Commentary and glossary are in English. Text in Middle English. ; The Library of Literature; 257 pages 
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10 Bethurum, Dorothy CRITICAL APPROACHES TO MEDIEVAL LITERATURE Selected English Institute Papers, 1958-1959
Columbia University Press 1960 0231024177 / 9780231024174 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Bumping to spine ends. ; Third Printing 1965. Includes Patristic Exegesis in the Criticism of Medieval Literature by E. Talbot Donaldson, R. E. Kaske and Charles Donahue; Folklore Myth and Ritual by Francis Lee Utley; Classical Fable and English Poetry in the Fourteenth Century by Richard H. Green; and Chaucer and Dante by Howard Schless. ; Essays of the English Institute Series; 8.25 x 0.75 x 6 Inches; 171 pages 
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11 Biggs, B. J. H. (Ed. ) THE IMITATION OF CHRIST The First English Translation of the 'Imitatio Christi'
Early English Text Society 1997 0197223125 / 9780197223123 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to DJ else Fine. ; Early English Text Society No. 309; 338 pages; The Imitatio Christi, probably written by Thomas a Kempis in the 1420s, has become one of the most popular texts of Christian devotion. This new edition of its first English translation, made in the mid-fifteenth century, includes an introduction, explanatory notes, and a glossary. 
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12 Blayney, M S A FAMILIAR DIALOGUE OF THE FRIEND AND THE FELLOW
Early English Text Society 1989 0197222978 / 9780197222973 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Early English Text Society No. 295; 68 pages; This is a new critical edition of A Famylyer Dyaloge of the Freende and the Felaw, a late 15th-century translation of the Latin work Dialogus familiaris amici et sodalis (c. 1425) by Alain Chartier. The prose work forcefully laments the ruinous conditions in France brought about by the corruption and vices of the rulers, army, and common people in the early 15th century. 
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13 Blayney, Margaret S. (Ed. ) FIFTEENTH CENTURY TRANSLATIONS OF ALAIN CHARTIER'S LE TRAITÉ DE L'ESPERANCE AND LE QUADRILOGUE INVECTIF [TWO VOLUME SET] Volume I: Text & Volume II: Introduction, Notes and Glossary
Early English Text Society 1973 0197222838 / 9780197222836 Hardcover Near Fine 
Vol. I: book has Bump to base of spine NF. DJ spine is lightly discolored with rubbing (with colour loss) VG. Vol; Vol I: 1973, 264 pp ISBN: 019722722; Vol II: 1980, 260 pp ISBN: 0197222838 ; Early English Text Society No. 270 & No. 281; Three Fifteenth-century English translations of the prose works of Alain Chartier honoured by the rhetoricians as the 'father of French eloquence' are edited here for the first time. 
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14 Borroff, Marie SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT A Stylistic and Metrical Study.
Yale University Press & Shoe String Press Inc. 1963 0208013814 / 9780208013811 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Former owner's name on ffep. Light bumping to top corners. Minor shelfwear. Light tanning to pages. ; Yale Studies in English.; 295 pages 
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15 Bowers, John M. THE POLITICS OF PEARL Court Poetry in the Age of Richard II
D. S. Brewer 2000 0859915999 / 9780859915991 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. 'Write-off' has been stamped to top of textblock. Book appears unread. Very light shelfwear. ; 0.63 x 9.21 x 6.14 Inches; 264 pages; This is an entirely new and original reading of 'Pearl', placing the anonymous masterpiece in the context of the Cheshire coterie that flourished at the court of Richard II during the 1390s. The brilliance of its poetic construction has long been acknowledged, but here 'Pearl' is also shown to engage with the social, religious and political events of the late fourteenth century. The poem's defense of infant baptism is seen as countering Lollard criticism of the sacraments, its retelling of the Parable of the Vineyard as offering scriptural support to the aims of the Statute of Labourers. The poem's dazzling representation of aristocratic magnificence - jewelled crowns, gem-embroidered gowns, livery badges, civic processions, and monumental architecture - studied in this context, relates to the spectacular royal culture of one of England's most ambitious monarchs. The courtly elegy offered consolation after the death of Anne of Bohemia, while its vision of a royal child-bride figured in the intense national debate over the king's prospective marriage to the six-year-old Isabelle of France. Richard II's fall from power brought to an end not simply Cheshire privilege, but also a poetic tradition that produced some of the finest works of English literature, most notably 'Pearl' and 'Gawain and the Green Knight'. 
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16 Bowers, John M. & TEAMS (Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages) THE CANTERBURY TALES Fifteenth-Century Continuations and Additions: Lydgate's Prologue to the Siege of Thebes, Ploughman's Tale, Cook's Tale, Beryn
Medieval Institute Publications 1992 1879288230 / 9781879288232 Softcover Very Good+ 
Spine is sunned. ; TEAMS Middle English Texts; 10.25 x 0.75 x 7.25 Inches; 200 pages 
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17 Brook, G. L. & R. F. Leslie (Eds. ) LAYAMON [lazamon]: BRUT Volume II: Text (Lines 8021-End). Edited from British Museum MS. Cotton Caligula A. IX and British Museum MS. Cotton Otho C. XIII
Early English Text Society 1978 019722279X / 9780197222799 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Light bump to top corners. Very light shelfwear. ; Brut (ca. 1190) is a Middle English poem compiled and recast by the English priest Layamon. It is named for Britain's mythical founder, Brutus of Troy. It is contained in the MS. Cotton Caligula A ix, written in the first quarter of the 13th century, and in the Cotton Otho C xiii, about fifty years later (though in this edition it is shorter). Both exist in the British Museum. The Brut is 16,095 lines long and narrates the history of Britain. It is largely based on the Anglo-Norman Roman de Brut by Wace, which is in turn inspired by Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, though is longer than both and includes an enlarged section on the life and exploits of King Arthur. The rhyming style is the alliterative verse line style commonly used in Middle English poetry. ; Early English Text Society No. 277; Vol. 2; 436 pages 
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18 Brown, Carleton (edit). CHAUCER The Pardoner's Tale
Oxford Clarendon Press 1958 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A couple of pages have pencil notes and underlinings. ; Michael Ondaatje has signed the title page -- his university copy from 1964. Michael Ondaatje, author of "The English Patient". ; 63 pages 
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19 Burton, T. L. (Ed. ) SIDRAK AND BOKKUS [2 VOLUME SET] A Parallel-Text Edition from Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 559, and British Library, MS Lansdowne 793. Volume I: Introduction, Prologue, and Books I-II; Volume II: Books III-IV Commentary, Appendices, Glossary, Index.
Early English Text Society 1998 019722315X / 9780197223154 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Vol I: Fine in NF DJ. Vol II: one corner bumped else Fine. NF in NF DJ. ; Vol 1: ISBN: 019722315X, 1998, 443 pp & Vol 2: ISBN: 0197223168, 1999, 444-941 pp. ; Early English Text Society No. 311 & No. 312; 941 pages; This is a previously unpublished fifteenth-century book of knowledge, written in verse in question-and-answer form and enclosed in a framing adventure story. The English version is adopted from an Old French source. It covers a wide range of topics and is of interest as an index of popular beliefs in the Middle Ages. Volume I includes an introduction. Volume II contains the remainder of the text, explanatory notes, and a glossary. 
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20 Bühler, Curt F (Ed. ) THE EPISTLE OF OTHEA Translated from the French Text of Christine De Pisan by Stephen Scrope
Early English Text Society 1970 0197222633 / 9780197222638 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Hard bump to front bottom corner that has extended to first few pages. DJ has some edgewear with a couple of small closed tears. DJ has rubbing in places (with some colour loss). ; Early English Text Society No. 264; 273 pages 
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